MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
February 5, 2019
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER

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

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Bob Swope, Vice Chair
Thomas Gribb, Commissioner
Celeste Gambill, Commissioner
Skeet Posey, Commissioner
Hal Bergsma, Commissioner
Ellen Hong, Commissioner
Nathan Basken, Commissioner

Commissioner Hong arrived at 6:05 p.m.

ALSO PRESENT:
Community and Economic Development Director J.J. Johnston
Planning Manager Bayer Vella
Permitting Manager David Laws
Chief Civil Deputy Attorney Joe Andrews

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Vice Chair Swope 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 provided updates on the following:

- Two final plats were approved by Council in December
- In January, Council denied the rezoning request for property in the Innovation Park area, so it will remain zoned as Campus Park Industrial; approved a master sign program in the Placita de Oro shopping center; held study sessions on both the State Land potential annexation and the Oro Valley Community Center golf courses; and appointed new board and commission members.
- No Planning items are currently on the agendas for February council meetings.
- For the March 6 council meeting, two items on tonight's agenda may be heard as well as a final plat case.
- There is another tentatively scheduled study session on February 20 for the golf courses.

REGULAR SESSION AGENDA

3.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 4, 2018 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES


12-5-18 Minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Gribb and seconded by Commissioner Basken to approve the December 4, 2018 meeting minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 7-0.
 
4.

PUBLIC HEARING: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ORO VALLEY TOWN CENTRE PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT, LOCATED NEAR THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ORACLE ROAD AND PUSCH VIEW LANE, OV1801569


ATTACHMENT 1 - APPLICANT SUBMITTAL

ATTACHMENT 2 - AREA MAP

ATTACHMENT 4 - EXISTING AREA 3 TDP

ATTACHMENT 5 - AREA 4 TENTATIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

ATTACHMENT 6 - NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING SUMMARIES

ATTACHMENT 7 - NEIGHBORHOOD CORRESPONDENCE

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

- Purpose
- Location
- Background - Oro Valley Town Centre PAD (Planned Area Development)
- Background - Existing Entitlements Area 4
- Applicant's Request
- Area 4 - Existing vs. Proposed
- Area 4 - Neighborhood Compatibility
- Rezoning Request - Review Tools
- Summary and Recommendation

Discussion ensued between the Commission and staff.

Applicant Rob Longaker of The WLB Group introduced the owner of the property, Patrick Rooney as well as Rick Morris with Richmond American Homes.

Mr. Longaker spoke on the following:

- History of application and background on his credentials
- Reasons for amendments to Area 3 and exclusion from this proposal
- Changes to submittal document based on the Area 3 withdrawal
- Reviewed the infrastructure, traffic impact analysis, transitional buffering, view protection from Oracle Road and compliance with the Oracle Road Scenic Corridor Overlay District (ORSCOD), views from the proposed homes, on-site recreation areas and compatibility with surrounding properties related to Area 4
- The neighborhood meetings that have been held and the resulting changes that have been made to the plan
- Existing water infrastructure and water connectivity
- Specific changes to the application, what is being removed and what is remaining in the plan

Discussion ensued among the Commission, staff and applicant.

Vice Chair Swope opened the public hearing.

The following individuals spoke in support of Agenda Item 4:

- Michael Barclay, Oro Valley resident
- Courtland Hall, Oro Valley resident
- Dave Perry, Oro Valley resident
- Teri Lamour, Oro Valley resident

The following individuals spoke in opposition of Agenda Item 4:

- Jerry Ward, Oro Valley resident
- Lee Saida, Oro Valley resident
- Hal Biestek, Oro Valley resident
- Tony Beretta, Oro Valley resident
- Joseph Fratt, Oro Valley resident
- Tom Durham, Oro Valley resident
- Don Adams (also representing Jan Adams), Oro Valley resident
- Nancy Ward, Oro Valley resident
- Kurt Weirich, Oro Valley resident

The following individuals spoke on Agenda Item 4:

- Bill Gardner, Oro Valley resident
- Krystal Graham, Oro Valley resident
- Joseph Fratt, Sr., Oro Valley resident

Vice Chair Swope closed the public hearing.

Discussion continued among the Commission, staff and applicant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Gribb and seconded by Commissioner Basken to recommend approval of the proposed amendment to the Oro Valley Town Center, based on the finding the request is in conformance with the General Plan and all applicable zoning requirements.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Basken and seconded by Commissioner Gribb to Amend to add Condition 1 - the applicant will plant additional trees directly adjacent to Camino Diestro in the gap as opposed to along the road in this PAD.

Further discussion continued among the Commission, staff and applicant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Gribb and seconded by Commissioner Basken to recommend approval of the proposed amendment to the Oro Valley Town Center, based on the finding the request is in conformance with the General Plan and all applicable zoning requirements, adding Condition 1 and excluding Area 3.

MOTION carried, 7-0.
 
Vice Chair Swope recessed the meeting at 8:23 p.m.

Vice Chair Swope resumed the meeting at 8:33 p.m.

5.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN AND LANDSCAPE PLAN FOR A PROPOSED 21 LOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION, LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LAMBERT LANE AND SHORE CLIFF DRIVE, OV1801921


ATTACHMENT 1- CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN

ATTACHMENT 2- CONCEPTUAL LANDSCAPE PLAN

ATTACHMENT 3- LAND USE AND ZONING TABLE

ATTACHMENT 4- DESIGN GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS ANALYSIS

ATTACHMENT 5- REC AREA IN-LIEU FEE

ATTACHMENT 6- NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING SUMMARIES

ATTACHMENT 7- NEIGHBOR LETTERS

Senior Planner Milini Simms provided a presentation that including the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- Existing Zoning
- Conceptual Site and Landscape Plan
- Proposed In-Lieu Fee for Rec Area
- Public Participation
- Summary and Recommendation

Discussion ensued among the staff and Commission.

Hugo Blanco and Ryan Mott with Melcor Developments, and Chris Patton with Rick Engineering, reviewed the following:

- Privacy concerns and cross section of eastern boundary
- Rivers Edge entrance and impact of headlights

Discussion continued among the Commission, staff and applicant.

Vice Chair Swope opened the public hearing.

The following individuals spoke in opposition to Agenda Item 5:

- Bill Baber, Oro Valley resident
- Gary Darst, Oro Valley resident

Vice Chair Swope closed the public hearing.

Further discussion ensued among the Commission, staff and applicant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Bergsma and seconded by Commissioner Gribb to recommend approval of the Conceptual Site Plan and Landscape Plan for a proposed 21-lot subdivision on Shore Cliff Drive, finding the request is in conformance with the Design Principles and applicable Design Standards.

MOTION carried, 6-1 with Commissioner Posey opposed.
 
6.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO MODIFY AN EXISTING COMMUNICATION FACILITY, LOCATED ON A TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER UTILITY POLE NEAR THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LAMBERT LANE AND LA CAÑADA DRIVE, OV1802935


ATTACHMENT 2- PHOTO SIMULATIONS

- Purpose
- Location
- Modifications
- Stealth Applications
- General Plan Compliance
- Summary and Recommendation

Discussion ensued among the Commission and staff.

Carmelina Scigliano with Tectonic Engineering, representing Verizon Wireless, spoke on the reason for selecting this pole regarding service capacity.

Discussion continued among the Commission and staff.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Gribb and seconded by Commissioner Bergsma to approve the proposed modifications to the existing cell tower located on a Tucson Electric Power utility pole, based on the finding it meets all applicable zoning code requirements and design guidelines.

MOTION carried, 7-0.
 
1.

ELECTION OF CHAIR FOR THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 6, 2019


MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Gribb and seconded by Commissioner Basken to nominate Vice Chair Bob Swope as the Planning and Zoning Commission Chair.

MOTION carried, 7-0.
 
2.

ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR FOR THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 6, 2019


MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Gribb and seconded by Commissioner Bergsma to nominate Commissioner Nathan Basken as the Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chair.

MOTION carried, 7-0.
 
PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

Planning Manager Bayer Vella provided the following updates:

- Upcoming neighborhood meeting on February 7
- The next Commission meeting is scheduled for March 5
- Information on Commissioner memberships for the American Planning Association, including the Arizona Chapter

ADJOURNMENT

Vice Chair Swope adjourned the meeting at 9:31 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 5th of February, 2019. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.