Planning and Zoning Commission minutes for March 1, 2016

Planning Commission

Minutes

March 1, 2016

Roll Call

At 6:30 p.m., Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the March 1, 2016 Planning Commission meeting to order.  Commission members present: Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Kylie Pentecost, and Patrick Staber; absent – Jennifer Bleil, Josh Covert.

 

Others present: Dean Wheatley, Tracey Mulcahey, Scott Peterson, Stefan Juran, Dan Schmidt, Glen Meisner and other interested parties.

 

Agenda Approval

Heisler moved, Gebhart seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

 

Liberty View Mall Site Plan

Staff Presentation

Wheatley presented the request of Lien T. Vu and Sankar Baruah to approve a site plan for commercial property located at the southwest corner of West Penn Street and Country Lane, west of LL Pelling. Staff recommends approval of the application with no conditions.

 

Applicants Presentation

Dan Schmidt, Brain Engineering, was present on behalf of the applicant. He presented additional information and offered to answer questions. The Commission discussed the application with Schmidt.

 

Public Comments

No public comments were offered.

 

Questions and Comments

The Commission discussed added traffic turning movements on Penn Street to the development.  Positive comments on the design were given. The Commission also discussed Country Lane not being extended and the number of parking spots on the site.

 

Recommendation to the City Council

Pentecost moved, Heisler seconded to recommend approval to the City Council with no conditions.  The vote was: ayes- Staber, Detlefsen, Pentecost, Gebhart, Heisler; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Butcher’s Second Subdivision Fringe Area Preliminary Plat

Staff Presentation

Wheatley presented the request of Stephen D. & Cynthia A. Butcher to approve Butcher’s Second Subdivision, a plat for property located on the east side of Scales Bend Road beyond the corporate limits but within the Fringe Area Agreement area with Johnson County.  Staff recommends approval of this subdivision.

 

Applicants Presentation

Glen Meisner, MMS Consultants, was present on behalf of the applicant. He presented additional information and offered to answer questions.

 

Public Comments

No public comments were offered.

 

Questions and Comments

The Commission had no questions or comments.

 

Recommendation to the City Council

Gebhart moved, Pentecost seconded to recommend approval of the subdivision to the City Council with no conditions.  The vote was: ayes- Gebhart, Detlefsen, Staber, Pentecost, Heisler; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Zoning Ordinance Amendment

This item was left on the table for the next meeting.

 

Approval of Previous Minutes

Gebhart moved, Pentecost seconded to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2016 Planning Commission minutes. The vote was all ayes. Motion carried.

 

Old Business

No old business was presented.

 

New Business

Wheatley reported that at least two new cases were received for next month.

 

Adjournment

At 6:45 p.m., Gebhart moved, Staber seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.