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Planning & Zoning Committee

LMPOA
November,  2008

YAVAPAI COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF YAVAPAI COUNTY IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICTS, BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF YAVAPAI COUNTY FLOOD
CONTROL DISTRICT, FREE LIBRARY DISTRICT
AND JAIL DISTRICT


DECEMBER 1, 2008

No items of interest to Beaver Creek Communities were heard.  For further information see

http://www.co.yavapai.az.us

 

AGENDA–VERDE

Yavapai County

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

November 19, 2008 – 9:30 AM

ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON DECEMBER 15, 2008.

 

OLD BUSINESS

6. Zoning Ordinance Amendment; HA# H7178

Applicant: Planning and Zoning Commission

Request: Consideration of an Amendment to the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Ordinance in order to allow commercial vehicle storage for vehicles up to seven (7) tons in residential zoning districts, the following Sections of the Ordinance will need to be amended: SECTION 301 DEFINITIONS add GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT (GVW), VEHICLE, COMMERCIAL and VEHICLE, PRIVATELY OWNED, SECTION 564 OUTSIDE STORAGE, and SECTION 602 PARKING AND OFF-STREET LOADING. Staff: Tammy DeWitt

PREVIOUS P&Z RECOMMENDATION: On October 8, 2008 this item was heard by the Commission. No action was necessary. P&Z Agenda – Verde November 19, 2008 Page 2

PREVIOUS P&Z RECOMMENDATION: On October 22, 2008, the Planning and Zoning Commission deferred the Zoning Ordinance Amendment in order to allow commercial vehicle storage for vehicles up to seven (7) tons in residential zoning districts, HA# H7178, until the next regularly scheduled Commission hearing in Cottonwood on November 19, 2008.

The vote was unanimous.

 

7. Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and to the Subdivision Regulations, HA# H7117

Applicant: Planning and Zoning Commission

Request: Consideration of adoption of the Open Space and Sustainable Development Option, HA# H7117. This is an Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to add Section 441 OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION SUBDIVISIONS and an Amendment to the Subdivision Regulations Section 500 DESIGN STANDARDS, GENERAL and to Section 555 SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION. Staff: Chad Daines

PREVIOUS P&Z RECOMMENDATION: On July 9, 2008 this item was heard by the Commission. No action was taken.

PREVIOUS P&Z RECOMMENDATION: On July 23, 2008, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended deferral of this item for 120 days, or until their regularly scheduled meeting in Cottonwood on November 19, 2008. The vote was unanimous.

 

Comments

 

H7178- Commercial Vehicles ZOA

  • On 10-22-08, the commission deferred the application to the 11-19-08 commission meeting for further research.
  • On 11-19-08, the commission recommended approval of the ZOA as presented with changes: Where a primary residential use has been established,  a property occupant may park outside on residential property one (1) commercial vehicle not exceeding 5 ton GVW or one (1) commercial vehicle exceeding 5 ton GVW with administrative review with comment application approval.
  • Will be heard at the 12-15-08 BOS meeting (no agenda yet posted).

 

My recommendation for HA# H7178 (no maximum ton (tractor trailer) vehicle storage on residential property, with administrative review) is AGAINST.

There are businesses which run storage operations for large commercial vehicles, in properly zoned locations.

Residential areas are not appropriate for such storage.  We should draft a response to this for presentation on or before 12/15/08.

 

 

 

H7117- Open Space Preservation Subdivision

  • 11-19-08- the commission deferred the application to the 2-4-09 commission meeting to allow for further research and changes to address issues raised at the joint session

 

My Recommendation for HA# H7117 (No oversight subdivisions to compete with lot splits) is AGAINST.

The problem this committee is trying to solve is Lot Split (illegal) subdivisions, which are by far the least expensive and most popular form of development in the state.  This new subdivision by right (no oversight) has previously tried to wrap itself in "smart growth", of which it has no resemblance (except for clustering).  It attempts to allow a high density (higher than underlying zoning) subdivision for any land owner, by right, using a set of elevation, slope, and other graphs applied in a one size fits all fashion, to preserve open space.  A silly waste of volunteer effort and County time.  We should draft a response to this for presentation to the P&Z Commissioners on or before 2/4/2009.

 
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