By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
A proposal for new medical and professional offices near the Yukon hospital would allow small building and lot sizes.
The Yukon Planning Commission, at its April 13 meeting, recommended approval of a planned unit development (PUD) for The Commons of Yukon at Health Center Parkway and Professional Circle.
The purpose of this new PUD is to permit smaller commercial lots with increased building coverage and reduced setbacks in The Commons, a professional office development west of Garth Brooks Boulevard and north of N.W. 10th.
The developer, Glenn Bodin of Commons of Yukon LLC, plans to build more administrative, medical and professional offices southwest of Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital.
Larger structures are now on the site, said city planner Cindy Wright said.
“If you go and look at other light medical/office complexes or general office complexes, the trend is going toward the smaller sites so they can be sold off individually,” Wright told commissioners. “You’ll see a lot of the physicians that work in the larger hospitals wanting their smaller offices close by.”
The original PUD for The Commons of Yukon was approved in 2006 and several office buildings have been developed. The property is zoned C-3 (restricted commercial district).
This new PUD would “allow users to come in and build buildings of smaller size as individuals want to own some of those buildings,” project engineer Mark Grubbs told commissioners. “This allows for either smaller or larger buildings.”
The plan proposes a minimum lot area of 7,000 square feet, minimum lot width of 50 feet, maximum building lot coverage of 85 percent, and maximum height of 45 feet.
Yukon city code permits minimum lot area of 12,000 square feet, minimum lot width of 100 feet, maximum lot coverage of 50 percent, and maximum height of 35 feet.
NEW EQUIPMENT RETAIL STORE
In other business at its April 13 meeting, the planning commission recommended approval of plans for a new retail store near a future Interstate 40 interchange.
Commissioners voted 4-0 to recommend approval of a final plat for a Country Equipment Rentals retail store north of W Vandament directly west of Bounce Academy Gymnastics Center. The city council will consider the positive recommendation at an upcoming meeting.
The four-acre site is south of the Frisco Road development area, which is expected to see considerable growth in coming years with construction of the Frisco Road/I-40 interchange.
NEW SIX-LOT OFFICE PARK
A new office park moved a step closer to reality at the planning commission meeting.
Commissioners voted 4-0 to recommend approval of a final plat for Bridon Business Park at 1508 and 1516 Commerce Street, west of Westport Boulevard. The city council will consider the positive recommendation at an upcoming meeting.
The proposed 3.44-acre development will have six office/commercial lots on a cul-de-sac street, engineer Grubbs said.
Under the proposal, the developer will maintain site screening on the property’s south boundary and all primary structures will have a brick façade on all sides.