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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

November 16, 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.         November 2, 2009

III.      New Business

A.         Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 9B, 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 League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

IV.          Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.         Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-09 (Momentum Metal Recycling), a request to rezone approximately 1.9 acres from “CG” (General Commercial) to “IL” (Limited Industrial), legally described as Lots 1–3 and 7–9, Block 79 and Lots 1–3 and 7–9, Block 109 of the Moore’s Addition and the adjacent abandoned right-of-way of Avenue D (Carolina Avenue), generally located north of Farm to Market Road 646 and east of State Highway 3, with the approximate address being 1429 State Highway 3.

B.         Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-11 (Snow), a request to rezone approximately 1.6 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 1 - 6 and the western 100 feet of Lots 7-12, Block 139 of the Moore’s Addition, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 646 and west of State Highway 3, with the approximate address being in the 2700 block of State Highway 3.

C.         Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-03/P09-03 Maplewood Village II, a request to rezone approximately 8.0 acres from “CG” (General Commercial) to “CG-PUD” (General Commercial with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), legally described as a portion of the northern 314 feet of Lot 12 of the Baskora Gardens Subdivision, generally located north of Eagle Drive and east of Hobbs Road, with the approximate address being 550 Hobbs Road. 

 

V.                  Other Business

A.         Consider and take action to call a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on December 14, 2009 to review and comment on the Draft Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates. 

 

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, BY THE 12th DAY OF NOVEMBER 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.

 

 

 

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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 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                     William Koonce

Douglas Turner                                                                                   

Marc Edelman

Wade Williams

Jack Owens

Wayne Lake

Melvin Bogus

           

City Representatives:

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Kim Buttrum, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

Approval of Minutes

ANovember 2, 2009

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 2nd meeting.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

III.    New Business

B.         Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 9B, 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 League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the plat is to subdivide 11.8 acres of unplatted property into 36 single-family residential lots and 2 restricted reserves for landscape and open space amenities.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt added that when recorded, the plat will increase the overall amount to 388 platted residential lots, leaving 940 residential lots to be platted in the remaining future 6 sections of the development.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt further stated that it should be noted that Las Palmas, Isla Vista Drive and La Escalona Drive are all portions of the looped roadway within the Mar Bella development that were given separate street names in order to create an accurate location system for emergency services.

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve the Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 9B.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

V.           Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

  C.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-09 (Momentum Metal Recycling), a request to rezone approximately 1.9 acres from “CG” (General Commercial) to “IL” (Limited Industrial), legally described as Lots 1–3 and 7–9, Block 79 and Lots 1–3 and 7–9, Block 109 of the Moore’s Addition and the adjacent abandoned right-of-way of Avenue D (Carolina Avenue), generally located north of Farm to Market Road 646 and east of State Highway 3, with the approximate address being 1429 State Highway 3.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to rezone 1.9 acres from “CG” (General Commercial) to “IL” (Limited Industrial) in order for the existing business use to be legally conforming in addition to redevelop the property under the current development standards.

Mr. Linenshcmidt added that the applicant wishes to tear down the existing building that was constructed prior to zoning and replace it with a new metal building, further back from Highway 3. However, the business existed prior to zoning in 1999 and was made legally non-conforming when the property was rezoned in 2007.

 

Mr. Linenshcmidt further stated that the applicant is not permitted to rebuild the property because the use does not conform to the zoning and that if the zoning request is approved, the redevelopment of the property would be required to meet all of the development regulations of the Zoning Ordinance, including items such as installing landscaping, parking spaces, and sidewalks along Highway 3. 

Mr. Linenschmidt added that the applicant would also be required to plat the property as one lot.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:24 pm. With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:25 pm.

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Z09-09 (Momentum Metal Recycling).

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

  D.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-11 (Snow), a request to rezone approximately 1.6 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 1 - 6 and the western 100 feet of Lots 7-12, Block 139 of the Moore’s Addition, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 646 and west of State Highway 3, with the approximate address being in the 2700 block of State Highway 3.

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to rezone 1.6 acres from “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) to “CG” (General Commercial).

Mr. Linenschmidt further informed the Commission that the applicant indicates that there are no plans to develop the property at this time and that the applicant also indicates the reasons for requesting a commercial zoning as a lack of demand for residential property along State Highway 3, the request is in keeping with previous zoning classifications of the property, and anticipation of future development of a multi-modal transportation facility nearby.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:38 pm. With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:39 pm.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Z09-11 (Snow).

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

  E.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Z09-03/P09-03 Maplewood Village II, a request to rezone approximately 8.0 acres from “CG” (General Commercial) to “CG-PUD” (General Commercial with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), legally described as a portion of the northern 314 feet of Lot 12 of the Baskora Gardens Subdivision, generally located north of Eagle Drive and east of Hobbs Road, with the approximate address being 550 Hobbs Road. 

 

Kim Buttrum, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Buttrum informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to rezone 8.0 acres from “CG” (General Commercial) to “CG-PUD” (General Commercial with a Planned Unit Development Overlay) in order to develop the property as an 80-unit age restricted garden apartment community. 

Ms. Buttrum added that the applicant has submitted a PUD document and Master Plan and that at the suggestion of staff, the applicant is requesting a Planned Unit Development as opposed to straight zoning in order to restrict the multi-family use to age and the ability to attach conditions.      

Ms. Buttrum informed the Commission of staff’s potential conditions for approval.

1.      Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation for approval is conditioned upon a recommendation for approval by the Parks Board, scheduled to meet on November 18, 2009.

2.      The use is restricted to multi-family residential dwellings for adults 55 years of age and over and their caretakers as defined in the Planned Unit Development Concept Plan.

3.      TDHCA’s annual review report will be provided to Planning staff every year to verify that Condition 2 is met.

4.      Provide street trees within the landscape setback equal to 1 tree for every 30 feet, subject to the City Arborist’s approval of location, species type and caliper size.

5.      A Traffic Impact Analysis must be approved by City Engineer Jack Murphy.

6.      Prior to a certificate of occupancy, the 1.16 acres of parkland will be developed and ready for use         including the tenant activity center, picnic area and courtyards.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 7:14 pm.

John Simmons: Questions about the project

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 7:15 pm.

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Z09-03/P09-03 Maplewood Village II.

Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

VI.              Other Business

  1. Consider and take action to call a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on December 14, 2009 to review and comment on the Draft Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates. 

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to call a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on December 14, 2009 to review and comment on the Draft Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates. 

 

Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

 

VIII.                    Reports from Staff

Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission of the items that City Council has approved.

 

IX.                          Adjournment

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 7:27 pm.

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________