Hearing Regular Agenda Items
During the Hearing Regular Agenda, the BCC heard three cases and continued two of the items to July 31.
The first item, which was continued, was the 8460 Ken Caryl Avenue Rezoning case. The applicants had submitted a request to amend the Planned Development (PD) zoning of their parcel to allow for neighborhood-commercial level uses including a doggie daycare facility. The parcel is located near the southwest corner of West Ken Caryl Avenue and Carr Street. The board continued the item to allow time to review additional information regarding doggie daycare guidelines such as how many dogs are allowed and times of operations.
The second case was the Golden Peak Official Development Plan. The applicants requested to rezone from PD and Agricultural-Two (A-2) to just PD to allow for them to subdivide the property into 217 residential lots. The BCC approved this case. The 68.5 acre parcel of land is located at West 58th Avenue and State Highway 93. The site contains part of the Van Bibber Creek and the developer intends to use the creek area as a natural amenity for recreation in the site layout.
The third case heard, the Kipling Commons item, was continued by the board. The applicant was appealing the denial of a waiver request. The applicants had submitted a waiver request to the Director of Planning and Zoning on May 1 regarding park land dedicated requirements and related fees. The director denied the request and the applicants, within their rights, appealed to the BCC regarding the denial. The BCC felt it needed more information on park land dedication regulations before a decision is made and the item was continued. The parcel of land is located at the southeast corner of South Kipling Parkway and West Quincy Avenue. The applicants are proposing a multi-family development at this site but have not yet submitted a rezoning request.
Project Back on Budget
At staff briefings, the commissioners heard the latest update regarding the Sheriff's Complex Phase One Project. Previously, the consultants had projected the project to be over budget. The commissioners had instructed staff to work with them to bring it back under the $34.8 million allocated for the project.
Staff and the consultants worked together and were able to bring the project back under budget without eliminating any elements. Reductions were achieved through further refinement of the design intent, site access and crane staging areas, and modification of construction details.
Funding for the project is from Certificates of Participation (COP) funds that were financed in 2009. This project includes replacing the central plant and portions of the mechanical systems at the 26-year-old detention center, increasing space for the crime lab and evidence vault, and additional administrative areas. The project is in phase one, which includes design and cost estimates, with the phase two construction to follow.