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Planning & Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, November 6, 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 Bob Gonzales, Commissioner Ken Senft, Commissioner Tony Segarra, Commissioner Lyn Truitt, Commissioner Jan Blair.

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

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of the October 2, 2001 and the October 16, 2001 regular meeting were both approved.

IV. WITHDRAWALS AND CONTINUANCES:

A-1. Consideration and action on Application PAD01-12
Gary Claybaugh of Landmark Engineering, Inc. on behalf of Bell Road 187 Limited Partnership, property owner is requesting consideration and action on rezoning certain parcels of property to Planned Area Development for a residential subdivision to be known as Bell Pointe I.  (Bell Pointe I)  (Tabled)

Commissioner Morris made a motion to table Application PAD01-12. Commissioner Blair seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays

B-1. Consideration and action on Application PAD01-13
Gary Claybaugh of Landmark Engineering, Inc. on behalf of Kerry Rose, property owner is requesting consideration and action on rezoning certain parcels of property to Planned Area Development for a residential subdivision to be known as Bell Pointe II.  (Bell Pointe II)  (Tabled)

Vice Chairman Morris made a motion to continue Application PAD01-13. Commissioner Truitt seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays

V. NEW BUSINESS:

A-1. Public Hearing – Application PP01-98
Richard Schwartz of Stanley Consultants, Inc. on behalf of Del Webb Home Construction Inc., property owner is requesting consideration and action on a Preliminary Plat for a subdivision to be known as Sun City Grand – Patagonia, located west of Estrella Highway (SR 303) and south of and including Clearview Boulevard.  (Sun City Grand – Patagonia)

Planner Penland made a presentation for Application PP01-98.

Vice Chairman Morris had a concern in regards to their being no green spaces in the cul-de-sacs. He feels it will soften the cul-de-sacs.

SPEAKER: Charlie Enoch, 40839 Capital Way, Del Webb, the cul-de-sacs meet the requirements of the PAD and the engineering requirements. There might be problems with the turning radius because of the islands. He stated that they don’t have the islands because they are adjacent to walls and there is not much visibility into the cul-de-sacs.

Vice Chairman Morris stated the radius of the cul-de-sac would not be impaired by the island in the middle. He stated that he is trying to limit the amount of asphalt and help the environment.

SPEAKER: Charlie Enoch replied the turning movement for the residents is one problem.

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

A-2. Consideration and action on Application PP01-98
Richard Schwartz of Stanley Consultants, Inc. on behalf of Del Webb Home Construction Inc., property owner is requesting consideration and action on a Preliminary Plat for a subdivision to be known as Sun City Grand – Patagonia.  (Staff Recommendation - Approval)

Vice Chairman Morris made a motion of recommendation to approve Application PP01-98, subject to stipulations a – j attached hereto as Exhibit A. Commissioner Truitt seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays.

B-1. – Public Hearing – Application – PAD01-96
Gary Claybaugh of Landmark Engineering, Inc. on behalf of WF Butler Investments, property owner is requesting consideration and action on rezoning certain parcels of property to Planned Area Development for a commercial subdivision to be known as Desert Cove Commercial Park, consisting of approximately 95 acres, located at the northeast corner of Peoria Avenue and Litchfield Road.  (Desert Cove Commercial Park)

Planner Penland made a presentation for Application PAD01-96.

SPEAKER: Gary Claybaugh 7310 W. 16th Street, Landmark Engineering, made a presentation for Application PAD 01-96. He stated this project is good quality and has flexibility. He also stated there are existing private water and sewer lines.

Commissioner Segarra stated his concerns in regards to correct uses for the C-1 and C-2 zoning. He stated schools are allowed in those zonings but it’s not a proper use.

Planner Penland stated that those types of uses may be conditionally permitted, but staff would not bring those uses forward with approval.

Vice Chairman Morris had concerns with how the monument works with the site. He feels that the whole thing does not look thought out.

SPEAKER: Gary Claybaugh replied the intent behind it is to be more decorative and dramatic entrance.

Community Development Director Testa stated that commission is only approving the zoning changes. He stated that the commission would be able to approve the signage when the final development comes forward or as each phase comes in front of the commission.

Vice Chairman Morris added a stipulation that the signage must come before the Planning and Zoning commission.

Commissioner Gonzales wanted to know what the width of Dysart Road and Peoria Avenue.

Planner Penland stated that it is 110 feet right-of-way.

SPEAKER: Gary Claybaugh stated that Peoria is 80 feet total and the applicant will dedicate an additional 15 feet on each side to make it a total of 110 feet.

Commissioner Senft wanted to know in the 2020 General Plan what this property is designated as.

Planner Penland replied that it is designated employment.

Commissioner Blair wanted to know if in addition to the trees being used as a buffer, is there also going to be six-foot walls?

SPEAKER: Gary Claybaugh replied that the uses of the walls are more for flexibility to separate different parcels.

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 PAD01-96
Gary Claybaugh of Landmark Engineering, Inc. on behalf of WF Butler Investments, property owner is requesting consideration and action on rezoning certain parcels of property to Planned Area Development for a commercial subdivision to be known as Desert Cove Commercial Park.  (Staff Recommendation - Approval)

Commissioner Truitt made a motion for recommendation to approve Application PAD01-96, subject to stipulations a – g attached hereto as Exhibit B. Vice Chairman Morris seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays.

C-1. Consideration and action on Application SP01-81
David Franklin of Franklin Architects, on behalf of Grace Community Church, property owner is requesting consideration and action on a Site Plan for a church, located south of Mountain View and west of Shadow Mountain in Sun City Grand.  (Grace Community Church)  (Staff Recommendation – Approval)

Planner Atkins made a presentation for application SP01-81.

Commissioner Morris had concerns in regards to the retention basin and how they are going to control the dust. He also had a concern regarding the eave line of the building being a little thin in comparison to the building.

SPEAKER: Dave Franklin, 2332 N. Freemont, stated that dust control would be taken care of with decomposed granite. They will have landscaping in the retention area. He stated there is a three foot overhang on the roof, which is larger than most, and they are trying to get a lot of shade.

Commissioner Truitt had concerns regarding the placement of the dumpster. He would like to see it further away from the residential homes.

SPEAKER: Dave Franklin replied that he tried to place it where the public could not see it easily. He stated that they will work with staff on changing the placement of the dumpster.

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.

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve Application SP01-81, subject to stipulations a – j attached hereto as Exhibit C.

Commissioner Senft seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays

D-1. Public Hearing – Application RZ01-91
Pete Chalupsky of Community Development Partners on behalf of Richard M. Shelbrack ETAL, property owner, is requesting a rezone from C-2 (Community Commercial) to R-3 (Multi Family Residential) for purposes of operation of a senior housing facility, located at the northwest corner of El Mirage Road and Bola Drive.  (Quilceda Villa Senior Housing)

D-2. Consideration and action on Application RZ01-91
Pete Chalupsky of Community Development Partners on behalf of Richard M. Shelbrack ETAL, property owner, is requesting a rezone from C-2 (Community Commercial) to R-3 (Multi Family Residential) for purposes of operation of a senior housing facility.  (Staff Recommendation – Approval)

Commissioner Senft made a motion to continue Application RZ01-91 to December 4, 2001. Commissioner Truitt seconded the motion.

Motion passed. 7 Yeas and 0 Nays.

VI. OPEN CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

(Note: During this time members of the public may address the commission on any items not on the agenda. At the conclusion of the open call, commissioners may respond to criticism, may ask staff to review the matter or may ask the matter to be put on a future agenda. However, commissioners shall not discuss or take legal action on any matters raised.)

VII. CURRENT EVENTS REPORT BY THE CHAIRPERSON:

VIII. CURRENT EVENTS REPORT BY THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR:

IX. ADJOURNMENT:

There was no further business. On a motion duly made and seconded. Chairman Bails declared the meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Martha G. Bails, Chairman
Planning and Zoning Commission

Philip A. Testa, Director
Community Development