Memo

Date:      12/5/02

To:          Town Planning Commission Members

From:     Community Development Department Staff

RE:          Agenda Item 3: Final Plat – Martenson & Eisele, Inc. – Shady Springs Estates VI

Martenson & Eisele has submitted the final plat for the proposed 13 single-family lot subdivision. The average lot size is 13,891 sq. ft. Lot 147 has an existing home and is included in the final plat. As was specified by a condition of the preliminary plat, the two storage buildings will be removed in order to avoid a zoning violation. Property owners within 300 ft. have been notified of the final plat. The preliminary plat was approved with conditions in September.

Martingale Lane is still shown to have a 66 ft. right-of-way, even though it will be constructed to urban road standards. The owner could propose a waiver to the State Dept. of Transportation for a 60 ft. right-of-way.  The final plat does not show any phasing plan so the entire road will have to be constructed. The applicant is still required to enter into a Roadway Development Agreement for the construction of the road and utilities.

The final plat now shows a 20 ft. drainage easement (10 ft. per side lot line) between various lots within the subdivision. The drainage plan proposes to use storm sewer to drain the area. Specifically, the new storm sewer will connect to the existing storm sewer system, Furthermore, detention storage will be provided in the streets and in rear yards in order to handle peak flows. For example, there is a detention easement identified in the rear of lots 141-145. A revised drainage plan was just recently approved by the Town Engineer (Dec. 4) that corrected some minor errors from a previous submission (Oct. 14).

Staff Recommendation

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

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

2.       Approval of a development agreement for the construction of roads, utilities and all other infrastructure which incorporates a letter of credit to ensure construction of the infrastructure.