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Planning and Zoning on February 6, 2018

Agenda

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. AGENDA APPROVAL
  1. SITE PLAN: Request from Iowa City Community School District to approve a site plan for property intended for a new elementary school and located generally on the west side of N Front Street directly south of Cedar Springs Subdivisions. (Proposed Grant Elementary School Addition)
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  2. SITE PLAN: Request from Brad Robison to approve a site plan for a multi-user commercial development on the east side of 965 between Lions Drive and Hawkeye Drive. (Lot 8 Golfview Commercial, Part 2)
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  3. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
  4. OLD BUSINESS
  5. NEW BUSINESS
  6. ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

Roll Call
Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the April 3, 2018 Planning Commission meeting to order. Commission members present: Jennifer Bleil, Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Becky Keogh, Kylie Pentecost and Pat Staber.

Others present: Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Scott Peterson, Kevin Trom, Evan Runkle and other interested parties.

Agenda Approval
Gebhart moved, Bleil seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

AAA Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request from AAA Mechanical Contractors, Inc. to approve a site plan for a new mechanical contractor building located generally at the southwest corner of the I-380 Industrial Park, near the south end of Stoner Court. Staff recommends approval of the site plan with no conditions.

Applicants Presentation
Jeff Koeppel was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.

Public Comments
No comments were offered.

Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the application including the quality of the design.

Recommendation to the City Council
Bleil moved, Keogh seconded to recommend approval of the site plan application to the City Council with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Heisler, Staber, Detlefsen, Keogh, Bleil, Gebhart, Pentecost; nays – none. Motion approved.

Grand Rail Development Company, Inc. Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request from Grand Rail Development Company, Inc to approve a site plan for a mixed-use development on Madison Avenue, one block south of West Penn Street. Staff recommends approval of the application with no conditions.

Applicants Presentation
Jake Evans, Grand Rail Development, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.

Public Comments
No comments were received relating to this application.

Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the application including the quality of the appearance, whether the mixed-use proposal was requested or required, trees shown on site plan, additional work on stormwater on site, appropriateness to the location, standpipe systems and notes versus conditions.

Recommendation to the City Council
Pentecost moved, Bleil seconded to recommend approval of the site plan application to the City Council with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Gebhart, Bleil, Pentecost, Staber, Detlefsen, Keogh, Heisler; nays – none. Motion carried.

Hodge Construction Company Rezoning
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request from Hodge Construction Company to approve a rezoning of 21.62 acres from ID (Interim Development district) to RS-6 (Residential Single-Family), for property generally located west of Jones Boulevard and north of Forevergreen Road. Staff recommends approval of the rezoning application with no conditions.

Applicants Presentation
Kevin Digmann, Hodge Construction, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.

Public Comments
No comments were offered.

Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the application including good neighbor meeting concerns expressed, adjacent property zoning, and annexation of adjacent properties,

Recommendation to the City Council
Bleil moved, Heisler seconded to recommend approval of the application to the City Council with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Pentecost, Keogh, Gebhart, Staber, Heisler, Detlefsen, Bleil; nays – none. Motion carried.

Approval of previous Minutes
Gebhart moved, Keogh seconded to approve the minutes from the February 6, 2018 meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.

Old Business
No old business was presented.

New Business
Wheatley reported that several cases have been received for next month’s meeting.
Adjournment
Keogh moved, Heisler seconded to adjourn at 6:58 p.m. The vote was all ayes. Meeting adjourned

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Planning-and-Zoning-2018-02-06.pdf
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