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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.

Fargo Planning Commission Regular Meeting

City Commission Chambers, City Hall

Agenda 

 

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.   Items A through D

A:  Approve Order of Agenda

B:  Minutes:  Regular Meeting of October 10, 2007

C:  Urban Plains Future PUD Discussion

D:  Erskines Addition Update  

Public Hearings 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Items 1 through 3

1.      2007-10-05Hearing on a Petition requesting a Zoning Change from SR-3, Single-Dwelling Residential to MR-3, Multi-Dwelling Residential on Lots 6, 7, and 8, Block 2 and Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, Block 19 of Beardsley's Addition.  (Located at 1609 -1611 11th Avenue North, 1102 and 1106 16th Street North, and 1012, 1018, 1020, 1022, 1026, 1030, 1036, 1038, 1042, and 1044 16th Street North). (Mike Kjera) (nc):  WITHDRAWN

2.      2007-11-01Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Calico Prairie Second Addition (Minor Subdivision) a replat of Lot 6, Block 1 of Calico Prairie Addition (Located at 4385 and 4389 Calico Drive South). (John P. Ommen) (nc):  WITHDRAWN

3.      2007-11-03Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Fargo Crossroads Center Addition (Minor Subdivision) an Unplatted Portion of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 139 North, Range 49 West.  (Located at the NW quadrant of Interstate 29 and 52nd Avenue South). (Timothy P. McShane) (jh)

Other Items

Brown Bag Luncheon – Wednesday, November 28, 2007 .

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Fargo Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Present:          John Paulsen, Mark Brodshaug, Kristi Fremstad, Kelly Ruth, Rich Slagle, Jan Ulferts-Stewart, Catherine Wiley

Absent:           Jeff Morrau, Terry Nordenstrom, Claire Vigesaa

Chair Paulsen called the meeting to order.

Item A:  Approve Order of Agenda

Chair Paulsen noted Item No. 1 and Item No. 2 have been withdrawn by the petitioners.  He also stated the Brown Bag meeting scheduled for November 28, 2007 will be canceled.

Ms. Fremstad moved to approve the Order of Agenda omitting Item Nos. 1 and 2.  Second by Ms. Wiley.  All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item B:  Minutes:  Regular Meeting of October 10, 2007 .

Ms. Ulferts-Stewart moved to approve the minutes of the October 10, 2007 Planning Commission meeting.  Second by Mr. Brodshaug.  All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item C:  Urban Plains Future Planned Unit Development Discussion

Nicole Crutchfield presented an overview of the Urban Plains Future Planned Unit Development (PUD).  Blake Nybakken, representative of Urban Plains Development, explained the PUD design concepts including activities and opportunities that it will offer.  He also spoke about the development timetable.

Item D:  Erskines Addition Update by Jim Hinderaker

Jim Hinderaker gave a powerpoint presentation summarizing actions taken by the City Commission relating to Erskines Addition.  He stated the City Commission has requested that staff bring this item back to the neighborhood in order to discuss the following two policies in place for the area:  1) the Hawthorne Area plan with the goal to preserve homes, and 2) the City of Fargo Comprehensive Plan which talks about this area changing and supporting a transition from housing to commercial.  He explained the City Commission is trying to find what policy fits the area better. 

There was discussion regarding the Planning Commission’s feeling that transition to commercial is appropriate for this area.

At 8:57 a.m. , the Board recessed until the 9:00 o’clock a.m. scheduled Hearings.

After recess:  All Commissioners present.  Chair Paulsen presiding.

Item #1: 2007-10-05 Hearing on a Petition requesting a Zoning Change from SR-3, Single-Dwelling Residential to MR-3, Multi-Dwelling Residential on Lots 6, 7, and 8, Block 2 and Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, Block 19 of Beardsley's Addition.  (Located at 1609 -1611 11th Avenue North, 1102 and 1106 16th Street North, and 1012, 1018, 1020, 1022, 1026, 1030, 1036, 1038, 1042, and 1044 16th Street North):  WITHDRAWN

This was the time and date set for a Hearing on a petition to rezone portions of Beardsley’s Addition; however, the petition has been withdrawn by the petitioner.

Item #2: 2007-11-01Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Calico Prairie Second Addition (Minor Subdivision) a replat of Lot 6, Block 1 of Calico Prairie Addition (Located at 4385 and 4389 Calico Drive South):  WITHDRAWN

This was the time and date set for a Hearing on a petition for a Plat of Calico Prairie Second Addition; however, the petition has been withdrawn by the petitioner.

Item #3:  2007-11-03Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Fargo Crossroads Center Addition (Minor Subdivision – preliminary plat) an Unplatted Portion of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 139 North, Range 49 West.  (Located at the NW quadrant of Interstate 29 and 52nd Avenue South):  APPROVED

( 9:05 a.m. )  Jim Hinderaker reviewed the petition and stated the property owner, Fred Hector, has agreed to allow McShane Development to move forward with this application for a minor subdivision with the condition that the final plat would not be recorded until such time that McShane Development has taken ownership of the property.   He explained the petitioner is seeking conceptual approval of the subdivision in order to address any concerns that the Commission may have regarding the project prior to expending resources to generate the final plat which will be brought back to the Planning Commission in December. 

There was discussion regarding onsite pedestrian walkways being provided, which will be required based upon the Conditional Overlay.

Commissioner Ulferts-Stewart questioned the timing of the new frontage road and how it relates to the plat.

Mr. Hinderaker stated the easement will remain in place until there is an alternative roadway. He stated the Petitioner’s desire is to close the frontage road at about the same time they start developing the area.  He explained the timing will be worked out in the amenities plan.

Mark Bittner stated the North Dakota Department of Transportation is acquiring property for the new frontage road.  He reiterated that the timing of the closure will be spelled out definitively in the amenities plan.

Commissioner Fremstad noted that she thinks the neighbors will be on board with smaller businesses being located there.  She questioned if neighbors were notified of the petition.

Mr. Hinderaker stated that no additional notices beyond the standard 300 feet were sent as the major issue, zoning, has already been approved.  He said it was determined that the zoning change to General Commercial fit with the growth plan and that is the reason the Conditional Overlay was drafted.  He said staff is addressing transitioning and buffering to the residential area.

Jim Gilmour stated the land use decision has already been made by the City Commission.

Tim McShane, McShane Development, stated he has met with Mr. Stoner as a courtesy.

Matt Torgeson, representative of Microsoft, stated Microsoft’s support of the proposal.

Mr. Brodshaug moved the findings and recommendations of staff be accepted and the Fargo Crossroads Center Addition preliminary plat be approved as it complies with the adopted Area Plan, standards of Article 20-06 and all other applicable requirements of the Land Development Code with the stipulation that the final plat be brought back to the Planning Commission on December 12, 2007 for final review and consideration.  Second by Ms. Ulferts-Stewart.  On call of the roll Members Slagle, Fremstad, Brodshaug, Ruth, Ulferts-Stewart, Wiley and Paulsen voted aye.  Absent and not voting:  Morrau, Nordenstrom and Vigesaa.  The motion was declared carried.

The time at adjournment was 9:32 o’clock a.m.

Other Items

November Brown Bag Luncheon – CANCELLED