MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
March 6, 2018
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Hurt called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Charlie Hurt, Chair
Melanie Barrett, Vice Chair
Tom Drzazgowski, Commissioner
Thomas Gribb, Commissioner
Bob Swope, Commissioner
Don Cox, Commissioner

EXCUSED: Nathan Basken, Commissioner
 
ALSO PRESENT:
Bayer Vella, Planning Manager
Paul Keesler, Town Engineer
David Laws, Permitting Manager
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chair Hurt led the audience and Commissioners in the Pledge of Allegiance.

CALL TO AUDIENCE

There were no speaker requests.

COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

Council Liaison Bill Rodman did not have any comments.

REGULAR SESSION AGENDA

1.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 6, 2018 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES


2-6-18 Draft Minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Cox and seconded by Commissioner Drzazgowski to approve the minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
2.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A REQUEST FOR CONCEPTUAL MODEL HOME ARCHITECTURE FOR SPLENDIDO AT RANCHO VISTOSO, LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF RANCHO VISTOSO BLVD SOUTH OF VISTOSO HIGHLANDS DRIVE, OV1702737


Attachment 1 Applicant’s submittal

Attachment 2 Location Map

Attachment 3 Surrounding Properties

Senior Planning Technician Patty Hayes gave a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- Site Plan
- Design Standards and Principles
- Four Sided Architecture
- Materials
- Colors
- Compatibility
- Summary and Recommendation

Monica Willemsen, representing Solomon Cordwell Buenz, gave a presentation that included the following:

- Phase 3B Site Plan
- Villas D, E, F and G
- Floor plans of each model
- Renderings of each model
- Proposed materials
- Elevations of each model

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission and applicant regarding Agenda Item 2.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Cox and seconded by Vice Chair Barrett to approve the Conceptual Model Home Architecture for Splendido Villas D, E, F and G based on the finding that the request complies with the Design Principles and Design Standards of the Zoning Code.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
3.

PUBLIC HEARING: DISCUSSION REGARDING A PROPOSED REZONING FROM R1-144 TO PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT FOR APPROXIMATELY 199-ACRES LOCATED WEST OF LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD BETWEEN LAMBERT LANE AND NARANJA DRIVE AND 8.2-ACRES LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD AND NARANJA DRIVE, OV1601793


ATTACHMENT 1 - CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL

ATTACHMENT 2 - APPLICANT’S PROPOSAL

ATTACHMENT 3 - LOCATION MAP

ATTACHMENT 4 - LONG RANGE CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN

ATTACHMENT 5 - SPECIAL AREA POLICIES

ATTACHMENT 6 - TENTATIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN CONCEPTS

ATTACHMENT 7 - GENERAL PLAN & ZONING MAPS

ATTACHMENT 8 - GENERAL PLAN CONFORMANCE ANALYSIS

ATTACHMENT 9 - ZONING CODE CONFORMANCE ANALYSIS

ATTACHMENT 10 - REQUESTED ZONING CODE MODIFICATIONS

ATTACHMENT 11 - ZONING CODE MODIFICATIONS ANALYSIS

ATTACHMENT 12- TENTATIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN CONCEPTS ANALYSIS

ATTACHMENT 13 - NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING SUMMARIES

ATTACHMENT 14 - NEIGHBOR COMMENT LETTERS

Principal Planner Michael Spaeth gave a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- Proposal
- Background information on La Cholla Improvements, La Cholla Corridor, General Plan Amendment and Special Area Policies
- Rezoning Request: Review Tools, Planned Area Development, Development Scenarios, Recreation Areas, Code Modifications
- Issues associated with Canada Hills Drive
- Public Participation Process
- Key Factors
- Summary and Recommendation

Paul Oland, WLB Group, spoke about the length and history of the process for this property.

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission, staff and applicant regarding Agenda Item 3.

Chair Hurt opened the public hearing.

The following individuals spoke on Agenda Item #3:

- Oro Valley resident Rosalie Roszak
- Oro Valley resident Vicki Stepp (opposed)
- Oro Valley resident Mike Sanderson (opposed)
- Oro Valley resident Jason Todd
- Oro Valley resident Steve Shaffer (opposed)
- Oro Valley resident Charles O'Neal (opposed)
- Oro Valley resident Kevin Moore

Chair Hurt closed the public hearing.

Chair Hurt stated this is the first of two public hearings on this item for the Planning and Zoning Commission and there will be another opportunity for the public to speak on this case next month.

4.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN, LANDSCAPE PLAN AND RECREATION AREA PLAN FOR SAGUARO VIEJOS PHASE 1, A 44 LOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION, LOCATED WEST OF LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD AND NORTH OF NARANJA ROAD, OV1701536


ATTACHMENT 1- CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL

ATTACHMENT 2- LOCATION MAP

ATTACHMENT 3- LAND USE AND ZONING TABLE

ATTACHMENT 4- CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN

ATTACHMENT 5- DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS ANAYLSIS

ATTACHMENT 6- SAGUARO MAP

ATTACHMENT 7- CONCEPTUAL LANDSCAPE PLAN

ATTACHMENT 8- RECREATION AREA PLAN

Chair Hurt recessed the meeting at 7:29 p.m. and reconvened at 7:39 p.m.

Senior Planner Milini Simms gave a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location of Property
- History
- Conceptual Site Plan
- Saguaros
- Recreation Area Plan
- Conceptual Landscape Plan
- Public Participation
- Summary and Recommendation

Paul Oland, WLB Group, provided a presentation that included background on the densities, appropriate uses of the land and density transition.

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission, staff and applicant regarding Agenda Item 4.

Chair Hurt opened the public hearing.

There were no speaker requests.

Chair Hurt closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Drzazgowski and seconded by Commissioner Cox to recommend approval of the Conceptual Site Plan, Landscape Plan and Recreation Area Plan for Phase 1 of the Saguaro Viejos subdivision, subject to the conditions in Attachment 1, finding the request is in conformance with the Design Principles and applicable Design Standards.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
5.

PUBLIC HEARING: REQUEST TO REZONE AN 85.2-ACRE PROPERTY LOCATED NEAR THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF NARANJA DRIVE AND LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD FROM R1-20 AND R1-144 TO R1-7, OV1701685


Attachment 1 - Rezoning Conditions

Attachment 2 - Application

Attachment 3 - Location Map

Attachment 4 - Zoning Map

Attachment 5 - General Plan Map

Attachment 6 - Tentative Development Plan

Attachment 7 - Neighborhood Meeting Summaries

Senior Planner Milini Simms gave a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- History
- Zoning
- Review Tools
- Tentative Development Plan
- Environmental Resources
- Public Participation
- Summary and Recommendation

Paul Oland, WLB Group, provided a presentation that included:

- Conservation of saguaros on the property
- Glover Road improvements
- Density transition in conformance with General Plan

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission, staff and applicant regarding Agenda Item 5.

Chair Hurt opened the public hearing.

The following individuals spoke on Agenda Item 5:

Oro Valley resident Diane Peters (opposed)
Oro Valley resident Walter Goodwillie (opposed)
Oro Valley resident Sarah Bertrand (opposed)
Oro Valley resident Eric Gormally (opposed)

Chair Hurt closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Cox and seconded by Commissioner Drzazgowski to recommend approval of the Saguaros Viejos East Rezoning from R1-144 and R1-20 to R1-7, including the use of ESL's Flexible Design Options, based on the finding that the request is consistent with the Zoning Code and the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan, subject to the conditions in Attachment 1.

Discussion continued amongst the Commission, staff and applicant regarding Agenda Item 3.

MOTION failed, 3-3 with Vice Chair Barrett, Commissioner Gribb, and Commissioner Swope opposed.
 
Chief Civil Deputy Attorney Joe Andrews stated that an action needed to be taken, either to continue item to next meeting to revote or break the tie vote tonight.

Planning Manager Bayer Vella stated that he would recommend that a vote be taken tonight to move this item forward.

Further discussion ensued amongst the Commission, staff and applicant regarding Agenda Item 3.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Cox and seconded by Commissioner Gribb to deny the Saguaros Viejos East Rezoning from R1-144 and R1-20 to R1-7, based on the finding that the request is not consistent with the Zoning Code and Your Voice, Our Future General Plan as presented, with the understanding that this motion is made to get item to move forward, as a recommending body.

MOTION carried, 5-1 with Commissioner Drzazgowski opposed.
 
6.

PUBLIC HEARING: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER TO REPLACE EXISTING UTILITY POLES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TANGERINE ROAD, BETWEEN SHANNON ROAD AND COPPER MOUNTAIN DRIVE, OV1800362


Attachment 1 - Application

Attachment 2 - Location Map

Attachment 3 - TEP Viewshed Analysis

Attachment 4 - Zoning Code Analysis

Attachment 5 - Neighborhood Meeting Summary

Planning Manager Bayer Vella gave a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location Map
- Proposal
- Review Tools: Conditional Use Permit Criteria
- Photo depicting an existing and proposed pole
- Summary and Recommendation

Jason Saline, Tucson Electric Power, gave a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose and need
- What will be built
- How it will be built
- Design considerations
- New poles will be taller and stronger
- Nine -foot average height difference
- Includes a raptor protection program

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission, staff and applicant regarding Agenda Item 6.

Chair Hurt opened the public hearing.

The following individuals spoke on Agenda Item 6:

- Non Oro Valley resident Alyssa Page
- Oro Valley resident Timothy Bohen 

Chair Hurt closed the public hearing.

Mr. Saline spoke about the challenges on burying these power lines due to the cost, size of wires and keeping them cool. It is safer and more reliable to have them above ground.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Drzazgowski and seconded by Commissioner Swope to recommend approval of the Conditional Use Permit to allow Tucson Electric Power to replace the existing utility poles on the south side of Tangerine Road between Copper Mountain Drive and Shannon Road, based on the finding that the proposal is consistent with the Conditional Use Permit Review Criteria. 

Vice Chair Barrett would like to suggest the bird nesting feature be included in the staff report for Council to consider.

Planning Manager Bayer Vella stated it would be prudent to make this a motion to understand that this is the will of the Commission.

Chair Hurt stated that the council members present at this meeting could relay this information to the other council members.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
7.

PUBLIC HEARING: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A ZONING CODE TEXT AMENDMENT RELATED TO THE ECONOMIC EXPANSION ZONE (EEZ), OV1800397


01_Planning Division Work Plan

02_EEZ Code Proposed Amendment

03_EEZ Map Proposed Amendment

The meeting was recessed at 9:29 p.m. and reconvened at 9:35 p.m.

Planning Manager Bayer Vella gave a presentation that included the following:

- Proposed Amendment
- Background
- Economic Expansion Zone
- Recommendation

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission and  staff regarding Agenda Item 7.

Chair Hurt opened the public hearing.

The following individual spoke on Agenda Item 7:

Oro Valley resident Dave Perry (support). He also referred to his letter that was provided to the Commission.

Chair Hurt closed the public hearing.

Discussion continued amongst the Commission and staff regarding Agenda Item 7.

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Barrett to recommend approval of the Zoning Code Amendment (Attachment 1) to Section 24.9, related to purpose and applicability of the Economic Expansion Zone (EEZ), with the exception of Miller Ranch due to the fact that the Leman Academy is built on that property.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Cox and seconded by Commissioner Drzazgowski to recommend approval of the Zoning Code Amendment (Attachment 1) to Section 24.9, related to purpose and applicability of the Economic Expansion Zone (EEZ).

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 

Further discussion continued amongst the Commission and staff regarding Agenda Item 3.


8.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON INITIATION OF CODE AMENDMENT RELATED TO ACREAGE FOR RECREATION


Planning Manager Bayer Vella stated this item is only to initiate the process; not voting on any specifics, but just adding to the Planning Work Plan.

Vice Chair Barrett explained why she brought forth this issue. Instead of multiple, smaller parks in subdivisions, she would like to see bigger parks that can bring people together. The current zoning code doesn't provide preference for this.

Chair Hurt opened the public hearing.

The following individual spoke on Agenda Item 8.

Non resident Alyssa Page

Chair Hurt closed the public hearing.

Discussion ensued amongst the Commission and staff regarding Agenda Item 8.


MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Barrett and seconded by Commissioner Drzazgowski to continue item not to a date certain.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

Planning Manager Bayer Vella reviewed the items currently on the agenda for the next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on April 3, 2018.

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Hurt adjourned the meeting at 10:19 p.m.

Prepared by:


Jeanna Ancona
Senior Office Specialist

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the regular session Planning and Zoning Commission meeting of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 6th day of March, 2018. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.