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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

December 19, 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 5, 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)

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. (PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON DECEMBER 5, 2011)

 

IV.              New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 13B, generally located south of League City Parkway and east of Maple Leaf Drive.

B.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Tuscan #11, generally located south of generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St. 

 

V.                 Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a  on a Buffer Plan Variance Application, BP11-02 (League City Dry Cleaners Buffer Yard), a request to reduce the required 20-foot buffer yard along the southern property line on property zoned “CG-CRC” (General Commercial with a Commercial Revitalization) overlay adjoining ”RMF-2” (Multi-family residential with a maximum density of 22 dwelling units per acre) zoning district on approximately 0.4 acres, legally described as Unrestricted Reserve “C” of the Pecan Forest Subdivision, generally located south of Farm to Market Road 518 (Main Street) and east of Pecan Drive, with the approximate address being 100 Pecan Drive in League City, Texas.

 

VI.              Other Business

A.      Receive a briefing and discuss draft language for new ordinances related to Vested Rights.

 

VII.           Staff Comments

 

VIII.        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 15th 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

City Planner

 

 

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

 

Mr. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Charles Rosen                                                                          None

Scott Landon                                                                          

Jack Owens                                                                            

William Koonce

Christopher Hullman, Chair

Shane Hamilton

Kirby McKillip

Eric Froeschner

 

Mr. Koonce arrived at 6:24 p.m.

                                                                                   

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director or Planning & Research

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary                                                               

                                                                                               

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         December 5, 2011

 

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

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

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

III.              Tabled and Subject to Recall

C.      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)

 

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to remove item III-A from the table.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Rosen made a motion to withdraw item III-A the City’s request for Utility Extensions and Improvements.

 

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

 

The motion to withdraw item III-A was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

D.      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. (PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON DECEMBER 5, 2011)

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to remove item III-B Zoning Change Application Z11-03 (Removal from RNC Overlay) from the table.

 

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to withdraw item III-B at the City’s request for Zoning Change Application Z11-03 (Removal from RNC Overlay).

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

A brief discussion was held regarding the changes to the existing ordinance.  Mr. Morrison provided clarification stating the amendments would include added design standards and minor changes to the language.

 

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

 

 

IV.              New Business

C.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 13B, generally located south of League City Parkway and east of Maple Leaf Drive.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt presented the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve item IV-A a Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 13B.

 

Mr. Rosen seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

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

 

D.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Tuscan #11, generally located south of generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St. 

 

Mr. Morrison presented the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Hullman requested clarification regarding an acreage breakdown within the staff report.  After a brief discussion, Mr. Morrison asked that the item be table to allow staff and the applicant a chance to review the acreages again to ensure accuracy. 

 

Mr. Rosen made a motion to table item IV-B a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Tuscan #11.

 

Mr. Owens seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

 

V.                 Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a  on a Buffer Plan Variance Application, BP11-02 (League City Dry Cleaners Buffer Yard), a request to reduce the required 20-foot buffer yard along the southern property line on property zoned “CG-CRC” (General Commercial with a Commercial Revitalization) overlay adjoining ”RMF-2” (Multi-family residential with a maximum density of 22 dwelling units per acre) zoning district on approximately 0.4 acres, legally described as Unrestricted Reserve “C” of the Pecan Forest Subdivision, generally located south of Farm to Market Road 518 (Main Street) and east of Pecan Drive, with the approximate address being 100 Pecan Drive in League City, Texas.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt presented the staff report for this item.

 

The Commission discussed several issues including the required buffer yard, protected trees, the fence located on the property and parking.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:41 p.m.

 

With no one present to speak on this item, Mr. Hullman closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:42 p.m.

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve item V-A a Buffer Plan Variance Application, BP11-02 (League City Dry Cleaners Buffer Yard) with staff’s recommended condition that a Savannah Holley shown on the plan be relocated outside of the utility easement and an added stipulation that the 6’ high fence be maintained by the owner or future owner.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

 

VI.              Other Business

B.      Receive a briefing and discuss draft language for new ordinances related to Vested Rights.

 

Mr. Allender provided a brief overview of the draft vested rights ordinance language.  Specifically discussed with the Commission was how the new language would affect existing Planned Unit Developments.  Mr. Allender informed the Commission that a completed draft version should be ready for their official review early in the first of the year.

 

VII.           Staff Comments

Mr. Allender distributed a draft copy of the Main Street Implementation Plan for the Commission’s review and advised there will be an extensive presentation on January 4th with discussion to follow at a later date.

 

Mr. Allender also discussed the process to remove the RNC overlay and the ordinance to remove property from the historic district.

 

VIII.        Adjournment

 

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

 

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___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Jack Owens

City Planner                                                               Vice-Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________