FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
Monday, August 28, 2017
CALL TO ORDER
SCIENCE PARK PLAZA LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Gulfstream Equity Partners intend to develop an 18,529 ft.2 Office Building on T.P. 24-433-,027B,0000- of 2.71 acres. The parcel is currently zoned as Industrial, Research and Development (IRD). The proposed site will also contain approximately 191 parking spaces along with 5 handicap accessible spaces. An existing access currently services 441 Science Park Road, CEI Networks, Inc. and the proposed Office Building. An additional future southern access along with a traffic signal may be developed across from Sandy Drive, if warranted, and the existing access will be abandoned and blocked. A stormwater plan has also been submitted for Detention Basins 1 and 2 along the northwestern side property line. A previous Final Land Development Plan for Science Park Plaza, dated August 23, 2004, had been recorded February 5, 2007.
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review and make initial comments on the proposed land development.
PETCARE SERVICES WITHIN THE IRD - PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT
On April 14, 2017, Planning & Zoning staff received an ordinance amendment application from Robert and Judy Burgess of 3020 Research Drive to add Pet Daycare facilities as a permitted use in the Light Industrial/Research and Development (IRD) Zoning District. The Planning Commission reviewed the proposed request at the June 12th meeting and requested staff to work with its consultant, EPD, to draft new language as part of the zoning update. Staff did develop and reviewed the proposed language with the Planning Commission on August 14 and incorporated review comments into the new draft considering a consolidated use known as “Pet Care Services”."Staff also received comments from Ansusan Brewer of Stonebridge on August 14th as provided within the Planning Commission packet.
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission take time to review and comment on the revised ordinance text amendment and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment.
DRAFT OFFICIAL MAP REVISIONS
On July 17, 2017, the Board of Supervisors agreed to allow Foxpointe Drive Extension remain on the Draft Official Map and authorize a date for Public Hearing to adopt the Official Map and Ordinance. After further discussion, the Board of Supervisors made a motion to extend the proposed shared use path from the end of Foxpointe Drive Extension across Whitehall Road and connect it to Pine Grove Mills. Staff met with Trish Meek on July 25 and developed a proposed alignment to connect the shared use path. This change constitutes a review of the Ferguson Township Planning Commission this evening and the Centre Regional Planning Commission on September 7, 2017. A proposed Public Hearing date is scheduled for October 2, 2017 for the Board of Supervisors to consider adopting the Draft Official Map and Ordinance.
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review and recommend to the Board of Supervisors adopt the Draft Official Map Revisions.
C-NET COVERAGE OF FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS
At the August 7, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting, members discussed C-NET coverage of future Planning Commission meeting due to a request from a Ferguson Township resident. Prior Boards have discussed C-NET coverage of Planning Commission meetings and have historically left the decision up to the Planning Commission. At this time, the Board of Supervisors provided consensus on requesting feedback from the Planning Commission on whether they support or oppose coverage from C-NET at their meetings. The Planning Commission initiated discussion on C-NET coverage at the August 14th meeting, however, members tabled full discussion until all members are present to provide comments.
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission provide feedback to the Board of Supervisors on whether they support or oppose coverage of Planning Commission through C-NET.
PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT
ACTIVE PLANS UPDATE
CENTRE REGION PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
SOURCEWATER PROTECTION WORK GROUP UPDATE
ZONING/SALDO STEERING COMMITTEE UPDATE
APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – AUGUST 14, 2017
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August 28, 2017 PC Agenda with Attachments
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