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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

ASHLAND PLANNING COMMISSION

HEARINGS BOARD

MINUTES

JULY 10, 2007

 

CALL TO ORDER  -  Second Vice Chair Dave Dotterrer called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E. Main Street.    

 

Commissioners Present:

 

Council Liaison:

Dave Dotterrer, Second Vice Chair

Pam Marsh

Michael Dawkins

Absent Members:

None

 

Cate Hartzell, absent

Staff Present:

Derek Severson, Associate Planner

Angela Barry, Assistant Planner

Sue Yates, Executive Secretary

 

TYPE I PLANNING ACTIONS

PLANNING ACTION:  2007-00982

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 465 Jennifer St.

OWNER/APPLICANT:  Paul and Margaret Carlson

DESCRIPTION:   A request for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a 498 square foot Accessory Residential Unit for the property located at 465 Jennifer St. The new Accessory Residential Unit would be within the existing home.

 

This actions stands approved.

 

PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2007-00579

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 485 A St

OWNER/APPLICANT:  Heiland Hoff

DESCRIPTION:  A request for a modification of a previously approved Site Review for the property at 485 A Street to allow a reconfiguration of the approved parking lot layout.

 

This action stands approved.

 

PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2007-00803

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 711 Faith Av

OWNER/APPLICANT:  Navickas, Joanne & Eric

DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Conditional Use Permit and Site Review approval to construct a 488 square foot Accessory Residential Unit for the property located at 711 Faith Avenue.  A 224 square foot addition will be added to an existing 264 square foot detached studio space to create the new Accessory Residential Unit.  The application includes a request for a Conditional Use Permit to modify the existing non-conforming studio, which is located three feet from the south side property line where a six-foot side yard setback is required.  The proposed addition will comply with the required yard setbacks.

 

This action stands approved.

 

TYPE II PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

PLANNING ACTION:  2007-00785

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 205 Skycrest  Dr.

OWNER/APPLICANT:  Chris and Vivien Cook

DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Physical & Environmental Constraints Review Permit for the construction of a single-family home and driveway on Hillside and Severe Constraints Lands. The application also includes a request for a Type II Variance to exceed allowed lot coverage by731 square feet due to an existing shared driveway and a request for a Variance to the Solar Setback requirement.

 

Site Visits and Ex Parte Contacts – Dawkins had a site visit.  The others did not.

 

STAFF REPORT

Barry reviewed the Staff Report. 

--The lot is served by a private drive.  The access was approved at the time of Subdivision approval due to the steep slopes within the right-of-way.  Staff believes the criteria for the Physical and Environmental Constraints permit have been met.  Only four trees, not five, are scheduled to be removed. 

--With regard to the solar wavier, the applicants are requesting less shading of habitable space than had been previously recorded. 

--The lot coverage requirement in Rural Residential is 20 percent.  According to the applicant’s revised findings, they are requesting an additional 660 square feet of lot coverage to compensate for the portion of the drive that serves the adjacent parcel.  The Variance appears to meet the criteria because the situation is pre-existing and unique to the property.  The 63 square feet they are requesting between the paved portion of the easement and the newly constructed drive and parking area does not appear to meet the criteria.   Condition 6 has been added to clarify the extent of the Variance.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

MARK KNOX, Urban Development Services, 320 E. Main Street, Suite 202, is representing Vivien Cook.  He gave some history concerning how the application got to the Commission today.  He explained that the right-of-way continues to Strawberry Park.  At the time of Final Plan, Staff asked the owners to put in a private driveway and still meet the Fire Department requirements.  The drive went in on both the east and west sides of the street and by doing that, it forced the improvement on the private property, not making it subject to impervious surface.   In a typical situation, the house could be larger.

 

Dotterrer closed the public hearing.

 

Staff Comments – Staff had no comments.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ DISCUSSION AND MOTION

Dawkins/Marsh m/s to approve PA2007-00785 with Staff’s recommended Conditions.  Roll Call:  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – Adoption of Findings, Conclusions and Orders

It was moved and seconded to approve the Findings for 205 Skycrest, PA2007-00785, Vivien Cook.  Voice Vote: 

 

ADJOURNMENT – The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Sue Yates, Executive Secretary

 

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