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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

October 21, 2010

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.      September 16, 2010

B.      September 30, 2010

 

III.               Other Business

A.     Consider and take action on HDC10-22 (Kolache Factory – Signs), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding the installation of tenant signs on approximately 0.3 acres zoned CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 7 and a portion of Lot 8, Block 2of the League City Townsite, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (East Main Street) and east of Iowa Avenue with the approximate address being 902 East Main Street.

B.     Discuss and provide direction to staff regarding a review of the Architectural Design Guidelines.

 

C.     Consider and take action on the Historic District Commission meeting dates for 2011.

 

IV.                Comments from Board Members

 

V.                  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 18th DAY OF OCTOBER 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, October 21, 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 6:01 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                       Members absent:

Peter Guglielmo                                                           David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

Fay Dudney                                                                  

Madeline Hall                                                               

Marie Sesher

Dennis Ruhl

Sandra Christiansen                                                                

Elizabeth Schroeder

 

 

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary   

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

 

C.     September 16, 2010

 

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve the minutes of September 16, 2010.

 

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 6-0-1 with Ms. Hall abstaining as she was not present at the September 16th meeting.

 

D.     September 30, 2010

 

 

Ms. Hall made a motion to approve the minutes of September 30, 2010.

 

Ms. Dudney seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed with a vote of 7-0-0.

 

III.             Other Business

 

A.     Consider and take action on HDC10-22 (Kolache Factory – Signs), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding the installation of tenant signs on approximately 0.3 acres zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 7 and a portion of Lot 8, Block 2of the League City Townsite, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (East Main Street) and east of Iowa Avenue with the approximate address being 902 East Main Street.

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner, restated the staff report and reminded the Board that back in July the applicant came before them with a request for a certificate of appropriateness for exterior renovations.  At that time the applicant stated he would bring back a request for signage at a later date.  Mr. Morrison stated the signs submitted for the Board’s consideration meet the scenic byway requirements as well as the proposed ordinance and the Architectural Design Guidelines requirements.

A brief discussion was held regarding the proposed signage.  Ms. Christiansen asked Mr. Brudos what he intended to do with the existing marquee sign.  Mr. Brudos, the applicant, said he intended to continue using the sign.

With no further discussion, Ms. Hall made a motion to approve HDC10-22 (Kolache Factory – Signs).

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0.

B.     Discuss and provide direction to staff regarding a review of the Architectural Design Guidelines.

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research, updated the Board stating that he as well as other staff members have gone out and surveyed the district to determine the architectural style and period of the buildings.  He referred to drawings to discuss the characteristics of the various architectural styles.  He also presented photos of the Historic District to discuss landscaping characteristics.  He   said he hopes to capture and include some of these characteristics in the Architectural Design Guidelines which he said will eventually become part of the Zoning Ordinance.

A lengthy discussion continued regarding various topics including traffic, architecture, landscaping, water conservation and drainage.

C.     Consider and take action on the Historic District Commission meeting dates for 2011.

The Board discussed the proposed meeting dates.

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to approve the Historic District Commission meeting dates for 2011.

Ms. Schroeder seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0.

 

IV.              Comments from Board Members

 

Ms. Schroeder voiced concerns regarding the depths of the ditches along Iowa Avenue.

 

Mr. Ruhl commented that he would like to see an Architect become part of the Board. 

 

V.        Adjournment

 

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Ms. Hall seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                              Peter Guglielmo

Senior Planner                                                            Chair, Historic District Commission

 

 

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________