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Historic District Commission

Workshop Agenda

August 19, 2010

6:00 PM

Civic Center

400 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.           July 15, 2010

III.             Reports from Staff

A.           Administrative Approvals for July & August.

HDC10-15(Nancy’s Bra Boutique), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a business registration permit for a retail use at 613 East Main Street.

IV.              Other Business

A.          Discuss and consider a request to construct a swimming pool located on Lots 9 and 10 of Block 1 of the Hough’s Addition No. 1 generally located west of Lewis Street, between Iowa and Kansas Streets, commonly known as 818 Lewis Street.

B.           Discuss improvements planned for Heritage Park, located east of Main Street, at the north eastern corner of Wisconsin and Coryell Street.  

C.          Discuss sign improvements for League Park generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Park Avenue.

D.          Discuss amendments to the Sign Ordinance as they relate to the Historic District.

 

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 13th DAY OF AUGUST  2010, BY 12 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.

 

 

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Wes Morrison

Senior Planner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY August 19, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 WEST WALKER

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VI.              Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Mr. Guglielmo called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

 

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

Peter Guglielmo                                                           David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

Fay Dudney                                                                

Dennis Ruhl                                                                

Sandra Christiansen

Madeline Hall                                                 

Marie Sesher

Elizabeth Schroeder

 

 

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Research

Chien Wei, Director of Parks & Cultural Services

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

VII.           Approval of Minutes

 

A.       July 15, 2010

 

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve the July 15, 2010 minutes as written.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-3-0.

 

VIII.        Reports from Staff

A.        Administrative Approvals for July & August.

HDC10-15(Nancy’s Bra Boutique), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a business registration permit for a retail use at 613 East Main Street.

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner informed the Commission that the retail business will be located next to Café Under the Oaks.

 

No discussion was held.

 

I.                   Other Business

A.           Discuss and consider a request to construct a swimming pool located on Lots 9 and 10 of Block 1 of the Hough’s Addition No. 1 generally located west of Lewis Street, between Iowa and Kansas Streets, commonly known as 818 Lewis Street.

 

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

 

Mr. Morrison stated that the applicant is proposing a swimming pool in the rear of the property.

 

Mr. Morrison further informed the Commission that the applicant has submitted an application for a Certificate for Appropriateness for a garage apartment.

 

Mr. Morrison added that staff did not bring the Certificate of Appropriateness before the Commission because there wasn’t sufficient time for public notification.

 

Mr. Morrison stated that the Zoning Board of Adjustments denied the application because the property needs to be replatted or the applicant should provide a primary structure.

 

Mr. Morrison further stated that the ordinance does not allow an accessory structure where there isn’t a primary structure. Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that the workshop/garage apartment would serve as the primary structure.


Mr. Morrison stated that the Commission could table this item or approve it with the condition that the applicant could not proceed with the pool permit until plans were brought in for the residential dwelling.

 

Ms. Schroeder made a motion to table a request to construct a swimming pool located at 818 Lewis Street. Ms. Hall seconded the motion.

 

Ms. Hall requested that the applicant submit additional information. Ms. Dudney added that the applicant should submit additional information in regards to the trees.

 

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

 

A.    Discuss improvements planned for Heritage Park, located east of Main Street, at the north eastern corner of Wisconsin and Coryell Street.  

 

 

Chien Wei, Director of Parks & Cultural Services came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Wei informed the Commission that staff proposes to create an opening on Coryell & Wisconsin for access to the park. Mr. Wei stated that the project will begin on August 30th and that Coryell Street will not be available for 90-100 days.

 

Mr. Wei further informed the Commission that staff proposes to remove and replace the brick pad that is located near the garden and bar-b-que structure.

 

Mr. Wei stated that the brick pad will be replaced with concrete that will connect that bar-b-que structure with the existing trails. 

 

Mr. Wei informed the Commission that Water Smart has approached the City with federal funds to install a rain garden adjacent to the parking lot. Mr. Wei stated that rain gardens filters run-off pollution, improves water quality and are excellent for water conservation

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Research stated that the installation of the rain garden is free to the City.

 

Mr. Allender added that the City will be responsible for the upkeep of the rain garden.

 

B.     Discuss sign improvements for League Park generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Park Avenue.

 

Chein Wei, informed the Commission of the proposed designs for the Boundless Playground.

 

Ms. Dudney asked if the proposed signage is usual for the playground.

 

Mr. Wei responded stating that one of the criteria for the $50,000 donation was that the City provides recognition of the donation.

 

C.     Discuss amendments to the Sign Ordinance as they relate to the Historic District.

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner came forward to discuss the amendments to the Sign Ordinance.

 

VI.     Adjournment of the Meeting

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Wes Morrison                                                              Peter Guglielmo

Senior Planner                                                             Chair, Historic District Commission           

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________