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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

September 21, 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 31, 2009

III.               New Business

   A.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit DevelopmentBay Colony West Revision #7, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 517 and west of Farm to Market Road 646.

   B.      Consider and take action on a Revised Preliminary Plat – Bay Colony Pointe West, Section 5, 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 Farm to Market Road 517 and west of Calder Road.  

 

IV.      Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

   A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-08 (Grand Parkway Town Center), a request to rezone approximately 33.0 acres from “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) to “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as a portion of Perry and Austin Upper League Survey, Abstract 19, Tracts 69-5 and 69-5-6, generally located north of Cross Colony Drive and west of West Farm to Market Road 646, with the approximate address being in the 2000 block of West Farm to Market Road 646. 

   B.     Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-07 (Berger), a request to rezone approximately 0.3 acres from “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) to “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Lots 7 and 8, Block 16 of Moores Addition, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 646 and west of Hill Avenue with the approximate address being 3011 East Farm to Market Road 646.

 

V.                  Other Business

      A.   Consider and take action to call a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on November 9, 2009 to review and comment on the Draft Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates.  

      B.   Consider and take action on Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Session Meeting Dates for 2010.

 

VI.           Reports from Staff

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

 

VII.             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 17th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 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 6:02 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                     Wayne Lake

Douglas Turner                                                                                    Melvin Bogus

William Koonce

Marc Edelman

Wade Williams

Jack Owens

           

*Mr. Bogus was ill during the September 21st meeting.

 

City Representatives:

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Heidi Shannon, Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

Approval of Minutes

AAugust 31, 2009

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 31st meeting.

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IV.                    New Business

                       A.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development –          Bay Colony West Revision #7, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 517 and                  west of Farm to Market Road 646.

 

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

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the Revision to the Master Plan for the Bay Colony West “PUD” is to change the land use designation of certain portions of single-family residential, commercial areas, constraints and park areas.

 

Mr. Glasper further informed the Commission that the proposed changes are a church to replace 20.5 acres of single-family residential, a daycare facility (2.2 acres), and a decrease in the constraints.  In addition to these changes, new phasing is proposed for residential Sections 4, 5, 6 and 7.

 

Mr. Glasper stated that a potential condition for approval is that the applicant places a note on the Master Plan stating, “No curb cuts will be permitted for the day care property at the southeast corner of Cross Colony Drive and Calder Road to access the residential cul-de-sac street to the south of the property.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Bay Colony West Revision #7 subject to staff’s condition.

 

Mr. Owens seconded the motion.

 

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

 

     B.            Consider and take action on a Revised Preliminary Plat – Bay Colony Pointe West, Section 5, 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 Farm to Market Road 517 and west of Calder Road.  

 

 

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

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the original preliminary plat of this section contained 67 lots and restricted reserves.  

 

Mr. Glasper added that the Planning and Zoning Commission approved this plat by a unanimous vote of 7-0-0 on May 7, 2007.

 

Mr. Glasper further informed the Commission that the layout of this section has been reconfigured and the number of lots has been reduced due to a portion of the development being foreclosed. 

 

Mr. Williams made a motion to approve the Revised Preliminary Plat – Bay Colony Pointe West, Section 5.

 

Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IV.    Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

     A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-08 (Grand Parkway Town Center), a request to rezone approximately 33.0 acres from “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) to “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as a portion of Perry and Austin Upper League Survey, Abstract 19, Tracts 69-5 and 69-5-6, generally located north of Cross Colony Drive and west of West Farm to Market Road 646, with the approximate address being in the 2000 block of West Farm to Market Road 646. 

 

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that the application is to Rezone 33.0 acres from “RSF-7” to “CM” to develop the property as a 20-acre retail center with restaurants and office space. 

 

Ms. Holmes further informed the Commission that the southern 13 acres of the property are in the process of being sold to the Texas Department of Transportation as right-of-way for the Grand Parkway. 

 

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that the applicant anticipates that they would need approximately 195 EDUs based upon an expected 298,000-square-foot building space.

 

Ms. Holmes further informed the Commission that staff has received one letter of opposition.

 

Mr. Koonce asked how the Grand Parkway would affect the traffic along FM 646.

 

Ms. Holmes in response stated that the Grand Parkway is intended to improve traffic.

Mr. Hullman asked if the Commission’s recommendation to Council is based on zoning, not necessarily based on existing conditions.

 

Ms. Holmes in response stated that the lack of EDU’s isn’t a reason to approve or deny the application because the current zoning would require additional EDU’s to develop.

 

The applicant, Randal Hall with Sonrisa Development came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Hall stated that the applicant hopes to have a resolution for the EDU problem upon completion of the Grand Parkway and the completion of the Westside treatment plant.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 7:03 pm.

 

Phillip Kennedy, 119 Sandstone Bend Ln.: Favor

 

Donald S. Martin, 107 Warm Spring Ln.: Opposition

 

Frank Harrigan, 2902 Rippling Brook Ln.: Opposition

 

Diane Wilson, 2890 Smokey Lake Ln.: Opposition

 

Samantha Fisher, 102 Warm Spring Ln.: Opposition

 

Elaine Janke, 109 Smokey Lake Ln.: Opposition

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 7:21 pm.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve Z09-08 (Grand Parkway Town Center).

 

Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

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

 

     B.  Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-07 (Berger), a request to rezone approximately 0.3 acres from “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) to “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Lots 7 and 8, Block 16 of Moores Addition, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 646 and west of Hill Avenue with the approximate address being 3011 East Farm to Market Road 646.

 

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

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to rezone 0.3 acres from “RSF-5” to “CG.”

Mr. Glasper stated that applicant proposes to construct a building for a Mexican restaurant. 

Mr. Glasper further informed the Commission that the applicant would have to extend a water line approximately 675 feet for service.

 

Mr. Glasper further informed the Commission that the nearest City gravity sewer line is approximately 500 feet east of the subject property and east of the railroad right-of-way, which is encumbered with numerous pipelines.

 

Mr. Glasper stated that subject to Galveston County Health District approval, the subject property may need to install a private aerobic septic system.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 7:49pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 7:50 pm.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Z09-07 (Berger).

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

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

 

VIII.        Other Business

     C.   Consider and take action to call a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on November 9, 2009 to review and comment on the Draft Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates. 

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to call a Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on November 9, 2009.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

     D.   Consider and take action on Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Session Meeting Dates for 2010.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Session Meeting Dates for 2010.

 

Mr. Williams seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

IX.        Reports from Staff

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

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that the hotel definitions were revised to exclude adult hotels.

 

VIII.     Adjournment

 

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 8:03 pm.

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________