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Planning & Zoning Commission and Parks Board

Special Joint Session Agenda

April 5, 2010

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.         Call to Order and Roll Call of Members for Planning and Zoning Commission and Parks Board

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         March 15, 2010   

III.             New Business

A.         Consider and take action by the Parks Board on a Preliminary Plat – Sedona, Section 2, generally located south of Turner Road and west of Butler Road.

B.         Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Sedona, Section 2, generally located south of Turner Road and west of Butler Road.

C.         Consider and take action by the Parks Board on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Mar Bella Revision #7, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

D.         Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Mar Bella Revision #7, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

E.         Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10B, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

F.         Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10C, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

G.         Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 11, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

IV.              Public Hearing Item and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.        Hold a public hearing on the “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

B.        Consider and take action by the Parks Board on the “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

C.        Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on the “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

 

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 30th DAY OF MARCH 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 and Parks Board

 

Mr. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

 

Planning & Zoning Members present:                                                                      Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                    

Kirby McKillip                                                                                   

Charles Rosen

Melvin Bogus

William Koonce

Wade Williams

Jack Owens

Scott Landon

 

Parks Board Members present                                                                      Members absent

Max Blansit, Chair                                                                                           Tim Kropp

Chris Mallios                                                                                                   Vaness Hamilton

Leslye Mize

Debra Wilkinson

                                   

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Land Management

Chien Wei, Director of Parks and Cultural Services

Jack Murphy, City Engineer

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Heidi Shannon, Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

B.         March 1, 2010

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 15th meeting. Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

III.             New Business

A.        Consider and take action by the Parks Board on a Preliminary Plat – Sedona, Section 2, generally located south of Turner Road and west of Butler Road.

B.        Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Sedona, Section 2, generally located south of Turner Road and west of Butler Road.

 

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

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the application is a subdivision of 62.38 acres of previously unplatted property into 147 single-family residential lots and 10 restricted reserves for HOA parkland, amenity landscaping and open space, access, detention and municipal utilities.

 

Mr. Glasper added that this development will be an extension of the Sedona Subdivision that adjoins the subject site to the north.

 

Mr. Glasper further stated that the applicant has dedicated 2.71 acres as HOA parkland which exceeds the land area requirement.

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the proposed development and acreage cannot exceed an EDU capacity total of 147 EDUs.

 

The Department of Army has indicated that based upon a field visit in July 2009, a permit will not be required prior to discharge fill and/or dredging.

 

Jeff Payson with Cervelle Homes came forward to address the Board and Commission.

 

Mr. Payson stated that the results of an environmental study showed that there are not any chemicals or oil activity in Section 2.

 

Mr. Payson added that the environmental study estimates that if the property to the south of section 2 is developed it would cost approximately $100,000-$200,000 to remove the contaminated soil from the site.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if site assessments were required by the lender.

 

Mr. Payson responded affirmatively stating that the developer was required to provide a site assessment on the 260 acres. Mr. Payson added that an additional site assessment was provided for Section 2.

 

Mr. Payson informed the Commission that the study showed that the contaminants would migrate to the south.

 

Mr. Mallios asked if the former drill site was tested.

 

Mike Marcon, Environmentalist stated that testing was not done because it was not an active drill site.

 

Mr. Marcon added that the applicant researched Railroad Commission records to verify that the drill site was not active.

 

Mr. Mallios stated that he asked because that portion would be used as park area.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if staff has reviewed the environmental assessment report that was completed several weeks ago.

 

Jack Murphy, City Engineer responded affirmatively.

 

Mr. Hullman stated that even though this is not a public hearing item, he would allow residents to voice their concerns given the perplexity of the issue.

 

Kevin Holland with Cervelle Homes stated that the applicant has provided the City with an engineering report that was provided by an environmentalist that shows that there aren’t any environmental issues with the tract in question.

 

Tammy Gonzalez, 2850 Butler Road.

 

Ms. Gonzales stated that she has researched the records of the Railroad Commission, TCEQ and the EPA and have found that the applicant did not report to any of the proper agencies.

 

Ms. Gonzales further stated that drill site was not tested.

 

Ms. Gonzales informed the Board and Commission that she has filed a grievance with all three agencies.

 

The Board and Commission went into recess at 6:36 pm.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:53 pm.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if a phase 2 environmental assessment was performed.

 

Jack Murphy, City Engineer stated that drill tests were done on the wells that border between the applicant’s property and the drill site.

 

Mr. Murphy added that there wasn’t any migration in the water stratus from the known well site.

 

Mr. Murphy informed the Commission that staff did not specifically request that the applicant test the property where the known drill site is.

 

Mr. Murphy stated that the City’s goal was to make certain that the groundwater contamination did not affect the 60 acres in question.

 

Mr. Landon stated that based upon his knowledge as a Chemical Engineer the tests came back within the appropriate ranges that were required. Mr. Landon added that the chloride levels were above the guidelines. Mr. Landon stated that chloride levels would only affect the growth of grass.

 

Mr. Mallios made a motion to deny Preliminary Plat – Sedona, Section 2. Ms. Mize seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Mallios stated that his motion to deny Preliminary Plat – Sedona, Section 2 is based on the lack of testing to the drill site/park area.

 

Ms. Mize concurred with Mr. Mallios’ reasoning for denying the application.  

 

Mr. Hullman suggested that the Parks Board approve the preliminary plat subject to written documentation from the Texas Railroad Commission stating that the drill site/park area is not contaminated for residential development prior to final plat consideration.

 

Mr. Mallios amended his motion to the Preliminary Plat subject to written documentation from Texas Railroad Commission on the specific drill site/park site that is effectively a clean site from the Railroad Commission’s perspective for residential development purposes.

 

Mr. Marcon informed the Commission that the Railroad Commission does not have authority to regulate property that is not contaminated.

 

The motion approve was adopted by a vote of 4-0-0.

 

Mr. Hullman made a motion to approve subject to receiving written documentation addressing the drill site on the northern portion of the preliminary plat tract prior to final plat consideration.

 

Mr. Rosen seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-2-0. Mr. Bogus and Mr. Koonce were in opposition of the motion.

 

C.                 Consider and take action by the Parks Board on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Mar Bella Revision #7, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

D.                 Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Mar Bella Revision #7, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Board and Commission of the proposed changes to the Master Plan.

 

1.                  To amend the lot configuration for Sections 10B – 10E and 11. The number of lots in Sections 10B – 10E increased by 82 lots and in Section 11 by 8 lots. However, the number of lots in all the future Sections decreased by a total of 123 lots. Therefore, the total number of lots in this master plan did not increase.

2.                  Due to the change noted in #1, the 0.9-acre tot lot was moved from Section 10C. In its place, a 1.3-acre linear park was added to provide pedestrian connectivity amongst Sections 10B – 10E. Three tot lots were added to future Sections SF-1 through SF-5, SF-10 and SF-11. As a result, the overall land area eligible for HOA park land credit increased by 9.1 acres from the last master plan and increased by 6.9 acres from the original Planned Unit Development (PUD). The changes are in compliance with the Parks Ordinance.

3.                  To terminate the street (Hacienda View Drive) into a cul-de-sac in Section 11. The Fire Code requires 2 separate points of ingress and egress where there are more than 30 dwelling units. In order to provide a second point, a 20-foot wide “grasspave” will be constructed between Section 11 and Section SF-1. “Grasspave” [or “grasscrete”] is a special material that simulates grass and can be parked and driven upon. A 6-foot wide sidewalk will be within the center of the “grasspave” in order to provide required pedestrian connectivity.

4.                  To add detention lakes E and F as an amenity to future sections.

Mr. Mallios made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Mar Bella Revision #7.

 

Mr. Mallios asked staff the location that the linear park would lead to.

 

Mr. Morrison indicated that the linear park would lead to the trails that extends to the recreation center

 

Mr. Morrison added that the linear park would also add connectivity to the community.

 

Mr. Blansit seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 4-0-0.

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Mar Bella Revision #7.

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

 

E.        Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10B, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that this section of Mar Bella is a subdivision of 16.0 acres of previously unplatted property into 50 single-family residentai lots and 4 Restricted Reserves for landscape/open space/amenity.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10B.

 

Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

 

F.         Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10C, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

G.       Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 11, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10C and Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 11.

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

VII.           Public Hearing Item and Action Items from Public Hearing

Richard McMarrow with Clark Condon & Associates gave a presentation on the final draft of the Trails Master Plan.

 

Mr. McMarrow stated that the network of trails for the city to improve quality of life, safe connections to schools and other facilities, educational awareness and city history, athletic training for runners and bikers. Mr. McMarrow stated that the city currently has 11.5 miles of trails and that the current trails are not connected.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if the undeveloped land would be incorporated into later phases.

 

Mr. McMarrow responded affirmatively.

 

Mr. Bogus asked if the request was to approve Phase 1 and the funding.

 

Ms. Holmes in response stated that the request is to approve the concept and that 4B would pay for the first phase.

 

Mr Hullman asked if each of the 4 zones would have signature trails.

 

Mr. McMarrow responded affirmatively stating that the 4 zones would also incorporate additional trails.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if $4,630,000 is projected to pay for phase 1 and if the money is available.

 

Construction will begin on all zones concurrently or if it’s based on the City Council’s decision.

 

Mr. Wei stated that 4B has approximately $5,000,000 available for the Trails Master Plan.

 

Mr. Wei added that 4B currently has a project on the Eastern Regional Park and that $4,000,000 in bonds is designated for the trails systems.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Land Management informed the Board and Commission that the trails system is intended to coordinate with the Economic Development Strategic Plan and Master Mobility Plan.

Mr. Allender stated that the new Comprehensive Plan will build flexibility to allow the market to dictate the direction the trails system will take.

D.        Hold a public hearing on the “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

Mr. Hullman opened the Public Hearing at 8:09 pm

Lesley Lee, 1919 Edinburg: For

Nick Phalen, 2113 Riverside: For

Dick Carter, 6128 Southwell Ln.: Opposition

 

Mr. Hullman closed the Public Hearing at 8:17 pm

E.        Consider and take action by the Parks Board on the “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

Ms. Mize made a motion to approve the “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

Mr. Mallios seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 4-0-0.

 

F.         Consider and take action by the Planning and Zoning Commission on the “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve “Trails Master Plan”, an appendix (A-4) to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

VIII.        Reports from Staff

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

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that City Council denied the Hilario zoning case based on similar concerns the Commission had.

Ms. Holmes further informed the Commission that the Red River zoning case was approved by City Council.

 

B.            Adjournment of the Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Mr. Hullman adjourned the Planning & Zoning Commission and Parks Board at 8:29 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Max Blansit,                                                               Chris Hullman

Parks Board Chairman                                             Planning & Zoning Chairman

 

 

___________________________________                                                                                    

LaShondra Holmes, AICP,

Planning Manager

 

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________