Rezoning requests top Planning and Zoning agenda

KINGMAN ­ The city Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday evening to consider requests for preliminary plats for three new residential subdivisions and one request for rezoning of a 718-acre site in East Kingman.

The public hearing is scheduled at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the city complex located at 310 N. 4th St.

Property owners Lee and Gail Bruno are requesting to rezone property south of Interstate-40 and east of Rancho Santa Fe from rural-residential to single-family residential, commercial, parks and open space and public/quasi-public uses.

Rezoning requests pertain to 563 acres for 8,000-square-foot minimum single-family lots; 75 acres for 20,000-square-foot minimum single-family lots; 7 acres for commercial, neighborhood convenience; 66 acres for community business; and 7 acres for commercial, service business.

The area requested for commercial rezoning is in compliance with the Kingman General Plan 2020 approved by voters last spring, reserving commercial designation of the property in question with the idea of an interchange at Rattlesnake Wash in mind. All told, the commercial areas represent about 80 acres, according to the city staff report.

The timing of future commercial development and the prohibiting of any truck related facilities is proposed to be controlled by an agreement between the city and developers. It includes developers dedicating necessary right-of-way to the future interchange and delaying development of commercially zoned property until the interchange construction is under contract.

The area proposed for 8,000-square-foot residential lots corresponds with property designated as medium density residential on the General Plan, which also designates 19 acres for public/quasi public use such as schools or parks, and 37 acres for parks and open space.

The commissioners will hear a preliminary plat request for a new subdivision called Sycamore Village, 13.61 acres zoned multi-family residential located north of Sycamore Avenue, east of Hodges Road, and west of Fairfax Avenue. The subdivision is proposed to have 69 lots with attached residential dwellings having common walls. Commissioners tabled the request last month because project engineers hadn't clearly indicated a definitive sewer connection.

Residents petitioned city council in 1999 to revert the zoning back to low density from the current zoning, though council elected to leave it as a planned development district with multi-family lots ranging from 3,630 feet to 17,954. The preliminary plat status expired in February 2001.

The commissioners will consider a preliminary plat request from developer Bill Nugent for an 11.65-acre subdivision that was originally proposed to have 81 single-family lots. Nugent is requesting the property, to be called Brookfield at Walleck Ranch, be rezoned from residential single-family, 6,000-square-foot lot minimum to residential multiple-family, low density, planned development district.

That would allow for reduced lot sizes and reduced side, rear and front yard setbacks below the minimum prescribed within a proposed residential subdivision, located north of Kino Avenue, west of North Willow Street, and south of Walleck Ranch Park.

Commissioners will additionally consider a rezoning request from recreational open-space to 10,000 square-foot minimum residential single-family to build a home on a half-acre property located along the east side of Clare Avenue south of W. Beale Street.

They will also consider an amendment to the General Plan for property along Hunt and Tatum avenues to modify from light industrial to medium density residential to allow for residential development.

In & Out Burger is requesting to extinguish a public utility easement located between Beverly Avenue and the Interstate 40 right-of-way west of Stockton Hill Road for that development.