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MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
SPECIAL SESSION
January 6, 2020
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CAÑADA DRIVE
             
SPECIAL SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM
             
CALL TO ORDER

Planning Manager Bayer Vella called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and reviewed housekeeping items related to the meeting.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Hal Bergsma, Commissioner  
  Celeste Gambill, Commissioner  
  Ellen Hong, Commissioner  
  Skeet Posey, Commissioner  
  Neal Herst, Commissioner  
  Jacob Herrington, Commissioner  
  Daniel Sturmon, Commissioner  
Staff Present: Bayer Vella, Planning Manager
Michael Spaeth, Principal Planner
J.J. Johnston, Community and Economic Development Director
Attendees: Melanie Barrett, Town Council Liaison
  Commissioner Hong arrived at 6:02 p.m.
             
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Planning Manager Bayer Vella led the Commission in the Pledge of Allegiance.
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE

There were no speaker requests.
             
COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

Town Council Liaison Melanie Barrett provided an update on past and current Council meetings with regard to Planning items.
             
SPECIAL SESSION AGENDA
             
1. ELECTION OF CHAIR FOR THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
  Planning Manager Bayer Vella opened the floor for Chair nominations.

Commissioner Bergsma nominated Commissioner Gambill.

Commissioner Hong nominated Commissioner Bergsma.

Commissioner Herrington nominated himself.

Each nominee gave a short speech on why they are interested in serving as Chair.

A roll call vote was taken, with each Commissioner stating the name of the person for Chair:

Commissioner Bergsma - Gambill
Commissioner Gambill - Gambill
Commissioner Herrington - Herrington
Commissioner Herst - Gambill
Commissioner Hong - Bergsma
Commissioner Posey - Gambill
Commissioner Sturmon - Gambill

Commissioner Gambill was elected as Chair for the Commission, effective immediately.
             
2. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR FOR THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
  Chair Gambill opened the floor for nominations of Vice Chair.

Commissioner Bergsma nominated Commissioner Herrington.

Commissioner Hong nominated Commissioner Posey.

Commissioner Herrington nominated himself.

Commissioner Posey stated she appreciated the nomination, but would like to remove herself for consideration.

Commissioner Herrington stated he would be honored to serve as Vice Chair.

A roll call vote was taken, with each Commissioner stating the name of the person for Vice Chair:

Commissioner Bergsma - Herrington
Commissioner Gambill - Herrington
Commissioner Herrington - Herrington
Commissioner Herst - Herrington
Commissioner Hong - Herrington
Commissioner Posey - Herrington
Commissioner Sturmon - Herrington

Commissioner Herrington was elected as Vice Chair for the Commission, effective immediately.
             
3. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 3, 2019 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES
  Motion by Commissioner Hal Bergsma, seconded by Commissioner Daniel Sturmon to approve the December 3, 2019 meeting minutes as written.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL ARCHITECTURE FOR TWO ORACLE PLACE, ALSO KNOWN AS THE FORMER PLATINUM FITNESS SITE, LOCATED AT 7315 N. ORACLE ROAD, APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE NORTH OF THE ORACLE ROAD AND INA ROAD INTERSECTION
  Principal Planner Michael Spaeth provided a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- Background and surrounding development
- Applicant's proposal, including elevations and renderings
- Colors and materials
- Recent approvals for other sites
- Review tools
- Summary and recommendation

Applicant Melissa Lal, President of Larsen Baker, along with Rick Huch with Seaver Franks Architects, provided a presentation that including the following:

- Purpose, background and current status
- Existing conditions
- Conceptual objectives
- Photos showing existing and proposed changes, on all sides of building
- Elevations and Materials

Discussion ensued between the Commission, applicant and staff.
  Motion by Commissioner Hal Bergsma, seconded by Commissioner Daniel Sturmon to recommend approval of the proposed conceptual architecture for the Two Oracle Place development, based on the finding that it will be consistent with applicable design principles in Section 22.9.D.5.B of the zoning code as addressed in the staff report, with the following condition of approval: the building design and screening strategy shall be implemented to conceal the view of mechanical equipment, both roof and ground based, from adjacent public streets and properties, specifically Oracle Road, Northern Avenue and Tohono Chul Park.
  A roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Bergsma - Aye
Chair Gambill - Aye
Vice Chair Herrington - Aye
Commissioner Herst - Aye
Commissioner Hong - Aye
Commissioner Posey - Aye
Commissioner Sturmon - Aye
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

Planning Manager Bayer Vella spoke on the upcoming neighborhood meeting, next Commission meeting on February 4 and the 2020 meeting schedule for the Commission.
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Motion by Commissioner Hal Bergsma, seconded by Commissioner Jacob Herrington to adjourn the meeting.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Chair Gambill adjourned the meeting at 7:07 p.m.
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular session of the Town of Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 6th day of January, 2020.  I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2020.
 

___________________________
Jeanna Ancona
Senior Office Specialist

    

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