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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

December 5, 2011

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      November 21, 2011

 

III.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

A.      Consider and take action to amend Chapter 102, Article I entitled “Subdivision and Development” and Chapter 114, Article V entitled “Utility Extensions and Improvements” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas to revise regulations pertaining to utility connections. (Public hearing HELD on September 19, 2011)

 

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing  and take action on a Zoning Change Application Z11-03 (Removal from RNC Overlay), a request to remove the existing “RNC” (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) zoning overlay on approximately 29.2 acres with “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) base zoning, generally located north of Coryell Street and west of Kansas Avenue with the exception of 524 Kansas Avenue which is located on the east side of Kansas Avenue, with the approximate addresses being 101-122 7th Street, 524 Kansas Avenue, and all of the Township Subdivision in League City, Texas.

 

V.                 Other Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 12A, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

VI.              Staff Comments

 

VII.           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 2nd DAY OF DECEMBER 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

 

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

 

Mr. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Charles Rosen                                                                          None

Scott Landon                                                                          

Jack Owens                                                                            

William Koonce

Christopher Hullman, Chair

Shane Hamilton

Kirby McKillip

Eric Froeschner

                                                                                   

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director or Planning & Research

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary                                                                 

                                                                                               

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         November 21, 2011

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 21st meeting.

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

VIII.         Tabled and Subject to Recall

B.      Consider and take action to amend Chapter 102, Article I entitled “Subdivision and Development” and Chapter 114, Article V entitled “Utility Extensions and Improvements” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas to revise regulations pertaining to utility connections. (Public hearing HELD on September 19, 2011)

 

Staff requested that this item remains tabled.

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to discuss and take action on agenda item V.A. prior to the public hearing item.

 

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

 

V.                 Other Business

B.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 12A, 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 informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 14.3 acres of previously unplatted property into 60 single-family residential lots and 2 Restricted Reserves for restricted reserve 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. Owens made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 12A.

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

 

IX.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

B.      Hold a public hearing  and take action on a Zoning Change Application Z11-03 (Removal from RNC Overlay), a request to remove the existing “RNC” (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) zoning overlay on approximately 29.2 acres with “RSF-7” (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet) base zoning, generally located north of Coryell Street and west of Kansas Avenue with the exception of 524 Kansas Avenue which is located on the east side of Kansas Avenue, with the approximate addresses being 101-122 7th Street, 524 Kansas Avenue, and all of the Township Subdivision in League City, Texas.

 

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Research discussed the historical timelines of the Historic District’s development.

 

Mr. Allender informed the Commission that a group of 15 property owners have petitioned City Council to be removed from the Historic District boundaries.  In addition to being located within the Historic District boundaries, the properties in question are also located within the Residential Neighborhood Conservation (RNC) Overlay, which is shown on the zoning map.  According to Section 125-81A of the Zoning Ordinance, the RNC is “intended to encourage the revitalization and conversion of the existing Historic District which possesses distinctive features, identity, and charcter worth of retention and enhancement.”  Since this Overlay is identified on the Zoning Map, the Commission must make a recommendation to City Council regarding whether or not the RNC Overlay should remain in place if the Historic District boundaries are changing.  It is important to note that the Commission’s responsibility here is not to determine whether the property in question belongs in the Historic District but that should the RNC Overlay boundaries be amended if the property is removed from the Historic District.

 

Mr. Landon asked if the preservation plan require that homes be maintained in a particular way.

 

Mr. Allender in response stated that there is a level of expectation that the things are maintained to a particular standard.

 

Mr. Allender added that this task lies on the city’s code compliance staff to enforce.

 

Mr. Hullman stated that it seems that the Commission has to deal with a hypothetical and that it seems unusual for the Commission to have to make a zone change recommendations based on a hypothetical.

 

Mr. Allender in response stated that the intention during the scheduling of this item was for the zoning change recommendation to take place at the same time as the discussion item for the historic district’s boundaries.

 

Mr. Allender stated that the Commission should not feel compelled to make a decision tonight.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:34 pm.

 

Ronnie Richards, 122 Michigan Ave.: Opposition

 

J’Nean Henderson, 720 3rd St.: Opposition

 

Michael Peterson, 43 El Dorado Dr.: Opposition

 

Mary Matuszewski, 513 Norwalk Dr.: Opposition

 

Katie Benoit, 820 3rd St.: Opposition

 

Anthony Eyre, 1010 2nd St.: Opposition

 

Richard Benoit, 410 N. Kansas: Opposition

 

Toby Hall, 81- 4th St.: Opposition

 

Fay Dudney, 708 W Main St.: Opposition

 

Steve Hetico, 408 N. Iowa: Opposition

 

Peter Guglielmo, 221 Michigan Ave.: Opposition

 

Marie Sesher, 805 3rd St.: Opposition

 

Danny Sesher, 805 3rd St.: Opposition

 

Richard Davis, 1507 7th St.: Opposition

 

Leslye Mize, 1504 7th St.: Opposition

 

Jim Wiebling, 605 Brunswick: Favor

 

Trey Schoelkopf, 102 7th St.: Favor

 

Bonnie Schoelkopf, 102 7th St.: Favor

 

Jackie Petrov, 114 7th St.: Favor

 

Paul Moratto, 106 7th St.: Favor

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 7:17pm with no additional individuals to come forward.

 

Mr. Allender came forward to address the public hearing comments.

 

Mr McKillip asked about the zoning of the Township Subdivision.

 

Mr. Allender is response stated that the Township Subdivision is zoned Residential Single Family-7 (“RSF-7”).

 

Mr. Allender added that the property north of 7th street is zoned General Commercial (“CG”).

 

Mr. Koonce asked if it was possible for the Commission to make a recommendation to the City Council that the area in question be removed with the stipulation that the zoning be restricted to RSF-7 zoning.

 

Mr. Allender stated that he would check with the City’s legal council to determine how staff should proceed.

 

Mr. Hullman made a motion to deny the Zoning Change Application Z11-03 (Removal from RNC Overlay).

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Koonce suggested tabling the item until City Council has the opportunity to act.

 

Mr. Allender stated that the Commission may table this item until after City Council acts on this item on December 13th.

 

Mr. Hullman withdrew his motion to deny.

 

Mr. McKillip withdrew his second.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to table the Zoning Change Application Z11-03 (Removal from RNC Overlay) until direction is received from City Council.

 

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

 

The motion to table was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

 

VI.        Staff Comments

Mr. Allender stated that the draft of the Main Street implementation plan is available for viewing.

 

Mr. Allender stated that staff will try to have a public meeting on the plans prior to the Christmas holidays.

 

VII.     Adjournment

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 8:00 pm.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Chris Hullman

Senior Planner                                                                        Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________