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CITY OF SURPRISE

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

12425 West Bell Road, Suite D-100

Surprise, Arizona 85374

 

June 20, 2006

 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Call to Order:

 

Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall called the Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting to order at 7 p.m. at the Surprise City Hall, 12425 West Bell Road, Suite D100, Surprise, Arizona 85374, on Tuesday, June 20, 2006.

 

Roll Call:

 

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

 

Staff Present:

 

Chris Schmaltz representing Interim City Attorney Andrew McGuire; City Deputy Attorney George Riemer; City Planner Nicole Green-Catten; City Planner Adam Copeland; City Planning Technician Lance Ferrell; Planning & Community Development Director Scott Chesney; and Planning and Zoning Commission Secretary Carol Dager.

 

Council Members Present: 

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

Approval of Minutes:  The minutes of the June 6, 2006 Planning and Zoning Commission meetings were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations:   Scott Chesney announced the resignation of Ken Senft, noting that City Council members will interview applicants and the City Council will make a selection of a new commissioner within 60 days.

 

Mr. Chesney introduced Dennis Dorch, senior planner who oversees the current planning process, and provided a brief overview of his employment background.

 

                                                              NEW BUSINESS:                                                               

 

·        Item 1:  PAD06-045 – Consideration and Action – Asante North

 

Planner Dennis Dorch presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PAD06-045, Asante North, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘s.’

 

Jeff Blilie, representing Lennar, pointed out that Asante North will be one of Lennar’s premier master planned communities. He noted that a park will extend the entire length of the project, buffering the railroad tracks and will be maintained by the HOA.  He also identified the commercial and school (five elementary) sites, explaining that the project is in both the Dysart and Nadaburg school districts.  He mentioned that Lennar is currently working on the first sewer treatment plant in SPA2.  Access will be a challenge for this project; Lennar is working with ADOT to construct an interchange at Jomax and Grand. 

 

Mr. Blilie next addressed the revised stipulations that were recently discussed with staff. 

 

     Stipulation J:  will be removed.

 

     Stipulation K: change to read:

            Applicant will work to provide access at the quarter-mile points.

 

     Stipulation P:  change to read:

To the highest degree practicable, roadway orientation shall conform to the MAG

ASPA manual.

 

     Stipulation R:  change to read:

 

The Surprise Fire Department requires access from 179th, so an alternative removing the segment of that roadway from Jomax to Patton, and replacing it with additional capacity elsewhere, is not viable. 

 

Therefore the only alternative is to split the roadway, putting the northbound lanes on the Desert Oasis side of the wash and the southbound lanes on the Asante North side of the wash.  These split lanes will be rejoined at Patton and Jomax adjoining the structures necessary to cross the wash at those two east/west arterials.   Asante North shall construct, or fund construction of structures necessary to accommodate the geometrics of these split intersections along their segments of Patton and Jomax Roads within the property limits of Asante North. 

 

Stipulations will be renumbered in the staff report to accommodate removing Stipulation J.

 

Commissioner Truitt spoke briefly about the helicopter tour arranged by Lennar for Commissioners to view the Asante North project.  He and Vice Chairman Nachtigall accepted the invitation for this tour.  Items covered during the tour: archeology, washes, 200-foot buffer zones, and mounding and fencing as a visual buffer from the railroad tracks.   

 

In response to Commissioner Hall, Mr. Blilie replied that while preparing the development agreement, they tried to identify certain regional improvements needed and how to finance them. 

 

In response to Commissioner Segarra, Mr. Blilie stressed that the golf course is conceptual at this time and doesn’t feel that it will cause too much of a problem with future potential buyers in the area.

 

Director Chesney added that the developer will be required to present a detailed site plan before continuing with the development process.  At this meeting, the Commission is only approving the overall zoning.

 

In response to Commissioner Watts, Mr. Blilie indicated that the project is comparable to others in the area when referring to its densities, noting that Z lots are being considered in the project. 

 

Responding to Commissioner Blair, Mr. Blilie explained that the City Council will consider the annexation of the property on July 13, 2006. 

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Vice Chairman Nachtigall closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve PAD06-045, Asante North, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘s’ as amended.   Commissioner Blair seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

·        Item 2:  CUP06-002 – Consideration and Action – Firestone Tires

 

Director Chesney mentioned that two letters have been received in the Planning Department from residents of Happy Trails who oppose this project.

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP06-002, Firestone Tires, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘j.’

 

To ease the concern regarding the overall appearance of the service bays, Commissioner Hall suggested the following stipulation be added.

 

    Stipulation K:  Applicant will work with staff to enhance the architecture of the service bays.

 

In response to Commissioner Blair, Director Chesney provided the times of operation indicating that it is a 7-day-a-week operation.

 

Responding to concerns of surrounding residents, Commissioner Truitt noted that there is 400-foot buffer from the neighbors.

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment. 

 

Annette Maricos, Surprise resident, voiced her concern about which portion of the building would be facing the street.  Mr. Copeland explained that the front of the building will be facing Bell Road.

 

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

 

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve CUP06-002, Firestone Tires, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘j,’ as amended.   Commissioner Watts seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 5 ayes and 1 no (Blair).

 

 

 

 

·        Item 3:  CUP06-056 – Consideration and Action – Taco Bell

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP06-056, Taco Bell, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Vice Chairman Nachtigall closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve CUP06-056, Taco Bell, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’  Commissioner Hall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

·        Item 4:  CUP06-005 – Consideration and Action – Marley Park Plaza Master Sign Program

 

Planning Technician Lance Ferrell presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP06-005, Marley Park Plaza Master Sign Program, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’

 

Commissioner Truitt voiced his concern about plants impairing the view of the sign from drivers.

 

In response to Commissioner Hall, Shelly McTee, representing applicant, explained that repairs to all signs will be required to be completed in a timely manner. 

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Vice Chairman Nachtigall closed the public hearing.

 

Director Chesney pointed out that a change is required to the stipulations on the staff report: 

 

Stipulation A:  The date mentioned in the stipulation should read May 4, 2006. 

 

Commissioner Blair made a motion to approve CUP06-005, Marley Park Plaza Master Sign Program, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h’ as amended.   Commissioner Hall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

·        Item 5:  SP05-320 – Consideration and Action – Chase Bank

 

Planner Nicole Green-Catten presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of SP05-320, Chase Bank, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Vice Chairman Nachtigall closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve SP05-320, Chase Bank, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’  Commissioner Blair seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

 

 

·        Item 6:  RS05-274 – Consideration and Action – Dale Lane Acres

 

Planning Technician Lance Ferrell presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of RS05-274, Dale Lane Acres, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘i.’

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Vice Chairman Nachtigall closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Watts made a motion to approve RS05-274, Dale Lane Acres, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘i.’  Commissioner Blair seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

                                                      OPEN CALL TO PUBLIC:                                                     

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall called to the public to discuss any issues not noted on the agenda.  Hearing no comments from the public, Vice Chairman Nachtigall closed the public hearing.

 

                                                  CURRENT EVENTS REPORT:                                                

 

Commissioner Watts suggested that a presentation be scheduled on the goals of an SPA as the SPA is built out. 

 

             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.

 

No request was made to call for an executive session.

 

                                                              ADJOURNMENT:                                                             

 

Hearing no further business, Vice Chairman Nachtigall adjourned the regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 8:23 p.m.

 

 

 

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Scott R. Chesney, Director

Planning & Community Development Department

 

 

 

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Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall

Planning and Zoning Commission