CITY OF SURPRISE
AND ZONING COMMISSION WORKSHOP
Northwest Regional Library
North Bullard Avenue
Surprise, AZ 85374
September 20, 2005
Call to Order:
Randy Nachtigall called the Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop Meeting
to order at 5:26 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library, 16089 North Bullard Avenue, Surprise,
on Tuesday, September 20, 2005.
with Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall, were Commissioners Jan Blair, Skip Hall,
Antonio Segarra, and Lyn Truitt.
Chairman Ken Senft and Commissioner Fred Watts were absent.
Zoning Manager Scott Chesney; City
Planner Adam Copeland; City
Planner Gary Norris; and Planning
and Zoning Division Secretary Carol Dager.
Foro was present.
Surprise Ranch Planned Area Development
Mike Curley, applicant, provided a general overview of the project,
which is a 200-acre parcel west of Grand
Avenue subject to numerous developers’
interest. This project is one and
one-half miles from Austin Ranch. He
pointed out that because of previous experiences, the City mandated that
developers should solve the infrastructure problems associated with the
PAD. He explained that the developer
has addressed all issues and specifically talked about the resolutions for
the Fire Department concerns.
In response to Commissioner Truitt, Mr. Curley replied that they are
agreeable to the school district general stipulation.
Mr. Curley also explained that the developers will ensure that the
wash is developed.
In response to Commissioner Hall, Mr. Curley pointed out that there is
a traffic impact study, noting that the access to the site will be 195th Avenue,
Deer Valley Drive
to Grand Avenue,
and Sun Valley Parkway.
Mr. Curley indicated that there are no 404 washes running through the
property. He explained that they will
need to channelize the wash and raise the pads, which would remove the area
from the floodplain.
In response to Commissioner Blair, Mr. Curley replied that the buffer
zone distance is one and one-half to two miles.
In response to Commissioner Hall, Mr. Curley explained that there are
plans for a recreational area on the eastside of the dam.
PAD05-175 – Burke Property Planned Area Development
Jeff Blilie, applicant, briefly discussed the Burke Property PAD, noting
that it consists of 150 acres located west of Grand Avenue surrounded on all sides by
the Austin Ranch project. The General
Plan land use classification for the property is medium and low density
residential, with no commercial projects planned within the project. There is a large wash running through the
property, with a large buffer designed for each side of it.
Mr. Blilie also noted the existing roads that are already in the area,
explaining that there is no access on the south side of the property. He mentioned that a bridge will be provided
over the wash.
Commissioner Hall asked about putting power lines underground and it
was determined that it depends on the size of the existing power lines as to
whether they would be buried underground.
Next, there was some discussion regarding the sewer system in the area
and Director Finch emphasized that the City is aggressively working on
expediting the sewer facilities for this area.
Vice Chairman Nachtigall questioned the emergency access, which was
pointed out to be located between Parcels F and H.
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3), the Planning
and Zoning Commission may go into executive session with the City Attorney
for legal advice on any item listed on the agenda.
further business, Vice Chairman Nachtigall adjourned the Planning and Zoning
Commission workshop meeting of Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 5:50 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission