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Planning Commission Minutes
Thursday, January 08, 2015
The regular meeting of the Medford Planning Commission was called to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the above date with the following members and staff in attendance:
Robert Tull, Vice Chair, Excused Absence
Kelly Akin, Principal Planner
Kevin McConnell, Deputy City Attorney
Terri Rozzana, Recording Secretary
10. Roll Call
20. Consent Calendar/Written Communications. None.
30.1 The minutes for December 11, 2014, were approved as submitted.
40. Oral and Written Requests and Communications. None.
Kevin McConnell, Deputy City Attorney, read the Quasi-Judicial Statement.
50. Public Hearing.
50.1 PUD-14-116/LDS-14-117 Consideration of a Preliminary Planned Unit Development Plan, including proposed modifications to Land Development Code standards pertaining to specific lots including: 1) modification of minimum lot area, width, depth, coverage, and frontage standards, and 2) implementation of private streets to be utilized as shared driveway easements; and consideration of a tentative subdivision plat to create 41 residential lots and two common area lots on an 8.16 gross acres located on the east side of Thomas Road, approximately 800 feet north of Sunset Drive, within the SFR-6 (Single Family Residential, 6 dwelling units per gross acre) zone district. (Stella Real Estate Investments, LLC, Applicant; CSA Planning, Ltd., Agent).
Kelly Akin, Principal Planner, reported that the applicant has requested that this item be continued to the February 12, 2015, Planning Commission meeting.
Motion: Approve the applicantís request that the item be continued to the February 12, 2015, Planning Commission meeting.
Moved by: Commissioner Miranda Seconded by: Commissioner Christie
Voice Vote: Motion passed, 6-0.
60. Report of the Site Plan and Architectural Commission.
60.1 Commissioner Miranda reported that the Site Plan and Architectural Commission met on Friday, December 19, 2014. The Commission heard an application for consideration of a request for a consolidated application to authorize development of a 160,074 square foot congregate living facility located on the southeast corner of Springbrook Road and East McAndrews. Also on the agenda were a 4,087 square foot medical office building on East Barnett Road that they continued to the January 16, 2015, Site Plan and Architectural Commission meeting. AC-14-105 was consideration of a 6,000 square foot storage building on Schultz and Hadley Drive. AC-14-106 was consideration of plans for a 3.059 square foot professional building in Westridge Village within the Vista Pointed Planned Unit Development. AC-07-005 was consideration of a request for phasing of the approval of West Main Estates. All applications were approved.
70. Report of the Joint Transportation Subcommittee.
70.1 Commissioner Christie reported that the Joint Transportation Subcommittee has not met.
80. Report of the Planning Department.
80.1 Kelly Akin, Principal Planner, reported that on Monday, January 12, 2015, the Planning Commission will have a study session regarding a text amendment for revision language to the Code for Site Plan and Architectural Commission review applications as well as conditional use permits.
There is business scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015 and Thursday, February 12, 2015.
On December 18, 2015, City Council adopted the Southeast Core master plan and the housekeeping amendments that the Planning Commission recommended.
Staff received an appeal on a zone change that the Planning Commission heard and approved on December 11, 2014. It was a zone change from SFR-00 to MFR-20 by Lewis Park at the end of West 8th Street. A neighboring property owner did not receive notice so he appealed on that basis and also on traffic inadequacy. He thought that the Commissionís findings were incomplete. City Council will hear this on January 15, 2015. Staff will keep the Commission posted.
Today, the City Council appointed Commissionerís for the Planning Commission. Ms. Akin congratulated Commissioner Mansfield on his reappointment. There are four new members. The City Council appointed Jared Pulver, Mark McKechnie, and Bill Mansfield for full terms. The two partial term vacancies are filled by Christopher McMillan and Tim DíAlessandro. They will begin their terms on February 1, 2015. The first meeting in February the Planning Commission will elect a new chair and vice chair. Following the chair election the chair will make appointments to the Site Plan and Architectural Commission and the Joint Transportation Subcommittee.
The Boards and Commission luncheon is scheduled for Friday, January 23, 2015.
The Code requires staff to inform the Planning Commission when the Planning Director approves reductions of the Riparian Corridor. Two have happened recently. One is for the City parking lot on the northeasterly corner of 10th Street and Riverside where Dollar GMC was. The City demolished the building and is building a new parking lot. The decision was to reduce maximum permitted from 50 feet to 25 feet along Bear Creek. The other reduction was related to the project Commissioner Miranda mentioned on Barnett near Black Oak. It is a medical office that the encroachment was approximately 150 square feet into Larson Creek Riparian Corridor.
90. Messages and Papers from Chair of Planning Commission. None.
100. Remarks from the City Attorney. None.
110. Propositions and Remarks from the Commission. None.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:43 p.m. The proceedings of this meeting were digitally recorded and are filed in the City Recorder's office.
Terri L. Rozzana
Planning Commission Vice Chair
Approved: January 22, 2015