ORO VALLEY CONCEPTUAL DESIGN REVIEW BOARD
March 10, 2015
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER
|Sarah Chen, Member |
Kit Donley, Member
Jacob Herrington, Member
Harold Linton, Member
Bruce Wykoff, Vice-Chairman
Richard Eggerding, Chairman
||Nathan Basken, Member ||
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney
Lou Waters, Town Council Vice-Mayor
Michael Spaeth, Senior Planner
Vice Mayor Lou Waters, announced the Town Council approved the new signs for the Oro Valley Marketplace by a 4-3 vote at their most recent meeting. The signs will be one third smaller and will face the Oracle/Tangerine roads. Folks from the Marketplace were present at the Council meeting and described the layout and the situation on signs, including the information regarding the placement of the Marketplace was supposed to be facing another direction. There was a feeling the Marketplace has the appearance of a distribution center when viewed from Oracle Road. Members of the Town Council felt the signs were a matter of visibility for the businesses. Even with the less bright signs which were approved, Vestar, the Marketplace Developer, has agreed to comply with new Town Codes as they are written regarding the brightness or intensity of the light signs. Sales revenues for the Town of Oro Valley have been falling, so business support has become an important issue, especially the Marketplace which is responsible for so many of our tax dollars.
Minutes Motion by Donley, second by wykoff, all in favor no nay.
MOTION: A motion was made by Kit Donley, Member and seconded by Bruce Wykoff, Vice-Chairman to approve
MOTION carried, 6-0.
Patty Hayes, Senior Planning Technician
Meritage Homes Representative, Don Hatcher, addressed the Boards concern regarding the colors being so dark. Consumers want more of the earth tone colors which blend with the desert. These colors are based upon current sales data and consumer preferences. Mr. Hatcher also provided additional garage door sample images in response to the Board's questions regarding the rusted/rustic garage door option.
MOTION: A motion was made by Kit Donley, Member and seconded by Jacob Herrington, Member to approve the Conceptual Model Home Architecture Design for the Estates at Capella based on the finding that the request is consistent with the Design Principles and Design Standards subject to the following condition:
1. Provide an additional garage door style for all model homes.
MOTION carried, 6-0.
Michael Spaeth, Senior Planner, led a discussion with members of the Board regarding the movement towards an electronic packet vs. the paper/postage packet. The discussion was an opportunity for staff to provide answers to questions and concerns regarding the potential change in packet delivery. Mr. Spaeth stated staff would send an email to members of the Board regarding the electronic option in the near future.
YOUR VOICE, OUR FUTURE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN REVIEW BOARD LIAISON UPDATE
Kit Donley, Your Voice Our Future Liaison, presented a current events overview regarding the ongoing Your Voice Our Future project status.
Michael Spaeth continued to brief the Board regarding the staff Future General Plan Use workshop information.
Michael Spaeth, Senior Planner, provided the following information regarding upcoming Town Council & Conceptual Design Review Board meetings:
Planning Division Items being heard by Town Council March 18th:
Desert Sky 3 - Lot Subdivision
Stone Canyon II Lot 167 Final Plat Amendment
Block 3 Final Plat, Maracay at Vistoso
Planning Division Items being heard by Town Council April 1st:
None at this time
Conceptual Design Review Board meeting Tuesday, April 14th:
Stone Canyon 8 Conceptal Site Plan
On Tuesday, March 17th, a neighborhood meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Town of Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada, to discuss a proposed Pima Federal Credit Union with a drive-through amenity, located in the Steam Pump Village Retail Center, located in between the Quick Trip Gas Station and the Baggin's Sandwich Shop.
MOTION: A motion was made by Bruce Wykoff, Vice-Chairman and seconded by Harold Linton, Member to adjourn 6:42 p.m.
MOTION carried, 6-0.