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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

January 21, 2010

6:00 PM

Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.           December 10, 2009

III.             Public Hearings

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-37 (Thouvenot), a request for a certificate of appropriateness to construct a privacy fence 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 the southwestern half of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3, Block 13 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located south of 4th Street and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1021 4th Street.

B.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-38 (Main Street Mattress #3), a request for a certificate of appropriateness to revise the exterior of the structure on approximately 0.2 acres zoned ?CN-RNC? (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the eastern 15 feet of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3, Block 2 of the Hough Subdivision, generally located south of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and east of Iowa Avenue with the approximate address being 905 East Main Street.

IV.              Reports from Staff

A.           Administrative Approvals for December/January.

HDC09-39 (Main Street Mattress #4), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a wall sign for a retail sales use at 905 East Main Street.

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 18th DAY OF JANUARY 2010, 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.

 

 

 

__________________________________________

LASHONDRA HOLMES, AICP

PLANNING MANAGER

 

 


 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Ms. Hall called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                 Members absent:

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

Peter Guglielmo                                                     *Fay Dudney

Dennis Ruhl                                                                      

Marie Sesher

Sandra Christiansen

Elizabeth Schroeder

 

*Ms. Dudney was absent due to illness.

 

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary         

 

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

 

a.            December 10, 2009

 

Ms. Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of December 10, 2009.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-2 with Ms. Sesher and Ms. Schroeder abstaining as they were not present at the December 10, 2009 meeting.   

 

III.             Public Hearings

 

C.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-37 (Thouvenot), a request for a certificate of appropriateness to construct a privacy fence 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 the southwestern half of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3, Block 13 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located south of 4th Street and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1021 4th Street.

Mr. Glasper, Planner with the City, came forward and presented the staff report for this item stating the applicant indicated the proposed fence is to screen debris on an adjacent property.  He gave a brief history of the project and stated that last year the Commission voted to approve a similar request for a privacy fence for an adjacent property owner.  He further stated the proposed fence is in conformance with the Building Codes and Historic District guidelines.

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:08 p.m.

With no one present from the public to speak on this item, Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:09 p.m. and called for a motion.

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to approve HDC09-37 (Thouvenot).

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

A discussion was held regarding the proposed location of the fence.  Mr. Glasper referred to the survey to show the location.

With no further discussion, Ms. Hall called for a vote.

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

 

D.           Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-38 (Main Street Mattress #3), a request for a certificate of appropriateness to revise the exterior of the structure on approximately 0.2 acres zoned ?CN-RNC? (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the eastern 15 feet of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3, Block 2 of the Hough Subdivision, generally located south of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and east of Iowa Avenue with the approximate address being 905 East Main Street.

Mr. Linenschmidt, Senior Planner with the City, restated the staff report and explained that the applicant is requesting to remove the existing overhead roll-up door and proposing to install a commercial storefront window system.  He stated the applicant was provided a copy of the Historic District Architectural Guidelines and the proposed request meets the requirements.  Mr. Linenschmidt noted that although it was difficult to determine a historical pattern for the storefront system as mentioned in the Architectural Guidelines, the proposed storefront windows did meet the guideline requirements.  He further noted one possible condition:  The architectural design elevations shall replicate the architectural elevations submitted by the applicant and shall remain in conformance with the Architectural Guidelines.

Ms. Hall opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:13 p.m.

With no one present from the public to speak on this item, Ms. Hall closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:14 p.m. and called for a motion.

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to approve HDC09-38 (Main Street Mattress #3).

Ms. Schroeder seconded the motion.

Mr. Linenschmidt asked if the motion included the possible condition noted in the staff report.  Ms. Hall confirmed it did not.

Mr. Ruhl withdrew his motion.  Ms. Schroeder withdrew her second.

Ms. Christiansen made a motion to approve HDC09-38 (Main Street Mattress #3) with the condition that the architectural design elevations shall replicate the architectural elevations submitted by the applicant and shall remain in conformance with the Architectural Guidelines.

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

A discussion was held regarding the proposed front elevation and Architectural Guideline requirements, landscaping and parking.

Micah Christian and Dan Sparks, representing Main Street Mattress, came forward to answer questions from the Commission.

With no further discussion, Ms. Hall called for a vote.

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

IV.             Reports from Staff

 

1.            Administrative Approvals for December/January.

HDC09-39 (Main Street Mattress #4), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a wall sign for a retail sales use at 905 East Main Street.

 

V.                 Adjournment of the Meeting

Ms. Sesher made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

Ms. Hall adjourned the meeting at 6:31 p.m.

 

_________________________________                  ______________________________

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner                         Madeline Hall, Chair

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________