MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
December 4, 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
Bob Swope, Vice Chair
Greg Hitt, Commissioner
Thomas Gribb, Commissioner
Don Cox, Commissioner
Nathan Basken, Commissioner

ABSENT: Tom Drzazgowski, Commissioner

ALSO PRESENT:
Principal Planner Michael Spaeth
Chief Civil Deputy Attorney Joe Andrews
Town Council Liaison Bill Rodman

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chair Hurt led the Commission 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.

There were no speaker requests.

COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

Council Liaison Bill Rodman spoke about an upcoming series of strategic planning meetings and encouraged the Commission to look for opportunities for input. He also spoke about the upcoming Council meeting, which includes an item on eliminating third term options for Board and Commission members.

REGULAR SESSION AGENDA

1.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 8, 2018 SPECIAL SESSION MEETING MINUTES


11-8-18 Minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Cox and seconded by Vice Chair Swope to approve the November 8, 2018 meeting minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
2.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A REQUEST FOR CONCEPTUAL MODEL HOME ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW RANCHO VISTOSO SUBDIVISION LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF RANCHO VISTOSO BOULEVARD AND VISTOSO HIGHLANDS DRIVE, OV1700899


Attachment 1: Applicant Submittal

Attachment 2: Conditions of Approval

Planner Hannah Oden provided a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- Site Plan
- Plans T28J and T31H
- Side Elevations
- Rear Elevations
- Plans T29H and T40R
- Surrounding Development
- Summary and Recommendation

Rick Morris, representing Richmond American Homes, reviewed the proposed model homes and lots that will be used for their locations.

Discussion ensued among the Commission, applicant and staff.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Hitt and seconded by Commissioner Gribb to approve the Conceptual Model Home Architecture for the proposed four (4) model homes for a new Rancho Vistoso subdivision, subject to the conditions in Attachment 2, based on the findings that the request complies with the Design Principles and Design Standards of the Zoning Code.

Further discussion continued among the Commission.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
3.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A REQUEST FOR CONCEPTUAL MODEL HOME ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW RANCHO VISTOSO SUBDIVISION LOCATED EAST OF RANCHO VISTOSO BOULEVARD AT THE FUTURE MOORE ROAD LOOP EXTENSION, OV1802566


Attachment 1: Applicant Submittal

Attachment 2: Conditions of Approval

Planner Hannah Oden provided a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- Plans 4020-8 and 5022-8
- Side Elevations
- Rear Elevations
- Plans 4022-8 and 5024-8
- Surrounding Development
- Summary and Recommendation

Applicant Dustin Moyer, representing Pulte Homes, stated they have worked hard to comply with the Town's planning standards and are excited to be in the neighborhood.

Discussion ensued among Commission, staff and applicant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Cox and seconded by Commissioner Basken to approve the Conceptual Model Home Architecture for the proposed seven (7) model homes for a new Rancho Vistoso subdivision, subject to the conditions in Attachment 2, based on the findings that the request complies with the Design Principles and Design Standards of the Zoning Code.

Further discussion continued among the Commission. Vice Chair Swope stated he will abstain from voting as he is not in support of this project's location.

MOTION carried, 5-0. with Bob Swope, Vice Chair abstained.
 
4.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A MASTER SIGN PROGRAM FOR THE PLACITA DE ORO SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED AT 11901 N. FIRST AVENUE, OV1801490


Attachment 1 Master Sign Program

Attachment 2 Site Photos

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

- Purpose
- Location
- Master Sign Program
- Colors
- Wall Signs and Illumination
- General Plan
- Summary

Applicant Chris Hinkson, owner of the shopping center, spoke about the shopping center being set back far from the street and the sign will help with tenant visibility.

Discussion ensued among staff and the Commission.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Hitt and seconded by Commissioner Cox to approve the master sign program for the Placita De Oro shopping center, case OV1801490, based on the finding that the proposed sign program is consistent with the Design Principles.

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

Principal Planner Michael Spaeth provided the following updates:

- December 11 will be the fourth and final State Land focus group meeting
- Interviews will be conducted for new Commissioner applications this month; Council will formally appoint on January 9
- The January Commission meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, January 10
- Thanked the outgoing Commissioners for their service and dedication

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (The Commission may bring forth general topics for future meeting agendas. The Commission may not discuss, deliberate or take any action on the topics presented pursuant to ARS 38-431.02H)

Commissioner Cox spoke about the importance of annexations for Oro Valley being paramount to the viability of the Town and the community. He would like staff to schedule a joint study session with the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss/educate on the importance.

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Hurt adjourned the meeting at 6:54 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 4th day of December, 2018. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.