This is a public hearing before the same hearings officer who ruled against this Pahlisch development due to problems with the tree preservation plan. The City is allowing a re-hearing as an alternative to continuing a LUBA appeal.
Please see the notice for more details on the time and place of the hearing, and review documents on the ePlans viewer for project PZ-19-0381.
The staff of Mountain West Investment Corp. held a neighborhood meeting at COCC on 11/21 to discuss their proposed 109 unit senior apartment project to be located on the SE corner of the roundabout at Mt. Washington & Shevlin Park Rd.
The site is zoned for high-density multifamily housing and no variances are sought. Up to 129 units would be allowed under zoning regulations, while the developer plans 109, including 12 studios, with the remainder split between 1 BR and 2 BR units. There will be four stories in the 45’ tall building.
Only persons 55 and over will be allowed to lease the units. Planned parking exceeds City code by about 20 spaces. Electric Vehicle charging will be available. These are upper-end, market-rate units, with studio rents expected to be about $1,200/mo., and two bedroom units up to $2,000/mo, while a few penthouse units will be priced at about $2,600/mo.
Based on an initial meeting with neighbors in September, Mountain West indicated they have moved the building to the north end of the site, 155’ from single family residences to the south (CIty code would require a setback of only 17.5’).
The Mountain West staff indicated that they are building and operating the apartments as an ongoing concern, under a 30-year land lease with a 20 year option thereafter from COCC, which owns the land.
Concerns expressed at the meeting included traffic — local, regional and cumulative — ingress and egress from the site, landscaping, and lighting.
The site will be accessed for vehicles via a “right-in, right-out” curb cut on Mt Washington, south of the Shevlin/Mt Washington roundabout, and another “right -in, right-out” cut at the north end of the property on Shevlin Park Rd., just east of the roundabout. Therefore, no left turns will be allowed into or out of the property, keeping free-flow through the roundabout.
Long term traffic issues were addressed through discussion of the Westside Infrastructure Agreement, requiring staged traffic mitigation investment as a result of all planned developments on the West side, including Westgate, Rio Lobo, Pahlisch, Discovery West and other developments in progress.
This was a required pre-application meeting. The developer will now prepare final plans for submission to the City.
This is a second notice for public hearings related to project PZ-19-0373 (see previous post on 10/20 for a map of the development). A public hearing will be held before the City Council during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4th, beginning at 7:00 pm in the Council chambers at City Hall.
This project will establish a master plan for the development of 40 acres south of Shevlin Park Rd. The development includes 116 homes and a neighborhood park. See the notice for more details.
Please note that the deadline for written comments is Thursday, Nov 21st -- tomorrow. For reasons we can't explain, the notice says it was mailed on 11/7, but it only reached our mailbox a few days ago.
An application has been submitted to create a 30-lot subdivision on 5.36 acres zoned RS (single family). The property is along Marken St., generally north and east of Nordeen Way.
See the attached notice for details and contact information to submit written comments by Nov. 19th.
Note: this meeting has been re-scheduled to Nov 21st, at the same time and place.
A public meeting, which the City requires prior to a developer submitting an application, will be held regarding a proposed apartment building on land owned by COCC. The property is a vacant parcel at the southeast corner of the roundabout at Mt. Washington Dr. & Shevlin Park Rd. The parcel is zoned RH (residential high density). The building will be age-restricted to 55+.
Please see the attached notice for details on the time and place of the meeting, and for contact information.
Watch this page for an update if the date is changed.
City staff is proposing to relax the thresholds used to require traffic impact analyses and intersection operations analyses. These studies are generally required for new subdivisions and larger commercial developments. Public hearings will be held before the Planning Commission on Monday, Nov. 25th and before the City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 18th.
See the attached notice for details on the times of the hearings and for contact information to submit written comments.
The attached memo to the Planning Commission explains the changes and the reasons for them. The major change appears to be increasing the projected number of daily trips from 100 to 700 before a traffic impact analysis is required, and increasing the number of evening peak hour trips from 15 to 50 before having to study the effect on intersections.
The rationale for the changes, as described in the memo, is to make it easier and less expensive to develop new housing units, in order to help meet the Council's goal of adding 3,000 units in the current two-year planning period.
No rationale is given for the specific new thresholds proposed.
An addition to the draft code update received 11/6/18 will amend the procedures used during public hearings. Currently, following testimony by those in favor, those neutral, and those opposed to a measure, there is an opportunity for rebuttal by the applicant AND by those opposed. This code update will eliminate the rebuttal by the opposition.
No rationale is provided for deleting this step.
The entire draft code update has been attached below.
Public hearings will be held on before the Planning Commission on Monday, Nov. 25th and City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 18th regarding proposed amendments to the city code regulating sewers. The changes mostly affect properties with septic systems, as described in the attached draft ordinance. Please see the attached notice for details on the times of the hearing, as well as contact information to submit written comments.