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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.

Fargo Planning Commission Regular Meeting

City Commission Chambers, City Hall  

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.   Items A through D

A:  Approve Order of Agenda

B:  Minutes:  Regular Meeting of November 14, 2007

C:  2007 Vision Award

D:  Woodruff’s Addition Historic Overlay Presentation

Public Hearings 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Items 1 through 6

1.      2007-11-03Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Fargo Crossroads Center Addition (Minor Subdivision) an Unplatted Portion of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 139 North, Range 49 West.  (Located at the NW quadrant of Interstate 29 and 52nd Avenue South). (Timothy P. McShane) (jh)

2.      2007-12-01Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Osgood Villas Third Addition (Minor Subdivision) a replat of Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, Block 2 and the Private Drive adjoining said lots of Osgood Villas Addition (Located at 4282, 4286, 4290, 4294, and 4298 Clubhouse Drive South). (Willow Creek Development Company, LLC) (jh)

3.      2007-12-02aHearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Yunker Farm Addition (Major Subdivision) an unplatted portion of the Northwest Quarter, Section 30, Township 140 North, Range 48 West (Located at 1201 28th Avenue North). (Fargo Park District) (nc)

2007-12-02-b Hearing on a Petition requesting a Zoning Change from AG, Agricultural to P/I, Public /Institutional for the proposed Lot 1, Block 1 of the Yunker Farm Addition.  (Located at 1201 28th Avenue North). (Fargo Park District) (nc)

4.      2007-12-03Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Kilbourne Addition (Minor Subdivision) a replat of Lots 4, 5, and part of Lot 6, Block 3 of S. G. Robert's Addition and an uplatted portion of the Southwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 139 North, Range 48 West (Located at 306 Broadway North). (Kibourne Group) (mw)

5.      2007-12-04Hearing on a Petition requesting a Name Change Plat in Osgood Townsite Seventh Addition for portions of LaVonne Courtto be renamed to James Court South(Located one street south of 48th Avenue South, west of 47th Street South). (Joel Hanson) (jh)

6.      2007-12-05Hearing on a Petition requesting a Zoning Change from LC, Limited Commercial to DMU, Downtown Mixed-Use for properties located at 731 4th Street North and 702, 736, 802, 828  Broadway North;  from MR-3, Multi-Dwelling Residential to DMU, Downtown Mixed-Use for properties located at 321, 618 and 621 8th Avenue North, 813 7th Street North, 512 3rd Street North; from MR-2, Multi-Dwelling Residential to DMU, Dowtown Mixed-Use for property located at 827 4th Street North.  (William A. Scholssman, Jr.) (jh)

Other Items

Brown Bag Luncheon – Wednesday, December 26, 2007 .

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Fargo Planning Commission

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Present:          John Paulsen, Mark Brodshaug, Kristi Fremstad, Jeff Morrau, Terry Nordenstrom, Kelly Ruth, Rich Slagle, Jan Ulferts-Stewart, Claire Vigesaa

Absent:           Terry Nordenstrom and Catherine Wiley

Chair Paulsen called the meeting to order.

Item A:  Approve Order of Agenda

Chair Paulsen noted Item No. 1 will be continued to the January 9, 2008 Planning Commission meeting and stated Item No. 5 was withdrawn by the petitioner.  He also stated the Brown Bag meeting scheduled for December 26th, 2007 will be cancelled.

Mr. Morrau moved to approve the Order of Agenda as presented.  Second by Mr. Brodshaug.  All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item B:  Minutes:  Regular Meeting of November 14, 2007 .

Ms. Ruth moved to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2007 Planning Commission meeting.  Second by Ms. Ulferts-Stewart.  All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item C:  2007 Vision Award Presentation

Chair Paulsen commended Rick Burgum, Steve Stoner, Wild & Associates and Construction Resources Group for their efforts on the Woodhaven Development and Woodhaven Plaza .  He stated it represents Fargo and Fargo ’s developers at their best.

Jim Hinderaker gave a powerpoint presentation of the Woodhaven Development and Woodhaven Plaza illustrating the efforts made to construct a positive aesthetic attraction.

Mr. Paulsen read the following Resolution of Appreciation:

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FARGO :

            WHEREAS, the Planning Commission of the City of Fargo continues to be a strong advocate of quality development that is pedestrian friendly, as is evidenced by the acceptance of the Hoisington, Koegler Group’s, “Design Guidelines” document on December 12, 2003, and  

            WHEREAS, Steve Stoner and Rick Burgum, working in conjunction with the architectural firm of Wild & Associates and construction project manager Construction Resources Group, have embraced this concept and put together a high quality, mixed-use development that is both visually appealing and pedestrian friendly, and    

            WHEREAS, their efforts raise the visibility and importance of aesthetically pleasing and pedestrian friendly environments throughout the community of Fargo , and

            WHEREAS, the city of Fargo is fortunate to have developers such as Steve Stoner and Rick Burgum that provide the leadership needed to ensure these types of projects will continue in the future.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fargo Planning Commission does hereby express its deepest appreciation by granting the 2007 Vision Award to Steve Stoner, Rick Burgum, Wild & Associates and Construction Resources Group for their outstanding efforts to create a pedestrian friendly and aesthetically pleasing development through the use of open space, ponds, trails and architectural enhancements within the Woodhaven Development and Woodhaven Plaza.

Mr. Vigesaa moved to approve the Resolution of Appreciation.  Second by Ms. Ulferts-Stewart.  All members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item D:  Woodruff’s Addition Historic Overlay Presentation by Dawn Mayo

Dawn Mayo presented a summary of the proposed Woodruff’s Addition Historic Overlay District.  She explained that preserving this district’s historic character will protect the area’s historic form and character-defining features.  She stated the design standards will guide new development to be consistent in form and relationship to the existing historic neighborhood housing.

At 8:40 a.m. , the Board recessed until the 9:00 o’clock a.m. scheduled Hearings.

After recess:  All Commissioners present except Morrau, Nordenstrom, and Wiley.  Chair Paulsen presiding.

Item #1:  2007-11-03Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Fargo Crossroads Center Addition (Minor Subdivision) an Unplatted Portion of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 139 North, Range 49 West.  (Located at the NW quadrant of Interstate 29 and 52nd Avenue South):  Continued to January 9, 2008

This was the time and date set for a Hearing on a petition requesting a Plat of Fargo Crossroads Center Addition; however, the Petitioner has requested that the Hearing be continued to January 9, 2008 .

Item #2:  2007-12-01Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Osgood Villas Third Addition (Minor Subdivision) a replat of Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, Block 2 and the Private Drive adjoining said lots of Osgood Villas Addition (Located at 4282, 4286, 4290, 4294, and 4298 Clubhouse Drive South):  APPROVED

( 9:00 a.m. ) Mr. Hinderaker presented the staff report and stated staff is supportive of the development and is recommending approval of the replat. He noted that staff has addressed a concern regarding the sidewalk in front of the clubhouse with the Park District.

The Petitioner declined commenting on the application.

Mr. Brodshaug moved the findings and recommendations of staff be accepted and approval be recommended to the City Commission of the Osgood Villas Third Addition on the basis that it satisfactorily complies with the Comprehensive Plan, Standards of Article 20-06, and all other applicable requirements of the Land Development Code.  Second by Ms. Fremstad.  On call of the roll Members Fremstad, Slagle, Vigesaa, Ruth, Ulferts-Stewart, Brodshaug, and Paulsen voted aye.  Absent and not voting:  Morrau, Nordenstrom, and Wiley.  The motion was declared carried.

Item #3:  2007-12-02aHearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Yunker Farm Addition (Major Subdivision) an unplatted portion of the Northwest Quarter, Section 30, Township 140 North, Range 48 West (Located at 1201 28th Avenue North):  APPROVED:

2007-12-02-b Hearing on a Petition requesting a Zoning Change from AG, Agricultural to P/I, Public/Institutional for the proposed Lot 1, Block 1 of the Yunker Farm Addition.  (Located at 1201 28th Avenue North):  APPROVED

( 9:05 a.m. ) Nicole Crutchfield presented the staff report and stated an amenities plan has been prepared for this subdivision which references right-of-way dedication, negative access easements, requirements for future sidewalks, and land use restrictions.  She stated staff is recommending approval of the Yunker Farm Addition and zoning change.

Wilbert Feltus, 2902 10th Street North , stated his concerns regarding the petitions.  He questioned if the dead end on 29th Avenue North will be opened up.  He also stated his understanding was that there was not supposed to be housing in the area behind his property.

Ms. Crutchfield stated there are agreements tied to the land between the Airport Authority and the Park District governing land use.  She stated no residential uses are proposed at this time.

Vern Hunter, President of the Plains Botanical Society, asked if a change will be made to the access points.

Jim Larson, Park District Director of Finance, stated no changes to the access points along University Drive are planned and negative access easements have been established.

Ms. Ulferts-Stewart moved the findings and recommendations of staff be accepted and approval of the Yunker Farm Addition be recommended to the City Commission on the basis that it satisfactorily complies with the Comprehensive Plan, Standards of Article 20-06, and all other applicable requirements of the Land Development Code and moved that approval also be recommended to the City Commission of the proposed zoning change from AG, Agricultural to P/I, Public/Institutional as it complies with the approval criteria set forth in the Land Development Code.  Second by Mr. Brodshaug.  On call of the roll Members Slagle, Vigesaa, Fremstad, Brodshaug, Ruth, Ulferts-Stewart, and Paulsen voted aye.  Absent and not voting:  Morrau, Nordenstrom, and Wiley.  The motion was declared carried.

Item #4:  2007-12-03Hearing on a Petition requesting a Plat of Kilbourne Addition (Minor Subdivision) a replat of Lots 4, 5, and part of Lot 6, Block 3 of S. G. Robert's Addition and an uplatted portion of the Southwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 139 North, Range 48 West (Located at 306 Broadway North):  APPROVED

( 9:10 a.m. ) Mark Williams presented the staff report and stated the proposed subdivision plat complies with all requirements of the Land Development Code; and therefore, staff is recommending approval of the Kilbourne Addition.

The Petitioner declined commenting on the application.

Mr. Vigesaa moved the findings of staff be accepted and approval of the Kilbourne Addition be recommended to the City Commission as it complies with the adopted Area Plan, standards of Article 20-06, and all other applicable requirements of the Land Development Code.  Second by Mr. Brodshaug.  On call of the roll Members Vigesaa, Brodshaug, Ulferts-Stewart, Ruth, Fremstad, Slagle, and Paulsen voted aye.  Absent and not voting:  Morrau, Nordenstrom, and Wiley.  The motion was declared carried.

Item #5:  2007-12-04Hearing on a Petition requesting a Name Change Plat in Osgood Townsite Seventh Addition for portions of LaVonne Courtto be renamed to James Court South(Located one street south of 48th Avenue South, west of 47th Street South):  WITHDRAWN

This was the time and date set for a Hearing on a petition for a Name Change Plat in Osgood Townsite Seventh Addition; however, the petition has been withdrawn by the petitioner.

Item #6:  2007-12-05Hearing on a Petition requesting a Zoning Change from LC, Limited Commercial to DMU, Downtown Mixed-Use for properties located at 731 4th Street North and 702, 736, 802, and 828  Broadway North;  from MR-3, Multi-Dwelling Residential to DMU, Downtown Mixed-Use for properties located at 321, 618, and 621 8th Avenue North, 813 7th Street North, and 512 3rd Street North; from MR-2, Multi-Dwelling Residential to DMU, Dowtown Mixed-Use for property located at 827 4th Street North:  APPROVED

( 9:15 a.m. ) Mr. Hinderaker reviewed the petition and stated the primary purpose of the zone change is to bring the properties into compliance with the existing rules and regulations of the City of Fargo ’s Land Development Code.  He stated MeritCare held an open house earlier this fall to address neighborhood concerns regarding this proposed zone change and no major concerns were raised other than ensuring that adequate parking is provided.  He said staff is recommending approval of the zone change.

Dan Bueide, attorney representing MeritCare, stated this request is an effort to bring properties into compliance as closely as possible.

In answer to a question by Mr. Brodshaug, Tim Vangeruud, MeritCare representative, stated that the intent behind the zone change is not to buy up more houses and change the boundaries of the north campus. 

There was discussion regarding buffering on the boundaries of the parking lots.  Planning Director Jim Gilmour stated Downtown Mixed Use zoning requires fencing along the property of a parking lot, which fits in better than a green area.  He stated that as new lots are acquired by MeritCare, the requirement will need to be met.

Ms. Ulferts-Stewart moved the findings of staff be accepted and approval be recommended to the City Commission of the proposed zoning change, as outlined within the staff report, on the basis that it satisfactorily complies with the Comprehensive Plan, Standards of Section 20-0906.F (1-4), and all other applicable requirements of the Land Development Code.  Second by Mr. Brodshaug.  On call of the roll Members Ruth, Fremstad, Vigesaa, Brodshaug, Ulferts-Stewart, Slagle, and Paulsen voted aye.  Absent and not voting:  Morrau, Nordenstrom, and Wiley.  The motion was declared carried.

The time at adjournment was 9:26 o’clock a.m.

Other Items

December Brown Bag Luncheon – CANCELLED