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MINUTES OF THE BURLINGTON PLANNING

AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING

 

March 27, 2006

 

Council Chamber, Burlington Municipal Building

 

 

 

CITY MEMBERS:                                        EXTRATERRITORIAL MEMBERS:

 

George Byrd, Chairman, Present                 Bud Apple, Present

Paul Cobb, Secretary, Present                     John Enoch, Present

John Black, Present                                   Richard Franks, Present

Lynn Cowan, Absent                                   Jim Johnson, Present

Elder Greg Hargrave, Present                     Ellis Piper, Absent

Gordon Millspaugh, Present                        Bob Ware, Present

 

STAFF PRESENT:

 

Robert R. Harkrader, Planning Director

Haywood Cloud, Zoning/Subdivision Administrator

Dianne Fogleman, Office Assistant

 

 

ITEM NO. 1Chairman Byrd called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 
ITEM NO. 2: Minutes of the meeting held February 27, 2006, were unanimously approved.  This was a City and extraterritorial item.

 
ITEM NO. 3: Consent agenda:  (City)

 

(A)   Mr. Carlton Hawkins, representing Mackintosh LLC, presented an application for final plat approval of Phase One, Section One, Glenmoor Townhomes, at Mackintosh on the Lake Subdivision (Section J-2).  The property is located on Bonnar Bridge Parkway, south of Interstate 85/40 and west of University Drive as shown on plans by Alley, Williams, Carmen and King, Inc., dated March 8, 2006, and containing three lots.

 

(B)   Mr. Rodney Herring, representing Mr. Dennis Euliss, presented an application for final plat approval of Phase Two, Camden Creek Subdivision.  The property is located south of North Mebane Street and west of South Sellars Mill Road as shown on plans by Simmons Engineering and Surveying, Inc., dated February 23, 2006, and containing 45 lots.

 

       Staff recommended approval of (A) and recommend approval of (B) contingent upon completion of street construction or the applicant posting proper surety with the City Engineering Department prior to recording the plat.

 

       Commission Member Cobb made a motion to recommend approval of (A) and to recommend approval of (B) with the contingency outlined by staff. Gordon Millspaugh seconded the motion.  The Commission unanimously recommended approval of (A) and recommended approval of (B) contingent upon completion of street construction or the applicant posting proper surety with the City Engineering Department prior to recording the plat.

 

       Consent agenda:  (Extraterritorial)

 

(C)   Withdrawn by applicant.       

 

(D)   Mr. Carlton Hawkins, representing SSJ of Alamance #2 LLC, presented an application for final plat approval of Phase 2, MacArthur Landing Townhomes.  The property is located on the west side of MacArthur Lane approximately 750 feet southwest of Durham Street Extension as shown on plans by Alley, Williams, Carmen and King, Inc., dated March 9, 2006, and containing eight lots.

 

(E)   Mr. Ken Blackwood with Civil Consultants, Inc., representing Crown-Burlington LLC, presented an application for final plat approval for a 30-foot sanitary sewer dedication for Lone Star Restaurant.  The property is located on the northwest corner of Danbrook Road and University Drive as shown on plans by Krause Surveying Associates, Inc., dated November 9, 2005.

 

       Staff recommended approval of (D) and (E).

 

       Commission Member Franks made a motion to recommend approval of (D) and (E). Bud Apple seconded the motion.  The Commission unanimously recommended approval of (D) and (E).

 

ITEM NO. 4: Mr. Lawson Brown, representing Mr. Don Williamson, presented an application to rezone from R-6, Residential District, to MF-A, Multifamily District, the property located on the south side of West Webb Avenue approximately 575 feet west of Flora Avenue as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 3-6, Lots 30, 31 and 32. 

 

This was an extraterritorial item.

 

Mr. Brown pointed out that the property across the road is zoned for business and other surrounding uses include a church, gas station, an abandoned structure and Elon town limits.  The property also backs up to the railroad. MF-A zoning would allow eight units per floor for a total of 24 units.

 

Staff recommended approval of the request for rezoning.  Planning Director Harkrader stated that the property is surrounded by commercial and industrial zoning, a Norfolk-Southern Railroad right-of-way and an abandoned structure.  He concluded that the higher density zoning is warranted.

 

Chairman Byrd asked if the Planning Department had received any telephone calls about the rezoning.

 

Zoning/Subdivision Administrator Cloud stated that a couple of neighbors had called inquiring about the rezoning sign posted on the property.  He stated that they did not voice any opposition.

 

Planning Director Harkrader stated that a neighbor had visited the Planning office and asked if commercial zoning was planned for the property.

 

Commission Member Cobb made a motion to recommend approval of the request for rezoning. Bud Apple seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.

 

The Commission found that the zoning change as requested would not adversely affect the adjoining property and would be in keeping with land use planning in the area.  The Commission recommended that the official zoning map and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan be amended to reflect the change.

 

ITEM NO. 5: Mr. Lawson Brown, representing Alamance Crossing LLC, presented an application to amend Use Conditions previously approved for the Alamance Crossing Conditional Business rezoning.  The amendment will allow the relocation and upgrading of an existing outdoor advertising sign from Lot 2H, Alamance County Tax Map 3-24, to Lot 1, Alamance County Tax Map 3-24.  The property is located north of Interstate 85/40 between Garden Road and University Drive.  All previously approved Use and Development Conditions will remain in effect. 

 

This was an extraterritorial item.

 

On a site plan, Mr. Brown showed Commission members how a new boulevard will dip southward towards I-85/40 and a proposed detention pond will warrant the relocation of the outdoor sign.  The 14-foot by 48-foot sign will be upgraded to a monopole-type and will not interfere with a water feature planned at the proposed shopping center.  He introduced Mr. Jon Meshel, project manager for CBL, developers of Alamance Crossing.

 

Commission Member Millspaugh asked what type of sign is currently on the site.

 

Mr. Brown stated that it is an older sign – not a monopole – erected of creosote-treated material.

 

Staff recommended approval of amending the Use Conditions to allow for the relocation and upgrading of an existing outdoor advertising sign.

 

Commission Member Apple made a motion to recommend approval of amending the Use Conditions.  ­­­­Paul Cobb seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of amending the previously approved Use Conditions to allow for the relocation of an existing outdoor advertising sign.  All previously approved Use and Development Conditions for the Alamance Crossing Conditional Business rezoning will remain in effect.

 

ITEM NO. 6: Mr. Ron Davis, representing Mr. Richard Belton, presented an application to rezone from R-9, Residential District, to O-I, Office-Institutional District, the property located on the east side of Alamance Road approximately 930 feet south of South Church Street as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 182-730-118. 

 

This was a City item.

 

Mr. Davis stated that commercial and O-I zoning surrounds the property and that he proposes to build a facility similar to Mr. Belton’s other offices. 

 

Staff recommended approval of the request for rezoning.  Planning Director Harkrader reminded members that the Commission and City Council had previously held a joint meeting to discuss future land uses on Alamance Road.  He stated that O-I zoning would be consistent with uses planned in the Alamance Road corridor.

 

Commission Member Cobb made a motion to recommend approval of the request for rezoning. Greg Hargrave seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.

 

The Commission found that the zoning change as requested would not adversely affect the adjoining property and would be in keeping with land use planning in the area.  The Commission recommended that the official zoning map and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan be amended to reflect the change.

 

ITEM NO. 7: Mr. Don Fogleman presented an application to amend Use Conditions allowed in a CI, Conditional Industrial, zoning district previously approved by City Council Oct. 19, 2004.  The applicant requested that manufacturing and computer sales and service be added to the Use Conditions.  Use Conditions previously approved were for an office and warehouse storage.  The property is located at 1835 Anthony Road approximately 1,050 feet east of Tucker Street Extension as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 12-5C, Lot 26. 

 

This was an extraterritorial item.

 

Commission Member Franks asked if the request would open the property up for retail sales and was told that it would not.

 

Commission Member Johnson asked if the signage would change and was told that it would not.

 
Staff recommended approval of amending the Use Conditions to allow manufacturing and computer sales and service.  Planning Director Harkrader stated approval of the amendment would allow the assembling, sales and reworking of computers.

 

Commission Member Franks made a motion to recommend approval of amending the Use Conditions.  ­­­­­Bud Apple seconded the motion.  The Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of amending the previously approved Use Conditions to allow manufacturing and computer sales and services.  All previously approved Use and Development Conditions will remain in effect.

 

 

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

              ________________________________________

                         George A. Byrd, Jr., Chairman

 

 

 

 

              ________________________________________

                          Paul E. Cobb, Jr., Secretary