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Idaho Fine Art Academy DES, CZCU-A-2020-0121 Conditions Document 1 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 CERTIFICATE OF ZONING COMPLIANCE REPORT DATE: July 14, 2020 TO: Jacob Rivard, Hummel Architects FROM: Alan Tiefenbach, Associate City Planner SUBJECT: Idaho Fine Art Academy DES, CZCU-A-2020-0121 West Ada School District OWNER: DESCRIPTION OF APPLICANT'S REQUEST The applicant, Jacob Rivard of Hummel Architects, requests Certificate of Zoning Compliance (CZC) and Design Review (DES) approval to construct a 34,451 sq. ft. educational facility on 18.88 acres of land in the C-G zoning district. The site is located at 915 E. Central Drive. DECISION The applicant's request for Certificate of Zoning Compliance and Design Review is approved with the conditions listed in this report. Note: This is not a building permit. Please contact Building Services at (208) 887-2211 to verify if you need a building permit and/or inspection. If you do need a building permit, you must complete that process before you commence the use or construction. Please contact Building Services for additional details about building permits and inspections. DESIGN STANDARD EXCEPTIONS The Applicant seeks Design Standard Exceptions from the following requirements of the Architectural Standards Manual: 1. 2.3A - Consistently incorporate at least two (2) architectural features into the building design that are pedestrian scale, to include: fenestration patterns; architectural elements such as ledges, lighting, or canopies; material or pattern banding; or detailing (see Pedestrian Scale definition). 2. 3.4C - For flat roofs, incorporate primary and secondary roof elements including but not limited to: multiple material types along parapets, multiple parapet elevations with at least 1-foot change in elevation, or modulation of at least 2-feet in the parapet, such as along entryway overhangs. Qualifying elements must exist for at least 20% the length of Conditions Document 2 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 applicable façades. May also incorporate secondary roof types, such as hip roofs along overhangs. In order to grant approval for a design standard exception request, the Director will consider the following: 1. The standard(s) that are proposed to be exempt, including the actual text; 2. The reason the exception is requested; and 3. How the alternative means for compliance meets the intent and goals of the requested standard exemption, or how the alternative proposes to maintain a similar level of effort by exceeding other site and building standards. In regard to 2.3A requiring pedestrian scale architectural features, this requirement is not met on the south and west sides. The applicant’s architect has responded these sides of the building are part of Phase One, and Phase Two will involve building a performance center in this area. The applicant’s architect acknowledges pedestrian features are minimized in this area for that reason. However, he notes the south and west sides utilize two toned CMU block that starts as solid and graduates to two toned masonry. The architect mentions greater levels of design at the south and west sides will be addressed with the phase two building and provided conceptual elevations of the performance center building. Conceptual elevations of both Phase One and Phase Two have been included with this report. In regard to the rooflines, the applicant’s representative acknowledges the rooflines to not meet the requirements to vary the rooflines and parapets and no less than 50’ intervals. His response is that other forms of modulation have been provided, including extending the second floor over first floor to provide a break in the façade through the use of an overhang. Use of complimentary materials in the masonry and metals panels, patterning of the fenestration, utilization of different metal panels to provide different texture, color, and rhythm to represent sheet music as shown on the attached sketch SK-02. In addition, trees and other forms of vegetation are called out in L1.00 CZC Landscape Plan to compliment the building. Finally, when the performance center building is constructed, it will provide additional variation in height. The Director finds that the proposed exceptions will not be detrimental to the public welfare or impair the intended use/character of the surrounding properties. The architectural design as proposed meets the intent of the Architectural Standards Manual, staff does not see the utility in requiring pedestrian detailing on facades that will covered by a new building and given the architectural interest applied to the project staff does not see it useful to require the cost and expense required to provide additional modulation in the rooflines. Conditions Document 3 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 Site Specific Conditions of Approval 1. The architecture and design shall be consistent in terms of quality and features as is shown on the elevations included with this report. Modifications to these elevations shall be reviewed and approved with the building permit submittal. 2. The applicant shall construct the pathway and landscaping reflected at the west perimeter of the site consistent with the standards as set forth in UDC 11-3A-7A7, 11- 3A-8 and 11-3B-12C. The applicant shall also construct a 10’ sidewalk (multi-use pathway) along Central Ave to connect the aforementioned pathway with the east property boundary. The applicant shall construct all proposed fencing and/or any fencing required by the UDC, consistent with the standards as set forth in UDC 11-3A-7 and 11-3A-6B. 3. Any changes to the site plan required by ACHD will require City review and approval of the revised plans. 4. The site, landscape plans and elevations included in Exhibits B, C & D are approved by the City of Meridian Planning Division. Standard Conditions of Approval 1. Per Section A of the City of Meridian Architectural Standards Manual, the Director (at the applicant's request) has approved a Design Exception to 2.3A and 3.4C of the Manual. 2. No signs are approved with this application. Prior to installing any signs on the property, the applicant shall submit a sign permit application consistent with the standards in UDC Chapter 3 Article D and receive approval for such signs. 3. The applicant shall complete all improvements related to public life, safety, and health as set forth in UDC 11-5C-3B. A surety agreement may be accepted for other improvements in accord with UDC 11-5C-3C. 4. Upon installation of the landscaping and prior to inspection by Planning Division staff, the applicant shall provide a written certificate of completion as set forth in UDC 11- 3B-14A. 5. The elevations prepared by Humell Architects on August May 11, 2020, are approved by the City of Meridian Planning Division as shown in Exhibit C. 6. The approved site plan, landscape plan and/or elevations may not be altered without prior written approval of the City of Meridian Planning Division. 7. The applicant shall pay any applicable impact fees prior to the issuance of a building permit. Conditions Document 4 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 8. If any changes must be made to the site plan to accommodate ACHD requirements, the applicant shall submit a new site plan to the City of Meridian Planning Division for approval prior to issuance of the building permit. 9. The applicant shall complete all required improvements prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. It is unlawful to use or occupy any building or structure until the Building Official has issued a Certificate of Occupancy. 10. The City of Meridian requires that the owner enter into a Warranty Surety Agreement and post a Warranty Surety in the amount of 20% of the total construction cost for all completed public sewer and water infrastructure for a duration of two years. This surety amount will be verified by a line item final cost invoicing provided by the owner to the City. The surety can be posted in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit, cash deposit or bond, and must be in place prior to Certificate of Occupancy. Applicant must file an application for surety, which can be found on the Community Development Department website. Please contact Land Development Services for more information at 208-887- 2211. 11. The applicant and/or assigns shall have the continuing obligation to provide irrigation that meets the standards as set forth in UDC 11-3B-6 and to install and maintain all landscaping as set forth in UDC 11-3B-5, UDC 11-3B-13 and UDC 11-3B-14. 12. The project is subject to all current City of Meridian ordinances and previous conditions of approval associated with this site (H-2019-0088, H-2019-0045, H-2018-0071, H- 2019-0105; ORD 19-1861). 13. The issuance of this CZC does not release the applicant from any previous requirements of the other permits issued for the site. 14. The applicant and/or property owner shall have an ongoing obligation to prune all trees to a minimum height of six feet above the ground or sidewalk surface to afford greater visibility of the area. 15. The applicant has a continuing obligation to comply with the outdoor lighting provisions as set forth in UDC 11-3A-11. 16. The applicant and/or property owner shall have an ongoing obligation to maintain all landscaping and constructed features within the clear vision triangle consistent with the standards in UDC 11-3A-3. 17. The applicant and/or assigns shall have the continuing obligation to meet the specific use standards for the proposed use as set forth in UDC 11-4-3-14 for a public education institution. CITY COUNCIL REVIEW Conditions Document 5 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 The applicant or a party of record may request City Council review of a decision of the Director. All requests for review shall be filed in writing with the Planning Division on or before July 30, 2020, within fifteen (15) days after the written decision is issued, and contain the information listed in UDC 11-5A-6B. If City Council review of the decision is not requested, the action of the Director represents a final decision on a land use application. You have the right to request a regulatory taking analysis under Idaho Code 67-8003. EXPIRATION The Certificate of Zoning Compliance shall expire if the construction, alteration or the use has not commenced within one year of the date of issuance of the Certificate of Zoning Compliance. In accord with the above provisions, the subject Certificate of Zoning Compliance is valid until July 14, 2021. EXHIBITS A: Vicinity Map B: Site Plan (dated: June 1, 2020) C: Landscape Plan (6/1/2020) D: Elevations (dated: 7/7/2020) E. Rendering (dated 6/23/2020) Conditions Document 6 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 Exhibit A: Vicinity Map Conditions Document 7 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 Exhibit B: Site Plan (dated: 6/1/2020) Conditions Document 8 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 Exhibit C: Landscape Plan (dated: 6/1/2020) Conditions Document 9 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 Exhibit D: Elevations (dated: 5/11/2020) Conditions Document 10 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 Exhibit E. Elevations after Phase 2 is constructed – not part of this CZC (dated: 7/7/2020). Conditions Document 11 Idaho Fine Art Academy - CZC, DES - A-2020-0121 Exhibit E: Rendering (dated: 6/23/2020)