County of Manatee, Florida

Population (Year): 412703  (2021)

The County of Manatee faces several key infrastructure challenges, including maintaining and upgrading its transportation infrastructure, addressing stormwater management and flood protection issues, ensuring reliable and sustainable water supply and treatment infrastructure, upgrading public facilities such as parks, community centers, and libraries, and managing the impacts of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods. Additionally, the county must balance the need for infrastructure improvements with the cost of these projects, while also ensuring that residents and businesses have access to safe and reliable infrastructure services that support economic growth and quality of life in the community. The county also faces challenges in providing affordable housing, addressing homelessness, promoting economic development and job growth, and managing growth and development in a sustainable manner, particularly in the face of increasing population and urbanization pressures.

County of Manatee

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Rocky Bluff Library Expansion


“One of three Library projects in the Infrastructure Sales Tax (IST), this request is to expand the
facility up to 8,000 square feet to the north of the teen and children’s area. The expansion is needed
to accommodate tremendous growth in the north part of the county. Project elements included;
replacement heating, ventilation (Cafe area) and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, a friend’s
meeting room, youth STEAM lab, exterior windows and doors to allow natural light to enter the
building and enhancements to the technology area. The project uses both Library Impact Fees and
IST funds.”



Not Started


Peninsula Bay Boat Ramp


Construction of a boat ramp and associated amenities.



Not Started


New Animal Shelter – Animal Services


“A new facility will be designed and built to fully maximize space, staff, volunteers and the animal
population. With state of the art facilities, animals can be cared for properly. A new facility will be
inviting to the public, bringing in more foot traffic, volunteers and potential adopters. The location
will be in east Bradenton. The continuing growth of the volunteer program and better facilities to
rehab and socialize animals will lead to higher adoption rates. New and improved medical facilities
will increase sick and injured animal recovery.”



Not Started


63rd Ave E at 9th St E


Add turn lane(s).



Not Started


51st St W from 21st Ave W to Cortez Rd


“Reconstruct an existing two lane road to include standard lane widths, pedestrian & bicycle
facilities, and lighting.”



Not Started

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  1. A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
  2. The projects ranked in order of preference
  3. The plan for financing the projects
  4. A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
  5. Justification for the project
  6. Explanation of expenses for the project
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