Conceptual Hospital Rendering

North River Ranch Health-Oriented Development

2 min read /

Jesse Mendoza, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

May 23, 2022

Manatee County commissioners approved several major development projects in the Parrish area that clear the path for the construction of a new hospital and a village center.

The projects will include a mixture of residential housing, commercial and office space, and an assisted living facility at North River Ranch, which is under development by Neal Land & Neighborhoods in Parrish.

Conceptual Hospital Rendering

A conceptual rendering of a 150-bed hospital that was approved for development at Thursday’s land use meeting. Design is not final.

New hospital, village center coming to North River Ranch in Parrish

Conceptual Village Center Site Plan North River Ranch

A conceptual plan for a Village Center slated to be built at the Villages of Amazon South, which is a part of North River Ranch community in Parrish. It includes plans for a mix of residential space, multifamily housing, retail and office space, as well as a 150-bed hospital and a senior living facility.

Commissioners approved a slew of changes to the Villages of Amazon South, which is a 1,032-acre project part of John Neal’s massive North River Ranch development in Parrish.

Two phases of the project are residential lots, but Neal Land and Neighborhoods also envision a walkable village center, said Katie LaBarr, a project planner with Stantec, representing the company.

Commissioners unanimously approved zoning changes on a 50-acre parcel from residential to mixed-use to allow construction of a six-story 150-bed hospital and 125,000 square feet of medical office space. The parcel is located about a half-mile north of Moccasin Wallow Road on US 301.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit