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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 4

Meeting Date: September 25, 2007

Subject/Title: Set the date of October 9, 2007, to hear an appeal filed by Sal Rahmany of the Planning Commission’s effective denial of a conditional use permit (CUP 07-18) to allow a check cashing and money transfer business known as Quick Check Cashing Store, in an approximate 1,257 sq. ft. tenant space located at 6660 Lone Tree Way, suite 6, within Lone Tree Center

Prepared by: John Strandberg, Community Development Technician

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION
Set October 9, 2007, as the hearing date to consider the appeal filed by Sal Rahmany in regard to the Planning Commission’s effective denial on the proposed conditional use permit (CUP 07-18) to allow a check cashing and money transfer business known as Quick Check Cashing Store, in an approximate 1,257 sq. ft. tenant space located at 6660 Lone Tree Way, suite 6, within Lone Tree Center

PREVIOUS ACTIONS
• Planning Commission approval of MS 362-02 and DR 01-32 on February 5, 2002, for the 159,000 square foot Lone Tree Center retail shopping center.

• Planning Commission effectively denies the conditional use permit application for a Quick Check Cashing Store on September 4, 2007, Resolution No. 07-061 with a 2-2 vote.

BACKGROUND
At the Planning Commission meeting of September 4, 2007, a public hearing was held regarding the applicant’s request for a conditional use permit for a check cashing and money transfer business located at 6660 Lone Tree Way, suite 6, within Lone Tree Center.

At the September 4, 2007, public hearing, public comment was heard and discussion ensued by the Commissioners regarding concerns on the appropriateness of a check cashing business at this location. Topics of discussion were the proximity of this business to the shopping center and neighborhoods, lack of a security plan, and impacts on surrounding businesses. Concerns were also brought forth regarding the lack of an applicant background check by the Police Department.

The public hearing was closed and after Commission discussion, the vote took place. The application was effectively denied due to a tie vote with two Commissioners voting to approve the project, two voting to deny the project, and one commissioner not participating due to a conflict.

Sal Rahmany of Quick Check Cashing Stores filed an appeal of this denial on September 5, 2007. A second letter was submitted on September 12, 2007, setting forth the grounds for the appeal citing “…the security issue has been resolved, Quick Check Cashing Stores Inc. is a financial institution, the City has issued him a business license, and Planning Commission failed to act on the application.”

As required by Section 17.880.003.C, Sal Rahmany has completed the required application, submitted the required appeal fee, and provided a statement setting forth the specific grounds for the appeal. It is a procedural requirement that the City Council set the hearing. It is recommended that the City Council set October 9, 2007 as the date for the hearing on the appeal request.

FISCAL IMPACT
The applicant paid the required $122.00 appeal fee.

Attachments:
1. Appeal application received from Sal Rahmany, dated “Received September 5, 2007”
2. Letters from Sal Rahmany dated September 5, 2007 and September 12, 2007
 

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