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  ITEM 31.       
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019  
Submitted For: Tabitha Perry
Department: Development Services  

Subject
ORDINANCE NO. O19-56
 
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, REZONING PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 57TH AVENUE AND GREENWAY ROAD FROM EXISTING PAD (PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT) TO PAD FOR A DEVELOPMENT PLAN ENTITLED “VILLAGE AT THUNDERBIRD,” AMENDING THE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND ORDERING THAT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE ORDINANCE IS RECORDED.
Presented by:  Tabitha Perry, Special Projects Executive Officer
Purpose and Recommended Action
This is a request for City Council to conduct a public hearing, waive reading beyond the title and adopt an ordinance to approve a Rezoning Application for a project titled “Village at Thunderbird” located southeast of 57th Avenue and Greenway Road.
 
Background
Mike Withey, Withey Morris PLC, representing Valley of the Sun YMCA and Thunderbird School of Global Management, is requesting to rezone 85 acres from PAD to PAD to be developed with a mix of residential and recreational land uses. 
 
The existing approved “The Thunderbird School of Global Management” PAD allows for office, retail, hotel, and residential units in addition to the existing educational land uses with seven districts identified in the PAD development plan. Four of the seven districts offer a variety of both multi-family and single-family residential housing totaling 1,002 dwelling units on approximately 157 acres. 
 
The proposed PAD creates a unique, urban living environment that provides a variety of housing options that will complement the existing surrounding residential neighborhoods. 
  
This mixed-use project creates a symbiotic relationship between various residential uses. The placement of these proposed land uses, in conjunction with site buffering, are intended to reduce impacts and incompatibility concerns with adjacent neighborhoods. 
 
The PAD provides four (4) land use parcel types:

Parcel 1-Recreational on approximately 5.4 acres.  The site is developed with an existing YMCA Facility.
Parcel 2-Multi-family on approximately 15.6 acres.
Parcel 3-Single family Residential on approximately 53.7 acres.
Parcel 4-Townhomes on approximately 10.4 acres.
 
The maximum allowed number of residential units allowed is 642 units.
 
Analysis
All applicable City departments have reviewed the application and recommended approval of the application subject to stipulations.
 
This rezoning request is generally consistent with the land use designation of CCC (Corporate Commerce Center) and MHDR8 (Medium High Density Residential, 8 dwelling units to the acre).
 
The Village of Thunderbird PAD provides a variety of residential housing types including traditional single family, attached living concepts and multifamily.
 
The rezoning request incorporates development standards to ensure compatibility to adjacent properties and the overall area.
 
Two-story single-family homes will be allowed abutting the south property line adjacent to the existing homes on Acoma Drive with an 85-foot building setback, for Parcel 3.  However, based on development standards and configuration of internal roads, two-story single-family homes abutting the existing homes on Acoma Drive is highly unlikely. 
 
The proposed PAD encourages pocket parks within various residential areas which may be interconnected with other proposed pedestrian connectivity within the development.  Also, the pedestrian connectivity is encouraged to connect to schools and surrounding businesses.
 
Previous Related Council Action
On November 27, 2018, City Council approved a Major General Plan Amendment (GPA18-04) on the property changing the land use designation.
 
City Council approved a rezoning request (ZON06-08) to allow for a mixed land use development under the PAD zoning district on May 13, 2008.
 
On November 28, 2006, City Council approved a Major General Plan Amendment (M-GPA06-14) amending the land use designation for the subject site.
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
The proposed PAD will allow for the development of additional housing options for Glendale’s existing and future residents while supporting businesses and the surrounding area.
 
On May 16, 2019, Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of rezoning application ZON19-02 to be forward to City Council for a final vote.   
 
The applicant completed the required Citizen Participation Process and all legal requirements were met for both Planning Commission and City Council Public Hearing Meetings. The applicant and property owner diligently worked to address concerns expressed by surrounding property owners.  During the Planning Commission Public Hearing Meeting, two residents spoke. The applicant’s Citizen Participation Final Report and Planning Commission Minutes are attached.
 
Attachments
O19-56
Planning Commission Minutes Excerpt - Draft
Planning Commission Staff Report


    

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