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  AGENDA ITEM: 2.       
Meeting Date: 12/04/2018  
Requested by: Bayer Vella
Case Number: OV1700899

SUBJECT:
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A REQUEST FOR CONCEPTUAL MODEL HOME ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW RANCHO VISTOSO SUBDIVISION LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF RANCHO VISTOSO BOULEVARD AND VISTOSO HIGHLANDS DRIVE, OV1700899
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends approval of the conceptual model home architecture as shown in Attachment 1.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The purpose of this request is to consider Conceptual Model Home Architecture for four (4) model homes as provided in Attachment 1 from Richmond American Homes. The model homes will be built as detached single family homes in a new Rancho Vistoso subdivision located at the northwest corner of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and Vistoso Highlands Drive as shown on the location to the right. 

The proposed models use similar architectural and design features found in neighboring subdivisions. 
BACKGROUND OR DETAILED INFORMATION:
Related Approvals
  • 1987: Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development, Commercial (C-1) zoning
  • 2016: Major General Plan Amendment and rezoning approved by Town Council
  • 2017: Final Site Plan approved by Town staff
  • 2018: Final Plat approved by Town Council  
Existing Site Conditions
  • Zoning: Rancho Vistoso PAD Medium Density Residential and Open Space
  • Gross area of development is 17.8 acres
  • 5.9 acres designated for drainage, utilities, or open space common area
  • 39 lots
Proposed Improvements
  • Build single-family detached homes
  • Total of four (4) single-story models
  • Architectural Style: Southwest Traditional and Territorial
  • Eight (8) color schemes
  • Three (3) garage door styles
The following is a list of noteworthy Design Principles in italics followed by staff commentary:

Conceptual Architectural Design Review Principles, Zoning Code

Section 22.9.D.5.b.i: Design: building architectural design shall be appropriate for the climate and characteristics of the Sonoran Desert, including indigenous and traditional textures, colors, and shapes found in and around Oro Valley. All development shall maintain and strengthen the high quality of design exemplified in Oro Valley through project creativity and design excellence.

The proposed models incorporate architectural styles, materials, and colors commonly found in the Oro Valley area, primarily in newer subdivisions. The applicant provided photos of nearby homes (Attachment 1) in the Rancho Vistoso neighborhood. The proposed model home conceptual architecture for the new subdivision compliments nearby existing architectural styles and designs in the community. 

Following is a list of the specific design features for each model home:
 
Architectural Features T28J T29H T31H T40R
Accent Features X X X X
Stone Veneer X X X X
Contrasting Sills and Lintels X X X X
Covered Front Entry X X X X
Tiled Roofs X X X X
Side Entry Garage    X   X

Section 22.9.D.5.b.ii: Scale, Height and Mass: building scale, height and mass shall be consistent with the Town-approved intensity of the site, designated scenic corridors, and valued mountain views. Buildings shall be designed to respect the scale of adjoining areas and should mitigate the negative and functional impacts that arise from scale, bulk and mass.

The four (4) proposed models are all single-story homes per a Condition of Rezoning and the approved Final Plat. Building heights comply with the Zoning Code and approved plans. 

Section 22.9.D.5.b.iii: Facade Articulation: all building facades shall be fully articulated, including variation in building massing, roof planes, wall planes, and surface articulation. Architectural elements including, but not limited to, overhangs, trellises, projections, awnings, insets, material, and texture shall be used to create visual interest that contributes to a building’s character.

The proposed models provide facade articulation with varied roof lines, a variety of materials including stone veneer wainscoting and articulated trim, and varied massing that add depth and interest to the facade. Rear facades include covered patios, which add dimension to the elevation. Side elevations include fully articulated windows with lintels and trim, and select models include window awnings on front elevations. All of these elements enhance the overall architectural design and building facade of the model homes. 

Design Standards Analysis

The proposed models are in conformance with the Design Standards found in Addendum A of the Town Zoning Code by providing four sided architecture, articulated facades and roof lines, and a varied material and color pallette. Two garage orientations are also provided, which is required for subdivisions with lots exceeding 50 feet in width. The proposed models also incorporate colors and textures found in the area and compliment nearby architectural designs. 

Attachment 2 includes conditions of approval based on specific design standards (Addendum A, Sections 3.2.E and H) and a reiteration of an approved rezoning condition.
FISCAL IMPACT:
N/A
SUGGESTED MOTION:
I MOVE to approve the Conceptual Model Home Architecture for the proposed four (4) model homes for a new Rancho Vistoso subdivision, subject to the conditions in Attachment 2, based on the findings that the request complies with the Design Principles and Design Standards of the Zoning Code.

OR

I MOVE to deny the Conceptual Model Home Architecture for the proposed four (4) model homes as it does not meet ____________.
Attachments
Attachment 1: Applicant Submittal
Attachment 2: Conditions of Approval


    

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