ORO VALLEY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
March 27, 2012
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. La Cañada Drive
Chair Adler called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.
|Bill Adler, Chair |
Jeremy Christopher, Vice Chair
John Bohl, Member
Helen Dankwerth, Member
Mike Zinkin, Member
ORDER OF BUSINESS
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Zinkin and seconded by Member Dankwerth to approve the February 28, 2012 minutes.
MOTION carried, 5-0.
Karen Berchtold, Senior Planner, presented the following:
- Location, Aerial, and Zoning Maps
- Variance Request
- Drainage Easements
- Site Photos
- BOA Findings
- Applicant Justification and Staff Assessment
Rob Longaker, of the WLB Group, representing the applicant, reviewed his response to the BOA findings and responded to the Board members' questions. In addition, Mr. Longaker provided a handout to the Board demonstrating that other model homes placed on the lot were also challenged.
Larry Appel, Long Realty realtor, responded to questions in regard to average home square footage and lot size in the Catalina Ridge development.
Chair Adler opened and closed the public hearing, there being no speakers.
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Zinkin and seconded by Vice Chair Christopher to approve OV1012-01 variance request to allow the home on Lot 25 in the Rivers Edge/Canada del Oro Estates to encroach ten feet into the forty foot rear setback.
MOTION carried, 4-1 with Member Dankwerth opposed.
The Board concluded the discussion with direction for staff to inquire about placing the discussion of action minutes on a future Town Council agenda.
David Williams, Planning Division Manager, gave updates on the following:
- Development Projects
- LA Fitness
- Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings
- Community Outreach Forum
- Annual HOA Forum
- Discussion of 5 criteria
- Discussion of BOA assuming responsibility for grading exceptions
- Amendment to Town Code addressing cell tower heights
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Adler and seconded by Member Dankwerth to adjourn the meeting at 4:06 p.m.
MOTION carried, 5-0.