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Mallard - Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone

Case: CPA-2020-101; RZN-2020-100
Consider a request by Mallard View LLC for approval of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the Future Land Use Map Designations from Residential High Mixed Use (16-24 du/ac) and Residential Medium (4-8 du/ac) to Village Center and to rezone from a R-E (Residential Estate) zone district to a C-1 (Light Commercial) zone district on a total of 17.84 acres.
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Decision Making Criteria

Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Per Section 21.02.130, the Planning Commission and City Council shall base their decisions in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates that the following criteria have been met:

(1)    The City may amend the Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood plans, corridor plans and area plans if the proposed change is consistent with the vision (intent), goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan and:

(i)    Subsequent events have invalidated the original premises and findings; and/or

(ii)    The character and/or conditions of the area has changed such that the amendment is consistent with the Plan; and/or

(iii)    Public and community facilities are adequate to serve the type and scope of land use proposed; and/or

(iv)    An inadequate supply of suitably designated land is available in the community, as defined by the presiding body, to accommodate the proposed land use; and/or

(v)    The community or area, as defined by the presiding body, will derive benefits from the proposed amendment.


Rezone

Per Section 21.01.140 of the Zoning and Development Code, the Planning Commission and City Council shall base their decisions in consideration of the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the following criteria have been met:

(1) Subsequent events have invalidated the original premises and findings; and/or

(2) The character and/or condition of the area has changed such that the amendment is consistent with the Plan; and/or

(3) Public and community facilities are adequate to serve the type and scope of land use proposed; and/or

(4) An inadequate supply of suitably designated land is available in the community, as defined by the presiding body, to accommodate the proposed land use; and/or

(5) The community or area, as defined by the presiding body, will derive benefits from the proposed amendment.

Comments & Feedback

Comments
 

We oppose the rezone to C-1 for the Mallard View property at 785 24 Road for the following reasons:

1) Traffic Issues: The C-1 designation states, " . . . development on sites that provide excellent transportation access."
Both 24 Road and H Road in that area are essentially 2-lane country roads. There is always a back-up at that intersection
before and after school hours at Appleton School. There have been a number of minor accidents on H Road in the
afternoon when parents are trying to get their children home.

2) Loss of Birds, including game birds, and other Wildlife: If trees and grasses are removed and the pasture is turned into
streets, sidewalks and buildings, their habitat is lost.

3) Light Pollution: There are already "city lights" along the I-70 corridor and even more on Patterson/F Road near 24 Road.
A change to C-1 designation would mean city lights not just near, but in our rural neighborhood.

4) In the neighborhood meeting on February 4, 2020, the developer's representative was unwilling to share even tentative
plans for the property, exept to reiterate ,"It will bring jobs to the area." There were residents' questions and concerns about
the maximum height of buildings in the C-1 zone, which we were told was 40 feet. An increase in height to 65 feet
had already been approved by the Planning Commission on January 28 (although not yet approved at that time by the City
Council). This fact was not mentioned. (The City Council approved the proposal on February 19). The change to a height
of 65 feet and the proximetry to an interstate exchange almost screams the word "HOTEL!" If ths is what is planned, do we
really want our privacy invaded by strangers being able to look out over our back yards, pastures and even worse, our
playgrounds (Appleton School, Fellowship Church and Canyon View Park)?

Please don't vote to take away our existing quiet, safe rural neighborhood.

Sincerely,

Sarah S. Abraham
James H. Abraham

05/12/2020 1:32 pm
Sarah S Abraham
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