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MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
March 3, 2020
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CAÑADA DRIVE
             
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM
             
CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gambill called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Celeste Gambill, Chair  
  Jacob Herrington, Vice Chair  
  Hal Bergsma, Commissioner  
  Ellen Hong, Commissioner  
  Skeet Posey, Commissioner  
  Neal Herst, Commissioner  
  Daniel Sturmon, Commissioner  
Staff Present: Michael Spaeth, Principal Planner
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney
Attendees: Melanie Barrett, Town Council Liaison
             
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chair Gambill led the Commission and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE

There were no speaker requests.
             
COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

Council Liaison Melanie Barrett provided updates on the recent council retreat regarding budget, the new police chief, Parks and Recreation needs assessment study and playground, as well as past and upcoming items related to Planning on Town Council agendas.
             
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
             
1. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 4, 2020  REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES
  Motion by Commissioner Neal Herst, seconded by Commissioner Daniel Sturmon to approve the February 4, 2020 meeting minutes as written.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING CONCEPTUAL PUBLIC ART FOR PUSCH RIDGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, LOCATED EAST OF ORACLE ROAD BETWEEN CALLE CONCORDIA AND LINDA VISTA BOULEVARD, 2000053
  Senior Planner Hannah Oden provided a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location of subject property
- Applicant's request to use existing art on campus
- Current and future expansion
- Public Art requirement
- Design Principles and Design Standards
- Summary and Recommendation

Bill Hallinan, representing Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, provided a presentation which included photos and descriptions of the art around the campus.

Discussion ensued among the Commission, applicant and staff.
  Motion by Vice Chair Jacob Herrington, seconded by Commissioner Hal Bergsma to recommend approval of the Conceptual Public Art included under the "Approved Cost" in Attachment 1 for Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, based on the finding that it meets the Design Principles and Designs Standards of the Zoning Code.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
3. DISCUSSION REGARDING A TOWN COUNCIL REQUEST TO EXPLORE IF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STANDARDS SHOULD BE APPLIED TO CUSTOM HOMES
  Senior Planning Technician Patty Hayes provided a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Custom homes versus model homes
- Design Standards
- Custom homes - traditional styles
- Custom homes - unique designs
- Two specific custom homes that caused neighbor concerns
- Interior spaces
- Housing statistics
- Future homes
- Three options: (1) no change, (2) apply focused design standards, (3) apply all design standards
- General Plan
- Next steps
- Summary

Discussion ensued among the Commission and staff.
             
PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

Principal Planner Michael provided an update on upcoming neighborhood meetings and agenda items tentatively scheduled for the next Commission meeting.
             
ADJOURNMENT

Chair Gambill adjourned the meeting at 6:50 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 3rd day of March, 2020.  I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

Dated this 4th day of March, 2020.
 

___________________________
Jeanna Ancona
Senior Office Specialist

    

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