Memo

Date:      8/15/02

To:          Town Planning Commission Members

From:     Community Development Department Staff

RE:          Agenda Item 7: Final Plat – Davel Engineering – McGann Acres

Background:

Davel Engineering has submitted a final plat, McGann Acres, for a new single-family subdivision. There are 7 large lots proposed, which average 26,605 square feet. Lot 1 has an existing home and is included in the plat. The property is presently zoned A-2 (General Farming) and it will need to be rezoned to R-2 (Suburban Single-Family). Property owners within 300 ft. have been notified of the final plat.

Revisions after Pre-Plat:

·         Lot 7 was revised since an outlot (Outlot 2 = 1,920 sq. ft.) was created for the existing shed used by Data Tel Communication. The creation of this outlot then allows Lot 7 to have more square footage for accessory structures.

·         A 20 ft. watermain easement has been identified on the final plat to loop water over to Symphony Blvd.

·         A note defining and stating the purpose of the environmental corridor has been placed on the final plat.

·         The existing garage that is located with the 75 ft. environmental corridor does not have to be removed. After researching the subject, staff discovered that the applicant did receive a zoning permit in 1996 and it complied with the setback requirement from a surface water drainage ditch. At that time, the DNR did not yet classify Millbrook Creek as a navigable stream. Therefore, the garage may remain but addition/alterations will be prohibited as well as removal/cutting of any vegetation in the rear of the structure.

·         Outlot 1 still remains on the final plat but the applicant is proposing a Certified Survey Map (next agenda item) to combine the outlot with the adjacent residential lot.

A Roadway Development Agreement will be required for the new road and utility construction. McGann Ct. is shown to have a 60 ft. right-of-way.

Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of the submitted final plat, with the following conditions:

1.       A drainage plan, with calculations, is submitted to the Town Engineer for approval.

2.       Outlot 1 is attached to the adjacent residential property.

3.       The property is rezoned from A-2 (General Farming) to R-2 (Suburban Single-Family).

4.       Approval of all agencies and all other governmental entities with authority to object to a plat.