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MINUTES
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
WEDNESDAY

JUNE 23, 2021
  VIRTUAL-STAFF CONFERENCE ROOM
211 WEST ASPEN AVENUE
             4:00 P.M.
             
1. Call to Order
  Commmissioner Mandino called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m.
             
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
PRESENT: ABSENT:

CAROLE MANDINO
ERIC NOLAN
LLOYD PAUL
DR. RICARDO GUTHRIE
DAVID ZIMMERMAN, CHAIR (joined meeting at 4:18 p.m.)
DR. ALEX MARTINEZ
MARIE JONES, VICE 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 regular meeting of May 26, 2021.
 
 
 
  Moved by Eric Nolan, seconded by P. Lloyd Paul approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 26, 2021.
  Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
             
5. PUBLIC HEARING
             
A. PZ-19-00233-03, A Conditional Use Permit request from Lowell Observatory, to allow the establishment of an approximately 39,969 square foot Astronomy Discovery Center (Observatory) with 7,851 square feet of additional roof top use area as part of a Libraries, Museum use, pursuant to Section 10-40.30.030.B. of the Flagstaff Zoning Code at a site located at 1400 West Mars Hill Road in the Rural Residential (RR) and Public Facility (PF) Zones, and legally described as Coconino County Assessor parcel numbers 100-14-001C in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona.
In accordance with the findings presented in this report, staff recommends approval of PZ-19-00233-03 with conditions.
 
  Tiffany Antol, Planning Development Manager, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed Conditional Use permit request and answered questions from Commissioners.

Dave Sawyer, Lowell Observatory, was present and answered questions from Commissioners.
Tim Whiteside, Johnson Walzer Architects, anwered questions from Commissioners related to the historic nature of the property.

 
  Moved by Carole Mandino, seconded by P. Lloyd Paul  to approve PZ-19-00233-03, A Conditional Use Permit request from Lowell Observatory, to allow for a Astronomy Discovery Center (Observatory) , pursuant to Section 10-40.30.030.B. of the Flagstaff Zoning Code at a site located at 1400 West Mars Hill Road in the Rural Residential (RR) and Public Facility (PF) Zones, and legally described as Coconino County Assessor parcel numbers 100-14-001C in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona pursant to the findings and conditions from Staff.
  Vote: 4 - 1
 
NAY: Eric Nolan
             
6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS TO/FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS
   Commissioner Guthrie suggested that ways to handle recycling needs to be possilby added to a future agenda
             
7. ADJOURNMENT
  Adjourned at 4:46 p.m.

    

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