The 6/26/18 Plan Commission minutes are now available in OnBase:



TUESDAY JUNE 26, 2018 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: Brar, Ramsey, Hubbard, Paulsen, Reed, Murray

ABSENT: Pferdehirt

ALSO PRESENT: Kelley, Opitz, Attoun

Chair Brar called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.

Request for Rezoning from Agriculture (A-1) to Planned Development District-General Implementation Plan (PDD-GIP), Redtail Ackers Subdivision/Bill Ranguette, 4821 CTH Q (PC 2528)

Chair Brar opened the public hearing at 7:06 p.m.

Staff distributed a letter received from the attorney for the property owner of Orchids Garden Centre at 4823 County Highway Q regarding the access easement that exists for the property. Staff also distributed a copy of the minutes of the June 20, 2018 Water Resources Management Commission meeting where this project received approval contingent upon review and approval by Dane County staff, including confirmation of the infiltration rate as submitted.

Michael Hahn, attorney representing the owner of the Orchids Garden Centre, stated that his client is not willing to vacate his access easement at this time due to concerns about economic harm. He also has concerns about stormwater management.

Stan Skolaski, 4821 County Highway Q, spoke in support of the rezoning.
Krishanu Saha, 4129 Redtail Pass, spoke in opposition to the rezoning with concerns about traffic and stormwater management.

Chair Brar closed the hearing at 7:38 p.m.

Design Review for Southern Façade of New Aggregate Storage Building – Lycon, Inc., 8125 University Ave. (PC 2540)

Attoun indicated that the applicant is working with both the Dane Arts Mural Arts and Artworking non-profit groups to address the Commission’s direction to enhance the appearance of the southern elevation of the new aggregate storage facility. She reported that the applicant is proposing to place a mural on the concrete wall facing west (toward Deming) and include an extension above the 8’ tall wall to increase the height of the mural. The applicant has stated that it will be more visible to the public in this location, and proposed a less detailed mural facing south. Opitz said staff continues to support an enhanced building façade for the south elevation because it will not always be blocked by rail cars, but he noted that shifting the focus of the artwork to the west would reduce the likelihood of people walking along the rail corridor to view the south façade.

Moved by Murray, seconded by Ramsey, to support the applicant’s proposal to focus the aesthetic treatment to the west-facing wall, with a more limited scope for aesthetic enhancements to the southern elevation.

Minutes of 6-12-18

Moved by Hubbard, seconded by Reed, to approve the minutes of 6-12-18. Motion carried 6-0.

Request for Rezoning from Agriculture (A-1) to Planned Development District-General Implementation Plan (PDD-GIP), Redtail Ackers Subdivision/Bill Ranguette, 4821 CTH Q (PC 2528)

Plan Commission members discussed the proposed rezoning. Some of the issues discussed include:

annexation; landscape buffer; access to HWY Q; consistency with adopted plans; stormwater management approval; addition of R-1 language for accessory uses; status of the existing access easement, and fees that will need to be paid. Hubbard stated that the plan is consistent with what the Plan Commission had been expecting.

Moved by Hubbard, seconded by Paulsen, to recommend rezoning to the Common Council contingent on the above list of issues being resolved to the satisfaction of the City. Motion carried 6-0.

Preliminary Plat – Redtail Ackers Subdivision/Bill Ranguette, 4821 CTH Q (PC 2528)

Staff reviewed the list of conditions from the Public Works Committee meeting of 5-14-18. Following discussion, moved by Paulsen, seconded by Ramsey, to approve the preliminary plat with the following conditions:

Approval of the preliminary plat to be deferred effective upon annexation of the property.
Show the existing public water main easement along the north line of the plat, generally east of Redtail Pass. Coordinate with the City for release of the portion of that easement within the proposed dedication of public right-of-way for the extension of Redtail Pass.
Release of the portion of 20’ wide ingress & egress easement (per Doc. No. 2795353) that lies within the westerly stub of Road A, intended to be dedicated to the public for right-of-way. If the easement cannot be released, then the westerly stub of proposed Road A road right-of-way cannot be public.
Show “no vehicular access” to Road A along the frontages of Lots 1-3, consistent with Fig. 2.01-5 (departure side on minor approach) of the City’s Access Management Plan (adopted Dec. 2006).
The final plat must be consistent with the plan drawings for public improvements and the City/Developer agreement. Public utility improvements must be consistent with water and sanitary sewer master planning.
Due to the brief review period, City staff may recommend changes prior to reconsideration by the Common Council.
Stormwater management approval by the City and the County, including resolution of any required setback from existing septic systems.
Resolution of the access onto County Highway “Q”.

Motion carried 5-1, Reed opposed.

Sign Design Revisions – Point Burger Bar, 2259 Deming Way (PC 1920)

Following discussion, moved by Paulsen, seconded by Murray, to approve the applicant’s request to replace a previously approved sign on the east elevation near the southeast corner to a logo sign near the northeast corner. Motion carried 6-0.

Request for $736,710 in Tax Incremental District #3 (TID #3) Assistance – Whispering Pines Condominiums, Pleasant View Rd. (PC 1987)

Following discussion, moved by Paulsen, seconded by Murray, to recommend approval of $736,710 in developer financed Tax Incremental District #3 (TID #3) Assistance as recommended by the Work Force Housing Task Force. Motion carried 6-0.

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Parmenter and Clark Street Properties (PC 2519)

Plan Commission members discussed the Request for Proposals. Reed suggested that a reference to this area being a gateway should be included, and possibly add some guiding principles.

Moved by Hubbard, seconded by Paulsen, to recommend approval of the Request for Proposals to the Common Council. Motion carried 6-0.

Moved by Hubbard, seconded by Paulsen, to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Note: These minutes were prepared by Eileen Kelley, Planning Director. These minutes are based on the notes of the recorder and are subject to change at a subsequent meeting.

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