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01-03-18 SMDRB1 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 SOUTH MESQUITE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD Following are the minutes of the South Mesquite Design Review Board meeting held on January 3, 2018in 2007-A at City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. MEMBERS PRESENT: MEMBERS ABSENT: Robert Williams Ernie Campos David Chavez Faith Hutson Tony Dahlin STAFF PRESENT: Sara Gonzalez, CLC Planner Becky Baum, RC Creations, LLC, Recording Sec. I. CALL TO ORDER (6:00) Williams: Call the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - November 1, 2017 Williams: First item on the agenda is the approval of the minutes from the November 1st meeting. Did everyone get a chance to read through them? Anyone have comments or changes? Do we have a motion to approve the minutes? Chavez: So moved. Williams: Second? Hutson: I'll second. Williams: We have a motion and a second. All those in favor. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. Williams: Motion passes unanimously. III. NEW BUSINESS 1. Case 71575: An application of Jose Coronado and Nick Barneclo LLC, property owners, requesting a zone change form R-3 (High Density Residential District) to )-1 (Neighborhood Office District) on two properties encompassing 0.48 +/- acres total and located on the southeast corner of N. Campo Street and E. Court Avenue; a.k.a. 330 & 340 N. Campo Street: 1 1 Account ID #:Patient R0206484 & R0206482. Proposed use: Professional 2 offices. Council District (Councillor Gandara) 3 4 Williams: Okay, moving on to first item on our agenda, and before we get to it just 5 make sure that everyone knows that if you're talking be sure and state 6 your name before you talk so that we can get it on the record. With that 7 we'll move on to Case Number 71575. 8 9 S. Gonzales: Okay, once again this is Case 71575 for a zone change request at 330 10 and 340 N. Campo Street. Currently both properties are zoned R-3, high- 11 density residential district. They are located on the southeast corner of 12 Campo Street and Court Avenue. They are right across from the Post 13 Office, to the east. Currently there is a psychology office and then 14 residential apartments, that's what the property's being utilized for. It is 15 within the South Mesquite Overlay District, within the Original Townsite 16 area. And the structures are both classified as non-contributing 17 structures. 18 Here's a zoning map of the two properties. They are directly north 19 and south of each other, adjacent to N. Campo Street and on that corner 20 of E. Court Avenue. The applicant is proposing to do a zone change from 21 R-3, high -density residential district, to 0-1, neighborhood office district. 22 Each property is approximately 0.24 acres in size. The applicant is 23 proposing to do low intensity neighborhood uses such as professional 24 offices, like the existing psychology office that is there now. Any of the 25 future development that will take place on the property will have to follow 26 of course the current code including the South Mesquite Design 27 guidelines. 28 Here's an aerial of the property. Both of the properties are being 29 utilized, however with the zone change the applicant has stated more than 30 likely they will become office use which means that they will follow more of 31 a commercial standard. They are across from the Post Office, directly 32 south off of Las Cruces Avenue is the church, and directly adjacent to 33 them is a vacant lot. This is 330 Campo Street and this is 340 Campo 34 Street. So some of the main concerns may be actual just an interior 35 remodel to actually bring them up to code if they were designed as 36 residential properties, they may have to do electrical, improve the parking 37 lot, paving, make sure they meet our landscaping requirements for the 38 South Mesquite Overlay, but they are at least adjacent to the properties 39 that are already zoned commercial are being used as commercial offices 40 now. 41 So with that staff is recommending approval due to it is adjacent to 42 compatible uses, they are within the downtown development code corridor 43 area, they're right adjacent to it, so they're not doing something out of the 44 ordinary for the District, for that street at least. S. Campo is a minor 45 arterial roadway that is to withstand any (inaudible) and it does meet all of 46 our policies, comprehensive plan, and zoning requirements. You are a 2 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 recommending body to the Planning and Zoning Commission which then in return is a recommending body to City Council. So with that you can vote to recommend "approval" to P&Z, vote "no" and deny it. If you do deny it you would have to have new findings that were not provided in your staff report. Vote to "amend" it or vote to "table" and ask staff to provide more information. The applicant is not here this evening, so I can answer any questions or comments and provide them to the applicant at a later date if necessary. Williams: Anyone have any questions or comments? Campos: Mr. Chair. Does the applicant have to be present? Williams: I don't believe so. Chavez: No. Campos: There are no major issues, correct? S. Gonzales: No there are no major issues with the site for the proposed zone change. Campos: Okay, thank you. Nothing further. Chavez: Jose Coronado, he has purchased a great number of structures in the Mesquite Historic District and has been restoring them almost exactly so he is very sensitive to the neighborhood. I think these two properties would having him take them over would be great. He is giving up his two parcels down on Main Street, well not giving them up, but that's where the brewery's going to go in. So he is a very astute businessman. I don't see any problem with. Williams: So anyone want to make a motion? Hutson: I make a motion that we approve the zoning change. Chavez: Second. Williams: We have a motion and a second. All those in favor. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. Williams: Motion passes unanimously. 2. Case 71583: Request for approval of the installation of a new single-family home on a property located at 811 S. Campo St.; Account ID # R0221189. The subject property is zoned R-3 (High Density Residential District) and is 3 1 located in the South Mesquite Overlay District. Submitted by Billy J. & Mary 2 Lucero, property owner. 3 4 Williams: Next item on the agenda is Case 71583. 5 6 S. Gonzales: Once again this is Case 71583 for a new residential dwelling located at 7 811 S. Campo Street. Currently the property is zoned R-3, high -density 8 residential district. It is a vacant piece of land within the South Mesquite 9 Overlay District. It is not located in the Original Townsite which was 10 originally in your packet, that would be my typo. And it is across from the 11 Loretta Town Center Mall to the rear property. 12 Here is a zoning map of the property showing that it is an R-3. It is 13 located adjacent to the C-3 property which is the Loretta Town Center Mall 14 to the west, Colorado is to the south, and Soledad Avenue is to the north. 15 This as you can see is a vacant property. There is nothing located on it 16 currently at this point in time. This is a picture of the actual property when 17 you drive out there. It's graded and basically just ready to put in the 18 single-family home. So with that the applicant is proposing to install a 19 manufactured home. The manufactured home is a permitted right in the 20 South Mesquite Overlay, however it is required to meet the design criteria 21 per the South Mesquite Overlay. The applicant will be required to stucco 22 the exterior facade and the skirting of the home, in this case the applicant 23 will put the home on cinder blocks and so in that case they will also need 24 to be stuccoed as well. And then the dwelling will have to meet all of the 25 setbacks on the property. 26 This is a site plan of the property. It meets all of the setbacks and 27 probably even more. There's a lot of room on the property in order for the 28 manufactured home to go in. For clarification, a manufactured home is a 29 doublewide home, it is not a singlewide home, that would be considered a 30 mobile home. If the applicant is approved with the requirements that they 31 do have to stucco the home, it would have to be done within the year 32 timeframe that the permit expires in, so from the time that the permit is 33 issued, one year from that day the applicant would be required to stucco 34 the home, otherwise the permit would be revoked and the home would 35 have to be moved. 36 These are the current properties that are surrounding it. There is a 37 single-family home to the south of the property. There is a single-family 38 home to the north of the property. With that staff does have to review 39 based on architectural styles, methods, and materials. With this criteria 40 though because it is a manufactured home, this is a state regulated 41 requirement that a manufactured home be allowed within the historic 42 district as long as it is meeting the requirements of being stuccoed and 43 (inaudible). So with that staff is recommending approval based on the 44 findings within your staff report, basically that the applicant is agreeing to 45 stucco the home, stucco the skirting or the cinder blocks in which they are 46 placing the home on. So with that you can vote "yes" to approve, vote II 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 "no" and deny it, or vote to "amend," or vote to "table" and ask staff for more information. The applicant is here for this case. Williams: Thank you. Any questions? Campos: I have a question Mr. Chair for the applicant. Mr. Lucero. Lucero: Yes. Campos: Do you happen to have an image of the type of doublewide you plan on purchasing? Lucero: No, I don't. Campos: You don't. The reason I asked ... Lucero: It's a wood, the doors are wood too. There's no metal door. It's all wood so it'll be easy to stucco. Campos: I've seen some of the ones that I'm familiar with. Let me back up a bit. Question to staff. S. Gonzales: Yes. Campos: Historically has the South Mesquite District Overlay Zone approved a doublewide in the past? S. Gonzales: Yes we have. Chavez: Yeah. S. Gonzales: It is an allowed use. It is part of our table when we did the amendment as an allowed use as long as the applicant does stucco it from basically top to bottom. Campos: Okay. Nothing further. Thank you. Lucero: Billy Lucero. I'd like to let the committee know that I will stucco it and everything before I even move in. Campos: Okay. Lucero: That way we don't have to wait a year and then have to move everything around. Before I move in everything's going to be done, that way it's requested here. 5 1 Campos: So it can be done to that type of siding that's already? 2 3 Lucero: It's not ... the siding is the wood. It's not the metal one, it's the wood. 4 5 Campos: Oh, okay. I got you. 6 7 Lucero: So it will be easy to stucco it. 8 9 Campos: Chicken wire and ... 10 11 Lucero: Chicken wire, yeah. 12 13 Campos: Appreciate it. Thank you so much. 14 15 Chavez: Are you planning on putting landscaping, trees? 16 17 Lucero: No trees. 18 19 Chavez: No trees? Well I think on the ordinance you're required to put some kind 20 of landscaping. 21 22 Lucero: I was going to put like that real fine, what do you call it? 23 24 Chavez: Crush fine. 25 26 Lucero: Crusher fine in front. Pack it so it won't grow any weeds. 27 28 Chavez: But no trees. 29 30 Lucero: No trees. 31 32 Williams: Is there ... 33 34 Lucero: There's a sand area, it's kind of bad. My mom next door has a tree and it 35 was supposed to grow real big, something wrong with the ... 36 37 Chavez: Soil. 38 39 Lucero: Soil. She has a little peach tree that grew, looks like a dwarf, it was 40 supposed to grow huge but it never did. 41 42 Chavez: Okay. 43 44 Lucero: The soils not too good. 45 46 Chavez: Thank you. X 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 S. Gonzales: For staff's recommendation what I can do is go back through the ordinance and make sure because sometimes the landscaping requirements are more for commercial properties and commercial development. Chavez: Okay. S. Gonzales: Not for residential development. Chavez: Okay. S. Gonzales: Even within the City of Las Cruces that is not historic, we do not regulate residential development for landscaping requirements, only commercial. Chavez: Just thought I'd ask him. Williams: If you could double-check that too because if I remember when Paul and them did theirs, there was requirements for landscaping on theirs. Chavez: Yeah. Williams: And I mean theirs was a stick built home though, but it's like but I don't ... Chavez: That's true on May Street. They had a house, brand new, and we had a landscape requirement. Hutson: I'll read you the ordinance on page six. It says "Landscaping requirements, landscaping shall follow standards set forth in Chapter 32 of the Las Cruces Municipal Code with the following modifications, applicability; landscaping standards apply to all new development in the SMO with the exception of single-family dwellings and duplexes unless noted otherwise." So it is not required. Chavez: Okay. Lucero: When I put that crusher fine it's going to look nice. It's not going to have weeds and all that Codes be coming after me. Hutson: Mr. Lucero do have any idea what color you might stucco? Lucero: It's going to be the color of the manufactured home, it's going to be like a cream color. Hutson: Cream color. 7 1 Lucero: And I'm going to stick with that. 2 3 Hutson: Okay. Thank you very much. 4 5 Lucero: Cause if you want it brown or something that color, right? 6 7 Hutson: There's no ... 8 9 Chavez: There's no color. 10 11 Lucero: You don't want a freak orange or something. It's good for the sun. It's like 12 a light beige. 13 14 Hutson: Thank you. No further questions. 15 16 Williams: Any further questions? Anyone make a motion? 17 18 Campos: I'll make a motion that we approve Case 71583, staff recommendations. 19 20 Chavez: I second it. 21 22 Williams: We have a motion and a second. All those in favor. 23 24 MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. 25 26 Williams: Motion passes. 27 28 3. Case 71586: Request for approval of the replacement of windows and doors 29 to the street -facing facade of the existing structure for a property located at 30 732 N. Campo Street; Account ID# R0206085. The subject property is zoned 31 R-3 (High Density Residential District) and is located within the South 32 Mesquite Overlay District within the Original Townsite. Submitted by Miguel 33 Gonzales, contractor on behalf of Rudy Misquez, property owner. 34 35 Williams: Next item on the agenda is Case Number 71586. 36 37 S. Gonzales: Once again this is Case 71586 for a window and door replacement on the 38 front facade of 732 N. Campo Street. Currently the property is zoned R-3, 39 high -density residential district. Currently the building is vacant, a single- 40 family home located in the South Mesquite Overlay District within the 41 Original Townsite area. The structure is classified as contributing and was 42 constructed in 1920. This is the property's location as far as being R-3. It 43 is actually adjacent to our building here at City Hall, it's right across the 44 street, if you walk outside. There are three buildings located within this 45 property. E 1 Here's the aerial map of the property. We are looking at the 2 property that's to the north that is in white. That is the structure that is 3 being redone for the windows and the doors. The applicant is proposing 4 to change the windows of the facade and they will be wooden windows 5 and replaced with new wooden windows because currently they were 6 wooden. They will be the same size, same location as the existing 7 windows. And then they're similar within the neighborhood. This is a 8 picture of across the street. Unfortunately I guess there was an incident 9 within the home and the tenant that was there. During that timeframe the 10 windows were basically blown out of this property as well as the doors. 11 With that, the property owner hired a contractor to replace the windows 12 and doors to bring everything back up so that way it could be re -rented 13 out. So the applicant has already started with the other windows and 14 doors on the property that are not street facing per the code of South 15 Mesquite Overlay, but has still stuck with the same and similar fashion 16 within the rest of the property. So tonight we're here for the front facing 17 ones. They were boarded up because they were unaware that they 18 needed to come to South Mesquite, so they didn't put any of the windows 19 in, they were just boarded up for (inaudible) purposes. 20 This is a picture of the current window that was there and then the 21 new window that the applicant is placing in there. The applicant is also 22 replacing the street -facing door that was broken as well. The door was 23 currently a wooden door with a glass window in it. The applicant is 24 replacing with a solid wooden door. That is also compatible with all the 25 neighborhood as well as other structures. So here's the current door that 26 is there and then this is the replacement door, so it will maintain as a solid 27 wood door. Of course staff realizes, we do look at the properties, make 28 sure they are consistent, what materials are available to them to purchase 29 and replace to make sure they stay compatible with the neighborhood. 30 With that staff is recommending approval because they are consistent with 31 the neighborhood, they're consistent with the ones that were originally in 32 the home. So you have the option to vote "yes" and approve it, vote "no" 33 and deny it. Please provide findings if different than that provided by staff. 34 Vote to "amend" it, or vote to "table" it. The applicant's contractor is here 35 representing him this evening. 36 37 Williams: Any questions? 38 39 Chavez: I do have a question. What are the plans of repairing or restoring the 40 fence since it's, it's really visible from the street. 41 42 M. Gonzales: This is Miguel. The pilar has been reset up so it's all going back original 43 the way it was. 44 45 Chavez: Okay. 46 41 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 S. Gonzales: Miguel, what is your last name? M. Gonzales: Gonzales. Williams: Any other questions? Hutson: No. Good information that was provided so I have no questions. Chavez: Very good. M. Gonzales: It's double -paned windows. They're insulated. You know how the old ones were. They're really nice windows. Chavez: What's your timeframe? M. Gonzales: I'm looking either by the end of the month or mid February. God willing. Chavez: Depends on weather. Williams: Have a motion? Hutson: I'll make a motion to approve the changes to the windows and the doors as requested. Chavez: I'll second. Williams: We have a motion and a second. All those in favor. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. Williams: Motion passes. Chavez: That wasn't so bad. Williams: Thank you guys for coming. IV. DISCUSSION OF OTHER ITEMS Williams: Do we have any other discussions, any other items to discuss? S. Gonzales: There was only one by staff. I had given you guys the flier last month. Were there any comments or anything to where we can go ahead and send this out to the neighborhood to make them a little bit more aware of what is going on? Gonzales: Looked good. 10 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 Hutson: Yeah. S. Gonzales: So that way I can go ahead and proceed. I should be able to send those out in the next couple of weeks. M. Gonzales: I do have one question. On the existing structure right now it has a metal security screen door on there. Do I go back with a wood one or put back the one? Chavez: You mean the iron, wrought iron. Yeah you can. M. Gonzales: It's just a regular, the one buy at Home Depot. Chavez: You can leave it. Williams: It's up to you. Chavez: It's up to you. M. Gonzales: Oh, okay. I didn't know if you wanted wood or something. Chavez: I think the main concern is the front door, but for security reasons it's basically your call. I mean if you're going to paint it. I know some people that put those glass front security doors, the ones you can take a sledge hammer to and they don't break, but it's just your call. And those are like $400. Williams: Any other? V. STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS VI. ADJOURNMENT (6:21) Williams: So with that I guess we can adjourn. Thank you everybody. Chairperson ` 11