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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

August 1, 2011

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      July 18, 2011

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Revised Preliminary Plat #4 – Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1, Unrestricted Reserve “D”, located north of Victory Lakes Drive and east of Interstate 45 Highway.

B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Final Plat – Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1, Lot D-8A, located north of Victory Lakes Drive and east of Interstate 45 Highway.

C.       Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat – Century Subdivision, Lots 1A, 1B, and 1C, being a commercial replat of Century Subdivision, located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of West Walker Street.

D.       Hold a public hearing and take action on Special Use Permit Application SUP11-04 (Performance Car and Truck) to permit “light vehicle service” on 1.03 acres zoned “CM-CRC” (Mixed Use Commercial with the Commercial Revitalization Overlay), legally described as a portion of Block L of the Clear Creek Subdivision, generally located north of West Main Street (FM 518) and east of McKibben Lane with the approximate address being 812 W. Main Street.

 

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, ON OR BEFORE THE 28th DAY OF JULY 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. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Charles Rosen                                                                          Kirby McKillip           

Scott Landon                                                                          

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                    

William Koonce

Jack Owens

Shane Hamilton

Eric Froeschner                                                                                                                                               

 

                                                           

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary   

 

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         July 18, 2011

 

Mr. Landon made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 18th meeting.

Mr. Owens seconded the motion.

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

E.      Hold a public hearing and take action on Revised Preliminary Plat #4 – Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1, Unrestricted Reserve “D”, located north of Victory Lakes Drive and east of Interstate 45 Highway.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the application is to revise Revised Preliminary Plat #3 of Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1, Unrestricted Reserve D in the Victory Lakes PUD. This Revised Preliminary Plat is also a further subdivision of the remaining portion of Unrestricted Reserve D, which was previously recorded. Therefore, a public hearing is required. The proposed changes are:

1.         The subdividing of Lot D-7 into 3 lots – Lots D-7A, D-7B and D-7C. Lot D-7B is proposed to be a Mexican food style restaurant with the Final Plat for Lot D-7B to be submitted in the near future.

2.          The subdividing of Lot D-8 into 2 lots – Lots D-8A and D-8B. Lot D-8A is proposed as a Primrose School daycare and the Final Plat is also being considered by the Commission later on in this meeting.

3.         Removal of the note indicating that the property would be permitted a maximum of three access points onto Walker Street as required by the City Traffic Engineer. The Traffic Engineer indicates that the more efficient way to address this issue is to require justification of any additional access onto Walker Street following standard traffic engineering/access management practices based upon the proposed subdivision of property, other nearby access/roadways as well as the proposed use.  

Mr. Hullman asked if there were any restrictions in the master plan for access points.

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that there weren’t any restrictions in the master plan.

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research added that he did not foresee the City’s Traffic Engineer having any issues with keeping the 3 curb cuts for now.

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

With no individuals to come forward, Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:19 pm.

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve Revised Preliminary Plat #4 – Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1, Unrestricted Reserve “D” subject to the note limiting the number of curb cuts on Walker Street to 3 to remain on the plat.

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

  1. Hold a public hearing and take action on a Final Plat – Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1, Lot D-8A, located north of Victory Lakes Drive and east of Interstate 45 Highway.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the application is to subdivide 1.6 acres of Unrestricted Reserve D of the Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1 subdivision. This subdivision has been shown as part of the proposed Revised Preliminary Plat #4, which is also on the agenda. This preliminary plat further subdivided the remaining portion of Unrestricted Reserve D. This lot is being subdivided for a proposed Primrose School daycare/pre-school. No development plans for this lot have been submitted for review by the Development Review Committee (DRC) at this time.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:23 pm.

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:24 pm.

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve Final Plat – Victory Lakes Commercial, Section 1, Lot D-8A.

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

  1. Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat – Century Subdivision, Lots 1A, 1B, and 1C, being a commercial replat of Century Subdivision, located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of West Walker Street.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the application is to subdivide Lot 1 of the Century subdivision, approximately 6.52 acres in size, into 3 lots –1A, 1B and 1C. The lot area of each lot will range in size between 2.1 and 2.2 acres. The property is located in the Centerpointe PUD.

                        Mr. Linenschmidt added that the Owner originally platted the property and received site plan approval to construct an office/warehouse for an air conditioner business (Century AC) on the northern portion of the property, the proposed Lot 1C. The Owner is now proposing to subdivide the property into 3 lots. Lot 1A is proposed for a gas station with a convenience store. Lot 1B does not have a proposed development at this time.

Mr. Linenschmidt further informed the Commission that the applicant has indicated discrepancies in the boundary dimensions of the plat, which are being corrected with the proposed plat.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:28 pm.

With no individuals to come forward, Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:29 pm.

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to approve Replat – Century Subdivision, Lots 1A, 1B, and 1C.

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

  1. Hold a public hearing and take action on Special Use Permit Application SUP11-04 (Performance Car and Truck) to permit “light vehicle service” on 1.03 acres zoned “CM-CRC” (Mixed Use Commercial with the Commercial Revitalization Overlay), legally described as a portion of Block L of the Clear Creek Subdivision, generally located north of West Main Street (FM 518) and east of McKibben Lane with the approximate address being 812 W. Main Street.

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that the request is for a special use permit to allow “light vehicle service” use at an existing strip center.  An SUP is required because the property is in the Commercial Revitalization Overlay District. The proposed use specializes in the retail and installation of aftermarket car and truck accessories. The applicant has obtained the necessary permits for signage and occupying the space; however, the business operations permit is on hold until the SUP is granted. No activity is currently taking place on the site.

Mr. Froeschner stated that the Commission received a letter from a citizen requesting noise abatement; however, Centerpoint Energy restricts vegetation in their easement.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that Commission could add a noise decibel level of 55 for daytime operation hours and 45 decibels for evening hours.

 

Mr. Landon asked if there was space for a privacy fence that would buffer the view and noise.  

 

Mr. Morrison in response stated that the pavement ends on the property line. Mr. Morrison added that the applicant would have to remove parts of the concrete to place a fence.

 

Ms. Holmes stated that staff did not feel comfortable with making a landscape buffer a condition because the site is paved to the property line and all the adjoining property is zoned commercial. Also, the site meets the buffer exemption requirement adjacent to the utility corridor.

 

Ms. Holmes stated that the site could accommodate a fence.

 

Mr. Hullman asked how the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan addresses the Commercial Revitalization District.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research stated that the new codes would require stricter standards that are currently being developed.

 

Mr. Allender added that staff could work with the applicant in regards to landscaping requirements.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:50 pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward, Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:51 pm.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve Special Use Permit Application SUP11-04 (Performance Car and Truck) subject to the following conditions:

 

1.      All business activities would be completed indoors. No outdoor work would be permitted.

2.     No automotive or truck engine repairs.

3.      Limit the noise decibels to 65 decibels daytime and 55 decibels for nighttime.

4.      Landscape enhancements would be required in accordance with the CRC district and similar to projects approved along FM 518.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

VI.        Reports from Staff

B.     Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission items.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that City Council approved the Oil & Gas ordinance with recommendations and changes on the first reading.

 

Ms. Holmes further informed the Commission that staff would be bringing the Utility Ordinance, Vesting Ordinance and an outline of the new codes based on the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan to the Commission on the August 15th meeting day.

 

 

V.                 Adjournment

   Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 7:09 pm.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________