Hailey P&Z approves latest changes for
By MATT FURBER
Express Staff Writer
In the latest permutations of the Airport
West business park patchwork, Hailey Planning and Zoning commissioners approved
new plat designations for three lots on three different blocks of the
The request for changes are the second in
a series of "replats" developers for Airport West Partners have made in the last
year to accommodate the needs of various business owners looking at property in
Some of the parcels have sold in entirety
and others are shared business areas.
Hailey planning director Kathy Grotto
expects one more round of changes with a series of splits to other blocks in the
Being close to the airport, the popularity
of the location has been high and with that has come more traffic. From the
outset neighbors have feared the development would impact the quality of
Broadford Road, which is of substandard pavement and a popular walking street,
Access to Airport West is only permitted
from Airport Way, allegedly some of the new traffic in the area has been making
inappropriate use of Broadford Road. According to neighbors present at Mondayís
meeting, the Highland Drive emergency route and Airport Westís Jetstar and Comet
streets have been "used a lot lately" by construction traffic.
"Lots of trucks and trailers (have been
using the road)," said Airport West neighbor Mark Sliwicky of Broadford
Highlands. "Itís been done, and they are doing it."
The city and George Kirk, who is marketing
the property, have promised to look into the misuse of the emergency access
lanes leading to Airport West.
The three large blocks are being split
into smaller sections, which will provide for more diverse development
preventing a "wall effect" to the development.
City planning staff was supportive of the
changes, although they asked that the commission and the developer address
concerns about snow storage. Grotto pointed out that just as Airport West
planned for snow storage on new streets, so should developers of the sold
properties for their driveways and parking. Zoning ordinances for the property
do allow for double-fronted business properties that will allow the deliveries
to the "alley" side of businesses, leaving the street side to be more readily
Landscaping in the subdivision is going
full tilt, said Kirk. There was some concern that Hailey Nursery, the contractor
for the landscaping detail and a plot owner in the subdivision has been using
water for business other than Airport West improvements.
In other business, Susan Lidstone of Robin
Hood Drive in the Nottingham neighborhood was granted preliminary plat approval
for her short plat that will remove a restrictive building envelope, which is
more restrictive than regular set backs on residential property. It will allow
her to build an auxiliary building on her property. The short plat will go
directly to the city council for approval.
Silver Star Drive resident Shannon King
was granted a conditional use permit to continue an infant day care business she
had run previously with a different group of babies. Because she was closed for
six months she had to re-apply for the permit. A neighbor voiced some concern
about traffic and the childrenís safety on the unfenced property. King said the
children are too young to be outdoors and all pick-ups and drop-offs should
happen only in front of her property.
"Day cares are allowed with a conditional
use permit in certain parts of the city," said commission chairman Pat Cooley.
King will also need to change her exterior
lighting to conform with the city lighting ordinance. All businesses and
residents are required to comply with the ordinance by August 21.