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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Agenda

February 21, 2011

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

                       A.            January 24, 2011

 

III.       Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

                       A.            Hold a Public Hearing and take action on BP11-01 (Aztec Bolting Buffer Yard), a request to reduce the required 50-foot buffer yard along the southeastern property line adjoining “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) zoning district on approximately 1 acre legally described as Lots 7-12 Interurban Addition, generally located north of 4th Street and east of Dallas Avenue, with the approximate address being 520 Dallas Avenue.

 

IV.              New Business

A.           Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 3, Phase I, zoned “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) and zoned “RSF-7-PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard.

B.           Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 4, Phase I, zoned “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) and zoned “RSF-7-PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard. 

C.           Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 5, Phase I, zoned “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) and zoned “RSF-7-PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard. 

 

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 FEBRUARY 2011, 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.

 

 

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LaSHONDRA HOLMES, AICP

PLANNING MANAGER


 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 WEST WALKER

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I.             Call to order and Roll call of members of Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Mr. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                       Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                        Eric Froeschner

Kirby McKillip                                                                          

Jack Owens

William Koonce

Charles Rosen

Scott Landon

 

*Mr. Froeschner was absent during the February 21st meeting.  

 

City Representatives:

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Heidi Shannon, Planner

Rachel Steele, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission

                         A.          January 24, 2011

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 24th meeting. Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

Mr. Landon abstained from voting stating that he was not present for the January 24th meeting.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 5-0-1.

III.       Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.           Hold a Public Hearing and take action on BP11-01 (Aztec Bolting Buffer Yard), a request to reduce the required 50-foot buffer yard along the southeastern property line adjoining “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) zoning district on approximately 1 acre legally described as Lots 7-12 Interurban Addition, generally located north of 4th Street and east of Dallas Avenue, with the approximate address being 520 Dallas Avenue.

 

Rachel Steele, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Steele informed the Commission that the application is to reduce the required 50-foot buffer yard on the southeastern property line to 35 feet. While the site is already developed, the proposed construction of a three phased development with a total of five structures and a total building space of 4,283 square feet triggers the buffer yard requirement because the property adjoins residential zoning to the northeast.

The applicant indicates that the expansion to the building would be unfeasible without a buffer yard variance as it will preserve trees to accommodate for parking. 

Mr. Hullman asked if the rain garden was for detention purposes.

The applicant stated that the rain garden was storm water pollution measures.

Mr. McKillip asked if the existing building was affected by the buffer requirements.

Ms. Holmes responded that it is grandfathered. The developer proposes to remove the existing buildings as the development progresses.

Mr. Landon asked how many parking spaces the applicant needed.

In response to the Mr. Landon’s question the applicant, Larry Garza stated that the parking spaces would be used by Aztec Bolting staff.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:17 pm.

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:18 pm.

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve BP11-01 (Aztec Bolting Buffer Yard) subject to staff’s conditions.

1.                        Restrict buffer yard variance to this use.

2.                        The structures located within the buffer yard will need to be removed within 2 years or the owner will have to request additional time from the Commission.

Mr. Rosen seconded the motion.

Mr. McKillip asked about the constraints in approving the 35 foot buffer and the construction of the new building that could be expanded further east towards the buffer.

Ms. Holmes stated that the Commission could add a condition that the applicant would need to apply for another buffer yard variance if additional square footage was added.

Mr. Owens amended his motion to add a third condition that the footprint of the metal building and the proposed 3,600 square foot building could not be altered to be any larger in size.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

IV.              New Business

A.           Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 3, Phase I, zoned “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) and zoned “RSF-7-PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard.

Heidi Shannon, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Ms. Shannon stated that the application is for a subdivision of 16.71 acres of previously unplatted property into 74 single-family residential lots and 8 Restricted Reserves for landscape/amenity and drainage.

Ms. Shannon informed the Commission that on July 16, 2007, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a preliminary plat for Section 3, which included what is now considered Section 3, Phase 1 and Section 3, Phase 2.  Due to market conditions, the applicant has revised the Master Plan for Sections 3, 4 and 5 in order to add phases and redraw section lines. That revision was administratively approved by Staff on February 8, 2011. Administrative changes and approval are appropriate if they do not alter the uses permitted or increase the density. The plat for consideration complies with the latest Master Plan Revision #3. 

Ms. Shannon further informed the Commission that the major access will be provided to this section from South Shore Boulevard. This plat will have to be recorded simultaneously with Sections 4, Phase 1 and Section 5, Phase 1, due to the necessity of a secondary access to the lots within this section. The developer will also need to construct the southbound lanes of South Shore Blvd. from Section 5, Phase 1 to the intersection of State Highway 96 and Farm to Market Road 646.

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 3, Phase I.

Mr. Landon asked about the timing of the extension of the southbound lane of South Shore Boulevard.

Ms. Shannon in response stated that according to Engineering staff that the applicant is required to  extend to FM 646.

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that the South Shore Boulevard plans were under review by the Development Review Committee.

Ms. Holmes added that the roadway will need to be constructed simultaneously with the 3 sections.

Mr. Hullman asked if South Shore Boulevard is required to be constructed prior to the release of any occupancy permits.

Ms. Holmes responded affirmatively.

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

B.           Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 4, Phase I, zoned “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) and zoned “RSF-7-PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard. 

Heidi Shannon, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Ms. Shannon informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 35.46 acres of previously unplatted property into 45 single-family residential lots and 5 Restricted Reserves for landscape/amenity, park, lake, drainage detention and access.

Ms. Shannon further informed the Commission that on July 16, 2007, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a preliminary plat for Section 4, which included what is now proposed as Section 4, Phase 1 and Section 4, Phase 2.  Due to market conditions, the applicant has revised the Master Plan for Sections 3, 4 and 5 in order to add phases and redraw section lines. That revision was administratively approved by Staff on February 8, 2011. Administrative changes and approval are appropriate if they do not alter the uses permitted or increase the density. The plat for consideration complies with the latest Master Plan Revision #3.  

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 4, Phase I.

Mr. Rosen seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

C.           Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 5, Phase I, zoned “RSF-5” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) and zoned “RSF-7-PUD” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of South Shore Boulevard. 

 

Heidi Shannon, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Ms. Shannon informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 20.05 acres of previously unplatted property into 69 single-family residential lots and 4 Restricted Reserves for landscape/amenity.

Ms. Heidi further informed the Commission that on July 16, 2007, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a preliminary plat for Section 5, which included what is now proposed as Section 5, Phase 1 and Section 5, Phase 2.  Due to market conditions, the applicant has revised the Master Plan for Sections 3, 4 and 5 in order to add phases and redraw section lines. That revision was administratively approved by Staff on February 8, 2011. Administrative changes and approval are appropriate if they do not alter the uses permitted or increase the density. The plat for consideration complies with the latest Master Plan Revision #3.  

Mr. Rosen made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Hidden Lakes, Section 5, Phase I.

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

V.                 Reports from Staff

Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items  

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that the South Hammock drilling case was approved by City Council with Planning & Zoning’s condition. Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that City Council added additional conditions to the approval.

 

VI.              Adjournment

 

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 6:39 pm.

 

 

___________________________________                 ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                            Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                         Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________