MINUTES
ORO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
REGULAR SESSION
May 13, 2008
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
CALL TO ORDER STUDY SESSION AT OR AROUND 5:00 P.M.
 
Chairman Zinkin called the DRB Study Session to order at 5:00 p.m.
 
This is a Development Review Board Study Session.  Consequently, no legal action will be taken.
 
ROLL CALL
 
1.

The legal parameters of design review.

 
Discussion only, no action was taken.
Chairman Zinkin noted that Vice-Chair Caswell would not be at the meeting and Member Leska joined the group at 5:20 p.m.  All other members were present.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Gribb and seconded by Member Shelton to adjourn the Study Session at 5:25 p.m.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
CALL TO ORDER REGULAR SESSION AT OR AROUND 6:00 P.M.
 
Chairman Zinkin called the Regular Session to order at 6:00 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
 
PRESENT:
Mike Zinkin, Chairman
John Buette, Member
Tom Gribb, Member
Scott Leska, Member
Michael Schoeppach, Member
Ray Shelton, Member

ABSENT: Mary Caswell, Vice-Chair

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
Chairman Zinkin led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
CALL TO AUDIENCE
 
Open and closed with no comment.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
Items A and B were moved to be heard on the Regular Agenda.
 
C.

OV13-08-16, Victor and Sally Chen, represented by W. John Gabb, Architects LLC, requests approval of a custom home located 9880 N. Carodera Canyon. The house is located on Lot 12 of the La Reserve subdivision and will be two stories.  If you have any questions regarding this submittal please contact Jonathan Lew, Planning Technician, (520) 229-4853 or at jlew@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
DRB Report
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Chairman Zinkin to approve OV13-08-16.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
A.

Review and/or approval of the April 8, 2008, Development Review Board Regular Session Minutes.

 
Draft Minutes
 
Member Schoeppach requested a change to OV3-08-003.  
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Schoeppach and seconded by Member Gribb to approve the minutes as amended.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
B.

OV13-08-15, Pepper Viner Homes, Requests architectural review and approval of models 2339 and 2627 for Rivers Edge II, located on the north side of Lambert Lane east of the Highlands Mobile Home Park, Parcel 224-28-1570. The proposed models have 2 stories.  If you have any questions regarding this submittal please contact Jonathan Lew, Planning Technician, (520) 229-4853 or at jlew@orovalleyaz.gov. 

 
Report
 
Member Gribb questioned the front garage dominance.

Richard Barnum stated the builder uses a courtyard that takes away from the dominant look of the garage.  Mr. Barnum also stated there would be no lots in this subdivision that would include a third car garage, the lots are too small.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Gribb and seconded by Member Shelton to approve OV13-08-15, Pepper Viner Homes, with the conditions in Exhibit A to include model 2339 will not be built with a third car garage.
Chairman Zinkin requested the addition of a friendly amendment to add the letter written by the developer on April 10, 2008.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
1.

OV3-08-02, Vistoso Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, represented by Territorial Sign Company, requests approval of a sign criterion.  The site is located at 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Boulevard.  The proposal includes on freestanding sign and two non-illuminated wall signs.  If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Jonathan Lew, OV Planning Technician, at (520) 229-4853 or at jlew@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Report
 
Tom Fields, non resident, gave a presentation to the DRB showing the proposed signs.  Mr. Fields stated ground illumination was approved by the HOA and is approved by the OVZCR.

Jonathan Lew, OV Planning Technician, reviewed the following:
Location
Surrounding area signage
Sign location
Mr. Lew stated the application meets Rancho Vistoso PAD and staff recommended approval.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Buette and seconded by Member Gribb approve OV3-08-02, Vistoso Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, represented by Territorial Sign Company, with the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
2.

OV12-04-14B, CTW Retail Partners LLC., representing the property owner, requests approval of an alternative parking analysis for Placita Del Oro, located on the southwest corner of Tangerine Road and First Avenue. The development plan for this project has been previously approved.  If you have any questions about this matter, please contact David Ronquillo, Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4817 or dronquillo@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Report
 
Exhibit A
 
Liz Gaston, non resident, stated applicant is asking for an alternative parking.  The original development allowed for 3800 square feet, the development has new interest from more restaurant type business.

John Bartlett, Kimler and Associates, non resident reviewed the proposed alternative parking analysis.
 
David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, presented the staff report into record.  Mr. Ronquillo stated that staff is comfortable and recommended approval with the conditions in Exhibit A.

Bayer Vella, OV Principal Planner, stated that where parking is overdone is when the applicant was able to use the old zoning code.  Mr. Vella stated staff is comfortable enough to accept the proposal but want to make clear to the Board that there is concern for under parking.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Leska and seconded by Member Buette approve  OV12-04-14B, CTW Retail Partners LLC., representing the property owner, requests approval of an alternative parking analysis for Placita Del Oro, with the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
3.

OV13-08-14, Red Lobster, represented by GHA Architects, requests approval for architecture for Red Lobster at Oro Valley Marketplace, located at the southwest corner of Tangerine Road and Oracle Road.  Architecture has been submitted for Lot 22 at Oro Valley Marketplace.  If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Pamela J. Pelletier, OV Planner, at (520) 229-4813 or ppelletier@orovalleyaz.gov .   

 
Report
 
Exhibit A
 
Jack DeGagne, non resident, Darden Restaurants from Florida.  Mr. DeGagne presented the proposal to the DRB and reviewed the following
site plan
floor plan
elevation
Mr. DeGagne stated his concern of putting copper on the gates of the dumpster, he stated it would be inviting vandalism and an invitation to steal the copper.

Member Schoeppach asked if the developer would be willing to use an alternative that would possibly look like copper.  Mr. DeGagne stated yes, the developer would be willing to look at an alternative.

Chairman Zinkin called for a recess.
 
DRB reconvened at 7:14 p.m.
 
Pamela Pelletier, OV Planner, presented the staff report into the record and showed a drawing of the proposed changes to the proposal.   
 
Mrs. Pelletier stated staff supports removing the scoring of the faux tiles and extending the copper roof of the mechanical room.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Shelton and seconded by Member Leska approve OV13-08-14, Red Lobster, represented by GHA Architects, requests approval for architecture for Red Lobster at Oro Valley Marketplace, located at the southwest corner of Tangerine Road and Oracle Road subject to the conditions of approval in Exhibit A and B. In addition, the scoring of faux tile will be removed and replaced with stucco, copper paint, approved by staff, on the gates of the dumpster walls and the extension of the copper roof of the mechanical room. 
 
Mr. Leska asks for a friendly amendment that the color of the paint be approved by staff.  The amendment is accepted. 
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
4.

OV12-98-01E, Vistoso Partners, represented by The WLB Group Inc., requests approval of a revision to the Stone Canyon Swim and Fitness Center development and landscape plans.  This proposal is for a revision to the Swim and Fitness center, adjacent to the new Stone Canyon Clubhouse.  If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Pamela J. Pelletier, OV Planner, at (520) 229-4813 or ppelletier@orovalleyaz.gov .   

 
Report
 
Exhibit A
 
Chairman Zinkin stated that items 4 and 5 will be presented together but two votes would be taken.

Paul Oland, non resident, from WLB, presented the proposal revision and reviewed the following to the DRB:
Architecture
Topography
Circulation

Gary Grizzle, non resident, landscape architect presented the proposal and reviewed the landscape plan. 

Member Buette asked how the watering of the turf would take place.  Mr. Grizzle responded by traditional sprinklers. Member Leska asked if there was going to be any water harvesting.  Mr. Grizzle responded no.

Chairman Zinkin asked for clarification of the revision of the swim and fitness center.  Mr. Oland showed the circular parking area that would be removed and replaced with a larger area.  The only revision is to the parking. 

Member Leska asked how much turf was being put in.  Mr. Grizzle responded 5700 square feet.

Pamela Pelletier, OV Planner, presented the staff report into record and reviewed the Open Space Trade.

Ms. Pelletier stated that the staff does support the Open Space Trade.
 
Chairman Zinkin asked if the developer would be willing to water the turf with effluent (grey water).  Mr. Oland responded they would agree.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Schoeppach and seconded by Member Shelton approve OV12-98-01E, Vistoso Partners, represented by The WLB Group Inc., requests approval of a revision to the Stone Canyon Swim and Fitness Center development and landscape plans with the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
5.

OV12-07-09, Stone Canyon Golf LLC, represented by The WLB Group, requests approval of development and landscape plans for the Stone Canyon Clubhouse, to be located on the Stone Canyon Golf Course. This proposal is for the new Stone Canyon Clubhouse.  Architecture for the new Clubhouse was approved by the Development Review Board on April 8, 2008.If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Pamela J. Pelletier, OV Planner, at (520) 229-4813 or ppelletier@orovalleyaz.gov .

 
Report
 
Exhibit A
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Leska and seconded by Member Buette approve OV12-07-09, Stone Canyon Golf LLC, represented by The WLB Group, requests approval of development and landscape plans for the Stone Canyon Clubhouse, to be located on the Stone Canyon Golf Course with conditions in Exhibit A and any turf used would be irrigated by effluent water.
 
Member Gribb asked for an amendment to preclude turf in the landscape plan.

The amendment died for lack of a second.
 
Member Gribb stated he would vote against the motion because it does not meet with the design guidelines.
 
MOTION carried, 5-1 with Member Gribb opposed
 
6.

OV12-05-28C, Canada Vistas, represented by The WLB Group Inc., requests approval of a revised preliminary plat and landscape plan for the Lofts at Vistoso condominiums at Vistoso Town Center, located at the southeast corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd. and Moore Road. The revised open space trade is the focus for this revision.  The other site plan changes have been approved administratively.  If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Pamela J. Pelletier, OV Planner, at (520) 229-4813 or ppelletier@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Report
 
Exhibit A
 
Mr. Paul Oland, non resident, from WLB, presented the proposal to the DRB.

Pamela Pelletier, OV Planner stated staff supported the Open Space Trade.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Buette and seconded by Member Schoeppach to approve OV12-05-28C, Canada Vistas, represented by The WLB Group Inc., requests of a revised preliminary plat and landscape plan for the Lofts at Vistoso condominiums at Vistoso Town Center, located at the southeast corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd. and Moore Road with the conditions of approval in Exhibit A.

 
MOTION carried, 6-0
 
7.

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 acknowledged that the Town will miss Pamela Pelletier and stated someone will sit in the chair but she will not be replaced.
 
8.

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.

 
Bayer Vella, OV Principal Planner, gave an update on proposed changes to the landscape code. 

Karen Berchtold, OV Senior Planner, gave updates on upcoming items before Town Council and stated the process for Major General Plan amendments is underway. 
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Leska and seconded by Chairman Zinkin to adjourn at 8:00 p.m.
 
MOTION carried, 6-0