MINUTES
ORO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
REGULAR SESSION 
March 9, 2010
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
CALL TO ORDER REGULAR SESSION AT OR AROUND 6:00 P.M.
 
Chairman Gribb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
 
PRESENT:
Tom Gribb, Chairman
Michael Schoeppach, Vice Chair
Jill Anderson, Member
Ray Shelton, Member
Gene Wowk, Member
Richard Luckett, Member
Dennis Ottley, Member

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
Chairman Gribb led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
CALL TO THE AUDIENCE
 
Opened and closed without comment.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
A.

Review and/or approval of the February 9, 2010, DRB meeting minutes.

 
B.

OV13-10-02, A.F. Sterling Homes requests approval of architectural elevations for a model home within the Canada Del Oro Estates Lots 1-45 subdivision, to be located at 11103 Joy Faith Drive, in proximity to Naranja Drive and First Avenue. For questions and additional information, please contact Matt Michels, Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4822 or mmichels@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Schoeppach and seconded by Member Luckett to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
 
MOTION carried, 7-0
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.

OV12-09-04, Dr. Ron Walker, represented by Oracle Engineering, requests approval of a development plan/preliminary plat and landscape plan for an office building on Lot 10 of the Foothills Business Park, located in proximity to the northeast corner of Oracle Road and Hanley Boulevard. For questions and additional information, please contact David Ronquillo, Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4817or dronquillo@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Peter Solanga of Oracle Engineering, representing the applicant was present.

David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, presented the proposal and reviewed the following:
- Location map
- Development plan
- Preliminary plat
- Landscape plan
- Traffic circulation
- Future cross access
- Color materials
- Adjacent buildings

Mr. Ronquillo said the proposal is in conformance with the La Reserve Planned Area Development requirements and staff recommended approval with conditions listed in Exhibit A for all elements proposed.

Member Luckett asked if the developer had considered water harvesting.  Paul Keesler, OV Development Review Manager, said water harvesting is included in the current proposal and reminded the DRB that water harvesting is not a requirement at this time. 
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Ottley and seconded by Vice Chair Schoeppach to approve OV12-09-04, development plan/preliminary plat and landscape plan for an office building on Lot 10 of the Foothills Business Park, subject to the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION carried, 7-0
 
2.

OV13-10-01, Dr. Ron Walker, represented by Seaver Franks Architects, requests approval of architectural elevations for an office building on Lot 10 of the Foothills Business Park, located in proximity to the northeast corner of Oracle Road and Hanley Boulevard. For questions and additional information, please contact David Ronquillo, Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4817or dronquillo@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Schoeppach and seconded by Member Ottley to approve OV13-10-01, architectural elevations for an office building on Lot 10 of the Foothills Business Park, subject to the conditions in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION carried, 7-0
 
3.

OV13-10-03, BASIS School Inc., represented by Krebs Carhuff Architects Inc., requests approval of architectural elevations for a school building within Phase 3 of the Steam Pump Village Development, located in proximity to the northwest corner of Oracle Road and Hanley Boulevard.  For questions and additional information, please contact David Ronquillo, Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4817or dronquillo@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Phillip Carhuff of Krebs Carhuff Architects Inc., deferred the presentation to staff.  

David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, presented the proposal and reviewed the following:
- Location map
- Preliminary site plan
- Square footage
- Architecture elevations

Mr. Ronquillo made a correction in the staff report saying the building height would be 29 feet not 35 feet as printed in the staff report.

Mr. Ronquillo reviewed the adjacent buildings and said the proposed architecture meets the intent of the design guidelines.  Staff recommended approval with the conditions in Exhibit A.

Mr. Carhuff reviewed the following:
- Elevations approved for the site
- Aerial site plan
- General building layout

Mr. Carhuff said the owners of Basis would like to have a more modern building.
 
Member Luckett asked if the developer anticipated any changes to the proposed architecture.  Mr. Carhuff said the only change that may happen is to the east side of the building.

Member Luckett asked if the developer would consider adding some shading to the windows. Mr. Carhuff said the decision would come from the owners.

Member Anderson commented that the building style is modern and not southwestern as what is normal for Oro Valley.

Member Wowk asked if any solar studies had been done on the property and if there was any plan to do so.  Mr. Carhuff responded they are considering some water harvesting.
 
Bill Adler, OV resident, said this is a good example of architecture that should be approved.  Mr. Adler suggested the DRB ask for staff to update the Design Guidelines.  Mr. Adler asked the DRB to ask the applicant to build to a LEED standard.  This would be a great symbol to have an academic institution if it achieved a certified standing in terms of building sustainability. 

Mr. Carhuff said the building has to be opened by August 1, 2010, and we do not have the luxury of time at this point.

Member Ottley asked if the building could be LEED certified after it is built.  Mr. Carhuff responded it is more costly to do after a building is built. 

Member Luckett said most materials used now have some LEED components to them and certification is very costly to owners.  We contribute to LEED but we do not have the document.
Mr. Carhuff said we are trying to employ some of the LEED concepts.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Luckett and seconded by Member Shelton to approve OV13-10-03, BASIS School Inc., represented by Krebs Carhuff Architects Inc., architectural elevations for a school building within Phase 3 of the Steam Pump Village Development subject to the conditions of Exhibit A. 
 
Vice Chair Schoeppach said when he reviewed the plans he had reservations about the appearance, but the Board has on several occasions approved more modern designs. 
Chairman Gribb said the buildings surrounding the location are of a more traditional architecture but moving in a contemporary direction, and this project just takes it one step further.
 
MOTION carried, 7-0
 
4.

Planning and Zoning update.

 
David Ronquillo, OV Senior Planner, gave an update on Planning & Zoning related items for future Town Council meetings.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Schoeppach and seconded by Member Luckett to adjourn at 6:55 p.m.
 
MOTION carried, 7-0