Planning and Zoning minutes from January 11, 2017

 Planning Commission
Minutes
January 11, 2017

Roll Call
Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the January 11, 2017 Regular Session of the North Liberty Planning Commission to order. Members present: Jennifer Bleil, Josh Covert, Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Kylie Pentecost and Patrick Staber; absent: Jennifer Bleil, Josh Covert.

Others present: Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Megan Benischek and other interested parties.

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

Corridor Family Center LLC Site Plan and Conditional Use
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Corridor Family Center LLC to approve a site plan for a family entertainment center with restaurant located at the northwest corner of North Madison Avenue and Penn Court, or just south of the Liberty’s Gate addition pond on the south side of West Penn Street.

Applicant Presentation
Kevin Peltier, Paradigm Design, offered information regarding the application.

Public Comments
No public comments were brought forward.

Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed storm water management on the site, the design of the building, and the uses and the appropriateness of the use to the community.

Recommendation to the City Council – site plan
Pentecost moved, Staber seconded to recommend approval of the Corridor Family Center LLC Site Plan to the City Council with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Gebhart, Pentecost, Staber, Heisler, Detlefsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Recommendation to the Board of Adjustment – conditional use
Heisler moved, Staber seconded to recommend approval of the Corridor Family Center LLC conditional use to the City Board of Adjustment with the standard conditions for outdoor eating. After discussion, the vote was:  ayes – Pentecost, Detlefsen, Gebhart, Staber, Heisler; nays – none. Motion carried.

Lot 2, Resubdivision of Lot 13, I-380 Industrial Park Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of L3 Properties LLC to approve a site plan for a contractors supply store located west of Interstate I-380, near the south end of Stoner Court.  Staff recommends approval.

Applicant Presentation
Ben Mitchell, MMS Consultants, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions regarding the application.

Public Comments
No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments
Commission discussed the open space on the lot, storm water management, and the quality of the construction.

Recommendation to the City Council
Heisler moved, Pentecost seconded to recommend approval of the Site Plan application for Lot 2, Resubdivision of Lot 13, I-380 Industrial Park to the City Council with no conditions.  The vote was: ayes – Staber, Pentecost, Detlefsen, Heisler, Gebhart; nays – none. Motion carried.

Approval of previous Minutes
Gebhart moved, Staber seconded to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2016 Planning Commission meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.

Old Business
Wheatley reported that the Arby’s Restaurant will be starting construction soon.

New Business

Wheatley reported that only one new case for next month. The application may not be ready for next month, a meeting may not be necessary in February.

Adjournment
At 6:49 p.m., Pentecost moved, Heisler seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.