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CLIVE <br />CITY OF CLIVE <br />Public Works Dept. • Building & Zoning Dept. <br />Park & Recreation Dept. <br />9289 Swanson Boulevard <br />Clive, Iowa 50325 <br />(515) 223-6230 <br />FAX (515) 223-6013 <br />To: Planning andel Zoning Commission <br />From: Greg Michel; Development Director <br />Date: May 4, 1993 <br />Re: Faith Lutheran Church Site Plan Amendment <br />Faith Lutheran Church located at 10395 University Avenue has <br />submitted a minor site plan amendment to allow construction of a <br />memory garden adjacent to the existing church. Located on the <br />southeast corner of the church, the proposed garden will be <br />constructed in an existing grassed area approximately 25' by 75' in <br />size. With the exception of three benches and a walking path, the <br />garden will not contain any type of new structures or require <br />modifications to existing structures. <br />The major modification to the area will involve the planting of a <br />number of new trees, shrubs and perennials. Crab apples are called <br />out on the south side of the garden to provide a buffer from <br />University Avenue. Ornamental trees are also shown along the <br />sidewalk through the garden. Additional plantings, ie. Burning <br />Bushes, Yews, Spirias, roses, perennials, etc. have been shown to <br />complete the plantings throughout the memory garden. Wood chips <br />will provide the ground cover for the area. An underground <br />irrigation system will also be installed within the memory garden. <br />With installation of the proposed memory garden, five existing over <br />story trees will be removed. The trees are approximately 4-5" <br />caliper trees. Members of the church have stated the trees have <br />scales and fungus and it is questionable whether treatment would <br />save the trees. At this time the church is not proposing to <br />relocate the trees on the site or attempt to treat the trees. <br />A detailed development schedule has been called out on the drawing. <br />The new addition does not add to or affect the overall storm water <br />detention on the site. The normal site plan requirements, ie. <br />parking, signs, building elevations, will not be impacted with this <br />change to the landscaping plan. <br />Staff recommends approval of the revised landscaping plan for Faith <br />Lutheran Church. <br />