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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

March 1, 2010

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.         February 15, 2010

 

III.               Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.         Hold a public hearing and take action on Zoning Change Application Z10-01 (Red River Bar-B-Que) to rezone approximately 1.0 acre from “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) to “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Lot 1 of the L. W. Fitzsimmons Subdivision and a portion of Lot 13 of League City Division “C”, generally located south of Farm to Market Road 518 and east of Texas Avenue with the approximate address being 104 and 106 Texas Avenue in League City, Texas.

B.         Hold a public hearing and take action on Zoning Change Application Z10-02 (Hilario) to rezone approximately 1.5 acres from “CO” (Office Commercial) to “RSF-20” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 20,000 square feet), legally described as a portion of Lot 23 (23-2) League City Division B, generally located north of Beaumont Street and east of Dickinson Avenue with the approximate address being 607 Beaumont Street in League City, Texas.

 

IV.          Other Business

A.         Consider and take action to call a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on April 5, 2010 for approval  on the Final Draft of the Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates. 

 

V.                  Reports from Staff

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

VI.                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 25th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2010, 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 of Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Mr. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                     Scott Landon

Kirby McKillip                                                                                   

Charles Rosen

Melvin Bogus

William Koonce

Wade Williams

Jack Owens

 

*Mr. Landon was away on business during the March 1st meeting.

                                               

City Representatives:

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Dausha Moore, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

  A.      February 15, 2010

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 15th meeting. Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

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

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

  A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Zoning Change Application Z10-01 (Red River Bar-B-Que) to rezone approximately 1.0 acre from “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) to “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Lot 1 of the L. W. Fitzsimmons Subdivision and a portion of Lot 13 of League City Division “C”, generally located south of Farm to Market Road 518 and east of Texas Avenue with the approximate address being 104 and 106 Texas Avenue in League City, Texas.

 

Dausha Moore, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Ms. Moore informed the Commission that the rezoned parcel would be incorporated into the overall site development plan and utilized for additional parking and storage buildings for the restaurant’s catering equipment.

 

Ms. Moore further informed the Commission that detention will be required if the development of this site has any increase in impervious surface.

 

Ms. Moore added that a 50-foot buffer yard will be required along the southern property line adjoining the residential zoning.

 

Ms. Moore stated that a tree survey will also be required.

 

Mr. Koonce asked if there are any requirements in the ordinance in regards to the objectionable odor that would be produced by the smoke.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that the zoning ordinance is subjective unless the business is a manufacturer.

 

Mr. Owens stated that the property to the south of the restaurant has been vacant for 10 years. Mr. Owens asked that Planning staff request that Code Enforcement visit the site.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:13pm.

 

Arthur Collins, 114 Texas Avenue: Opposition

Mr. Collins informed the commission that he was in opposition because the smoke from the restaurant is offensive.

 

Dale Hardy, applicant’s representative: Informational Comments  

Mr. Hardy informed the commission that the applicant proposes to create a circular driveway and provide additional parking.

 

Mr. Hardy added that the applicant may in the future build a smokehouse and a facility for their catering business.

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:21 pm.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve Z10-01 (Red River Bar-B-Que). Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.

 

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

 

  B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Zoning Change Application Z10-02 (Hilario) to rezone approximately 1.5 acres from “CO” (Office Commercial) to “RSF-20” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 20,000 square feet), legally described as a portion of Lot 23 (23-2) League City Division B, generally located north of Beaumont Street and east of Dickinson Avenue with the approximate address being 607 Beaumont Street in League City, Texas.

 

Dausha Moore, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Moore informed the commission that the “RSF-20” zoning was chosen due to the maximum allowable capacity for this site.

 

Ms. Moore further informed the Commission that the Fire Marshal has noted that it would be preferable for this tract to be designated as single family rather than office commercial because there is less potential for a fire problem in single-family residential.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:32 pm.

 

James Potter, 603 Beaumont: Opposition

Mr. Potter stated that he would like for the block to remain commercial.

 

Susie Yanko, 602 Beaumont: Informational comment

 Ms. Yanko stated the roadway was narrow and that she was concerned that the applicant would build apartments.

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:35 pm.

 

Mr. Hullman asked Mr. Potter his reasons for being against the zoning change.

 

Mr. Potter in response stated that he was concerned that the residential zoning would hinder the sale of his commercial property.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to deny Zoning Change Application Z10-02 (Hilario).

 

The motion to deny failed.

 

Mr. Williams made a motion to approve Zoning Change Application Z10-02 (Hilario).

 

Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.

 

Mr. McKillip informed the Commission that property located to the west of the subject property would be difficult to develop if the application to rezone was granted because a 50-foot buffer would be required.

 

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that staff contacted Mr. Potter to rezone his property with the current application.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 5-2-0..

 

Mr. McKillip and Mr. Hullman were in opposition.

 

V.           Other Business

  1. Consider and take action to call a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on April 5, 2010 for approval on the Final Draft of the Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates. 

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve the calling of a Special Joint Meeting with the Parks Board on April 5, 2010 for approval on the Final Draft of the Hike and Bike Master Plan, presented by Clark Condon and Associates. 

 

Mr. Rosen seconded the motion.

 

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that the changes were made to the construction phases.

 

Ms. Holmes added that the 4B will be taking action on the construction phases during the upcoming week.  

 

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

 

VII.           Reports from Staff

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

There were no reports from staff.

 

VI.               Adjournment of the Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Mr. Hullman adjourned the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:51 pm.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________