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11-15-17 DRC1 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 DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE (DRC) Following are the minutes from the City of Las Cruces Development Review Committee Meeting held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall, Room 1158, 700 North Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. DRC PRESENT: Robert Kyle, Community Development Mark Dubbin, Fire Department Meei Montoya, Utilities Geremy Barela, Engineering Tom Murphy, MVMPO STAFF PRESENT: Sara Gonzales, Community Development Becky Baum, Recording Secretary, RC Creations, LLC OTHER PRESENT: Fred Mobley I. CALL TO ORDER (9:00) Kyle: All right we're going to call this meeting of the DRC to order. It's Wednesday, November 15th, approximately 9:00 a.m. II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - November 1, 2017 Kyle: First item on the agenda is approval of the minutes. We have minutes from the November 1st DRC meeting. Are there any corrections to note for the record? Seeing none. I'd entertain a motion to approve the minutes. Murphy: So moved. Gonzales: Second. Kyle: It's been moved and seconded. All those in favor please signify by saying "aye." MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. Kyle: Any opposed? Okay the minutes are approved. III. NEW BUSINESS 1. 71363: Las Montanas Subdivision Replat No. 1 • A request for approval of a non -administrative replat known as Las Montanas Subdivision Replat No. 1. 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 • The proposed subdivision encompasses 1.756 +/- acres, is zoned DDC- Doolittle: (Downton Development Code -Downtown) and located on the northwest corner of its intersection of S. Campo St. and E. Lohman Ave.; a.k.a. 201 & 255 E. Lohman Avenue • The proposed subdivision will be subdividing Lot 1 and Lot 2 of the Las Montanas Subdivision into three new commercial lots. • Submitted by Underwood Engineering Inc., on behalf of Families and Youth Inc., property owners. Kyle: We have one new business item, Case 71563: Las Montanas Subdivision Replat No. 1. Staff. Gonzales: This is a request for a non -administrative replat known as Las Montanas Subdivision Replat No. 1. Las Montanas Subdivision, the original was platted in 2009 which is why we're here. It was platted into two lots and now we are going to three. The subdivision encompasses 1.756 acres. It is part of our Downtown Development Code in the DT zone which is just Downtown. It is on the intersection of S. Campo Street and E. Lohman. It has two addresses currently since there are two lots of 201 and 255 E. Lohman Avenue. The applicant is proposing to take the two lots and subdivide them into three due to there being three existing buildings that are currently vacant, so they will each become part of their own lot as well. And that is all for staff. It meets all of our subdivision requirements. It is meeting the Downtown Development Code. And then the building and structures will be addressed through the Fire Department as far as fire rating for where they are located on the property, but all the other concerns have been addressed. Kyle: Okay. Applicant do you have anything additional to add or? Mobley: There are two items; one I'll bring up is on the addressing. I noticed that all three of them were a Lohman address, that this north lot probably needs to have an Amador address. Kyle: That's an administrative function we can take care of outside of the subdivision process. Once the subdivision is approved or as it's going through that process of approval, you can submit a request for a change of address. Mobley: Okay. Kyle: For that property, we can process that. Mobley: Okay. 2 I Kyle: A little bit off topic but related. Mark, I know we were talking to the 2 architect on the one thing. Did we get the letter, he was preparing a letter 3 that indicated that the building separation met? Did we get that yet or? 4 5 Dubbin: I believe we did. 6 7 Gonzales: Yes. 8 9 Dubbin: We did work with the architect, Jim Vonberg. He did an analysis of the 10 buildings where they're in proximity to each other and said that for the 11 most part the structure can attain a two-hour rating. And there could be 12 some minor modifications in a couple areas. But I feel that they're 13 workable. 14 15 Kyle: Okay. Actually, I have that letter now. Utilities. 16 17 Montoya: We have no issues. 18 19 Kyle: No issues. Engineering. 20 21 Barela: We have no issues. 22 23 Kyle: MPO. 24 25 Murphy: No issues. 26 27 Kyle: Las Cruces Fire. 28 29 Dubbin: No issues if the buildings are upgraded. 30 31 Kyle: Okay. Yes, it looks like some minor modification may be done to it to 32 achieve the appropriate separation, but otherwise. 33 34 Dubbin: Just for the record. I want to ask if the owner is familiar with the letter and 35 the upgrades. 36 37 Mobley: Yes. 38 39 Dubbin: No problem? 40 41 Mobley: No problem. We can take care of that. 42 43 Dubbin: Thank you. 44 45 Kyle: Development Services, any other information? 46 3 I Gonzales: No other information from planning. 2 3 Kyle: Seeing no outstanding comments and it has been through review with 4 recommendations for approval. 5 6 Gonzales: It has been through review. Everybody's recommending approval. 7 Correct. 8 9 Kyle: Okay with that I would entertain a motion to recommend approval of the 10 replat. 11 12 Dubbin: Motion to approve. 13 14 Murphy: Second. 15 16 Kyle: Seconded by Tom Murphy. All those in favor please signify by saying 17 "aye." 18 19 MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. 20 21 Kyle: Any opposed? Seeing none. Motion is approved. Nothing else on the 22 agenda. Any other business for the DRC. Seeing none. 23 24 IV. ADJOURNMENT (9:05) 25 26 Kyle: I would entertain a motion to adjourn. 27 28 Mobley: Can I bring up one other little quick item that Larry wanted me to bring up 29 in regard to signage, that monument, pylon sign that's out there? When 30 the buyer that was looking at this would want to move it to the northeast 31 corner instead of the northwest corner. Is this the appropriate venue to 32 bring that up now or, since it's an infill or after we do that then they can 33 make the application to move signage? 34 35 Kyle: The sign's currently. 36 37 Mobley: On the northwest corner. 38 39 Gonzales: And you want to move it to the northeast. 40 41 Mobley: More to the northeast because that's where the traffic's coming from. 42 43 Gonzales: We would just have to go through our sign code and regulations and see. 44 If you're removing it, as long as there's only the one sign on the parcel, we 45 should be able to move it to the other side. 46 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Kyle: Yeah, it's just a construction issue. Shouldn't be anything more than that. Again, entertain a motion to adjourn. Dubbin: So moved. Montoya: Second. Kyle: It's been moved and seconded. We are adjourned. 72-1 1� �� Chairperson