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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

June 1, 2009 

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.        Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.       Approval of Minutes   

                      A.       May 18, 2009

III.     Public Hearing and Action Item from Public Hearing

                       A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP09-04 (Brittany Business Park), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) on approximately 24.8 acres for "wholesaling and distribution" and “limited production industry” uses in the "CM" (Commercial Mixed Use) zoning district, legally described as the Brittany Business Park Subdivision, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road in League City, Texas.

 

IV.           Other Business

                       A.      Consider and take action on Policies and Procedures for Planning and Zoning Commission.

                       B.      Consider and take action to add a regular session Planning and Zoning Commission meeting date on June 22nd and  to cancel the regular session Planning and Zoning Commission meeting dates on June 15th and  July 6th.

                       C.      Discussion of percentage of land use changes permitted for Planned Unit Developments. [Commissioner Bogus]

 

V.                 Adjournment

 

 

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 28TH DAY OF MAY 2009, BY 6 PM, AND WAS POSTED 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.

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

LaSHONDRA HOLMES, AICP

PLANNING MANAGER

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 WEST WALKER

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I.                Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Mr. Williams called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                        Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                           William Koonce

Marc Edelman                                                                               Douglas Turner                                   

Melvin Bogus

Jack Owens

Wayne Lake

Wade Williams 

 

*Mr. Koonce was on vacation during the June 1st meeting.

*Mr. Turner was on a business trip during the June 1st meeting.

 

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Land Management Director

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

II.              Approval of Minutes

 

AMay 18, 2009

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 18th meeting. Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Edelman asked that the minutes be amended to reflect that he received approval from staff prior to the meeting of the May 18th to videotape the meeting.

 

Mr. Edelman further asked that the minutes be amended to reflect that Mr. Koonce researched the law and determined that public hearings may be videotaped.

 

Mr. Owens amended his motion. Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted unanimously.

 

III.          Public Hearing and Action Item from Public Hearing

 

                       A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP09-04 (Brittany Business Park), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) on approximately 24.8 acres for "wholesaling and distribution" and “limited production industry” uses in the "CM" (Commercial Mixed Use) zoning district, legally described as the Brittany Business Park Subdivision, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road in League City, Texas.

 

Rodney Glasper, Planner came forward to restate the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Glasper stated both wholesaling and distribution uses in the “CM” district require a Special Use Permit.

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the City is currently negotiating with a firm to develop 10 acres for a distribution facility. However, due to the sensitive nature of economic development negotiations, the specific firm and product cannot be disclosed at this time.

 

Mr. Glasper further stated the other tenants for the remaining acreage have not been contracted.
 

Mr. Glasper stated it is also important to note that while the applicant requests an SUP to permit these uses, all uses permitted in the “CM” district would still be permitted on this site. 

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that access would be taken via Butler Road and that no additional right-of-way or additional upgrades are required per the Engineering Department.

 

Mr. Glasper added a portion of the roadway south of the site will be extended with the development under construction at the northeast corner of League City Parkway and Butler Road, and a portion of Butler Road will remain unpaved.

 

Mr. Glasper stated the applicant will keep as many existing trees along the south and west property lines as possible.

 

Mr. Glasper stated the applicant states the hours of operation will be 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

 

Mr. Bogus asked when the negotiations would become public so that the Commission may make an educated decision.

 

Doug Frazior, Economic Development Coordinator came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Frazior stated the business has been on League City’s targeted list for years.

 

Mr. Frazior further stated the City is competing with other communities for the business.

 

Mr. Frazior informed the Commission that the company will not go under contract with the City unless a special use permit has been granted.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if there is a condition that could be added to the special use permit to protect the City.

 

John Wycoff, applicant representative came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Wycoff stated the applicant will bring in a product and ship it out.

 

Mr. Wycoff informed the Commission that the product will not be hazardous.

 

Mr. Hullman asked the total acreage of the proposed site.

 

Mr. Wycoff in response stated 8-10 acres.

 

Mr. Edelman asked if the City would collect sales taxes.

 

Mr. Frazior responded affirmatively stating this project would be a perfect candidate for Freeport exemption.

 

Mr. Frazior added that 1/2 of the product would be shipped within Texas and the other ½ would be shipped out of Texas.

 

Tony Allender, Land Management Director came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Allender informed the Commission that the City has been in negotiation with the company for 4 months and are nearing the closing phases.

 

Mr. Allender stated the Special Use Permit is a critical component in moving forward with the negotiations.

 

Mr. Owens asked if the Commission could propose a timeline as a condition for approval.

 

Mr. Allender responded affirmatively.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:31 pm.

 

Linda Stagner, 1603 Canary: Opposed

 

Cheryl McCullough, 1725 Canary: Opposed

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:36 pm.

 

Mr. Wycoff came forward to address the resident’s concerns. 

 

Mr. Wycoff stated the applicant has proposed to dedicate 3-4 acres to improve the drainage in the area.  

 

Mr. Hullman asked that staff state the buffer requirements.

 

Ms. Holmes in response stated that a 50-foot buffer is required.

 

Mr. Owens asked staff to show the location of Lark Road.

 

Mr. Edelman stated the City can abandon Lark Road and declare Lark Road a dead end.

 

Ms. Holmes stated the Commission could restrict access to residential neighborhoods as a condition.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve SUP09-04 (Brittany Business Park) with the nine conditions as proposed by staff, the SUP would expire within 18 months if a Master Plan has not been submitted and restrict access to Lark Road along with a recommendation that City Council declare Lark Road a dead end.

 

Mr. Williams seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted unanimously.

 

IV.              Other Business

 

A.     Consider and take action on Policies and Procedures for Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

Tony Allender, Land Management Director came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Allender stated the proposed Policies and Procedures were the Planning and Zoning Commission’s guidelines for conducting business.

 

Mr. Allender informed the Commission of the differences between By-Laws and the proposed Policies and Procedures.

 

Mr. Allender stated By-Laws are required to be adopted by City Council. However, the Commission may opt to take the Policies and Procedures to City Council.

 

Mr. Allender further stated the Commission may remove or make additional changes to the proposed policies and procedures.

 

Mr. Edelman asked that staff add a preferred contact number for meeting changes.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planner Manager stated staff would amend the Policies and Procedures to include notification would be made via email and a phone call to the Commission regarding any meeting changes.

 

Mr. Williams made a motion to adopt the Policies and Procedures with the amendments to be made by staff.

 

Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.


The motion was adopted unanimously.

 

B.  Consider and take action to add a regular session Planning and Zoning Commission meeting date on June 22nd and to cancel the regular session Planning and Zoning Commission meeting dates on June 15th and July 6th.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that staff has proposed to cancel the June 15th meeting because there weren’t any agenda items for the June 15th meeting due to the State of Texas noticing requirements.

 

Ms. Holmes further stated staff proposes to cancel the July 6th meeting due to the July 4th holiday.

 

Mr. Williams made a motion to adopt the proposed meeting date. Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted unanimously.

 

C.  Discussion of percentage of land use changes permitted for Planned Unit Developments. [Commissioner Bogus]

 

Tony Allender, Land Management Director informed the Commission that the Commission may not take action on this item because there isn’t any language to take action on.

 

Mr. Allender further informed the Commission that Ms. Holmes is currently working on the language for the ordinance.

 

Mr. Allender stated this item will be on the June 22nd meeting agenda as an action item.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission of the processes for taking action on this item.

 

Ms. Holmes stated the Commission would make a request to Planning staff to add this item to the agenda for the Commission to make a recommendation to City Council.

 

Ms. Holmes added that Council would either approve or deny the request.

 

Ms. Holmes stated City Council would instruct staff to proceed with the necessary changes if approved. 

 

 

V.                 Adjournment

 

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 7:20 pm.

 

 

 

___________________________________                    ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                   Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                            Chairman

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________