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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

September 16, 2010

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.      August 19, 2010

 

III.               Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC10-18 (Kuehn), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for new construction on approximately 0.16 acres of land zoned CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 9 & 10 Block 1 of the Hough Subdivision, generally located south of FM 518 and east of Kansas Avenue, with the approximate address being 818 Lewis Street.

B.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC10-16 (Elegant Remodel & Design), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding a roof on an existing building on approximately 0.23 acres zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as NE 1/2 LOT 11 & ALL 12 BLK 2 LEAGUE CITY TOWNSITES, generally located at the northwestern corner of Illinois Street and East Main Street, with the approximate address being 926 East Main Street.

C.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC10-19 (Township Request #12), a request to the refinement to the Certificate of Appropriateness to delineate acceptable elevations for the conformity with section 56-4(8) of the Historic District Ordinance and the Architectural Guidelines on approximately 21.5 acres zoned  RSF-7-RNC” (Residential Single-Family with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the Township Subdivision, generally located south of 7th Street and west of Kansas Avenue.

 

IV.                Reports from Staff

A.    Administrative Approvals for August & September.

HDC10-17(Hello Gorgeous), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit for a retail use at 615 East Main Street.

V.                  Comments from Board Members

 

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 10th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 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.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PRESENCE OF A QUORUM OF THE MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED PROCEEDING MAY CONSTITUTE A MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.  BY THIS NOTICE, THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY ADVISED OF SAID MEETING NOT LESS THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION NOTED ABOVE

 

 

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, September 16, 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

 

Mr. Guglielmo called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

Peter Guglielmo                                                           David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

Fay Dudney                                                                 *Madeline Hall

Dennis Ruhl

Marie Sesher                                                               

Sandra Christiansen

Elizabeth Schroeder

 

 

*Ms. Hall was out of town on business.

 

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary   

Joanna Dawson, Council Liaison

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

 

A.           August 19, 2010

 

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve the minutes of August 19, 2010.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

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

 

III.             Public Hearings

 

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC10-18 (Kuehn), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for new construction on approximately 0.16 acres of land zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 9 & 10 Block 1 of the Hough Subdivision, generally located south of FM 518 and east of Kansas Avenue, with the approximate address being 818 Lewis Street.

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner with the City, explained that the applicant’s request is to construct a garage/workshop as well as a swimming pool on the subject lots.  The applicant has made application to the City to combine lots 9 and 10 with lots 11 and 12 to be replatted into one lot since the Zoning Ordinance does not allow an accessory structure to exist on a lot without a primary structure.  Mr. Morrison noted that the plans for the proposed structure will comply with the Design and Materials Guideline.

Mr. Guglielmo opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:16 p.m.

Kathleen Kuehn, applicant, came forward and answered questions from Board members.

Ms. Christiansen voiced concerns at the possibility of the pool being constructed prior to the construction of the building.  Ms. Kuehn advised that she intends to begin construction of the pool and building at the same time.  Mr. Morrison further added that if the property is replatted then there would not be an issue since the lots will be combined.

Ms. Sesher stated she was hesitant to approve the proposed plans without material or design samples.  Mr. Morrison discussed various options with the Board including tabling the item and approving the item administratively after samples are submitted and reviewed. 

With no further discussion, Mr. Guglielmo called for a vote.

Ms. Schroeder made a motion to approve HDC10-18 (Kuehn) with the following stipulations:  that the materials and designs be administratively approved, that the building colors comply with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, that the property be replatted prior to construction, and the plans for protective fencing be approved by the Arborist.

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

The motion passed with a vote of 5-1-0.

Mr. Guglielmo closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:46.

B.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC10-16 (Elegant Remodel & Design), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding a roof on an existing building on approximately 0.23 acres zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as NE 1/2 LOT 11 & ALL 12 BLK 2 LEAGUE CITY TOWNSITES, generally located at the northwestern corner of Illinois Street and East Main Street, with the approximate address being 926 East Main Street.

Mr. Morrison restated the staff report for this item and explained the applicant intends to replace the building’s existing flat roof with a hip style roof.

 

Mr. Guglielmo opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:47 p.m.

 

With no one present from the public to speak on this item, Mr. Guglielmo closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:47 p.m.

 

The Board members briefly discussed the proposed request.

 

Ms. Christiansen made a motion to approve HDC10-16 (Elegant Remodel & Design).

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously 6-0-0.

 

 

C.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC10-19 (Township Request #12), a request to the refinement to the Certificate of Appropriateness to delineate acceptable elevations for the conformity with section 56-4(8) of the Historic District Ordinance and the Architectural Guidelines on approximately 21.5 acres zoned  “RSF-7-RNC” (Residential Single-Family with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as the Township Subdivision, generally located south of 7th Street and west of Kansas Avenue.

 

Mr. Guglielmo opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:51 p.m.

Mr. Weibling, the applicant, came forward and presented six proposed elevations to be considered.

The Board members and Mr. Weibling discussed all six proposed elevations at length.  Ms. Schroeder commented that the homes would look more historical with steps at the front elevation.  Mr. Weibling advised that many of his customers are retired and some are unable to access steps.  Ms. Sesher voiced concerns regarding the potential of flooding due to low slabs.  Mr. Morrison advised those issues are reviewed during the platting stages.  A discussion continued regarding the increased cost aspect.  An agreement was reached to allow 1 in 4 homes to be designed to include 2 steps at the front elevation.

A discussion was held regarding the proposed subdivision entry sign.

Mr. Guglielmo called for a vote.

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve elevations #1 and #2 and administratively approve elevations #3, #4, #5 and #6 with the conditions discussed and to table the discussion regarding the proposed subdivision entry sign.

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

A discussion continued regarding the proposed elevations.  During the discussion, Mr. Ruhl asked the chair if a quorum would be present if he were to leave.  Mr. Ruhl excused himself from the meeting at 8:21 p.m.

Mr. Morrison restated Ms. Dudney’s motion for clarification.

The motion passed with a vote of 5-0-0.

Mr. Guglielmo closed the public portion of the hearing at 8:23 p.m.

IV.              Reports from Staff

 

Administrative Approvals for August & September.

HDC10-17(Hello Gorgeous), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit for a retail use at 615 East Main Street.

V.      Comments from Board Members

Ms. Dudney thanked Mr. Morrison for forwarding the link to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and for his patience during the meeting.

Mr. Guglielmo commented that he wanted to thank the City for the drainage improvements along Railroad Avenue. 

VI.              Adjournment of the Meeting

 

Ms. Schroeder made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Ms. Dudney seconded the motion.

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                              Peter Guglielmo

Senior Planner                                                            Chair, Historic District Commission

 

 

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________