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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

June 18, 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 21, 2009

III.             Public Hearings

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-17 (Trevino), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to alter the exterior of an existing manufactured home on approximately 0.3 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 Lots 11 and 12, Block 12 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of 2nd Street Avenue and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1020 2nd Street.

B.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-12 (Moses #1), a request to waive the requirement (Section 125-120.A)  that an accessory structure (garage) may not be constructed without a primary structure on approximately 0.3 acres zoned “RSF-7 – RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet and a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 10, Block 13 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 in the 1004 Block of 3rd Street.

C.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-15 (Moses #2), a request to construct an accessory structure (garage) on approximately 0.3 acres zoned “RSF-7 – RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet and a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 10, Block 13 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 in the 1004 Block of 3rd Street.

 

IV.              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 15th DAY OF JUNE 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, June 18, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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V.                 Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Ms. Hall called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

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

Marie Sesher                                                                Elizabeth Schroeder

Dennis Ruhl                                                                

Fay Dudney

Sandra Christiansen

Peter Guglielmo

                                               

 

 

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary   

 

VI.              Approval of Minutes

 

A.           May 21, 2009

 

                                    Ms. Sesher made a motion to approve the minutes of May 21, 2009.

 

                                    Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

                                    No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3 with Ms. Dudney, Ms. Christiansen and Mr. Guglielmo abstaining as they were not present at the 05-21-09 meeting.

 

VII.           Public Hearings

 

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-17 (Trevino), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to alter the exterior of an existing manufactured home on approximately 0.3 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 Lots 11 and 12, Block 12 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of 2nd Street Avenue and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1020 2nd Street.

Mr. Glasper restated the staff report for this item and explained that the manufactured home is considered a legal nonconforming use since manufactured homes are not permitted within the RSF-7 or RNC zoning districts. He further explained that legal nonconforming uses may be maintained but not altered or expanded in any way that increases the nonconformity and that the requested siding would be considered maintenance.

 

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

 

Mr. Luis Trevino, applicant, came forward and presented a sample of the existing siding from the mobile home.

 

Ruben Ayala, brother-in-law of the applicant, stated he is helping his brother-in-law replace the siding on his mobile home.  A discussion was held regarding the proposed siding material and various siding options. 

 

With no one else present from the public to speak, Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:29 p.m.

 

Ms. Dudney made a motion to deny HDC09-17 (Trevino).

 

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

 

The Board discussed the motion and revisited the various siding options. 

 

The motion resulted in a tied vote of 3-3-0.

 

Mr. Guglielmo made a motion to approve HDC09-17 (Trevino) subject to the condition that an appropriate siding other than T-111 be used such as Hardi plank siding, if appropriate, or a lap siding of a pressed wood.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

A discussion continued regarding siding materials.

 

Mr. Guglielmo amended his motion to approve HDC09-17 (Trevino) subject to the condition that Hardi plank be used as the first choice. If the material cannot be applied reasonably, according to manufacturer’s specifications, the applicant shall submit the documentation in writing to the Building Official and then be permitted to install a pressed wood lap siding.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

The Board discussed the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-0.

 

B.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-12 (Moses #1), a request to waive the requirement (Section 125-120.A)  that an accessory structure (garage) may not be constructed without a primary structure on approximately 0.3 acres zoned “RSF-7 – RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet and a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 10, Block 13 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 in the 1004 Block of 3rd Street.

Mr. Linenschmidt restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 7:02 p.m.

 

Mr. Kevin Moses came forward and presented the proposed color samples for the accessory structure.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt explained that the applicant’s home and subject lot are two separate lots and that the Zoning Ordinance requires that an accessory structure be located on the same lot as the primary structure.  Mr. Linenschmidt further noted that should the request be approved the applicant would still have to meet the setback requirements.

 

A discussion was held regarding the applicant’s request and the intent of the Ordinance that seeks to prevent the construction of accessory structures on property without a primary structure. 

 

Mr. Moses explained that he does not wish to plat the property into one lot because in order to create lots over 7,000 square feet (as required in the RSF-7 zoning district) it would result in irregular, zigzagged shaped lots which he stated would not be practical and would decrease the property value.  He further explained that building the structure in the place of the existing structure is not an option since the existing structure was built in the early 1950’s and does not meet the current setback requirements.

 

A discussion was held regarding the proposed building material.

 

Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 7:28 p.m.

 

Ms. Sesher motioned to approve HDC09-12 (Moses #1).

 

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 5-1-0 with Ms. Hall voting to deny.

 

C.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-15 (Moses #2), a request to construct an accessory structure (garage) on approximately 0.3 acres zoned “RSF-7 – RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet and a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 10, Block 13 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 in the 1004 Block of 3rd Street.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt restated the Applicant’s request.

 

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 7:30 p.m.

 

A discussion was held regarding the proposed building material.

 

Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 7:38 p.m.

 

Mr. Guglielmo made a motion to approve HDC09-15 (Moses #2).

 

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 4-2-0 with Ms. Hall and Ms. Dudney voting to deny.

 

VIII.        Adjournment of the Meeting

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

Ms. Hall adjourned the meeting at 7:44 p.m.

 

 

 

_________________________________                  ______________________________

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner                         Madeline Hall, Chair

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________