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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

March 5, 2012

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      February 20, 2012

 

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on an amendment to Section 125.81 of the Zoning Ordinance which establishes the land use regulations for the Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District. (PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED FROM 02/20/12)

 

IV.  New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 13A, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

V.                 Other Business

A.      Discuss proposed amendments to the Planning and Zoning Commission Bylaws.

 

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 MARCH 2012, 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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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:

Douglas Turner                                                                                    Jack Owens

Scott Landon                                                                          

William Koonce

Shane Hamilton

Kirby McKillip

Eric Froeschner

Christopher Hullman, Chair

 

*Mr. Owens was on vacation during the March 5th P&Z Meeting.

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary                 

                                               

                                                                                               

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         February 20, 2012

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 20th meeting date.

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

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

Mr. Koonce made a motion to discuss agenda item IVA. prior to discussing agenda item IIIA.

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

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

 

IV. New Business

B.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 13A, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

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

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that the application is for a subdivision of 16.5 acres of previously unplatted property into 47 single-family residential lots, 2 Restricted Reserves for landscape/open space/HOA and 2 Restricted Reserves for Landscape/Open Space/Amenity. The typical lot size is proposed to be 9,100 square feet with typical lot dimensions of 70 feet in width and 130 feet in depth.

Mr. Landon made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 13A.

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

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

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on an amendment to Section 125.81 of the Zoning Ordinance which establishes the land use regulations for the Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District. (PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED FROM 02/20/12)

 

Wes Morrison, City Planner restated the staff memorandum for this item.

 

Mr. Morrison provided an overview of the requested amendments to ordinance.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if there were any parcels lying within the Historic District that would be removed from the overlay.


Mr. Morrison in response stated that there is property along the Township, 7th Street and a single family lot on Kansas Street will all be removed.

 

Mr. Hullman re-opened the public hearing at 6:25pm.

 

Rich Benoit, 403 N. Kansas: Voiced concern regarding process and commercial zoning in the back of a neighborhood.

 

Dave Hake, 820 3rd St.: Voiced concern regarding lack of definitions and commercial zoning in back of a neighborhood.

 

Marie Sesher, 805 3rd St.: Voiced concern about commercial zoning along 7th Street.

 

J’Nean Henderson, 720 3rd St.: Voiced concern about protection of commercial adjacent to historic cemetery.

 

Toby Hall, 710 4th St.: Voiced concern about traffic generated by the commercial zoning.

 

Fay Dudney, 708 W. Main St.: Requested the Historic District Commission have more time to review the changes.

 

Trey Schoelkopf: Voiced concern regarding limitations being proposed for outdoor seating for eating and drinking establishments. 

 

Jim Wiebling, 12425 Sunbrook: Voiced general support of the amendments and asked for more time to work with staff on a few minor issues related to architectural design requirements.

 

With no additional individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:46pm.

 

Mr. Morrison came forward to address the concerns that were voiced during the public hearing.

 

In regards, to bed and breakfasts Mr. Morrison stated that an applicant would be required to submit site plan drawings and adhere to all city regulations for development.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if bed and breakfasts were permitted anywhere within the Historic District.

 

Mr. Morrison responded affirmatively.

 

Mr. Hullman further asked if bed and breakfast establishments require Historic District Commission approval.

 

Mr. Morrison stated that the Historic District Commission would approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for the establishment.

 

Mr. Morrison stated that staff could review the ordinance as it relates to the Preservation Plan.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to table the amendment to Section 125.81 of the Zoning Ordinance which establishes the land use regulations for the Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District.

 

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

 

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

 

V.                 Other Business

B.      Discuss proposed amendments to the Planning and Zoning Commission Bylaws.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to table this item. Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

 

The motion to adopt was approved a vote of 7-0-0.

 

V.        Staff Comments

Wes Morrison, City Planner informed the Commission that staff has received a master plan for Beacon Island. The developer has requested that staff coordinate with the Commission to view one of their existing developments.

 

VI.        Adjournment

 

 Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

 

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___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Chris Hullman

City Planner                                                               Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________