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PLANNING BOARD MINUTES - FEBRUARY 23, 2017

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE PLANNING BOARD MEETING

Village Hall Council Chambers

10050 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

THURSDAY, 7:00 P.M.

 

In attendance:

Ismael Naranjo, Director, Building Department

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

Mariana Gracia, Clerk

CALL TO ORDER:

1) Roll Call

Present: Mr. Carlos Diaz, Mr. David Snow, Ms. Irene Hegedus, Chairman Richard Fernandez.

Absent: Mr. John Busta

II) BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES

Mr. Diaz visited all the new items on the agenda.

Ms. Hegedus had a conference call with the company that did the Architectural Design Manual.

Chairman Fernandez visited 215 Grand Concourse.

III) SWEARING IN OF WITNESSES

1) SWEARING IN OF WITNESSES BY VILLAGE ATTORNEY:

“Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”

The Board agreed to move the New Items to the top of the Agenda.

I) NEW ITEMS

1) PZ-1-17-20171: 215 Grand Concourse, (Owner) Miguel and Maureen Luna, Applicant) Same, (Agent) Wyn Bradly; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. One-story addition. Determine front of residence and setbacks.

Motion to approve subject to Staff’s recommendations by Ms. Hegedus, seconded by Mr. Diaz and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

2) PZ-1-17-20172: 9525 NW 1st Court, (Owner) Dana and Tomas Vignale, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Steve Luria; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. One-story addition.

Motion to approve subject to Staff’s recommendations by Mr. Diaz, seconded by Ms. Hegedus and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

3) PZ-1-17-20173: 10007 NE 4 Avenue, (Owner) John Butler and Christina Imburgia, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Louis Imburgia; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. One story addition.

Motion to approve subject to Staff’s recommendations by Mr. Snow with recommendations and that the applicant consider including the carport element as part of the design. Taking the existing feature of the carport and moving it over to the side expanding it over the new driveway. Seconded by Mr. Diaz. Discussion took place about the Motion. Side setbacks are discussed. The vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

IV) ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARING

Chairman Fernandez recognized that Mayor Alice Burch was present in the audience.

Chairman Fernandez without objection advanced on the Agenda the Architectural Design Manual presentation.

1) Council request: Planning board to hold a public hearing and provide recommendation on Downtown “Architectural Design Manual.”

a) Consider adoption of the Downtown “Architectural Design Manual” and Village Code of Ordinance amendments to apply the regulations.

Natasha Alfonso, gave a 5-minutes presentation to explain the Downtown “Architectural Design Manual” they have drafted for Miami Shores. She mentioned Mr. Kevin Crowder who is working with them and is resident of Miami Shores. Ms. Alfonso to present about development and re-development. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life. The Village Council had requested they prepare the Architectural Design Manual which focused on knowing the history of Miami Shores looking at the past and present architectural designs to understand what the essence of the Village is. They looked at how to establish design standards that will help them keep uniformity and create a distinct image that is true to Miami Shores. Lastly, was to establish a pattern book or manual of the approved architectural styles. The second part was the parking analysis and she spoke about their study and what they found about it and she gave more details. Chairman Fernandez asked are you telling us that retail and restaurants require more parking than say a service based business, is that what you are telling us? Ms. Alfonso said yes and she explained. She also explained about the street scape analysis they did to understand more. Ms. Alfonso gave more details from their study. She mentioned that when they presented to the Village Council they got pretty good feedback. Chairman Fernandez asked questions. Mr. Sarafan said that what Council is looking for is for the Planning Board’s recommendation. Chairman Fernandez asked the Board if they wished to give Ms. Alfonso 5 more minutes to continue to present. The Board granted the 5 minutes. Ms. Alfonso continued to present as to their plans in the downtown area. She spoke about the window standard with a minimum of 30% glass no less than that. Only clear glass will be allowed. She spoke about the replacement had to be done they would have to follow the requirements. Security bars would be prohibited. Removable hurricane shutters would be allowed. She presented the paint pallets that would have to be followed by tenants. Mechanical to be placed in the rear of the building. Styles influenced in the Mimo style very common to this area. She showed the examples. Public Hearing is now open. 1. Patrice Gillespie of 358 NE 101 Street she is a volunteer at the Chambers Advisory Committee and she testified that they were very impresses with what is being proposed. Ms. Gillespie said that this is the kind of development that will attract future investment. 2. Joseph Cole of 80 NE 97 Street one block west of the Chase Bank. He expressed his excitement in seeing this kind of proposal. He encouraged the Board to advance the work. 3. Joseph Klar of 125 NE 98 Street. He testified that he owns a business on 2nd Avenue doing visuals for Architects. He would love to see the downtown area grow and be the place to be. He feels that there is new business that would benefit from these enhancements being proposed. 4. Sheryl Piper of 1311 NE 103 Street. She expressed excitement and feels this is the direction we should head in. Public Hearing is now closed. It was the consent of the Board to have discussion at the end of the meeting.

2) Council request: Planning board to hold a public hearing on an amendment to Chapter 20 Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places to create a resident only parking district adjacent the Miami Shores Downtown.

Chairman Fernandez gave a recount of what had happened at our last public hearing and all the opposition expressed then. He said that there was one person who spoke in favor. Chairman Fernandez pointed out that none of them are here tonight.

1. Joseph Cole of 80 NE 97 Street. He said that he did not know very much about this proposal because he did not attend the public hearing. As a resident he not in favor of having a parking sticker. He has not experienced any problems. If there was to develop lest address it then. He proposed creating a parking lane on the swale.

2. Joe Davis of 9023 NE 8 Avenue has a question pertaining to large family gatherings and his concern is will he have to get parking permits for them. Secondly, is there going to be towing trucks enforcing these parking district.

Public Hearing is now closed.

It was the consent of the Board to have a discussion at the end of the meeting.

3) Village Council request for Board to Hold a Public Hearing and Provide Recommendation on Amending Village Code of Ordinances: ARTICLE II Local Business Tax; Sec. 14-17. - Required; hours for retail sales.

a) Consider permitting 24-Hour gas stations.

Chairman Fernandez said that this was discussed at the last hearing. There were some interested parties present who are here now. Please give a small presentation for the member of the Board that was not present las time.

1. Bill Riley, Attorney, office located at 333 SW 2nd Avenue representing Miami Shores Service Station Inc. wholly owned by the Ubieta family. Mr. Wiley asked to approach the bench and hand out two items to the Board that would help to explain his presentation. Chairman Fernandez mentioned that there was some extensive discussion at the last hearing. Mr. Riley said that the property is located at 8700 Biscayne Blvd. They bought the property as an existing gas station. They are trying to attract new investors. The have received the attention of the investors for 7 Eleven. Gas station and convenience store open for 24 hours. Not to sell of beer and wine. Mr. Sarafan clarifies that what they want to do is keep the store open but not to sell beer and wine after 1 AM. Mr. Riley explained the use of the property. He explained the security and all the lighting that it will have. In order for them to attract the investors they require a 24-hour operation. Mr. Riley addressed the papers he handed out. Points out to page 3. They propose a police sub-station in this proposal. They hope to curve criminal activity with this sub-station. In addition, increasing the signage is one of their proposal. He mentioned the letter from the city of Miami recommending this 24-hour gas station. 7 Eleven is a great chain that has had success throughout Miami. Chairman Fernandez mentioned that this is a B2 district. He foresees an issue with the other B2 district wanting to have 24-hour operation too. Mr. Riley proposed the it could be a conditional use subject to approval by the Board.

Public hearing is now open.

1. Mr. Hunt Davis of 9875 Dixie Hwy. He testified that he does enjoy the gas station. Not in agreement with the police sub-station. Reluctant about a 24/7 business opening. The Board asked questions. Mr. Davis says that there could be a problem with juveniles creating problems at odd hours of the night. Concerns about a place where people would congregate at odds hours of the night. Mr. Davis suggests that Chief Lystad should be consulted about these concerns.

Public hearing is now closed.

Mr. Riley put forward some concluding remarks. There was Board discussion at this time concerning the issue of revoking the 24-hour operation. Mr. Wiley explains that they would not like to have a breach of contract. Chairman Fernandez explains that things happen when the property changes ownership. Mr. Wiley said that this would not be their case.

Discussion took place about the dog park. Chairman Fernandez read in the heading of the Resolution being proposed. Further discussion about the dog park Resolution. The Board suggests that this should be looked at within 6 months of opening of the sight that an analysis be complete. Discussion by the Board happened at this time. Mr. Sarafan suggest that by consensus the Board can suggest staff to agenda something 6 months from now as to the report the Board wants. There is a consensus about this.

No public comment on the Resolution

Motion to approve by Mr. Snow, seconded by Chairman Fernandez. The Board had a discussion about the Resolution and Mr. Snow’s proposal. Chairman Fernandez asked Mr. Naranjo is the Village treated any different than the residents regarding the application and approval process for Building purposes. Mr. Naranjo said no they are required to go through the same process as it relates to Building. Mr. Sarafan states that as it was previously stated by Mr. Dacquisto that this was in a park zoned property and planning approval was not required for park zoned property. The Board asked questions. Discussion by the Board about the dog park and future projects took place at this time. Motion passed 3-1 with Mr. Diaz voting against it.

Chairman Fernandez asked that when Mr. Dacquisto gets back he needs to get together with the Chair and discuss how to go about the items that were still pending. Mr. Diaz would like Staff to give the Board an amendment of the downtown parking, he would like another version with different language. The Chair suggested that Mr. Diaz put together a draft and give it to Mr. Dacquisto. The Board had a lengthy discussion about downtown parking and the developing of the downtown area. Wrapping up the Board discussed the different limitations of Code writing, The Board gave examples of different areas and how they deal with parking. Mr. Sarafan expressed his understanding of the downtown parking and the anticipation of extra parking being needed. He would also ask that the Board get a copy of the parking inventory that was done.

Natasha Alfonso of 3302 East Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano. They are recommending for the residential parking. Suggesting a parking permit not paid for. They suggested different ways of parking. The Board discussion took place.

Chairman Fernandez asked the Board if they would be agreeable to a Workshop? The Board is in agreement. Mr. Snow would like to have the Consultants at this Workshop. The Board wants the parking study at this workshop. The Chair will work with Mr. Dacquisto in setting up this workshop.

Motion to table the Architectural Design Standards and the Parking Permit by Mr. Snow, seconded by Ms. Hegedus and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.


Chairman Fernandez is uncertain as to the direction he would like to go about the 24-hour gas station. Motion to table by Ms. Hegedus, seconded by Mr. Snow and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

V) MINUTES

1) January 26, 2017

Motion to approve the minutes was made by Mr. Snow, seconded by Mr. Diaz and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

2) February 9, 2017

Motion to approve the minutes with corrections made by Mr. Diaz, seconded by Mr. Snow and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

VI) TABLED ITEMS

1. Council request: Planning board to hold a public hearing and provide recommendation on Downtown “Architectural Design Manual.”NEXT WORKSHOP –TBA.

2. Council request: Planning board to hold a public hearing on an amendment to Chapter 20 Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places to create a resident only parking district adjacent the Miami Shores Downtown.

3. Village Council request for Board to Hold a Public Hearing and Provide Recommendation on Amending Village Code of Ordinances: ARTICLE II Local Business Tax; Sec. 14-17. - Required; hours for retail sales.

a) Consider permitting 24-Hour gas stations.

b) TBD.

II) NEXT REGULAR BOARD HEARING – March 23, 2017.

III) ADJOURNMENT

a) Adjourn.

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