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12-01-1999 DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE (DRC) MEETING December 1, 1999 Following are the summary minutes of the Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting on December 1, 1999, held at City Council Chambers. Members Present: Brian Denmark, Planning Jorge Garcia, Joint Utilities Robert Garza, Engineering Rollie Wright, Community Services Larry Acosta, Fire Staff Present: Robert Kyle, Planning Vince Sanchez, JU Mike Johnson, Traffic Operations Lisa Fuselier, Planning Dan Soriano, Planning Tony Aguirre, Utilities Joni Gutierrez, Landscape Architect Others Present: Paul Pompeo Jr., Southwest Engineering Ted Scanlon, Scanlon-White, Inc. Wes, Scanlon-White, Inc. John Verploegh, The Land Group I. CALL TO ORDER Meeting called to order at 9:05 a.m. II. CASE INTRODUCTION 1. Burn Tract Subdivision, Replat No. 5 Fuselier stated that this is a proposed replat of Lot 1, Block 2 of Burn Tract Subdivision Replat No. 3 Denmark stated that the City has not accepted Walton Boulevard or Divot Avenue or the landscaping along Walton Avenue or addressed final approval of the detention pond, therefore, nothing should be approved until these issues are addressed. He further stated that the landscaping along Walton Boulevard has not been done properly. The City is holding a$30,000 letter of credit for the landscaping. The detention pond is not to be dedicated, but is to remain private. Utilities: Garcia stated that Walton Blvd will have to be cut to provide utilities to Lot 1B. Engineering: Agreed that a road cut will be required. This is a concern since the road ha not even been accepted yet. Also stated that Walton Boulevard is not dedicated adjacent to the subdivision, but portions of it further north are dedicated. Fire: No issues, water is adequate to this area Concluding comments: Denmark stated that if a meeting is requested, it should be with Robert, Joni and himself since landscape and road acceptance issues are involved. Denmark further stated that no building permits would be issued until the roads were accepted. The DRC will not make a recommendation on this proposal until the aforementioned issues are addressed. 2. Northrise Estates Units 2, 3 & Amended 4 Preliminary Plat Fuselier stated that the proposal only changes Unit 4 of Northrise Estates. The changes are to road layout and a reduction of number of lots. Kyle stated that although the number of lots was being reduced, this was not being done administratively since there were significant changes to the road layout and the code requires this. Scanlon: the original proposal maximized lot yield, but topographic issues would have required big retaining walls. This layout works better with the existing topography and the lots will "step down"the grade. He also stated that the new layout provides more room on the lots for the retaining walls without crowding. Denmark asked if Scanlon: units 2 and 3 are already there. Garza and Denmark expressed concern that radius design standards could be met. Garza asked why the road layout had been changed. Scanlon stated that Millennium Street was placed there to line up with a median cut on Roadrunner Parkway. Denmark asked if there were any improvements required for Roadrunner Parkway. Scanlon replied that there was a responsibility with this subdivision to replace some double pen, curb, gutter, sidewalk and streetlights along Roadrunner. Half was done with The Ridge, Phase I, which is across Roadrunner. Denmark expressed concern about drainage problems in this area and asked what the developers plans are for mitigating the stormwater in this development. Scanlon stated that the drainage structures of the lower phases of Northrise Estates were designed to accommodate flow from this area, and since the number of lots was being reduced, the impact should be lessened. Gutierrez asked if there is a wall around the City water tank and expressed concern that neighbors may want it landscaped. Scanlon stated that there is a wall there, about 20-30 feet from the right-of-way, and higher than the street grade. He also stated that the subdivision was designed to have as few lots as possible adjacent to the water tank. The possibility of working out a plan to landscape the water tank was discussed. Utilities: Garcia had no problems if there were no sewer grade changes. Scanlon stated that the sewer design is unchanged. Fire: Acosta stated that it was okay if hydrant distances are met and water tank is not landlocked. Traffic: Johnson wants no driveway access allowed onto Roadrunner Parkway. Denmark stated that the preliminary plat could be conditioned to prohibit any access (gates, driveways, etc.) Engineering: Garza expressed concerns about the road layout, especially with the sharp corner at Millennium Arc and Desert Cove Place. Garza would prefer to have Scenic Crest Loop/Millennium Arc go straight out to Roadrunner. Denmark suggested a land swap with City water tank property and a shifting of lots 1 & 2 (block 6)to straighten out the road to accommodate Garza's concerns. Garcia stated that Utilities needs 15 feet around the water tank for access purposes. Planning: Denmark expressed concerns about the drainage and stated that screening would be needed to mitigate silt and sediment from running into the street. Kyle confirmed that the original phase 4 had a condition requiring dust control measures. Denmark asked the developer to come back to the DRC with a drainage and erosion control proposal. Engineering: Garza also expressed concern with sight distance on Roadrunner Parkway. Fire: Wants road names fixed--the current layout is very confusing. Concluding Comments: Denmark stated that the DRC should see this again after the developer addresses two issues: 1. assure that drainage will not be a problem and provide soil erosion mitigation during construction, and 2. Address the road alignment issue and how it relates to Garza's concerns. Soriano expressed additional concerns about the existing drainage. Scanlon also agreed to construct sidewalks at back of curb. The DRC will not make a recommendation on this proposal until the drainage, soil erosion and road alignment issues are addressed. 3. Castillos de Las Cruces, Preliminary Plat Pompeo stated that this is an update of an earlier plat whose approval has expired. The configuration is the same but some lots are bigger. New construction drawings will be submitted that meet current design standards. He stated that at a prior meeting the DRC had discussed not improving Holly Drive, but rather, improve Winters all the way to Valley View (up to current design standards). Denmark agreed that the proposal to build Winters is what the DRC wanted. Garza stated that the City has plans to build Holly in its entirety. Garcia pointed out that there is an old assessment district for sewer on Holly Drive so there will be additional sewer charges. Pompeo stated that the developer understands this. Sanchez stated that this subdivision will be on City gas, therefore there will be no rebates Denmark stated that the City will not accept anything until EVERYTHING is done. The DRC made a positive recommendation regarding this subdivision proposal. The developer is to improve Winters Street from Holly Drive to Valley View Avenue. The developer does not have to provide any improvements to Holly Drive. III. Other Items for Discussion Pompeo asked Denmark if he would accept construction drawings for the Burn Tract property. Denmark agreed to review construction drawings but will not allow any construction on site until the aforementioned issues are addressed. Garza stated that there is confusion regarding Lakeside Drive,but that the City is not building Lakeside Drive. IV. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m. O �mT co 1Q0 Qaw@'q DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE AGENDA FOR DECEMBER 1, 1999 The City of Las Cruces Development Review Committee will consider the following agenda at a meeting to be held Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 N. Church, Las Cruces, NM. I. CALL TO ORDER II. CASE INTRODUCTION 1. Burn Tract Subdivision, Replat No. 5 (The Land Group) t 2. Northrise Estates Units 2, 3 & Amended 4, Preliminary Plat (Scanlon-White) 3. West Acres Subdivision �EjO (Scanlon-White) 4. Castillos de Las Cruces, Preliminary Plat (Southwest Engineering) III. OTHER ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION IV. OTHER CASES/ISSUES MAY BE DISCUSSED THAT HAVE NOT BEEN LISTED ON THIS AGENDA (AS NEEDED) V. ADJOURNMENT The City of Las Cruces does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in the provision of services. The City of Las Cruces will make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual with a disability who wishes to attend this public meeting. Please notify the City Planning Department at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling 528-3222 (Voice) or 528-3157 (TTY). This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling the same numbers listed above. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER P.O. B x 20000 LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO 88004-9002 Phone(505)541-2000