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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

April 2, 2012

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      March 5, 2012

B.      March 19, 2012

 

III.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

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

 

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Special Use Permit Application SUP12-01(Enterprise Pipeline)for an SUP for a installation of a natural gas pipeline within an existing 200 foot wide Centerpoint Energy Easement being approximately 38,069 feet in length and containing approximately 111.6 acres on property zoned ?OS" (Open Space) and ?RSF-7-PUD? (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), legally described as portions of the J. Dickinson Survey, Abstract 9; and the I. & G.N. R.R. Survey Abstract 606 and 596, generally located north and south of Farm to Market Road 518, west of Landing Blvd, to the north of League City Parkway and north and south of McFarland Road in the City of League City.

 

V.                 New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision #2 for Beacon Island, generally located north of Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) at the end of Lighthouse Blvd.

 

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 30TH 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. Owens called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Douglas Turner                                                                                    Christopher Hullman, Chair

Scott Landon                                                                          

William Koonce

Shane Hamilton

Kirby McKillip

Eric Froeschner

Jack Owens

 

*Mr. Hullman was absent due to personal business during the April 2nd P&Z meeting.

                                                                                   

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Research

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

                       

Mr. Owens made a motion to discuss agenda items IIIA. And IIIB. prior to discussing agenda item IIA.

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

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

Approval of Minutes

C.      March 5, 2012

D.      March 19, 2012

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 5th meeting.

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

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

Mr. Owens stated the motion for approval was incorrect for agenda item IIIB. on the March 19th meeting minutes. Mr. Owens requested that staff correct the minutes to show the correct vote tally of 5-2-1.

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the March 19th meeting minutes with the correction as discussed by Mr. Owens.

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

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

VIII.        Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Special Use Permit Application SUP12-01(Enterprise Pipeline)for an SUP for a installation of a natural gas pipeline within an existing 200 foot wide Centerpoint Energy Easement being approximately 38,069 feet in length and containing approximately 111.6 acres on property zoned ?OS" (Open Space) and ?RSF-7-PUD? (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 7,000 square feet with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), legally described as portions of the J. Dickinson Survey, Abstract 9; and the I. & G.N. R.R. Survey Abstract 606 and 596, generally located north and south of Farm to Market Road 518, west of Landing Blvd, to the north of League City Parkway and north and south of McFarland Road in the City of League City.

 

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

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that the application is for a special use permit to construct, operate and maintain a 24-inch-wide pipeline (?Enterprise Pipeline?) for approximately 17.6 miles between Alvin and an oil and facility in Webster with 6.7 miles of it being located within the City of League City. Overall, this pipeline will extend between Alvin and Mont Belview. An SUP is required as a result of the Oil &Gas / Pipeline ordinance revisions in Chapter 125 and Chapter 42 of the League City Code of Ordinances. Once an SUP is granted, the applicant must apply and receive a Pipeline permit from the City.

The project manager, Sterling Price came forward to provide a presentation of the proposed pipeline project.

Mr. Owens opened the public hearing at 6:16pm.

 

Mr. Owens closed the public hearing at 6:17pm with no individuals to come forward.

 

Mr. Landon made a motion to approve Special Use Permit Application SUP12-01(Enterprise Pipeline).

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IX.              New Business

B.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision #2 for Beacon Island, generally located north of Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) at the end of Lighthouse Blvd.

 

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

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to revise the master plan for Beacon Island which is a portion of the South Shore Harbour Planned Unit Development.  The specific revisions include the number of units for each housing category, amending the master plan to show the location of approved multi-family and establishing design standards for the multi-family uses. 

 

Mr. McKillip stated that Master Plan Revision #2 is converting townhomes into apartment homes.

 

Mr. McKillip added that he has concerns with the applicant proposing the change in lieu of townhomes.  

 

Mr. Morrison in response stated that the zoning ordinance does not provide a distinction between multi-family and condominium uses.

 

Mr. Morrison added that multi-family and condominium uses are essentially defined as the same use.

 

Mr. Froeschner asked if the apartment homes will have dock slips.  

 

The applicant, Murphy Yates came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Yates stated that the marina will be a part of the future plans and residents will access to the marina.

 

In response to Mr. McKillip?s comments about the changes made to the multi-family use, Mr. Yates indicated that there is a demand for high-end housing rentals.

 

Mr. Hamilton made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision #2 for Beacon Island.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 6-1-0. Mr. McKillip was in opposition of the motion.

 

X.                 Tabled and Subject to Recall

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

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to remove this item from the table.

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

The motion to remove this item from the table was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

Mr. Koonce provided a brief overview of the proposed changes to be made to the Commission?s existing bylaws.

 

V.           Adjournment

 

 Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Jack Owens

City Planner                                                               Vice-Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________