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Zoning Board of Adjustments /

building and standards commission

Regular Session Agenda

June 7, 2012

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.    April 5, 2012

III.             The Swearing in of Speakers and Witnesses

IV.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on ZBA12-04 (Butler Road Business Park), a variance request to the 25,000 square foot minimum lot area requirement for parcels located within the “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use) zoning district (Schedule 125-72.C.) on approximately 25.0 acres zoned “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Lots 1 thru 9, Block 1 and Reserves A thru E of the Brittany Business Park Subdivision, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road, with the approximate address being in the 1100 to 1300 block of Butler Road.             

V.                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, BY THE 1ST DAY OF JUNE, 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. THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HEAR ANY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED AGENDA ITEMS THAT QUALIFY FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION BY PUBLICLY ANNOUNCING THE APPLICABLE SECTION NUMBER OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, (CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING CHAPTER 551.071 “CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY”), THAT JUSTIFIES EXECUTIVE SESSION TREATMENT.

 

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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MARK LINENSCHMIDT, AICP                                                                  

SENIOR PLANNER                         

 

 


MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS/

BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY June 7, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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I.       Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Mr. Christiansen called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                       *Members absent:

James R. Christiansen, Chair                                      

            Amy Beasley                                                              

            Richard Stephenson

            Janet Alleman

            Elaine Kosty   

            Katie Benoit (Arrived at 6:07 p.m.)

            Elizabeth Scully          

                                      

               

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

 

II.    Approval of Minutes

 

A.     April 5, 2012

 

Mr. Christiansen made a motion approve the minutes of April 5, 2012 as written.

Mr. Stephenson seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0.

Mr. Christiansen stated that the Board members were present at the meeting and that the two alternates would were permitted to ask questions, but would not vote on the matters before the Board at the meeting.

III. Swearing in of Witnesses

Mr. Christiansen swore in the witnesses, stating this is a quasi-judicial board, which is being recorded and therefore anybody that speaks should be aware it is considered testimony.  Any appeal of the decision by the Board of Adjustment must be filed with the Court of Competent Jurisdiction within 10 days of the date of the decision rendered by this board. 

 

IV. Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

 

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on ZBA12-04 (Butler Road Business Park), a variance request to the 25,000 square foot minimum lot area requirement for parcels located within the “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use) zoning district (Schedule 125-72.C.) on approximately 25.0 acres zoned “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Lots 1 thru 9, Block 1 and Reserves A thru E of the Brittany Business Park Subdivision, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road, with the approximate address being in the 1100 to 1300 block of Butler Road.

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner with the City, presented the staff report for this item and reviewed all eight tests within the staff report for the Board’s consideration.  He asked that the following condition be considered should the request be approved:

 

              1.  No lot shall be less than 12,500 square feet in size.

 

The Board made inquiries to staff regarding the request to determine a hardship.

 

Ms. Kosty inquired that if the development was approved why it was not approved administratively?

 

Mr. Linenschmidt replied that the previous development was approved. Mr. Morrison added that once a new plat is submitted, the new rules to the ordinance apply and could not be approved administratively.

 

Ms. Scully asked if Butler Road was going to go all the way through or would traffic enter and exit via the frontage road?

 

Mr. Linenschmidt replied that Butler Road would be constructed all of the way through to League City Parkway.

 

Mr. Christiansen asked if there were any more questions for staff. Mr. Christiansen then asked the applicant(s) to come up to speak to the Board and state their name.

 

John Wycoff, Owner, 602 Second Street in Seabrook, Texas, stated that the original development was for large industrial warehouses. 6 opr 7 years ago, working around drainage, hardship about EDUs in working around, use smaller meters with smaller lots, about proposed development saves costs from watering landscaping, thinks very few to 12.5 but mostly 15 or 16. Density – maximum size building is 4k. setbacks would limit smaller lots to have more greenspace. Other development, brought in other companies from out of League city.

 

Mr. Christiansen asked how large would a building be on a 12, 500 square foot lot.

 

Mr. Wycoff replied maximum 4,000 square feet with parking for a couple offices, a bathroom and the remaining warehouse, or 3,000 square feet if the entire building was used for office space.

 

Ms. Beasley asked Mr. Wycoff about the unique and specific hardship of the request was.

Mr. Wycoff replied that EDUs now limit the amount of development on the site, the existing drainage easements that drain Butler Road cut across the property and must be designed around.

 

Mr. Christiansen asked if there were any more questions for the applicant / Owner.

 

Mr. Christiansen asked for any one to speak and opened the public hearing at 6:28 p.m.

 

Mr. Christiansen closed the public hearing at 6:28 p.m.

 

Mr. Christiansen then asked for a motion.

 

Ms. Kosty made a motion to approve ZBA12-04 (Butler Road Business Park) with the condition that no lot shall be subdivided less than 12,500 square feet in size and tests 1 thru 8 be voted on in the manner in which the variance passes in full.

 

Ms. Alleman seconded the motion.

 

There was a discussion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 5-0-0.

 

 

V.                   Adjournment

 

Mr. Stephenson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Ms. Beasley seconded the motion.

 

      Mr. Christiansen adjourned the meeting at 6:34 p.m.

 

 

 ___________________________________             ______________________________

Mark Linenschmidt                                                      James Christiansen,

Senior Planner                                                             Chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment                       

           

Date minutes approved: ___________________