The city council finds the following:
(a) Ted Stocke of Trinity Development Group, LLC, has submitted to the city council a request to amend an approved a low density planned development special use permit on 19 acres of property legally described as follows:
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 D, Outlot E, and Outlot K;
(b) The amendment to the approved special use permit consists primarily of substituting 27 one-story townhome buildings (each containing two dwelling units) for the previously approved 27 two-story buildings (each containing two dwelling units);
(c) Said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing held during the regular meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, and the commission has subsequently reported its recommendation of conditional approval to the city council;
(d) The applicant’s compliance with conditions set out in this permitting resolution will adequately protect the comprehensive plan and conserve and protect property values in the neighborhood and comply with City Code Section 5032 (reference Planning Commission File No. 08003);
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a special use permit amendment 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 storm water ponds on 19 acres of property located along Coffee Creek Boulevard and Mocha Way between Trinity Road and Java Lane, with the following terms and conditions:
(a) That the project be limited to, developed, and maintained according to plans entitled, “Coffee Creek Park Development, LDPD 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 January 11, 2008, and identified as Public Document No. ________;
(b) That the project secure necessary building, grading, erosion control and stormwater management permits from the city and Minnesota pollution control agency.
PLNG KD/cm 02/14/2008
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution grants an amendment to a low density planned development special use permit that was approved by the city council May 8, 2006. The amendment is will allow the developer to substitute 27 one story two unit buildings for the originally approved 27 two-story two unit buildings.
The 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. The site is located along Coffee Creek Boulevard and Mocha Way between Trinity Road and Quince Street.
The planning commission unanimously approved the special use permit amendment at their regular meeting held Tuesday, February 12, 2008. The commissioners based their recommendation for the special use permit amendment 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.