Planning and Zoning on April 2, 2019

Agenda

6:30 PM
North Liberty City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. AGENDA APPROVAL
  3. SITE PLAN: Request of Watts Group Development Inc to approve a multi-family site plan for Lot 1 of “The Preserve” at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  4. STREET PARTIAL ROW VACATION: Request of the City of North Liberty to approve an unneeded portion of right-of-way associated with the reconstruction of North Liberty Road.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Public Comments
    3. Questions and Comments
    4. Recommendation to the City Council
  5. COMMERCIAL LAND USE DISCUSSION: Discussion and possible recommendation to City Council regarding commercial land use and zoning.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Discussion with Commission
    3. Public Comments
    4. Recommendation to the City Council
  6. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
  7. OLD BUSINESS
  8. NEW BUSINESS
  9. ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

Roll Call
Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the April 2, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty Planning
Commission to order. Commission members present: Jennifer Bleil, Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart,
Jason Heisler, Kylie Pentecost, Patrick Staber; absent: Rebecca Keogh.
Others present: Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Joel Miller, Brian Watts,
Duane Musser, Carter Kurdlre and other interested parties.
Agenda Approval
Bleil moved, Staber seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
The Preserve, Lot 1 Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Watts Group Development Inc to approve a multi-family site plan
for Lot 1 of “The Preserve” at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive. Staff
recommends approval with no conditions.
Applicants Presentation
Brian Watts, The Watts Group, 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 parking, the size of the shelter, open space, price
point, connectivity to area open spaces, storage of trash bins in the garage, layout, and extra
sidewalks.
Recommendation to the City Council
Pentecost moved, Heisler seconded to recommend approval of The Preserve, Lot 1 Site Plan to the
City Council with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Detlefsen, Bleil, Pentecost, Heisler; nays –
Staber, Gebhart. Motion carried.
North Liberty Road Street Partial ROW Vacation
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of the City of North Liberty to approve an unneeded portion of rightof-way associated with the reconstruction of North Liberty Road.
Public Comments
No public comments were offered.
Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the application including additional necessary right of way vacations.
Recommendation to the City Council
Bleil moved, Gebhart seconded to recommend approval of the partial ROW vacation on North Liberty
Road. The vote was: ayes – Heisler, Bleil, Staber, Detlefsen, Gebhart, Pentecost; nays – none. Motion
approved.
Commercial Land Use Discussion
Staff Presentation
Wheatley led the discussion and possible recommendation to City Council regarding commercial land
use and zoning. Staff recommendations were presented.
Discussion with Commission
The Commission discussed the proposed revisions. Staff will work through the discussion tonight
and will bring back a revised plan.
Approval of Previous Minutes
Staber moved, Bleil seconded to approve the minutes of the March 5, 2019 Regular Session. The vote
was all ayes. Minutes approved.
Old Business
Wheatley reported on the multiuse buildings on Kansas Avenue.
New Business
No new business was presented.
Adjournment
At 7:48 p.m., Staber moved, Gebhart seconded to adjourn. The vote was all ayes. Meeting adjourned.

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