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August 26, 2015
PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF MEETING
A quorum being present at Centerville City Hall, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah. The meeting of the Centerville City Planning Commission was called to order at 7:15 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
OPENING COMMENT/LEGISLATIVE PRAYER Commissioner Kjar
MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL
The minutes of the Planning Commission meeting held July 8, 2015 were reviewed and amended. Commissioner Ince made a motion to approve the minutes as amended. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hirst and passed by unanimous vote (6-0). Commissioner Kjar abstained as he was not present at this meeting.
The minutes of the Planning Commission meeting held July 22, 2015 were reviewed and amended. Commissioner Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes as amended. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hirst and passed by unanimous vote (4-0). Commissioners Hirst, Kjar, and Merrill abstained as they were not present at this meeting.
PUBLIC HEARING | MARK L. NELSON DENTAL BLDG | 782 W. PARRISH LN - Consider proposed Conceptual Site Plan for the Mark L. Nelson Dental Building on property located at 782 West Parrish Lane (Island Parcel - North of Iggy’s), for the purpose of constructing a new office building. Brett Kearney, JZW Architects, Agent.
Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, reported the applicant desires to build a new office building, to be used as a dental office, on the island parcel adjacent to Iggy’s Sports Grill. The applicant has submitted an application for a conceptual site plan approval. The proposed use is permitted in the Commercial-Very High Zone and the proposed use and layout are supported by the General Plan.
Mr. Toponce reviewed the site plan explaining the unique aspects of this site. The proposed building meets the necessary development standards including setbacks and street frontage requirements. The applicant proposes a 2-story building with a maximum 5,000 square foot total (will require an amendment to the Development Agreement). This drop in square footage will allow for additional parking, which is already tight on the lot. The parking requirements can be met with the already established shared parking with Iggy’s and the MTC across the street. The applicant will be required to submit a final landscaping plan, a final screening plan, and all necessary signage applications. The proposed site is located within the Parrish Lane Gateway and design standards are applicable. The proposed site plan includes the necessary architecture, articulation, and public amenities. Staff strongly encourages the applicant to emphasize any area that may attract pedestrians to their establishment by using stamped-colored concrete, enhanced landscaping, and benches. The applicant will be required to properly grade and drain the site per the City Engineer’s approval. The proposed water feature is an appropriate enhancement to the site and additional details will be required during the final site plan approval process. The City Engineer is requesting curbing as part of the parking configuration to ensure parking stalls are appropriately designated. The applicant will be required to submit a lighting plan including parking lot lights, and a streetscape plan including an undulating berm along Market Place Drive.
The Commission discussed the parking arrangements including the shared parking agreement and concerns regarding parking stops to ensure there is no thru traffic. Concerns were also raised about cars backing into drive lanes. The Commission also discussed the possibility of including additional landscaping instead of parking stops. Mr. Snyder explained the proposed parking configuration is different than what currently exists. The applicant is leasing these parking spaces from Iggy’s and will need to request any changes from Iggy’s. He said the parking stops will control thru traffic and that additional landscaping is not likely. He also said the proposed configuration will provide a greater backing distance for vehicles than what currently exists.
Lisa Romney, City Attorney, explained the island parcel was originally part of a Redevelopment Agency (RDA) project and there are several governing documents that apply to this site. This applicant will be required to seek approval from the RDA for this proposed development. In addition, all governing documents will need to be amended and agreed upon. She said the RDA will also complete the necessary steps to review and approve the applicants request to diminish the maximum square footage for the building from 6,000 to 5,000.
Brett Kearney, applicant, addressed the issue of parked vehicles backing into traffic lanes. He said the proposed design actually reduces that risk from what is currently provided.
Chair Hirschi opened the public hearing. Seeing no one wishing to speak; he closed the public hearing.
Commissioner Merrill made a motion for the Planning Commission to accept the conceptual site plan for the Mark L. Nelson Dental Office, to be located at 782 West Parrish Lane, and render the following directives:
Reasons for the Action:
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hayman and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (7-0).
PUBLIC HEARING | LEGACY TRAIL APARTMENTS | 1250 W & PARRISH - Consider amending the Planned Development Overlay Approval and Conceptual Plan for the Legacy Trail Apartments Development on property located at 1250 West & Parrish Lane, for the purpose of allowing an alternative commercial architectural design. Fred Hale, Applicant.
Cory Snyder, Community Development Director, reported the applicant desires to amend the approved project’s architectural design scheme and add an alternative commercial design for the Legacy Trail PDO Master Conceptual Plan. The proposed design change would allow the commercial buildings to utilize a flat-roof design to accommodate roof-mounted equipment and to allow the use of heavy timber design features. Lot 1 previously received conceptual plan acceptance with a directive to apply for an amendment to allow for the proposed building design (i.e. flat roof and heavy timber elements) for the Maverik Store. If the amendment is approved, such design would also be available for commercial buildings on Lots 2 & 3.
Fred Hale, applicant, said the pitched roof design will remain for all residential buildings. He said Maverik proposed the flat roof in order to allow for equipment storage. He said the proposed building design for the Maverik is very nice and includes the pitched roof design for the entry and eyebrows of the building.
The Commission discussed the pros and cons of a pitched-roof vs. flat-roof design. The Commission discussed that the birds-eye view from the Parrish Lane overpass will be able to see the roof-mounted equipment but agreed this may be better than equipment placed around the building where cars and pedestrians also share space. Some Commissioners agreed that both designs are acceptable and therefore flexibility is the best option.
Chair Hirschi opened the public hearing. Seeing no one wishing to speak; he closed the public hearing.
Chair Hirschi made a motion for the Planning Commission to recommend to the City Council approval of the petition to amend the Legacy Trails Development’s PDO Approval, as follows:
1. The Alternative Commercial Design Plan Concepts are:
Reasons for the Action:
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Johnson and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (7-0).
TRI-CITY POLARIS | 461 SOUTH FRONTAGE ROAD - Consider proposed Final Site Plan amending the site plan approval for Tri-City Polaris on property located at 461 South 800 West, for the purpose of a new fenced yard. Bob Mason, Mason Family Partnership, Applicant.
Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, reported the applicant previously received conceptual site plan acceptance from the Planning Commission. The proposed project includes an amendment of the Tri-City parcel for an off-road vehicle display just east of the existing building. Approval of this amendment will end an enforcement found on the unapproved parcel south of the existing building. The lot with the existing structure and the lot to the east for the new display area will be combined to have one parcel ID number. Mr. Toponce reviewed the conceptual site plan conditions of approval. It appears all zoning standards for development have been addressed and satisfied. The applicant will be responsible for any future public improvements. The applicant is required to post a bond for all public improvements, storm drainage, and landscaping. A deferral agreement will be created in order to allow the completion of the required landscaping and the curb and gutter after the culvert has been constructed. This agreement shall be created by the City Attorney, with a time frame determined by the City Engineer and Public Works Director of the culvert construction.
Lisa Romney, City Attorney, suggested a 30-day time frame for combining and recording the two (2) lots. She explained the deferral agreement will be reviewed and approved by the City Council and said it may be a good idea to have this agreement recorded also.
Bob Mason, applicant, said current storage will be cleared and this portion of the site will be used for display of product.
Commissioner Johnson made a motion for the Planning Commission approve the amended final site plan for the Tri-City property located at 461 South 800 West, with the following conditions:
Reasons for Action:
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kjar and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (7-0).
Chair Hirschi made a motion to amend condition #2 as follows:
2. The applicant shall combine the east and west lot at the Davis County Recorder’s Office to create one parcel. This information shall be submitted to City staff within 30 days of this
The motion to amend was seconded by Commissioner Hirst and passed by unanimous vote (7-0).
Chair Hirschi called for a vote on the motion as amended. The motion passed with a unanimous roll-call vote (7-0).
PUBLIC HEARING | PORTER WALTON TOWNHOMES | 564 W PORTER LN - Consider proposed Conceptual Subdivision for the Porter Walton Townhomes Planned Residential Unit Development on property located at 564 West Porter Lane, for the purpose of platting the approved multi-family project. Taylor Spendlove, Applicant
Cory Snyder, Community Development Director, reported the City recently approved a 46-unit multi-family townhome style community with one (1) existing single-family home. The applicant is now seeking a conversion of the project into a Planned Unit Development (PUD) subdivision to allow each dwelling unit to be purchased and owned by future residents of this community. The applicant has submitted a “Conceptual Subdivision” application for review by the Planning Commission. This conceptual review is the first step of a three-phase process. Mr. Snyder reviewed the proposed subdivision layout explaining the private space, common spaces, driveways, roadways, and private use areas. The proposed subdivision plan is consistent with the expectation of the General Plan for this neighborhood. A PUD is to be in harmony with the applicable neighborhood plan and with applicable design standards. The applicant will be required to prepare and record related conditions, covenants, and restrictions (i.e., CC&Rs).
The Commission raised some ownership and maintenance concerns. Chair Hirschi said it seems each unit can be individually owned but there is a common wall between units. He questioned how this is resolved. He also asked how the front yard and driveway areas will be maintained as they are listed as limited common space. Commissioner Johnson said the rear yards are listed as limited common space and are fully fenced. He questioned if these spaces are maintained by the individual homeowner or the Homeowner Association.
Mr. Snyder said when the units are constructed the building inspector will likely require a fire wall construction on both sides of the common wall since they will be individually owned units. This is a higher standard because of the individual ownership. He said all maintenance concerns will be called out in the CC&Rs.
Chair Hirschi opened the public hearing.
Heather Strasser said the single-family home is still a problem for this development as it does not fit. This home should be dealt with the same as the entire development and should be limited common space. She said the neighborhood is frustrated because this was rezoned for an assisted living center and not for a multi-family development.
Marti Money said the property for the single-family home is so large it could be converted or subdivided in the future to create additional units. This would raise the density for the development and decrease common open space. She said there needs to be a contingency plan for this property. She said the single-family home should be eliminated and the common open space increased. She said the “mansion” is a misfit and will be a burden to the Homeowners Association and the development as a whole. She also expressed concerns with the road access to the single-family home. She said it is as if the “mansion” is marooned behind the development and has more than its fair share.
Laura Dudley agreed the “mansion” needs a contingency plan. She said it is not likely this site will ever sell and the developer will be looking to use that space differently in the future. She does not want to see additional units built that will raise the already high density level. She asked for clarification on the gate between this property and the Home Depot property to the north. Will residents be allowed to use the gate? She also raised concern with the lack of guest parking within the development.
Charles Granere said he rents a nearby home on Mr. David Bell’s property to the west of this site. He has two (2) special needs children and is concerned for their safety during construction. He said he is also concerned the property on which he resides is part of this development. He said he has not been properly informed. He is concerned with the amount of traffic and the intensity of this development. He said he moved to this particular location because it was rural nature which is the best fit for his children. He said he has an access road to his home and is concerned it could be cut off during construction.
Chair Hirschi closed the public hearing.
Mr. Snyder explained this property was rezoned to Residential-Medium (R-M) and with that zone comes several use options including both an assisted living center and multi-family development, among others. The City debated all these issues during the rezone and was aware of the possible uses within the R-M Zone. He said the City prefers single-family development whether it is a misfit or mistake. The City’s legislative body has always favored single-family development and many of the Zoning Code and the General Plan policies are written in favor of such development, no matter the location. He explained the site plan represents limited common space in two (2) different ways on the site map. There is limited common and limited common with public utilities. This is why the driveway space appears different on the site plan (driveways have utilities within them), but both are limited common. Mr. Snyder also said Mr. David Bell’s property is not part of this development but that Mr. Bell has been actively discussing future options for his property with the City.
Taylor Spendlove said the rear yard of the existing single-family home is private, will be maintained by that private property owner and is not calculated into the common open space requirement for the development as a whole. If the single-family rear yard were calculated into the common open space then the development would exceed the 40% open space requirement. He said the fence and gate located between this development and the Home Depot belongs to the Home Depot. In fact, the Home Depot owns an additional 50-feet beyond the gate to the property line for this development. He said they have no ability to move or change the gate and fence. It is not on Brighton Homes Property. He said the single-family home will be part of the Homeowners Association and will be assessed fees accordingly. He too explained Mr. Bell’s property to the west is not part of this project and Brighton Homes has no intention of purchasing Mr. Bells property now or in the future. He said it is not likely the single-family home could ever be subdivide because the underlying zone would not allow it.
Commissioner Merrill made a motion for the Planning Commission to accept the Conceptual Subdivision Plat for the proposed Porter Walton Townhomes Development, located at approximately 564 West Porter Lane, subject to the following:
1. The applicant shall prepare and submit a preliminary subdivision plat and associated construction drawings, as outlined in Chapter 15-3, Preliminary Plat of the Municipal Code.
Reasons for the Action:
The motion was seconded by Chair Hirschi and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (6-0). Commissioner Ince abstained from voting.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR’S REPORT
1. The next Planning Commission meeting will be Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 p.m.