Parrish Village Neighborhood Action Plan
A meeting was held in November regarding the Neighborhood Action Plan with our Commissioner
At-Large Carol Whitmore. Xavier Colon presented to the PCA December Board Meeting the following
requested updates on the current projects included in 2020-2025 adopted CIP budget:
Parrish Community Park - Estimated Completion 02-2022
Parrish Community Park - $10,717, 591 Project #6105800 - Design start: 1/1/2021 End 5/31/2022 Construction start: 8/1/2021 End 2/28/2022.
Plan Design, and construct a park to include band shelter, landscape setting, parking electrical outlets, and a restroom(Similar to Ft. Hamer) for festival tent spacing, general landscape upgrades. Project Mgr. Tom Yarger.
Parrish Village Force Main - Estimated 06-2021
Erie Rd. E/W phase - Estimated Completion 06-2021
Erie Rd N/S phase - Estimated Completion 12-2024
Erie Rd/US 301 Realignment - Estimated Completion 12/2023
121st Ave E Improvements - Estimated Completion 12-2022
Mocassin Wallow Phase 1 - Est. Completion 12-2023
EMS Base Station - Est. Completion 09-2023
Progress is being made with the FDOT and Manatee County.
The County has designated land on the new part of Fort Hamer for a community park. FDOT
owns land that joins the county property which they would be willing to swap with the county for
another piece of land in the county. The PCA requested an update on the FDOT land swap giving
the planned community park more acreage. Staff from the County will gather the information and
an answer, then inform the PCA.
Land Swap for Parrish Community Park Update!
Transportation Plan and Sewer Plan
Parrish Village Proposed Transportation Plan that goes with the Neighborhood Action Plan (NAP)
The PCA also reiterated their desires for a Transportation Plan and Sewage Plan. The transportation plan would affect traffic patterns in the Parrish Village Area. The PCA has been requesting a sewage system for many years for business and residents to connect to. They also expressed their desire for a connector road to be installed to run East to West from Ft Hamer Extension to US 301.
New Temporary Soccer Fields At Buffalo Creek Park
The PCA has been working with the county to get more sports fields for community use. The North Manatee Soccer Organization has had to turn children away due to lack of space. With the New United Methodist Church building under construction and the massive growth in the area, we just don't have enough fields. The PCA President Gretchen Fowler reached out to the Parks Department with the help of former Commissioner Priscilla Trace. A plan was made to utilize existing land as an internal project to make two more soccer fields.
The original thought was for the temporary fields to be on the county-owned land for the future Parrish Park site. The PCA agreed to partner with the county to provide temporary facilities. With the continued support of our current Commissioner James Satcher, it was decided to utilize other county-owned land using in-house resources. We now have two new soccer fields at Buffalo Creek Park providing opportunities for more children to stay and play locally. North Manatee Soccer is also working with a local land-owner to establish a public-private partnership for even more needed soccer fields. More to come!