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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

April 16, 2009

6:00 PM

Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.           March19, 2009

III.             Public Hearings

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-06 (Milner), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a single-family residence on approximately 0.2 acres zoned “RSF-7-RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 1 and the northeastern half of Lot 2, Block 21 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located south of Coryell Street  and west of Kansas Avenue with the approximate address being 709 Coryell Street.

IV.              New Business

A.           Consider and take action on HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request to waive the sign requirement limiting text for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a monument and wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A.

B.           Consider and take action on HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request to waive the sign requirement that wall signs must be a minimum of 10 feet above grade for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A.

C.           Consider and take action on HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a monument and wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A.

V.                 Tabled Items

A.           Consider and take action on an electronic distribution of Historic District Commission packets.

VI.              Reports from Staff

A.           Administrative Approvals for March / April.

B.           Discussion of presentation to City Council on Historic District Commission’s mission and goals.

VII.           Commissioner’s Comments

                Commissioner Dudney

1.      Applicant compliance after Historic District Commission conditional approvals.

 

VIII.        Adjournment of the Meeting

 

CERTIFICATE

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OF MEETING WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT CITY HALL OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS, BY THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 2009, AT 6 PM, AND WAS P0STED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE (THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT).  ITEMS POSTED IN THE OPEN SESSION PORTIONS OF THIS AGENDA MAY ALSO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

 

 

 

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LASHONDRA HOLMES, AICP

PLANNING MANAGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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IX.              Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Ms. Hall called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

Madeline Hall, Chair                                                    David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

Fay Dudney                                                                                                                

Sandra Christiansen

Peter Guglielmo

Marie Sesher

Dennis Ruhl

Elizabeth Schroeder

 

 

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary   

 

X.                 Approval of Minutes

 

A.           March 19, 2009

 

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve the minutes of March 19, 2009.

 

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3 with Mr. Guglielmo and Ms. Sesher abstaining as they were not present at the meeting and Ms. Schroeder abstaining as she was not appointed.

 

XI.              Public Hearings

 

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-06 (Milner), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a single-family residence on approximately 0.2 acres zoned “RSF-7-RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 1 and the northeastern half of Lot 2, Block 21 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located south of Coryell Street  and west of Kansas Avenue with the approximate address being 709 Coryell Street.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt restated the staff report for this item and presented a map, photos and elevations of the proposed site.  Mr. Linenschmidt clarified to the Commission each elevation in correlation to the proposed elevation exhibits. 

 

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:16 p.m.

 

Mr. Peter Koumbis the Builder representing Ms. Milner, gave a brief description of the proposed building materials. 

 

Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:19 p.m.

 

A discussion was held regarding possible protected trees on the site and whether or not a Tree Disposition Plan should be submitted with the building plans. 

 

Mr. Guglielmo made a motion to approve HDC09-06 (Milner) with the conditions that 1) the architectural design elevations shall replicate the architectural elevations submitted by the applicant with the exception to the doors and windows and; 2) the applicant will submit a survey to the Building Department (as is standard) showing the locations and sizes of the trees on the survey. The applicant’s builder said during the public hearing that one 8-inch caliper tree was to be removed and that they could have the surveyor verify the remaining trees on the property when he submits his survey with the building permit application.

 

Ms. Dudney seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0.

 

XII.           New Business

 

A.           Consider and take action on HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request to waive the sign requirement limiting text for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a monument and wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A.

 

Mr. Glasper restated the staff report for this item and reminded the Commission that the Scenic Byways Sign Ordinance only allows the name, logo and address of the business on a sign.  Mr. Glasper presented two proposed sign options.

 

A discussion was held regarding sign requirements within the Scenic Byways Sign Ordinance.

 

Ms. Dena Rouse, applicant, came forward and explained that she would like her business website address on the sign since the business address is already on the building. 

 

A discussion continued regarding various sign options that would conform to the Scenic Byways Sign Ordinance.

Ms. Sesher made a motion to deny HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme) a request to waive the sign requirement limiting text for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a monument and wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A as per the Scenic Byway Sign Ordinance. 

 

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

The motion to deny passed with a vote of 6-1-0 with Mr. Guglielmo in opposition of the motion.

 

B.     Consider and take action on HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request to waive the sign requirement that wall signs must be a minimum of 10 feet above grade for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A.

 

Mr. Glasper restated the staff report for this item. 

 

The Commission discussed that the requirements of the sign ordinance could not reasonably be met due to the height of the building.

 

Mr. Guglielmo made a motion to approve HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request to waive the sign requirement that wall signs must be a minimum of 10 feet above grade for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A, due to the roofline of the building being below 10-feet in height.

 

Ms. Dudney seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0 because the requirements of the sign ordinance could not reasonably be met due to the height of the existing building being at or below 10 feet in height.

 

C.     Consider and take action on HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a monument and wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A.

 

Ms. Christiansen made a motion to deny HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a monument and wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A.

 

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

 

A discussion was held regarding the motion.

 

Ms. Christiansen withdrew her motion.

 

Ms. Christiansen made a motion to approve HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit for a monument and wall sign at 812 East Main Street, Suite A with the stipulation that it conforms with the Scenic Byways Sign Ordinance that indicates that only the name of the business, logo, and address shall be allowed on the sign.

 

Ms. Dudney seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt asked for clarification of the motion. The Commission responded the motion was for sign option 2 which is the name of the business, the logo, and the business address at the bottom of the sign.

 

The motion to approve passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0.

 

XIII.           Tabled Items

 

A.           Consider and take action on an electronic distribution of Historic District Commission packets.

 

The Commission requested that this item remain tabled.  Staff requested that the item be voted on at the next meeting.

 

XIV.           Reports from Staff

 

A.           Administrative Approvals for March / April.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt reported there were no Administrative Approvals to report for this meeting but there are some that are being forwarded to the Administrative Approval designee that will be presented at the next meeting.

 

B.           Discussion of presentation to City Council on Historic District Commission’s mission and goals.

The Commission was in agreement with the hand out that was passed out. Ms. Hall identified placing parking on the north end of League Park, where the first city hall was and to consider some type of shared parking. Staff mentioned that those items may be best addressed within the Main Street Implementation. The Commission also wanted to make sure that “clean up” of the Kilgore Tract was not meant to remove habitat for animals on the tract through the removal of underbrush or trees. Staff identified the illegal dumping issue from a field investigation.

 

XV.               Commissioners’ Comments

Commissioner Dudney

1.      Applicant compliance after Historic District Commission conditional approvals.

 

Ms. Dudney suggested the Board find a diplomatic way to require applicants to conform to Historic District requirements and meeting decisions.

 

XVI.             Adjournment of the Meeting

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

Ms. Hall adjourned the meeting at 8:13 p.m.

 

 

 

_________________________________                  ______________________________

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner                         Madeline Hall, Chair

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________