Snowberry Brook Phase II Appeal


SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Map 391E11C Tax Lot #2504 on Engle St/Map 391E11C Tax Lot #2505 on Villard St.

OWNER/APPLICANT: Housing Authority of Jackson County/HAJC Development - Dan Horton (agent)
APPELLANT: Russell Ellis Dale/Bastion Builders
DESCRIPTION:  An appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of PA-T2-2019-00008, a request for Site Design Review approval to allow the construction of a 60-unit multi-family development on two tax lots (#2504 & #2505) along Villard and Engle Streets as Phase II of the existing ‘Snowberry Brook’ development. The proposal consists of four two-story eight-plex apartment buildings and seven two-story townhouse four-plexes. Units will consist of ten one-bedroom flats, 12 two-bedroom flats, ten three-bedroom flats, and 28 two-bedroom townhomes. The application includes a request for a Tree Removal Permit to remove three trees, including an approximately 24-inch diameter Deodar Cedar (cedrus deodara) which the project arborist describes as posing a hazard. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 11C; TAX LOT: 2504 & 2505. 

ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM,
Ashland Civic Center

This appeal will be processed on the record according to AMC  The grounds for the appeal as identified by the appellant are:
1)         The Planning Commission erred in approving the application without a permanent locked gate restricting access to McCall Drive to avoid pedestrian conflicts.
2)         The Planning Commission erred in approving a parking management strategy which is counter to the General Automobile Parking Requirements and Exceptions in AMC [Please Note: Staff has determined this issue was not previously raised in the record; Council will determine at the hearing whether it is within the “Scope of Appeal Deliberations” allowed in AMC]
This appeal on the record will be limited to these two grounds for appeal identified in the appeal request.  Parties wishing to provide oral argument at the appeal hearing must submit written arguments no less than 10 days prior to the appeal hearing (by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019).  Written and oral arguments on the appeal shall be limited to the two grounds above; oral argument shall be confined to the substance of the written argument.

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