Posted: September 10, 2020
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 20UR014 - Marcoe Heights #1 Subdivision

Agenda Item Title:

20UR014 - Conditional Use Permit to allow a childcare center

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
Kennedy Design Group, Inc for Ryan Zens
Staff Contact:
Fletcher Lacock, Current Planner III
4703 South Canyon Road
Agenda Item Summary:
(Update September 2, 2020. All revised and/or added text is shown in bold.) This item was continued from the August 6, 2020 Planning Commission meeting to allow the applicant to hold a neighborhood meeting and to explore noise, access, fencing, and playground locations. On August 26, 2020, the applicant held a neighborhood meeting and addressed concerns regarding noise, privacy, and traffic. The applicant is proposing to keep the play area in its current location, provide additional fencing along the side and rear drive aisle, and to sign and stripe the approaches to direct traffic. In particular, access will be limited to the northern approach with everyone exiting the property from the southern approach. The loading and unloading area is on the south side of the building away from the entrance to ensure the children’s safety. The City’s Traffic Engineer has also conducted a speed study on South Canyon Road from August 12 through August 25 and provided additional data from April 2020. The speed study found that average speed was between 35.1 and 36.5 mph and was typically faster in the westbound lane. The speed study indicates that traffic calming measures are not needed in this location. Staff recommends approval of the Conditional Use Permit to allow a childcare center with two additional stipulations of approval:• Upon submittal of a Building Permit, a site plan shall be submitted identifying signage and striping for the approaches, and• Upon submittal of a Building Permit, the site plan shall be revised to show a six-foot high screening fence along the drive aisle on the south and west sides of the property. The applicant has submitted a Conditional Use Permit to allow a childcare center located at 4703 South Canyon Road. The proposed childcare center will provide care for up to 125 children ages 2-13 years old with 12-15 employees. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. An outdoor play area is proposed on the east side of the building and will be accessed from the inside of the building. The outdoor play area will be enclosed with a minimum 52-inch high wood privacy fence.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve with Stipulations
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission continued to the September 10, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting: 8/6/2020; Planning Commission Approved with Stipulations as outlined in the Project Report: 9/10/2020

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