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AGENDA

LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, May 18, 2016/6:30 P.M./Commissioners' Hearing Room

 

A.        CALL TO ORDER

 

B.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

C.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE COUNTY LAND USE CODE

 

D.        PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING OTHER RELEVANT LAND USE MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

 

E.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE APRIL 20, 2016 MEETING.

 

F.         AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

 

G.        CONSENT ITEM:                           *Will not be discussed unless requested by Commissioners or                                                                       members of the audience.

Detailed Information

*1.       DAY PLANNED LAND DIVISION/PLANNED DEVELOPMENT                       #15-S3314

 

Staff Contact:  Michael Whitley

                                          Request:  A) Rezoning from R-1 – Residential to Planned Development and a Combined Preliminary and Final Planned Land Division of an 1.795-acre parcel into two single-family residential lots;

            B) Appeals to Sections 8.14.1.H (Lot Depth to Width Ratio) and 8.14.1.R (Connectivity) of the Land Use Code

            Location:  Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 69 West of the 6th P.M.; 4102 S. Garfield Avenue, Loveland; Located east of S. Garfield Road approximately 300 feet north of the intersection of 42nd Street SE and S. Garfield Avenue

                                          Applicant:  Rob Persichitte, Intermill Land Surveying, 1301 N. Cleveland Avenue, Loveland, CO  80537

 

Development Services Team Recommendation:

A) The Development Services Team recommends the Larimer County Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners approval of the Day Planned Development/Planned Land Division and appeals to Sections 8.14.1.H & 8.14.1.R of the Land Use Code, File 15-S3314, subject to the following conditions: 

 

1.   The Final Plat shall be consistent with the approved preliminary plan and with the information contained in the Day Planned Development/Planned Land Division, File 15-S3314 except as modified by the conditions of approval or agreement of the County and applicant.  The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the Day Planned Development/Planned Land Division.

2.   The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new single family dwellings: Thompson R-2J school fee, Larimer County fees for County and Regional Transportation Capital Expansion, Larimer County Community Park Fees (in lieu of dedication) and drainage fees.  The fee amount that is current at the time of building permit application shall apply. 

 

3.   All habitable structures will require an engineered foundation system. Such engineered foundation system designs shall be based upon a site specific soils investigation.  The lowest habitable floor level (basement) shall not be less than 3 feet from the seasonal high water table.  Mechanical methods proposed to reduce the ground water level, unless it is a response after construction, must be proposed on a development wide basis.

 

4.   Passive radon mitigation measures shall be included in construction of residential structures on these lots.  The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed but prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall be submitted to the Building Department.  As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt from a radon tester which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days.  A permanent certificate of occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted.

 

B)        The Development Services Team recommends the Larimer County Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners approval of the rezoning from R-1 –  Residential to PD - Planned Development, File 15-S3314, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    The rezoning shall be effective upon the recordation of the final plat of Day Planned Land Division.

 

2.    The permitted uses, lot building and structure requirements, setbacks and structure height limitations for Molesworth Planned Development shall be as follows:

Principal uses:

Agricultural

1. Apiary (R)

 

Residential

2. Group home (R)

3. Group home for the aged (R)

4. Group home for the developmentally disabled (R)

5. Group home for the mentally ill (R)

6. Single-family dwelling (R)

7. Storage buildings and garages (R)—See  section 4.3.2

 

Institutional

8. Child/elderly care center (S)

9. Church (MS/S)—See  section 4.3.4

10. Congregate residence (S)

11. Hospital (S)

12. School, nonpublic (S)

13. State-licensed group home (S)

 

Accommodation

14. Nursing home (S)

 

Utilities

15. Commercial mobile radio service (SP/S)—See section 16

 

Industrial

16. Oil and gas drilling and production (R)

17. Small solar facility (R/PSP)

           

B. Lot, building and structure requirements:

1. Minimum lot size:

a. 100,000 square feet (2.3 acres) if a well or septic system is used.

            b. 21,780 square feet (0.5 acre) if public water and sewer are used.

2. Minimum required setbacks: (If more than one setback applies, the greater setback is required.)

a. Street and road setback (Refer to section 4.9.1 setbacks from highways, county roads, and all other streets and roads.) The setback from a street or road must be 20 feet from the lot line, nearest edge of the road easement, nearest edge of right-of-way, or nearest edge of traveled way, whichever is greater.

            b. Side yards— 5 feet.

            c. Rear yards—25 feet.

d. Refer to  section 4.9.2 for additional setback requirements (including but not limited to streams, creeks and rivers).

3. Maximum structure height—40 feet.

4. No parcel can be used for more than one principal building; additional buildings on a parcel are allowed if they meet the accessory use criteria in subsection  4.3.10.

 

 

H.        ITEM:

 

            2.         LONGS PEAK FARMS CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT                     #15-S3313

 

Staff Contact:  Michael Whitley

            Request:  A) Preliminary Plat approval of a Conservation Development of a 83.653-acre parcel into 41 single-family residential lots, two Residual Lots with residential building envelopes and two outlots;

            B) Appeal to Section 4.7.1.2 of the Larimer County Rural Area Road Standards to not require curb and gutter where the average lot frontage is less than 200 feet.

            Location:  Section 16, Township 4 North, Range 69 West of the 6th P.M.; 509 N. County Road 19, Berthoud; Located northwest of the intersection of N. County Road 19 and W. County Road 8

            Applicant:  Jim Birdsall, 444 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO 80513

 

Development Services Team Recommendation: 

A) The Development Services Team recommends the Larimer County Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners approval of the Longs Peak Farm Conservation Development, File # 15-S3313, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.   The Final Plat shall be consistent with the approved preliminary plan and with the information contained in the Longs Peak Farm Conservation Development, File #15-S3313 except as modified by the conditions of approval or agreement of the County and applicant.  The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the Longs Peak Farm Conservation Development.

 

2.   The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new single family dwellings: Thompson R2-J school fee, Larimer County fees for County and Regional Transportation Capital Expansion, Larimer County Regional Park Fees (in lieu of dedication).  The fee amount that is current at the time of building permit application shall apply. 

 

3.   Fire protection measures shall comply with the fire protection level of service standards found in Section 8.1.4.F of the Land Use Code.

 

4.   All habitable structures will require an engineered foundation system. Such engineered foundation system designs shall be based upon a site specific soils investigation.  The lowest habitable floor level (basement) shall not be less than 3 feet from the seasonal high water table.  Mechanical methods proposed to reduce the ground water level, unless it is a response after construction, must be proposed on a development wide basis.

 

5.   Passive radon mitigation measures shall be included in construction of residential structures on these lots.  The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed but prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall be submitted to the Building Department.  As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt from a radon tester which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days.  A permanent certificate of occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted.

 

B)  The Development Services Team recommends the Larimer Couny Planning Commission recommends to the Baord of County Commissioners denial of the appeal to Section 4.7.1.2 of the Larimer County Rural Area Road Standards to not require curb and gutter where the average lot frontage is less than 200 feet.

 

C)  The Development Services Team offers no recommendation regarding the density bonus.

 

 

I.          REPORT FROM STAFF

 

J.          ADJOURN

 

NEXT MEETINGS:   Wednesday, June 01, 2016:  BCC/Planning worksession

                                    Wednesday, June 15, 2016:  Planning Commission hearing

 

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