Nolensville Planning Commission
September 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Jimmy Alexander, Larry Gardner, Andy Grosson, Robert Haines, Jason Patrick, Douglas Radley, Jimmy Reeves, Ashlee Walden
Commissioner Absent: Rick Owens
Staff Present: Sarah Sitterle, Kali Mogul, Rick Fisher
Citizens Present: 23
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairman Douglas Radley.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Chairman Radley led the pledge of allegiance.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Ashlee Walden moved to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting on August 8, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Reaves. The motion passed unanimously.
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
6. CONSENT AGENDA
Mayor Jimmy Alexander moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Walden. Upon a vote, the motion carried unanimously.
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. Burberry Glen Phase 1B Final Plat
Mr. Zach Davis of S&ME represented the applicant. Mr. Davis stated that the walking trails would be a paved, asphalt surface. After some discussion about a crosswalk, Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Burberry Glen Phase 1B final plat with the performance bond amount of $393,005.00 and the condition that cross-striping will be added at the end of the trail. The motion passed unanimously.
B. Burberry Glen Phase 2 Final Plat
Mr. Davis of S&ME represented the applicant. There was some discussion about the existing easement through the phase. Mr. Davis requested a deferral of the agenda item.
C. Brooksbank Phase 2 Final Plat
Mr. Wes Harris with Ragan-Smith and Associates represented The Jones Company. Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Brooksbank Phase 2 final plat with bond amount set at $68,833.00, seconded by Commissioner Gardner. Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.
D. Summerlyn Phase 6 Preliminary Plat/Final P.U.D. Plan
Mr. Wes Harris with Ragan-Smith and Associates represented the applicant. He indicated that the preliminary plat slightly deviates from the concept plan: There is now an “eyebrow” at lot 235. This configuration was recommended by an environmental consultant to minimize environmental impacts. Harris said the net effect of the change was a reduction by two lots. Mr. Harris also indicated the agreement with the Smiths would be implemented with this plan. Mayor Alexander moved to approve the Summerlyn Phase 6 Preliminary Plat/Final P.U.D. Plan with the condition that all storm water comments from Neel-Schaffer must be resolved. Commission Walden seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
E. Telfair P.U.D. Concept Plan Revision
Mr. Jay Easter of Ragan-Smith and Mr. Christopher Smith of Oldsmith Group represented the project. Mr. Smith indicated there would be a berm at the entrance, and it will be planted per the landscape requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Commissioner Patrick and Planner Sarah Sitterle clarified the required landscape would be Buffer D per the ordinance. There was some additional discussion about the buffer, the berm and its slope followed by discussion about lot size. Commissioner Patrick moved to approve the Telfair P.U.D. concept plan revision with these conditions (1) The plan must state the 90% maximum requirement for side-loaded garages for the addition portion; and (2) The 100-foot buffer along York Road should have a minimum 20-foot wide grass strip before the berming begins for site line distance purposes. Commissioner Gardner seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
F. Asher Phase 2 Preliminary Plat
Mr. Michael Dewey represented the applicant. Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the Asher phase 2 preliminary plat with the condition that all storm water comments from Neel-Schaffer must be resolved. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Andy Grosson. Upon a vote, the approval passed unanimously.
G. E&B Coffee Roasters Site Plan at 7311 Nolensville Road
Mr. Joe Epps represented the applicant. The parking arrangements were discussed at length. The owner of the coffee roasting business indicated they would be closed on Sundays due to the shared parking agreement with Ebenezer Methodist Church. Mayor Alexander made a motion to approve the E&B Coffee Roasters site plan at 7311 Nolensville Road with these conditions (1) The Historic District parking exemption is granted and the off-site parking arrangement with Ebenezer United Methodist Church is allowed; and (2) One freestanding sign is permitted. Commissioner Patrick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
H. Storplace Site Plan
The applicant requested deferral prior to the Planning Commission meeting.
I. Bubis Sketch Plan
Mr. Johnny Rothco represented the applicant. No official action was taken by the commission, but the consensus on the plan was:
* Poor layout/design; lack of creativity
* The plan should encompass a larger area and provide stub-outs for connectivity
* The owner should have connection to sewer or at least provide evidence of availability and proposed sewer connections
* A “pocket community” like the sketch proposed and the potential for others surrounding it could lead to too many openings on Sam Donald Road
* Improper road width is shown
9. OLD BUSINESS
A. Report from last BOMA meeting
Town Planner Sarah Sitterle gave a report of items heard at the previous Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.
10. OTHER BOND ACTIONS
A. Bond Report
Commissioner Walden moved to accept the bond report as amended, seconded by Commissioner Grosson. The motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Haines requested further consideration of lot sizes and setbacks and suggested adding a minimum lot size to the PUD overlay requirements. There was a lengthy discussion about how to achieve larger lot sizes. There were also questions about changes to plats as they move through the planning process. A committee was formed to review these issues and report back to the Planning Commission. The committee will be chairman Bob Haines, BOMA representative Larry Felts, Larry Gardner, Doug Radley and staff representative Sarah Sitterle.
Mayor Alexander mentioned that on September 18th the pedestrian bridge for the Small Town Connections project would be set in place in the Historic District.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.