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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Z 10-08(2) Zoning Change (Add Manchester Road Revitalization Overlay Zoning)
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETING BRIEFS
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1. Z 10-08(2) – Zoning Change (Add Manchester Road Revitalization Overlay Zoning)
CAP Carpet is proposing to combine the two existing lots of this petition into a single lot. Due to code setback requirements and related property line regulations, this is necessary to allow the development and construction of a commercial plaza on the site. CAP Carpet is requesting the application of a Manchester Road Revitalization Overlay district on top of the existing C-1 commercial zoning for the site.
2. Z 10-09 – Zoning Change (Add Manchester Road Revitalization Overlay Zoning)
Fifth Third Bank is requesting the establishment of a Manchester Road Revitalization Overlay District on top of the existing C-1 commercial zoning for the approximately 1.24 acre site commonly known as 15200 Man-chester Road. The site is composed of a single vacant parcel that is the former location of a Petco retail store. Fifth Third Bank proposes the construction of an approximately 4,400 square foot bank with five drive-through bays.
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
February 7, 2011
Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Secretary Karr and seconded by Commissioner Wright to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2010 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission as submitted. The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.
Z 10-08 – Zoning Change (Add Manchester Road Revitalization Overlay Zoning)
City Planner Aiken distributed an email received from the petitioner prior to this meeting, which stated the petitioner’s request to have the petitions tabled until the March 7, 2011 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission. The petitioner was not in attendance.
Commissioner Apel made a motion to table petitions Z 10-08 and SUB 10-05 until the March 7, 2011 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting and hold the public hearing open, per the petitioner’s request. Commissioner Utt seconded the motion, which received unanimous approval from the Commission mem-bers present.
Alderman Fleming asked City Planner Aiken which entity has the final say regarding drainage – MSD or the City of Ballwin? If it is the City, does staff feel that it has enough information to satisfy the City’s requirements? Mr. Aiken said that he would like some more information. The petitioner’s engineer said the detention they are proposing is sized to meet MSD standards (which would grandfather the site) as well as the City of Ballwin standards (which would not grandfather the site). No computations of runoff have been provided. Mr. Aiken would like to see those computations to ensure the proposed detention capacity is in accordance with the requirement.
Alderman Fleming said that part of the petitioner’s plan relies on connection to the private drainage. City Planner Aiken said that still needs to be resolved; another question is whether that system is public and owned by MSD, or private. According to the petitioner’s engineer, MSD maintains it is theirs, and they control the ability to connect to it. If it is silted in, as the notation on the drawing states, it will have to be cleaned and documentation submitted to the City showing that it is open and big enough for its entire length. Mr. Aiken said MSD will review this aspect as well.
Alderman Fleming asked if the petitioner has a copy of the most recent petition review report. City Plan-ner Aiken confirmed that the petitioner receives the report well in advance of the meeting. Mr. Aiken said he would contact the petitioner to encourage him to resolve the outstanding issues by the March 7, 2011 meeting.
Alderman Fleming said he also has concerns regarding the parking. City Planner Aiken said the site is large enough to provide more parking. Parking needs are largely based on the type of tenant in the shop-ping center. Occasionally, smaller plazas will have an issue with inadequate parking, but this has never been observed with large plazas since he has been in Ballwin.
Chairman Wind said he does not like the location of the dumpster. He feels a better location would be by the loading dock. City Planner Aiken agreed.
Tammy Korte of Arcvision addressed the Commission, requesting that this petition be held over until the March 2011 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission, so the petitioner can work to meet the rec-ommendations of the petition review report.
City Planner Aiken said he met with the petitioner and went over the petition review report. Based on that discussion, the traffic study is being reevaluated, and an analysis will be done of the queuing. Mr. Aiken said the Planning & Zoning Commission may want to rethink the need for 15-car queuing in light of a multi-window drive-up.
Chairman Wind opened the public hearing and asked if anyone wished to speak either in favor of or oppo-sition to the petition. The public hearing was kept open until the March 2011 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission.
Alderman Fleming made a motion to table petitions Z 10-09 until the March 7, 2011 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting and hold the public hearing open, per the petitioner’s request. Mayor Pogue seconded the motion, which received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.
Great Streets Plan Draft
City Planner Aiken said the hope is that all five cities (Ballwin, Ellisville, Manchester, Winchester and Wildwood) will adopt the Great Streets Plan as a planning document for their communities. The plan recommends four town center locations along the corridor. Development in these town centers would be concentrated into more dense mixed uses. This is a 30-year plan, and will happen primarily on a parcel-to-parcel basis. Mr. Aiken said that much of the plan is consistent with the recommendations of the Ballwin Manchester Road Overlay District (MRD).
Mayor Pogue said that three of the five cities have signed the Memorandum of Understanding, a com-mitment on the part of each city to work together on this process.
Secretary Karr suggested that the Commission begin by reading the “Implementation” section of the plan. This will give a good overview and is supplemented by the individual chapters.
City Attorney Jones said that the Schnucks court decision became final and no appeal was filed. Schnucks plans to proceed with closing on the real estate and following through with the development. Chairman Wind asked if the length of time that has lapsed has any effect on the petition. Will Schnucks have to resubmit? City Planner Aiken said this petition does not involve a special use exception, so it doesn’t have the one-year sunset provision.
A motion was made by Secretary Karr and seconded by Commissioner Utt to adjourn the meeting. The motion received unanimous approval, and the meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
Michael Wind, Chairman