CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
7:00 PM, MONDAY
17 July 2017
CARLISLE CITY HALL
MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright, Jon Lins, Becky Peterson
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: Keith Weggen, Civil Design Advantage; Joe Butler, Downing Construction; John Gade, Fox Engineering; Mayor Ruth Randleman, Council Member Drew Merrifield, Carrol Isley
Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM a roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.
Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to approve minutes from 19 June 2017. Motion carried unanimously.
Lent explained that the city obtained the house and lot at 30 Market Street a few years ago and demolished the house. There is a purchase agreement for the house for $25,000 from Iowa Concrete Leveling. One of the conditions of the purchase is to rezone the property to M-1, Restricted Industrial District to allow for the expansion of their business. No building is planned at this time. Motion by Holden, seconded by Peterson to recommend approval to Council for rezoning 30 Market Street from C-3 Central Business District to M-1 Light Industrial District. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
Lins arrived 7:05.
Keith Weggen from Civil Design Advantage (CDA) presented the preliminary plat for Plat 1, Scotch Ridge Business Park.
John Gade from Fox Engineering reviewed the Fox Engineering comment letter on the preliminary plat. Gade asked about the north-south road on the cul-de-sac. Weggen stated it was due to unknown development on lot west of cul-de-sac. Concern was expressed over the road in front of Casey’s to be 36-feet wide and the connecting road to be 26-foot wide. The Commission would need to consider the recommendation if the Commission is okay with the tapering. SUDAS allows for 26-foot wide street with no parking which is what is designated on the plat. Some discussion took place on trail connection from the Carlisle Nature Trail to the Scotch Ridge Business Park. Discussion took place on addressing for new development. Commission consent was to switch over to a city grid as new development occurs.
Motion by Wright, seconded by Goodhue to recommend approval to Council of Scotch Ridge Business Park Preliminary Plat 1 including 26-foot wide street, with a 5-foot sidewalk, and city-grid numbering. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
Weggen reviewed the Final Plat for Plat 2 of Scotch Ridge Business Park. Gade mentioned the only item in his review was that the City was waiting on easement and other legal documents. Weggen noted that the documents are currently being prepared.
Motion by Lins, seconded by Holden to recommend approval to Council of Scotch Ridge Business Park Final Plat 2 per Fox Engineering Review letter dated 13 July 2017. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
Weggen and Joe Butler of Downing Construction reviewed the site plan for Scotch Ridge Office Phase 1. A requested waiver from the requirement that 60 percent of the exterior material be substantial material such as brick or stone was brought forward. Metal siding would be on the sides and rear of the building. The front of the building will face towards Highway 5 and the rear will face Norgard Circle at an angle. The metal exterior covers about 55 percent of the building. Gade suggested the possibility of doing a stone wainscot. Wright suggested a texture-clad metal siding on the rear.
Comments from Fox review letter dated 13 July 2017, included requested smaller parking spaces and waiting on the installation of sidewalks. The design of the right-of-way allows for the sidewalks later. It is believed that smaller parking spaces were approved with the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store.
Commission was concerned about meeting the code requirements for the percentage of substantial material on the outside of the building. Butler pointed out there was metal on the rear of the Casey’s General Store, but the members felt it wasn’t as visible from the road as the proposed building would be. Discussion led up to doing 4-sided architectural, wood-frame building, but the extra cost would be substantial.
Motion by Peterson, second by Lins to recommend a waiver on exterior of metal texture-clad on the rear with sides of stone wainscot and EFIS on top. Side wrap would look similar to Casey’s General Store. Motion carried 5-1 with Oelberg voting nay.
Motion by Wright, seconded by Goodhue to recommend approval to Council of the Site Plan for Scotch Ridge Office Phase 1 subject to the Fox Engineering review letter of 13 July 2017. Motion carried unanimously on a 5-1 vote with Oelberg voting nay.
No further business was necessary and on a motion by Wright, seconded by Holden the meeting was adjourned at 9:24 PM on a unanimous vote.
Andrew J. Lent