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  AGENDA ITEM: 3.       
Meeting Date: 07/10/2018  
Requested by: Bayer Vella
Submitted By: Milini Simms, Community and Economic Development
Case Number: OV1801125

SUBJECT:
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: CONCEPTUAL SITE AND LANDSCAPE PLANS FOR VICTORY WORSHIP CENTER AND SPRINGBOARD YOUTH CRISIS CENTER, LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF TANGERINE ROAD AND COMO DRIVE, OV1801125
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends approval, subject to the conditions in Attachment 1.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The purpose of the applicant's request is to gain access to Como Drive. Victory Worship Center and Springboard Youth Crisis Center are located on the northwest corner of Tangerine Road and Como Drive (Attachment 2). A development plan for both centers was previously approved in Pima County, prohibiting access to Como Drive.

This restriction was required under Springboard Youth Crisis Center's Conditional Use Permit (approved in Pima County), which is no longer applicable as assisted living homes are permitted in R1-144 zoning districts. However, since this restriction is also shown on the approved development plan and changes onsite circulation, this change is deemed substantial requiring a revised Conceptual Site Plan and Landscape Plan (Attachment 3).

Both developments currently share access from Tangerine Road. However with the Tangerine Road improvements, direct access to the property (without the use of U-turns) is no longer available. The applicant's request to gain access to Como Drive will not only provide a second access drive but also eliminate this issue for both developments.

The proposed conceptual site plan and landscape plan include:
  •  Paving and improvements to Como Drive (from Tangerine Road to the proposed access drive)
  •  A raised median to prevent attendees from exiting the property and heading north on Como Drive to Limewood Drive
  •  A phased parking lot expansion to provide an additional 98 spaces
  •  The use of earthen berms and landscaping to provide natural screening of the parking area
Both phases of the parking lot were shown on the previously approved development plan. Thus, the only change and main focus of review is the access to Como Drive. The applicant agreed to construct a median preventing attendees from exiting north onto Como Drive, to reduce traffic and dust along unimproved areas of the road. However, a condition of approval is included to allow full access onto Como Drive should it be fully improved as determined by the Town Engineer.

Staff finds the proposed conceptual site plan and landscape plan conform to the applicable Design Principles and Design Standards of the Zoning Code and recommends approval, subject to the conditions in Attachment 1.
BACKGROUND OR DETAILED INFORMATION:
Land Use Context
The subject property is zoned R1-144 and has a land use designation of Public/Semi Public. It is surrounded to the north, south and east by larger lot homes (R1-144 and Rural Low Density Residential & Low Density Residential) and to the west by a church (R1-144 and Public/Semi-Public).

Existing Site Conditions:
  • 10 acres
  • Two existing developments- a religious institution (Victory Worship Center) and assisted living home (Springboard Youth Crisis Center)
  • One access drive onto Tangerine Road
Proposed Improvements:
  •  Paving and improvements to Como Drive (from Tangerine Road to the proposed access drive)
  •  A raised median to prevent attendees from exiting the property and heading north on Como Drive to Limewood Drive
  •  A phased parking lot expansion to provide an additional 98 spaces
Approvals-to -date:
  • 2002: Approved Development Plan in Pima County
  • 2002: Annexed into the Town of Oro Valley
Compatibility to previous approved plans:
The parking expansion on the proposed site plan was shown on the previously approved development plan. Thus the only change and main focus of review is the access to Como Drive.

DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS:
Conceptual Site Plan:
The Conceptual Site Plan (Attachment 3) shows a phased parking lot expansion and access to Como Drive for the Victory Worship Center and Youth Springboard Center. The design of the parking lot expansion is consistent with the previously approved Development Plan. The only change and main focus of review is the access to Como Drive.

Conceptual Site Plans are reviewed for their conformance to the Design Guidelines and Design Standards in the Zoning Code. A detailed analysis of each is provided in Attachment 4. Notable elements include:
  • Access to Como Drive 
  • A raised median to prevent attendees from exiting the property and heading north on Como Drive to Limewood Drive
  • An additional 98 parking spaces
The applicant agreed to construct a median preventing attendees from exiting north onto Como Drive to reduce traffic and dust along unimproved areas of the road. However, a condition of approval is included to allow full access onto Como Drive should it be fully improved as determined by the Town Engineer.

Conceptual Landscape Plan:
The Conceptual Landscape Plan (Attachment 3) is in conformance with the applicable Zoning Code requirements. The landscape plan includes landscaped parking islands, berms and trees to provide natural screening of the parking area and maintains the existing buffer yards and open space requirements for the site.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Two neighborhood meetings were held for this property in February 2018 and May 2018, with four and three residents in attendance, respectively.The main concerns mentioned during the first meeting were increased dust and traffic along Como Drive. To mitigate these concerns, the applicant revised their site plan to include a a raised median to prevent attendees from exiting the property and traveling further north on Como Drive to Limewood Drive.

This revision was presented by the applicant during the second neighborhood meeting and there were no remaining concerns. However, a condition of approval is included in Attachment 1 to allow full access onto Como Drive should it be fully improved, as determined by the Town Engineer. Summaries of these neighborhood meetings are included in Attachment 5.

Summary of Public Notice
Public notice has been provided:
  • Homeowners Association mailing
  • Post at Town Hall and on website
  • Postcard to all property owners within 600 feet
CONCLUSION/RECOMMENDATION
In summary, the request is in conformance with the applicable Design Principles and Design Standards of the Zoning Code. As such, staff recommends approval.
FISCAL IMPACT:
N/A
SUGGESTED MOTION:
I MOVE to recommend approval of the Conceptual Site and Landscape Plans for Victory Worship Center, subject to the conditions in Attachment 1, based on the finding it is in conformance with the Design Principles and applicable Design Standards of the Zoning Code.

OR

I MOVE to recommend denial of the Conceptual Site and Landscape Plans for Victory Worship Center, based on the finding___________.
Attachments
ATTACHMENT 1- CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL
ATTACHMENT 2 - LOCATION MAP
ATTACHMENT 3- CONCEPTUAL SITE AND LANDSCAPE PLAN
ATTACHMENT 4- DESIGN GUIDELINES AND DESIGN STANDARDS ANALYIS
ATTACHMENT 5- NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING SUMMARIES


    

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