Council unanimously approved the rezoning application by Evergreen Devco, a development company seeking approval on a request to rezone the existing Planned Area Development (PAD) to the Trellis at Roundtree Ranch PAD on approximately 18.5 acres at the northeast corner of 83rd and Olive avenues.
The agenda item was continued to Aug. 14 to allow for the applicant and the owner of the out parcel north of the proposed development to come to terms on various concerns raised during the June 19 public hearing.
Peoria Planning Director Chris Jacques listed the concerns of the out parcel owner, which included noise and light transmission from the apartments planned for construction near the home; the feeling of the owner’s property being in a parking lot; and lack of adequate discussion about the out parcel owner’s concerns.
Jacques said city staff and the applicant met with out parcel representatives July 25.
After the meeting, Stipulation 15 was placed in the application, which Jacques said addresses the out parcel owner’s concerns.
Jacques said the applicant has agreed to a 25-foot landscape buffer abutting the south and east sides of the out parcel; 24 parking spaces will be eliminated abutting the out parcel; an 8-foot masonry screen wall will be built along the boundary line of the out parcel; and five 36-inch box trees and five shrubs would be planted along the out parcel boundary.
John Vondesmar and Larinda Brown share a home on the out parcel and both spoke to council Aug. 14 about the applicant’s offer of $175,000, based on the applicant’s appraiser’s evaluation.
Vondesmar said before the meeting Aug. 14 that comparables used by the applicant’s appraiser were not properties that should have been used to compare with the value of his property. He said the appraiser used a downtown Peoria historical district home to compare.
Brown said the appraiser said their home was on a septic system, when it is hooked up to the city sewer system. She also said the appraisal listed their home with a carport when it should have listed it with a garage.
Vondesmar said he was not pleased with council’s decision.
In the parking lot outside council chambers, Vondesmar said, “It’s not over,” then got into his vehicle and drove away from City Hall.