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File #: 15-121    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Study Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/15/2015 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/21/2015 Final action: 7/21/2015
Title: Work Study Session - Special Use Permit Major Amendment Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley 7000 E Lincoln Drive (SUP-15-01)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report 121, 2. open space plan, 3. will serve letter, 4. 5 Star-Ritz SOD check list (2), 5. Ritz Setbacks Traffic (Updated)
Related files: 15-242, 15-218, 15-136, 15-219, 15-266, 15-324, 15-243, 15-244
TO: Chair and Planning Commission

FROM: Eva Cutro, Community Development Director

DATE: July 21, 2015

Staff Contact
Eva Cutro, 480-348-3522

Work Study Session - Special Use Permit Major Amendment
Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley
7000 E Lincoln Drive (SUP-15-01)


The purpose of the study session is to review the Open Space Plan and EPCOR Will-Serve letter for the proposed amendment to the Ritz-Carlton Special Use Permit.

The Statement of Direction states:

E. Perimeter Setbacks/Open Space

An Open Space Element shall be provided by the applicant. It shall address both private and public open spaces, passive and active recreation, and undeveloped/natural areas. The Resort Guideline for open space is 40%. The Commission shall review this element and also consider landscape buffering as a transition from the large scale development along the eastern border with the City of Scottsdale.

The Resort Guidelines state:

Open space, which shall consist of land and water areas retained for active or passive recreation purposes or essentially undeveloped areas retained for resource protection or preservation purposes, a minimum of 40%

The applicant provided the attached Open Space Plan. It illustrates total open space at 57% or 60.3 acres. This satisfies the Open Space Guidelines and Statement of Direction; however, this plan will need to be updated should other site plan revisions occur. Staff believes there is ample open space on the site and future site plan revisions should not bring the open space percentage below 40%.

The Statement of Direction states:

G. Additional Review Items

Any necessary upgrades for potable water supply shall be explored.

The applicant provided the attached Will Serve Letter for Water Service from EPCOR to satisfy this SOD requirement.


The property located at 7000 E. Lincoln Drive was an...

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