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01-04-171 DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE (DRC) 2 3 Following are the verbatim minutes from the City of Las Cruces Development Review 4 Committee Meeting held Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall, Room 5 1158, 700 North Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. 6 7 DRC PRESENT: Mark Dubbin, Fire Department 8 Rocio Dominguez, Engineering Services 9 John Reid, Utilities 10 11 STAFF PRESENT: Katherine Harrison -Rogers, Community Development 12 Adam Ochoa, Community Development 13 Becky Baum, Recording Secretary, RC Creations, LLC 14 15 OTHER PRESENT: Kelly Fort, GL Green & Associates 16 Caleb Neskahi ]7 181 I. CALL TO ORDER (9:02) 19 20 H-Rogers: All right. I'll go ahead and bring this DRC meeting, January 4th to order. 21 It is about two after nine. 22 23 II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - October 5, 2016 24 25 H-Rogers: First item of business is the October 5, 2016 minutes. Were there any 25 modifications to those minutes? 27 28 Dominguez: No. 29 30 H-Rogers: Do I have a motion? 31 32 Dominguez: Move to approve. 33 34 H-Rogers: And a second. 35 35 Dubbin: Second. 37 38 H-Rogers: All those in favor. 39 40 MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. 41 42 H-Rogers: Unanimous. 43 44 III. NEW BUSINESS 45 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 1. Case 70898: Mission Espada Phase 2C Construction Drawings (Right- of-way width deviation) • A request for approval of a 45-foot-wide right-of-way for a proposed roadway known as Corte Diamantina associated with a subdivision known as Mission Espada Phase 2C. • The proposed modified roadway is a 590 +/- foot long cul-de-sac that will be providing access to 19 single-family residential lots within the subdivision. • The proposed subdivision encompasses 12.037 +/- acres, is zoned R- 1a (Single -Family Medium Density) and is located East of Calle Griega, south of the future extension of Demos Avenue, and north of the future extension of Sonoma Springs Avenue. • Submitted by Gail: Green & Associates. H-Rogers: Moving onto new business. We have Case number 70898, Mission Espada Phase 2C Construction Drawings. This is a right-of-way width deviation. With that I'll go ahead and turn it over to Adam Ochoa, the staff planner on this. Ochoa: Thank you. This is basically a request to DRC to approve the deviation of the right-of-way width for a roadway associated with a proposed new subdivision which is basically the final phase of Mission Espada, Phase 2. The proposed roadway known as actually Corte Diamantina. It's proposed to be 45 feet in width, five feet less than the minimum standard of 50-feet in width, five feet less than the typical City standard. Again associated with Mission Espada Phase 2C. The right-of-way that we're looking at essentially is a cul-de-sac that runs north and south, providing access to 19 single-family residential lots zoned R-1 a. The roadway itself is about 590 feet long, and the total subdivision itself encompasses roughly about 12 acres in size. The roadway we're looking at is located north of what is the future extension of Sonoma Springs Avenue, south of the future extension of Demos, and east of Calle Griego, just to give you an idea of where it is. This was submitted by GL Green & Associates. The final plat for the subdivision and the construction drawings have gone through a couple reviews. It looks like the majority of comments have been addressed for those two cases with staff not noting too many comments associated with the actual proposed narrowed width of the right-of-way. Other than that, that is essentially it and I stand for questions. H-Rogers: Okay. All right. With that I will go ahead and go around the room and see if staff has any commentary. Utilities. Reid: Can I start with a question? H-Rogers: Sure. A) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Reid: It's Community Development, do you have a recommendation of this? H-Rogers: Well we'll come to a vote in a little while but ... Reid: So you have no recommendation. Ochoa: As of now there is no recommendation, but staff feels no issues with what's being proposed essentially. Reid: Okay. We can live with this. It pushes the water meters into the 12-foot easement that's usually associated with wire utilities, but we can work with this. H-Rogers: Fire. Dubbin: The Fire Department doesn't have any issue with the narrowing of the right-of-way. We would not support narrowing of the roadway section, but we'll support whatever other departments' wishes are, concerning the 50 feet. H-Rogers: And Engineering. Dominguez: We have been talking about this for quite some time. I think you guys came before you submitted, came to talk to us about it. And what I did actually I took it to Public Works, Utilities, and I also spoke with El Paso Electric and Comcast, because every three months we have a meeting with the outside utilities that are not City owned, and their concern is the crowding that already exist on the 12-foot easement. That was their main concern, it's not that we don't want to have narrowed roads, it's just that they were concerned that utilities will go back into the easement. And also Traffic was concerned about the light pole and where it was going to end up. I don't remember if I saw, and the construction drawings were not a light pole in this street or two light poles in this street. Fort: I believe right now there's a light at the intersection of Diamantina and Sonoma Springs, one at about the center point of the street and one at the end of the cul-de-sac. I had a meeting with Matt Mossessian from El Paso Electric and one of the final concepts that we had at the end of the day is we do have a little more space in between the edge of the right-of-way and the front setback to extend the utility easement to provide some additional space. And so we would have no problem doing that and at the end of the day from what I recall was our last discussion he thought that that would be something that could help with that spacing issue, is that we could bump it out to about 14-feet and have more space in there for the utilities. 3 i -E 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .12 13 14 .15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 One thing to note is to just remember that we will not be installing Centuryl-ink in there so even though they kind of piggyback it's just one less person in there so. Dominguez: Okay. Can we have a copy of that conversation or those a -mails that you had with him? Because I spoke with him actually I said in those meetings, I don't remember if I spoke with him, I know I spoke with someone from El Paso Electric and I cannot remember the name of the person I spoke with, but that was their main concern, that crowding, the 12-foot easement already. Fort: That was his major concern as well when we sat down to start the conversation. Dominguez: Other than that from drainage perspective I have no issues with that. H-Rogers: I know that we've been talking about this a long time, it sounds like most of the issues have been resolved and I think the easement issues are just sort of one of those things that'll be nailed down as we move a little further. But it sounds like it's a plausible concept and so I haven't seen any issues or concerns. Yes. Dominguez: How are you planning on doing it with the light poles? I'm assuming you're putting it only on one side of the street. Fort: Yes ma'am. That is correct. The light poles and the fire hydrants will only be located on one side of the street, I believe right now it's the east side to kind of continue; Calle Griega currently has streetlights on the east side, so we would kind of carry on that design. Dominguez: Okay. And we would like to see whenever you're ready to move forward, a cross section of how you're going to accommodate all of the utilities. Thank you. H-Rogers: All right. With that are there any other comments from the applicant? Fort: No ma'am. This is the last and final domino I suppose. H-Rogers: All right. Very good. With that I will entertain any motions regarding the case. Dominguez: Move to approve. H-Rogers: Is there a second? Dubbin: Second. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 H-Rogers: And with that, all those in favor. Dominguez: Aye. Dubbin: Aye. H-Rogers: The Chair votes aye. Utilities. Reid: Aye. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. H-Rogers: It's unanimous. So the deviation is approved. IV. ADJOURNMENT (9:10) H-Rogers: And with that, are there any other items of discussion? Do I have a motion for adjournment? Dubbin: Motion to adjourn. Dominguez: Second. H-Rogers: All right. Adjourned approximately 10 after nine. Chairperson 5