MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
STUDY/REGULAR SESSION
September 2, 2014
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
STUDY SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Cox called the September 2, 2014 session of the Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission Study Session to order at 6:00 PM.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Don Cox, Chairman
John Buette, Vice Chairman
Bill Rodman, Commissioner
Tom Drazazgowski, Commissioner
Frank Pitts, Commissioner
Greg Hitt, Commissioner

ABSENT: Bill Leedy, Commissioner

ALSO PRESENT: 
   
Lou Waters, Vice - Mayor and Council Liaison
Joe Hornat, Council Member
Bayer Vella, Interim Planning Manager 
David Laws, Permitting Manager
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney

1.

PRESENTATION BY PHILIP SALETTA, WATER UTILITY DIRECTOR, ON AVAILABILITY OF WATER RESOURCES WITHIN THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY AND SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSION


Philip Saletta, Water Utility Director, presented the following:

Mission
Water Utility Goals and Objectives
Water Utility Commission
Oro Valley Water Supply Diverse Portfolio
Water Usage
Water Conservation Program
Potable Water System
Central Arizona Project Water
Reclaimed Water System
Oro Valley Water Utility Water Supply
Typical Aquifer Recharge & Recovery
Oro Valley Water Utility Central Arizona Project Water Delivery
Summary - Water Resource Planning for the Future

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Cox ended the Study Session at 6:30 PM.

REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:30 PM

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Cox called the Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Session to order at 6:00 PM.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Don Cox, Chairman
John Buette, Vice Chairman
Bill Rodman, Commissioner
Tom Drazazgowski, Commissioner
Frank Pitts, Commissioner
Greg Hitt, Commissioner

ABSENT: Bill Leedy, Commissioner

ALSO PRESENT:    

Lou Waters, Vice - Mayor and Council Liaison
Joe Hornat, Council Member
Bayer Vella, Interim Planning Manager
David Laws, Permitting Manager
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chairman Cox led the Planning and Zoning Commission members and 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.

COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

Council Member Hornat stated as the Town Council has been in recess, there are no updates to present this evening.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.

REVIEW AND/OR APPROVAL OF THE AUGUST 5, 2014 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES


08-05-2014 PZC Regular Session Draft Minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Pitts and seconded by Commissioner Rodman to approve

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
2.

PUBLIC HEARING: REQUEST TO AMEND SECTION 27.10.F.2.c.iii OF THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE LANDS (ESL) SECTION OF THE ZONING CODE TO ALLOW LOT WIDTHS TO BE MODIFIED AS A FLEXIBLE DESIGN OPTION, OV714-003


OV714-003 Zoning Code Amendment of the Oro Valley Zoning Code Staff Report

Attachment 1 - ESL Zoning Code Incentives

Attachment 2 - Applicant’s Narrative

Attachment 3 - Proposed Amendment

Attachment - 4 Modified Amendment

Rosevelt Arellano, Planner, presented the following:

Zoning Code Amendment ESL Flexible Design Standards
ESL Zoning Provisions
Conservation Subdivision
Flexible Design Standards

Stacy Weaks, of Norris Design on behalf of the Applicant, presented a Text Amendment Overview, including:
-Proposed text amendment
-Staff recommended text amendment
-Balance planning flexibility/maximize open space
-Comparable zoning criteria
-The proposed addition to the development incentives

Bill Adler, Oro Valley Resident, questioned how the width of the lots would be judged or measured? He stated this process would lengthen the permit application timeline.  He suggested that a more thorough presentation would have been more beneficial.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Rodman and seconded by Commissioner Drzazgowski to approve to approve OV714-003 subject to the revisions depicted in Attachment 4

MOTION carried, 5-1 with Commissioner Pitts opposed.
 
Zoning Code Amendment
Modified Text Amendment
Attachment 4

Additions shown in ALL CAPS
Deletions shown in strikethrough font

iii.    Requirements Subject to Modification

The following requirements may be modified as they relate to the proposed construction of single-family attached and detached residences, multi-family residences, commercial, employment and mixed use projects.

a. Building Setback. Minimum setbacks may be reduced to no less than five (5) feet on lots less than or equal to twelve thousand (12,000) square feet and up to twenty percent (20%) of the required distance on lots greater than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet. Reductions are subject to the following:

1) Side yards shall not be less than five (5) feet, unless a zero lot line design is utilized. 2) Setback reductions shall not result in on-lot driveway lengths that are less than twenty (20) feet.
3) Reductions do not apply to setback requirements in subsection F.2.d.ii.e.2 of this section for a conservation subdivision design.

b. Landscape Buffer Yards. Minimum required buffer yards may be reduced to ten (10) feet with a corresponding decrease in planting ratios specified in Section 27.6, Table 27-10, except when the buffer yard is adjacent to an existing residential subdivision or public street.

c. Minimum Lot Size. Minimum lot sizes in all R1, R-4, R-S and SDH-6 districts may be modified subject to conservation design requirements of this section.

d. MINIMIMUM LOT WIDTH. MINIMUM LOT WIDTHS IN ALL R1, R-4, R-2 AND SDH-6 DISTRICTS MAY BE MODIFIED SUBECT TO CONSERVATION DESIGN REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.

d. e. Off-Street Parking. Modifications resulting in reduced amounts of parking and circulation area are supported. Off-street parking requirements may be reduced in accordance with Section 27.7.C.2.

e. f.  Building Height. Building heights for single-family attached and multi-family dwelling types may be increased by no more than thirteen (13) feet.

f. g. Open Space. Reductions may be provided in accordance with subsection F.2.f of this section, open space requirements.

g. h. Mixed Use. Residential uses that are functionally integrated, including access, nonvehicular circulation and amenities, with commercial or employment uses may be approved within commercial zoning districts.

h. i. Modified Review Process. Site plans and preliminary plats submitted in conformance with the approved Tentative Development Plan, as determined by the Planning and Zoning Administrator, may be administratively approved.

i. j. Recreation Area Credit. Permissible passive and/or active recreational amenities located within resource management area ESOS may be credited toward residential recreation area requirements as approved by the Planning and Zoning Administrator when the locational requirements of Section 26.5, Provision of Recreational Area, are satisfied. Connectivity of open space must be maintained.

j. k. Native Vegetation Preservation. When fifty percent (50%) or more of a site is preserved as ESOS, requirements for native plant salvage and mitigation (Section 27.6B) shall be waived within a development envelope. This modification cannot be applied to areas of distinct vegetation which are designated as a core resource area or native plants that are considered threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act or highly safeguarded by the Arizona Department of Agriculture.


RECESS

Chair Cox and the Planning and Zoning Commission took a 5 minute break before hearing the next item.

3.

PUBLIC HEARING: REQUEST TO AMEND SECTION 27.9.E.4 OF THE ZONING CODE TO ALLOW PROPERTY OWNERS TO GRADE UP TO THE PROPERTY LINE AND/OR ONTO THE ADJACENT PROPERTY, OV714-004


OV714-004 Soning Code Amendment of the Oro Valley Code Staff Report

ATTACHMENT 1 - Photos of Grading on Custom Lots

ATTACHMENT 2 - Application

ATTACHMENT 3 - Modified Text Amendment

David Laws, Permitting Manager, presented the following:

Zoning Code Amendment To Grading Provisions
Existing Code
Applicability Site Boundary Line
Applicability Internal Lot Boundaries
Grading Designs
Review and Conclude

Paul Oland, WLB on behalf of Maracay Homes, presented photos of homes where neighbors were able to grade across property lines, allowing for a more smooth graded appearance.

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chairman Buette and seconded by Commissioner Pitts to approve

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
4.

REQUEST FOR PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION INITIATION OF A ZONING CODE AMENDMENT TO SECTION 27.10.D.3.f.vi.b TO ALLOW TOWN ENGINEER DISCRETION TO MODIFY DRIVEWAY ACCESS SEPARATION REQUIREMENTS WITHIN THE TANGERINE ROAD CORRIDOR OVERLAY DISTRICT


Initiation of a Zoning Code Amendment Initiation Section 27.10 Staff Report

ATTACHMENT 1 SECTION 27.10.D.3.f.vi.b (TANGERINE ROAD CORRIDOR OVERLAY DISTRICT)

ATTACHMENT 2 MERCADO MANDARINA TENTATIVE SITE PLAN

Chad Daines, Principal Planner,

Tangerine Road Corridor Overlay District
Driveway Separation Requirements
The Central Issue
Code Amendment

MOTION: A motion was made by Chairman Cox and seconded by Vice Chairman Buette to accept

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
5.

PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING REVIEW AND/OR UPDATE OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REVIEW CRITERIA


CUP Discussion Staff Report

ATTACHMENT 1 - Review Criteria Table

Chad Daines, Principal Planner, presented the following:

-Work Plan
-conditional Use Permit's
-CUP Evaluation Criteria
-Zoning Code Evaluation Criteria
-Table Comparison

PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

Bayer Vella, Planning Manager

-September 8 - A neighborhood meeting is to be held from 6-7:30 pm at Casas Adobes Baptist Church located at 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd regarding the Shannon Road south of IRHS Major General Plan Amendment

- September 10 - A neighborhood meeting is to be held at IRHS library lecture hall at 2475 W. Naranja Dr. at 6:00 pm regarding La Cholla BLVD and Naranja sorthwest and southwest Major General Plan Amendments

- Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is scheduled for October 7th and will be dedicated to Major General Plan Amendment cases only


ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chairman Buette and seconded by Commissioner Rodman to adjourn

MOTION carried, 6-0.