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File #: 15-266    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Study Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/28/2015 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 11/5/2015 Final action: 11/5/2015
Title: Community Conversation - Special Use Permit Major Amendment Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley 7000 E Lincoln Drive (SUP-15-01)
Indexes: Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley
Attachments: 1. Presentation - Ritz Carlton, 2. Applicant Letter Re Revised Site Plan, 3. Revised Ritz Booklet
Related files: 15-242, 15-219, 15-218, 15-243, 15-244, 15-121, 15-284, 15-324
TO: Mayor, Town Council, and Planning Commission

FROM: Eva Cutro, Community Development Director

DATE: November 5, 2015

CONTACT:
Staff Contact
Eva Cutro, 480-348-3522
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AGENDA TITLE:
Title
Community Conversation - Special Use Permit Major Amendment
Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley
7000 E Lincoln Drive (SUP-15-01)
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Background
REQUEST
On May 4, 2015, Five Star Development Resort Communities applied for a major amendment to the Ritz-Carlton SUP. The amendment to the SUP includes a mix of resort, residential, and retail uses on the site.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this study session is to formally transfer the application from the Planning Commission to the Town Council for further study and action. It is anticipated that the Council will receive input from the Commissioners and public at this meeting.

History
The property located at 7000 E. Lincoln Drive was annexed into the Town in 1964. In 1987 the Town Council granted a Special Use Permit and re-zoning for Sun Valley Resort a mix of resort units, residential lots, and a golf course. The SUP allowed for up to 500 resort keys, 39 R-43 cluster plan lots, and a golf course. Although an entrance circle on Indian Bend Road was constructed, no further development occurred.

In 2008 the Town Council granted an amendment to the existing Special Use Permit to allow for a resort community, including: a resort hotel with 225 rooms, spa, restaurants, and meeting space; 100 resort patio homes; 46 luxury detached residential homes, 15 one-acre home lots; and, site improvements including parking, landscaping, and lighting and, improvements to site infrastructure. This approval is current, however; no development has occurred.

In 2012 the Town adopted a new General Plan. The General Plan categorizes this property as one of the new Development Areas, intended to focus resort development into targeted areas that are most appropriate for accommodating the variety of land use...

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