Minutes – 11.02.2016

COUNTY OF SEVIER 

CITY OF RICHFIELD

 

                                                                                    At the Planning Commission

                                                                                    In and For Said City

                                                                                    November 2, 2016

 

         Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., Vice Chairman Monte Turner, presiding.

                                                                                         

      1.   Roll Call.

      2.   Minutes Approval:  Consider approving minutes of October 5, 2016.

       3.   Public Hearing (7:00 p.m.):

                 Receive comments concerning a proposed amendment to the General

                 Plan and Zoning Map.  The proposal concerns the property located at

                 1180 South Cove View Road  (Commercial Shopping Zone).  The proposal

                 being considered is whether or not the zone should be changed to either

                 the CG zone (Commercial General,) or the RM-11 zone (Multiple Family

                 Residential).

         4.     Rezone

                 Consider recommending whether or not the property located at 1180 South

                 Cove View Road should be rezoned from the CS zone to either the CG  zone

                 or the RM-11 zone. 

         5.     Other Business:

         6.    Adjournment

                                                                                                                                

 1.  Roll Call.  Roll call was answered by Greg Bean, Jeff Albrecht, Monte Turner, and David Mower.  Brion Terry, Steve Kunzler, and Lisa White were excused. 

City Staff Present:   Zoning Administrator Gaylen Matheson and Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.    

Others present:  Karla Kaye and Kaycie Carter.

 

2.   Minutes Approval.   The minutes of October 5, 2016, were reviewed. Jeff Albrecht motioned to approve the minutes of October 5, 2016.  David Mower seconded the motion.  The motion carried. 

 

3.   Public Hearing (7:00 p.m.):  7:23 p.m.  

Comments were received concerning a proposed amendment to the General Plan and Zoning Map.  The proposal concerns the property located at 1180 South Cove View Road  (Commercial Shopping Zone).  The proposal being considered is whether or not the zone should be changed to either the CG zone (Commercial General,) or the RM-11 zone (Multiple Family Residential).

Ms. Kaye has made an offer to purchase this property.  She has thought about converting the property to apartments which would require a zone change to the RM-11 zone.  She is not sure that is cost effective.  She said the plumbing, electrical, and roof are not in good shape, and so she would have to demolish some of the building.  She had thought about doing studio apartments by taking two of the motel rooms and creating apartments.  There are 20 rooms, so that would be 10 studio apartments. 

In the alternative she has considering putting in storage units which would require a zone change to the CG zone.  She would add another building in the back.  She would  take the front off of the existing building and replace it with garage doors.  This would eliminate a lot of the cost associated with plumbing and electrical.

She is also aware that there is a 27’ wide strip of property situated  between Cove View Road and this property.  The strip is owned by a separate party. 

However, since she first contacted City staff, Ms. Kaye has decided that this might be a good location for an RV park, ATV rentals, and possibly ATV storage.  She would probably try to maintain the restaurant portion of the building. 

Ms. Kaye said she needs to know what the City will allow her to do and then put a pencil to it and see if it is cost effective for her to develop. 

Campgrounds are only allowed in the manufacturing zones.

There were no public comments; therefore, the public hearing was closed at

7:38 p.m.

 

4.   Rezone: 

Consider recommending whether or not the property located at 1180 South Cove View Road should be rezoned from the CS zone to either the CG zone or the RM-11 zone. 

Continuing with the points presented in the public hearing above, Ms. Kaye wondered how the Commission feels about using this property for a campground.  The Commission thinks a campground is not a bad idea.  However, campgrounds are only allowed in the manufacturing zones.  The Commission doesn’t particularly want to see this property rezoned to a manufacturing zone because then the property would be open to a lot of other manufacturing-type activities that would not appropriate at this location. 

If she decides to pursue the campground, it would have to be noticed for a public hearing again for next month’s meeting requesting a zone change.  Another option would be to change the zone to CG as discussed in the public hearing above.  Then the Use Table could be changed to allow campgrounds in the CG zone.  This will also require a public hearing in order to change the Use Table. 

There was discussion about the strip of property that runs along the west side of this property which is owned by another party.  Ms. Kaye said if she decides to go forward with this project, she would be willing to purchase that strip of property.   

Ms. Kaye said she really thinks doing a campground makes the most sense to her and that is what she would like to pursue.  The Commission does not want to change the zone to one of the manufacturing zones which would allow for a campground.  The CS and CG zones are all around this property. 

It was pointed out that the uses that are allowed in the CS zone, which is the zone of this property, are not likely to happen at this property. 

There was significant discussion about changing the zone to CG and then changing the Use Table so that camping would be allowed in the CG zone.  Changing the Use Table would require a public hearing.  Ms. Kaye said she wouldn’t want to have long-term renters at the campground. 

Greg Bean recommends that the zone be changed to the CG zone contingent on Karla Kaye completing the purchase of the property, or receiving notification from the property owner showing that they agree with the change.  Jeff Albrecht seconded the motion.   The motion carried unanimously.

The Commission likes the idea of a campground at this property.  This will be noticed for public hearing next month to consider changing the Use Table to allow campgrounds in the CG zone.  Greg Bean also expressed his opinion that he doesn’t think  manufacturing zones are a good place for campgrounds and wonders why they are allowed there in the first place. 

 

5.   Other Business:

      A.  Discuss General Plan and Master Transportation Plan.  This will be placed on future agendas to continue review and revisions of the General Plan

 

6.  Adjournment.  The meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

PASSED AND APPROVED on the 7th day of December, 2016.

 

    /s/  Michelle Curtis 

       Deputy City Recorder