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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

May 21, 2009

6:00 PM

Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.           April 16, 2009

III.             Public Hearings

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-14 (Petrov), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to expand an existing single-family residence by approximately 555 square feet on approximately 1.0 acre zoned “CG-RNC” (General Commercial with Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the northern portion of Lot 6 of the Sawyer Subdivision, generally located north of 7th Street and west of Kansas Avenue with the approximate address being 114 7th Street.

B.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-13 (Faith for All Nations), a request to waive the requirement that a church provide a 20-foot wide landscape buffer along the interior lot lines abutting a single-family dwelling. The church is on approximately 0.5 acres zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the southeastern half of Lots 1 thru 3, and Lots 11 and 12, Block 1 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1026 East Main Street.

IV.              New Business

A.           Consider and take action on HDC09-13 (Faith for All Nations), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a business registration permit of a church at 1026 East Main Street, Suite 106.

V.                 Tabled Items and Subject to Recall

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

VI.              Reports from Staff

A.           Administrative Approvals for April / May.

1. HDC09-05 (Quality of Care), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit   at 1025 East Main Street.

2. HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit at 812 East Main Street.

3. HDC09-09 (This and That Resale Boutique), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a business registration permit at 1015A East Main Street.

4. HDC09-10 (Law Office of M. Irene Wilson), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a business registration permit at 1015A East Main Street.

5. HDC09-11 (This and That Resale Boutique), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit at 1015A East Main Street.

 

VII.           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 18th DAY OF MAY 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, May 21, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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VIII.        Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Ms. Hall called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

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

Marie Sesher                                                                Fay Dudney

Dennis Ruhl                                                                 Peter Guglielmo

Elizabeth Schroeder                                                     Sandra Christiansen

                                               

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary   

 

IX.              Approval of Minutes

 

A.           April 16, 2009

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to approve the minutes of April 16, 2009.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0.

 

X.                 Public Hearings

 

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-14 (Petrov), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to expand an existing single-family residence by approximately 555 square feet on approximately 1.0 acre zoned “CG-RNC” (General Commercial with Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the northern portion of Lot 6 of the Sawyer Subdivision, generally located north of 7th Street and west of Kansas Avenue with the approximate address being 114 7th Street.

Mr. Glasper restated the staff report for this item.

Mr. Velimir Petrov, applicant, was present.

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:13 p.m.

With no one present from the public to speak on this item, Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:13 p.m.

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to approve HDC09-14 (Petrov).

Ms. Schroeder seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0.

 

B.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-13 (Faith for All Nations), a request to waive the requirement that a church provide a 20-foot wide landscape buffer along the interior lot lines abutting a single-family dwelling. The church is on approximately 0.5 acres zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the southeastern half of Lots 1 thru 3, and Lots 11 and 12, Block 1 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1026 East Main Street.

Mr. Linenschmidt restated the staff report for this item and presented exhibits of the subject property.

Ms. Hall inquired as to why the church which had occupied the building previously in 2003 was not required to comply with the same buffer requirements.  Mr. Linenschmidt explained that the current requirement stems from a 2005 revision of the Zoning Ordinance. Ms. Hall asked if the building was grandfathered.  Mr. Linenschmidt explained that grandfathering only applies to the use and not to the structure itself. 

Mr. Linenschmidt referred to the exhibit to explain the configuration of the lot and stated that the lot is approximately 10,500 sq. ft. with approximately 15 parking spaces and a drive isle of 19-feet.  He explained that if the buffer were applied to the site the parking spaces and drive isle would be rendered unusable and would increase the nonconformity of the existing site.

Mr. Ruhl pointed out that he could not find that a permit had ever been issued for the storage shed and noted that there is no screening around the dumpster.  Mr. Linenschmidt responded noting there is a permit on file and explained that in regard to the screening around the dumpster; he is working toward voluntary compliance for those already in existence.

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:26 p.m.

Mr. Dreux Goan, 122 N. Illinois, came forward in opposition of the variance request stating that he keeps his yard nice and expects others to do the same by complying with the ordinance requirements.

With no one else present from the public to speak, Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:34 p.m.

Ms. Schroeder made a motion to approve HDC09-13 (Faith for All Nations).

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

A discussion was held in regard to the existing buffers and buffer requirements.

Ms. Schroeder amended her motion to approve HDC09-13 (Faith for All Nations) subject to the condition that a continuous line of shrubs be installed along the northern property line and that the shrub species be selected from the Architectural Guidelines recommended plant list.

Mr. Ruhl seconded the amended motion.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0.

 

XI.              New Business

 

A.           Consider and take action on HDC09-13 (Faith for All Nations), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a business registration permit of a church at 1026 East Main Street, Suite 106.

 

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to approve HDC09-13 (Faith for All Nations).

 

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0.

 

 

XII.              Tabled and Subject to Recall

 

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

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to remove this item from the table.

 

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

The Commissioners discussed the pros and cons of electronic distribution of packets.  The Commission discussed the possibility of revisiting this option at a later date.

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to deny implementing the electronic distribution of Historic District Commission meeting packets and continuing with the delivery of paper packets.

 

Ms. Schroeder seconded the motion.

 

The motion to deny the implementation of electronic distribution of Historic District meeting packets with the continuation of the delivery of paper packets passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0. 

 

The Commission stated that they would appreciate updates in regard to the proposed agenda software being purchased for the City and that they may want to readdress the issue if staff were to begin using the software for the Commission Meetings.

 

 

XIII.           Reports from Staff

 

A.           Administrative Approvals for April / May.

1. HDC09-05 (Quality of Care), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit   at 1025 East Main Street.

2. HDC09-08 (Dinner Any Thyme), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit at 812 East Main Street.

3. HDC09-09 (This and That Resale Boutique), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a business registration permit at 1015A East Main Street.

4. HDC09-10 (Law Office of M. Irene Wilson), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a business registration permit at 1015A East Main Street.

B.           5. HDC09-11 (This and That Resale Boutique), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness of a sign permit at 1015A East Main Street.

 

 

XIV.            Adjournment of the Meeting

 

 

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

 

Ms. Hall adjourned the meeting at 6:52 p.m.

 

 

 

_________________________________                  ______________________________

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner                         Madeline Hall, Chair

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________