Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes for February 6, 2018

February 6, 2018
City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle

Roll Call
Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the February 6, 2018 Planning Commission meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Commissioners present: Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Becky Keogh, Kylie Pentecost and Patrick Staber. Absent: Bleil.

Others present: Dean Wheatley, Carter Kurdlre, Mary Byers, Neil Trott, Duane Van Hemert, Evan Runkle and other interested parties.
Agenda Approval
Gebhart moved, seconded by Pentecost, to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda was approved.

Iowa City Community School District Site Plan
Wheatley presented the request from Iowa City Community School District to approve the Site Plan for the new Grant Elementary School. Staff recommended approval.

Applicants Presentation
Duane Van Hemert, Iowa City Community School District, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.

Public Comments
No public comment was offered.

Questions and Comments
There was discussion on traffic issues with the new school during certain times of the day. Staff feels that with the purposed improvement to this area and the site being served with the City’s trail and sidewalks systems that there should be good pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow.

Recommendation to the City Council
Staber moved, seconded by Keogh to recommend to the City Council approval of the site plan. The vote was: ayes—Detlefsen, Gebhart, Heisler, Keogh, Pentecost, Staber; nays—none; absent: Bleil. Motion carried.

Lot 8 Golfview Commercial Development Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Neil Trott for a multi-user building, Staff recommends approval.

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

Approval of previous Minutes
Gebhart moved, seconded by Heisler, to approve the Minutes of December 5, 2017 Commission meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes were approved.

Old Business
No old business was presented.

New Business
Wheatley reported that there are no new cases for March.

Keogh moved, seconded by Staber, to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m. The vote was all ayes and the meeting was adjourned.

Mary Byers, Deputy City Clerk