P&Z Approves Hospice Site Plan with Conditions

Planning and Zoning Commissioners in Council Chambers Wednesday, Nov. 14 from left, Vice Chair Anne Nobile, Chair Fred Roach, Commissioner Avivah Smith-Nelson, Commissioner Pete Sheehey and Commissioner Cathy Mockler. Commissioners Ralph Phelps, Deborah Gill and David Sherrill were absent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Planning and Zoning Commissioners on Nov. 14 considered a request for approval of an amendment to a site plan for the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses (LAVNS) Hospice Campus Site Plan to be located at 2202 Canyon Dr.

Architect Doug Cook representing LAVNS and County Principal Planner Gary Leikness presented the request during the P&Z meeting held in the Community Building, 475 20th St.

Commissioner Pete Sheehey moved that the Planning and Zoning Commission approve with conditions, the proposed site plan for Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services, Inc., subject to the following conditions and for the reasons stated in the County’s staff report:

  • Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. will actively develop Phase II, a hospice facility, as evidenced by an active building permit for Phase II improvements, within three years of this approval. If Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. fails to do so the use of Phase I for accessory offices will be deemed null and void at such time, the occupation of the building and use as office space by Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. will immediately cease.
  • All parking standards shall be incorporated into the Phase II site plan in conformance with County Development Standards.
  • A drainage report and/or grading plan shall be provided to and approved by the County Engineer as part of the Phase II site plan review process.
  • All outdoor lighting shall conform to the New Mexico Dark Sky Protection Act and County Code requirements.
  • The temporary R.V. parking area will be located outside of County Right-of-way. Use of the temporary R.V. parking area will be in conformance with Los Alamos County Development Code Section 16-280, Recreational Vehicles and Equipment.
  • A utilities and public infrastructure report and/or site plan showing necessary easements for both existing and proposed utilizes shall be provided and approved as part of the Phase II site plan review process.
  • A detailed landscape and irrigation plan for Phase II shall be provided and approved as part of the Phase II site plan review process.
  • Prior to construction all building permit requirements will be filed and approved.
  • Signage, if any, will require approval of separate sign permits in conformance with County Development Standards.
  • Phase II improvements will necessitate additional site plan review and approval by this board.

 

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