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Meeting Date: 09/14/2021  
By: Chris Anderson, Community Development

Adopt Resolution #21-260 Granting Approval of Final Plat and Development Agreement for Williams Woods (Project No. 20-138); Case of Bill Boyum
The purpose of this case is to consider approval of the Final Plat and Development Agreement for a nine (9) lot subdivision known as Williams Woods.  The plat includes six (6) total parcels all affiliated with 7363 175th Avenue NW (the "Subject Property").  The City Council approved the Preliminary Plat on June 22, 2021 and the Final Plat is generally consistent with the approved Preliminary Plat.  The Planning Commission has approved a variance to cul-de-sac length for the project as well as a variance to wetland setbacks for several lots (Lots 3-5).
The City attempted to notify Property Owners, as reflected in the Anoka County Property Records, within 700 feet of the Subject Property of the Public Hearing held by the Planning Commission on June 3, 2021 (for Preliminary Plat; there is no Public Hearing requirement for Final Plat consideration).  The Public Hearing notice was also posted in the City's Official Newspaper, the Anoka County UnionHerald. No additional notification was provided, or is required, for this meeting.
The plat will create nine (9) new single family residential lots accessed by a public cul-de-sac off of 175th Avenue.  Lots will range in size from approximately 3.5 acres up to about 22 acres.  All lots comply with the bulk standards of the R-1 Residential (Rural Developing) District.  

As the City Council may recall, the owner of an adjacent, landlocked parcel, had requested a 60-foot wide access be provided from the new public street to his land.  However, the approval of the Preliminary Plat was not contingent upon inclusion of the requested access.  Subsequently, that property owner has submitted a formal petition for the City to grant a cartway to access his land.  MN State Statutes outline the procedure for processing such a petition.  The City Attorney has confirmed that since the access was not a contingency of approval of the Preliminary Plat, it cannot be a requirement of the Final Plat.  A separate case is on the agenda this evening to specifically address the cartway petition. 


Alternative 1: Approve the Final Plat and Development Agreement for Williams Woods.  The Final Plat is generally consistent with the approved Preliminary Plat.  The project is consistent with the zoning designation (R-1 Residential Rural Developing), with the Future Land Use Map designation (Rural Developing), and appears to minimize impacts to natural resources on site.  Staff supports this alternative.

Alternative 2: Do not approve the Final Plat.  As noted, the Final Plat is generally consistent with the Preliminary Plat, which City Council previously approved earlier this summer.  Staff does not support this alternative.
Funding Source:
The Applicant is responsible for all costs associated with review.
The Planning Commission recommended approval of the project and the City Council previously approved the Preliminary Plat for Williams Woods.  This is the final step in the platting process.
Motion to adopt Resolution #21-260 approving the Final Plat and Development Agreement for Williams Woods.

Site Location Map
Final Plat
Site Plan
June 3, 2021 Planning Commission Case for Preliminary Plat
June 22, 2021 City Council Case for Preliminary Plat
Development Agreement
Resolution #21-260: Final Plat and Development Agreement
Required Changes to Plat Sheet

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Bruce Westby Bruce Westby 09/09/2021 02:05 PM
Kurt Ulrich Kurt Ulrich 09/09/2021 02:20 PM
Form Started By: Chris Anderson Started On: 09/02/2021 01:42 PM
Final Approval Date: 09/09/2021


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