2010 Agendas / Minutes

MINUTES
ROGERS PLANNING COMMISSION
JUNE 15, 2010


CALL TO ORDER
The meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on June 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order with Commissioners Kornovich, Ihli, Denker, Breun, Noto, and Terhaar present.  

Also present were City Planning Consultants Rose Lorsung, Deputy Clerk Splett, and Councilmember Bell.

Member(s) excused:   Stanley, Knapp, and Olsen

OPEN FORUM
No one wished to speak.

SET AGENDA
Chairman Noto inquired if there was anyone who wished to place an item on the Agenda.

The agenda was set as submitted.

CONSENT AGENDA*
A. 
Approval of the May 18, 2010 Planning Commission Minutes
Commissioner Noto moved, Commissioner Denker seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

On the vote, all members voted AYE.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS
A.  Discussion Regarding Single Family Large Lot Zoning District
Planning Consultant Lorsung provided the background information commenting on the following:
  • Accommodating Hassan properties coming into the city in August
  • Properties come into Rogers as agricultural and then are rezoned.  We will need to do a comp plan amendment
  • Looking for direction from the Planning Commission is we want to have all 3 districts or 2
  • Will also need to create an ordinance that deals with animal units (horses, etc.)
  • Lots to accommodate septic systems
  • Is the RE-4 district needed?  Very similar to the RE-5 district.  Usually there are only 2 RE districts

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
  • Delete the RE-4 District
  • Architectural standards for agricultural buildings
  • Large lots coming into the city with the August Phase II Annexation will be legal non-conforming and then rezoned/amend comp plan


The consensus of the Planning Commission is to eliminate the RE-4 District and only have the RE-2 and RE-5 districts.

No action required.

B.  Discussion Regarding Mixed-Use Zoning District
Planning Consultant Lorsung provided the background information commenting on the following:
  • Creating a 3 tier mixed-use zoning district to include mix-use downtown, mixed-use neighborhood, and mixed-use regional
  • Downtown area is the most important
  • Would like to maintain the downtown character

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
  • Mixed-use downtown area would like to have it be pedestrian friendly, streetscape, benches, lighting, 45° angle parking, rear parking
  • Have specific architectural standards including types of materials used and placement on the buildings for the mixed-use downtown area
  • Would like to see more traditional materials used with the opportunity to have a choice in the materials used
  • Invite the “reguided” property owners to the next meeting and also invite the area developers
  • Have staged reviews or only see it once – consensus was to review the requests only once
  • Develop a concept plan approval process/ordinance

No action required.

ADJOURN
Commissioner Noto moved, Commissioner Ihli seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 p.m.

On the vote, all members voted AYE.  Motion carried.