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Staff ReportSTAFF REPORT Case No.: 95-232 Applicant: Garrett Engineering for Joe Courtney ITEM: Final plat for Parkway View Addition, consisting of 5 duplex lots on Southwest Parkway, just north of the Southwest Parkway/Woodsman intersection. This plat consists of 4.53 acres. ITEM SLTIVIlVIARY AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION A preliminary plat for this property was approved by Council in August of this year. At that time, the plat was approved with the condition that a temporary turnaround be provided at the end of Southwest Parkway. The applicant has requested that he be able to construct a gravel turnaround to meet this requirement. Staff would recommend that the turnaround be constructed with an asphalt surface, similar to our street standards. This recommendation is due to the following reasons: 1. the increased maintenance time and cost required for a gravel surface, 2. the unknown length of time before the adjacent reserve tract develops (i.e. how long will we have to maintain a gravel surface), and 3. having the public as well as emergency traffic turnaround on a substandard surface that during times of bad weather may be in poor condition. Staff recommends approval of the final plat with the condition that an easement be provided for the the temporary turnaround and that it be constructed to street standards. COUNCIL POLICY ENDS STATEMENTS -The following Ends Statements may or may not be met with the approval of this request. Council will decide, based on the information in the staff report and any staff presentations, whether these Ends Statements will be met with this request. Transportation/Mobility -Citizens benefit from the ability to move into ,out of, and within College Station in a safe and effecient manner. Parks & Recreation -Citizens benefit from parks space and recreational activities which are geographically and demogrphically accessible and serve a diversity of interests. Health & Public Safety -Citizens benefit from a reasonably safe and secure environment. Education/Information -Citizens benefit from access to broad based information and knowledge. Quality Service -Citizens benefit from a reasonable tax revenue for the value and quality of service delivered. Cultural Arts -Citizens benefit from participation in the arts. Employment/Prosperity -Citizens benefit from an environment that is conducive to .providing diverse employment opportunities. Civic Pride -Citizens benefit from well planned, attractive residential and commercial areas. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN -The following are Goals and Objectives from the City's adopted Comprehensive Plan. Applicable ones are in bold. Complies with Future Land Use Plan Map?: Yes Development Goals and Objectives: No conflict LAND USE Protection of residential uses: This plat is a continuation of the existing land uses in the area. Encourage use of vacant land w/ services: N/A .Avoid strip commercial: N/A TRANSPORTATION Provide major arterials to prevent congestion:N/A Adequate pedestrian/bike movement:N/A Ensure safety and ease of maintenance:N/A Location of streets based on function: N/A Driveway access: Driveway access will be taken off of the rear alley and there should be a note that none be taken off of Southwest Parkway. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Compatible with environment: No conflict Encourage retirees: N/A Encourage tourism: N/A PARKS AND RECREATION HOUSING Link parks by pathways and natural features: N/A Combine parks with schools: N/A Maintain integrity of existing supply: No conflict Encourage diversified housing: The lots are zoned for apartments but will be developed as duplexes COMMUNITY APPEARANCE Promote good site design: The plat is in conformance with the preliminary plat. Prevent and eliminate unsightly conditions: The development will be required to comply with all site standards. 2 HISTORICAL OVERVIEW - N/A ENGINEERING COMMENTS: Water -Water will have to be extended to serve the last two lots. Sewer -Sewer will have to be extended to serve all five lots. Streets -Southwest Parkway is existing, a temporary turnaround will be required at the end of the streeet. Traffic -Southwest Parkway is adequate to serve the traffic from this development. Drainage -Drainage will be handled at the time of site development. Flood Plain -N/A Sidewalks -Sidewalks are existing along Southwest Parkway. Parkland Dedication -Dedication is required in the amount of $2,250. SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE COMPLIANCE This plat is in compliance with the Subdivision Regulations and is in compliance with the original master plan and preliminary plat. Oversize Request -None Proposed Public Improvements -Water, sewer, electrical and a temporary turnaround. Easement Dedications - As shown on the plat. ZONING ORDINANCE COMPLIANCE No conflict. NOTIFICATION: None required. ~(~ ~4. ~~ ~~: ~ ~ m~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ y~ II ~ AFF REPORT Case No.: 95-232 Applicant: Garrett Engineering for Joe Courtney ITEM: Final plat for Parkway View Addition, consisting of 5 duplex lots on Southwest Parkway, just north of the Southwest Parkway/Woodsman intersection. This plat consists of 4.53 acres. ITEM Si1MMARY AND STAk~ RECOI~~IlVIENDATION A preliminary plat for this property was. approved by Council in August of this year. At that time, the plat was approved with the condition that a temporary turnaround be provided at the end of Southwest Parkway. The applicant has requested that he be able to construct a gravel turnaround to meet this requirement. Staff would recommend that the turnaround be constructed with an asphalt surface, similar to our street standards. This recommendation is due to the following reasons: 1. the increased maintenance time and cost required for a gravel surface, 2. the unknown length of time before the adjacent reserve tract develops (i.e. how long will we have to maintain a gravel surface), and 3. having the public as well as emergency traffic turnaround on a substandard surface that during times of bad weather may be in poor condition. Staff recommends approval of the final plat with the condition that an easement be provided for the the temporary turnaround and that it be constructed to street standards. ~ (~ ~, (~ ~ $ y COUNCII. POLICY ENDS STATEMENTS -The following Ends Statements-may or may not be met with the approval of this .request. Council will decide, based on the information in the staff report and any staff presentations, whether these Ends Statements will be r-iet with this request. Transportation/Mobility -Citizens benefit from the ability to move into ,out of, and within College Station in a safe and effecient manner, Parks & Recreation -Citizens benefit from parks space and recreational activities which are geographically and demogrphically accessible and serve a diversity of interests. Health & Public Safety -Citizens benefit from a reasonably safe and secure environment. Education/Information -Citizens benefit from access to broad based information and knowledge. Quality.Service -Citizens benefit from a reasonable tax revenue for the value and quality of service delivered. Cultural Arts -Citizens benefit from participation in the arts. Employment/Prosperity -Citizens benefit from an environment that is conducive to providing diverse employment opportunities. Civic Pride -Citizens benefit from well planned, attractive residential and commercial areas. COMPREIiENSIVE PLAN -The following are Goals and Objectives from the City's adopted Comprehensive Plan. Applicable ones are in bold. Complies with Future Land Use Plan Map:': Yes