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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

June 6, 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.      May 16, 2011

 

III.       Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

  A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat – League City Retail, Lots 4A1, 4A2, 4A3 and 4A4, being a revision of Lot 4 of the League City Retail Subdivision, generally located south of Farm to Market Road 646 and east of Interstate 45 Highway.

 

  B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Zoning Change Application Z11-02 (Pinewood Ranches), a request to rezone approximately 73.7 acres from “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) to “RSF-20” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 20,000 square feet), legally described as Lots 1 through 8 of the Casteel’s Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 517 and east and west of My Road, with the approximate address being in the 2900 and 3000 block of Megan Lynn Lane.

 

IV.              Reports from Staff

  A.      Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items

 

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 2nd DAY OF JUNE 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

 

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

 

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

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Kirby McKillip                                                                                    Eric Froeschner

Jack Owens                                                                             William Koonce

Charles Rosen                                                                                                             

Shane Hamilton

Scott Landon

Christopher Hullman, Chair

                         

*Mr.Koonce was away on a family emergency during the June 6th meeting.

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City Representatives:

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         May 16, 2011

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16th meeting.

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

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

VI.        Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

  C.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat – League City Retail, Lots 4A1, 4A2, 4A3 and 4A4, being a revision of Lot 4 of the League City Retail Subdivision, generally located south of Farm to Market Road 646 and east of Interstate 45 Highway.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the application is to subdivide approximately 8.6 acres of League City Retail Center, Lot 4 into 4 separate lots ranging between 1.4 and 3.9 acres in size with the intent to sell the lots. One lot, including the buildings and associated parking, has already been sold to the Arms room.

Mr. Linenschmidt further informed the Commission that the subject property is a part of the League City Towne Center Shopping Center where the buildings are located directly next to each other, which is inherent to the character of the buildings. The Owner desires to subdivide the property and construct the remaining two lots as shown on the approved site plan.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the Zoning Board of Adjustments approved a variance to the required side yard setback subject to the condition that the variance is only applied to the common property lines between the proposed subdivided lots for Lot 4.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:06 pm.

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:07 pm.

Mr. Rosen made a motion to approve Replat – League City Retail, Lots 4A1, 4A2, 4A3 and 4A4.

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

Mr. McKillip stated that Lot 4A4 appears to only have one egress.

Mr. Linenschmidt responded affirmatively stating that it is subject to an access and utility agreement.

Mr. Linenschmidt added that Mr. Koonce voiced a concern in regards to access.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that Lot 4 has full access from the entrance only.

Mr. Linenschmidt added that there is another entrance point that is subject to the access agreement that is north of Logan’s Roadhouse.

Mr. Linenschmidt added that vehicles can access the property from any direction and that access is not limited to the section referred to.

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

 

  1. Hold a public hearing and take action on Zoning Change Application Z11-02 (Pinewood Ranches), a request to rezone approximately 73.7 acres from “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) to “RSF-20” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 20,000 square feet), legally described as Lots 1 through 8 of the Casteel’s Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 517 and east and west of My Road, with the approximate address being in the 2900 and 3000 block of Megan Lynn Lane.

 

Mr.Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the application is to rezone approximately 73.7 acres from “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) to “RSF-20” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 20,000 square feet) in order to have the ability to raise crops and animals on 20 tracts of land. The “RSF-20” zoning designation is the only residential zoning district that permits the “crop and animal raising” use. The Zoning Ordinance defines “crop and animal raising” as “the raising of tree, vine, forage, and other plant crops, intended to provide food or fibers, as well as keep, grazing, or feeding of animals for animal products, animal increase, or value increase.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt further informed the Commission that in accordance with the Master Transportation Plan, the developer dedicated 10 feet on either side of the existing My Road. While the roadway is identified in the plans as a minor arterial, alignment and access considerations for the Grand Parkway will not allow My Road to go to the extents on the plans. The city’s Traffic Engineer indicates that the roadway will most likely be re-designated as a collector. Consequently, the developer was not required to construct the roadway to the full width within the subdivision.

Mr. Hullman asked if the right-of-way was in place for future needs.

Mr. Linenschmidt in response stated that the plat is not of the subdivision, but of the streets.

Mr. Linenschmidt added that staff needed a mechanism for the applicant to dedicate the additional 10 feet for right-of-way.  

Mr. Hullman asked if the plat was recorded and if the right-of-way dedication was extended to the northern property. Mr. Hullman further asked if the 60-foott right-of-way dedication could be used in the future if the City needs it.

Mr. Linenschmidt responded affirmatively.

 

Mr. Hullman stated that based on the number of allocated EDUs the developer could subdivide the property and develop approximately 140 units.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager responded affirmatively. Ms. Holmes stated that the plat would require the Commission’s approval.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:18 pm.

 

Thomas Brown, 3938 Panama Street, Pasadena, Texas: Mr. Brown stated that the he was a Pinewood Ranches property owner and was in support of the request.

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:19 pm.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Zoning Change Application Z11-02 (Pinewood Ranches).

 

Mr. Owens seconded the motion.

 

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

 

V.           Reports from Staff

A.  Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that staff has requested to extend the oil & gas drilling moratorium for an additional 45 days to prevent any issues for staff to receive City Council approval on the ordinance changes. Ms. Holmes added that the current moratorium expires on July 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.              Adjournment

   Mr. Owens adjourned the meeting at 6:24 pm.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________