BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, Matterhorn Apartments, LLC, has submitted to the city council a request for a special use permit for townhouse-group dwellings (reference Section 50-38) on property described as the E½, E½, N½, N½, SW¼, NW¼ and the westerly 235.83 feet of the N½, N½, SE¼, NW¼, Section 19, T50, R14 and located south of Village Mall West, on Matterhorn Circle; and said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing and the city planning commission has subsequently reported its approval to the city council; and
WHEREAS, the approval was made because of the city planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood if conditions are observed.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a special use permit is hereby granted to Matterhorn Apartments, LLC, to allow for the development of townhouse-group dwellings on Matterhorn Circle, on the condition that the project be developed consistent with the plans submitted by 413 Group and Bocht Engineering entitled Matterhorn Apartments LLC, dated 9/7/05 and 9/19/05 (FN05100) as identified as Public Document No. ________ subject to the following terms and conditions:
(a) That prior to the issuance of building permits, said plans be amended to provide connection to Matterhorn Circle and the east property line;
(b) That the project secure the necessary Minnesota PCA permits for site development and stormwater management.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution grants a special use permit to Matterhorn Apartments, LLC, for the development of townhouse-group dwellings on Matterhorn Circle. The project calls for the construction of four 4-unit townhouse style dwelling units and two 40 unit apartment structures on 6.7 acres, located south of Matterhorn Mall (nee Village Mall West).
The planning commission unanimously approved this resolution at its September 28, 2005, meeting.
The planning commission made the following findings;
1. Will the proposed special use result in a random pattern of development with little contiguity to existing or programmed development?
No. The proposal is consistent with current zoning plans for the neighborhood.
2 Will the requested use cause anticipated negative fiscal or environmental impacts upon the community?
No. All public improvements are available to the site. There are no wetlands on the site.
3. Will conditions and safeguards protect the comprehensive plan and conserve and protect property and property values in the neighborhood?
No conditions have been identified.
4. What appropriate conditions and safeguards, including performance bonds and a specified period of time for the permit, are necessary?
No conditions or need for performance bonds have been identified. A specified period of time for the permit for this project is not appropriate.
Date Filed: September 8, 2005
Action Deadline: January 4, 2006