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2002 Minutes & Agendas: Minutes - September 25, 2002



CENTERVILLE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
MINUTES OF MEETING
Wednesday, September 25, 2002, 7:00 p.m.

A quorum being present at Centerville City Hall, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah, the meeting of the Centerville City Planning Commission was called to order at 7:13 p.m. by Blaine Lutz, Finance Director/Asst City Manager.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Ken Averett
Steven Bateman
Diana Moesinger
Scott Vaterlaus

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Brian Hulse

STAFF PRESENT:

Blaine Lutz, Finance Director/Asst. City Manager
Aric Jensen, Contract Planner
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

VISITORS:

Janet Gill, Dave Bell, Brett Hastings, Jim Higbee, Scott Balling, Dorothy Call, Renee Turner (Clipper), Billy Balling, Jeff Creer

INTRODUCTION

Blaine Lutz introduced Aric Jensen who will be working with Centerville City. Centerville has entered into a contract with Davis County for planning services until a new Community Development Director is hired.

PRAYER: Diana Moesinger

ELECTION OF PLANNING COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON, APPOINTMENT OF AN ALTERNATE CHAIRPERSON, AND APPOINTMENT OF PLANNING COMMISSION LIAISON TO THE HISTORIC SITES COMMITTEE

Blaine Lutz explained the Planning Commission elects their own Chairperson and alternate Chairperson.

Steven Bateman made a motion to recommend that Brian Hulse be nominated as the Chairperson of the Planning Commission. Diana Moesinger seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

Steven Bateman made a motion to defer voting on an alternate Chairperson and liaison to the Historic Sites Committee until the next Planning Commission meeting. Scott Vaterlaus seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL

Diana Moesinger made a motion to table the review and approval of the August 28, 2002 Planning Commission meeting minutes. Steven Bateman seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

Scott Vaterlaus made a motion to approve the September 11, 2002 Planning Commission meeting minutes as amended. Ken Averett seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (3-0). Diana Moesinger abstained from voting, as she was not present at the meeting.

DISCUSSION - COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL AREA NORTH OF TARGET LOCATED AT 356 NORTH MARKET PLACE DRIVE IN THE C-2 ZONE. AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION, PROPERTY OWNER AND JEFF CREER AND BRETT HASTINGS, APPLICANTS

Blaine Lutz explained that JMC Properties is considering submitting a conceptual site plan for a development north of Target, which is owned by America First Credit Union. The property is part of the Marketplace development and is subject to the Development Agreement. The applicants are proposing a restaurant pad and retail developments. A restaurant may want a left turn off Marketplace Drive, which Jerry Blair has stated may be difficult and he is not in favor of it.

Mr. Lutz said the applicants may be requesting a directional sign on Marketplace Drive or east of IHOP on Parrish Lane as an alternate solution.

Mr. Lutz displayed an overhead transparency of the proposed site plan.

Jeff Creer, applicant, said he is associated with JMC Properties. Mr. Creer introduced Brett Hastings, President of Platinum Development, who has partnered with Mr. Creer for the past six years specializing in retail and commercial developments. Mr. Creer said they are interested in developing the property and working with America First Credit Union to bring in tenants. They have two tentative names of restaurants that would like to come to Centerville, but their names cannot be given at this time.

Aric Jensen reported the proposed site plan is in harmony with what is already existing. He suggested making some type of a loop for pedestrian access, but the area is not pedestrian friendly as it is designed. Mr. Jensen also noted that a development such as Marketplace will be redone in about 20 years, as that is the life span of these types of developments.

Mr. Creer and Mr. Hastings said they will provide a site plan at the next Planning Commission meeting.

PROPOSED REZONE OF .30 ACRES FROM C-2 (COMMERCIAL) TO R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) ZONE LOCATED AT 975 SOUTH 300 EAST. SCOTT AND ANGIE BALLING, APPLICANTS

Blaine Lutz reported the City Council has requested clarification on the .30 acres of property located at 975 South 300 East that Scott and Angie Balling are requesting to be rezoned to an R-3.

The Planning Commission discussed the lot width and findings from the August 28, 2002 meeting that were made on this property. The findings are:

1. The site is not good for C-2 Zoning, since it is too small to be commercially viable.

2. There is existing R-3 Zoning contiguous to the property.

3. The higher density zoning at this location is logical and sensible.

4. The property owner also owns the building next door and would likely be a responsible developer.

5. The property owner indicates the site has not been attractive for office use and that he would prefer residential on the land.

Mr. Lutz said the City Council questioned the definition of a lot width. Mr. Jensen said the ordinance defines the front yard as "a space on the same lot with a building between the front line of the building, and the front line and extending across the full width of the lot. Lot width is then defined as the width of the lot at the front of a structure. Therefore, lot width would depend where structures are placed on the lot.

Steven Bateman made a motion to advise the City Council that the request is a compatible use within the R-3 Zone and advised the applicant to pursue the site plan based on the following findings:

1. The site is not good for C-2 Zoning, since it is too small to be commercially viable.

2. There is existing R-3 Zoning contiguous to the property.

3. The higher density zoning at this location is logical and sensible.

4. The property owner also owns the building next door and would likely be a responsible developer.

5. The property owner indicates the site has not been attractive for office use and that he would prefer residential on the land.

The Planning Commission is favorably disposed to the 20-foot versus the 30-foot difference in terms of the distance between the two buildings, and agree with Aric Jensen’s definition of the interpretation of the lot width. The motion died for lack of a second vote.

Scott Vaterlaus expressed concern that the design of the units has not been seen, and yet the 20-foot setback is already being approved.

Mr. Balling expressed frustration if the property is zoned R-3 will he be allowed to do what he wants on the property.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

Blaine Lutz reported the following items are scheduled for the October 9, 2002 Planning Commission meeting.

1. Rezone hearing on the Dave Tolman (nursery property). A work session will be held prior to the Planning Commission meeting at 6:00 p.m. to discuss rezone requirements.

2. Rezone request on five acres of property north of Colonial Lumber. Applicant is requesting an R-3 Zone.

3. Steven Bateman reported he has received unsolicited phone calls from individuals who express there is a perceived feeling that Centerville does not want new business proposals. Diana Moesinger stated she has received the same type of calls.

4. Mr. Lutz reported 15 applicants for the Community Development Director position have been received, of which six of the applications will be interviewed.

At 8:50 p.m., Steven Bateman made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Diana Moesinger seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

 

Blaine Lutz, Finance Director-Asst. City Manager
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary



 
 
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