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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

August 17, 2009 

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.         Call to Order and Roll Call of Members for Planning and Zoning Commission

II.            Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission

   A.      August 3, 2009

III.               New Business

   A.      Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Centerpointe, Section 9, zoned “RSF-7 – PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of Centerpointe Drive and west of Walker Street.

   B.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Village at Tuscan Lakes, Section 2, Phase 2, zoned “RSF-5 – PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of Farm to Market Road 270.

   C.      Consider and take action to revoke Special Use Permit SUP08-05 (The Wash) on approximately 0.54 acres for a "car wash" use in the "CG-CRC" (General Commercial with a Commercial Revitalization Overlay) zoning district, legally described as a portion of Lot 4 of Division A, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Alabama Avenue, with the approximate address being 1660 East Main Street.

 

IV.          Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearings

   A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat – South Shore Harbour, Commercial-1, zoned “CG-PUD” (General Commercial with a Planned United Development Overlay), generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard.

   B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP09-02 (South Hammock), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) on approximately 4.7 acres for a "mining and drilling" use [oil and gas] in the "IL" (Limited Industrial) zoning district and a “major utility” use [natural gas pipeline] in the “OS” (Open Space) zoning district, legally described as portions of Lots 18-1, 21-111, 24-2, 27-1, 27-2, and 27-5 of League City Division C; and portions of Reserves E and F of Section 1; Reserve B, Section 2; and Reserves A and C, Section 5 of The Meadows Subdivision, generally located north of Austin Street and east of Texas Avenue, with the approximate address being 920 Texas Avenue. (PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED FROM 08-03-09)

 

V.                  Tabled and Subject to Recall

   A.      Consider and take action on amendments to Chapter 125, City of League City Code of Ordinances (Zoning) by amending Section 125-80 pertaining to the Commercial and Mixed Use Districts Schedule 125-72.B and the Commercial Revitalization Overlay District Schedule 125-82.D; and adding regulations for hotels and commercial lodging. (PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED ON 06-22-09)

 

VI.                Other Business

   A.      Consider and take action to form a sub-committee of the Planning and Zoning Commission to make recommendations on By-Laws. (Commissioner Koonce)

 

VII.            Reports from Staff

A.      Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items

 

VIII.             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, ON THE 13th DAY OF AUGUST, 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

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Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Mr. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                     Wade Williams 

Melvin Bogus                                                                          Jack Owens

Douglas Turner           

William Koonce

Marc Edelman

Wayne Lake

           

City Representatives:

Kim Buttrum, Senior Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Heidi Shannon, Planner

Dausha Moore, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

Approval of Minutes

AAugust 3, 2009

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 3rd meeting.

 

Mr. Lake seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 5-0-1.

 

Commissioner Koonce abstained from the vote due to his absence from the August 3rd meeting.

 

New Business

                       D.      Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Centerpointe, Section 9, zoned “RSF-7 – PUD”    (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of Centerpointe Drive and west of Walker Street.

 

Heidi Shannon, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Shannon informed the Commission that the final plat consists of 75 residential lots.

 

Ms. Shannon informed the Commission that Master Plan Revision #4 added 36 additional lots in the proposed Section 9 and that on August 20, 2007 the Parks Board approved the revision.

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the Final Plat- Centerpointe, Section 9.

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

                       E.   Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Village at Tuscan Lakes, Section 2, Phase 2, zoned “RSF-5 – PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of Farm to Market Road 270.

 

Dausha Moore, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Moore informed the Commission that Tuscan Lakes Master Plan Revision 7 administratively approved the creation of 3 phases within Section 2.

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve Preliminary/Final Plat- Village at Tuscan Lakes, Section 2, Phase 2.

 

Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

                        F.   Consider and take action to revoke Special Use Permit SUP08-05 (The Wash) on approximately 0.54 acres for a "car wash" use in the "CG-CRC" (General Commercial with a Commercial Revitalization Overlay) zoning district, legally described as a portion of Lot 4 of Division A, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Alabama Avenue, with the approximate address being 1660 East Main Street.

 

Dausha Moore, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Moore informed the Commission that the applicant has failed to remove the trailer from the site within the 180 days that the Commission specified during the approval of the Special Use Permit.

 

Ms. Moore further informed the Commission that the owner of the property has a buyer for the trailer and that the trailer would be removed.

 

The applicant, Steve Stewart came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Stewart informed the Commission that the trailer would be removed the following day. Mr. Stewart cautioned that the weather may delay the removal of the trailer.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to table the revocation of Special Use Permit SUP08-05 until the next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

IV.       Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearings

                       C.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat – South Shore Harbour, Commercial-1, zoned “CG-PUD” (General Commercial with a Planned United Development Overlay), generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard.

 

Rodney Glasper, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the purpose of the proposed replat is to create commercial pad sites that would allow individual property owners to have separate water and sewer taps.

 

Mr. Glasper further informed the Commission that access would be via League City Parkway and South Shore Boulevard.

 

Mr. Edelman asked staff how the lots would access League City Parkway.

 

Kim Buttrum, Senior Planner informed the Commission that Lots A-1, A-2 and A-3 have a shared access easement.

 

Mr. Edelman asked that staff inform the Commission of uses that are allowed within the zoning district.

 

Ms. Buttrum in response stated the more intense uses that are allowed are hospitals, cemeteries, telecommunication facilities, bars and lounges, gas stations, and certain light industrial uses.

 

Mr. Hullman stated the plat has met all subdivision requirements.

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to deny based upon public safety.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:32 pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:33 pm.

 

Mr. Bogus withdrew his motion.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve the Replat- South Shore Harbour, Commercial-1 subject to the boundaries of the access easements being more defined and that the applicant shall submit a copy of the recorded access easement to staff.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 5-1-0.

 

Mr. Bogus was in opposition.

 

                       D.      Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP09-02 (South Hammock), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) on approximately 4.7 acres for a "mining and drilling" use [oil and gas] in the "IL" (Limited Industrial) zoning district and a “major utility” use [natural gas pipeline] in the “OS” (Open Space) zoning district, legally described as portions of Lots 18-1, 21-111, 24-2, 27-1, 27-2, and 27-5 of League City Division C; and portions of Reserves E and F of Section 1; Reserve B, Section 2; and Reserves A and C, Section 5 of The Meadows Subdivision, generally located north of Austin Street and east of Texas Avenue, with the approximate address being 920 Texas Avenue. (PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED FROM 08-03-09)

 

Dausha Moore, Planner came forward to present the Commission with the status of hiring a consultant.

 

Ms. Moore informed the Commission that staff hopes to have a decision on a consultant by the following day.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:55 pm.

 

Edward Saladrigas, 502 Laurel Ct.: Opposed

 

Hill Olson, 409 Primrose Ln.: Opposed

 

Lorna S. Langley, 1928 Austin St.: Favor

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 7:04 pm.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to table SUP09-02 (South Hammock) until the Commission receives additional counsel by a consultant.

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 5-1-0.

 

Mr. Bogus was in opposition.

 

IX.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

                       B.      Consider and take action on amendments to Chapter 125, City of League City Code of Ordinances (Zoning) by amending Section 125-80 pertaining to the Commercial and Mixed Use Districts Schedule 125-72.B and the Commercial Revitalization Overlay District Schedule 125-82.D; and adding regulations for hotels and commercial lodging. (PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED ON 06-22-09)

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to remove these items from the table.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

Kim Buttrum, Senior Planner informed the Commission of the changes to the text amendments.

 

Mr. Edelman asked if the Commission would be amenable to eliminating flat roofs unless the applicant has proposed a green roof.

 

Mr. Lake stated that the Commission should either allow or disallow flat roof hotels.

 

Mr. Edelman suggested that the Commission exempt full service hotels from the flat roof criteria.

 

Mr. Turner asked if the developers may request a variance if the Commission disallows flat roofs.

 

Mr. Hullman responded affirmatively.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve the amendments as written subject to allowing flat roofs for full service hotels and disallowing flat roofs in limited service hotels and residence hotels unless the hotels have LEED certified green roofs or have significant roof-top amenities for guests.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

X.                Other Business

                       B.      Consider and take action to form a sub-committee of the Planning and Zoning Commission to make recommendations on By-Laws. (Commissioner Koonce)

 

Mr. Koonce informed the Commission that By-Law revisions were created several years ago and were tabled at City Council.

 

Mr. Koonce added that he would like for the Commission to consider making amendments to the By-Laws.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to establish a sub-committee of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

Commissioners discussed appointing members at their next meeting.

 

XI.          Reports from Staff

 Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items

 

Kim Buttrum, Senior Planner informed the Commission of City Council’s action on the Emmite zoning case and the Pourgahan Bed and Breakfast special use permit case.

 

Ms. Buttrum informed the Commission that the Emmite zoning case was approved on August 11th and is set for second reading.

 

Ms. Buttrum further informed the Commission that the Pourgahan Bed and Breakfast case was pulled by the applicant.

 

VIII.     Adjournment

 

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 7:55 pm.

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________