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File #: 13-1481    Version: 1 Name: 1/6/14 Traverwood Apartments and Wetland Use Permit
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 1/6/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/6/2014 Final action: 1/6/2014
Enactment date: 1/6/2014 Enactment #: R-14-007
Title: Resolution to Approve Traverwood Apartments Site Plan, Wetland Use Permit and Development Agreement, 2225 Traverwood Drive (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 7 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. 11/6/13 Planning Staff Report, 2. 11/6/13 Planning Commission Minutes, 3. Traverwood DA final 1.2.14
Related files: 13-1364
Title
Resolution to Approve Traverwood Apartments Site Plan, Wetland Use Permit and Development Agreement, 2225 Traverwood Drive (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 7 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Memorandum
Attached is a resolution to approve the Traverwood Apartments Site Plan, Wetland Use Permit and Development Agreement. Approval of this resolution will allow for the construction of 216 apartments on this vacant parcel.

Petition Summary:

· The Site Plan proposes construction of 216 one- and two-bedroom apartments in 16 buildings, accessed from Traverwood Drive by two new driveways. A total of 152 structured parking spaces and 184 exterior spaces will be provided. A community building, pool and play areas also will be provided.

· A Wetland Use Permit is required to allow disturbance of three small wetlands, totaling 0.27 acres. The permit will allow removal of up to 1,800 square feet of wetland area and require mitigation by construction of at least 2,700 square feet of new wetland. The permit also will require restoration and monitoring of the remaining wetland area.

· Concurrent with this site plan petition, the petitioner is donating to the City the northern 2.02 acres of the site for an addition to the Stapp Nature Area. The area of land contains the highest quality natural features on the site, including significant landmark trees and a steep slope.

· A development agreement has been prepared to address utility construction and easements, park access easements and on-site improvements.

The petitioner addressed issues raised by Planning Commission by adding internal pedestrian connections and crosswalks and reconfiguring the site to preserve natural features. The City Planning Commission, at its meeting of November 6, 2013, recommended approval of the site plan and wetland use permit request.

Attachments: 11/06/13 Planning Staff Report, 11/06/13 Planning Commission Minutes and 10/30/13 Draft Development Agreement
Staff
Prepared By: Matt Kowalski, C...

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