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File #: 15-0596    Version: 1 Name: 7/20/15 - Staybridge Suites & Retail Planned Project
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2015 Final action: 7/20/2015
Enactment date: 7/20/2015 Enactment #: R-15-246
Title: Resolution to Approve Staybridge Suites & Retail Planned Project Site Plan, 3850 Research Park Drive (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 7 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. 5/6/15 Planning Staff Report, 2. 4/7/15 Planning Commission Minutes, 3. 5/6/15 Planning Commission Minutes
Related files: 15-0540, 15-0407
Title
Resolution to Approve Staybridge Suites & Retail Planned Project Site Plan, 3850 Research Park Drive (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 7 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Memorandum
Approval of this resolution will allow redevelopment of this site for a retail building and extended stay hotel.

Petition Summary:

* The Site Plan proposes to demolish an existing research/office building on this 3.56 acre parcel and construct a two-story, 9,120 sf retail building and a four-story, 90,198 sf extended stay hotel with 134 rooms. Access to the site will be provided through a driveway on Research Park Drive. An associated request for rezoning from RE (Research District) to C2B (Business Service District) will be considered by City Council at the same meeting.

* The petitioner is requesting a Planned Project modification to reduce the front setback along South State Street from 10 feet to 0.5 feet. This reduced front setback places the building approximately 85 feet from S. State Street due to a wide right-of-way. The petitioner indicates there is a public benefit provided by pedestrian connections with the surrounding neighborhood area and public transit.

* A Landscape Modification is requested from the hedge/berm/wall Right-of-Way screening requirement along S. State Street, because installation of the required landscaping could damage the root system of existing landmark trees.

* The petitioner addressed issues raised by Planning Commission by reducing impacts on the critical root zones of four landmark trees along South State Street. The revised site layout reduced the width of drives on the east and west side of the hotel from 24-feet to 22-feet and shifted the building and parking areas to the east. These changes shifted the western line of the proposed curb by approximately 4.25 feet east to be in the approximate location of the existing pavement.

The City Planning Commission, at its meeting of May 6, 2015, recommended approval of this request.
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