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CITY OF SURPRISE

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

12425 West Bell Road, Suite D-100

Surprise, Arizona 85374

 

January 17, 2006

 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Call to Order:

 

Chairman Ken Senft called the Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Surprise City Hall, 12425 West Bell Road, Suite D100, Surprise, Arizona 85374, on Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

 

Roll Call:

 

In attendance with Chairman Ken Senft were Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall, Commissioners Skip Hall, Antonio Segarra, Lyn Truitt, and Fred Watts.  Commissioner Jan Blair was absent.

 

Staff Present:

 

City Attorney Scott McCoy; Community Development Director LaTonya Finch; Planning Manager Scott Chesney; City Planner Adam Copeland; City Planner Gary Norris; City Planner Janice See; and Planning and Zoning Commission Secretary Carol Dager.

 

Council Members Present:  None

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

Approval of Minutes:  The minutes of the December 20, 2005 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations:   None

 

                                                              NEW BUSINESS:                                                              

 

·        Item 1:  RZ05-282 – Consideration and Action – Bendalin Farms Industrial Commerce Park

 

Planner Janice See presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of RZ05-282, Bendalin Farms Industrial Commerce Park, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘d.’

 

Richard Counts, Community Sciences Group, representing the owners of the property, provided a brief overview of the project, noting that the development is projected to include quality employment opportunities.   He mentioned that a neighborhood outreach meeting was held and that he answered many of the neighbors’ concerns.  He also noted that 84 Lumber has purchased property at the site.

 

In response to Commissioner Segarra, Mr. Counts pointed out the location of the lumber company, explaining that there will be a limited retail outlet, as well as a manufacturing facility at this site.  

 

Mr. Chesney explained that it is the intention of the developer in partnership with the City  to market the site as a high-quality business park.  The PAD overlay provides flexibility in design for the future uses of the land. 

 

In response to Commissioner Watts, Mr. Counts indicated that they do expect to participate in traffic improvements on Dysart.  Vice Chairman Nachtigall suggested that Dysart Road should be widened. 

 

Commissioner Truitt mentioned that reclaimed water be used for any intense landscaping for this project. 

 

In response to Commissioner Hall, David Brunning, 84 Lumber, noted that using the railroad will reduce truck traffic.  In response to Chairman Senft, Mr. Brunning explained that most traffic will occur early in the morning for deliveries to customer sites.  He pointed out that the business is primarily a wholesale rather than a retail operation and they do not anticipate heavy traffic during the day. 

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.  

 

Marie Ray, El Mirage resident, voiced her concerns about the following:

 

§         Types of industry that will be developing in the area.

§         Noise.

§         How the uses will impact property values of the homes.

§         Dysart and Waddell intersection.

 

Patrick Bridges, Surprise resident, voiced his concerns as follows:

 

§         Impacting value of homes.

§         Suggested providing incentives for corporate companies.

§         Dysart and Waddell intersection.

 

Hearing no further comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve RZ05-282, Bendalin Farms Industrial Commerce Park, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘d.’   Vice Chairman Nachtigall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 2:  PAD05-281 – Consideration and Action – Surprise Foothills

 

Planner Gary Norris presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PAD05-281, Surprise Foothills, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘m.’

 

Paul Gilbert, Beus Gilbert, representing KB Homes, provided a brief summary of the project, noting that Surprise Foothills is one of eight large developments in the area.

 

Bill Vitech, Senior Vice President and Land Planner, EDAW, presented a more in-depth overview of the project.

 

Mr. Gilbert commented that he would be willing to work with the City Attorney in the future to modify stipulation I.

 

Other changes were made to the following stipulations:

 

Stipulation H:             At the time of platting, access will need to be at ¼ mile intervals.

Also each parcel will be required to have a minimum of two remote

access points.

 

Stipulation M: Prior to the approval of any final plat, the developer shall enter into

                                    an agreement with the Wickenburg School District that addresses

                                    the impact of the development on the school district.

 

In response to Commissioner Truitt, Mr. Gilbert explained that one school will be built during the first phase of development and the developer will work with the school district on the site for a second school. 

 

There was some discussion regarding leapfrog development and the obligation of the developers to provide public safety to their residents because of developing outside the City’s area.  Mr. Gilbert suggested that all developers should share in establishing public safety for the area.  City Attorney McCoy noted the cooperation of the development community in the SPA3 planning area, explaining that the developers have agreed to provide the initial phase of a wastewater reclamation facility at no cost to the City.  This action will set a precedent for working together in the future to ensure that the public safety issues are addressed.

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.   Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve PAD05-281, Surprise Foothills, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘m’ as amended.  Commissioner Hall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 3:  PP05-415 – Consideration and Action – Desert Oasis Phase 1 Lancer

 

Planner Gary Norris presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PP05-415, Desert Oasis Phase 1 Lancer, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘m.’

 

Stephen Anderson, representing Centex Homes, provided a brief summary of the project.

 

Director Finch addressed the questions posed by Vice Chairman Nachtigall, explaining that various changes were made to the design of the project to ensure compliance with the code. 

 

In response to Commissioner Truitt, Mary Ratliff, Centex Homes, answered some questions noting that 10 acres have been donated to the Nadaburg School District.  City Attorney McCoy added that there is a development agreement with the developer that indicates that they are only required to work with Nadaburg School District.  However, the Commission may encourage the developer to work with the Dysart School District. 

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.   Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall made a motion to approve PP05-415, Desert Oasis Phase 1 Lancer, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘m.’  Commissioner Hall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 4:  SP05-260 – Consideration and Action – Marley Park Plaza

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of SP05-260, Marley Park Plaza, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘t.’

 

Shelly McTee, Biskind, Hunt, and McTee, representing Marley Park, provided some historical information about Marley Park.

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.   Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve SP05-260, Marley Park Plaza, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘t.’   Commissioner Watts seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

 

                                                      OPEN CALL TO PUBLIC:                                                     

 

Chairman Ken Senft called to the public to discuss any issues not noted on the agenda.  There was no one in the audience that approached the Commission with any issue for discussion.

 

                                                  CURRENT EVENTS REPORT:                                                

 

Director Finch announced her resignation.  Commissioners extended appreciation for her leadership and hard work on behalf of the Commission and the City.

 

             CONSIDERATION AND ACTION TO HOLD AN EXECUTIVE SESSION:            

 

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.

 

There was no request made to call for an executive session.

 

                                                              ADJOURNMENT:                                                            

 

Hearing no further business, Chairman Ken Senft adjourned the regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 9:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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Scott Chesney,  Planning Manager

For LaTonya Finch

Community Development Director

 

 

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Chairman Ken Senft

Planning and Zoning Commission