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Correspondence Q. am # r l' fA• IF_ `,CL 3 2- 0 3 If O3 31 Registered Landscape Architect March 3, 2003 Jennifer Flannery City of College Station Development Services 1101 Texas Avenue College Station, TX 77842 RE: Fox Run Staff Review Comments 2/20/03 Dear Jennifer, have responded to items 1 through 5. tem 1: Please see the Interior Island Plan. Thanks for your help on the phone Last Friday. l tem 2: Phase lines have been adjusted to include end islands. 0 tem 3: We discussed this and I have changed a dimension to reduce confusion. em 4: I have moved the Live Oak near building 3 as required. Item 5: I have kept the Dwf. Wax Myrtle shrub because of the growth habit of this shrub. WC J It will do a fine job screening the parking adjacent to Luther Street. Qom, M a Th nks, Robert B. Ruth Landscape Architect 3131 Briarcrest, Suite 112 • Bryan, Texas 77802 (979) 776 -9692 (Office) • (979) 774 -0923 (Fax) (0 s 0S et ( . \, , � s\ 1 o' i,d, , 4 ik , \ l , 0 071 a 1D i - IC?, \ q s Q'1.\)'i ,, 1 • . . 'i $H- , lib . • a3 i ` ,r -.4„------- j c--- L _WSP ..., _.__.__.._ .____ 1 / & 2 J&/ s / i / &( '' •O --� = 70 7q F Natalie Ruiz - Fox Run Condos S � nEcD Page 1 Iv From: Natalie Ruiz To: Kelly Templin Date: 6/10/03 2:54PM Subject: Fox Run Condos We need to give you a head's up about a sign issue for this multi - family project on Luther Street. Jennifer has spoken with Bob Ruth, a local landscape architect, twice today about the proposed signage. He is proposing 2 freestanding signs (16.5' x 5.5') at the entrance to the complex, 3' setback from the ROW and within the sight distance triangle. They're very attractive brick columns with decorative spires on the top. However, both the ZO and UDO only allow 1 freestanding sign, 100 sq. ft. in area, maximum of 10' tall and 10' setback from the ROW. In their first conversation, Bob was very upset and asked that someone in Development Services just "take it on the chin" and approve it. Apparently, the materials and the signs have been ordered. Jennifer and I talked about it and we both feel strongly that he has many options. She discussed numerous options with Bob and he still wasn't satisfied. He said that he originally turned in a colored rendering of the entrance with the site plan and wanted to know why were just now objecting. Jennifer doesn't remember seeing the rendering. (Even if he had received it, there were no dimensions, etc., just a pretty picture.) He wanted to know who could approve the signs as proposed. Jennifer explained that the Zoning Official makes the final determination. He could then request a variance to ZBA. He felt like going to ZBA would take too long and he wanted to talk to Ron Silvia and /or Tom Brymer about the issue instead. He felt like they could force the issue with the Zoning Official. As you know, Luther is lined with multi - family projects that have been required to comply with the regulations. Let me know if you need more information. Natalie Thomas Ruiz, AICP Development Manager City of College Station Phone (979) 764 -3570 Fax (979) 764 -3496 nruiz @ci.college - station.tx.us www.ci.college - station.tx.us College Station. Embracing the Past, Exploring the Future. CC: Jennifer Prochazka TEXCON TRANSMITTAL Date: March 3, 2003 To: Bridgette George, Assistant Development Manager Development Services City of College Station From: Joe Schultz, P.E. Texcon General Contractors 1707 Graham Road College Station, Texas 77845 Phone: (979) 690 -7711 Subject: Site Plan - Fox Run Condominiums College Station, Texas Remarks: Attached are 2 copies of the revised site plan and site utility plan for your review. These plans were revised to address Staff Review Comments No. 2. The complete construction drawings and drainage report were submitted on February 28 Tanning Comment 1. Site Specific Note 13 has been added to the site plan to note that the parking islands will have enhanced pavement or grass /groundcover. 0 nning Comment 2. The phase line has been adjusted to include the end islands. la Comment 6. The site area for each phase is noted in Site Specific Note 7. \X)lanning Comment 7. The FDC has been moved. Tanning Comment 8. The KNOX Box is noted on Site Specific Note 11. f anning Comment 9. A gate and driveway for emergency vehicle use has been added to connect to the Melrose Apartments parking lot. .■ \ VJ ‘%gineering Comment 1. The Building 15 sanitary sewer service has been revised to enter the manhole. Bob Ruth will submit the revised landscape plan and analysis, which will further address Planning Comments No. 1 thru 6. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call. The City of CI Station, Texas Embracing the Past, Exploring the Future. P.O. Box 9960 • 1101 Texas Avenue • College Station, TX 77842 • (979) 764 -3500 www.ci.college-station.tx.us May 14, 2003 Wesley Hall 412 Tarrow College Station, Texas 77840 Dear Mr. Hall: This letter is the follow up you requested to our conversation of May 13, 2003, regarding the Emergency Egress Gate located between Phase II of Melrose Apartments and Fox Run Condominiums. I visited the site today to confirm the location of the required egress point and observed the following conditions. Buildings 22, 23, 24, and 25 will be served by this emergency egress. The curb at the end of the parking lot is designed to be easily removable. This is evident from the non - monolithic pour on the curb; it is referred to as a knock off curb. This is normally used between phases of construction. The second phase of Melrose was allowed to be constructed with the above mentioned buildings having only one egress point because the secondary egress point was planned to be provided with phase three. This was shown on the proposed site plan for phase two and three. I was the Fire Marshal at the time of construction and required this egress point. The sale of the property does not diminish the necessity of this requirement. Therefore, I am still requiring the connection of the two complexes. The gate will only be opened by the Fire Department in case emergency and there is a need to evacuate residents from the area. I hope there can be consensus between the two parties. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call me at 979 - 764 -3781. Sincerely, ,i on M. 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