BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
BE IT RESOLVED, that approval is hereby granted to allow the 17,558 square foot addition as delineated in the drawings entitled Mount Royal Fine Foods by WCL Associates, Inc., dated 10/10/2005 and by Salo Engineering dated 10/17/2005, as identified as Public Document No. ________ and subject to the following conditions:
(a) That all lighting for the building, parking, and loading areas be downcast only (with the exception of ornamental lighting);
(b) That the islands in the existing parking lot owned by Mount Royal Fine Foods be landscaped with shrubs and at least one tree every 40 feet with a minimum trunk diameter of 2-1/2 inches;
(c) That, prior to the issuance of a building permit, a stormwater plan be developed and approved by the city engineering division. The plan shall accommodate the existing as well as the addition to the grocery store;
(d) That the semi-truck delivery area be posted with permanent signs visible to drivers that states NO TRUCK IDLING;
(e) That the proposed berm at the rear of the loading area not be constructed in order to preserve more mature vegetation and that additional screening trees be installed where natural vegetation is disturbed;
(f) That all necessary utility relocations be placed in appropriately sized utility easements, as determined by the city engineer.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: HRTV Limited Liability Company has submitted to the city council a request to amend the Mount Royal Shopping Center C-3 zoning plan. The amendment consists of a request for approval of a 17,558 square foot addition to the Mount Royal Fine Foods Store in the Mount Royal Shopping Center located at 1600 Woodland Avenue. The amendment application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing at its November 8, 2005, regular meeting. The city planning commission unanimously recommends approval subject to conditions because it found that, with the recommended conditions, appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood.
The 80'x190' addition will extend into an existing employee parking area from the west wall of the existing grocery store. Parking displaced and additional employee parking is proposed for the addition by creating 20 spaces along the southern edge of the loading area at the rear (south) of the building. This parking design presents an encroachment into the adjoining R-3 and R-1-b zones, which is permitted in accordance with Section 50-28.
Approval of this resolution may result in the increase of the tax base through the increased value of the building following the expansion.