Planning Commission Meeting

Date: April 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION (FULL AGENDA) 

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION (FULL AGENDA)

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Monday, April 25, 2016

6:00 PM

 

Call to Order

Citizen Input

Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School - Second Story Addition Land Development Plan
Located at 1530 Westerly Parkway, the existing charter school includes a two-story building, parking and driveway access, playground and lawn area.  The proposed development involves construction of a second story classroom, 10 new parking spaces and a re-routed driveway to better accommodate drop-off/pick-up for busses and parents.  There will also be grading and stormwater management associated with the building addition.

Staff Recommendation: Staff is providing the Land Development Plans for the Planning Commission members’ initial review while the Township Engineer and agencies also provide review and comment.

Thistlewood Lot #9 Land Development Plan

Mark & Cynthia Scanlon previously applied for and received variances for development of Lot #9 in the Thistlewood Subdivision. The Scanlon’s propose a new single family residence on 1.538 acres with a stream crossing access off of Treetops Drive. A majority of staff, engineering and agency comments have been achieved since the March 28, 2016 Planning Commission meeting.

Staff Recommendation: That the Planning Commission recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors of the Thistlewood Lot #9 Land Development Plan, submitted on March 22, 2016, last revised April 19, 2016, subject to the remaining comments found in the Memorandum dated April 21, 2016.

Foxpointe PRD Section 1D - Hunter’s Chase Phase 6 Land Development Plan

S&A Homes submitted a proposal under Hunter’s Chase Phase 6 for the development of 13 single family lots just north of Fox Berry Run Road.  The area of the site encompasses 2.965 acres with lots that contain approximately 7,250 ft.2 to 10,378 ft.2 and 57’/58’ of road frontage with proposed concrete sidewalk.  The Final PRD for Section 1D received Final Approval on April 14, 2015.

Staff Recommendation: Staff is providing the Land Development Plans for the Planning Commission members’ initial review while the Township Engineer and agencies also provide review and comment.

Sourcewater Protection Ordinance Work Group – Planning Commission Representative

Planning & Zoning staff have been directed to begin work on developing a Sourcewater Protection Ordinance for the Board of Supervisors consideration. Planning & Zoning staff will coordinate and meet with the Work Group on development of wellhead mapping, ordinance standards and criteria.  

Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission assigns a member to the Sourcewater Protection Work Group.

Proposed Zoning Amendment – Assisted Living/Personal Care Facilities at Turnberry TTD “Crossings at State College”

At their meeting on April 18, 2016, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors requested the Planning Commission review the aforementioned Zoning Amendment due to miswording in the proposed Ordinance language. Staff has made the necessary changes to the Ordinance and they follow:  changed “Facilities” to “Residences” in the preamble, removed the word “No” before “Less”, now the Ordinance states: “…with less than 30 beds…” and changed the above wording throughout the Ordinance. Staff also sent these revisions to the Centre Region Planning Agency and received a staff level review on April 21, 2016.

Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission recommend to the Board of Supervisors that they approve the revised Ordinance Amendment to allow Assisted Living/Personal Care Facilities within the TTD.

Planning Director Report

Active Plans Update

Centre Region Planning Commission Report

Approval of Minutes April 11, 2016

Adjournment