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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

September 17, 2009

6:00 PM

Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

400 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.           August 20, 2009

III.             New Business

A.           Consider and take action on, HDC09-25 (Township Request #10), a request for a refinement to the Certificate of Appropriateness to delineate acceptable elevations for conformity with Section 56-4(8) of the Historic District Ordinance and the Historic District Architectural Guidelines on approximately 21.5 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 the Township Subdivision, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Kansas Avenue with the approximate address being in the 600 block of Kansas Avenue.

IV.              Other Business

A.           Consider and take action on the 2010 Historic District Commission Submittal and Meeting Schedule.

V.                 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 14th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2009, BY 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, September 17, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.

Johnny Arolfo Civic Center

400 WEST WALKER

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I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Ms. Sesher motioned to elect Commissioner Guglielmo as Acting Chair in Chairperson Hall’s absence.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. Guglielmo called the meeting to order at 6:03p.m.

Members present:                                                        Members absent:

Peter Guglielmo                                                 David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

Elizabeth Schroeder                                                      Madeline Hall

Dennis Ruhl                                                                  Fay Dudney

Marie Sesher

Sandra Christiansen

 

                                               

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary     

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

 

A.           August 20, 2009

 

                                    Ms. Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of August 20, 2009.

 

                                    Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

                                    No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 5-0-1 with Ms. Sesher abstaining as she was not present at the August 20th meeting.

 

III.             New Business

 

A.                 Consider and take action on, HDC09-25 (Township Request #10), a request for a refinement to the Certificate of Appropriateness to delineate acceptable elevations for conformity with Section 56-4(8) of the Historic District Ordinance and the Historic District Architectural Guidelines on approximately 21.5 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 the Township Subdivision, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Kansas Avenue with the approximate address being in the 600 block of Kansas Avenue.

Mr. Linenschmidt restated the staff report for this item.  He noted that to date the Commission has approved approximately thirty-six elevations to the Township as attached in the Staff Report.  He further noted stipulations in the Staff Report under Commission Consideration: 

·         All houses will have a front porch with built-up columns and at least 25 percent of the houses will have porches across 100 percent of the front elevation.  He noted the proposed elevations are in compliance.

·         Brick and stone accents are acceptable, including wainscoting and columns.  In no case will any house have all brick.  Staff found this stipulation undetermined as the proposed elevations did not indicate any materials; however, the applicant indicates that the proposed elevation design materials will be in accordance with the adopted architectural guidelines.

·         Incorporate one or a combination of dormers, cupolas, and fish scales in design.  The proposed elevations do not indicate any materials proposed for the elevations to verify for fish scale treatment.  He noted elevation #1 has no dormers or cupolas so fish scales will be required.  Proposed elevation #2 has a single dormer on the front of the elevation.

·         Add architectural treatment to garage doors that can be viewed from the street, this may include bungalow style windows.  Both proposed elevations have garage doors with windows facing the front of the lot.  The proposed elevations are in compliance.

·         The builder or developer will submit elevations incorporating the above to the Commission for final approval prior to permitting.  Mr. Linenschmidt noted the applicant is currently meeting this requirement by submitting this request.

·         Compliance with Architectural Guidelines.  This stipulation is undetermined.  The proposed elevations do not indicate any proposed materials for the exterior coverings, shingles, doors and windows for the elevation.  Staff agreed to work with the applicant as he had potential customers come forward, therefore, the materials were not provided on the elevations due to the time constraint of the submittal.

Mr. Linenschmidt noted one possible condition:  The applicant must submit architectural elevations that identify the proposed materials for the homes at building permit submission.  Planning staff can then verify the proposed design and materials with the Township stipulations and architectural guidelines.  Any significant design deviation or materials that do not meet the requirements will be forwarded to the Commission.

A discussion was held regarding the proposed elevations.

applicant, explained that each house is actually a custom built home with no tract concept to them.  He further explained that he would like the flexibility to be able to vary the appearance of the elevations by using the materials within the Architectural Guidelines.

The Commissioners reviewed the proposed elevations and previously approved elevations.

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to approve elevation #2.

A discussion was held regarding the motion.  The Commissioners voiced concerns regarding the lack of details on the proposed elevations.

Mr. Ruhl withdrew his motion.

                                    Mr. Guglielmo made a motion to deny HDC09-25 (Township Request #10). 

                                    Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

                                    The motion to deny passed with a vote of 3-2-0.

IV.              Other Business

 

A.           Consider and take action on the 2010 Historic District Commission Submittal and Meeting Schedule.

Ms. Sesher made a motion to accept the 2010 Historic District Commission Submittal and Meeting Schedule.

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

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

V.                  Adjournment of the Meeting

Ms. Sesher made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Ms. Schroeder seconded the motion.

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 7:18 p.m.

 

 

 

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Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner                         Peter Guglielmo, Acting Chair

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________