Planning and Zoning on October 6, 2015

Agenda

NORTH LIBERTY PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:30 PM

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. AGENDA APPROVAL
  3. PUBLIC COMMENT ON ANY ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA
  4. ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT: Request from staff to consider an amendment to the O/RP Zoning District to reduce the minimum required lot area, lot width, and side yard setbacks.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Public Comments
    3. Questions and Comments
    4. Recommendation to the City Council
  5. SITE PLAN: Request of Corridor Media Properties, LLC to approve an office site plan for property located on Landon Road west of Kansas Avenue, north of the UICCU.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  6. PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLAT: Request of A&M Development to approve a 2-lot preliminary and final plat for property zoned O/RP and located on Landon Road west of Kansas Avenue, north of the UICCU.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  7. REVISED SITE PLAN: Request of CJ’s Construction to approve a revised site plan for property located at the southwest corner of Progress Street and 236th
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  8. SITE PLAN: Request of Grand Rail Development Company, Inc to approve a site plan for property located at the east side of Stoner Court, west of I-380 and south of Penn Street.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  9. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
  10. OLD BUSINESS
  11. NEW BUSINESS
  12. ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

North Liberty Planning Commission
October 6, 2015
Roll Call
At 6:30 p.m., Sayre called the October 6, 2015 Regular Session of the Planning Commission to order. Commissioners present: Bleil, Covert, Gebhart, Heisler, Sayre; absent – Detlefsen, Pentecost.
Others present: Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Scott Peterson, Stefan Juran, Duane Musser, John Lohman, Chad Pelley, Cory Hodapp, Carter Kurdlre, Mike Evans and other interested parties.
Agenda Approval
Covert moved, Bleil seconded to approve the agenda. All ayes. Agenda approved.
Public Comment
No public comment was offered.
Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request from staff to consider an amendment to the O/RP Zoning District to reduce the minimum required lot area, lot width, and side yard setbacks.
Public Comments
No public comments were offered.
Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the proposed ordinance amendment.
Recommendation to the City Council
Heisler moved, Covert seconded to recommend approval of the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment. The vote was: ayes – Heisler, Gebhart, Sayre, Bleil, Covert; nays – none. Motion carried.
Corridor Media Properties Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Corridor Media Properties, LLC to approve an office site plan for property located on Landon Road west of Kansas Avenue, north of the UICCU.
Applicant’s Presentation
John Lohman, Corridor Business Journal, presented information on the proposed site plan. Council asked about signage, offered feedback on the building, and asked about ownership.
Public Comments
No public comments were offered.
Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the application.
Recommendation to the City Council
Bleil moved, Covert seconded to approve Corridor Media Properties Site Plan with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Bleil, Covert, Sayre, Gebhart, Heisler; nays – none. Motion carried.
A&M Development Preliminary and Final Plat
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of A&M Development to approve a 2-lot preliminary and final plat for property zoned O/RP and located on Landon Road west of Kansas Avenue, north of the UICCU.
Applicant’s Presentation
Duane Musser, MMS Consultants, presented the preliminary and final plat of the 2-lot subdivision.
Public Comments
No public comments were received.
Questions and Comments
The Commission had no questions or comments regarding the application.
Recommendation to the City Council
Heisler moved, Gebhart seconded to recommend approval of the A&M Development Preliminary and Final Plats with no conditions. The vote was: ayes- Covert, Heisler, Gebhart, Sayre, Bleil; nays – none. Motion carried.
CJ’s Construction Revised Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of CJ’s Construction to approve a revised site plan for property located at the southwest corner of Progress Street and 236th Street.
Applicant’s Presentation
Cory Hodapp offered to answer questions regarding the revised site plan application for CJ’s Construction. The Commission asked about the existing facility on this property.
Public Comments
No public comments were offered.
Questions and Comments
The Commission had no further discussion on this item.
Recommendation to the City Council
Bleil moved, Covert seconded to recommend approval of the revised site plan with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Sayre, Heisler, Gebhart, Covert, Bleil; nays – none. Motion carried.
Grand Rail Development Company, Inc. Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Grand Rail Development Company, Inc. to approve a site plan for property located at the east side of Stoner Court, west of I-380 and south of Penn Street.
Applicant’s Presentation
Mike Evans presented the site plan application. The Commission asked about signage, location of parking, commented on the aesthetic, and asked about the types of uses.
Public Comments
No public comments were offered.
Questions and Comments
The Commission had no further discussion on this item.
Recommendation to the City Council
Covert moved, Gebhart seconded to recommend approval of the Grand Rail Development Company, Inc. Site Plan with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Gebhart, Bleil, Heisler, Covert, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.
Approval of Previous Minutes
Covert moved, Bleil seconded to approve the minutes from the July 7, 2015 Planning Commission meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.
Old Business
No old business was presented.
New Business
Wheatley reported that one new case was received for November’s meeting. The Commission discussed signage standards and parking along I380.
Adjournment
At 7:09 p.m., Covert moved, Heisler seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.

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