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A map showing the potential location for Peninsula Bay

The Manatee County Planning Commission last week voted to approve zoning changes to 358.5 acres north of Cortez Road W. in order to allow for the development of a mixed-use project that will include 1,950 residential units, 90,000 square feet of commercial space, storage space for 200 boats and a boat ramp and marina basin. The development, dubbed Peninsula Bay, will include a trail system offering access to the bay, the marina and a 60-acre internal lake, and the property will include 16 acres of parks, trails and native uplands, plus pocket parks. "The vision for Peninsula Bay is an eco-friendly waterfront fishing village and resort, building on the character of the Cortez community while integrating new vacation and living options," according to a project summary.