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PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
WEDNESDAY
December 8, 2021
  VIRTUAL-STAFF CONFERENCE ROOM
211 WEST ASPEN AVENUE
             4:00 P.M.
             
1. Call to Order
  Vice Chair Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
             
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
PRESENT: ABSENT:

MARIE JONES, VICE CHAIR
CAROLE MANDINO
DR. ALEX MARTINEZ
DR. ERIC NOLAN
LLOYD PAUL
DR. RICARDO GUTHRIE
DAVID ZIMMERMAN, CHAIR
             
3. Public Comment

At this time, any member of the public may address the Commission on any subject within their jurisdiction that is not scheduled before the Commission on that day. Due to Open Meeting Laws, the Commission cannot discuss or act on items presented during this portion of the agenda. To address the Commission on an item that is on the agenda, please wait for the Chair to call for Public Comment at the time the item is heard.
  None
             
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the minutes from the meeting on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
  Moved by Carole Mandino, seconded by Eric Nolan to approve the minutes of the meeting of November 17, 2021 as submitted
  Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
5. PUBLIC HEARING
             
A. PZ-21-00094-02: Mountain Line Downtown Connection Center (DCC)
A Conditional Use Permit request from Mountain Line to allow for the use of City-owned property as a Passenger Transportation Facility which includes a multiphase development plan including the construction of a new 18,983 square foot structure, bus plaza, civic space, and parking in the Commercial Service (CS) zone, located at 216 W Phoenix Avenue. 
In accordance with the findings presented in this report, staff recommends approval of PZ-21-00094-02 with conditions.
 
  Tiffany Antol, Senior Planner, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed project and answered questions from Commissioners.
Kate Morley, Deputy Manager Mountain Line, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed project and answered questions from Commissioners. 

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Maury Herman, resident/property owner, concerned about the impact of parking, noise, pollution, civic space next to railway
Michele James, Friends of Flagstaff Future, 
Emily Melhorn, resident, wants project to be aesthetically pleasing, wants pedestrian tunnel or bridge across Milton/Route 66
Terry Madeksza, Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance, sent a email that was read into the record by Tiffany Antol related to needing to maximize parking at the proposed project
Tiffany Antol read an email sent by Maury Herman related to concerns about civic space next to railway and parking 

Discussion was held on the proposed project

 
  Moved by Carole Mandino, seconded by P. Lloyd Paul to approve PZ-21-00094-02: Mountain Line Downtown Connection Center (DCC) A Conditional Use Permit request from Mountain Line to allow for the use of City-owned property as a Passenger Transportation Facility which includes a multiphase development plan including the construction of a new 18,983 square foot structure, bus plaza, civic space, and parking in the Commercial Service (CS) zone, located at 216 W Phoenix in accordance with the findings presented in this report
  Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
B. Flagstaff Rehab Campus Annexation  PZ-20-00164-03: A request from Flagland LLC to annex approximately 10.06 acres of real property located generally at 7000 North Highway 89. The property is identified as Coconino County Assessor's Parcel Number 301-50-005G. 
Staff recommends the Planning and Zoning Commission, in accordance with the findings presented in this report, forward the Annexation application to the City Council with a recommendation for approval with conditions.
  Genevieve Pearthree, Senior Planner, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed annexation and answered questions from Commissioners
Guillermo Cortes, SWI applicant engineer, answered questions from Commissioners.
Mike Zipprich, American Rehab Campus applicant, gave a description of the use that will occupy the property that is the subject of the proposed annexation.
Michelle Carrasco, American Rehab Campus applicant, answered questions from Commissioners

Discussion was held on the proposed annexation

PUBLIC COMMENT
None
 
  Moved by Carole Mandino, seconded by Eric Nolan to recommend approval to City Council Flagstaff Rehab Campus Annexation  PZ-20-00164-03: A request from Flagland LLC to annex approximately 10.06 acres of real property located generally at 7000 North Highway 89 in accordance with the findings in the report and with conditions recommended by staff
  Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
C. PZ-20-00164-04: Flagstaff Rehab Campus 
A request from Flagland LLC for a Concept Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 1.10 acres of a larger 10.06-acre parcel of real property located generally at 7000 North Highway 89 from from the Highway Commercial (HC) zone with a Resource Protection Overlay (RPO) to the Rural Residential (RR) zone with a Resource Protection Overlay (RPO).
Staff recommends the Planning and Zoning Commission, in accordance with the findings presented in this report, forward the Concept Zoning Map Amendment application to the City Council with a recommendation for approval with conditions.
  Genevieve Pearthree, Senior Planner, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed zoning map amendment and answered questions from Commissioners.
 
  Moved by P. Lloyd Paul, seconded by Carole Mandino to forward PZ-20-00164-04  to City Council for approval a concept zoning map amendment of approximately 1.10 acres of a larger 10.06-acre parcel of real property located generally at 7000 North Highway 89 from from the Highway Commercial (HC) zone with a Resource Protection Overlay (RPO) to the Rural Residential (RR) zone with a Resource Protection Overlay (RPO) in accordance with the findings and with staff conditions as submitted
  Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
D. PZ-20-00100-03: Plaza Way Condos
A Conditional Use Permit request from Miramonte Acquisitions, LLC to establish a Planned Residential Development (PRD) on a portion of lot 10 within the Woodlands Village Unit 1 subdivision.  The PRD consists of 40 multi-family residential units on 1.71 acres located at 1580 S Plaza Way within the Highway Commercial (HC) zone.
 
In accordance with the findings presented in this report, staff recommends approval of PZ-20-00100-03 with conditions.
  Tiffany Antol, Senior Planner, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed conditional use permit and answered questions from Commissioners. 
Charity Lee, Miramonte Homes Acquisition Manager, answered questions from Commissioners and requested a decrease to 2 years for the commitment to bus passes.
 
  Moved by Marie Jones, seconded by P. Lloyd Paul to approve PZ-20-00100-03 Plaza Way Condos in accordance with the findings and with conditions as presented by staff.

Dr. Alex Martinez had to leave the meeting before this vote
  Vote: 3 - 1
 
NAY: Eric Nolan
             
6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS TO/FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS
  Staff will work on organizing an in-person get together so Commissoners can meet each other. 
             
7. ADJOURNMENT
  Adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

    

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