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Tree Commission Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, October 11, 2018

TREE COMMISSION AGENDA
October 11, 2018

I. CALL TO ORDER  
6:00 p.m. in the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development and Engineering Services Building located at 51 Winburn Way.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
Approval of September 6, 2018 meeting minutes.
  
III. ANNOUNCEMENTS & LIAISON REPORTS
• Council Liaison 
• Parks & Recreation Liaison 
• Community Development Liaison

IV. PUBLIC FORUM 

V. DISCUSSION
1. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Oak Tree Replacement
2. Tree Removal and Landscape updates to Public Parking Lot at 130 N Pioneer St

VI. TYPE I REVIEWS
A. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-T1-2018-00021  
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  898 Morton St
APPLICANT:  Kerry Kencairn
OWNER:  Ryan Schnobrich
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Tree Removal Permit to remove two trees from the property located at 898 Morton Street.  Both trees are Ponderosa pines between approximately 14 and 17-inches diameter at breast height (dbh) and over 40 feet tall.  The property is steeply sloped and located in the Hillside Lands overlay.  The trees were slated to be retained in the original subdivision approval. The application materials provided include a statement from the Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator recommending the removal of the trees because of their proximity to the existing house and deck.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Rural Residential; ZONING: RR-.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 16AC; TAX LOT: 421

B. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2018-00029
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  899 Cypress Point Loop
APPLICANT/OWNER:  Geoffrey Ball
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Hazardous Tree Removal Permit to remove a black oak located in the Oak Knoll subdivision open space but functioning as part of the backyard at 899 Cypress Point Loop.  The tree, approximately 40-inches diameter at breast height, was recommended for removal by two arborists and found to have root disease, rot, fungus, and die off.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-10; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 13CB; TAX LOT: 5300

VII. TYPE II REVIEWS
A. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-T2-2018-00003  
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  188 Garfield Street
APPLICANT:  Rogue Planning & Development Services, LLC
OWNER:  Spartan Ashland Rivergate Real Estate, LLC
DESCRIPTION:  A request for Site Design Review approval to construct a 72-unit studio apartment community (“The MidTown Lofts”) for the properties located at 188 Garfield Street.  The application also includes requests for a Tree Removal Permit to remove 15 trees that are more than six-inches in diameter at breast height (d.b.h.); an Exception to the Site Development and Design Standards to treat stormwater run-off in a combination of bio-swales, underground treatment facilities and detentions ponds rather than in landscaped parking lot medians and swales; and for Exceptions to Street Standards to retain the existing curbside sidewalk system along the frontage of the property and for the location of the driveway curb cut on Quincy Street, which is proposed to be shared with the property to the east and which would exceed the maximum driveway curb cut width for residential developments. (All of the proposed units are studio units that are less than 500 square feet in gross habitable floor area and each counts as ¾ of a unit for purposes of density calculation; density bonuses are requested for conservation housing, outdoor recreation space and major recreation facilities.)   
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: High Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-3; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 15AD; TAX LOT: 2100 & 2101

B. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-T2-2018-00004  
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  1661 Ashland Street
APPLICANT:  Rogue Credit Union & Columbia Care Services, Inc.
OWNER:  Columbia Care Services, Inc./Jerome White, KSW Architects
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Land Partition and Site Design Review to create three parcels from the parent property located at 1661 Ashland Street.  Parcel 1 would be 33,278 square feet in area and would contain the proposed “Rogue Ridge” development consisting of 30 multi-family dwelling units including one resident manager’s unit and 29 affordable housing units in a 26,146 square foot, three-story building in two connected wings; Parcel 2 would be 9, 913 square feet in area and would contain a future two-story commercial building; and the third parcel would be 22,462 square feet and would contain the existing Rogue Credit Union building.   (25 of the 30 proposed units are studio units that are less than 500 square feet in gross habitable floor area and each counts as ¾ of a unit for purposes of density calculation; the five remaining units are two- and three-bedroom and count as full units for density purposes).  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Commercial; ZONING: C-1; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 10DC; TAX LOT: 8700 & 9201


VIII. STREET TREE REMOVAL PERMITS
A. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2018-00027
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Right of Way at intersection of Scenic and Grandview
APPLICANT/OWNER:  City of Ashland Streets Division
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Hazardous Tree Removal Permit to remove a volunteer tree that is damaging the curb.  The tree has multiple 6 inch stems and an approximate height of 30 feet. It is near 195 Scenic Drive.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-10; 

B. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2018-00028
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Right of Way at intersection of Orchard and Westwood St
APPLICANT/OWNER:  City of Ashland Electric Dept
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a dead tree at the intersection of Orchard and Westwood Street.  The tree is approximately 30 inches in diameter at breast height and 70 feet tall. The tree is located approximately between 460 and 450 Orchard St.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-10; 

C. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2018-00030
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  365 Strawberry Ln
APPLICANT:  Regenesis Ecological Design
OWNER:  William Potts
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a tree in the right of way at 365 Strawberry Ln.  The tree is a 10 inch DBH lodgepole pine that is approximately 20 feet in height.  The tree is on an eroding cut slope and has exposed structural roots.  In order to accommodate further foundation drainage improvements further root cutting is required.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Rural Residential; ZONING: RR-.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 08AC; TAX LOT: 602

D. PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2018-00031
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  166 N Laurel St
APPLICANT/OWNER:  Vadim Agakhanov
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a tree located on the alley between 166 N Laurel and 148 N Laurel St.  The tree is a 12 inch DBH Juniper approximately 20 feet in height.  The tree is damaging the foundation of a structure and leaning out over the alleyway.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density Multi-Family; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 04CC; TAX LOT: 3400


IX. ADJOURNMENT                          

Next Meeting:  November 8, 2018




 

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