Item Coversheet
City of Independence
AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET
BILL NO. 19-757Res.No:          6449

Agenda Title:

19-757 - A resolution approving a Preliminary Plat of Cogan Place – Replat B, located at 15804 E. Cogan Lane and 15803 E. US 24 Highway, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.
Recommendations:

Commissioner McClain made a motion to recommend approval of the application.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner Wiley.  The Independence Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Goldesberry

-

Absent

Commissioner Ferguson

-

Yes

Commissioner Ashbaugh

-

Yes

Commissioner McClain

-

Yes

Commissioner Wiley

-

Yes

Commissioner Preston

-

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion passed with a recommendation for approval to be forwarded to the City Council for consideration.  Staff concurs with the recommendation of the Planning Commission.

Executive Summary:

Wilson Homes and Construction, Inc. requests Preliminary Plat approval to replat (subdivide and reconfigure) two tracts of land into an eight lot subdivision consisting of a commercial lot and seven residential lots located at 15804 E. Cogan Lane and 15803 E. US 24 Highway.  Lot 8 (the vacant lot to the north and the northwest portion of the lot to the east with a gutted house) will be replatted to create a 1.02-acre commercial lot for the outdoor storage of vehicles and equipment.  The remainder of the lot (not given over to Lot 8) will be a residential addition consisting of six 10,350 square feet lots and one 42,640 square foot lot, all with frontages along Cogan Lane.

Background:

Existing ConditionsThis site is relatively flat and semi-cleared.  Remaining trees are scattered about the properties and along the existing property lines.  There is still an existing residential structure at 15804 E. Cogan Lane.

Street DesignThe area of the plat abuts two rights-of-way, US 24 Highway and Cogan Lane.  Half-street improvements with sidewalks will be required for the north side of the Cogan Lane right-of-way.

Access - Development on Lot 8 will access US 24 Highway in a manner as required by MoDOT.  Lots 1 through 7 will access directly onto Cogan Lane similar to the other residences along Cogan Lane.

Stormwater ManagementThe commercial property is responsible for its own on-site detention; however, the residential lots will drain to the detention basin on Lot 7.

Residential Screening A 15-foot wide landscape buffer with a solid fence will be required along the east and south sides of Lot 8.

Historic Buildings and Sites/Archaeological SitesThere are no apparent historic or archaeological issues with these properties.

Public Utilities All pertinent utilities are available in the rights-of-way or nearby easements.

Fire Protection –The Fire Department will require hydrants in the US 24 Highway and Cogan Lane rights-of-way.  The locations will be influenced by how far the commercial and residential structures on Lots 7 and 8 are off the roads.

 

Draft Planning Commission Meeting Minutes:

"PUBLIC HEARING

1.       Case #19-100-05 – Rezoning – 15804 E. Cogan Lane and 15803 E. US 24 Highway

2.       Case #19-310-02 – Preliminary Plat – Cogan Place Replat B

3.       Case #19-320-03 – Final Plat – Cogan Place Replat B

 

Staff Presentation

Brian Harker presented the case.  Mr. Harker presented the Commission with a vicinity map, noting the surrounding area and surrounding zoning.  Mr. Harker presented the Commission with an aerial map showing the area and explaining the surrounding uses. 

 

Commissioner Preston asked for clarification on where the basin would be located.  Mr. Harker stated it would be on the frontage of Lot 7.

 

Chairman Ashbaugh asked where the access road would be located.  Mr. Harker stated the street would be on the west side of the basin.

 

Applicant Comments

Dan Wilson, 1320 Lee’s Summit Road, stated he has a long history with this property.  Mr. Wilson stated he would like to clean up the property.  Mr. Wilson stated the commercial building will sit on US 24 Highway and would have three rental spaces.  These spaces would be designed for automotive businesses.  He stated the building will be nice and have overhead doors.  He stated the water detention, curb and gutter, sidewalks and landscaping will all be taken care of as they build.  Mr. Wilson noted there will be a privacy fence and 12-foot buffer between the commercial property and the residential properties.  He stated the houses will have between 1,600 and 1,900 square feet.  Mr. Wilson stated the driveway will be up against the existing property. 

 

Chairman Ashbaugh asked if the storage would be on Lot 8.  Mr. Wilson confirmed there would be storage on Lot 8.  Chairman Ashbaugh asked for clarification on if the property would be zoned C-2 or C-3.  Mr. Harker advised the entire commercial property would be C-3.  Chairman Ashbaugh asked if this could turn into a tow lot.  Mr. Borders stated the City is over the allowed number of tow lots and a Special Use Permit would be required to put in a tow lot. 

 

Commissioner Ferguson asked about the square footage of each lot.  Mr. Wilson stated there will be 70 square feet in the front yard and noted they are deep lots that will have a big back yard.

 

Public Comments
Kim Gruner, 16101 E. Cogan Lane, asked if this development would be on City water and sewer.

 

Commissioner Ashbaugh asked Mr. Harker for clarification.  Mr. Harker advised the development would be connected to City water and sewer services.

 

Motion

Commissioner Preston made a motion to approve Case #19-100-05 – Rezoning – 15804 E. Cogan Lane and 15803 E. US 24 Highway.  Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.  The motion passed with five affirmative votes.

 

Commissioner McClain made a motion to approve Case #19-310-02 – Preliminary Plat – Cogan Place Replat B.  Commissioner Wiley seconded the motion.  The motion passed with five affirmative votes.

 

Commissioner McClain made a motion to approve Case #19-320-03 – Final Plat – Cogan Place Replat B.  Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.  The motion passed with five affirmative votes."

 

 


Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


REVIEWERS:
DepartmentAction
Community Development DepartmentApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:         

ATTACHMENTS:
DescriptionType
ApplicationBackup Material
Draft ResolutionResolution
PlatBackup Material
Staff ReportBackup Material