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Meeting Date: 01/18/2022  
From: Tiffany Antol, Senior Planner

Consideration and Approval of Final Plat:  PZ-20-00089-02, CDR 276, LLC requests Final Plat approval for Canyon Del Rio Block G located at 3200 E Butler Avenue, a single-family townhome subdivision on 9.03 acres in the Medium Density Residential (MR) Zone.
Staff recommends the City Council approve the Final Plat and authorize the Mayor to sign both the Final Plat and the City/Subdivider Agreement when notified by staff that all documents are ready for signature and recordation.
Executive Summary:
This is a request for Final Plat approval for 50 single-family townhome lots on 9.03 acres in the Medium Density Residential (MR) Zone.  The subject site is vacant, located in the northwestern corner of the larger Canyon Del Rio development, which encompasses 261 total acres.  See Sheet 1 of the Final Plat for the Vicinity Map.
Financial Impact:
No financial impacts are anticipated with this Final Plat.
Policy Impact:
There are no policy impacts anticipated with this Final Plat.
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
Priority Based Budget Key Community Priorities and Objectives
Robust Resilient Economy - Grow and strengthen a more equitable and resilient economy.

Carbon Neutrality Plan
DD-1: Encourage vibrancy, appropriate density, and attainability in existing neighborhoods, so that more residents live within walking distance of their daily needs.
DD-2:  Create inclusive networks for walking and biking that are continuous, attractive, safe, comprehensive, and convenient for people of all ages.

Regional Plan
Policy LU.5.1 Encourage development patterns within the designated growth boundaries to sustain efficient infrastructure projects and maintenance.
Policy LU.5.2. Promote infill development over peripheral expansion to conserve environmental resources, spur economic investments, and reduce the cost of providing infrastructure and services.
Goal NH.1. Foster and maintain healthy and diverse urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods in the Flagstaff region.
Policy WR.4.3. Development requiring public utility services will be located within the Urban Growth Boundary.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
In June 2019, the City Council approved a rezoning request, development agreement, and preliminary block plat authorizing the development of Canyon Del Rio, consisting of 1,426 residential dwelling units and 225,000 square feet of commercial development.  The development includes a mixture of high-, medium-, and single-family residential units combined with commercial services and open space on 261 acres.

The Canyon Del Rio Development Agreement sets out the development provisions for the development standards, density and zoning, plats, and site plans within the development.  The agreement provides for a workforce affordable housing in-lieu contribution of 1,000 equal installments of $650 as building permits are pulled for the first 1,000 dwelling units.  This serves as 5% credit for the use of incentives of the individual blocks within the development.  The development agreement also provides for the construction contributions for off-site and on-site public improvements.
Options and Alternatives:
  1. Approve the Final Plat with no conditions as recommended by staff.
  2. Approve the Final Plat with conditions.
  3. Deny the Final Plat based on non-compliance with the Zoning Code, the Subdivision Code, and/or the Engineering Design Standards and Specifications for New Infrastructure.
The applicant, CDR 276, LLC, is seeking Final Plat approval for a 50-lot single-family townhome subdivision within the larger Canyon Del Rio development.  Lot sizes range from 3,200 square feet to 4,659 square feet in accordance with the Townhouse building type lot sizes.  This subdivision is one of the first two blocks within the Canyon Del Rio development to be platted.  New infrastructure will need to be provided for the project including two new residential roads (Snowberry Circle and Copperleaf Lane), 8" water and sewer lines, dry utilities, and stormwater detention.  The City Council approved the Preliminary Plat on May 4, 2021, based on conformance with all relevant development standards.  All  areas in the subdivision not allocated as lots are reserved as tracts or rights-of-way. 
Key Considerations:
The subject property is zoned Medium Density Residential (MR).  The Development Agreement for Canyon Del Rio requires 50 lots on this block.  The MR Zone has a minimum density requirement of 6 units per acre and a maximum density of 9 units per acre in the Resource Protection Overlay (RPO).  The proposed 50 lots on 9.03 acres us a density of 5.54 units per acres, which meets the minimum density for the MR Zone per Section 10-10.30.070, which allows for rounding of density requirements.

Single-family homes are permitted in the Medium Density Residential (MR) Zone as a Planned Residential Development (PRD).  Division 10-40.60.280 of the Zoning Code addresses specific use standards for PRDs, which may use different building types (i.e.. Townhome and Single-family Cottage) as part of an integrated site planning process in non-transect zones and for achieving gross density where substantial natural resources are present on the site.  Division 10-50.110 of the Zoning code provides standards for specific building types and specifies the transect zones in which they are allowed.  The T4N.2 transect zone allows the Townhouse and Single-family Cottage building type in new neighborhoods.  Each building type has specific frontage types that must be used when developing the individual lots.  In this case, the Projecting Porch frontage type has been applied to all lots.  Division 10-50.120.040 addresses the standards for the Projecting Porch frontage type.  With this frontage type, the house has a small to medium setback from the property line.  The resulting front yard is typically very small.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The community benefits of this project are encapsulated in the PBB Key Community Priorites/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan Stratagies and Regional Plan goals and policies that it meets, such as providing new housing within the urban growth boundary.
Community Involvement:
Inform. The existing zoning of the property allows for the proposed subdivision.  No public hearings or public outreach are required by either the Zoning Code or the Subdivision Code as part of the Final Plat review process.
Canyon Del Rio Block G Final Plat


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