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Ordinance #2014-15 - Rezoning Request #ZR-2014-02 - Blair Road Apartments - From I-2 to PDR and R-3 - Denied on First Reading - 2014-07-01 ORDINANCE #2014-15 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY OF LA VERGNE ZONING ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP FOR TAX MAP 29, PARCEL 20, CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 63.25 ACRES, LOCATED ALONG BLAIR ROAD, FROM AN I-2 (HEAVY INDUSTRIAL) ZONING DISTRICT TO A PDR (PLANNED DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) AND R-3 (HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DISTRICT AND APPROVE THE CONCEPT PLAN FOR THE BLAIR ROAD APARTMENTS DEVELOPMENT. WHEREAS , a request has been made by Oliver Constable to rezone property located within the City of La Vergne; and WHEREAS , the City of La Vergne Planning Commission, on June 24, 2014, made a favorable recommendation to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that this request be approved. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF LA VERGNE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN THAT: SECTION 1. That the Zoning Ordinance be and is hereby amended by making certain changes to the Official Zoning Map for the City of La Vergne, by changing the property identified as Tax Map 29, Parcel 20 from an I-2 Zoning District to a PDR and R-3 Zoning District. This property consists of approximately 63.25 acres and is owned by Dr. John M. Byrnes, who has authorized the submittal of application #ZR-2014-02 for the rezoning of this parcel, which is attached to and made a part of this ordinance as though copied herein. SECTION 2.BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED , that the Codes and Planning Department is hereby authorized and directed, upon approval of this Ordinance to cause the change to be made on the Official Zoning Map, as set out in Section 1 of this Ordinance, and to make notation thereon of reference to the date of passage and approval of this Ordinance. SECTION 3. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED , that the Concept Plan for the Blair Road Apartments Development, which is attached to this ordinance as “Attachment A” and is made a part of this ordinance as though copied herein, is hereby approved. The Concept Plan for this development may not be amended without approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. SECTION 4.BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED , that this Ordinance take effect immediately after its passage and such change be published in a newspaper of general circulation, the welfare of the City of La Vergne requiring it. LEGAL STATUS PROVISIONS Certified by the Planning Commission: _________________________________________ ________________ Chairman- Planning Commission Date Approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: _________________________________ Senna Mosley, Mayor ATTEST: st 1 Reading: _________________ _____________________________________ Bruce E. Richardson, City Recorder Public Hearing: _________________ nd 2 Reading: _________________ Published in the Daily News Journal on ______________________. DENIED ON FIRST READING - 7/01/14 Planning Commission Report City of La Vergne Meeting: June 24, 2014 Request: Rezoning Request Ï Blair Road Apartments, Requested by Oliver Co Property located along Blair Road (Tax Map 029, Parcel 2.00). 63.25 acres. Current Zoning District: I-2 Heavy Industrial; Proposed Zoning: Planned Density Residential (PDR) and R-3 High-Density Residential. Property ow Byrnes. Reviewed By: Kristin M. Costanzo, City Planner Summary The applicant is proposing to rezone the 63.25 acres located along Blair Road from I-2 to R-3 High- Density Residential/Planned Density Residential (PDR) for the purpose of constructing a 504-unit gated apartment complex on roughly 45 acres, leaving the rear portion wooded. The development is slated to have 42 buildings with 12 units each and be a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units with an amenity center, covered public spaces, and lush landscaping. It will be both operated and maintained by the developer, Gross Builders. Because the rezoning request is for PDR, a concept plan and design booklet is required, which is attached. As the booklet indicates, the architecture of the buildings is based on the American Craftsman Style, and the buildings have low-pitched gable and hip roofs and utilize brick, cultured stone, clapboard siding, and shake. Additionally, the materials offer a diverse color palette. The architectural character sheet provides a breakdown of overall building height, as well as each floor design and height. There is diversity in roof elevation, with the highest ridge elevation planned to be 42Ô in height. the buildings are multi-family, they are required to be sprinkle Included with the concept plan is a traffic study, a letter of water availability, and a recently approved interlocal agreement between the City of La Vergne and Town of Smyrna to provide public sewer service to the proposed development; the sewer service agreement is slated to be reapproved by the Town of Smyrna later this week. Proposed detention pond is located in the bottom right corner of the property at the low point along Blair Road. The last page of the design booklet also shows the proposed sewer layout. There is one controlled entrance point provided to the project site, which is along Blair Road. The traffic study provided indicates a three-lane access point with a dedicated right and left turn lane exiting property, along with a left-turn lane (coming from the La Vergne side) into the development with 150Ô of storage. The interior circulation will be provided via a limited private road 24Ô wide meandering throughout the property. Parking is provided in both covered garages and in small islands Technical Items, Per Section 3-110.A of the City of La Vergne Zoning Ordinance All technical items have been addressed. 1 of 2 Other Concerns 1.Parking requirements are 3 spaces/unit, regardless of the distinction between multifamily versus single-family residential, but this development provides 2 space *Note: The above technical items may not be the only corrections and/or issues needing to be resolved to get approval from the planning commission. New items can be brought up at the workshop and staff can add items at any time that might have been overlooked. It is the applicantÔs responsibility to make sure that all technical items are addressed and that no new issues exist before the planning commission meeting. Addressing all technical items does not constitute approval. It is the planning commissionÔs decision whether an item passes or fails. QUICK REFERENCE: Setbacks for Multifamily in R-3: Front setback = 35Ô Side yard = 15Ô Rear yard = 20Ô Landscaping Residential Per Acre 1 Canopy Trees 4.0" Caliper (minimum of 10Ô) 1 Understory Trees 1.5" Caliper (minimum of 8Ô) 5Ô Landscaped Buffer Area around parking lots with 3Ô tall scree 2 of 2 Map 29, Parcel 20 (PDR) Planned Density Residential A Agriculture C-1 Government Use C-2 Highway Service C-3 Neighborhood Service C-4 Shopping Center I-1 Light Industrial I-2 Heavy Industrial I-3 Industrial (Special Use) R-1 Low Density Residential R-2 Medium Density Residential R-2S MDR Grandfathered R-2Z MDR Grandfathered ± R-3 High Density Residential R-3Z HDR Zero Lot Line R-4 Mobile Home Map 29, Parcel 20 ± Map 29, Parcel 20 ± BLAIR ROAD APARTMENTS PDR REZONING PREPARED BY: SHEET INDEX 1. DEVELOPMENT TEAM & DEVELOPER PROFILE 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3. AERIAL AND SITE LOCATION 4. ADJACENT ZONING & EXISTING CONDITIONS 5. ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER SHEET 6. ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER SHEET 2 7. ENTRANCE GATE & ARBOR 8. PROPOSED MASTER PLAN 9. BUILDING SPACING EXHIBIT 10. PROPOSED SEWER LAYOUT 11. NEW ENTRANCE EXHIBIT DEVELOPMENT TEAM GROSS BUILDERS SERVICE AREA BY LAND PLANNING BY: DEVELOPER: STATE HUDDLESTON - STEELE ENGINEERING GROSS BUILDERS ATTENTION: CLYDE ROUNDTREE ATTENTION: TONY STEVENSON 2115 N.W. BROAD STREET 12620 NEW SALEM HIGHWAY MURFREESBORO, TN 37129 MURFREESBORO, TN 37128 PHONE: 615-893-4084 OFFICE: 615-849-3233 FAX: 615-893-0080 DEVELOPER PROFILE CELL: 216-401-6311 EMAIL: croundtree@hsengr.com FAX: 615-217-4800 WHO WE ARE EMAIL: tstevenson@grossbuilders.com Celebrating over 90 years of building excellence, Gross Builders continues to stand for a tradition of inspired design and unbeatable value. In 1916, Isadore Gross began building homes in Ohio. Today, brothers Gary and Harley carry on the tradition passed on to them by their father Morton Gross. Gary’s daughter, Sarah, and Harley’s son Aaron who recently joined the business, represents the fourth generation of their family to build resi- dential housing. Operating as one of the region’s top home builders, Gross Builders also builds and manages a large portfolio of apartment homes. Today, Gross Builders manages thousands of apartment units in Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama. Gross Builders remains headquartered in suburban Cleveland at its North Royalton, Ohio corporate offi ce. This fourth-generation residential builder has been unlocking the future for thousands of families for over 90 years and looks forward to many more years to come. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Gross Builders has requested rezoning for the 63-acre tract of land located on Blair Road, Tax Map 29, Parcel 20 from its current designation of I-2 “Heavy Industrial” to the new zoning of PDR “Planned Density Residential.” Gross Builders is proposing to develop 45 acres with approximately 504 apartment units. The apartments will be a mixture of one, two and three bedroom units, with a nicely appointed amenity center. The apartment complex will be operated and maintained by Gross Builders. The project is to have sewer, with waste being treated through a cooperative agreement with the Town of Smyrna. Blair Road will be expanded to three lanes in front of the project to provide safe ingress and egress to the apartments. 2 AERIAL AND LOCATION MAP SITE SS ITE S SSS SS S S S SS S S SS SS S S SITE SIT SITE AERIAL MAPSITE LOCATION MAP 3 ADJACENT ZONING & EXISTING CONDITIONS ZONING DESIGNATIONS PROPOSED SITE ZONED I-2 BLAIR 4 ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER SHEET ARCHITECTURAL NARRATIVE The architecture of the Blair road apartments is inspired by the Arts and Crafts architecture style of the early 20th century and applies them to modern three story structures. More specifi - cally, the apartment buildings utilize details from the Craftsman movement that started in the eastern United States. While the British Arts and Crafts movement looked to the more natural and simpler past, American Craftsman designers used handicraft, natural materials and new design theories to create a truly unique American style of architecture. As this genre of architec- ture developed, structures were designed utilizing low pitched gable and hip roofs with large overhangs and exposed structural elements. The designers also utilized tapered columns as well as simplifi ed fenestration and exterior trim details to create a new American building archetype. The apartment buildings utilize brick, cultured stone, fi ber ce- ment clapboard siding, and shake for the exterior veneer mate- rial palette. These materials, along with the earth tone color scheme are evocative of the natural craftsman materials. Dark colored shake, red metal roof and smooth tapered columns add a contemporary and innovative touch to the buildings. The amenity buildings incorporate the same materials as the apartment buildings as well as utilize timber trusses, beams and columns. While making classical architectural references on the exterior, inside the amenity center is a modern leasing offi ce, social media center and game room. The resort style pool, land- scaping, and covered exterior spaces connect the modern interi- or environment to the site and natural surroundings. This historic recognition of craftsman design principles and building elements were re-developed and incorporated into the architectural building and site design to create welcoming spac- es for our residents to live, play and enjoy. Summary1 Bed2 Bed3 BrTotals Phase I 9012315228 Phase II 9616515276 Totals504 18628830 37%57%6% 5 ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER SHEET 6 ENTRANCE GATE & ARBOR ENTRANCE GATE ARBOR 7 PROPOSED SITE PLAN 45.0 ACRES (11.2 dua) 8 BUILDING SPACING EXHIBIT 9 PROPOSED SEWER LAYOUT 10 NEW ENTRANCE EXHIBIT 11