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Minutes - Planning Board - 12/13/2007CITY OF BOULDER PLANNING BOARD ACTION MINUTES December 13, 2007 1777 Broadway, Council Chambers A permanent set of these minutes and a tape recording (maintained for a period of seven years) are retained in Central Records (telephone: 303-441-3043). Minutes and streaming audio are also available on the web at: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/ PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Elise Jones, Chair Andrew Shoemaker Phil Shull, Vice-Chair Adrian Sopher Bill Holicky PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Willa Johnson Richard Sosa STAFF PRESENT: Charles Ferro, Planner II David Gehr, Assistant City Attorney Heidi Joyce, Administration Supervisor - Operations Ruth McHeyser, Acting Planning Director Robert Ray, Land Use Review Manager CALL TO ORDER Vice-Chair, P. Shull, declared a quorum at 6:04 p.m. and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On a motion bv A Sopher seconded bv E. Jones the PlanninQ Board anproved (4-0, A. Shoemaker abstained W. Johnson and R. Sosa absent) the November 15, 2007 Plannina Board minutes. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION No one from the public addressed the board. 4. DISCUSSION OF DISPOSITIONS, PLANNING BOARD CALL-UPS Rope Training Tower: the board had no comments. Prairie Grove Subdivision: the board had no comments. 5. ACTION ITEMS A. Site Review Amendment #LUR2007-00053 for 2525 Taft Dnve to modify Site Review #LUR2006-00102 that allows redevelopment of a 117 unit congregate care facility in the RH-5 zone district. The number of approved units will not change, however, the proposed Site Review amendment application indudes expansion of approved buildings, a change in unit mix and land use code modification requests to allow building heights up to 55 feet, a 10.5 foot side adjacent to street setback modification as well as a parking reduction of 24% where a 17% reduction was originally approved. Applicant: MGL partners Owner: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Case Manager: Charles Ferro ApplicantlOwner Presentation Mark Gerber, from MGL partners presented the item to the board. Jeff Dawson, from Oz Architecture presented the item to the board. Staff Presentation C. Ferro presented the item to the board. Public Hearing Maureen Spaid, 2505 University Heights, opposed the project, and was especially concerned about the noise/acoustics and pazking. Frank Spaid, 2505 University Heights, opposed the project as proposed. He said the design is bad for a senior center. Board Discussion The board agreed that the revised proposal is better than what was previously approved and discussed the following items in detail: Noise from Rooftop Mechanical Euuipment: • Standards could be set for appropriate noise level • Enforcement of noise control • Noise could potentially be generated from balconies, mechanical equipment on the roof tops, and from the north of the property (Millennium Hotel). • Increasing the size of the roof top screens could help reduce noise- roof top screens could also be insulated (this will be left to the discretion of the staff, applicant and experts). • The four-foot rooftop screen height condition of approval has not changed since the previous approval of this site review. Motion On a motion by B. Holickv, seconded by E. Jones, the Planning Board conditionally approved (5-0, W. Johnson and R. Sosa absent) Site Review Amendment #LUR2007- 00053 for 2525 Taft Drive to modify Site Review #LUR2006-00102 requiring an additional two feet of mechanical screen if it's found by staff and the applicant that there would be a notable difference in the sound transmission to the University Heights neighborhood and incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist dated November 23, 2007 as findings of fact subiect to the following Conditions of Approval: 1. The Applicant shall be responsible for ensuring that the development shall be in compliance with all approved plans dated December 3, 2007 and on file in the City of Boulder Planning Department, except as modified by these conditions of approval. 2 2. Rooftop mechanical shall not exceed a height of 4' above the final approved roofline. Mechanical rooms placed on the roof shall not exceed the 4' height above the rooftop. If taller mechanical equipment rooms or screening structures are necessary, they shall be incorporated into the fourth floor such that the 4' above roof height is not exceeded. The new mechanical rooms or screening structures shall utilize the best available technology possible to attenuate sound transmission and shall be insulated to reduce noise and visual impacts. At the time of building permit, the applicant shall submit manufacturer specifications for the proposed rooftop mechanical units accompanied by a letter from an acoustical engineer verifying that the noise transmission from the proposed units will be compliant with the city's noise ordinance found in Section 5-9, B.R.C, 1981 and remain consistent with the existing Village at Boulder Creek Site Plan and Site Review criteria "Building Design, Livability, and Relationship to the Existing or Proposed Surrounding Area", 9-2- 14(h)(2)(F), B.R.C. 1981. 3. Prior to a building permit application, the Applicant shall submit a Technical Document Review application for the following items, and subject to the approval of the Planning Department: a. Final architectural plans, including materials and colors, and floor plans to insure compliance with the intent of this approval (and compatibility with the surrounding area). The intent of the proposed architecture is acceptable, however, architectural details such as parking garage windows, and rooftop mechanical screening and insulation will be reviewed at the Techical Document Review stage. b. A detailed landscape plan, including size, quantity, and type of plants existing and proposed; type and quality ofnon-living landscaping materials; any site grading proposed, and any irrigation system proposed, to insure compliance with this approval and the city's landscaping requirements. Removal of trees must receive prior approval of the Planning Department. Removal of any tree in city right-of--way must also receive prior approval of the City Forester. On site walkways and hard surfaces shall be constructed to minimize the number of transitions in materials and type to provide a consistenYpavement surface and smooth transitions between materials. c. Final transportation plans in accordance with City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards for all transportation improvements. These plans must include, but are not limited to, the following: i) A signage and striping plan in accordance with the Manual for Unifonn Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards. d. Final storm water plans and report in accordance with City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards for all storm water improvements. e. Final utility plans in accordance with City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards for all sewer, water, and street lighting improvements. These plans must include, but are not limited to, the 3 installation of requited fire hydrants and installation/upgrade/relocation of street lighting as detailed in the city development review comments dated February 23, 2007. f. A Floodplain Development Permit that meets the requirements of 9-3-6, B.R.C. 1981. g. Dedicate to the city, at no cost, a public access easement dedication in accordance with the City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards for the proposed CDOT Type 1 drive cut. h. Dedicate to the city, at no cost, a public utility easement dedication in accordance with the City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards for all proposed public utilities located outside the cityright-of--way. i. Final parking management plan that includes signage for the parking areas and designation of parking areas for residents, employees, and visitors of the property. j. Final floor plans that include an exterior access-way through the building, if practical from the north side of the building to the south side of the building in a location that is east of the tower. If the exterior access-way through the building is not practical, the applicant shall provide a major access from the north side of the building. 4. Prior to a building permit application, the Applicant shall provide the city with a financial guarantee, in a form mutually acceptable to the Director of Public Works and the Applicant, for the eco-passes required in the approved Transportation Demand Management plan. 5. Prior to a building permit application, the Applicant shall apply for a Revocable Permit for all existing private street lights located within the public right-of--way. 6. Upon execution of the Development Agreement, this approval shall replace the April 5, 2007 Planning Board Disposition of Approval, the Development Agreement recorded at Reception No. 2170389 on July 6, 2001, and the Development Ageement recorded at Film No. 1685, Reception No. 01120322 for PUD #P-90-50. 6. MATTERS FROM THE PLANNING BOARD, PLANNING DIRECTOR, AND CITY ATTORNEY 7. DEBRIEF/AGENDA CHECK 8. ADJOURNMENT The Planning Board adjourned the meeting at 6:49 p.m. 4 APPROVED BY Boa C air D E 5