Planning Commission to consider Bank Street Design Review

KINGMAN ­ The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday night to consider preliminary plats for two new subdivisions, a minor amendment to the General Plan and a rezoning case.

The commission will also discuss a text amendment for building materials and design review for structures in the Bank Street Commercial Corridor from Gordon to Airway.

The open hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the city complex council chambers.

Property owner Celebrate Homes and project engineer Mohave Engineering request approval for a new single-family residential subdivision to be known as Granite Bluffs IV. The 197.19-acre site located north and south of Slaughterhouse Canyon Road east of the railroad tracks and south of Hualapai Mountain Road is proposed to have 165 lots ranging from 10,000 to 104,928 feet.

The city planning staff is recommending approval, however, they are concerned with the need to modify 40 proposed lots to allow a grading area of at least 4,000 feet because of hillside conditions.

Property owner J & B Investment Groups, Inc., and project engineer, CA Technical Services, request approval of a preliminary plat for a residential single-family subdivision called Serena Grace Meadows, an 8-acre property located north of Interstate 40 and east of Eastern Street. The subdivision is proposed to have 41 lots ranging from 6,000 to 8,886 square feet in size.

Owners and applicants Edwin Parks III, Gary Lawson and Rick Pulver are asking for a minor amendment to the projected land-use map of General Plan 2020, modifying 4.73 acres from medium density residential with 5-8 dwelling units per-acre to intermediate density residential with 9-16 dwelling units per acre.

The property is located between Easter Street and Diamond Street on the north side of Kenwood Avenue.

Owner and applicant Brien Giglio is asking to rezone a 1.5-acre property located on the south side of El Rancho Drive west of Harvard Street from rural residential to residential single family, 20,000 square-foot lot minimum.

Giglio wants to subdivide a parcel into three lots.

The Planning Department is following up on a suggestion made during June's meeting to establish design review standards for Bank Street in advance of extensive commercial development in the area.

City staff is using a modified version of the Hualapai Mountain Road Design Review as a base to discuss what the commission may want to establish in the corridor.

The objective is to "assure the compatibility of uses; to encourage attractive appearances; to prevent blight; and to promote and enhance the health, safety and general welfare of the residents in the community," according to a Planning and Zoning Department memo.

The review would establish standards applying to: permitted uses, site development, buildings, signs, landscaping and screening for garbage collections and servicing utilities.