Planning and Zoning Commission minutes for May 3, 2016

Planning Commission
Minutes
May 3, 2016

Roll Call
Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the Planning Commission to order at 6:30 p.m. Commission members present: Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Kylie Pentecost and Pat Staber; absent: Jennifer Bleil and Josh Covert.

Others present: Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Scott Peterson, Kevin Trom, Stefan Juran and other interested parties.

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

Hodge Construction Rezoning
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Hodge Construction to approve rezoning of property from ID (Interim Development) to RS-6 and RS-7 PAD (Single-Family), located west of Jones Boulevard and north of Forevergreen Road. Staff recommends approval of the application.

Applicants Presentation
Mike Hodge and Kevin Digmann presented additional information regarding the application.

Public Comments
Wheatley reported on the good neighbor meeting on this application.

Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the waterway in Smigel addition and how it affects this property and the minimum lot width in the RS-6 zoning district.

Recommendation to the City Council
Heisler moved, Gebhart seconded to recommend approval of the Hodge Construction Rezoning request to the City Council. The vote was: ayes – Heisler, Pentecost, Gebhart, Staber, Detlefsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

CK Squared Construction, Inc. Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of CK Squared Construction, Inc. to approve a site plan for industrial property located west of I-380, on Stoner Court east of Herky Street. Staff recommends approval of the application.

Applicants Presentation
Tim Linden presented additional information regarding the application.

Public Comments
No public comment was offered.

Questions and Comments
The Commission provided positive feedback on the proposal and discussed the outdoor storage area.

Recommendation to the City Council
Pentecost moved, Gebhart seconded to recommend approval of the Site Plan application to the City Council. The vote was: ayes- Detlefsen, Pentecost, Staber, Gebhart, Heisler; nays –none. Motion carried.

Parking And Storage Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the updated Parking and Storage draft. He provided additional information on how Iowa City and Coralville handle this issue.

Public Comments
No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the proposed revisions. The proposed amendments include grandfathering existing parked RVS and boats in the side yard for current owners and existing gravel storage and amending the storage time limit to 48 hours.

Recommendation to the City Council
Heisler moved, Staber seconded to recommend approval of the ordinance amendment to the City Council. The vote was: ayes- Staber, Pentecost, Detlefsen, Gebhart, Heisler; nays –none. Motion carried.

Approval of Previous Minutes
Gebhart moved, Staber seconded to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2016 meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.

Old Business
No old business was presented.

New Business
Wheatley reported that June’s agenda will be large and have interesting proposals.

Adjournment
At 7:11 p.m., Gebhart moved, Staber seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.