The Developer sent the following response to the letter the neighborhood sent last month outlining our remaining concerns we hoped would be addressed in the final plan. The Developer will be submitting the final version of their plan to the city in the next few days.
The Secret Places Neighborhood Association had the following items come out of the last briefing by the developer that the neighbors wanted to ensure were included in the final proposal to be enforced by the City’s conditional use permit. (Developer response in red)
* 2 onsite managers for the property.
Adequate property management staff shall be available to insure the upkeep of the property at all times.
* Developer make a traffic abatement bond/deposit to pay for
potential traffic mitigation needs down the road if they become necessary.
In the event that staff sees a need for a deposit or bond, we will work with them to post the necessary amounts.
* Either no pets, or if pets are allowed, maintain dog waste pickup
receptacles around the facility. (There was also talk of some sort of ‘No large dogs or vicious breeds’ rule as well).
Pet waste receptacles will be provided in the event that dogs are allowed.
* All units must be single family.
The units will all be individual entrance multi-family units.
* If possible, adjust the road angle to not shine headlights
directly into the next door neighbor’s house – After the meeting, Mr. Decker briefly spoke with the Chapmans who live there and indicated this may be possible. Their address is 4518 Catalina Parkway on the westerly side of the complex. You can contact the Chapmans at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> if you have questions or want their specific input.
The driveway has been revised per the discussion.
* We ask the developer join us in calling upon the city to fix the
snow removal issues our neighborhood has been facing. Neighbors have complained at the lack of snow plowing for almost 10 years despite the neighborhood continuing to grow. Now, with 745+ new car trips a day on these roads due to the apartment complex, having the roads continue to go unplowed for up to 3 days after a heavy snowfall is unacceptable. The traffic study may suggest the roads are wide enough for the new onslaught of traffic, but if the roads are covered in ice and slush, safety will continue to be a huge concern. We hope in the final proposal, the City and Developer can resolve this issue.
We appreciate and support the neighborhoods concerns regarding the timely snow removal within the neighborhood, however, this item is not one that can be addressed via an individual application and is part of a greater city policy discussion.
Timeline moving forward for neighbors:
The developer says the formal submittal is targeted for Feb. 17th which would lead to a Final UDC hearing/vote on April 6th, Plan Commission April 18th, and Common Council on May 3rd. Those meetings would be more important for neighbors to attend, so don’t worry if you can’t make this one.