MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
February 5, 2013
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
CALL TO ORDER AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

Chair Swope called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Robert Swope, Chair
Don Cox, Vice Chair
John Buette, Commissioner
Alan Caine, Commissioner
Bill Leedy, Commissioner
Bill Rodman, Commissioner
Tom Drzazgowski, Member

ALSO PRESENT:

Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mike Zinkin, Councilmember

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chair Swope led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance

CALL TO AUDIENCE - At this time, any member of the public is allowed to address the Commission on any issue not listed on today’s agenda.  Pursuant to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, individual Commission members may ask Town staff to review the matter, ask that the matter be placed on a future agenda, or respond to criticism made by speakers.  However, the Commission may not discuss or take legal action on matters raised during "Call to Audience."  In order to speak during "Call to Audience" please specify what you wish to discuss when completing the blue speaker card. 

Bill Adler, Oro Valley resident, indicated that the public art ordinance has run its course and he is going to push for some changes.  The way the ordinance is worded it's very demanding in terms of the type of art that is acceptable.  Flexibility is needed in the way we describe and define art.   He is talking about expanding the definition so artist that works in other mediums can make submissions to the Conceptual Design Review Board. 

COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

No comments from the Council Liaison

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PUBLIC HEARING: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR A PROPOSED U-HAUL BUSINESS IN THE PLACITA DE ORO SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF TANGERINE ROAD AND 1ST AVENUE (OV812-004)


Staff Report

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David Williams, Planning Division Manager, communicated that staff received a written request from the applicant requesting a continuance to the March 5, 2013 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.  

Chair Swope opened the public hearing.

Paul Baker, Oro Valley resident, spoke in opposition of the project.  Mr. Baker's investment in Oro Valley was in response to a plan that would not compromise his property or environment.  The Town needs to honor the plan and demand that any changes be studied before permitting any change.   There are many other alternatives in this Town for siting a business of this type, locating it so close to a residential community and impacting them with environmental issues is something that needs consideration and hopefully denied.

Bill Adler, Oro Valley resident, stated he is interested in what are the applicant's proposed recommendations.  The ordinance for outdoor display has already been approved and the fact that a business can expand itself to include products that can be sold indoors but need to be displayed outdoors is already approved.  Mr. Adler is asking if the other merchants in the complex understand what is being proposed and whether they agree to it. He is also in favor of the Town getting out of this regulatory business and the merchants making a lot of these decision themselves.  Mr. Adler is asking why the U-Haul trucks cannot be displayed in the empty lot and whether or not it is unsightly for the merchants to decide.

John Piccoli, applicant, stated he wished to address Bill Adler's questions.  A meeting was held five to six weeks ago with the tenants in the center and a consensus was drawn that it would benefit the center to have the U-Haul there as it would bring more traffic into the center.  Mr. Piccoli said he has been sensitive to the tenants in the center and what he proposed is that a U-Haul truck never be parked in front of any store within the center. 

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Rodman and seconded by Commissioner Leedy continue the public hearing of the CUP for the U-Haul business in the Placita de Oro Shopping Center to the March 5, 2013 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

MOTION carried, 7-0.
 
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INFORMATIONAL ITEM:  THE STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM (SIP) PROGRESS REPORT, A DOCUMENT SUMMARIZING THE STATUS OF FOCUS 2020 GENERAL PLAN ACTION ITEMS


Staff Report

Attachment 1

Hillary Turby, Senior Planner, presented the following:

- General Plan Progress Report
- Planning Framework
- Focus 2020 General Plan
- General Plan Implementation Tools
- State Law, Zoning Code and General Plan Maintenance Provisions
- General Plan Strategic Implementation Program
- General Plan Progress Report
- Land Use Highlights
- General Plan Progress Overview
- Adopted New Design Standards (Community Design)
- Adopted Environmentally Sensitive Land Ordinance (Land Use)
- Town now works regionally with the RTA on Transportation projects (Circulation and Transportation)
- Town works with partners to support/promote arts and cultural activities (Arts and Culture)
- Secured Central Arizona Project Water (Water Resources)
- Notable Incomplete action Items
- Summary

Bill Adler, Oro Valley resident, commented on the update process of the General Plan, enforcing the Zoning Code and policies waiting to be implemented.

PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

David Williams, Planning Division Manager, presented the following:

- The 2013 Major General Plan Amendment application window
- General Plan Update Activity
- General Plan Scoping Community
- Spike in Development Activity
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FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No future agenda items

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Cox and seconded by Commissioner Leedy to Adjourn the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7:08 PM.

MOTION carried, 7-0.