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Planning & Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, October 2, 2001
12425 W. Bell Road, Suite D-100
Surprise AZ 85374
7:00pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Bails called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

II. ROLL CALL:

MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Martha Bails, Vice Chairman Dan Morris, Commissioner Ken Senft, Commissioner Bob Gonzales, Commissioner Tony Segarra, Commissioner Lyn Truitt, Commissioner Jan Blair.

STAFF PRESENT: Deputy City Attorney Jeff Blilie, Community Development Director Phil Testa, Planner Grant Penland, Administrative Assistant Jenifer O’Melia.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of the September 18, 2001 regular meeting were approved on a motion made by Vice Chairman Morris and seconded by Commissioner Gonzales.

IV. WITHDRAWALS AND CONTINUANCES:

V. NEW BUSINESS:

A-1. Consideration and action on Application SP01-73
Robert Briggs of TEBO L.L.C., on behalf of Sun City Awning & Patio, property owner is requesting consideration and action on a Site Plan for an office/showroom, located at 12723 W. Grand Avenue.  (Sun City Awning & Patio)  (Staff Recommendation – Approval)

Planner Penland made a presentation for Application SP01-73.

Commissioner Senft wanted to know what kind of materials will be stored on the site and where will they be stored.

SPEAKER: Robert Briggs, replied that the materials will consist of aluminum sections covered in foam and then stuccoed and it will be stored in the back storage area inside and excess material will be stored outside. The outside storage is fully enclosed with a six-foot wall.

Vice Chairman Morris had concerns with the architecture of the building. He stated that the building is just a box and the four sides of the building are not consistent and the building needs more detail. He also had concerns with the parking spaces leaving no room for overhang because of the columns on the front of the building.

SPEAKER: Robert Briggs stated the front of the building is the only elevation that people will see from the street. The front of the building represents the product that they sale. Also they can make the cornice around the building bigger and they will connect the corners together. He stated they could switch the parking around to have the walkway for handicap space leading directly to the front door.

Commissioner Gonzales wanted to know how tall the building is and how far it will be from Market Street. He would like the back of the building enhanced so that the residents of off Market Street will have a nicer view of the building.

SPEAKER: Robert Briggs stated the building is approximately 20-feet tall and is approximately 90-feet from the building to the sidewalk. He replied that they will address with the banding that goes all the way around the building and break it up.

Chairman Bails opened the hearing to the public. There were no questions or comments from the public. Chairman Bails closed the hearing to the public.

Vice Chairman Morris made a motion to approve Application SP01-73, subject to stipulations a – o attached hereto as Exhibit A. Commissioner Senft seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays

B-1. Public Hearing – Application FP01-80
Richard Schwartz of Stanley Consultants Inc., on behalf of Del Webb Home Construction Inc., property owner is requesting consideration and action on a Final Plat for a residential subdivision, located south of Clearview Boulevard in Sun City Grand.  (The Reserve @ Sun City Grand)

Planner Penland made a presentation for Application FP01-80.

Chairman Bails opened the hearing to the public. There were no questions or comments from the public. Chairman Bails closed the hearing to the public.

B-2. Consideration and action on Application FP01-80
Richard Schwartz of Stanley Consultants Inc., on behalf of Del Webb Home Construction Inc., property owner is requesting consideration and action on a Final Plat for a residential subdivision.  (Staff Recommendation – Approval)

Commissioner Blair made a motion to approve Application FP01-80, subject to stipulations a – g attached hereto as Exhibit B. Vice Chairman Morris seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays

VI. COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Deputy City Attorney Blilie stated that when there is a call to the public that any comments that are made by the public are to be directed to staff and there should be no discussion at all on those items. There can be no action or discussion because the items are not on the agenda. The items can be put on the next agenda if staff is directed to do so.

VII. REPORT FROM PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT:

City Deputy Attorney Blilie stated this item is used only to inform of future meetings.

Community Development Director Testsa stated that October 9, 2001 there is the General Plan Amendment meeting at Kingswood Park Elementary School.

VIII. REPORT FROM PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION:

City Deputy Attorney Blilie stated this item is a report from the chair on current events only.

Chairman Bails stated that if a commissioner wants to discuss something they can call staff and have it put on the agenda. She also stated that there is a meeting on October16, 2001 at Del Webb, but they will be out of the meeting in time for the Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled that night.

IX. ADJOURNMENT:

There was no further business. On a motion duly made and seconded. Chairman Bails declared the meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M.

Martha G. Bails, Chairman
Planning and Zoning Commission

Philip A. Testa, Director
Community Development