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Staff CommentsCITY OF COLLEGE STATION DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 1101 Texas Avenue South, PO Box 9960 College Station, Texas 77842 Phone (979) 764 -3570 / Fax (979) 764 -3496 I►r, 14 ►, M -7. k 1 Ly, September 2, 2004 TO: CSC Engineering & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Via fax 778.0820 FROM: Jennifer Reeves, Project Manager SUBJECT: USDA - SITE PLAN (SDSP) - Site Plan Staff reviewed the above - mentioned site plan as requested. The following page is a list of staff review comments detailing items that need to be addressed. Please address the comments and submit the following information for further staff review: One (1) complete set of construction documents for the proposed development with the revised site and landscaping plans attached One (1) revised site and landscaping plan. If there are comments that you are not addressing with the revised site plan, please attach a letter explaining the details. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call me at 764 -3570. Attachments: Staff review comments cc: Curtis Investments - College Station, LLP, Via fax 214.368.6067 Case file #04- 00500093 STAFF REVIEW COMMENTS NO. 2 Project: USDA - SITE PLAN (SDSP) - 04- 00500093 PLANNING 1. Landscaping note #7 is to address disturbed areas from construction to assure that there will be an acceptable ground cover and not left as graded raw dirt. As previously commented, please provide a note stating: "Provide a general note that all roof and ground- mounted mechanical equipment shall be screened from view or isolated so as not to be visible from any public right -of -way or residential district within 150' of the subject lot, measured from a point five feet above grade. Such screening shall be coordinated with the building architecture and scale to maintain a unified appearance". 2. Per my phone conversation with Ric Conlin (CSC Engineering) 8/26/04: Please relocate the proposed fire hydrant located at the rear of the building to the corner between the parking space and the proposed bike rack. (Per Steve Smith, Fire Marshall's Office) 3. FYI: The (F.D.C.) Fire Department Connection will need to be located on the rear side of the building facing the back parking lot (Per Steve Smith, Fire Marshall's Office) 4. All paved areas must be curbed. It appears that the main drive isle that dead ends at the rear of the property is not showing curbing. Reviewed by: Jennifer Reeves Date: 08 -26 -04 ENGINEERING 1. Site Plan cannot be stamped approved until the Final Plat is filed. The off - site easement for the water line is still needed in order to approve the construction plans required for the Plat. The waterline will need to be constructed or bonded before the Plat can be filed. 2. Add note that all water and sewer construction to be in accordance with BCS Unified Design Guidelines and Specifications. The details you provided do not match current approved details. You can copy and include our details our just provide the aforementioned note. (Contractor may prefer details be included.) 3. Please relocate water line to east side of existing sewer line. There is not enough space between the building and the existing sewer line to allow for any give in placement of water line. 4. Provide sealed engineer's cost estimate for public (fire) line. NOTE: Any changes made to the plans, that have not been requested by the City of College Station, must be explained in your next transmittal letter and "bubbled" on your plans. Any additional changes on these plans that have not been pointed out to the City, will constitute a completely new review. 2 of 3 5. No develop permits can be issued until Development Permit application and fees and documents are submitted. 6. Provide water design report and drainage report. 7. Filed copies of the joint access easement and private drainage easement will need to be provided prior to Site Plan approval. 8. Minimum curb return radius for a commercial driveway is 20 feet. 9. A drop manhole connection will be required for sanitary sewer service line if it is more than 30 inches higher than manhole invert. Reviewed by: Carol Cotter Date: 09 -02 -04 NOTE: Any changes made to the plans, that have not been requested by the City of College Station, must be explained in your next transmittal letter and "bubbled" on your plans. Any additional changes on these plans that have not been pointed out to the City, will constitute a completely new review. 3of3 DESIGN REVIEW BOARD WOLF PEN CREEK DESIGN DISTRICT STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Jennifer Reeves Date: 09 -02 -04 E -mail: jreeves @cstx.gov For USDA Site Plan, Sign and Facade— Design Review Board (04 -93) Location: North side of Holleman Drive, just east of the intersection of Holleman and Dartmouth. Applicant: Curtis Investments LLP for (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture Item Summary: The applicant is proposing to construct an office building in the Wolf Pen Creek Design District. The proposed development is a 13,800 square foot building, which requires fifty -six (56) parking spaces. The site development is proposing fifty -four (54) parking spaces. Section 7.2.H.9 (Number of Off - Street Parking Spaces Required) States: "The Design Review Board may waive parking space requirements in the Wolf Pen Creek district if the development meets the goals of the master plan for the respective district". The applicant has worked with staff to try to preserve as many existing large trees as possible. Reducing the parking requirement by two spaces would allow for two large mature trees to remain along Holleman Drive. Preserving as much natural vegetation along the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor would be in compliance with the Wolf Pen Creek Master Plan, therefore staff is in support of this parking reduction. Administrator Recommendations: The recommendation for the proposed building facade and signage is for approval. Staff recommends approval of the site plan with the following staff review comments: PLANNING 1. Landscaping note #7 is to address disturbed areas from construction to assure that there will be an acceptable ground cover and not left as graded raw dirt. As previously commented, please provide a note stating: "Provide a general note that all roof and ground- mounted mechanical equipment shall be screened from view or isolated so as not to be visible from any public right -of -way or residential district within 150' of the subject lot, measured from a point five feet above grade. Such screening shall be coordinated with the building architecture and scale to maintain a unified appearance". 2. Per my phone conversation with Ric Conlin (CSC Engineering) 8/26/04: Please relocate the proposed fire hydrant located at the rear of the building to the corner between the parking space and the proposed bike rack. (Per Steve Smith, Fire Marshall's Office) 3. FYI: The (F.D.C.) Fire Department Connection will need to be located on the rear side of the building facing the back parking lot (Per Steve Smith, Fire Marshall's Office) 4. All paved areas must be curbed. It appears that the main drive isle that dead ends at the rear of the property is not showing curbing. ENGINEERING 5. Site Plan cannot be stamped approved until the Final Plat is filed. The off -site easement for the water line is still needed in order to approve the construction plans required for the Plat. The waterline will need to be constructed or bonded before the Plat can be filed. 6. Add note that all water and sewer construction to be in accordance with BCS Unified Design Guidelines and Specifications. The details you provided do not match current approved details. You can copy and include our details our just provide the aforementioned note. (Contractor may prefer details be included.) 7. Please relocate water line to east side of existing sewer line. There is not enough space between the building and the existing sewer line to allow for any give in placement of water line. 8. Provide sealed engineer's cost estimate for public (fire) line. 9. No develop permits can be issued until Development Permit application and fees and documents are submitted. 10. Provide water design report and drainage report. 11. Filed copies of the joint access easement and private drainage easement will need to be provided prior to Site Plan approval. 12. Minimum curb return radius for a commercial driveway is 20 feet. 13. A drop manhole connection will be required for sanitary sewer service line if it is more than 30 inches higher than manhole invert. Issues /Items for Review: Site Design • Relationship of buildings to site • Relationship of buildings and site to adjoining area Building design • Elevations Landscaping • Streetscape /landscaping • Sidewalks • Solid Waste Signage Parking Requirement Attachments: 1. Application 2. Site plan is currently under review and will be available at the meeting 3. Elevations of the building 4. Material samples 5. Elevations of the sign