Planning Commission Minutes

Tuesday, August 10,2010



PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY OF ST. GEORGE
WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH
August 10, 2010 5:00 p.m.



PRESENT: Chairman Ron Bracken
Commissioner Ross Taylor
Commissioner Ron Read
Commissioner Mike Nobis
Commissioner Julie Hullinger

CITY STAFF: Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston
Planner II Ray Snyder
Secretary Linda Brooks

EXCUSED: Councilman Ben Nickle
Commissioner Kim Campbell
Commissioner Chapin Burks

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Ron Bracken called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance. Chairman Ron Bracken led the flag salute.

PRELIMINARY PLATS

A. Consider a preliminary plat request for Sun River Commercial Center Phase
1 at Sun River located adjacent to Arrowhead Drive, Sun River Parkway, and Havasu Drive. The owner is Sun Belt Properties and the applicant is Mr. David Gardner. The zoning is PD (Planned Development). Case No. 2010-PP-009

Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg stated this is for approval of a preliminary plat to create two commercial lots. This will also be heard this evening as a Building Design Conceptual Site Plan. The purpose of this request is to divide property to create a lot for an assisted living center and show a private driveway that will be used for access from Arrowhead Canyon Drive and future commercial development in the vicinity. There is an existing office building in the southwest corner of the property.

MOTION: Commissioner Nobis made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat request for Sun River Commercial Center Phase
1 at Sun River located adjacent to Arrowhead Drive, Sun River Parkway, and Havasu Drive. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All voted aye.

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B. Consider a preliminary plat request for U.S. Bank a commercial subdivision
plat, located at 60 South 100 East (downtown). Zoned C-4 (Central Business District Commercial). Mr. Clay Tolbert is the representative. Case No. 2010-PP-007

Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg said this preliminary plat is ready for Planning Commissions consideration for approval. There are four parcels being merged into two parcels. The cross access between Lot 1 and 2 for pedestrians and vehicles is required. He said all buildings and improvements exist. The reason it was tabled is because there was a question about the access between Lot 1 and Lot 2. That has since been worked out. It gives it access but not the shared parking between the two lots. The larger parcel is being combined.

MOTION: Commissioner Nobis made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat request for U.S. Bank a commercial subdivision plat, located at 60 South 100 East (downtown). Commissioner Hullinger seconded the motion. All voted aye.

FINAL PLATS

A. Consider a final plat request for U.S. Bank a commercial subdivision plat,
located at 60 South 100 East (downtown). Zoned C-4 (Central Business District Commercial). Mr. Clay Tolbert is the representative. Case No. 2010-FP-010

B. Consider a final plat request for Santa Maria at Sunbrook Phase 4
amended. Located at the end of Sunbrook Drive on the north side of the road at approximately 2750 West and 100 South. Zoned PD-RES (Planned Development Residential). Mr. Roger Bundy is the representative. Case No. 2010-FPA-016

C. Consider a final plat request for Shadow Mountain Town Homes amended.
Located at 1210 West Indian Hills Drive. This amendment will combine lots 26 and 27. Zoned PD-RES (Planned Development Residential). Mr. Reid Pope is the representative. Case No. 2010-FPA- 019

D. Consider a final plat request for Bella Terrazza 2 at Sunbrook. Located
west of Luce Del Sol Drive which comes off of Sunbrook Drive at approximately 2200 West and 335 South. Zoned PD-RES (Planned Development Residential). Mr. Jim Raines is the representative. Case No. 2007-FP-032
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E. Consider a final plat request for Hidden Valley Community Subdivision
Phase 1. Located at the end of Hidden Valley Drive at approximately 200 East and 3500 South (future school site). PD-RES (Planned Development Residential). Mr. Jim Raines is the representative. Case No. 2010-FP-009

Project Manager Todd Jacobson read the final plats into record.

Chairman Bracken asked if the commission had any questions on the final plats.

Commissioner Read questioned the language on the final plat on the reciprocal easement on US Bank.

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston said she did approve the final language and she was not sure why it wasnt on the final plat.

Commissioner Nobis said the reason they are asking, is that on the preliminary, it actually gives the description and on the final plat it does not list a description of the cross-hatch or the legal description. It doesnt describe the parcel it just gives a definition of what it is.

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston said the applicant did not want to designate a certain area at this time.

MOTION: Commissioner Nobis made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of the final plats A thru E read into record. Commissioner Hullinger seconded the motion. All voted aye.

BDCSP (BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN)

Consider a request for a BDCSP (Building Design Conceptual Site Plan) review for the first phase of the proposed The Retreat Assisted Living facility at Sun River. Proposed to be located at the intersection of Arrowhead Canyon Drive and Havasu Drive. The owner is Sun Belt Properties and the applicant is Mr. David Gardner. The zoning is PD (Planned Development). Case No. 2010-BDCSP-001

Planner II Ray Snyder presented a power point presentation of the site. The project name is The Retreat Senior Living at Sun River St. George. This will be a proposed first phase of an assisted living facility. A three-year land option has also been obtained on an adjacent parcel of land for a proposed building expansion if demand permits in the future. Ray said the project will consist of developing the site and constructing one two-story building. It will provide thirty-six assisted living units as well as twelve memory care
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units. The memory care units will be located in a locked down wing of the building. The building will be wood frame construction. There will be a centralized elevator.

Ray said the access will be from a private driveway directly accessible off of Arrowhead Canyon Drive. They have met the setbacks based on the recommendation from the PD zone. The building will have 36,500 sq. ft. There will be 48 units which will be mixed including a studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites. Ray said on parking it will be one space per each three beds. They need 20 parking spaces but on their site plan they are showing 24.

David Gardner represents Sun Belt Properties. The State Licensing Department said in the incident when they have double occupancy they would need an extra parking space. In the future phase they will make sure that it stands on its own with the parking requirements. There are 14 different care providers that will move out there for this facility. They will provide in-house service for Sun River residents who would not be quite ready to move out to the facility.

Commissioner Taylor asked about the retaining wall.

David said they tried to keep the retaining walls at 4 ft. or less. Most likely they are going to use a rod iron on top of that which would not exceed 6 ft. total.

Commissioner Nobis asked about the adjacent property.

David said it is about 1 acre of additional property.

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston asked if they are splitting the lot.

David replied we will have to come back to do the lot split when they are ready to move forward with Phase 2. Right now they are they are basically doing l- lot subdivision.

MOTION: Commissioner Hullinger made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request for a BDCSP (Building Design Conceptual Site Plan) review for the first phase of the proposed The Retreat Assisted Living facility at Sun River proposed to be located at the intersection of Arrowhead Canyon Drive and Havasu Drive. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All voted aye.





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MINUTES

Consider approval of the Planning Commission minutes for June 8, June 22, and July 13, 2010.

MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Nobis seconded the motion. All voted aye.

ADJOURMENT

Commissioner Nobis made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:35 p.m. Commissioner Hullinger seconded the motion. All voted aye.