MOUNTAIN PLAN MODIFICATION
27 May 2015
To: City of Scottsdale Planning Commissioners
Re: Diamond Mountain Plan Modifications case
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) supports a recommendation of
DENIAL to the City Council on this request for Modifications to case
- The community outreach has been
completely inadequate and the applicant has done little, if
anything, to respond to the concerns of the adjacent residents.
entitlements would allow only 8 to 9 lots on the 37 acre parcel.
A nearly 2.5 times increase is
too much density to allow protection of the environmental
features on the property.
- No increase in density should be
approved until there is a plan to protect the environmental
features on the entire approximate 50 acre parcel.
The applicant should not be allowed to
split the property into separate parcels. The property contains
environmental features, high priority NAOS and environmental
constraints. Only by
treating the property as a single parcel can its environmental
features be properly protected.
- The Dynamite Foothills Character Area
Plan and Implementation Program recommends that existing
allowable densities under current zoning are appropriate.
Therefore this requested increase in density is inconsistent
with the Character Area Plan.
The Dynamite Foothills Character Area
Implementation Program states that construction envelopes should
not be placed on slopes over 15%. The conceptual development
plan provides a graphic illustrating the proposed cluster areas
on locations with
15% to 25% and greater slopes.
Again, this proposal is
inconsistent with that Character Area Plan.
COGS continues to be
disappointed that city staff is recommending approval of projects
that are inconsistent with adopted and community planned Character
Respectfully we request that all
commissioners deny this case request.
Sonnie Kirtley, COGS
For The Coalition of
Greater Scottsdale Board of Directors