BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
The city council finds the following:
(a) Ted Stocke of Trinity Development Group, LLC, has submitted to the city council a special use permit request for a low density planned development on 19 acres of property legally described as follows:
(1) In the proposed plat of Coffee Creek Division, Block 6, Lots 5-22; Block 7, Lots 1-6; Block 8, Lots 1-2; Block 9, Lots 1-14; Block 10, Lots 1-14; Outlot C, Outlot G, and Outlot I;
(b) Said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing held during the regular meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, and the commission has subsequently reported its recommendation of conditional approval to the city council;
(c) The applicant’s compliance with conditions set out in this permitting resolution will remedy any shortcomings identified by the city planning commission's findings of inadequacies in the submitted documents, and that compliance with the conditions contained herein, will adequately protect the comprehensive plan and conserve and protect property values in the neighborhood and comply with City Code Section 50-32 (reference Planning Commission File No. 06033);
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a special use permit is hereby granted to Ted Stocke and Trinity Development Group, LLC, for ten acres of housing (54 units in 27 two-unit buildings), 4.5 acres of open space and 4.5 acres of street rights-of-way and stormwater ponds on 19 acres of property located between Trinity Road and Quince Street, approximately 300 feet east of Anderson Road, with the following terms and conditions:
(a) That the project be limited to, developed, and maintained according to plans entitled, “Coffee Creek Park Development, Special Use Permit Site Plan,” and typical lot plans illustrated with the following documents: “Coffee Creek Park Development, Block 7 - Lots 1 & 2 - Grading Plan,” “Coffee Creek Park Development, Block 9 - Lots 5 & 6 - Grading Plan,” “Coffee Creek Park Development, Block 10 - Lots 13 & 14 - Grading Plan” all as submitted by MSA Professional Services, dated 4/5/2006, and identified as Public Document No. ________;
(b) That the proper underlying zoning to support the special use permit be in effect prior to building construction;
(c) That the final plat for Coffee Creek Division be approved by the city planning commission and recorded with the Saint Louis County recorder of deeds;
(d) That the project site be provided with two roadway accesses as required by the city fire marshal or receive written permission from the fire marshal allowing the project to proceed without the required two access roads;
(e) That the project secure necessary building, grading, erosion control and stormwater management permits from the city and Minnesota pollution control agency.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution grants a low density planned development special use permit for two-unit buildings in Coffee Creek Division on 19 acres. This project will consist of ten acres of two unit buildings (54 units in 27 two-unit buildings), 4.5 acres of open space, and 4.5 acres of street rights-of-way and stormwater ponds.
This project site is inside of the propose “Coffee Creek Division” plat that contains 87.5 acres and is located on property lying between Trinity Road and Quince Street approximately 300 feet east of Anderson Road. The planning commission’s legal counsel has determined that case law requires consideration of this special use permit before the final plat of “Coffee Creek Division” so that the plat will be in compliance with the underlying zoning if it is adopted by the planning commission.
The planning commission unanimously approved the special use permit request at their regular meeting held Wednesday, April 26, 2006. The commissioners based their recommendation for the special use permit on the finding that the proposed project would not result in a random pattern of development causing negative fiscal or environmental impacts.
When the entire 87.5 acre project is completed the city assessor estimates that the property will yield $382,931 in property tax revenues, $78,115 of which will accrue to the city of Duluth.