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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

August 20, 2009

6:00 PM

Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.           June 18, 2009

III.             Public Hearings

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-20 (Sanchez), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to alter the exterior appearance (repair existing siding and construct a porch) on approximately 0.1 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 (11-3), Block 13 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of  3rd Street and West of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 303 North Wisconsin Avenue in League City, Texas.

B.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-21 (Eyre), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct an accessory structure (shed) 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 7 and the southwestern half of Lot 8, Block 12 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of 2nd Street and east of Illinois Avenue with the approximate address being 1010 2nd Street in League City, Texas.

IV.              Other Business

A.           Discuss the possibility of moving the regularly scheduled meeting day for the 2010 Historic District Commission Meeting Schedule.

V.                 Reports from Staff

A.           Administrative Approvals for July / August.

1. HDC09-22 (Main Street Mattress), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a business registration permit for a retail sales and service use at 905 East Main Street.

2. HDC09-23 (Holmes Insurance Agency), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit for a ground sign at 713 2nd Street.

VI.              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 17th DAY OF AUGUST 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, August 20, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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VII.           Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Ms. Hall called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

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

Elizabeth Schroeder                                                     Marie Sesher

Dennis Ruhl                                                                

Fay Dudney

Sandra Christiansen

Peter Guglielmo

                                               

*Ms. Schroeder arrived at 6:21 p.m.

 

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary   

 

VIII.        Approval of Minutes

 

A.           June 18, 2009

 

                        Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve the minutes of June 18, 2009.

 

                        Mr. Guglielmo seconded the motion.

 

                        No discussion was held.

                 

                        The motion passed with a vote of 5-0-0.

 

IX.              Public Hearings

 

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-20 (Sanchez), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to alter the exterior appearance (repair existing siding and construct a porch) on approximately 0.1 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 (11-3), Block 13 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of  3rd Street and West of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 303 North Wisconsin Avenue in League City, Texas.

Mr. Linenschmidt restated the staff report and gave a brief history of the project stating on May 17, 2007 the Commission voted to approve a Certificate of Appropriateness to repair the dilapidated structure at 303 North Wisconsin Avenue.  The current request is to complete repairs to the siding on a portion of the home and to construct a porch.  Mr. Linenschmidt noted the following possible conditions should the item be approved:

1.                     Supply dimensioned drawings to the Building Department for approval prior to the construction of the porch.

2.                     The applicant provide a survey of the property with a scaled representation of the porch indicating the boundaries.

3.                     The applicant provide an elevation drawing of the home so that the guideline that stipulates that a porch has to be a minimum of 50% of the length of the home can be verified.

4.                     The applicant will have 180 days beginning upon the date of approval from the Commission to complete the siding repairs.  Building permits for siding are not required; however a building permit typically expires 180 days (6 months) after its issuance.

5.                     The applicant will have 180 days beginning upon the date of issuance of a building permit to remove the existing and reconstruct the proposed porch.  Note:  A building permit is typically in effect for 180 days (6 months).

Mr. Jeff Sanchez, applicant, gave a brief history of his project and explained he is proposing to demolish the existing porch and replace it with a smaller porch that would meet the required setbacks.

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:23 pm.

With no comments from the public, Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:24 p.m.

A discussion was held regarding the applicant?s request.

Mr. Guglielmo made a motion to approve HDC09-20 (Sanchez) with the five noted conditions.

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

No discussion was held.

The motion passed with a vote of 5-0-1 with Mr. Ruhl abstaining.

 

B.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-21 (Eyre), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct an accessory structure (shed) 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 7 and the southwestern half of Lot 8, Block 12 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of 2nd Street and east of Illinois Avenue with the approximate address being 1010 2nd Street in League City, Texas.

Mr. Linenschmidt restated the staff report and explained the applicant is requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness to permit an accessory structure as a result of a neighborhood complaint and subsequent Code Enforcement investigation.  Mr. Linenschmidt described the proposed exterior and roof material of the accessory structure in regard to the architectural guidelines suggested materials list.  The structure exterior meets the criteria; however while the roof material is within the recommended materials list, the specific aesthetic categories of the material is not addressed within the guidelines.  Additionally, although the guidelines do not specifically address the shed roof design; the guidelines indicate that the Commission may approve flat roofs and overly complex roof designs.  Mr. Linenschmidt gave two possible conditions: 

1.                  The accessory structure be located approximately 5 feet from the rear and 5 feet from the side property lines.

2.                  The applicant provide dimensioned drawings to the Building Department for review for compliance with building codes and ordinances.  (Mr. Linenschmidt noted that after the staff reports went out, the applicant satisfied the second condition by providing acceptable dimensional drawings to the Building Department).

Mr. Anthony Eyre, applicant, came forward to answer questions from the Commission.  A discussion was held regarding the structure?s existing setbacks and the Preservation plan and RNC (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) required setbacks. 

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:37 p.m.

With no comments from the public, Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:38 p.m.

Ms. Schroeder made a motion to approve HDC09-21 (Eyre).

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

The Commission discussed the motion.  Ms. Hall offered various options including repositioning the structure on the slab.

Ms. Schroeder amended her motion to approve HDC09-21 (Eyre) with the conditions to waive the current 5-foot setback requirement and accept the current location of the building on the existing slab.

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

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

 

X.                 Other Business

 

A.           Discuss the possibility of moving the regularly scheduled meeting day for the 2010 Historic District Commission Meeting Schedule.

In a discussion the Commission decided they would like to continue meeting on Thursday evenings due to schedule conflicts with other proposed meeting nights.

XI.               Reports from Staff

A.           Administrative Approvals for July / August.

1. HDC09-22 (Main Street Mattress), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a business registration permit for a retail sales and service use at 905 East Main Street.

2.HDC09-23 (Holmes Insurance Agency), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit for a ground sign at 713 2nd Street.

VI.       Adjournment of the Meeting

Ms. Christiansen made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Ms. Schroeder seconded the motion.

Ms. Hall adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

 

_________________________________                  ______________________________

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner                         Madeline Hall, Chair

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________