ROGERS PLANNING COMMISSION
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on February 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order with Commissioners Martin, Meadows, Denker, Knapp, Swanson, Busch and Burr were present.
Also present were City Planning Consultant Steve Grittman, Deputy Clerk Splett and Councilmember Ihli.
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OPEN FORUMNo one wished to speak.
SET AGENDAThe following was added under “Other Business”
CONSENT AGENDA*A. Approval of the January 24, 2013 Planning Commission MinutesCommissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Swanson seconded a motion to approve the January 24, 2013 Planning Commission Minutes as submitted, with the three corrections.
On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESSA. Request for Concept Plan Approval of Fletcher Hills VillasPlanning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:
David Hinners, Gonyea Company was present to answer any questions that the Planning Commission may have. He spoke briefly on what they are trying to accomplish here to bring new life to the project and move it forward.
There was a discussion between the Planning Commission and Mr. Hinners:
Commissioner Meadows inquired what led to the request for amending the original PUD?
Mr. Hinners stated that the townhome market is no longer there. People are more interested in small lot single family homes with two car garages. He mentioned the single family homes would be in the range of $260,000 to mid $300,000.
Commissioner Meadows again asked what trigger the abandonment of the original PUD?
Mr. Hinners stated that there is no longer a market for homeowner’s associations nor is there the market for the single family detached townhomes.
This led to discussion on how can the City allow the original PUD be abandoned, yet let the original concept to exist with the smaller lots?
The consensus of the Planning Commission is that the applicant take the following suggestions into consideration for amending the current PUD:
No action taken.
OTHER BUSINESSA. Comprehensive Plan – Update on Revisions to Plan following AnnexationConsulting Planner Grittman stated that he is continuing to work on the Comprehensive Plan data for the former Hassan Township and the City of Rogers to pull all of the information into one common document. The process will take about another month or so.
B. Adult Use Regulations – Update on Revisions to Ordinance and MapConsulting Planner Grittman stated that there will be a draft available for the April Planning Commission meeting for review.
C. Sign Standard Adjustment Ordinance ClarificationThe Planning Commission revisited and clarified the wording for criteria 1-4 as follows:
(1) The Adjustment results in no increase to the overall amount of signage allowed on the property under an application of the other standards of this Section.(2) The Adjustment results in no increase to the overall height or sign area of any individual freestanding sign otherwise permitted by this Section.(3) The Adjustment is found to be necessary to provide visual identification of the property due to site conditions that interfere with reasonable identification of the occupant(s).(4) Proposed changes to sign allowances beyond the scope of this Section shall be processed according to the Variance or Planned Unit Development requirements of the Zoning Ordinances, as may be applicable to the specific property in question.
ADJOURNCommissioner Swanson moved, Commissioner Martin seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.