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Planning and Zoning Commission for October 4, 2023

Agenda

Due to lack of quorum the October 3 Planning and Zoning meeting has been rescheduled for October 4 at 6:30 PM.

This meeting may be accessed live by the public in person or on the internet at northlibertyiowa.org/live, on Facebook at facebook.com/northliberty or on YouTube at youtube.com/northliberty. Meetings are rebroadcast on cable and available on-demand on northlibertyiowa.org.

Call to Order

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Preliminary Subdivision Plat: Request of CMW Properties, LLC. to approve a Preliminary Subdivision Plat revision for a 7-lot subdivision on approximately
    10.30 acres. The property is located at the southeast corner of North Liberty Road and South Dubuque Street.

    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicant Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  4. Approval of Previous Minutes
  5. Old Business
  6. New Business
  7. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to Order

Chair Josey Bathke called the October 4, 2023 Planning Commission to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1 Quail Creek Circle.  Commission members present:  Barry A’Hearn, Josey Bathke, Sheila Geneser, Dave Willer, and Amy Yotty; absent: Patrick Staber, and Jason Heisler.

 

Others present:  Ryan Rusnak, Grant Lientz, Josiah Bilskemper, Tracey Mulcahey and other interested parties.

 

Approval of the Agenda

A’Hearn moved, Willer seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

 

Preliminary Subdivision Plat

Staff Presentation

Rusnak presented the request of CMW Properties, LLC. to approve a Preliminary Subdivision Plat revision for a 7-lot subdivision on approximately 10.30 acres. The property is located at the southeast corner of North Liberty Road and South Dubuque Street.  Staff recommends that the Planning Commission accept the two listed findings; 1. The preliminary plat, which proposes a mixed-use development, would achieve consistency with the Comprehensive Plan Future Land map designation of Urban High Intensity; and 2. The preliminary plat would achieve consistency with Section 180.11(3)(A) and 180.12 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances, which sets forth the preliminary subdivision plat submittal requirements and design standards, respectively; and forward the request of CMW Properties, LLC to approve a Preliminary Subdivision Plat for a 7-lot subdivision on approximately 10.30 acres.

Applicant Presentation

Mike Welch, Welch Design and Development, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.

Public Comments

No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments

The Commission discussed the application including the Putnam Drive intersection with North Liberty Road’s proximity to roundabout.

Recommendation to the City Council

Geneser moved, Willer seconded that the Planning Commission accept the two listed findings and forward the Preliminary Subdivision Plat to the City Council with a recommendation for approval.  The vote was: ayes -A’Hearn, Geneser, Bathke, Yotty, Willer; nays – none; absent – Heisler, Staber. Motion carried.

 

Approval of Previous Minutes

A’Hearn moved, Yotty seconded to approve the minutes of the September 5, 2023 meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.

 

Old Business

Rusnak reported that Aldi, Steindler, the sports facility, and Pizza Ranch are all under construction.  Buck Moon Villas is grading this year. Solomon’s Landing and Watertower Place are going vertical.

 

New Business

Rusnak reported that there is no meeting in November.  Bathke asked about the new location.  Rusnak reported that Heiar will be presenting about the new city hall. The presentation might be at the December meeting if the agenda allows.

 

Adjournment

At 6:42 p.m., A’Hearn moved, Willer seconded to adjourn. The vote was all ayes. Meeting adjourned.

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