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Washington City Planning Commission
Regular Meeting

May 5, 2021 Minutes

Present: Commissioner Hansen, Commissioner Musso, Commissioner Scheel, Commissioner Phetsomphou,, Commissioner Bulloch, Attorney Thad Seegmiller, Drew Ellerman, Brandon Wright, Eldon Gibb, Kathy Spring, Lance Cournos, Steve Whitehead,

Meeting called to order: 5:30 PM

Invocation: Commissioner        Musso                        

Pledge of Allegiance: Commissioner Scheel

Commissioner Anderson not present.

        

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA        
            
  1. Approval of the agenda for May 5, 2021.  

        Commissioner

        Commissioner

        Motion passed unanimously.

                

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES        
            
  1. Approval of the minutes from April 21, 2021.

        Commissioner

        Commissioner

        Motion passed unanimously.

        

  1. DECLARATION OF ABSTENTIONS & CONFLICTS
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  1. FINAL PLAT
            
  1. Consideration and recommendation to City the Council for the Iron Horse Phase 2 Final Plat located at approximately 4155 South 1000 East.  Applicant: Lanse Chournos

Background

Drew Ellerman reviewed the report:  The applicant is requesting approval of a final plat for the Iron Horse, Phase 2 subdivision, located at approximately 4155 South 1000 East.  This particular subdivision is proposing 27 lots on an area covering 10.08 acres.  The specific location of this subdivision is zoned Single- Family Residential - 8,000 Sq. Ft. Min. (R-1-8).  The Preliminary Plat was approved back on March 9, 2016.

Staff has reviewed the requested proposal, and the proposed final plat, conforms to the approved preliminary plat.                  

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission recommend approval of the Final plat for the Iron Horse, Phase 2 subdivision to the City Council, based on the following findings and subject to the following conditions:

Findings

1.  The final plat meets the land use designation as outlined in the General Plan for the

proposed area.

2.  That the final plat conforms to the Washington City Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance as outlined.

3.  The proposed final plat conforms to the approved preliminary plat.

Conditions

1.  All improvements shall be completed or bonded for prior to recording the final plat.                 

2.  A current title report policy shall be submitted prior to recording the final plat.                

3.  Any referenced control monuments related to this subdivision shall be in place prior to recordation of the final plat.  A stamped and signed letter from a professional land surveyor licensed in the state of Utah that verifies that the referenced control monuments are in place shall be submitted to the Community Development Department for filing prior to plat recordation.        

4.  When applicable, in the General Notes where the terms “Home Owners Association”, or “Property Owners” are used, they shall be changed to read as “Property Owners and/or Home Owners Association”.

5.  That a Post Construction Maintenance Agreement be recorded prior to the recording of the final plat.

Commissioner Musso asked about lots 55 and around the corner.

Mr. Ellerman answered that the City Council wasn’t comfortable with it so the developer decided to not go through with the amendment.

Commissioner Scheel asked what was going on Washington Fields Road.

Mr. Ellerman answered it is commercial and the developer is different from this phase 2.

Commissioner Hansen asked that when the commercial piece comes in will they be responsible for the improvements.

Mr. Ellerman answered yes.

Commissioner Musso motioned to recommend approval to City Council with the finding and conditions of staff.

Commissioner Scheel seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

        

  1. Consideration and recommendation to the City the Council for the Sendera at Sienna Hills Phase 1 Final Plat located at approximately Arena Roja Drive and Grapevine Crossing Road.

Background

Drew Ellerman reviewed the report:  The applicant is requesting approval of a final plat for the Sendera at Sienna Hills, Phase 1 subdivision, located at approximately Arena Roja Drive and Grapevine Crossing.  This particular subdivision is proposing 71 lots on an area covering 11.07 acres.  The specific location of this subdivision is zoned Sienna Hills Planned Community Development (PCD).  The Preliminary Plat was approved back on August 12, 2020.

Staff has reviewed the requested proposal, and the proposed final plat, conforms to the approved preliminary plat.                  

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission recommend approval of the Final plat for the Sendera at Sienna Hills, Phase 1 subdivision to the City Council, based on the following findings and subject to the following conditions:

Findings

1.  The final plat meets the land use designation as outlined in the General Plan for the

proposed area.

2.  That the final plat conforms to the Washington City Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance as outlined.

3.  The proposed final plat conforms to the approved preliminary plat.

Conditions

1.  All improvements shall be completed or bonded for prior to recording the final plat.                 

2.  A current title report policy shall be submitted prior to recording the final plat.                

3.  Any referenced control monuments related to this subdivision shall be in place prior to recordation of the final plat.  A stamped and signed letter from a professional land surveyor licensed in the state of Utah that verifies that the referenced control monuments are in place shall be submitted to the Community Development Department for filing prior to plat recordation.        

4.  When applicable, in the General Notes where the terms “Home Owners Association”, or “Property Owners” are used, they shall be changed to read as “Property Owners and/or Home Owners Association”.

5.  That a Post Construction Maintenance Agreement be recorded prior to the recording of the final plat.

Commissioner Scheel asked if the alleys are dedicated or owned.

Mr. Ellerman answered that the roads are private.

Commissioner Phetsomphou motioned to recommend approval to the City Council with the findings and conditions of staff.

Commissioner Scheel seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

        

  1. Consideration and recommendation to the City the Council for the Roadrunner Ridge Phase 4-A Final Plat located at approximately Rockwood Ct and Bronco Drive.  Applicant: KG Development Inc., Kent Stanger

Background

Drew Ellerman reviewed the report:  The applicant is requesting approval of a final plat for the Roadrunner Ridge, Phase 4A subdivision, located at approximately Rockwood Court and Bronco Drive.  This particular subdivision is proposing 5 lots on an area covering 2.17 acres.  The specific location of this subdivision is zoned Residential/Agricultural - One Ac. Min. (RA-1), with Bonus Density program credits.  The Preliminary Plat was approved back on October 9, 2013.

Staff has reviewed the requested proposal, and the proposed final plat, conforms to the approved preliminary plat.                  

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission recommend approval of the Final plat for the Roadrunner Ridge, Phase 4A subdivision to the City Council, based on the following findings and subject to the following conditions:

Findings

1.  The final plat meets the land use designation as outlined in the General Plan for the

proposed area.

2.  That the final plat conforms to the Washington City Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance as outlined.

3.  The proposed final plat conforms to the approved preliminary plat.

Conditions

1.  All improvements shall be completed or bonded for prior to recording the final plat.                 

2.  A current title report policy shall be submitted prior to recording the final plat.                

3.  Any referenced control monuments related to this subdivision shall be in place prior to recordation of the final plat.  A stamped and signed letter from a professional land surveyor licensed in the state of Utah that verifies that the referenced control monuments are in place shall be submitted to the Community Development Department for filing prior to plat recordation.        

4.  When applicable, in the General Notes where the terms “Home Owners Association”, or “Property Owners” are used, they shall be changed to read as “Property Owners and/or Home Owners Association”.

5.  That a Post Construction Maintenance Agreement be recorded prior to the recording of the final plat.

Commissioner Musso motioned to recommend approval to the City Council with the findings and conditions of staff.

Commissioner Scheel seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

        

  1. ROADWAY DEDICATION
            
  1. Consideration and recommendation to the City the Council for the roadway dedication for 4200 South extension.  Applicant:  Washington City, Brandon Wright.

Background

Brandon Wright reviewed the report:  The applicant is requesting approval of the road dedication plat for a portion of 4200 South Extension.  This includes a portion of Treasure Valley Road and 4200 South extending to Washington Fields Road.

The Public Works Department has reviewed the plat and approved the design.

         

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission recommend approval of the Road Dedication plat for a portion of 4200 South Extension to the City Council.        

Brandon Wright said that the road will be open in a week to two weeks.

Commissioner Scheel motioned to recommend approval to the City Council with the recommendation of staff.

Commissioner Phetsomphou seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

  1. MINOR SUBDIVISION
            
  1. Consideration to approve a conceptual Plan for the Deer Meadows Minor Subdivision located at approximately 2530 South 300 East.  Applicant:  Jared and Carra Plewe

Background

Eldon Gibb reviewed the report;  The applicant is requesting approval for the Deer Meadows Minor Subdivision located at approximately 300 East Merrill Road. The applicant is asking to split the present 3.42 acres into three parcels with parcel 1 being .99 acres, Parcel 2 being 1.76 acres and parcel 3 being .51 acres.

The proposed minor subdivision is currently zoned Residential Agricultural ½ (RA-½) with Agriculture-20 to the east, Residential Agricultural ½ (RA-½) to the south and County property to the west and north (Agriculture-20).  

Staff has reviewed the requested proposal, and the proposed Deer Meadows Minor Subdivision conforms to the standards as set forth in the zoning regulations and subdivision ordinance of the city.

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission approve the Deer Meadows Minor Subdivision, based on the following findings and subject to the following conditions:

 

Findings

1.  The minor subdivision conforms to the land use designation as outlined in the General Plan.

2.  That the minor subdivision conforms to the Zoning and the Subdivision Ordinances as outlined.

Conditions

1.  All improvements shall be completed or bonded for prior to recording the final plat.

2.  A current title report policy shall be submitted prior to recording the final plat.

3.  Any referenced control monuments related to this subdivision shall be in place prior to recordation of the final plat. A stamped and signed letter from a professional land surveyor licensed in the state of Utah that verifies that the referenced control monuments are in place shall be submitted to the Community Development Department for filling prior to plat recordation.

4. That a post maintenance agreement be recorded prior to the recording of the final plat.

5.  The easement vacation needs to be approved by the city council prior to city council approval of this minor subdivision. The easement and subdivision can run concurrently with each other on the same city council agenda.

Eldon Gibb said tht condition #1 can be removed because there is an agreement with the city.

Commissioner Musso asked about the improvement being done.

Karl Rasmussen said they are putting in the 8 inch line.  There is some grading going on now.

Attorney Seegmiller said that there arn’t any special things going on.  It is just some turnover in the people involved but the city is involved.

Brandon Wright said there is a deferral agreement in place.

Commissioner Hansen asked what this will look like and if there is going to be a fence.

Mr. Rassmussen said right now there are trees and a ditch.

Commissioner Scheel asked if the access is off the east road.

Mr. Rassmussen answered yes.

Commissioner Scheel motioned to recommend approval to City Council with findings and conditions of staff.

Commissioner Musso seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

  1. PRELIMINARY PLAT
            
  1. Public Hearing for consideration and recommendation to City Council for the Mangata Townhomes Preliminary Plat located at approximately Washington Parkway and Main Street.  Applicant:  Wes Davis

        

Public comment for this item will be accepted at: washingtoncity.org/meetings,  until 4:30 the day before the meeting.  After that time only in person comments will be taken.

Background

Eldon Gibb reviewed the report:  The applicant is requesting approval of a Preliminary plat for Mangata Townhomes Subdivision located at Main Street and Washington Parkway. The applicant is proposing 161 townhomes on an area coverage of 22.55 acres (7.14 DU/Acre). Each dwelling will be a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage townhome with a double car driveway. The zoning designation at this particular location is Planned Unit Development Residential (PUD-R). The surrounding zoning is open space to the north, R-1-6 and Administrative/Professional to the east, Planned Community Development to the west, and R-1-6 to the south.

This parcel was recently rezoned into the Planned Unit Development-Residential zoning designation (Z-21-04). The proposed subdivision conforms to the approved zoning. The request meets the subdivision requirements and other city ordinances as it relates to this location.  Staff has reviewed the request and recommends approval, with conditions, of the preliminary plat as outlined.        

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission recommend approval of the Preliminary plat for the Mangata Townhomes subdivision to the City Council, based on the following findings and subject to the following conditions:

 

Findings

1.  The preliminary plat meets the land use designation as outlined in the General Plan for the proposed area.

2.  That the preliminary plat conforms to the Zoning and the Subdivision Ordinances as conditioned.

Conditions

1.  A preliminary and final drainage study and grading and drainage plan shall be submitted for review and approval prior to moving dirt.  Development of the site shall comply with the recommendations of the geotechnical study and drainage study, and improvements for drainage and detention shall be approved by the Public Works Department.

2.  A preliminary and final geotechnical study shall be submitted to the City for review and approval prior to submitting the final plat.  All recommendations of the geotechnical study shall be adhered to.

3.  Construction drawings for the subdivision and its infrastructure shall be submitted to the City for review and approval prior to the submittal for final plat.

4.  The construction drawings shall adequately address prevention of nuisance storm water drainage across lots.  If retaining walls are utilized to prevent cross-lot drainage, the developer shall be responsible for installing said retaining walls.

5.  At the time of final plat submittal, the following documents shall also be submitted:

        A.  A title report.

        B.  A copy of any deed restrictions, other restrictions, restrictive covenants,

     architectural controls, or other requirements that may apply to the development

     (CC&Rs).

6.  All detention areas shall be landscaped and all detention and landscaped areas shall be maintained by the property owners and/or homeowners association.  A note shall be placed on the plat stating that the City has the right to assess the property owners and/or homeowners association for failing to maintain the detention and landscaped areas.

7.  A final landscape plan and fencing plan shall be submitted for review and approval prior to the submittal of the final plat.  Landscaping and fencing shall be installed prior to the occupancy of the buildings that will be constructed along the landscaped and fenced areas.

8.  All landscaping, walls and other structures shall meet sight distance requirements.  A note shall be placed on the final plat stating that the City has the right to assess the property owners and/or homeowners association for failing to maintain sight distance requirements.

9.  Driveway locations are to be approved by the Public Works Department.

10.  Any proposed blasting for the development of the subdivision requires the submittal of a blasting plan with the construction drawings and issuance of a blasting permit.

11.  That a Post Construction Maintenance Agreement be recorded prior to the recording of the final plat.

12.  An LID Stormwater Quality Report needs to be submitted for review and approval to the Public Works Department before any final plat application can be submitted.

Commissioner Hansen opened the public hearing.  He said that there was one comment on the website.

Eldon Gibb said there were no further comments.

Attorney Thad Seegmiller explained that the comments were received prior to the meeting and entered on the record.

Commissioner Musso asked about the driveways for lots.

Mr. Gibb answered that this is part of the amendment.

Commissioner Musso asked if there are elevations.

Mr. Ellerman said it was part of the zone change.

Commissioner Hansen asked about the density.

Mr. Gibb answered it meets the density.

Commissioner Scheel asked about the landscaping.

Mr. Ellerman explained on the overhead that the landscape was approved.

Commissioner Musso asked if these units are different from the other townhomes projects.  This appears to be worse in density.

Mr. Ellerman explained that the Bluff View Townhomes are private street with single garages and driveway.  This project adds twice the garage and parking along with visitor parking.

Rick Myers said that the Bluff View streets are 35 feet streets width and no sidewalks.

Commissioner Hansen asked about the change in the amenities.

Mr. Meyers said the south end has an exercise station and pavilion.

Commissioner Hansen asked that one of the things is the trail.

Mr. Myers said it will be all surface trail.

Mr. Ellerman explained that the trail will be hard surface or concrete.

Commissioner Musso motion to recommend approval to the City Council with the findings and conditions of staff.

Commissioner Phetsomphou seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Public Hearing for consideration and recommendation to the City Council for the Solis at Coral Canyon  Preliminary Plat located at approximately north end of Highland Parkway. Applicant:  Cole West Home
            

Public comment for this item will be accepted at: washingtoncity.org/meetings,  until 4:30 the day before the meeting.  After that time only in person comments will be taken.

Background

Eldon Gibb reviewed the report:  The applicant is requesting approval of a Preliminary plat for the Solis at Coral Canyon subdivision, located at approximately Highland Parkway and 1500 North. The applicant is proposing 233 lots on an area of coverage of 120.20 acres. The zoning designation at this particular location is Planned Community Development (PCD). The surrounding zoning is Corral Canyon Planned Community Development to the North, East, South and West.

The secondary access for this subdivision will continue off of Highland Parkway and drop into the Sullivan property which ties into the north east end of the Sienna Hills Subdivision. The proposal identifies the secondary access as being done in the future and staff has concerns that this secondary access needs to be addressed at this time and recommends adding a condition addressing the secondary access as the planning commission see fit.

The proposed subdivision conforms to the approved zoning. The request meets the subdivision requirements and other city ordinances as it relates to this location. Staff has reviewed the request and recommends approval, with conditions, of the preliminary plat as outlined and recommends placing a condition as to when the secondary access will be built.

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission recommend approval of the Preliminary plat for the Solis at Coral Canyon subdivision to the City Council, based on the following findings and subject to the following conditions:

 

Findings

1.  The preliminary plat meets the land use designation as outlined in the General Plan for the proposed area.

2.  That the preliminary plat conforms to the Zoning and the Subdivision Ordinances as conditioned.

Conditions

1.  A preliminary and final drainage study and grading and drainage plan shall be submitted for review and approval prior to moving dirt.  Development of the site shall comply with the recommendations of the geotechnical study and drainage study, and improvements for drainage and detention shall be approved by the Public Works Department.

2.  A preliminary and final geotechnical study shall be submitted to the City for review and approval prior to submitting the final plat.  All recommendations of the geotechnical study shall be adhered to.

3.  Construction drawings for the subdivision and its infrastructure shall be submitted to the City for review and approval prior to the submittal for final plat.

4.  The construction drawings shall adequately address prevention of nuisance storm water drainage across lots.  If retaining walls are utilized to prevent cross-lot drainage, the developer shall be responsible for installing said retaining walls.

5.  At the time of final plat submittal, the following documents shall also be submitted:

        A.  A title report.

        B.  A copy of any deed restrictions, other restrictions, restrictive covenants,

     architectural controls, or other requirements that may apply to the development

     (CC&Rs).

6.  All detention areas shall be landscaped and all detention and landscaped areas shall be maintained by the property owners and/or homeowners association.  A note shall be placed on the plat stating that the City has the right to assess the property owners and/or homeowners association for failing to maintain the detention and landscaped areas.

7.  A final landscape plan and fencing plan shall be submitted for review and approval prior to the submittal of the final plat.  Landscaping and fencing shall be installed prior to the occupancy of the buildings that will be constructed along the landscaped and fenced areas.

8.  All landscaping, walls and other structures shall meet sight distance requirements.  A note shall be placed on the final plat stating that the City has the right to assess the property owners and/or homeowners association for failing to maintain sight distance requirements.

9.  Driveway locations are to be approved by the Public Works Department.

10.  Any proposed blasting for the development of the subdivision requires the submittal of a blasting plan with the construction drawings and issuance of a blasting permit.

11.  That a Post Construction Maintenance Agreement be recorded prior to the recording of the final plat.

12.  An LID Stormwater Quality Report needs to be submitted for review and approval to the Public Works Department before any final plat application can be submitted.

13. No certificate of occupancy will be issued until the new water tank is installed and completed and passed off by Washington City. No final inspections of phases will be passed off before completion of this work.

Commissioner Hansen opened the public hearing

Commissioner Musso asked about the water tank.

Brandon Wright said that the water tank is there now and doesn’t provide enough water so there will need to be another tank.

Commissioner Musso asked who's paying for the tank.

Mr. Wright said that there will be an additional impact fee.

Attorney Seegmille said that the new project is needed because it doesn’t provide adequate water flow.

Commissioner Scheel said that in regards to the road.  What is the location of the road?

Attorney Seegmiller said it is near exit 13.

Commissioner Hansen opened the public hearing.  He explained that there are many comments on the public comment area.  He said that Kathy created a list of the people that submitted comments on our website and by way of email.  The comments will be forwarded to the City Council.

Dick Saunders said that he is excited that they are going to complete the mesa.  His understanding is that the developer is to make money but this is a PCD and there is about 20 years of history with a look and feel of the community. There are parks throughout the community paid for by the citizens in the community.  The community is unique.  He feels that it should be a single family and single story.  He said that the views still exist.  One of the things missing is the pocket parks.  On the lots there are three different sizes with possible 10 foot backyards.  Coral Canyon does have 10 foot yards.  There are 82% that have 10 foot backyards.  He said that the construction issues for a second access needs to be before construction starts because of the HIghland Park.  There is a lot of construction debris that needs to be removed.  The city just sluried the street and that is where the construction is.  He said that the city is filling up with but this area is prime view area.  He feels that there needs to be a continuation of the Coral Canyon premium area.

Jack Douglas said that he is concerned with the access and there needs to be the secondary road.  He feels that the secondary access needs to be put in first.  The traffic of the construction is accessed by the secondary road.

Commissioner Hansen warned about public clamor.

Mark Pace lives in Coral Canyon and asked what the height restriction and what are the exterior walls.

Drake Howell answered the height restriction is 35 foot height for Coral Canyon.  He said the floor plan is single family detached homes.  The exterior walls are a high breed type.  it will not restrict views.

Mr. Pace said that the views are important to him.  He said that he is glad that they are going to continue the bike path.  His concern is the bike path and the berm.  He would request that they lower the berms.

Ilan Shanon said that all comments will go to the council.  He asked for qualifications.

Commissioner Hansen said that the council gets the comments.

Mr. Ellerman said that the City Council doesn’t get public hearing at the council level.  The City Council has received the comments.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the City Council has access to everything that has been addressed.

Mr. Shannon said that the older people don’t have experience with computers and it does affect them.  He said the 2019 regarding the Sullivan and a conversation with Drew when construction begins things gets weakened and the secondary access if very important.  He said that area 3 doesn’t comply with the subdivision access that requires a secondary access.  There is debris on the road and flat tires are happening often.

Suzan Schivey said she is concerned with construction traffic and the density appears to be different from the original plans.

Glen Schiver said that he lives in Coral Canyon and has a 10 foot backyard and is too small.  He is concerned with emergency access.  There were 4 pickleball courts promised and Drake HOwell said that something just changed.

Tony Gresel said that he is concerned that this project could damage their view.  This project would look into their yards.  He said they were promised the view.  He asked that the setbacks be so that they don’t look into their yards.

Jeral Glen said that he is concerned about the water tank and if they have to pay for it.  He said that the water tank and secondary road is done up front.   He would like the lot sizes to be compatible to what is there currently.  

Attorney Seegmiller explained that the impact fee Utah model is paid by the developer or is assessed by the new lot property owners.

Commissioner Musso asked if there is any idea what the water tank will cost.

Brandon Wright said he doesn’t know.

Commissioner Scheel motioned to close the public hearing.

Commissioner Musso seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

Attorney Seegmiler said that the conditions address the secondary access requirement.  He said that the concern is requiring the construction traffic to go through another subdivision.

Commissioner Musso said he went up Highland Parkway and would hate to have construction traffic go past his house.  If the secondary access goes through the Sullivan property and through another subdivision  is the answer to the problem but it is a valid point.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the city wants secondary access for emergencies and not necessarily for construction traffic.

Commissioner Hansen asked Attorney Seegmiller about the views.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the view preserve is with CC&Rs but not the city.  The city doesn’t guarantee views.

Commissioner Hansen asked if the water improvement for the house was already built with a new tank and the water pressure.

Mr. Wright said it will help.  The new tank is a half a million for water.

Commissioner Bullloch asked about the setback for Highland Park subdivision.

Mr. Ellerman answered that some are 10 feet and some are 20.  In Coral Canyon the side yards have not been complied with.  There should have been 5 on one side and 10 on the other with 15 feet between homes.  

Commissioner Musso said he looked at the plat for HIghland Park and the lots are similar to what is being proposed tonight.  

Drake Howell said that ---------------------------------

Commissioner Bulloch asked for clarification of the road width.

Mr. Howell said that Highland Park will be a 66 foot road and the east will transition to a smaller road off the hill.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the property off the hill isn’t owned by this applicant.

Commissioner Scheel said that they would build the road after the 39th home.

Commissioner Bulloch said that there are already a number of homes that don’t have a secondary access.

commissioner Hansen asked attorney Seegmiller if there is a requirement for a certain amount of homes.

Attorney Seegmiller answered that after the 39th home the concern is greater because of the occupancy.  The concern is the safety of the current residents and the new homes.  He said that the commission needs to look at the safety and not the developer.

Commissioner Hansen said the issue is that the property doesn’t belong to the developer of this project.

Jason Smith said that the road on the Sullivan property was never a road.  

Commissioner Musso said that Bingham owns property and Leavitts and then Sullivan.  Then there is SITLA property.

Mr. Howell said that they are in conversation with the property owners.  He said that he would like to have emergency access but the slope might require pavement.  

Bella Vista said that there is another subdivision that has a similar situation but has an emergency access.

Commissioner Bulloch asked if there is a Coral Canyon PCD showing a secondary access.

Mr. Howell answered no.

Commissioner Musso said that Bella Vista only has 80 lots and this is a lot more homes.  He said that he will not vote for this without a secondary access.

Jason Smith said that Highland Parkway south of Telegraph only has a single access.  

Commissioner Musso said that he feels it was a mistake to approve that without a secondary access.

Mr. Smith said that they are asking for what was approved by another subdivision.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the city has to determine discretion of safety.

Mr. Howell said they are very supportive of the secondary access of the hill.  He would lie a condition for after the 39th Co a temporary egress needs to be installed to the Sienna HIlls project and the secondary access will be required as a full improved road.

Commissioner Hansen said that his concern is that adding to an already existing problem.  And that there isn’t any promise that they could do the road because they don’t own the property.  

Mr Howell said that this was approved prior for 600 homes without the second water tank.

Commissioner Hansen said that he would like this to look like what is already there.  His concern is still the road.

Mr. Howell said that is why they would like the condition to have the secondary access after the 39th home.

Attorney Seegmiller asked for clarification that the secondary improved access after the 39th homes.

Mr. Howell answered that is correct.

Commissioner Scheel said his concern is what happens after the 30th home and no other phase comes in.

Mr. Howell said he understands that concern.

Commissioner Hansen said that is exactly his concern.

Mr. Howell said that if the tank doesn’t happen there isn’t any building.  He said that in the future the city will recoup.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the city looks at the infrastructure fees.  That will help with putting the water tank in effect.

Commissioner musso asked about the time frame

Mr. Howell answered that the tank is out to bid today and the city council will hear bids May 26th.  Then in June construction will begin for about 6 months.  If preliminary plat approval they are working with Rosenberg to do the construction drawings then final plat so they would like to grade in July.  In July they budget for 5 month so in February they would pull the building permit.

Attorney Seegmiller said that when Highland Park was built in a difficult time.

Mr. Ellerman said that he has looked at the area for years.  His concern is the access and the only way they are going to get the access is if something happens.  He said that there are people looking at the property below and it will be a good thing when they come in with a general plan amendment.  He feels that the road will eventually happen.

Commissioner Bulloch asked how they can insure that a road will come in before they start phase 1.

Mr. Ellerman said that is a great question because we are being asked to invest in 39 homes.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the parties will be more likely to invest if there is something in the works.  The other property owners will be able to control the design of the road.

Mr. Howell said that they are motivated to get the road in.  He said Drew has already asked for a development agreement for this project.

Commissioner Musso said that this is premature.

Mr. Howell said they need help to get this started.

Commissioner Musso said he would rather have the development agreement done first.

Commissioner Bulloch said he agrees and this is the time to fix a problem.  Even if it is an emergency road.

Attorney Seegmiller said to motivate them if there is a 20 foot road for the first phase.

Mr. Howell said he would like the community center and 5 lots.

Commissioner Bulloch said he still would want the agreement then they can determine the 20 foot road with 5 lots.  

Commissioner Musso said that they knew the access was an issue.

Commissioner Bulloch said that with 5 homes there still needs to be an agreement.  The other property owners will need the access as well.

Commissioner Hanse said he likes the 5 homes better but he still is concerned about the access.  He would like to let them get started.  He said that the value of this development will increase in the area.  The construction debris is going to be a problem no matter what.

Commissioner Musso said he isn’t opposed to the project, just the secondary access.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the city council appreciates the work the commissioner’s do when giving them a motion to work with.  He said that the offer to do the community center is big due to the expense.

Commissioner Scheel motioned to recommend approval to the City Council with the findings and conditions of staff with additional condition that the road have access for construction and emergency vehicles at the building of the community center and the 8 homes.  That the road be completely improved by the 9th home.

Commissioner Bulloch said he wants the agreement before they build so they have the right to use the road.

Commissioner Scheel withdrew the motion.

Commissioner Hansen said that the club house would be an attractive motivation.

Commissioner Musso motioned to recommend approval to the City Council with the findings and condition of staff with an additional condition that a secondary acces by the 10th lot.  That lots 1 thru 9 is a temporary access.

Commissioner Scheel seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

Recess: 8:32

Reconvene: 8:42

8.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
        

  1. Tabled from April 21, 2021:  Consider approval of a Conditional Use Permit C-21-03 for a commercial building, Doughnuts Ville, located at approximately 300 East Telegraph Street.  Applicant: Channeng Thach

Background

Eldon Gibb reviewed the report:  This item was tabled from the April 21, 2021 Planning Commission meeting to give the applicant time to review the building elevations along with site access. The applicant has revised the proposal which includes a right in only access off of telegraph and a right out only onto 300 east. Furthermore, the lobby and front doors are now seen from Telegraph with a 5’7” (5 ft 7 inch) sidewalk between the front doors and drive through.

The applicant is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit to develop .62 acres located at the southwest corner of 300 east Telegraph. The applicant is proposing 2 commercial pads one of which will house Doughnuts Ville and the other being disclosed as future use. The applicant is proposing 18 parking stalls for both buildings (5 for Doughnuts Ville and 13 for the future use). This parking meets city standards. The zoning designation for this particular location is C-2. The surrounding zoning is C-2 to the north, Mobile Home (MH) to the east and C-2 to the west, and south.

The proposed building is under the 5,000 sq. ft. requirement of needing a Conditional use permit but due to its location (Telegraph and 300 E) it is required to obtain a Conditional Use Permit. Staff did notice the north end of the building, which faces Telegraph, is going to be all stucco as proposed and has concerns that it needed to be broken up by adding stone.

Staff also discussed the possibilities of placing a fence between the property to the south which is a residential home and a Welding shop to the rear of the home (Mike’s Welding). Staff concluded this fence may be beneficial; however, the city code does not require a fence due to both properties being zoned C-2.  

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission approve C-21-03, allowing for Doughnuts Ville and a future commercial use building located at 300 E Telegraph (as shown in the exhibits), with the findings and conditions as outlined below

 

Findings

1.  The proposed use, at the particular location, is necessary or desirable to provide a service or facility which will contribute to the general well being of the neighborhood and community and;

2.  That such use will not, under the circumstances of the particular case, be detrimental to the health, safety or general welfare of the persons residing or working in the vicinity, or injurious to property or improvements in the vicinity; and

3.   The proposed use will comply with the regulations and conditions specified in this title and associating state and federal titles, for such use; and

4.   The proposed use will conform to the intent of the general plan.

Conditions

1. Any site improvements shall meet the requirements of City and State adopted codes.  

2. The development of the site shall comply with the exhibits provided in this application

3. Development of the site shall also comply with the recommendation of a geotechnical study and drainage study, Improvements for drainage and detention shall be approved by the public works department prior to the issuance of building permits.

4.  The applicant will submit a traffic impact study for review and approval by the public works department. The city’s access Management Plan will be adhered to in the traffic design of the project.

5.  The parking will be adhered to as presented in the exhibits of this application (15 stalls minimum).

6.  Any roof mounted equipment will be screened from view.

7.  A detailed landscaping plan will be submitted for review and approval prior to any landscaping being installed throughout the project.

8.  All lighting within the project development will be directed inward to the site.

9.  All signage will be in accordance with the adopted sign regulations of the city.

10. Dumpster screening shall blend in with the surrounding development (s).  Details for this item shall be submitted for review and approval prior to the issuance of associated/required permits.

Commissioner Musso said that the driveway there looks like a stop light.

Brandon Wright said it is a grease interceptor.

Commissioner Scheel asked about the elevation along Telegraph.

Mr. Gibb said that the elevation along Telegraph will change and there will only be right in along Telegraph and right out along 300 East.

Dallas Buckner the engineer said that they angled the curb and the telephone pole will stay in place.

Commissioner Bulloch said this is similar to the buildings along Riverside Drive.

Commissioner Hansen said that he would like to have something done along Telegraph, maybe some lighting.

Commissioner Musso said that the future building couldn’t have a drive through.

Attorney Seegmiller said that when the second building comes in it will have to come back for a CUP.

Commissioner Hansen said that if he walks between the buildings there are windows.

Dallas Buckner said that there are two windows.

Commissioner Phetsomphou said it would be a good idea to add lights between the buildings.

Attorney Seegmiller said that the applicant was very good to work with in the meeting to work things out.  He said that there is a variance from the access management plan.  

Commissioner Musso aske i this sets a precedent.

Attorney Seegmiller answered he didn’t think it would because of the uniqueness of this parcel.

Commissioner Bulloch said this is a good compromise.

Commissioner Musso motioned to approve the conditional use permit with the findings and conditions of staff.

Commissioner Phetsompho seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

Attorney Seegmillerr said that Mike’s Welding is in favor of the proposal.

Commissioner Musso nominated Commissioner Scheel to act as Pro tem for the May 19, 2021 meeting.  Commissioner Hansen and Commissioner Phetsomphou will not be present.  Commissioner Phetsomphou resigned from being a Commissioner.

Commissioner Phetsomphou seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

Discussion on upcoming combined meeting with City Council May 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

Commissioner Musso motioned to adjourn the Planning Commission Meeting.

Commissioner  Phetsomphou seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned: 9:25 PM

Washington City

 Signed By:_________________________________________________________

                           Jason Hansen, Planning Commission Chairman

Attested to: ________________________________________________________

Kathy Spring, Zoning Technician

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                                                                                May 5, 2021

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