Planning and Zoning Commission on February 7, 2017
- ROLL CALL
- AGENDA APPROVAL
- SITE PLAN: Request of Junge Automotive to approve a site plan for a new car dealership located on North Madison Avenue west of Kansas Avenue. (Lot 1, Liberty’s Gate Part 8; and Lot 28 Liberty’s Gate Part 3)
- Staff Presentation
- Applicants Presentation
- Public Comments
- Questions and Comments
- Recommendation to the City Council
- APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
- OLD BUSINESS
- NEW BUSINESS
At 6:30 p.m., Jennifer Bleil called the February 7, 2017 North Liberty Planning Commission to order. Commission members present: Jennifer Bleil, Josh Covert, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, and Patrick Staber. Absent: Ronda Detlefsen, Kylie Pentecost.
Others present: Dean Wheatley, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Mike Warden, Gary Junge, Jason Junge, Adam Hahn, Ben Mitchell and other interested parties.
Covert moved, Staber seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
Junge Automotive Site Plan
Wheatley presented the request of Junge Automotive to approve a site plan for a new car dealership located on North Madison Avenue west of Kansas Avenue. Staff recommends denial of the application.
Mike Warden, Knapp Warden Architects, introduced the design team including Gary Junge, Jason Junge, Adam Hahn, and Ben Mitchell. Warden presented information on the application including the building materials. Warden requested the City consider a change to allowed materials for new structures. Adam Hahn spoke regarding the design of the building. Gary Junge spoke regarding the proposed site plan.
No public comments were offered.
Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the application including adding glass shop doors, the architectural design, the lack of a back to the property and use of color and/or texture to break up the elevations.
Recommendation to the City Council
Covert moved to table this item to a follow up meeting on February 15 or another designated date to present the Commission with an updated design. Staber seconded. The vote was all ayes. The item was tabled.
Approval of Previous Minutes
Covert moved, Gebhart seconded to approve the minutes of last month’s meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.
No old business was presented.
Wheatley reported that there are two cases for March. Both are site plan applications.
At 7:37 p.m., Covert moved, Gebhart seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.