Commercial uses in planning on SR 64 east of I-75

Marketing Information 9.15

EAST MANATEE — A proposal to build a Taco Bell and another fast food restaurant will likely bring more dining options to State Road 64 east of Interstate 75.

Development plans submitted to Manatee County late last month show the restaurants are planned for construction across the street from Haile Middle School at 9500 SR 64. According to that development application, the two restaurants would share a parking lot and would be accessed via an existing road apron built directly across from School House Drive.

The development application shows the proposed Taco Bell housed in a 2,450-square-foot building. A second, 3,600-square-foot building planned for the property is designated as a yet-unnamed fast food restaurant. The businesses are expected to add retail services to the Heritage Harbour and Upper Manatee River Road area.

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$2M sale indicates growing Manatee industrial market

WHITFIELD — A local property investor who purchased 7.5 acres fronting U.S. Highway 301 at Whitfield Avenue early this month has consolidated lands that could become part of a growing light industrial warehouse district near the Manatee-Sarasota county line.

Andrew Goodman, a Sarasota resident who controls multiple business interests, paid $2 million on Nov. 2 for the acreage at 2580 Whitfield Ave. The property is adjacent to and directly north of 12.7 acres he already owns along U.S. 301.

Although he is not certain about the property’s future, Goodman said it is likely that he will position it for industrial warehouse development.

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