MINUTES
ORO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
REGULAR SESSION
April 8, 2008
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
CALL TO ORDER 6:00 P.M.
 
Chairman Zinkin called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
 
PRESENT:
Mike Zinkin, Chairman
Mary Caswell, Vice-Chair
John Buette, Member
Tom Gribb, Member
Scott Leska, Member
Michael Schoeppach, Member

ABSENT: Ray Shelton, Member

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
Chairman Zinkin led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance
 
CALL TO AUDIENCE
 
Opened and closed with no comment.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
A.

Review and/or approval of the March 11, 2008, Development Review Board Regular Session Minutes.

 
DRAFT Minutes
 
Chairman Zinkin moved item A from the Consent Agenda to be heard first on the Regular Agenda.
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
A.

Review and/or approval of the March 11, 2008, Development Review Board Regular Session Minutes.

 
Chairman Zinkin requested a change to Item 2 on the minutes for March 11, 2008. 
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice-Chair Caswell and seconded by Member Buette to approve as amended the DRB minutes of March 11, 2008.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
1.

OV3-08-003, Oracle & Hardy 66 LLC, represented by Effective Signs Company, requests approval of a sign criteria for an office complex located at 8950 N. Oracle Road. The sign criteria will govern all future signage on this site.  If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Jonathan Lew, OV Planning Technician, at (520) 229-4853 or at jlew@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Staff Report
 
Steve French, non resident, presented the proposed sign criteria to the DRB.
 
Mr. French reviewed the proposed signs and locations. 

Jonathan Lew, OV Planning Technician, presented the staff report into the record and reviewed the following:
Location
Surrounding area
Proposed free standing sign
Color Pallet
Existing architecture
Lighting type

Mr. Lew stated staff is favorable to the proposal.
 
Bill Adler, OV resident, opined the importance of the Oro Valley sign code is consistency.  Mr. Adler stated he is opposed to the internal lit signs.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice-Chair Caswell and seconded by Member Buette to approve OV3-08-003, Sign Criteria for Palisades of Oro Valley, with conditions in Exhibit A and the added condition six signs on the building, using only white, pan channeled lettering internally illuminated with LED. Limited colors be allowed on the free standing sign to include White, Tan, Saddlebrown, Silver, Sunflower and Teal. 
 
Member Leska stated he would vote against the motion because the internal lit sign will be advertising and would impede the scenic view.

Member Gribb stated he would vote against the motion for the same reasons as Mr. Leska.

Member Schoeppach stated he would vote against the motion because of the number of signs. 

Mr. Zinkin stated he would vote against the motion because of the number of signs.
 
MOTION failed, 2-4 with Chairman Zinkin, Member Gribb, Member Leska, and Member Schoeppach opposed.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Schoeppach and seconded by Chairman Zinkin to continue item OV3-08-003, to April 22, 2008.  This continuation will allow the DRB to view the proposed signage in the evening.
 
MOTION failed, 2-4 with Vice-Chair Caswell, Member Buette, Member Gribb, and Member Leska opposed.
 
Chairman Zinkin moved item 1 to be heard as the last item of the Regular Session.
 
2.

OV13-08-12, Vistoso Partners, represented by Marsh and Associates, requests approval for architecture of the Stone Canyon Clubhouse, to be located adjacent to the Stone Canyon Golf Course. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Pamela J. Pelletier, OV Planner, at (520) 229-4813 or ppelletier@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Staff Report
 
Exhibit A
 
Zach Smith, non resident, presented the proposal of the Stone Canyon Clubhouse.  Mr. Smith reviewed the following:
Exterior rendering
Courtyard rendering
Elevations
Site plan
Materials

Bayer Vella, OV Principal Planner, presented the staff report and stated staff recommended approval with the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Leska and seconded by Vice-Chair Caswell to approve, OV13-08-12, architecture for the Stone Canyon Clubhouse, as requested by Vistoso Partners, represented by Marsh and Associates, with the conditions listed in the conditions of approval.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
Chairman Zinkin called for a five minute recess.
 
Reconvened at 7:15 p.m.
 
3.

OV12-03-16C, Evergreen Devco - Steam Pump LLC., requests approval of a development plan/preliminary plat and landscape plan for Phase 3 of the Steam Pump Village commercial development, located in proximity to the northwest corner of Hanley Blvd. and Oracle Road.  If you have questions about this matter, please contact David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4817 or dronquillo@orovalley.az.gov.

 
Staff Report
 
Laura Ortiz, non resident, reviewed the following:
Site plan
Traffic Control
Traffic Circulation

David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, presented the staff report into the record and reviewed the following:
Project site
Master Development Plan
Development Plan/Preliminary Plat
Mr. Ronquillo stated staff recommended approval with the conditions in Exhibit A.
Rick Schenfeld, non resident, presented the proposed landscape and stated the plant palette is dominated by 71 native plants.

David Ronquillo, Senior Planner presented the staff report regarding the landscape plan and stated the plan meets code and staff recommended approval with the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
Bill Adler, resident, opined the development looked like a strip mall and not enough shade is being provided for pedestrians.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by and seconded by to
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
4.

OV13-08-02, National Retail Development Partners LLC., represented by Evergreen - Steam Pump LLC., requests approval of architectural elevations for Tutor Time, located within Phase 3 of the Steam Pump Village development, in proximity to the northwest corner of Hanley Blvd. and Oracle Road. If you have questions about this matter, please contact David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4817 or dronquillo@orovalley.az.gov.

 
Staff Report
 
Rachel Lochren, non resident, presented the proposal for Tutor Time.
 
David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, presented the staff report.  Mr. Ronquillo stated staff recommended approval with the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by and seconded by to
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
5.

OV13-08-08, Midfirst Bank, represented by Evergreen - Steam Pump LLC., requests approval of architectural elevations for Midfirst Bank, located within Phase 3 of the Steam Pump Village development, in proximity to the northwest corner of Hanley Blvd. and Oracle Road. If you have questions about this matter, please contact David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4817 or dronquillo@orovalley.az.gov.

 
Staff Report
 
Paul Schmidt, non resident, presented the proposal.

David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, presented the staff report and stated the proposal meets all guidelines.  Mr. Ronquillo corrected the building height to 25 feet from 26 feet.  Staff recommended approval with the conditions listed in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by and seconded by to
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
1.

OV3-08-003, Oracle & Hardy 66 LLC, represented by Effective Signs Company, requests approval of a sign criteria for an office complex located at 8950 N. Oracle Road. The sign criteria will govern all future signage on this site.  If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Jonathan Lew, OV Planning Technician, at (520) 229-4853 or at jlew@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Members of the DRB went outside to view the proposed lighting at the same distance that it was proposed.  DRB Members returned to the dias and the discussion continued.

Bill Adler, resident, stated the previous discussion included the unnecessary concern of legal jeopardy and the internal lit sign is excessive and inconsistent with the character of the scenic corridor.  
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice-Chair Caswell and seconded by Member Buette to approve OV3-08-003, Sign Criteria for Palisades of Oro Valley, with conditions in Exhibit A and the added condition six signs on the building, using only white, pan channeled lettering internally illuminated with LED. Limited colors be allowed on the free standing sign to include White, Tan, Saddlebrown, Silver, Sunflower and Teal. 
 
Member Leska stated he would vote against the motion because of the impact of the lighting and the loss of the view shed.

Member Gribb stated he would vote against the motion because in his opinion the proposal does not meet the design guidelines.

 
MOTION carried, 4-2 with Member Gribb and Member Leska opposed
 
6.

Board Member Comments.  This item provides members of the Board an opportunity to comment on issues of interest or concern.  No discussion of such items is enabled and must be appropriately placed on an agenda for a future meeting.

 
Chairman Zinkin announced that Member Leska will not be reappointed to the DRB at his request.
 
7.

Planning and Zoning Update.  Staff will update the Board on relevant issues.  No discussion of such items is enabled and must be appropriately placed on an agenda for a future meeting.

 
Karen Berchtold, OV Senior Planner, provided the DRB an update various items.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Buette and seconded by Vice-Chair Caswell to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.