Camp Hope. Planned Unit Development Concept Plan 2013 Presented to Las Cruces City Council February 19, 2013. Since we last met….
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Planned Unit Development
Concept Plan 2013
Presented to Las Cruces City Council February 19, 2013
MVCH Campus has 6 separate operating agencies providing services to the homeless, indigent and disabled; Camp Hope not reason for higher number of patrons on the campus in general
148 People have passed through Camp Hope
Average length of stay is 122 days (4 months)
At least 50 accessed housing (James VB)
37 accessed income through work and disability (others had income already); Matt hired on!
Self-governing; Safety team/Paid Security
Volunteer hours(Jan: 2,509 hrs; 43 volunteers from Camp alone)
MVCH Campus as a whole saw only 50 police responses (16 were for suicide/mental illness) from Jan 2012-Dec 2012, compared to the prior year where Jan.to Feb.=50 calls
For the homeless population visiting the campus in general, MVCH is diligent in calling police and banning those that violate campus policies
MVCH willing to work with surrounding businesses; fencing, businesses to add security; series of Great Conversations?
Camp Hope remains a safe place for those transitioning out of homelessness with group support and wrap-around services
1. A final site plan for the Camp Hope component of the PUD shall be submitted within 6 months of City Council approval of the concept plan. Within 1 year of City Council approval of the concept plan, the improvements for Camp Hope shall be constructed per the approved final site plan. Improvements may include, but are not limited to, landscaping, fencing, grading, surfacing, ponding, access/circulation improvements, pad site improvements, shade facilities, common area, ADA compliant facilities, sanitary facilities, cooking & eating facilities, and other basic conveniences for sanitary, health, &/or safety purposes.
2. An opaque perimeter wall or fence at least 5 feet in height and adequate landscaping in conformance with all applicable regulations shall be constructed around the external perimeter of Camp Hope.
3. The camping facilities shall be constructed to the Bureau of Reclamation’s camping standards or other equivalent standards as approved by the Community Development Director.
4. Permanent potable water and bathroom facilities accessible 24 hours a day seven days a week shall be provided for Camp Hope residents.
5. Trash receptacles in compliance with CLC regulations shall be provided for Camp Hope residents.
6. The PUD shall comply with the 2009 International Fire Code, specifically chapters 3-General Precautions Against Fire, 9-Fire Protection Systems, and 24-Tents & Canopies.
7. Emergency access routes shall be maintained throughout the campus and Camp Hope in accordance with section 503.
8. The use of temporary electrical wiring, open flame, and liquid/gas fueled heating appliances, portable generators, or smoking will be strictly prohibited. Smoking not allowed in tents but allowed in camp.
9. The joining of any structures or membrane structures forming a total area of 200 sq. ft. or greater shall be strictly prohibited.
10. All structures and membrane structures shall be separated by a distance of not less than 10’ and meet NFPA 701 requirements.
11. Not more than the 50 persons and 45 tents (including tipi) shall be allowed in the temporary homeless encampment.
12. No tent or structure shall be located within 20’ of the proposed pedestal grill.
13. Fire extinguishers shall be within 75 feet from any location within the camp and with one within 30’ of the pedestal grill.
14. A current list of residents’ names and their tent locations shall be kept at the camp to aid in emergency response.
15. One person minimum must remain on watch overnight to ensure security and provide a fire watch for Camp Hope.
16. No tent can be utilized for more than 10 persons at any time.
17. MVCH to report back to City Council and P&Z every 6 months about crime in the area and surrounding area: Asking to delete this condition.
Camp Hope Resident helps survey
Wood border filled with dirt/gravel/sand
Accessible tent pad site; Camp Hope will have 3
Condition #4: Permanent potable water and bathroom facilities accessible 24 hours a day seven days a week shall be provided for Camp Hope residents.
HOW WILL WE ADDRESS COOKING FACILITIES?
Accessible Pedestal grill; $190
Amon’s Port-a-potty; 5@ $70/mo =$4,200 yr