Planning Commission tables Sunspace PUD request

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 03:56 PM.

“The school district has told us they have no intention of using the property as a school site,” Henderson told the commissioners. Sunspace would like to use the land in a mix of 29 acres of residential, five acres of commercial and one acre dedicated to storm water retention.

“We’re asking you to make a decision on the Future Land Use of the property, even though your staff recommends denial,” Henderson said.

DeRuntz and County Attorney Jeff Goodman have interpreted the county codes in a manner with which Henderson and his client Sunspace disagree, Henderson said.

Commissioner Jim Ackerman asked if the proposed townhouses would be individually owned or would be managed properties, and Henderson said he did not know.

Henderson disagreed with Goodman’s interpretation of the codes when the county attorney said the comprehensive plan amendment not predicated on PUD application, but the codes call for a PUD being approved upon plan designation; in other words, a plan is needed for an area to be deemed a PUD, said DeRuntz on Thursday.

“You need to have a plan associated with that district zoning, DeRuntz said. Furthermore, the standards call for a PUD to demonstrate “innovative and unique” features in design that define the development.

Henderson said he had no such plans to present to the commission.

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