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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

June 21, 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.         June 7, 2010

                                                                                                     

III.             New Business

A.         Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 50-3-1, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and east of Louisiana St.

B.         Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Bay Colony West Commercial, Section 1, generally located south of Cross Colony Drive and east of Calder Road.

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

 

IV.              Other Business

A.        Discuss proposed amendments to Schedule 125-72.B of Chapter 125, City of League City Code of Ordinances (Zoning) regarding the special use permit requirement in the Neighborhood Commercial zoning district for drive-through facilities at eating and drinking establishments.

B.        Discuss proposed amendments to Section 125-50.D.2. of Chapter 125, City of League City Code of Ordinances (Zoning) regarding the time frame for the posting of signs and written notification to property owners.

 

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 17th DAY OF JUNE 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                                                                                   

Melvin Bogus

William Koonce

Wade Williams

Jack Owens

Charles Rosen

 

*Mr. Landon was away on business during the June 21st meeting.

                                   

City Representatives:

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Rodney Glasper, Planner

Dausha Moore, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

B.         June 7, 2010

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 7th meeting. Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.

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

                                                                                                     

V.                 New Business

D.         Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 50-3-1, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and east of Louisiana St.

 

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

 

Mr. Moore informed the Commission that Tuscan Lakes Master Plan Revision 8 approved the creation of 2 phases within Section SF 50-3-1 SE.

 

Ms. Moore added that the preliminary plat for Section SF 50-3 SE was approved on November 2, 2009.

 

Ms. Moore further informed the Commission that on February 8, 2010 the City Engineer approved the infrastructure plans for this section.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 50-3-1. Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

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

 

  E.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Bay Colony West Commercial, Section 1, generally located south of Cross Colony Drive and east of Calder Road.

 

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

 

Mr. Glasper informed the Commission that the application is for a Subdivision of 1.7 acres of unplatted property into one lot which is proposed to be a daycare facility that will service the neighboring subdivisions.

 

Mr. Glasper further informed the Commission that the developer is not required to make any additional improvements to Calder Road or Cross Colony Drive; however, the developer will have to construct curb cuts at these locations to allow access for ingress and egress. The City will allow these proposed curb cuts.

 

Mr. Glasper stated that the Engineering Department indicates that water and sewer capacity are adequate to serve this development.

 

Mr. McKillip asked if a buffer yard would be required..

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that the development is vested under the old ordinance.

 

Ms. Holmes added that there weren’t any buffer requirements in the old ordinance.

 

Mr. Glasper added that the applicant plans to provide screening to the residential zoning.

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve. Mr. Williams seconded the motion.

 

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

 

   F.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 9C, 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 stated that the application is for a subdivision of 9.6 acres of unplatted property into 23 single-family residential lots and 2 restricted reserves for landscape/open space/HOA Park.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Bay Colony West Commercial, Section 1. Mr. Bogus seconded the motion.

 

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

 

VI.              Other Business

C.        Discuss proposed amendments to Schedule 125-72.B of Chapter 125, City of League City Code of Ordinances (Zoning) regarding the special use permit requirement in the Neighborhood Commercial zoning district for drive-through facilities at eating and drinking establishments.

 

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

 

Ms. Moore stated that staff proposes that the SUP requirement apply to drive-through facilities at eating and drinking establishments in the Neighborhood Commercial zoning district when adjacent to single-family residential zoning districts. The traffic impact study requirement would then apply when the parcel is zoned Neighborhood Commercial and adjacent to zoning districts other than single-family residential.

 

Mr. McKillip asked why staff didn’t include multi-family zoning districts with the proposed text amendments.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that staff struggled with this very same question and determined that multi-family is typically adjacent to commercial or part of a mixed-use development.

 

 

After discussion amongst the Commission, Mr. Hullman suggested that staff include multi-family zoning districts in the text amendment.  

 

 

Mr. Hullman stated that the Commission’s recommendation is to require a Special Use Permit for residential and multi-family zoning districts. 

 

D.        Discuss proposed amendments to Section 125-50.D.2. of Chapter 125, City of League City Code of Ordinances (Zoning) regarding the time frame for the posting of signs and written notification to property owners.

 

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

 

Ms. Moore stated that at the June 7th Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, staff presented amendments to the ordinance including a change on Special Use Permit Notification from a 30 day prior to meeting sign posting to a 10 day prior to meeting sign notification similar to the zoning change requirements.  The Commission indicated that they would instead prefer that zoning also be 30 days as opposed to 10 days. They instructed staff to look at the impacts upon increasing all notifications.

 

Mr. Hullman stated that he would like for the citizens to be aware and informed of any upcoming zoning and special use permit applications.

 

Mr. Hullman added that a longer notification time frame would allow citizens sufficient time to do so.

 

Mr. Owens asked about the notification processes of surrounding cities.

 

Ms. Holmes, in response stated that staff did not research the processes of surrounding cities. However, the current requirements are based upon Texas Local Government Code, which most cities follow.

 

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that staff based their proposed changes on the stated that the City’s requirements.

 

Mr. McKillip stated that he was in favor of the 30 day notification period because it will allow the citizens sufficient time to research and become informed of the plans.

 

Mr. Koonce concurred with Mr. McKillip.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if staff had any concerns with either time frame. 

 

Ms. Holmes, in response stated that the current schedule coincides with the DRC schedule. Therefore, the difference between 21 days versus 30 days doesn’t matter because staff would have to retool the schedule either way.

 

Mr. Bogus stated that he is in favor of the 21-day notification timeframe.

 

The Commission agreed that the 30-day notification process will be the best change.

 

Ms. Holmes stated that the proposed changes will give staff time to address any neighbors’ concerns prior to meetings.

 

V.                 Reports from Staff

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

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that the applicant for the Montessori Environment withdrew her application.

 

VI.               Adjournment of the Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Mr. Hullman adjourned the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:47pm.

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________