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[CALL TO ORDER]

[2A. Present the draft Landscape Ordinance.]

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>> HAVING RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS ABUTTING THESE MAJOR SERVERS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO

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THINK ABOUT. NUMBER TWO NOT A JOE WEIS DO EVENTUALLY BECOME DEFUNCT, AND

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SO WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S THE SCREENING METHOD OUT THERE WHEN IT COMES TO AINTENANCE

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THERE'S A WARM MAINTENANCE EASEMENT. ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYTHING

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LOOKS FABULOUS AND IT STARTS SHIFTING AND YOU SEE A CHANGE. AND THE HOMEOWNER SAYS GOSH, I

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JUST REALIZED I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. THEIR WALL IS FAILING.

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IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY SO YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A VARIED LANDSCAPE BECAUSE EACH

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HOMEOWNER IS GOING TO HAVE THEIR OWN REFERENCE >> SO THIS GENERAL ISSUE ãI

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STRONGLY RECOMMEND BAD HAPPENED BECAUSE THOSE SECTIONS OF WALL ARE SUPER EXPENSIVE AND WHEN I

HEAR PRESENTERS SAY HOA WILL TAKE CARE OF IT ã >> I AM GLAD YOU RAISED THAT AND PERHAPS WE NEED TO REVISIT THIS. LET'S REVISIT THIS AS WELL AND MAKE SURE IT BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT SOMETHING. LET'S REVISIT ABSOLUTELY. SO PARKING.N ADDITION TO THE LANDSCAPING AND THE CANOPY

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COVERAGE LANDSCAPE POINT SYSTEM WE JUST TALKED ABOUT AND ALL OF THE ELEMENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED, THE CURRENT PARKING REQUIREMENTS ãLET ME TRY AND EXPLAIN WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE ãIT'S NOT AN AMENDMENT BUT WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING STIPULATES THAT ALL ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES BEYOND MINIMUM PARKING HAS TO BE A PERVIOUS AREA. LET IT BE A PERVIOUS AREA AND LET THE SOIL PERCOLATE THAT WATER AND FILTER THE WATER. IT IS INSENSIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING.

SO OUR GOAL IS LET'S BE AS GREEN AS POSSIBLE. LET'S LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF PERVIOUS AREA. AND SO IF YOU ARE GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND THE MINIMUM PARKING

AREAS WE ASK THAT IT BE A PERVIOUS AREA. >> CAN YOU DEFINED PERVIOUS? THEY ARE HOLLOW, BUT IT'S NOT LIKE MAKING AND REQUIRED DIRT PARKING LOT, IT'S ãYOU CAN REQUIRE THROUGH THIS ãDO YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?

>> THEY LOOK LIKE GRASS. >> NEED TO

>> YOU CAN'T HAVE AN UNIMPROVED PARKING SURFACE, NUMBER ONE. WE ALSO WANT TO GIVE SOME FLEXIBILITY. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE METROPLEX THAT ARE DOING THIS AND ABSOLUTELY WE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFICITY FOR THAT.

CARMEN, WOULD YOU PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THAT? NOW, IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT INSTITUTING NEW IDEOLOGIES AND THE ORDINANCES ARE LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE CURRENTLY SAYS THIS.

A REDUCTION OF 20 PERCENT OF THE REQUIRED MINIMUM PARKING SPACES BUT GRANTED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OUTSIDE OF OVERHEAD UTILITIES AND ADDITIONAL PRESERVATION.

SO WE HAVE ãWE HAVE A LOT OF OVERHEAD LINES THAT RUN ALONG OUR MAJOR THOROUGHFARES.

SO IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A LARGE TREE PLATING OR A CLUSTER OF TREES THERE COULD BE CONFLICT BETWEEN THOSE. SO WE ARE OFFERING ALTERNATIVES FOR THE LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS. I KNOW I ONLY HAVE 10 MINUTES. SO I'M GOING TO RUN THROUGH THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. THIS IS AN EXISTING TREE PRESERVATION PLAN LANDSCAPING TREE PRESERVATION PLAN. ALONG HERE YOU CAN SEE ALL THESE AXES YOU SEE ON HERE ARE TREES THAT ARE BEING REMOVED. IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN THEY REMOVED THESE TREES FROM THE PROPERTY. THIS IS THEIR EXISTING LANDSCAPE PLAN AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S A BUNCH OF GREEN AREA LIKELY WILL BE DEVELOPMENT ALONG HERE.

THIS IS THEIR ACCESS POINT IS A VERY ãIT'S A SOLID LANDSCAPE PLAN.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE IMPLEMENTED OUR CURRENT ORDINANCE FROM MITIGATION STANDPOINT AND A LANDSCAPE STANDPOINT. SO THEY HAVE A TOTAL OF 209 ã P210 PROTECTED TREES. OBVIOUSLY, THEY HAVE TO PRESERVE 40 PERCENT.

WHEN I POINTED OUT IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDE IS HERE AND IF WE IMPLEMENTED THE POINT SYSTEM, THEN THEY COULD ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING TO THIS EFFECT AND THEY CAN HAVE SOME SWELL SURRENDER WHICH EQUATES TO A POINT SYSTEM WHICH GIVES YOU SEVEN POINTS.

THEY WOULD INCREASE THE BUFFERING REQUIREMENT UP TO THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.SO YOU CAN AUTOMATICALLY SEE THERE ARE MORE ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.

NOW, THE PERVIOUS PARKING AREA ALONG HERE AS WELL. SO YOU CAN TELL THAT IT'S AN INTENSE PROGRAM.T'S NOT SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED BUT IT IS AN ENHANCED PROGRAM.

SO THERE IS NO, IN OUR OPINION, A HUGE BURDEN ON THE DEVELOPER. AND THE GOAL IS NEVER TO CREATE THAT BURDEN BUT THE GOAL WAS TO TAKE WHAT IS ON THE SITE AND WORK WITH IT.

LET'S USE AND OTHER EXAMPLE HERE WE GO. BUT OTHER ãLET'S LOOK AT THIS ONE. THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE DEVELOPMENT.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY HAVE THEIR LANDSCAPE PLAN HERE. IDENTIFY THEIR TREE PLANTINGS WITHIN THE PARKING AREA. JUST VERY TYPICAL. BUT IF WE WORK TO ENHANCE THIS SITE, YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY ã THIS IS OUR LANDSCAPE PLAN AND YOU CAN SEE THEY'VE GOT ãTHIS

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IS JUST GREEN SPACE. THEY WOULD MEET THEIR MINIMUM PERCENTAGE REQUIREMENTS REGARDLESS OF LANDSCAPING. BUT IF THEY WERE GOING TO INCLUDE MORE ELEMENTS TO IT AND YOU CAN SEE ALONG HEAR THEIR IS A GREEN ROOF AND YOU CREATE A BIO SWELL HERE AND THERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. AGAIN, THE GREEN ROOF IS NOT A VERY COMMON PRACTICE, BUT WE JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU HOW THE POINT SYSTEM COULD WORK. THEY HAVE EITHER OPPORTUNITIES THEY COULD DO. BUT WE WANTED TO SHOW BIO SWELL HERE GIVING WALLS ON ALL THESE CONCEPTS COMING INTO PLAY. THERE, YOU CAN SEE THAT. SO I KNOW WE HAVE HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION AND THERE'S BEEN SOME COMMENTARY. ALLOW US TO COME BACK TO YOU IN ANOTHER TWO WEEKS, LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE MORE. WE WILL NOW GIVE YOU MORE INFO AS IT RELATES TO THIS WORKING DOCUMENT. BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE FAIR TO JUST ãI THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD SLOWLY WALK THROUGH THIS, DIGESTED, I DON'T THINK ãI DON'T BELIEVE IT'S UNPALATABLE WE HAVE WORKED REALLY, REALLY HARD OVER THE PAST YEAR AND 1/2 TO GET IT TO THIS POINT. WE'VE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH ASSOCIATED WITH IT. WE HAVE TALKED TO NUMEROUS OTHER COMMUNITIES.

I KNOW THAT, YES, WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW WHO ARE MOVING FORWARD IN THAT DIRECTION.

OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS AS IT RELATES TO REWORKING THE DEVELOPMENT CODE SO OUR HOPE IS WE CAN GET THIS MOVING FORWARD VERY SOON TO CITY COUNCIL AS WELL WITH YOUR RECOMMENDATION. WE NEED TO TALK AND WE WILL BRING MORE PICTURES AND WE WILL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE WE SEE THINGS ãTHESE NATURAL HABITATS AND TREE PLANTINGS.

OUR LEGAL COUNSEL HAS LOOKED AT THIS BRIEFLY TOO, AND THEY HAVE REVIEWED THE ORDINANCES AND THE

OTHER GROUP IS LOOKED AT IT SEVERAL TIMES. >> ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE.

PICTURES.

HERE. THE WORD GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE I HAD NEVER HEARD.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. >> ROOF WAS UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY.

DEFINITION. WE WILL COME BACK WITH EXAMPLES OF TREE CANOPY COVERAGE VERSUS COVERAGE AND DRAW THAT OUT. WE WILL ILLUSTRATE THAT BETTER. I KNEW THAT TODAY'S CONVERSATION WOULD LEAD TO QUESTIONS, BUT I KNEW WE NEEDED TO START UP WITH THIS FIRST SET. WE HAVE A FEW MORE TO GO. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT AND

WE WILL COME BACK WITH MORE DRAWINGS. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

>> I THINK IT'S GREAT, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE STARTED LOOKING AT THE NORTHSTAR.

AS IT BECOMES BUILT UP IN THE FUTURE, AS MOST OF THAT'S BEEN AGRICULTURAL LAND, IT WILL GET CLOSER TO REACHING THE 30 PERCENT CANOPY. IT WILL EXCEED IN TIME

>> AND BECAUSE YOU HAVE A VERY

HAVE SOME TO GROW UP. IT'S JUST GOING TO BE LOVELY. >> VERY COLD.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA. I STILL HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, BUT WE ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, AND I'M SURE YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO NAIL THIS DOWN AND IF NOBODY HAS ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, WAS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE HAD TO

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.