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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

January 20, 2011

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.      December 7, 2010

 

III.               Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-33R (Moses #3) to amend a Certificate of Appropriateness to expand an existing single-family residence on approximately 0.2 acres zoned “RSF-7-RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described a portion of Lot 12, Block 13 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 307 Wisconsin Avenue.

B.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC11-02 (1021 Satsuma), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding construction of a new porch on a residential structure  zoned “RSF-7-RNC” ( Residential Single family with a minimum 7,000 sq foot lot and within the Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 1 and 2, Block 43 of the League City Townsite, generally located northwestern corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Satsuma Street, with the approximate address being 1021 Satsuma Street.

C.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC11-01 (Mooi Mi), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding construction of a new porch on a structure zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 3 and 4 of the Hanaby Subdivision, generally located south of East Main Street (FM518) and east of Iowa Avenue with the approximate address being 1015 East Main, Ste C.

 

IV.                Other Business

A.      Discuss and provide staff direction regarding the use of neon signs within the Historic District.

B.      Allow the Board to provide input on the Architectural Survey for the Historic District.

 

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 14th DAY OF JANUARY 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

 

 

_______________________________

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, January 20, 2011 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 5:58 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

 

 

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary

Joanna Dawson, Council Liaison        

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

 

B.                 December 07, 2010

 

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve the minutes of December 07, 2010.

 

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-1 with Ms. Sesher abstaining as she was not present at the December 7th meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III.       Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

 

  

D.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC09-33R (Moses #3) to amend a Certificate of Appropriateness to expand an existing single-family residence on approximately 0.2 acres zoned “RSF-7-RNC” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described a portion of Lot 12, Block 13 of the League City Townsites Subdivision, generally located north of East Main Street (Farm to Market Road 518) and west of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 307 Wisconsin Avenue.

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner, restated the staff report and explained that Staff is requiring the applicant to request a revised Certificate of Appropriateness to expand the applicant’s residence.  After a site visit, staff discovered some minor inconsistencies between the current construction and drawings approved by the Commission.   

Mr. Guglielmo opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:05 p.m.

With no one from the public present to speak on this item, Mr. Guglielmo closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:05 p.m. and called for a motion.

Ms. Hall made a motion to approve HDC09-33R (Moses #3).

Ms. Dudney seconded the motion.

A discussion was held.

Mr. Guglielmo called the applicant forward.  Mr. Moses came forward and offered an explanation and an apology for the confusion with the plans.

Mr. Guglielmo called for a vote.

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

 

                     B.  Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC11-02 (1021 Satsuma), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding construction of a new porch on a residential structure  zoned “RSF-7-RNC” ( Residential Single family with a minimum 7,000 sq foot lot and within the Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 1 and 2, Block 43 of the League City Townsite, generally located northwestern corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Satsuma Street, with the approximate address being 1021 Satsuma Street.

Mr. Morrison restated the staff report for this item.  He explained that Staff halted construction of the porch after finding construction was initiated prior to the issuance of a building permit.  He stated the applicant later requested the necessary permits which are now pending the Board’s approval.  He further added that Staff has not been able to make contact with the applicant since the applicant applied for the permit.  

Mr. Guglielmo opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:17 p.m.

With no one present from the public to speak on this item, Mr. Guglielmo closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:17 p.m. and called for a motion.

Mr. Ruhl made a motion to deny HDC11-02 (1021 Satsuma).

Ms. Hall seconded the motion.

In a discussion the Board expressed that they would like to see details on the proposed roof.  Staff stated if the Board tabled the request there would not be a need for staff to re-notify when the request is brought back. 

The motion to deny failed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0.

Ms. Hall made a motion to table HDC11-02 (Satsuma) to receive details on the proposed roof.

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

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

C.  Hold a public hearing and take action on HDC11-01 (Mooi Mi), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding construction of a new porch on a structure zoned “CN-RNC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 3 and 4 of the Hanaby Subdivision, generally located south of East Main Street (FM518) and east of Iowa Avenue with the approximate address being 1015 East Main, Ste C.

 

Wes Morrison restated the staff report for this item.

Mr. Guglielmo opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:23 p.m.

With no one present from the public to speak on this item, Mr. Guglielmo closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:23 p.m. and called for a motion.

Ms. Hall made a motion to approve HDC11-01 (Mooi Mi).

Ms. Schroeder seconded the motion.

A discussion was held regarding the proposed color choices and proposed location of the porch. Natalie Shotwell, representing Mooi Mi, came forward to address the Board’s questions.

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

 

 

 

IV.       Other Business

                    A.  Discuss and provide staff direction regarding the use of neon signs within the                    Historic District.

Mr. Morrison opened the discussion and explained that the Commission will need to determine how strictly they want to enforce the preservation plan regarding neon signs.   He advised that members of the public were present who wished to speak on this item.

Mr. Guglielmo opened the floor to members of the public wishing to speak on this item.

Mr. Darryel Picou, representing Nancy’s Bra Boutique, came forward and gave a brief history of the business signage and expressed his need for a neon sign.

Ms. Annette Conwell, representing Annette’s Emporium, also came forward and expressed her need for a neon “open” sign. 

In a discussion, the Board Members also shared their views regarding neon signs.

The Board decided to table their discussion until staff could research more alternatives.

B.  Allow the Board to provide input on the Architectural Survey for the Historic        District.

Mr. Morrison distributed copies of the Design Guidelines Draft to the Commissioners for their review and advised the Director of Planning and Research and the Architectural Intern would provide a presentation at the next scheduled meeting.    

 

V.        Adjournment

 

 

Ms. Hall made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                              Peter Guglielmo

Senior Planner                                                             Chair, Historic District Commission           

 

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________