Tuesday, February 27, 2007 7:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah

Present:           Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding

Council Members: Gary Maxwell, Charelle Bowman, Jim Perry, Eric Richardson, Joel Wright (7:14 p.m.)

                        Committee Members: Steve Kroes, Tom Gleason, Clifton Chandler, H.R. Brown

                        Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager

                        Rodney Despain, City Planner

                        Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber

                        Others: Shell MacPherson, Mary Kell, Zonda Perry


1.         This meeting, having been posted throughout the City and the press notified, was called to order at 7:06 p.m. by Mayor McGee.


Mayor McGee stated that an informational flyer with an unknown author that was distributed in the City had some with inaccurate information. The Public Hearing that is announced in the flyer is for the subdivision, not just for the Wal-Mart Supercenter. There were other aspects of the flyer that were inaccurate.

C. Perry stated that the proposal for Wal-Mart has not come before the City Council. The reason for the meeting is to pass information along from the Planning Commission to the City Council. This meeting does not mean that any decision has been made or that decisions will be made tonight. More discussions and decisions will be made at a later date and in a more appropriate setting.


2.         Review/Discussion on Commercial Development - Wal-Mart (7:11 p.m.)

Developer Presentation:

          Mary Kell, architect for PacLand, stated that since the last meeting she has done some research on colonial design and has integrated some of what she found into the storefront. Scheme 1 redesigned the second story house element, broke it up and added more interest with a steeper roof pitch. Scheme 1A is similar but without curved arches. A roof with a steeper pitch and gables has been added to the main entry. Shutters have been added with some window treatment. In scheme 2, the house element has more roof with gables.

          Shell MacPherson said that with the smaller supercenter, there will be fewer tenants inside, which free up opportunities for retail in the outlots. He emphasized that Wal-Mart really wants to be a community store. The design, time and effort indicate their interest and commitment to the Cedar Hills community.

Council/Commission Discussion:

          C. Kroes stated that he thinks it looks fabulous. He said that with the increased slate roofing, there will not be a need to have two tones. He clarified with Shell MacPherson and Mary Kell that Wal-Mart has approved these schemes.

          Mayor McGee stated that he thinks the building looks sharp and is just what the City is looking for. It looks colonial and integrates some of the elements of the main street theme. He likes Scheme 1 with the arches better than Scheme 2. He prefers red brick to the two-toned brown brick. Mayor McGee would like to see an additional cupola over the Wal-Mart sign.

          C. Maxwell feels that Scheme 1A, with the straight lines, rather than arches, matches the lines of the buildings across the street. He would like to see what the south side of the building will look like.

          C. Perry stated that he thinks it is a huge step forward. He noticed that the delivery doors are still white. Mary Kell said that currently they are lightweight composite doors. They can be changed to metal which can be painted, but are heavier. C. Perry asked for decorative lantern lights or other touches in between the overhead doors along the Cedar Hills Drive side. C. Perry asked that a few color schemes be presented. C. Perry asked PacLand what is the difference between 2003 (when Wal-Mart didn’t come back with a smaller store, as requested) and today (with Wal-Mart willing to work with the City). Shell MacPherson said that the size of Cedar Hills has changed, and Wal-Mart is more comfortable with the size and layout of the 124 flex building. C. Perry requested of staff that the City Council receive all the information that has been presented so far (traffic study, noise study, etc.) and the current proposal and drawings as soon as possible. He would also like to see it placed on the website.

          C. Chandler clarified that with more landscaping, the number of parking stalls has not been reduced. He feels like the work and design really set this Wal-Mart apart from all others. He thanked PacLand for their work and effort.

          C. Wright asked if there is any Wal-Mart comparable to this in Utah. Mary Kell said this is very unique and the nicest Wal-Mart in Utah. C. Wright clarified that the storm detention area is to be deeded to the City with irrigation and sod. He feels that making it a nice park would be a kind gesture to the residents that live in the area and are most affected by the development. He asked about energy efficient building practices. Shell MacPherson said that Wal-Mart is taking proactive steps on energy efficiency, including light harvesting using parabolic skylights, integrally tied in with store lighting. Also LED lighting, closed cabinet doors on refrigerators and freezers and reducing idling time of delivery trucks. C. Wright said he would be interested in helping Wal-Mart facilitate green building.

          C. Bowman stated that she is happy to have a proposal, and the proposal looks better than what has been presented before.

          C. Gleason said that this design has exceeded his expectations.

          C. Brown clarified that the look is red brick with a low, light stone-looking wainscot. He thanked C. Kroes for being tenacious on a better storefront because this design looks great. He asked one more time if the size could be brought down to 110,000. Shell MacPherson said the size is a deal breaker. Even if they could go to that size, it wouldn’t be a noticeable difference. It would shave about 10 feet off one side. He also pointed out that dropping the size would just change the shape of the puzzle. The developer would still maximize square footage through more outlots. Many smaller stores generate more traffic that one large store.

          C. Richardson asked that the possibility of an over-mortaring look with quick brick be investigated.

          Mary Kell will send the City Council and Planning Commission addresses of buildings with the slate roofing and quick brick colors.


3.         Motion to go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5 

4.         Motion to Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting

            No Executive Session.


5.         This meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m. on a motion by C. Maxwell, seconded by C. Kroes, and unanimously approved.


/s/ Kim E. Holindrake

Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder

Approved by Council:

    March 20, 2007