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Consider the March 7, 2005 Planning Commission minutes. - page 18 / 71





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The applicant is responsible for submitting two (2) copies of the computation plat with the recording copies of the final plat.


1.The applicant is seeking final plat approval for Cypress Pointe Villas Fourth Plat, a multi-family residential subdivision.  The purpose of this plat is to replat the portion of the Heartland Villas, First Plat were the town homes have been constructed and are now ready for sale.  The Heartland Villas development has been renamed to Cypress Pointe Villas.  The name change will continue to take place as additional units are constructed and replatted. The townhome units will be platted with their own lot that will contain portions of a lawn and a common driveway.  This plat is for three town home buildings containing ten residential units on ten lots.  The plat contains 1.61 acres.

2.The property is currently zoned PMR (Planned Mixed Residential).  Surrounding property to the north and west is zoned PMR and contains existing and future phases of Cypress Pointe Villas.  Property to the south, across the floodplain of Little Mill Creek, is zoned PMR and contains the open space tracts for the Forest Park Estates subdivision.  Property to the east is zoned RS (Residential Suburban) and developed with a single-family residence and out buildings.

3.The final plat for Heartland Villas was approved by the Governing Body on December 10, 2001 for the construction of 26 residential units on 5.8 acres.  This fourth plat is in substantial compliance with the final plat of Heartland Villas and is being replatted, as anticipated, as the townhome units are constructed and become ready for sale.

4.The Land Use Guide of the Comprehensive Plan indicates this area as appropriate for low-density residential development, which is defined as under five units per acre.  Although this phase has a density of 6.2 units per acre, the overall density of this development is at 4.5 units per acre, which is in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan.

5.All bulk requirements have been satisfied.  All structures are set back a minimum of 30 feet from the property line, which meets the peripheral boundary setback requirement in the PMR district.  Building fronts are set back a minimum of 20 feet from the street right-of-way line (45-feet from street centerlines) and a 15-foot setback (40-feet from street centerline) is provided for buildings with a side to the street.  Buildings maintain a minimum 20-foot separation from one another.

6.A private cul-de-sac (Legler Street) extends south from Midland Drive and provides access to the site.  Each grouping of residential units will share common drives that have access to Legler Street.

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