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  6.b.       
Meeting Date: 07/07/2020  
Topic:    Aquinas Academy
From: Matt Carran
Department: Community Development  

Subject:
Consideration of a recommendation to the Village Board of Trustees on the request of INDEPENDENT SCHOLASTIC ASSOCIATION INC. to amend Conditional Use Permit No. 3-22-96-E allowing AQUINAS ACADEMY the ability to construct a new building on their school campus located at N72W15935 Good Hope Road, on the parcel identified by Tax Key Number 85.997.007. 
Background Information:
On February 5, 1996 the Village Board of Trustees granted Conditional Use Permit No. 3-22-96 allowing the construction and operation of Aquinas Academy.

On August 29, 2006 the Village Board amended the Conditional Use Permit (Amendment "A") to allow a shrine between their building and Good Hope Road.

On October 2, 2006 the Village Board amended the Conditional Use Permit (Amendment "B") allowing a 660 square foot addition and soccer field on the west side of the building.  Although the soccer field was constructed, the school did not move forward with its plans for the building expansion, and instead submitted plans for a new chapel.  Under Section 122-542 of the municipal code, "The conditional use permit shall lapse if a building permit or occupancy permit for the conditional use has not been issued within 180 days following the issuance of the permit".

On July 16, 2007 the Village Board amended the Conditional Use Permit (Amendment "C") allowing a 1,400 square foot chapel approximately 45 feet south of the existing school, and the addition of 21 parking stalls adjacent to the chapel.  The school did not move forward with these plans, and the approval has expired.

On March 3, 2014 the Village Board amended the Conditional Use Permit (Amendment "D") allowing a 29,785 square foot building located 50 feet to the south of the existing school.  The school did not move forward with these plans, and the approval expired.

On July 16, 2018 the Village Board amended the Conditional Use Permit (Amendment "E") allowing a 30,757 square foot building connected to the south side of the existing school with a 50 foot long breezeway.  The school did not move forward with these plans, and the approval expired.

 
Application Specifics:
In order to raise funds for the proposed construction, the property owner recently sold approximately 11 of their 64 acres along Pilgrim Road, and have re-submitted the 2018 plans for approval.

While these plans appear to be the same as the 2018 submittal, the sale of the 11 most eastern acres impacts the proposed grading plan.  As a result, some modifications will be required to keep the required grading and stormwater management all within the subject parcel.  It should also be noted that several trees were shown on the south side of the proposed building that are not included with the latest submittal.
Additional Information:
The request was reviewed by the Police, Fire, Engineering and Development Departments. 
The Police Department states:  "It appears that there is only one entrance/ exit to the Chapel.  The applicant should consider adding another Entrance/ Exit if there is going to be any sizable gatherings in the chapel."

The Fire Department states they have no concerns with the conditional use permit, but point out the following requirements must be addressed with the building permit:
  •         International Building Code 2015 Edition
  •         Fire Department Access per NFPA 1
  •         Additional Hydrants as needed per current NFPA 13
  •         Automatic Sprinkler System per current NFPA 13 (If required by building use & size)
  •         Fire Alarm System per current NFPA 72
  •         Fire Extinguisher requirements per NFPA 10 (ABC rated)
  •         Locks Cylinder and Pulls on all exterior doors       
  •         Key box per Municipal Code Sec. 46-59.
  •         Public Safety Radio Coverage in Buildings and Structures per Municipal Code 46-130.
  •         FDC-5” Storz with a 30 degree down elbow
  •         Horn/Strobe for Automatic Sprinkler System notification  
  •         Fire Department access per NFPA 1, fire lanes and access to FDC must be maintained throughout project.
The Planning and Zoning Departments note:
  • The applicant will need to submit a revised landscape plan around the detention pond, complying with the Village Landscape Design Guidelines, prior to consideration by the Village Architectural Control Board.
  • The applicant will need to revise their grading plan so that all grading and silt fence is located on the subject property and not any abutting parcels.
  • The applicant will need to provide color and material samples of all exterior building materials including the donor pavers prior to consideration by the Village Architectural Control Board.
  • The applicant will need to submit a lighting plan - complying with the zoning code - showing pole heights, setbacks, and fixture spec sheet prior to consideration by the Village Architectural Control Board.
  • The applicant will need to submit elevations of the proposed dumpster enclosure prior to consideration by the Village Architectural Control Board..
  • Staff recommends the applicant submit a revised landscape plan that includes additional plantings on the west side of the proposed building addition prior to consideration by the Village Architectural Control Board.
  • Any ground- or roof- mounted HVAC units shall be screened and drawings of the proposed screening shall be submitted to Staff for review and approval.
  • A minimum of 3 inches of hardwood mulch is required in all planting beds – no stone or gravel planting beds are allowed.
  • The Villages Comprehensive Plan delineates a multi-use trail along the eastern edge of the Tamarack Preserve on the subject property, and long range plans for the school should keep this in mind.
The Engineering Department Notes:
  • A Water Resources Application (WRAPP) needs to be submitted to the Wisconsin DNR for NR 216 Permit Coverage. A copy of the DNR Certificate of Permit Coverage is to be forwarded to the Village Engineering Department prior to issuance of the Village Erosion Control Permit.
  • A Village Erosion Control Permit is required.
  • The Village Stormwater Permit has been issued for the site and stormwater management meeting the Village's stormwater ordinance and MMSD Chapter 13 has been provided.
  • A sampling manhole is needed on the sanitary lateral at the road right-of-way line.
  • The connection to the existing water main shall be made with a stainless steel tapping sleeve and valve meeting the requirements of the Village Utilities Department.
  • A gate valve is needed on the water service at the road right-of-way line.
  • Since the proposed water service exceeds 300 feet, either a meter pit will be required or high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe must be used.
  • A utility permit is required from the Waukesha County Department of Public Works prior to any utility excavation within the public road right-of-way of Good Hope Road (CTH “W”).
  • Provide a Sanitary Sewer Capacity analysis of the site for current and future capacity.

Assuming the conditions noted above can be resolved, Staff recommends the following conditions be considered for the conditional use permit:
  1. This Permit shall become effective upon the execution and recording by the owners of the Premises of an acceptance hereof in such form as to constitute an effective covenant on the land.
  2. This Permit shall be void unless, pursuant to the Zoning Code of the Village, Building and Zoning Use Permits in conformity to this Permit are obtained within six (6) months of the date hereon, the date on which the Conditional Use Permit was granted.
  3. This Permit is subject to amendment and termination in accordance with the provisions of the Zoning Code of this Village.
  4. Construction and operation of the use granted shall be in strict conformity to the approved site, building and operation plans filed with the Village Board in connection with the Petition for this Grant.
  5. The conditional use and structure are in accordance with the purpose and intent of this Ordinance, and is found to be not hazardous, harmful, offensive or otherwise adverse to the environment or the value of the neighborhood or the community.
  6. There shall be no outside storage of new or used equipment, materials or merchandise.
  7. All parking and driveway areas shall be asphalt or concrete.
  8. All buildings and landscaping shall be completed in strict conformity to the plans approved by the Architectural Control Board.  Any deviation in color, material, landscaping, or architectural detail shall be returned to the Architectural Control Board for re-approval.
  9. The land owner shall maintain and police the detention pond areas to assure that trash and garbage does not accumulate within the pond areas.
Requested Action by Commission/Committee/Board:
Since State Statutes require a public hearing to be held regarding all Conditional Use Permits, no action is required and the mandatory public hearing will be scheduled for the August 4, 2020 Plan Commission meeting.    However, the applicant should state if they will meet the conditions listed above.

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