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00070959STAFF REPORT Prepared by: Jennifer Reeves Date: 05/17/01 Item: Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a Conditional Use Permit for the Christ United Methodist Church Temporary Parking Lot Site Plan located east of S. Hwy. 6. (1-500111) Applicant: Gary Draper for Christ United Methodist Church Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends approval with the understanding that in 12 months staff will not recommend approval of another temporary parking lot permit. Item Summary: The Church is requesting permission to continue the use of a temporary parking lot to accommodate patronage that has continued to grow. Land uses in the vicinity include Institutional to the east, and future Retail Regional to the south and future office uses to the north. Section 9.G. of the Zoning Ordinance allows for temporary parking lots. The section does not currently address whether multiple permits can or should be granted for the same property. Staff feels that the temporary parking lot provision is intended to be a stop-gap measure which gives the applicant time to pull resources together to provide a permanent solution. If multiple permits are granted for a property, then the standard City parking requirement will begin to be undermined. The Citywide parking requirements are in place to maintain the aesthetics of the City and thereby bolster and ensure the economic viability of the entire City. The City has never before granted more than one temporary parking lot permit. Therefore, staff will not recommend approval of any subsequent temporary parking lot permit request for this site. In this particular instance staff is recommending approval of this 2nd temporary parking lot because of the need demonstrated by the applicant. Since the time of the first Temporary Parking Permit they have strived to add 152 permanent spaces. But, because of the changing demographics of the congregation, the parking demand continues to increase. They have attempted to alleviate the problem by other methods, such as staggering services, but have not been successful. Staff feels that 12-months is a reasonable amount of time to find a permanent solution. Item Background: The original Conditional Use Permit for the Church was granted on July 17, 1997. Created on 05103101 7:14 AM Catalog1 On September 16, 1999 the Planning & Zoning Commission granted the temporary parking lot Conditional Use Permit with the caveat that the 12-month requirement would not begin until the lot was put into use. The church has stated that the use began Thanksgiving of 1999. The church was cognizant of the Zoning Ordinance requirements for temporary lots, as recorded in the meeting minutes. In March of this year the church submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit for phase II of their facility. While researching this permit, staff realized that the temporary parking lot permit had expired. Staff brought this to the applicant's attention, and they immediately submitted an application to rectify the situation. On May 5th the Planning & Zoning Commission tabled the Conditional Use Permit for phase II of the property until the temporary parking lot issue is resolved. Temp. Year C.U.P. Sanctuary Required Provided Overflow Total Permit Capacity Parking Parking Parking 97 Original 648 216 218 0 218 1". Temp. 99 Parking 615 205 218 182 400 Lot. 01 Phase 11 615 205 218+152=370 0 370 Cont. of 01 Temp. 615 205 370 182 552 Parking Lot Staff Analysis: Section 14 of the Zoning Ordinance authorizes the existence of conditional uses. The Commission may permit a conditional use subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, when after public notice and hearing the Commission finds that: (Staff comments are in italics) 1. "The proposed use meets all the minimum standards established in the ordinance for the type of use proposed. 2. "That the proposed use meets the purposed and intent of the ordinance and is in harmony with the development policies and goals and objectives as embodied in the Comprehensive Plan for Development of the City. The request is in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan. 3. "That the proposed use will not be detrimental to the health, welfare, and safety of the surrounding neighborhood or its occupants, nor be substantially Created on 05103101 7:14 AM 2 Catalogl or permanently injurious to neighboring property." The public hearing is an opportunity for the Commission to measure the potential impact on surrounding land uses. The Commission may impose additional reasonable restrictions or conditions to carry out the spirit and intent of the ordinance and to mitigate adverse effects of the proposed use. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, increased open space, loading and parking requirements, additional landscaping, and additional improvements such as curbing, sidewalks and screening." Temporary Parking Lot: Section 9G of the Zoning Ordinance authorizes the existence of temporary parking lots. The Commission may permit a temporary parking lot, subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, after taking into consideration the following: " Safe and convenient traffic control and handling, both internal and external. Assured pedestrian safety. Efficient and economic access for public utility and emergency vehicles. Runoff, drainage and flood control. Impact on adjacent land uses. Whether in a particular case the above standards will be determined to the public health, safety or general welfare. The Commission may impose any additional standards necessary to the protection or preservation of the public health, safety or general welfare." Commission Action Options: The Commission has final authority over the Conditional Use Permit and associated site plan. The options regarding the use permit are: 1. Approval as submitted; 2. Approval with conditions relating to specific site characteristics or with time limitations; 3. Denial with specified reasons for denial; 4. Table; or, 5. Defer action to a specified date. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Application 3. Copy of Site Plan 4. Minutes from 09-16-99 Planning & Zoning Meeting Created on 05/03/01 7:14 AM 3 Catalog1 INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES This is an existing site. There are no anticipated changes to public infrastructure. NOTIFICATION: Legal Notice Publication(s): The Eagle; 04-30-01 Advertised Commission Hearing Dates(s): 05-17-01 Number of Notices Mailed to Property Owners Within 200': 5 Response Received: None as of date of staff report Created on 05103101 7:14 AM 4 Catalogl STAFF REPORT Prepared by: Jennifer Reeves Date: 04/24/01 Item: Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a Conditional Use Permit for the Christ United Methodist Church Ph.2 located at 4203 State Highway 6, South. (1-500061) Applicant: Gary Draper Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends approval. Item Summary: Christ United Methodist Church was granted a CUP in 1997 for the church and a day care. In 1999 the Church was granted a CUP for a temporary parking lot. They have purchased the abutting property with an existing building that was formally known as Desert Hills. The applicant will be using the building to provide space for administration, adult Sunday School classes, Fellowship Hall and youth activities. On the new site, they will be enlarging a small portion of the building for the Fellowship Hall and providing additional parking. They also will be providing additional landscaping. While researching this project for the staff report it came to staffs attention that the CUP that was granted in October of 1999 for the temporary parking lot has expired. The applicant Gary Draper has been contacted concerning this issue. Comprehensive Plan Considerations: The subject site is shown as Institutional on the Land Use Plan. The surrounding properties are shown as Residential Attached, Retail Regional, and Office. Currently the surrounding properties are undeveloped. There is a shared access point off of Highway 6 feeder road, which is considered a Freeway for the church and the Desert Hills building. The church has an additional access point just north of the shared access. The applicant's request for a CUP for additional space for the church is in compliance with the City's Comprehensive Plan. Item Background: The Subject property has been annexed since 1983, and is currently zoned C-1. The abutting property to the north and the east is currently zoned A-0. The abutting property to the south is currently zoned C-1. Staff Analysis: Section 14 of the Zoning Ordinance authorizes the existence of conditional uses. The Commission may permit a conditional use subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, when after public notice and hearing the Commission finds that: (Staff comments are in italics) Created on 041031013:15 PM Catalog l 1. "The proposed use meets all the minimum standards established in the ordinance for the type of use proposed. 2. "That the proposed use meets the purposed and intent of the ordinance and is in harmony with the development policies and goals and objectives as embodied in the Comprehensive Plan for Development of the City. The request is in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan. 3. "That the proposed use will not be detrimental to the health, welfare, and safety of the surrounding neighborhood or its occupants, nor be substantially or permanently injurious to neighboring property." The public hearing is an opportunity for the Commission to measure the potential impact on surrounding land uses. The Commission may impose additional reasonable restrictions or conditions to carry out the spirit and intent of the ordinance and to mitigate adverse effects of the proposed use. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, increased open space, loading and parking requirements, additional landscaping, and additional improvements such as curbing, sidewalks and screening." Commission Action Options: The Commission has final authority over the Conditional Use Permit and associated site plan. The options regarding the use permit are: 1. Approval as submitted; 2. Approval with conditions relating to specific site characteristics or with time limitations; 3. Denial with specified reasons for denial; 4. Table; or, 5. Defer action to a specified date. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Application 3. Copy of Site Plan 4. Copy of Planning & Zoning Minutes September of 1999 (Agenda Item No. 5) Created on 041031013:15 PM 2 Catalog1 INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES This is an existing site. There are no anticipated changes to public infrastructure. NOTIFICATION: Legal Notice Publication(s): The Eagle; 4-18-01 Advertised Commission Hearing Dates(s): 5-03-01 Number of Notices Mailed to Property Owners Within 200': 6 Response Received: None as of date of staff report Created on 041031013:15 PM 3 Catalogl