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Planning & Zoning Commission

Special Session Agenda

August 22, 2011

6:00 PM

Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      August 1, 2011

 

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10D, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

IV.        Other Business

A.      Discuss framework for Unified Development Code.

 

V.           Reports from Staff

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

B.      Meeting Dates

 

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, ON OR BEFORE THE 18th DAY OF AUGUST 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 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Charles Rosen                                                                          William Koonce

Scott Landon                                                                           Eric Froeschner           

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                    

Jack Owens

Shane Hamilton

Kirby McKillip                       

 

Mr. Koonce and Mr. Froeschner were absent because of personal business.

                                                                                                           

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Naina Magon, Long Range Planning Specialist

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary   

                                                                                               

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         August 1, 2011

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 1st  meeting.

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

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

IV.              New Business

B.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10D, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

                             

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

Mr. Morrison stated Subdivision of 11 acres of previously unplatted property into 45 single-family residential lots and 2 Restricted Reserves for landscape/open space/amenity. The typical lot size is proposed to be 6,000 square feet with typical lot dimensions of 50 feet in width and 120 feet in depth.

Mr. Morrison added that staff finds that the plat conforms with the exception of one street name change. Staff has communicated with the applicant in regards to the street named Segovia Lane and the applicant has proposed to change that street name to Merdia Lane.  Staff has reviewed the change and is in support of the new name.  Staff recommends the plat be approved with the condition that the name change be addressed prior to recording.

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve Final Plat – Mar Bella, Section 10D with the condition that the name change be addressed prior to recording.

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

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

VII.     Other Business

B.      Discuss framework for Unified Development Code.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning Research presented the Commission with 4 different options for updating the zoning ordinance.

 

Option 1 – Rezone the entire city according to the character districts identified in the Comprehensive Plan

This option would involve combining existing districts, adding new districts and renaming others.  It would involve text and map amendments and would result in a new zoning map and set of standards.

 

Option 2 – Rezone parts of the city and enhance standards of all districts

This option reflects an “in between” alternative.  It would focus on enhancing standards for all the districts including open space, setbacks, parking etc.  It would also involve merging some of the existing districts, changing names of others and the use of overlay districts to achieve desired character.

 

Option  3 – Leave existing zoning districts as they are and enhance standards within each district.

This option would involve making text amendments only by enhancing existing standards for open space, setbacks, parking etc.

 

Option  4 – Leave existing zoning districts as they are and overlay with character districts.

This option would involve overlaying the character districts on the city’s current zoning districts. The character districts would govern design elements including density and open space, while the base zoning district would govern use. A third overlay could be added to address right-of-way character or added architectural detail.

 

A discussion was held.

 

The Commission agreed that that a combination of Options 2 and 3 would be the best option for the City.

 

VIII.  Reports from Staff

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

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that  the Boyd PUD item has been tabled until the August 23rd Council meeting.

 

Ms. Holmes added that the Dempsey Special Use Permit application was approved by City Council

 

B.     Meeting Dates

 

Ms. Holmes stated that staff would notify the Commission of a possible meeting cancellation for the August 29th meeting via email.

 

IX.        Adjournment

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 7:44pm.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________