Planning Commission Minutes

Tuesday, August 9,2005



CITY OF ST. GEORGE
WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH
PLANNING COMMISSION
August 9, 2005


PRESENT: Chairman Gil Almquist
Commissioner Ross Taylor
Commissioner Kim Campbell
Commissioner Vince Clayton
Commissioner Ron Bracken
Council Member Suzanne Allen
Deputy City Attorney Ron Read
Planner Mark Bradley
Planner Ray Snyder
Engineer Cathy Hasfurther
Assistance City Engineer Jay Sandberg
Public Works Director Larry Bulloch
Legal Secretary Brooke Clark

EXCUSED: Deputy City Recorder Linda Brooks
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson
Commissioner Chapin Burks
Commissioner Myrna Stout


CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Almquist called the meeting to order, welcomed those in attendance. Chairman Almquist led the flag salute

PUBLIC HEARING ZONE CHANGES

A. Consider a zone change request from A-20 (Agricultural) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) on 19.328 acres located at approximately 1000 South and 3000 East. Mr. Cary Blake, applicant. Case No. 2005-ZC-022

Planner Mark Bradley introduced the request, explained the location and surrounding zones. The request is consistent with the general plan land use. The question is what type of zoning should be considered at this location - R-1-10 or R-1-12? The properties to the south are being developed (i.e. Stone Valley Estates, McIntyre property, Schmutz, and River Hollow) with R-1-12 zoning. This area and north to the Virgin River may make more sense to go with smaller lots like the R-1-10 zoning. The question is the R-1-10 zone appropriate for this area?

Mr. Cary Blake briefly explains surrounding areas and why he wants the change.
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MOTION: Commissioner Clayton made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a zone change request from A-20 (Agricultural) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) on 19.328 acres located at approximately 1000 South and 3000 East. Mr. Cary Blake, applicant. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.

B. Consider a zone change request from R-2 (Multiple Family Residential) to C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) on 0.201 acre located at 243 North 400 West. Mr. Jan Kucera, representative for Contempo Tile. Case No. 2005-ZC-024

Planner Mark Bradley introduced the request, explained the location and surrounding zones. The request is consistent with the general plan land use. The request is consistent with the adjacent zoning to the west and south (commercial). According to the applicants, they would like to demolish the existing dwelling and create a parking lot on this property for their business.

Richard Pease, Manager for Contempo Tile indicated there was some confusion of whether the plot was originally zoned as a C-1 or a R-2? The plot would be used as additional parking for employees and customers; current parking for Contempo Tile is in poor condition and on the street. By utilizing this lot, Contempo Tile would improve landscaping to the surrounding areas, and the stream would be continued into the new lot. A fence would be added to block visibility into the parking lot. The new parking lot would withhold a clean professional vision and fell.

Commissioner Campbell questions the strip of property along 400 West. Richard Pease commented that the land would be used primarily for customer and employee parking, with an option of storage area if needed.

Chairman Almquist commented about the tree ordinances with regards to the landscaping. He wants Contempo Tile to work with the City to maintain those standards.

Chris Hill, locate representative for Contempo Tile, speaks about the business and current parking situation. Many employees and customers have been parking on the street. By adding additional parking this would eliminate the amount of cars that have to park on the street.

Ann Black who lives at 230 North 400 West brought up concerns about children and their safety while parking lot is being constructed.


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Betty Pratt who lives at 400 West and 2nd North, expressed concerns about noise during construction and safety concerns with the children in the area while parking lot is being constructed.

Chairman Almquist questioned the parking design. He asked if parking stalls would be straight lined or configured at an angle? No definite answer was given at this time.

Commissioner Campbell made a statement that neighboring lots are zoned C-1.

MOTION: Commissioner Clayton made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a zone change request from R-2 (Multiple Family Residential) to C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) on 0.201 acre located at 243 North 400 West. Mr. Jan Kucera, representative for Contempo Tile. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.

C. Consider a zone change request from PD (Planned Development Residential) to
R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) on 1.88 acres located at 1100 East at approximately 1000 South. Mr. Kevin Ence, applicant. Case No. 2005-ZC-025

Planner Mark Bradley introduced the request, explained the location and surrounding zones of R-1-10 to the north and Planned Developments on the east, south, and west. This site received PD (Planned Development) zoning on January 6, 2005 and the parcel was created through a lot split process from the Grace Episcopal Church property on August 19, 2004. Planner Bradley further explained that the previous zone (prior to January 6, 2005) was R-1-10 (Single Family Residential). The applicant would now like to create a public subdivision and revert the zoning. The applicant could wait until January 2006 and the zone would revert back to R-1-10 or file a request. The request is consistent with the general plan land use and with the adjacent zoning to the north.

Reid Pope, P.E. representing is present.

Gary Featingfield, reads minutes from previous planning minutes. He doesnt believe this plan would be conducive of the surrounding neighborhood area. Those houses would be higher then the bell on the Episcopal Church. By building 6 homes that are multi-leveled in a 300-foot area would not be conducive to that area. Because of this he cannot support this plan.

Randall Moyer, lives in Southfield estates, he doesnt want them blocking his view of P.U.D.s and would like to leave the area the way it is.

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Michael Smith, Warren at Episcopal Church believes a 2-story structure would destroy the surrounding area and the neighborhood.

Earl Dupra agrees that this should remain as a P.U.D. area. Adding homes wouldnt fit at all with the surrounding area.

Council Member Allen states that this goes full circle with this surrounding area. P.U.D.s vs. single-family homes.

Reid Pope, P.E. representing this item makes a statement that they can wait one year and it will automatically be zoned to the changes the way they want if its not passed in the motion tonight.

Commissioner Taylor favors direction of diversity in neighborhoods.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of zoning change request from PD (Planning Development Residential) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) on 1.88 acres located at 1100 East at approximately 1000 South. Commissioner Campbell seconded the motion. All voted aye.

D. Consider a zone change request from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) on 0.56 acres located at approximately 100 South and 1470 East, southeast of Settlers RV. Mr. Brett Burgess, applicant. Case No. 2005-ZC-026

Planner Mark Bradley introduces the request and explains that the zone change is consistent with the general plan and with the west adjacent property zoning.

Mr. Jim Raines with Bush and Gudgell makes similar comments on items.

MOTION: Commissioner Campbell made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a zone change request from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) on 0.56 acres located at approximately 100 South and 1470 East, southeast of Settlers RV. Chairman Almquist seconded the motion. All voted aye.




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PUBLIC HEARING AMEND FINAL PLATS

A. Consider a request to amend and extend the final plat for Tonaquint Office Campus Phase 1 to increase the size of Lot 2 and Lot 3 and relocate Lot 3 so the building would be out of the 100-year flood plain. The boundary would be increased and extended to the east. The plat is located at 1600 South Dixie Drive. Mr. Gail Maxwell, representative. Case No. 2005-FP-049

Planner Mark Bradley introduces the request and explains that all amended plats require public hearing per the new state law. The applicant has requested to start the public hearing process without the plat complete for signatures. Mark recommends the Planning Commission either wait until the plat is complete or considers the amendment subject to comply with the city staffs review comments that have already been made. Planner Bradley shows the current recorded plat and the proposed amendment. If Planning Commission were comfortable, staff would go ahead and work with applicant on their plans.

Gail Maxwell stated that this matter has been stalled within the City. They want to get the new building started. The new plan is a better plan, which stays out of the flood plain.

Commissioner Taylor brings up parking. Gail Maxwell said additional parking will be provided to the east of the project.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request to amend and extend the final plat for Tonaquint Office Campus Phase 1 to increase the size of Lot 2 and Lot 3 and relocate Lot 3 so the building would be out of the 100-year flood plain. The boundary would be increased and extended to the east. The plat is located at 1600 South Dixie Drive, with stipulation that staff reviews plat changes. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.

B. Consider a request to amend the final plat for Tonaquint Hills Phase 1 to revise the west boundary line and eliminate Lot 4 and Lot 5. The plat is located west of Dixie Drive at approximately 1500 South. Mr. Gail Maxwell, representative. Case No. 2005-FP-050

Planner Mark Bradley introduces the request and explains that there is time to make corrections and get staff to review this plan on time.


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Gail Maxwell said they recorded the plat and found out that they were in someone elses boundary. They amended the plat and dropped some undesirable land that they dont want.

MOTION: Commissioner Clayton made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request to amend the final plat for Tonaquint Hills Phase 1 to revise the west boundary line and eliminate Lot 4 and Lot 5. The plat is located west of Dixie Drive at approximately 1500 South. Mr. Gail Maxwell, representative. Commissioner Campbell seconded the motion. All voted aye.

PUBLIC HEARING - AMENDMENT TO ZONING REGULATIONS

Consider a request to amend the St. George City Code, Title 10 Zoning Regulations, Chapter 7 Residential Zones, Article F Residential Central City Zone, to make modifications and include a section on architectural standards. City of St. George initiated. Case No. 2005-ZRA-007

Planner Mark Bradley introduces the request and explains that the original ordinance needs a clearer objective and design. Planner Bradley goes over the modifications made to the request for the Development Standards. Clarification on public and private setbacks and streets should be a win-win situation for the development community as well as the citizen community. Mark pointed out differences with row houses and cluster town homes. Mark explains the additional language brought in for Architectural Design Standards.

Commissioner Clayton requested more time.

Gloria Shakespeare, explained RCC Zone challenge; gives brief description of positive and negative input on the RCC Zone. Architecture design is to compliment the neighborhoods.

Chairman Almquist had questions on section B-2? How would the building be designed differentially? Gloria Shakespeare answers, no outside staircases, single-family homes have to be 1 tall, colonial design, and have to have porches. This development would encourage more single-family homes.

Chairman Almquist adds a suggestion to stipulate for the single-family homes to add trees in the landscape design. The landscape design should also be approved by City Council.

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Commissioner Clayton suggests that they arent enough variation with this new neighborhood being built and they could have a contest to copycat what is already done. Gloria Shakespeare replies by saying there is already variation in the City with each neighborhood. She points out variations that each home can do to make it unique.

Council Member Allen disagrees with Commissioner Clayton and says there are many options and flexibility with each home.

Commissioner Campbell says there are many varieties with each home that is built The sky is the limit.

Council Member Allen wants to pass this and take landscape design to council.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval a request to amend the St. George City Code, Title 10 Zoning Regulations, Chapter 7 Residential Zones, Article F Residential Central City Zone, to make modifications and include a section on architectural standards. City of St. George initiated, with the stipulation that landscaping language be added to the plans later (Chairman Almquist requested previous) meets tree requirements, a certain percentage of land be green material, plus desert-scape. Commissioner Campbell seconded the motion. All voted aye.

DISCUSSION ITEM

Airport Vicinity Land Use Plan for the proposed replacement airport. Mr. Larry Bulloch, Public Works Director, City of St. George. Case No. 2005-DI-003

Public Works Director, Larry Bulloch, introduces the item with a power point presentation. Airport plan has been in effect for 20 years. Goal of tonights discussion is to take suggestions to the City Council on Thursday and have everyone agree to the proposed replacement airport. Adopt a plan that fits in with St. George City and surrounding cities.

Commissioner Taylor suggests a conflict arising do to different interpretation of zones ordinances with the two cities co-working together (St. George vs. Washington City). The wording will be the same but will it be interpreted differentially.

Public Works Director Larry Bullock suggests that the Airport Manager will be the technical advisor for both communities.

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CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS

A. Consider a conditional use permit request to construct a one hundred foot (100) high communications tower at 3292 Deseret Drive located within a M-2 (Manufacturing) zone. Mr. Cyrus Ghassabeh, representative for Cingular Wireless. Case No. 2005-CUP-024

Planner Ray Snyder introduces Cingular Wirelesss plan to construct an unmanned telecommunications facility with a 100-foot cell tower by showing the existing building and tower that the cellular tower would be located. Because this is a 100-foot tower the council has to determine if this is appropriate to build. This would be built in the industrial park area.

Cyruss Ghassabeh, Cingular Wireless representative is present and explains the idea of the tower. The profile of the tower and the antennas are off set purposely; it would be painted sky-gray. Suggest that the tower is suitable for the location and its surrounding area.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a conditional use permit request to construct a one hundred foot (100) high communications tower at 3292 Deseret Drive located within a M-2 (Manufacturing) zone. Mr. Cyrus Ghassabeh, representative for Cingular Wireless. Commissioner Campbell seconded the motion. All voted aye.

B. Consider a conditional use permit request to construct rooftop antennas within a stealth enclosure on an existing building (Green Valley Spa), and RF equipment on a steel platform on the ground at 1871 West Canyon View Drive located within a PD (Planned Development) zone. Mr. Cyrus Ghassabeh, representative for Cingular Wireless. Case No. 2005-CUP-025

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to install roof-mounted antennas on an existing building and to construct RF (radio frequency) equipment cabinets on a steel platform within a wood fence enclosure at ground level.

Cyrus Ghassahbeh, Cingular Wireless representative suggests both scenarios (Item 5A and 5B) are unique. The antennas will be painted to match the building. The current tower is over stressed and by adding additional antennas this will help resolve that problem.


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MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a conditional use permit request to construct rooftop antennas within a stealth enclosure on an existing building (Green Valley Spa), and RF equipment on a steel platform on the ground at 1871 West Canyon View Drive located within a PD (Planned Development) zone. Mr. Cyrus Ghassabeh, representative for Cingular Wireless, with the stipulation that there be a wood fence enclosure at ground level. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.

C. Consider a conditional use permit request to collocate at an existing cell tower site, locate RF equipment in a concrete shelter with an antenna array placed on top of the shelter, at approximately the southwest corner of Snow Canyon Drive and Bluff Street located within R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) and OS (open Space) zones. Mr. Cyrus Ghassabeh, representative for Cingular Wireless. Case No. 2005-CUP-026

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a conditional use permit request to collocate at an existing cell tower site, locate RF equipment in a concrete shelter with an antenna array placed on top of the shelter, at approximately the southwest corner of Snow Canyon Drive and Bluff Street located within R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) and OS (open Space) zones. Mr. Cyrus Ghassabeh, representative for Cingular Wireless. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.

D. Consider a conditional use permit request to construct a three (3) story professional office building that would exceed the allowable thirty-five foot height limit up to a maximum mid point roof height of forty two feet (42-0) and a maximum peak height to a decorative cupola roof of seventy feet (70-0). This property is located on 100 East Street at approximately 50 South Street within a C-4 (Commercial) zone. Mr. Brent Gardner, applicant. Case No. 2005-CUP-027

Planner Ray Snyder introduces item 5D. Planner Snyder said the applicant would like to construct a professional office building that exceeds the allowable maximum building height of thirty-five feet (35). Staff does recommend approval.

Commissioner Taylor brings up parking spaces for Village Bank. There are approximately 20 parking spaces.


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Applicant Darren Barney says that this building will probably be finished before Village Bank is complete so there will be no immediate parking problems.

Deputy City Attorney Ron Read questions whether Village Bank parking can stand on its own without the additional parking?

Planner Ray Snyder says he has to go back and look at the history and analysis the parking situation. Needs to look at each parking spot case by case.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to the City Council approval of a conditional use permit request to construct a three (3) story professional office building that would exceed the allowable thirty-five foot height limit up to a maximum mid point roof height of forty two feet (42-0) and a maximum peak height to a decorative cupola roof of seventy feet (70-0). This property is located on 100 East Street at approximately 50 South Street within a C-4 (Commercial) zone. Mr. Brent Gardner, applicant. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.

E. Consider a conditional use permit request to operate a child day care and pre-school with up to 16 children at 256 South 500 East located within a R-1-8 (Single Family Residential) zone. Mrs. Jeanne Layton, applicant. Case No. 2005-CUP-028

Planner Ray Snyder presented Item 5E to establish and operate a Day Care and Pre-School in a R-1-8 (Single Family Residential) zone.

Chairman Almquist questions the new ordinance with regards to the conditional use permit. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read responds that the new ordinance is not yet in place.

The applicant, Jeanne Layton, proposes to operate a Day Care and Pre-School in the family room with a separate entrance from the home. A State license and City license is required. Maximum of 16 children is allowed by State requirements. Two caregivers will be present at all times. 2 letters of complaint came in from neighbors. Final fire inspection would be required prior to operation.

Applicant, Jeanne Layton will be working on upgrading the home/business area as more funds come as more day care spots are allowed. She will be respectfully of neighbors. Applicant states that there is already existing traffic and sound in area because they live by Sun Bowl.

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Janet Hansen, neighbor (as well as Elden McArthur, out of town neighbor, speaking on behalf of him) voices concern with problems that she might not be aware of. They are
concern that this would open the door for future businesses coming in. They would like to see the neighborhood remain the same.

Elma Ann Snow a neighbor said she is concern about vehicles and traffic flow. Worried about the children safety. Expresses concern about future businesses coming in as well. She expresses concerns about the landscape change should the applicant construct a roundabout, would have to take the tree out? Applicant response that there is adequate space between door and tree and that the tree would remain.

Commissioner Bracken states that this is a conditional use permit in response to other businesses coming in and no other businesses would be allowed in without prior approval of commission and if anyone violated this permit, it could be taken away.

Commissioner Taylor agrees that they have a strong need for a good daycare. Express concerns about doubling the number of children. Suggest that 16 children is a little too high a number.

Applicant responded that by State requirements, you can watch 8 children with 1 caregiver. If you go from 8 to16 you have to have 2 adults. She would follow the State and City laws.

MOTION: Commissioner Bracken made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a conditional use permit request to operate a child day care and pre-school with up to 16 children at 256 South 500 East located within a R-1-8 (Single Family Residential) zone. Mrs. Jeanne Layton, applicant. Commissioner Campbell seconded the motion. All voted aye.

PRELIMINARY PLAT

Consider a preliminary plat request for Meadow Valley Phase 5 with 24 single-family residential lots located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Little Valley Road and Valley Springs Drive. Quality Development, applicant. Case No. 2005-PP-038

Planner Mark Bradley turns time over to Assistance City Engineer, Jay Sandberg to present a request to create a subdivision with 24 single-family residential lots.



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Assistance City Engineer, Jay Sandberg, speaks regarding a channel going through Washington Fields. The channel is deep as is wide. Jay has been working with Rosenberg Associates on plans to leave the area as an equestrian trail and dog path.

Nathan Moses with Rosenberg and Associates intends to work with staff and get approval on ditch. Looked at developing the canal and moving it to a different location. Canal will be deep 4 or 5 feet deep with a six-foot channel. Maintaining city standards, the canal would be fenced off and offset with regards to the houses and easements. Right now they would like to leave canal as is, fence it and the provide master plan for piping option.

Chairman Almquist wonders where the Citys legal liability is on this?

Deputy City Attorney Ron Read says that the property is the owners own liable, not the City.

Nathan Moses said the builders in that area are okay with the offset that they have calculated.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat request for Meadow Valley Phase 5 with 24 single-family residential lots located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Little Valley Road and Valley Springs Drive. Quality Development, with stipulation that the developer works with City engineer to get a pro-rate slope on canal. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. Commissioner Campbell denied. Council Member Allen declines to vote. Motion fails. No 2nd Motion is made. The applicant will appeal.

LOT SPLITS

A. Consider a request to divide a parcel of land into two parcels located at 55 South Bluff Street. Mr. and Mrs. Wells, applicant. Case No. 2005-LS-006

Planner Ray Snyder presents, the animal hospital wishes to purchase the building they lease. Each building would supplement its own parking. Staff recommends approval for this.

Ron Bracken represents.


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MOTION: Commissioner Campbell moves that they approval a request to divide a parcel of land into two parcels located at 55 South Bluff Street. Mr. and Mrs. Wells, applicant, with stipulations as to what is on the staff report. Council Member Allen seconded the motion. All voted, aye.

B. Consider a request to divide a parcel of land into two parcels located at approximately 1700 South Convention Center Drive between the Fairfield Inn and the Dixie Center parking lot. Mr. Jerry Fannin, representative for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. Case No. 2005-LS-007

Planner Ray Snyder presents, to divide a vacant parcel of land into two parcels. Parcel 1 (2 1/2 acre) Parcel 2 (1.8 acre) Staff recommends approval.

Applicants Kevin Kerbo, site development manager asked for City approval.

MOTION: Commissioner Bracken moves that they approves a request to divide a parcel of land into two parcels located at approximately 1700 South Convention Center Drive between the Fairfield Inn and the Dixie Center parking lot. Mr. Jerry Fannin, representative for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All voted aye.

SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION

A. Consider a request for a site plan and building elevation approval for a proposed restaurant and retail shop (Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.) located at approximately 1700 South Convention Center Drive between the Fairfield Inn and the Dixie Center parking lot. The property is adjacent to Interstate 15 (I-15). Mr. Jerry Fannin, representative for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. Case No. 2005-SPBE-006

Planner Ray Snyder presented a site plan and building elevation review for a proposed restaurant and retail shop. Mentioned tree ordinance that would comply with City code. The front of the building would face I-15.

Commissioner Campbell questions representative, Kevin Kerbo. Where the trash enclosure will be in relationship to the restaurant and parking. Kevin Kerbo responses and is working on modification suggested by the City.

Commissioner Campbell questions the roof, is this roof pitched where its visible towards the freeway? Jason Deal, Design Engineer for Cracker Barrel responds to question;
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coming in from the Freeway, you would not see the roof. The flat top roof will not been seen.

Commissioner Campbell wonders if the roof top equipment will be exposed? Kevin Kerbo responds no. Commissioner Campbell brings up the fact that the industrial roof might cause a distraction to drivers on a warm sunny day. Kevin says if they would have to change the roof it would jeopardize them coming into town.

Commissioner Campbell asks planner Ray Snyder if the City is okay with the driveway design? Ray will talk with City engineer.

Planner Ray Snyder suggests more treatment on the backside of the building because the back is facing Convention Center Drive. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read states that City Code requires two fronts so some manipulation of the back will need to be addressed. Representative Kevin Kerbo suggests they put covers over the false windows and can get changes to us by Friday. He also will work on embellishing the landscaping on Convention Center Drive.

Representative Kevin Kerbo goes on record that he wants to embellish the landscaping rather than change the backdrop. Kevin also brings up point on side of the building, for security reason they dont plant anything on the side of the buildings or 10 feet back because of robberies. Chairman Almquist agreed to changes.

Planner Mark Bradley brings up concern about the back with no attention given to it. Suggest putting in false windows. Kevin Kerbo responses that the Cracker Barrel will not change standard to basic restaurant design. Based on his history with company they wont approve the false windows. Council Member Allen suggests that they see what they can do with the landscape and move on. They can approve it with exceptions or table the matter and wait for response from Cracker Barrel. Chairman Almquist goes on record that this is not worth a 2000-mile trip to come back if we table it. He moves the commissioners to continue and move forward.

Planner Mark Bradley needs to clarify ordinance, according to the code, there are suppose to be two building fronts that face I-15. Do we meet the intent of our City Codes? Council Member Allen suggest that the Cracker Barrel give the back eyebrows and detailed attention to the back landscaping.




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MOTION: Commissioner Campbell made motion to recommend to City Council approval of the request for a site plan and building elevation approval for a proposed restaurant and retail shop (Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.) located at approximately 1700 South Convention Center Drive between the Fairfield Inn and the Dixie Center parking lot. The property is adjacent to Interstate 15 (I-15). Mr. Jerry Fannin, representative for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., with following clarification needs to be reviewed by staff. 1) The project have hardy plank on (both sides) back side of both views. 2) That Convention Center Drive has some fenestration changes to it at Cracker Barrels request. 3) Minor changes to back or awnings go the distant between doors or additional false windows for looks are added to give character to the background. 4) A large quantity of the landscaping is tree species that are complimentary to the St. George area, in both the front and back. Commissioner Taylor seconds vote. Chairman Almquist notes change to the trash enclosure, Representative Kevin Kerbo request that the color of the trash enclosure be painted Cracker Barrel brown. Chairman Almquist is okay with request. Jay Sandberg suggests City engineers approve that driveway. All voted, aye.

B. Consider a request for a site plan and building elevation approval for a proposed office building (Building C) at the Tonaquint Office Campus Phase 1 Subdivision located at 1600 South and Dixie Drive within a PD (Planned Development) Commercial zone. Gail Maxwell, representative. Case No. 2005-SPBE-007

Planner Ray Snyder presents (Building C) a site plan and building elevation review for a proposed office building. A 12,000 square foot (2 story) level.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made motion to recommend to City Council approval of the request for a site plan and building elevation approval for a proposed office building (Building C) at the Tonaquint Office Campus Phase 1 Subdivision located at 1600 South and Dixie Drive within a PD (Planned Development) Commercial zone. Gail Maxwell, representative. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted, aye.

C. Consider a request for a site plan and building elevation approval for proposed office building (Lot # 1) at the Tonaquint Hills Phase 1 Subdivision located at Silicone Circle and Silicone Way, west of Dixie Drive at approximately 1500 South within a PD (Planned Development) Commercial zone. Gail Maxwell, representative. Case No. 2005-SPBE-008

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Planner Ray Snyder presents (building Tonaquint Hill) a site plan and building elevation review for a proposed office building. Staff recommends approval on both B and C.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made motion to recommend to City Council approval of the request for a site plan and building elevation approval for proposed office building (Lot # 1) at the Tonaquint Hills Phase 1 Subdivision located at Silicone Circle and Silicone Way, west of Dixie Drive at approximately 1500 South within a PD (Planned Development) Commercial zone. Gail Maxwell, representative, Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted, aye.

SHARED PARKING

Consider a shared parking agreement request between Phoenix Plaza and the vacant lot adjacent to and immediately west of the Phoenix Plaza. Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Debra Robertson, applicant. Case No. 2005-SHP-002

Planner Ray Snyder presents (This item was discussed on July 12 however applicants were not present, applicants are present today). Applicants wish to purchase the adjacent vacant lot, pave it, strip it, and landscape it (all to City standards). Phoenix Plaza wants share parking. Applicant would like to provide more parking for employees; also parking lot could be used for a possible future building. Intent is to control parking for Plaza employees and allow more parking for Plaza customers.

Debra Robinson the applicant wants to create more parking for Phoenix Plaza customers. As well as control parking for tenants and their employees.

Council Member Allen questions if you park employees and tenants in the back that would open up adequate parking for customers? Debra Robinson believes it would.

Commissioner Campbell reads ordinance and it complies with City ordinances.

Planner Ray Snyder has not signed site plan. Planner Snyder ask Attorney Ron Read, if he should hold up until he hears from Legal Department to make sure the agreement is acceptable. Ron responds, No, go ahead a move forward.

Commissioner Taylor wants to know what the plans are for landscaping.

Debra Robinson will make it lovely. It will match what the Phoenix Plaza looks like.


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MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request on a shared parking agreement request between Phoenix Plaza and the vacant lot adjacent to and immediately west of the Phoenix Plaza. Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Debra Robertson, applicant. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted, aye.

WIRELESS DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN

Consider a request for an amendment to the Wireless Development Master Plan for Verizon Wireless network. Mr. Jay Sample, representative. Case No. 2005-WMP-003

Planner Ray Snyder introduces Verizon Wireless request to amend their master plan. The Plan change is the additional of UT4-Bloomington roof mounted antennas on an existing commercial building (Goldstar Trailers) in the 3D Commercial subdivision along with a ground level equipment structure.

Jay Sample a representative from Version wants to amend master plan. Maximum height would be 10 feet above the wall.

Commissioner Taylor asks for clarification on block wall and fencing around the ladder and equipment. Chairman Gil Almquist suggests it would be nice if they didnt see barbed wire from the freeway. Jay Sample responds that they will match the boarder with the existing building so it doesnt look industrial. They will also try to make it appealing as possible.

MOTION: Commissioner Campbell made motion to recommend to City Council approval of the request on item 11 to amend Plan change is the addition of UT4-Bloomington roof mounted antennas on an existing commercial building (Goldstar Trailers) in the 3D Commercial subdivision along with a ground level equipment structure. With the following recommendation be implied, the top of the block wall be extended to cover the max height of the barbed wire which is 7 feet and that the wall be painted to match the building. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All voted, aye.

Clarification is made on barbed wire height, which is up to 7 feet. Block walls can go up to standard. Planner Mark Bradley suggests you could increase the wall so you dont see the barbed wire fence at all.




PLANNING COMMISSION
August 9, 2005
Page Eighteen



FINAL PLATS

A. Consider approval of a final plat for Bellsera Townhomes at Sunbrook Phase 4 with 50 single-family detached patio homes located off of Sunbrook Drive. Mr. Brandon Anderson, representative for Sunhill Homes. Case No. 2005-FP-051

Chairman Almquist reads off final plats. Chairman Almquist suggest that you put A (for Approved) or R (for recommend) on commissioners copy of final plats.

B. Consider approval of a final plat for The Terraces at Seven Hills Phase 3 with 48 single-family residential lots located at 1420 North and Tuweap Drive. Mr. Korey Kinder, representative for Ence Homes. Case No. 2005-FP-052

MOTION: Commissioner Bracken made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of final plats 13 A and B with authorization for chairman to sign. Commissioner Taylor seconded. All voted, aye.

MINUTES

Consider approval of the Planning Commission minutes of the meeting of July 12, 2005 and July 28, 2005.

Minutes:
Motion by Commissioner Bracken to approve with changes. All voted, aye.

Meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m.