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OKAY. WE SHOULD BE GOOD.

WHENEVER YOU'RE READY.

OKAY, GREAT.

SO, CALL TO ORDER THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 HEARING OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.

[1. Call to Order NOTICE OF OPTION TO RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Commission and to the general public that, at this regular meeting, the Commission may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, for legal advice and discussion with the City’s attorneys for legal advice on any item listed on the following agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(3).]

AND LET'S START WITH A ROLL CALL, PLEASE.

SORRY. I HAVE TOO MANY WINDOWS OPEN.

MARIE JONES, PRESENT.

[2. Roll Call NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means. MARIE JONES, CHAIR CAROLE MANDINO, VICE CHAIR DR. RICARDO GUTHRIE BOB HARRIS, III MARY NORTON DR. ALEX MARTINEZ LLOYD PAUL ]

CAROLE MANDINO, PRESENT.

DR. RICARDO GUTHRIE IS NOT HERE.

BOB HARRIS.

I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM BOB, ARE YOU HERE? HEARD FROM HIM? MARY NORTON.

PRESENT. DR.

ALEX MARTINEZ HERE AND LLOYD PAUL HERE.

THANK YOU. SO NOW WE'LL HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT.

AT THIS TIME, ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON ANY SUBJECT WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION.

THAT IS NOT SCHEDULED BEFORE THE COMMISSION TODAY DUE TO THE OPEN MEETING LAWS, THE COMMISSION CANNOT DISCUSS OR ACT ON ITEMS PRESENTED DURING THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA.

IS THERE ANYBODY WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT? I DON'T SEE ANY HANDS RAISED.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

[4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the regular meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.]

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS ON THAT OR WOULD ANYBODY LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING? WHICH IS AUGUST 24TH.

COMMISSIONER JONES, I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

THANK YOU. I'LL SECOND THE MOTION.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER MANDINO.

MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE 24TH OF AUGUST.

ME PLANNING ZONING MEETNG.

AND THAT'S A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER MANDINO.

OKAY. THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT ITEM? OKAY. SO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE. ALL OPPOSED.

SO THAT MOTION PASSES.

AND NOW WE'LL MOVE TO THE PUBLIC HEARING PORTION OF THE MEETING.

[A. PZ-20-00039-03 AZ10-037 Bullwhip Cellular Tower A Conditional Use Permit request from Pinnacle Consulting, representing both Sun State Towers and Version Wireless, to allow a new 70-foot tall antenna supporting structure within a new 30-foot X 30-foot wireless communications facility site at 3100 N Fort Valley Rd. (APN 111-01-006C), within the Public Facility (PF) zone. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: In accordance with the findings presented in this report, staff recommends approval of PZ-20-00039-03 with the following condition: 1. The development of the site shall substantially conform to the plans as presented with the Conditional Use Permit application, with the Site Plan (PZ-20-00039-02) as approved by the Inter-Division Staff on November 24, 2021. Any modifications to the approved site plan shall require additional review by the IDS team. ]

THE FIRST ITEM IS THE CELLULAR TOWER.

AND WE'RE READY FOR A PRESENTATION ON THAT.

THANK YOU. LET ME LET ME SHARE MY SCREEN THIS.

CAN YOU GUYS SEE MY SCREEN? YES. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. I HAVE A NEW SET UP, SO I'M JUST GOING TO ADVANCE THIS ONE SLIDE JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WORKS APPROPRIATELY.

YOU SEE THAT? YES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, CHAIR AND COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS PATRICK SINCLAIR FROM THE PLANNER FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, AND I'M HERE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE BULLWHIP CELL TOWER APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.

THIS IS APPLICATION NUMBER 20-00039-03.

THE APPLICATION REQUEST IS FROM PINNACLE CONSULTING TO ALLOW A NEW 70 FOOT TALL MONOPOLE, AN ANTENNA SUPPORTING STRUCTURE WITHIN A 30 FOOT BY 30 FOOT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LEASE AREA AT 3100 NORTH FORT VALLEY ROAD WITHIN THE PUBLIC FACILITY ZONE.

APPLICANT IS PROPOSING THIS PROJECT BASED ON THEIR INVESTIGATIONS INTO POTENTIAL CO-LOCATION OPTIONS AT EXISTING WIRELESS FACILITIES IN THE AREA.

THEIR RESEARCH FOUND NO GAP COVERAGE AVAILABLE FROM ANY OF THE RESEARCH SITES.

THEREFORE, THEY'RE PROPOSING THIS NEW STRUCTURE TO IMPROVE SERVICE, CAPACITY AND COVERAGE IN THE AREA.

THE STUDY REFERENCES INCLUDED AS PART OF THE FIVE YEAR PLAN ATTACHED TO THIS APPLICATION.

IN TENNIS, SUPPORTING STRUCTURES ARE DEFINED AS A VERTICAL PROJECTION OF METAL, WOOD OR OTHER MATERIAL, WITH OR WITHOUT A FOUNDATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCOMMODATING ANTENNAS AT THE DESIRED HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE ANTENNA SUPPORTING STRUCTURES ARE PERMITTED IN THE PUBLIC FACILITY ZONE, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND SUBJECT TO THE SPECIFIC TO USE SECTION 10-40.60.310 OF THE ZONING CODE.

THIS SECTION OF THE CODE ADDRESSES GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES, INCLUDING BUILDING AND SAFETY STANDARDS, REGULATORY CODES, SECURITY, LIGHTING, VISUAL IMPACT AND HEIGHT.

ADDITIONAL STANDARDS INCLUDING IMPACTS TO HISTORIC DISTRICTS, FUTURE CO-LOCATION.

POTENTIAL PROXIMITY TO RIGHT OF WAY FOR NORTH FORT VALLEY ROAD AND THE TERMINATION STANDARDS OF PREFERRED SITE LOCATIONS FOR THIS USE ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION OF

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THE CODE. SHOWN IN BLUE OUTLINE ON THE VICINITY MAP.

THE SUBJECT PARCEL IS ZONED PUBLIC FACILITY.

THE ZONE APPLIES TO IN A QUOTE FROM THE ZONING CODE AREAS OF THE CITY OWNED BY PUBLIC OR QUASI PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND IS INTENDED TO PRESERVE AND ENCOURAGE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS AND TO PROVIDE AREAS WITHIN THE CITY FOR ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RECREATION, USES PARKS, PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL GROUNDS, QUASI PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES INCLUDING RELATED USES.

THE SUBJECT PARCEL IS 13.62 ACRES IN SIZE AND OWNED BY THE MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA AND INCLUDES THE EASTON COLLECTION CENTER IN COLTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY.

PARCELS EAST AND WEST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY ARE ALSO OWNED BY THE MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA AND ARE BOTH HIS OWN PUBLIC FACILITY.

THE EASTWOOD PARCEL CONTAINS A COMMUNITY GARDEN AND THE WESTWARD PARCEL CONTAINS VARIOUS STRUCTURES RELATED TO THE MUSEUM USE AND OPERATIONS.

NORTH OF THE SITE IS PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, CONTAINING CITY OF FLAGSTAFF WATER RESERVOIRS.

THIS PARCEL IS ALSO ZONED PUBLIC.

FACILITY TO THE SOUTH OF THE PARCEL IS RIGHT AWAY FOUR NORTH FORT VALLEY ROAD AND MOORE MUSEUM PROPERTY WITHIN THE PUBLIC FACILITY ZONE.

BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THIS, EXTENDING THE MAP TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST ARE THE FLAGSTAFF ARTS AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AND THE VALLEY CREST AND CHESHIRE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. THE INTENT OF SUPPORTING STRUCTURE RECEIVED SITE PLAN APPROVAL ON NOVEMBER 4TH, 2021, AND THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT BEFORE YOU TODAY REQUIRES COMMISSION APPROVAL TO MOVE FORWARD TO BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THE MODIFIED TOWER AND THE LEASED AREA ARE TO BE SITUATED ON THE SITE.

ON THIS IMAGE. THE SUBJECT CASTLE CAN BE SEEN IN BLUE OUTLINE.

THE TOWER AND LEASE AREA ARE SHOWN BY THE GREEN.

SHADING AND ACCESS TO THE PROPOSED FACILITY CAN BE SEEN VIA THE PURPLE LOOP DRIVE AND ACCESS POINTS FROM THE NORTH FROM NORTH FORT VALLEY ROAD, WHICH ARE INDICATED BY RED ARROWS. THESE EXISTING ACCESS POINTS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN ALREADY EXISTING PRIVATE PAVED DRIVE THROUGH THE SUBJECT CASTLE AND ITS WESTWARD NEIGHBORING PARCEL, BOTH OWNED BY THE MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA, REQUIRED TO BE LOCATED MORE THAN 300 FEET FROM THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR NORTH FORT VALLEY ROAD.

THE UNMANNED FACILITY IS POSITIONED ABOUT 500 FEET FROM THAT RIGHT OF WAY.

OPERATING 24 SEVEN.

THE PROJECT WILL BE MONITORED BY CENTRAL SWITCH CENTER TO ENSURE PROPER FUNCTIONALITY, BUT IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT A TECHNICIAN WILL MAKE A MONTHLY VISIT TO THE SITE DURING TYPICAL BUSINESS HOURS.

THE PARCEL IS A PREFERRED SITE FOR THE INTENDED SUPPORTING STRUCTURE BECAUSE ITS OWN PUBLIC FACILITY IS NOT PARK OR OPEN SPACE OR A SCHOOL.

AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY IS PROPOSED TO BE CAMOUFLAGED PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ZONING CODE TO BLEND INTO THE SURROUNDING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AS EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE. PREFERRED SITES FOR TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES ALLOW A MAXIMUM 100 FOOT HEIGHT FOR INTENDED SUPPORTING STRUCTURES.

THIS PROJECT PROPOSES A 70 FOOT TOWER.

BEING UNMANNED. THE FACILITY DOES NOT REQUIRE WATER OR SEWER UTILITY, BUT WILL REQUIRE POWER AND TELECOM UTILITY TO OPERATE.

IN THIS SLIDE, THE SUBJECT PARCEL CAN AGAIN BE SEEN IN BLUE OUTLINE IN THE TOWER AND LEASE AREA ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN.

POWER FOR THIS THE FOR THIS FACILITY IS PROPOSED THROUGH AN EASEMENT FROM EXISTING OVERHEAD POWER LINES TO THE EAST OF THE LEASE AREA.

THE EXISTING POWER LINES ARE SHOWN AS A RED DASHED LINE AND THE PROPOSED POWER EASEMENT IS INDICATED IN SOLID RED EAST.

IN THE FACILITY, TELECOM CONNECTIONS ARE PROPOSED FROM A NEW VAULT LOCATED AT THE NORTHERNMOST ACCESS POINT OF THE LOOP DRIVE AND WILL CONTINUE EAST ALONG THIS DRIVE TO ACCESS THE TOWER SITE FROM THE WEST TO PROPOSE TELECOM EASEMENT AREA CAN BE SEEN IN ORANGE.

THE FINAL POWER AND TELECOM EASEMENTS WILL BE OUTLINED WITHIN THE LEASE TERMS BETWEEN THE TOWER OPERATOR AND PROPERTY OWNER.

THE SUBJECT PARCEL AGAIN IN BLUE IS IN THE RESOURCE PROTECTION OVERLAY.

NO FLOOD OR STEEP SLOPES OR IN SCOPE OF THIS PROPOSAL.

BUT THE PROPOSAL DOES AFFECT EXISTING RESOURCE TREES, EXISTING RESOURCE TREES TO BE RETAINED OR SHOWN BY GREEN SHADING AND RESOURCE TREES TO BE REMOVED OR SHOWN IN RED SHADING WITHIN THE PUBLIC FACILITIES ON 30% OF EXISTING FOREST RESOURCES ARE REQUIRED TO BE PRESERVED.

THE PROPOSAL RETAINS FAR MORE THAN 30% OF THE EXISTING FOREST RESOURCES ON SITE.

PARCEL IS ALSO IN THE LANDMARKS OVERLAY ZONE, WHICH PROMOTES THE PRESERVATION AND UNIQUE CHARACTER OF STRUCTURES WITHIN THE OVERLAY.

A HERITAGE PRESERVATION REVIEW OF THE MONUMENT PROPOSAL RESULTED IN A CERTIFICATE OF NO EFFECT BEING ISSUED FOR THE PROJECT.

THAT RESULT WAS CONDITIONED UPON THE DETERMINATION THAT THE PARCEL LARGELY RETAINS ITS CURRENT STATE.

DUE TO THE CAMOUFLAGE NATURE OF THE PROPOSED TOWER.

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A FEW FINAL COMMENTS ON THE SITE PLAN.

PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY PLAN AT THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE SLIDE.

IN THE ENLARGE SITE PLAN, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE TOWER LEASE AREA COLORED GREEN AND CLOSES THE BASE OF THE MONUMENT STRUCTURE WITHIN THE 30 FOOT BY 30 FOOT AREA FOR GROUND MOUNTED EQUIPMENT WITH AN EIGHT FOOT TALL CMU SCREEN WALL SURROUNDING IT.

THE PURPLE AREA SHOWS A PORTION OF THE EXISTING PAVED LOOP DRIVE AND PROPOSED ACCESS TO TWO SIX FOOT WIDE METAL GATES SET IN THE ENCLOSURE WALL PROVIDING SECURITY FOR THE FACILITY. THE TELECOM AND POWER SERVICE'S TAN AND RED AREAS, RESPECTIVELY, REACH THE LEASED AREA THROUGH PROPOSED EASEMENTS UNDER OR ADJACENT THE EXISTING PAVED DRIVE. A MAJOR COMPONENT.

BUT THIS PROPOSAL IS THE VISUAL IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED MODIFIED TO MITIGATE THE APPEARANCE OF THE TOWER AND PROVIDE THE LEAST VISUALLY IMPACTING DESIGN FOR THE FACILITY.

THE TOWER IS PROPOSED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ZONING CODE FOR A CAMOUFLAGED SITE.

THE PROPOSAL PROVIDES SIMULATED PINE BRANCHES LOCATED FROM A POINT THAT IS 12 FEET ABOVE GRADE, BETTERING THE MINIMUM 17 FOOT BRIDGE ORIGIN HEIGHT REQUIRED BY CODE.

ALSO, THE TOWER IS PROPOSED TO PROVIDE AN AVERAGE OF 3.5 BRANCHES PER FOOT OF TOWER.

THE CODE REQUIRES ONLY 2.3 BRANCHES PER FOOT OF TOWER.

THE MINIMUM LENGTH FOR THE LOWER LEVEL SIMULATED BRANCHES IS TEN FEET LONG.

IN THIS PROJECT PROPOSES BRANCHES STARTING AT TEN FOOT FOUR INCHES LONG.

THE APPLICANT HAS INDICATED THAT BRANCHES THAT THE BRANCHES WILL TAPER IN A CONICAL FASHION SIMILAR TO A NATURAL EVERGREEN TREE.

ADDITIONALLY, THE TOWER SHALL BE DISGUISED TO EMULATE A NATURAL TREE TRUNK AND NO ANTENNAS WILL EXTEND BEYOND THE TREE BRANCHES LOCATED IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THEM.

NOTE IN THIS IMAGE, THE THREE READ DASHED LINES INDICATE FUTURE SINTER LINES FOR CO-LOCATION OR CO-LOCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE.

POLICE AREAS PROPOSED TO BE SCREENED FROM VIEW BY AN EIGHT FOOT TALL IN A BLUE COLORED SPLIT FACED CMU WALL TO SIX FOOT STEEL GATES PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE LEASE AREA, AND ALL GROUND MOUNTED EQUIPMENT FOR THIS FACILITY IS PROPOSED TO BE WITHIN THE SCREEN WALL.

PLANNING COMMISSION MAY APPROVE THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ONLY AFTER MAKING THREE FINDINGS.

THE FIRST OF THESE FINDINGS IS TO DETERMINE IF THE CONTINUED CONDITIONAL USE IS CONSISTENT WITH THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ZONING CODE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PARCEL ZONE.

REGARDING THIS FINDING THE ANTENNA SUPPORTING STRUCTURE RECEIVED SITE PLAN APPROVAL ON NOVEMBER 24TH, 2021, AND THE PROPOSAL IS CONSISTENT WITH THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PUBLIC FACILITIES. ON THE PARCEL IS A PREFERRED SITE FOR THE USE AND THE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITY IS CONSISTENT WITH APPROVED SURROUNDING USES AND DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS OF THE SUBJECT PARCEL AND ADJACENT PARCEL, ALL OF WHICH ARE ZONED PUBLIC FACILITY.

CAMOUFLAGING THE TOWER IN EXCESS OF THE ZONING CODE STANDARDS DIMINISHES ITS VISUAL IMPACT ON THE AREA AND THE APPLICANT.

RESEARCH INDICATES THAT THE PROJECT WILL IMPROVE WIRELESS SERVICE CAPACITY AND COVERAGE IN THE AREA WITH MINIMAL IMPACT FOR DEVELOPMENT.

THE SECOND FINDING TO BE MADE IS THAT GRANTING THE CONDITIONAL USE WILL NOT BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE.

REGARDING THIS FINDING THE APPROVED SITE PLAN FLOORPLANS AND ELEVATIONS CONFORM TO OR EXCEED THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ZONING CODE, AND THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ONLY AWAITS APPROVAL BASED ON THE COMMISSION'S REVIEW.

MONOPLANE TOWER DOES NOT CONFLICT WITH OR APPEAR TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO NEARBY USES IS LIMITED IN SCALE AND INTENSITY ON THE PARCEL BY ITS SMALL FOOTPRINT SITED AMONGST EXISTING MATURE TREES IN ITS CAMOUFLAGE CHARACTER.

PROJECT DOES NOT APPEAR TO PROPOSE ANY UNDUE NUISANCE OR HAZARD IS DESIGNED TO BLEND WELL INTO ITS SURROUNDING AND TAKES ADVANTAGE OF NEARBY POWER AND TELECOM UTILITY SERVICE FOR THE PROJECT.

THE ANTENNA SUPPORTING STRUCTURE WILL NOT BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE.

THE LAST FINDING REQUIRED IS TO DETERMINE IF THE CUP AND PROPOSED USE ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE TYPES OF USES PERMITTED IN THE SURROUNDING AREA AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF ZONING CODE SECTION TEN 2045 ZERO E3, THE POINTS OF WHICH ARE LISTED ON THE SLOT.

REGARDING THIS, FINDING THE MONO HAS MINIMAL IMPACT ON SITE ACCESS, PEDESTRIAN BICYCLE AND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC CIRCULATION ON SITE, AND THE DEVELOPMENT HAS NO PARKING REQUIREMENTS. THE SITE PLAN SHOWS THE TOWER AND LEASE SPACE AND CLOSURE ARE IN A SECLUDED AREA OF THE PARCEL AMONG MATURE FOREST RESOURCES, MAKING THE MOST OF ITS CAMOUFLAGE TO BEND, BLEND THE TOWER INTO ITS SURROUNDINGS.

THE TOWER AND LEASE AREA DO NOT GENERATE NOISE, LIGHT, VISUAL OR OTHER POLLUTANTS SITED 500 FOOT DISTANT FROM THE WIDER WAY FROM NORTH VALLEY ROAD, THE SEEMING CLOSURE FOR THE LEASED AREA WILL SHIELD ANY GROUND MOUNTED EQUIPMENT FROM VIEW OF THE ROAD AND ADJACENT PARCELS REMOVED FROM PUBLIC TRAILS, PARKS OR OPEN SPACE AND

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SITUATED AMONG EXISTING MATURE VEGETATION.

NO ADDITIONAL LANDSCAPING IS PROPOSED FOR THE PROJECT.

THE PROPOSAL TAKES ADVANTAGE OF EXISTING SITE ACCESS AND DRIVE ISLES TO SERVE THE PROJECT, AND THERE WILL BE NO NEW STREETS CREATED OR DEVELOPED FOR THE FACILITY.

THERE ARE NO EFFECTS TO CITY UTILITIES OR SERVICES CAUSED BY THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE WIRELESS FACILITY.

ALL PROPOSED POWER AND TELECOM EASEMENTS REQUIRED BY THE PROJECT WILL BE OUTLINED IN LEASE TERMS BETWEEN THE TOWER OPERATOR AND THE PROPERTY OWNER.

THE TOWER REMOVES FOUR EXISTING FOREST RESOURCE TREES ON SITE, BUT WELL WITHIN THE REQUIRED 30% PRESERVATION RATE FOR THE ZONE.

ACCORDING TO THE HERITAGE PRESERVATION REVIEW OF THE PROPOSAL.

THE CERTIFICATE, IN EFFECT, WAS ISSUED BASED ON THE DETERMINATION THAT THE TOWER CAMOUFLAGED AS SHOWN IN THE IMPROVED DRAWING, RETAINS THE PARCEL IN LARGELY THE SAME CONDITION AS IT EXISTS TO OUTDOOR LIGHTING OR PERMANENT SIGNAGE IS PROPOSED FOR THE MOUNTAIN POND OR LEASE AREA.

TWO NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS WERE HELD FOR THIS PROJECT.

BOTH MEETINGS WERE HYBRID MEETINGS, PROVIDING A VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL MEETING LOCATION FOR ATTENDANCE.

THE FIRST MEETING, HELD ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, HAD FOUR INDIVIDUALS FROM THE PUBLIC ATTEND.

THE SECOND MEETING HELD AUGUST 4TH.

2022 HAD NO ATTENDANCE FROM THE PUBLIC.

AT BOTH MEETINGS, THE APPLICANT INTRODUCED AND PRESENTED THE PROJECT AND THE FLOOR WAS OPEN FOR A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION.

THE GENERAL TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WERE THE LOCATION, SIZE, APPEARANCE AND EFFECT OF THE PROPOSED NEW UPON TOWER.

ACCORDING TO THE MEETING REPORTS, NO SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES WERE RAISED BY ATTENDEES PERTAINING TO THE WIRELESS FACILITY USE APPEARANCE, GENERATION OF TRAFFIC, NOISE OR LIGHTING. STAFF HAS RECEIVED TWO EMAILS FROM THE PUBLIC ON THIS ISSUE.

AN EMAIL WAS IN SUPPORT OF THE TOWER AND INCLUDED A LIST OF APPROXIMATELY 30 NEARBY RESIDENTS WHO SUPPORT THE PROJECT.

THE OTHER EMAIL WAS FROM A LOCAL RESIDENT CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY OF THE FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT AND THE PACE AT WHICH APPROVALS FOR THE PROJECT WERE BEING MADE.

STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVE THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE OF THE SITES SHALL SUBSTANTIALLY CONFORM TO THE SUBMITTED DRAWINGS AND APPLICATION AS PRESENTED WITH THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION AND WITH SITE PLAN. PZ-20-00039-02 AS APPROVED BY THE INNER DIVISION STAFF ON NOVEMBER FOUR, LIKE NOVEMBER 24, 2021, THE MODIFICATIONS TO THE APPROVED SITE PLAN SHALL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REVIEW BY THE IDEAS TEAM.

THIS IS STAFF PRESENTATION.

WE CAN OPEN UP THE FLOOR FOR QUESTIONS OR IF THE APPLICANT WANTS TO MAKE A PRESENTATION.

WE'LL LET YOU GUYS DECIDE THE NEXT COURSE.

THANKS, PATRICK.

I'LL ASK THE COMMISSIONERS IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF AT THIS POINT.

COMMISSIONER NORTON.

GOOD AFTERNOON. I JUST HAD ONE QUESTION.

I WAS WONDERING WHY THERE WAS A NEED FOR A PROP 207 WAIVER.

SINCE THERE'S NO REZONING AND IT'S A PRIVATE LEASE BETWEEN THE APPLICANT AND THE LANDOWNER, THIS DOESN'T HAVE ANY HAVE ANY INFLUENCE ON MY SUPPORT OF THIS.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT LOCATION AND I'M ALL FOR CONNECTIVITY.

I WAS JUST REALLY JUST MORE CURIOUS.

THANK YOU. I BELIEVE I INCLUDED THAT AS A MATTER OF COURSE FOR DOCUMENTS THAT ARE TYPICALLY SUPPLIED WITH CUP.

APPLICATIONS. AND.

PERHAPS IT'S NOT A VITAL.

DOCUMENT. BUT IT'S BEEN MY EXPERIENCE THAT WITH CUPS, EVEN IF IT'S NOT A REASON THAT DOCUMENT IS INCLUDED.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

YES MA'AM. I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS I'LL ASK.

DOES THE APPLICANT WITH THE APPLICANT LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING TO THE COMMISSION? YES. MY NAME IS MICHELLE LAMOUREUX AND I'M WITH PINNACLE CONSULTING.

I REPRESENT SUN STATE TOWERS AND VERIZON ON THIS PROJECT.

AND I JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY SHOW YOU SOME PHOTO SIMULATIONS THAT WE HAVE DONE FROM SOME VARIOUS POINTS AROUND THE SITE, JUST SO THAT YOU AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC CAN GET A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT THIS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

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SO I'M GOING TO.

AND CAN YOU SEE MY SCREEN? YES, WE CAN.

OKAY. SO THIS FIRST ONE WAS DONE FROM THE.

SO THERE'S TWO ADJACENT RESIDENTIAL AREAS TO THIS SITE.

THEY'RE NOT. SUPER CLOSE TO THE AREA, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH THAT WE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO SHOW WHAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE FROM THE CLOSEST POINT.

SO THIS IS ACTUALLY THE CLOSEST CUL DE SAC TO THE BACK.

SO THIS WOULD BE LIKE THE BACK SIDE OF THE TOWER.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS PICTURE, IT'S YOU'RE REALLY ONLY GOING TO SEE THE VERY TOP OF THE SITE. SO THIS IS ACTUALLY, IF YOU LOOK TO THE LEFT, THE MAP THAT WE HAVE.

SO THAT IS VIEW THREE, WHICH IS THE NORTHWEST SUBDIVISION THERE.

AND I APOLOGIZE THAT STARTED AT THREE.

I SHOULD HAVE STARTED AT ONE.

SO IF YOU ONE IS ESSENTIALLY WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING DOWN THE PATH CLOSEST, THE ROAD CLOSEST TO THE SITE, THIS IS WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

AS PATRICK MENTIONED, WE DID REALLY MAKE AN EFFORT TO MAKE OUR BRANCHES.

NOT AS UNIFORM TO MAKE THEM BE MORE REALISTIC, LIKE THEY WOULD OCCUR NATURALLY.

SO THEY WON'T BE.

EVERY SINGLE BRANCH WILL BE THE SAME SIZE.

WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE A MORE REALISTIC APPEARANCE BY ALTERING AND VARYING THE SIZES OF THE BRANCHES, MAKING THEM DENSER AS WELL AS APPLYING. THEY'RE CALLED ANTENNA SOCKS.

SO IN ADDITION TO HAVING A THICKER DENSITY OF BRANCHES ON THE TOWER, THE ANTENNAS THEMSELVES WILL ALSO BE ENCLOSED ANTENNA SOCKS. SO THEY ALSO WILL BE CONCEALED WITH SMALLER BRANCHES.

SO THIS IS ESSENTIALLY A CLOSE UP OF WHAT THE SITE WILL LOOK LIKE.

SO THE PICTURE DOWN HERE ON THE LEFT IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW AND.

THAT IS WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE AFTER.

SO THIS IS STANDING ABOUT 200 FEET FROM THE SITE.

AND THEN THE SECOND ONE IS TAKEN FROM THE ROAD.

SO WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING DOWN FORT VALLEY ROAD AND YOU LOOK OVER, YOU'LL SEE THAT YOU'RE JUST GOING TO SEE THE TOP OF IT.

WE WORKED PRETTY EXTENSIVELY WITH THE MUSEUM SO THAT IT WOULD NOT BE IMPACTED.

PEOPLE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD, THE VISUALS WOULD NOT BE IMPACTED.

YOU KNOW, WE UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH PRIDE THAT THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND THE MUSEUM TAKES IN THIS AREA.

SO WE WORKED REALLY HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT VISUALLY THERE WAS NOT AN IMPACT.

AND THIS WAS THE.

HOUSING. AND THEN THERE'S AN ADDITIONAL RESIDENT, AS YOU CAN SEE, OVER TO THE NORTHEAST, WHICH IS.

QUITE A BIT FARTHER AWAY AND YOU'LL BARELY BE ABLE TO SEE IT.

SO. I JUST WANTED TO COVER THIS VERY BRIEFLY, JUST SO THAT YOU COULD UNDERSTAND VISUALLY.

SOMETIMES THAT'S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO HERE.

SO THAT IS ALL I HAD, UNLESS YOU HAD ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR ME.

THANK YOU, MICHELLE.

THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL.

THOSE VISUALS ARE ALWAYS REALLY HELPFUL.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS OR COMMENTS? ARE THERE ANY.

WE'VE RECEIVED THE EMAILS, THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE RECEIVED THE EMAILS AND WERE FORWARDED AND HOPEFULLY YOU'VE ALL HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THEM.

ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE? AT THE MEETING. AND I AM NOT SEEING ANY HANDS RAISED.

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SO. UNLESS THERE ARE ANY OTHER COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE HAVE, WE'RE PROBABLY READY FOR MOTION ON THIS.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER MANDINO.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION ON PZ-20-00039-03 AZ10-037.

THE BULLWHIP CELLULAR TOWER THAT WE APPROVE.

THE STRUCTURE WITH THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS.

AS SUBMITTED.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER PAUL SECOND.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

SO THIS IS FOR THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.

AND ARE THERE ANY MORE COMMENTS BEFORE WE VOTE? SO ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE SAY AYE, AYE.

ALL OF THOSE OPPOSED.

SO THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY AND WE'RE READY TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM, WHICH IS CITY REQUESTS FOR A CODE TEXT AMENDMENT.

[B. PZ-22-00172: City’s request for a City Code Text Amendment to modify Title 11, General Plans and Subdivision, Division 11-10.20, Additional Procedures for Comprehensive Updates, New Elements, and Major Amendments to the General Plan to make a clarification edit in regard to public participation procedures and to align the Flagstaff City Code with new legislation adopted by the State of Arizona regarding the processing of major plan amendments. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Staff recommends the Planning and Zoning Commission make a recommendation to the City Council for approval of the City Code Text Amendment in accordance with the findings.]

I MIGHT. THIS SEEMS TO BE A MINOR CHANGE, BUT LET'S HEAR ABOUT IT.

HI THERE, EVERYONE. MY NAME IS LESLIE.

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME IN FRONT OF YOU GUYS.

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH TIFFANY ON THIS ONE, SO IT'S JUST A LITTLE AMENDMENT TO THE REGIONAL PLAN, MAJOR PLAN, AMENDMENT, SCHEDULE.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS GOING TO REMOVE A REFERENCE TO THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCEDURES WITHIN THE CITY CODE.

TITLE TEN THE ZONING CODE THAT CONFLICTS WITH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCEDURES WITHIN TITLE 11 GENERAL PLANS AND SUBDIVISIONS.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO KEEP IT ALL IN TITLE 11 FOR YOU.

AND THE AMENDMENT ALSO MODIFIES THE MAJOR PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION PROCEDURES TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE HOUSE BILL 2482, WHICH JUST PASSED IN APRIL, REQUIRES THAT PLANNED AMENDMENTS BE PRESENTED IN A CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION.

YOU'LL SEE SHORTLY KIND OF HOW THAT CHANGE IS GOING TO TAKE EFFECT.

IT'S GOING TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL MAJOR PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE PRESENTED AT A SINGLE PUBLIC HEARING DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THIS IS THE ONE THAT WE'RE DELETING THAT MAKES THE REFERENCE TO SECTION TWO, TITLE OR TO TITLE TEN.

SO ALL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATES SUBJECT TO THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED AND SECTION TEN, 20.30 60 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING.

LEAVE THAT ENTIRELY.

NEXT SLIDE. AND THE NEXT ONE'S GOING TO SHOW THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.

AND YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT IT USED TO BE HEARD BY THE COUNCIL AT A SINGLE PUBLIC HEARING DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR AND SETS UP ALL THE VARIOUS STATES TO KIND OF GET THE SCHEDULE GOING. IT'S NOW JUST GOING TO BE PRESENTED AT A CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF SUBMISSION OF A COMPLETE APPLICATION.

EXCELLENT. SO RECOMMENDATION FINDING FOR THE ZONING CODE TEXT AMENDMENTS.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS CONSISTENT WITH AND CONFORMS TO THE OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE GENERAL PLAN.

IT WILL NOT BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST, HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE OR WELFARE AND IS INTERNALLY CONSISTENT WITH OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE ZONING CODE.

THANKS FOR FINDING ONE.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS CONSISTENT WITH CONFORMS TO THE OBJECTIVES SUPPORTS THE OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE GENERAL PLAN BY SUPPORTING THE PROCESS ITSELF AND PROCEDURES FOR MAJOR PLAN AMENDMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE FINDING TWO.

IT'S GOING TO NOT BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST, HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE OR WELFARE OF THE CITY.

IT'S GOING TO MAKE SURE OUR CITY CODE IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE CURRENT STATE LAW AND CORRECT THAT CONFLICT BETWEEN PROCEDURES LISTED IN TITLE TEN AND TITLE 11.

EXCELLENT. AND THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT IS INTERNALLY CONSISTENT WITH THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE ZONING CODE.

IT CORRECTS THE INTERNAL CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TITLE TEN ZONING CODE AND THE TITLE 11 GENERAL PLANS AND IS GOING TO UPDATE THE CITY CODE WITH LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.

SO OVERALL, WE RECOMMEND THAT WE GET THIS PASSED AND THAT IT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIRED FINDINGS.

MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL OF THE ZONING CODE TEXT AMENDMENT 20 20017 TO TITLE 11 MAJOR REGIONAL PLAN AMENDMENT PROCESS AS PRESENTED BY STAFF.

ANY QUESTIONS? COMMISSIONER NORTON. THANK YOU.

FIRST OF ALL, THANKS FOR ALEX.

AND OR MAYBE IT WAS TIFFANY THAT SENT OUT THE TEXT OF THE LEGISLATION THIS MORNING THAT THIS AMENDMENT IS SEEKING TO SUPPORT.

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I CAN SEE THAT THE AMENDMENT SUPPORTS THE REQUIRED VERBIAGE FOR A PUBLIC MEETING BY OUR GOVERNING BODY, WHICH IS THE CITY COUNCIL, AND IT WOULD BE DONE WITHIN 12 MONTHS RATHER THAN THE CALENDAR YEAR.

SO I SEE HOW THOSE CHANGES ARE IN ALIGNMENT.

HOWEVER, THE AMENDMENT DELETIONS ARE ALSO SEEMINGLY STRIPPING AWAY ALL THE DETAILS, SORT OF OUTLINING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, NOTIFICATION AND THE ROLE OF THIS COMMISSION.

THE LEGISLATION READS UNDER SECTION E IN THE TEXT THAT PER OUR POPULATION THERE WOULD BE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED. SO I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU COULD ADDRESS THAT, IF THAT IS INDEED TAKING AWAY THAT PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING IN FRONT OF CITY COUNCIL.

OKAY. YEAH, WE ARE FLIPPING THROUGH RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE GOING TO FIND THAT FOR YOU.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER NORTON.

ACTUALLY, THOSE REMAIN IN PLACE IN CODE.

SO LET'S SEE HERE.

11, TEN, TEN, WHICH IS THE DIVISION THAT OVERSEES THE GENERAL PLAN, HAS PROVISIONS IN IT.

SO 11, TEN, TEN ITSELF.

AND I'M HAPPY TO TRY TO BRING THIS UP FOR YOU IN CITY CODE, BUT IT GIVES WHAT'S REQUIRED IN TERMS OF THE CITIZEN REVIEW PROCESS.

IT'S ACTUALLY FAIRLY LENGTHY AS WELL AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING.

IT SETS OUT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CITIZEN REVIEW WORK SESSION AND AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO OTHER JURISDICTIONS.

IT'S ACTUALLY MUCH BROADER AND BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU SEE HERE IN THIS PROVISION.

SO I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT ALL OF THOSE DETAILS REMAIN BUT IN A DIFFERENT SECTION OF CODE.

SO THAT. YES, ABSOLUTELY.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS SOME REFERENCE, YOU KNOW, ONE THAT WASN'T BEING STRIPPED AWAY OR TWO THAT THERE WAS SOME REFERENCE TO WHERE IT WAS LISTED ELSEWHERE IN THE CODE. SO, YES, THAT ANSWERS MY CONCERN ABOUT THAT.

THANK YOU. PERFECT.

OKAY. ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION? FOR STAFF. DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS? AND I DON'T SEE ANY HANDS BEING RAISED.

SO WE'RE READY FOR A MOTION ON THIS TO REGARDING OUR RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL.

ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THAT.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER MANDINO.

I'LL MOVE THAT PC DASH 22, DASH 00172 BE FORWARDED TO CITY COUNCIL WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FINDINGS.

THANK YOU. AND I'LL SECOND THAT.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION BEFORE WE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

SO THIS ALSO PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION ON THAT AND OUR.

THIRD AND LAST HEARING PUBLIC HEARING ITEM IS THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MINOR REGIONAL PLAN AMENDMENT.

[C. Active Transportation Minor Regional Plan Amendment PZ-21-00129-01 A request to amend the text and maps of Chapter X Transportation and the Glossary of the Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 to provide additional descriptions of terms used in goals, policies, and maps, and to replace Map 26 with five maps that provide more detail on the existing and planned pedestrian and bicycle systems in the City of Flagstaff. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Staff recommends the Planning and Zoning Commission forward the Minor Regional Plan Amendment request to the City Council with a recommendation for approval, in accordance with the findings presented in staff's report.]

THANK YOU, CHAIR JONES, THIS IS SARAH DECKER, THE COMPREHENSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

WHAT I BRING TO YOU TONIGHT IS A MINOR REGIONAL PLAN AMENDMENT APPLIED FOR BY THE CITY'S ENGINEERING DIVISION.

AND MARTINS IS HERE.

OUR MULTIMODAL PLANNER FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF IS HERE TONIGHT TO REPRESENT THE APPLICANT.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE REGIONAL PLAN ARE BEING BROUGHT FORWARD AS A RESULT OF THE WORK OF THE ENGINEERING DIVISION ON THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN.

THIS MASTER PLAN IS A SEPARATE ITEM THAT IS BEING RECOMMENDED BY THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO CITY COUNCIL AND THEY WILL REVIEW REVIEWING IT ON ANOTHER DATE.

BUT IN LOOKING AT THAT DOCUMENT AND THE CURRENT TEXT OF THE REGIONAL PLAN IN THE FALL OF 2021, STAFF RECOMMENDED MOVING FORWARD WITH SOME CHANGES

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TO THE MATERIAL DESCRIBING GOALS AND POLICIES, NOT ACTUAL GOAL AND POLICY TEXT IN THE NARRATIVE IN THE SECTIONS TITLED QUALITY DESIGN, PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE.

STAFF ALSO RECOMMENDED FOR CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE PLAN AND THIS ANTICIPATED MASTER PLAN.

THAT MAP 26, WHICH SHOWS THE FLAGSTAFF URBAN TRAIL SYSTEM BE REPLACED WITH FIVE MAPS THAT SHOW A MORE COMPLETE PICTURE OF THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS THAT THE CITY WILL BE DEVELOPING AS PART OF BUILDING A MORE ROBUST SYSTEM FOR BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRANSPORTATION.

THESE CHANGES RESULTED IN SEVERAL NEW DEFINITIONS IN THE GLOSSARY AS WELL.

SO THE ATTACHMENTS YOU HAVE TO THIS ITEM SHOW THE NEW TEXT ADDED TO THE REGIONAL PLAN BY THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT IN BLUE.

AND YOU CAN SEE PRIMARILY THIS IS IN EITHER CALLOUT BOXES PROVIDING INFORMATION OR IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXT, AND THAT THE ACTUAL TEXT OF GOALS AND POLICIES IS UNCHANGED BY THIS AMENDMENT.

WITH PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE.

THERE WAS A SHORT TWO OR THREE SENTENCE PARAGRAPH THAT IS BEING REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH THESE MORE ROBUST DESCRIPTIONS.

THERE'S ALSO INFORMATION BEING ADDED ABOUT MORE RECENT INITIATIVES SUCH AS THE FLAGSTAFF TRAILS INITIATIVE, WHICH IS NOW CREATED A REGIONAL TRAILS PLAN AS A RESULT OF THE GOALS AND POLICIES THAT ALREADY EXIST IN TODAY'S REGIONAL PLAN.

BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE, LIKEWISE IS SIMILAR TO PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE.

THE LANGUAGE IS BEING CHANGED, BUT THE TEXT OF GOALS AND POLICIES IS THE SAME.

AND SO WE ARE REALLY JUST ADDING DESCRIPTION SO THAT THERE'S A MORE COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE MEANING AND THE GOALS AND POLICIES.

AND THEN THE NEW MAPS THAT ARE REPLACING THE CURRENT MAP 26 ARE ONE THAT SHOWS EXISTING AND MISSING SIDEWALKS ON MAJOR ROADS, PLANNED BIKE LANES BY CLASS, ENHANCED GRADE, SEPARATED CROSSINGS THAT ARE PLANNED OR POTENTIAL IN THE FUTURE.

THE EXISTING AND PLANNED FLAGSTAFF URBAN TRAIL SYSTEM.

AND THEN A MAP OF FORCE, ACCESS AND TRAILHEADS.

SO HERE'S OUR CURRENT MAP 26.

THIS CORRESPONDS TO MAP 25, WHICH IS OUR ROAD NETWORK ILLUSTRATION.

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR ILLUSTRATION OF THE BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN NETWORK, BUT IT REALLY ONLY TOUCHES ON ONE TYPE OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT SUPPORTS BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN USE PARTICIPANTS IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

SO THIS IS THE MAP OF EXISTING AND MISSING SIDEWALKS ON PUBLIC STREETS.

AND REALLY, THIS IS ALSO ON MAJOR STREET.

SO THERE'S SOME YOU WILL SEE THERE ARE SOME LOCAL STREETS THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RED ON THE MAP.

WITH THE OBJECTIVE, OF COURSE, OF COMPLETING MISSING SIDEWALKS.

BIKEWAYS, WHICH ARE A NEW INFRASTRUCTURE TYPE THAT THE CITY IS WORKING ON BUILDING STANDARDS FOR IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS ARE AN EVOLVING PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT'S THAT HAVE BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED AND KNOCKED OUT AND ALSO BY THE THE ITE AT THIS POINT WE DO NOT HAVE SPECIFIC STANDARDS FOR FLAGSTAFF YET, BUT WE WILL BE ABLE TO USE STANDARDS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED BY NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AS WE START TO WORK ON IMPLEMENTING THIS.

ENHANCED AND GRADE SEPARATED CROSSINGS.

YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE SOME ENHANCED CROSSINGS CURRENTLY IN THE CITY, BUT THERE'S AN OBJECTIVE OF SEEING MORE OF THEM WHERE WE ARE ABLE TO.

AND THEN THIS IS OUR UPDATED VERSION OF THE URBAN TRAIL SYSTEM.

AND IT SEPARATES OUT IN THIS LAST MAP, FOREST ACCESS AND TRAILS.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE CURRENT MAP 26, IT ACTUALLY COMBINES INFORMATION FROM 26 D AND 26 E AND TO ONE MAP.

AND SO THAT WILL BE THESE WILL BE SPLIT OUT INTO TWO MAPS, BUT THEY HAVE SIMILAR INFORMATION.

SO THIS PLAN AMENDMENT IS NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

THIS ONE HAS BEEN EVOLVING RAPIDLY SINCE THE 2014 ADOPTION OF THE PLAN.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OR THE ATMP FOR APPROXIMATELY FOUR AND A HALF YEARS.

AND SO THOSE CONVERSATIONS ARE WHERE WE DREW THE WORK.

IN PROPOSING THIS AMENDMENT.

THE AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR THE REGIONAL PLAN IS, OF COURSE, AS WE JUST DISCUSSED, IT PULLED FROM TITLE 11 OF THE CITY CODE.

THE PROCESS FOR A MINOR REGIONAL PLAN AMENDMENTS IS THIS DID NOT CHANGE ANY GOALS AND POLICIES IS TO HAVE THE DRAFT AMENDMENT, LANGUAGE AND IMPACT ANALYSIS PREPARED, COMPLETE A DIVISION STAFF REVIEW, DEEM THAT APPLICATION COMPLETE, THEN TRANSMIT IT TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, UTILITY COMPANIES AND THE PUBLIC,

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THEN TO SCHEDULE IT FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS AND TO CARRY THEM OUT IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF TITLE 11.

WE WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT THE PUBLIC REVIEW PHASE OF THE MINOR PLAN AMENDMENT AND THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN ARE BEING DONE IN ROUGHLY THE SAME TIMELINE, BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY TWO SEPARATE PROCESS.

SO FOR THE MINOR PLAN AMENDMENT, WE HELD BASICALLY A CITYWIDE VERSION OF NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS BY HAVING REVIEWS WITH THE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

THAT'S WHAT WAS IN THE AD THAT WE PUT IN THE PAPER AND THE LETTER THAT WAS SENT OUT.

IT'S NOW BEFORE THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION FOR THE RECOMMENDATION ON THE PLAN AMENDMENT ONLY.

AND THEN THAT RESOLUTION WILL GO TO COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 4TH FOR THEIR APPROVAL.

THE MASTER PLAN ALSO HAD A VOLUNTARY 60 DAY PUBLIC REVIEW THEN, AND AMONG MANY OTHER ONLINE SURVEYS AND OTHER PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, IT WAS REVIEWED BY THE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THEY MADE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND THE COMMISSION.

THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION IS WHO IS RECOMMENDING THE MASTER PLAN TO THE COUNCIL, AND THE COUNCIL WILL BE HEARING THAT ITEM AS A RESOLUTION ON OCTOBER 18TH.

SO FINDINGS.

THE ACTIVE.

THE MINOR REGIONAL PLAN FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MEETS THE FINDING OF BEING SUPPORTED BY THE GOALS AND POLICIES OF THE REGIONAL PLAN.

IT IMPROVES ACCESSIBILITY, SUPPORTS MORE TYPES OF FACILITIES FOR BICYCLING WALKING.

IT ADDS A ROBUST SET OF RESEARCH TO THE COMPLETE STREET GOALS AND CONTEXT SENSITIVE SOLUTIONS ALREADY IN THE REGIONAL PLAN AND SUPPORTS MOOD MODE SHIFT, WHICH IS ALSO IN SUPPORT OF THE CLIMATE NEUTRALITY GOALS AND POLICIES THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADDED LAST YEAR TO THE REGIONAL PLAN.

THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL COMMUNITY BENEFITS FROM ENSURING THE INCREASED COORDINATION BETWEEN THE REGIONAL PLAN AND OTHER POLICY INITIATIVES WITHIN THE CITY.

THERE'S ADDED CONSIDERATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND MICROMOBILITY IN CREATING CARBON NEUTRAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS THAT WAS NOT COVERED AT ALL IN THE CURRENT REGIONAL PLAN. THERE ARE PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFITS THAT CAN BE MEASURED FROM THE INCREASED ACTIVITY THAT WOULD RESULT FROM THE MASTER PLAN AND THIS PLAN HAVING THIS COORDINATION.

AND THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS BY CREATING GREATER SEPARATION OF USES AND UPDATED DESIGN STANDARDS THAT ARE FOCUSED ON SAFETY OF THOSE USERS.

SO THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION FROM STAFF IS THAT STAFF SHOULD RECOMMEND THIS FOR APPROVAL FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE ON OCTOBER 4TH.

I'VE ADDED BECAUSE TODAY THAT WE FOUND AN ERROR DUE TO SOME PUBLIC COMMENT THAT WAS RECEIVED BY MARTIN IN MAP 26, WHICH IS THE FOREST ACCESS AND TRAILS. AND SO MARTIN AND I ARE ASKING THAT YOU ADD A CONDITION THAT WE CORRECT THOSE MAPPING ERRORS BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON OCTOBER 4TH AND PREPARE THOSE CORRECTLY IN THE PACKET. WITH THAT, I'LL START PRESENTING AND.

HAND IT BACK TO YOUR CHAIR OR CHAIR, JONES, IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. I'LL JUST MAKE A QUICK COMMENT.

I FOUND THIS A PLEASURE TO READ AND IT WAS VERY CLEAR AND INFORMATIVE AND WELL WRITTEN.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I DON'T SEE ANY HANDS RIGHT NOW.

MARTIN DID YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO THIS? WELL, I DO. SEE, ACTUALLY.

I'LL BACK UP HERE.

COMMISSIONER NORTON. I SEE YOUR HAND.

THANKS. MR. JONES, I JUST WANTED TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING.

WE HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT THE NEW REGIONAL PLAN AND THAT BEING UPDATED.

CAN YOU JUST EXPLAIN OR TOUCH ON THE PROCESS OF HOW AND WHY THIS WORK GETS PUT INTO AS AN AMENDMENT TO THE THE OLDER REGIONAL PLAN AS OPPOSED TO JUST WAITING UNTIL THE NEW ONE? I'M ASSUMING THAT IT'S JUST SO THINGS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED NOW, BUT I JUST KIND OF WANTED AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS OF THESE AMENDMENTS ON AN OLDER REGIONAL PLAN WHEN A NEW ONE IS IN THE WORKS.

THANKS. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER NORTON.

SO EVEN THOUGH WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING A COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE TO OUR CURRENT REGIONAL PLAN, WE DON'T EXPECT TO SEND THAT TO VOTERS FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS.

AND SO THERE IS A PRETTY LONG BIT OF TIME.

I KNOW TWO YEARS WILL GO BY FOR ME LIKE VERY QUICKLY, BUT THAT'S A PRETTY LONG TIME TO HAVE A GAP WHERE WE'RE STRUGGLING TO IMPLEMENT.

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AND THERE IS A LOT OF URGENCY TO IMPLEMENTING THIS, THESE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CHANGES AND MOVING ON THEM AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN DUE TO THE CITY'S CARBON NEUTRALITY OBJECTIVES. SO THAT'S, I THINK, PART OF WHY THIS WAS PRIORITIZED AS BEING SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD CONTINUE AND MOVE FORWARD.

I THINK ALSO THE FACT THAT IT WAS A FAIRLY SIMPLE AMENDMENT AND NOT ONE THAT WAS OVERLY COMPLICATED BY NEEDING TO REDO GOALS AND POLICIES MADE IT EASIER TO ADVANCE QUICKLY.

GREAT. THANK YOU.

AND I THINK THE ADDITIONAL MAPS ARE REALLY CLEAR AND MUCH NEEDED.

SO I JUST THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING THE PROCESS.

OKAY. THANK YOU. DO WE HAVE WITH ANY OTHER STAFF OR COMMISSIONERS? I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

OR ADD ANYTHING TO THE DISCUSSION.

I CHAIR JONES. THIS IS MARTIN.

AND SO I'M THE APPLICANT IN THIS CASE.

I GUESS I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO SARAH'S PRESENTATION, BUT I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

THANK YOU. WELL, I DON'T SEE ANY MORE HANDS.

I'LL ASK IF THERE'S ANY PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS ITEM.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF I SEE ANYONE FROM THE PUBLIC HERE.

SO I THINK WE'RE READY TO MOVE ON TO MAKE A MOTION ON THIS.

SO THIS IS COMMISSIONER MANDINO.

I'M KIND OF TRYING TO BE QUIET SO SOMEBODY ELSE CAN DO THIS, BUT I WILL MAKE A MOTION ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

MINOR REGIONAL PLAN AMENDMENT PZ-21-00129-01 THAT WE FORWARD THIS TO THE CITY COUNCIL WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FINDING PRESENTED IN THE STAFF REPORT AND WITH THE AMENDED MAP.

I BELIEVE THAT WAS THAT SIX OR KNOWING 26.

I BELIEVE IT WAS 26 E.

AS A CONDITION OF APPROVAL WITH THE CONDITION OF APPROVAL WITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STAFF FINDINGS.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER NORTON.

I WOULD SECOND THAT.

OKAY. THANK YOU. IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, THEN.

I'LL ASK FOR A VOTE ON THE MOTION THAT'S ON THE TABLE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE. ALTHOUGH AS OPPOSED.

AND THAT PASSES ALSO UNANIMOUSLY.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT CONCLUDES OUR PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS.

[6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS TO/FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS]

DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE THAT STAFF WANTS TO TELL THE COMMISSION ABOUT OR VICE VERSA? NOT AT THIS POINT, NO.

OKAY. COMMISSIONER NORTON? YEAH. I JUST HAD A QUESTION FOR STAFF.

IF WE KNEW WHEN THERE WOULD BE THE NEXT UPDATED DEVELOPMENT STATUS REPORT.

THE LAST ONE WAS IN MAY AND USUALLY THERE SEEMS TO BE ONE IN THE FALL.

JUST WONDERING IF THERE WAS A TIMELINE FOR THAT? YES. AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

OKAY. GREAT. THANKS.

YEP. OKAY.

IF THAT'S EVERYTHING, THEN WE CAN ADJOURN.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.