- MAYOR AND COUNCIL: SELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR
(a) Report from City Manager NOV27-00-706 CITY-WIDE
(b) Resolution No. 18782 relating to the vice-chair of the Mayor and Council; approving and authorizing selecting a vice-chair.
- PUBLIC HEARING: ZONING (C9-95-29) JONES - TANQUE VERDE ROAD, SR TO R-1 AND C-1, REQUEST FOR A FIVE-YEAR TIME EXTENSION (CONTINUED FROM THE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 13, 2000)
(a) Report from City Manager NOV27-00-705 WII
(b) Hearing on a request for a five-year time extension for the completion of rezoning conditions on rezoning site located on the north side of Tanque Verde Road, approximately 600 to 1,900 feet west of Dos Hombres Road. Applicant: Michael Grassinger of the Planning Center, on behalf of the property owner, the Hope Jones Trust. The preliminary development plan is for a 343 unit single-family subdivision on approximately 67.6 acres and 99,000 square feet of retail, commercial, and/or office uses on approximately 10.4 acres. A rezoning ordinance has been adopted for the residential portion of the rezoning site. This request applies only to the office/commercial portion. The original five-year authorization expires on March 4, 2001. A public hearing is required because the request, if approved, will extend the time for completion of rezoning conditions more than five (5) years from the date of the last public hearing. The Planning Department recommends approval of the requested five-year time extension from March 4, 2001, to March 4, 2006, subject to the presented revised conditions of rezoning. The City Manager recommends the Mayor and Council approve the requested five-year time extension from March 4, 2001, to March 4, 2006, subject to the following conditions (Added or amended conditions are noted in the left margin. Within the conditions new text is underscored, deleted text is
Amended 1. A development plan/subdivision plat, in substantial compliance with the preliminary development plan, is to be submitted and approved in accordance with Section 5.3.8 of the LUC, including, but not limited to the following.
- A maximum density of 6 residential units per acre are permitted.
- All proposed residences adjacent to the northern, eastern, and western perimeters of the rezoning site shall be limited to 16 feet in height. The easternmost commercial building shall be limited to one story and 18 feet in height. If the other commercial buildings are of multistory construction and adjacent to residential development, balconies are not permitted and windows on upper levels must have a minimum sill height of 72 inches facing residential zoning.
- A continuous, six-foot-high wall measured from design grade, which is decorative and graffiti-resistant, shall be constructed along the western edge of the buffer area along the eastern perimeter of the rezoning site where adjacent to the Desert Anchors subdivision and along the western perimeter of the rezoning site on the eastern edge of the buffer area. The location of the wall will be determined during the drainage review process.
The wall alignment shall be varied with curves, jogs, or notches and landscaped to highlight the varied wall alignment. This perimeter wall, along the east property line, is to be constructed prior to construction of buildings. The wall shall incorporate one or more of the following features: (1) Two or more surface textures (e.g., masonry, wrought iron, or tile); (2) Two or more colors which are complementary to the overall project; and (3) Decorative cap block.
- No more than three (3) vehicular access points to the subject property from Tanque Verde Road will be permitted. The two main roadways serving the project site must be a minimum of 36 feet wide through the commercial area to accommodate left turns at Tanque Verde Road and into the commercial uses. A curb and a four-foot-wide sidewalk shall be installed on both sides of the street. These two roadways shall align with the existing median openings in Tanque Verde Road. No vehicular access to any existing streets west of the subject property will be permitted. The third access point shall be right-in, right-out access only.
- Buildings shall be complementary in architectural design and scale to the surrounding residential land uses. Front, side and rear building elevations shall be equal in the amount of architectural detailing. The applicant shall contact all property owners within 300 feet, and neighborhood associations within one mile of the site, for review of building architectural design and colors (including placement of balconies and second story windows adjacent to residential areas), and submit minutes of the meeting as part of the development plan review process.
- All dumpsters and loading zones shall be placed at least fifty (50) feet from residentially zoned or developed properties.
- Drive-through windows and vehicle stacking lanes shall be oriented away from the street frontages and residential zones or uses unless there is an intervening building. Landscaping shall be provided to soften the visual impact of vehicle stacking areas.
2. A drainage report shall be submitted and approved which includes retention/detention calculations. Drainageways and detention basins are to use earthen bottoms where permitted by the City Engineer, and existing vegetation along the edges of drainageways and detention basins is to be preserved in place where permitted by the City Engineer. Where existing vegetation cannot be preserved in place, it is to be replanted in equal or greater quantities with appropriate native species. Drainageways shall be designed to restrict access with review by the Tucson Police Department and the City Engineer. All off-site flows shall be accepted by the development and safely conveyed through the development to Udall Park Wash.
3. An archaeological mitigation plan shall be submitted to the Arizona State Historical Museum at the same time the subdivision plat is processed to address the extent, condition, significance, development impacts, and proposed mitigation to identified and undiscovered archaeological and historic resources on the project site.
4. A landscape plan shall be submitted which includes the buffering treatment between existing adjacent uses along the perimeter of the project, including the drainageways, as shown on the preliminary development plan. The landscape plan shall be consistent with the inventory/salvage plan.
An inventory/salvage plan shall be included with the landscape plan which identifies the locations, quantity, and quality of existing on-site vegetation and the disposition of vegetative materials. Significant cacti and ocotillo are to be preserved in place or salvaged for reuse on site. Any large-specimen indigenous trees, six (6) inch caliper or greater, destroyed during site preparation or construction shall be replaced with either a 48-inch box tree or three 15-gallon trees of a similar species. All planted trees must be provided with permanent irrigation.
The width of the landscaped buffer area around the perimeter of the project site as shown on the preliminary development plan shall be: (1) West side, 35 feet minimum width, except where adjacent to commercial zoning; (2) North side, 10 feet minimum width; and (3) East side, 75 feet minimum width.
A 10-foot-wide landscaped buffer between the proposed commercial and the proposed residential shall be provided, as shown on the preliminary development plan.
5. A grading plan shall be submitted which adheres to the Mayor and Council interim policy for Differential Grading Adjoining Residential Property. Grading of development parcels shall be limited to within four months of actual construction to protect wildlife habitats and to preclude premature grading of parcels that may cause excessive rainwater runoff from sealed soil conditions. In addition, compliance with the guidelines for the handling of desert wildlife provided by the Game and Fish Department is required.
Amended 6. The applicant/property owner is to widen westbound Tanque Verde Road along the length of the rezoning site to 53 feet as required by the Traffic Engineering Division and install a new north curb and a new
four six-foot-wide sidewalk. The purpose of the road widening is to add a right turn (deceleration) lane into the subject property within the existing right-of-way.
7. Prior to occupancy of the first commercial building, the owner/applicant shall coordinate with the City of Tucson Transportation Planning Division to incorporate a strong transit station/stop as a part of planned development.
8. Street lighting and security lighting are to be shielded or directed away from adjacent residential uses. Security lighting is to be mounted no higher than the tallest retail, commercial, or office building or thirty (30) feet, whichever is lower.
9. Incorporate "Safe by Design" concepts in the development plan submitted to the Community Development Review Committee for review by the Tucson Police Department, including security between the three phases of the project.
10. Any relocation, modification, etc., of existing utilities and/or public improvements necessitated by the proposed development will be at no expense to the public.
Amended 11. Compliance
Five years are allowed in which to comply with all Code requirements and conditions of rezoning by March 4, 2006.
12. Utility lines shall be undergrounded on the site.
13. The Mayor and Council shall hold a public hearing prior to ordinance adoption if there are any major changes to the aforementioned conditions.
Added 14. All roof drainage shall be released to flow into designated water harvesting areas. Only stormwater overflows from detention/retention basins and water harvesting areas shall be discharged into the Udall Park Wash located along the east property line.
Added 15. Sufficient width of drainageways shall be dedicated to ensure safe conveyance of the 100-year flood event in the Udall Park Wash. A twenty (20) foot wide access maintenance easement shall be provided along the Udall Wash. Any wash improvements shall follow the Intermin Watercourse Improvement Policy (IWIP). Any native vegetation along the west bank of the Udall Wash shall be preserved or mitigated.
Added 16. No wall shall be constructed that prevent adequate access to the west bank of the Udall Park Wash.
Added 17. Dedication of additional right-of-way per the Major Streets and Routes Plan as required.
Added 18. Provided assurances, not to exceed 50%, for a traffic signal at Paseo Rancho Esperanza.
At the time the rezoning was considered, seventeen (17) written approvals and fourteen (14) written protests were received in this case. The protests represent a nine (9) percent protest by area to the north, a two (2) percent protest by area to the south, a six (6) percent protest by area to the east and a two (2) percent protest by area to the west.
A simple majority vote of the Mayor and Council will be necessary to approve the new and amended conditions of rezoning, including the time extension.
9. PUBLIC HEARING: TUCSON CODE AMENDMENT (CHAPTER 23) LAND USE CODE RELATING TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING (CONTINUED FROM THE MEETING OF AUGUST 7, 2000)
(a) Report from City Manager NOV27-00-708 CITY-WIDE
(c) Ordinance No. 9443 relating to planning and zoning; amending portions of the Tucson Code, Chapter 23, Land Use Code; Article II, Zones, Division 2, Rural Residential Zones, "SR" Suburban Ranch Zone, Division 3, Urban Residential Zones, "RX-1" Residence Zone, "RX-2" Residence Zone, "R-1" Residence Zone, "R-2" Residence Zone, "R-3" Residence Zone; Article III Development Regulations, Division 5, Performance Criteria.
10. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
- Report from City Manager NOV27-00-704 CITY-WIDE
11. CALL TO THE AUDIENCE, for persons desiring to speak.
The next scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Monday, December 4, 2000, at 2:00 p.m., in the Mayor and Council Chambers, 255 West Alameda, Tucson, Arizona.