With the increase in residential developments that do not meet the requirements of having to be approved by planners and the influx of high-density subdivisions, members of the Crossville Regional Planning Commission on Thursday approved a resolution that would resolve the issues. two problems adding a site review process. .
Actions taken at the regular meeting in May do not set a plan, but require city staff to consider what best meets the needs of city residents through a plan review process. implantation.
Currently, developments that do not involve the division of property are not presented to the Planning Commission.
State law gives planners the power to require developers to submit a site submission and approval outside of the requirements of subdivision ordinances and regulations.
Several apartment complexes, grouped housing and / or larger subdivisions with minimum size lots are being installed. Some amenities such as sidewalks are missing from the amenities and proper repairs for fire equipment and school buses are missing.
Recently, city staff noted:
• Population densities higher than those of a standard subdivision, which can put strain on existing infrastructure such as roads, sewers and aqueduct; and,
• Several un-subdivided developments have experienced an increase in population density greater than ten percent compared to that of standard subdivided subdivisions;
As a result, these developments do not include:
• Appropriate returns and spacing;
• Open space for recreational area;
• Utility easements;
• Fire hydrants for adequate protection against fire;
• Turnaround areas suitable for the circulation of fire trucks and school buses; and,
• Driveway to the public right-of-way.
Other items that could be included in the site plan review requirement could include:
• Landscaping features;
• Garbage collection areas; and,
• Impermeable area and stormwater management works required.
Last week’s action kicks off a study into what might be needed to protect the city’s citizens and infrastructure.
In the other items on the agenda, the following took place:
• APPROVED requested annexation and service plan for 8.79 acres in The Gardens Phase 8 Plat 4-A. The property will have access off the highway. 70 W. and Northside Dr. The service plan is a routine plan with planners recommending this plan and annex to City Council.
• APPROVED preliminary plan for a subdivision of 43 lots off Sparta Dr. identified as Sky View Meadow. This development will include approximately 1,500 feet of new roads and water bodies and 2,200 feet of new sewer lines. This site may require a deviation on maximum road gradients due to topography and any deviation will be included in the final plaque approval.
• APPROVED a subdivision of four lots identified as the Shaver division of the highway. 70 E. All city water and services are in place.
• APPROVED a 1,220 acre division identified as the Keener Family Division located on the highway. 70 N. outside city limits but within City Planning Area. There is an existing and functional septic tank. A waiver was granted not to require another soil test and a second waiver for the rest of the property so as not to have frontage to the road as required.
• APPROVED a proposed 1.853 acre division off a parcel identified as the Lantana Baptist Church division off Lantana Rd. The property is located outside of the city limits but within the planning area. Sewer is available for the property, but the property will continue to use the septic system in place.
• APPROVED for the minutes the Planner’s Report as follows: In house flats, Lloyd’s property, a simple subdivision along Bell Red submitted for review; regular meals in the house, The Gardens Phase 8, dish 4-A, pending fixed dish.
From July 1, 2020 to May 14, 2021, 34 planning elements were reviewed; 205 preliminary lots; 112 final lots; 91 new lots created; $ 3,450 in fees collected; 75,988 acres subdivided; and 2,780 new roads, water and sewer lines added.