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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

June 18, 2012

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      June 4, 2012

 

III.             New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan -Tuscan Lakes Watershed Church, generally located at the southeast intersection of League City Parkway (SH 96) and Louisiana Avenue.

B.      Consider and take action on the process for a Plat Vacation ? Brittany Business Park Subdivision, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road.

C.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Brittany Business Park, Phases I, II and III, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road

 

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation on Zoning Change Application Z12-04 (Lucas), a request to rezone approximately 0.92 acres from ?RSF-5? (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) to ?CG? (General Commercial), legally described as Tract 2, Lots 1 and 2, Block 1 of the Orange Grove Subdivision, generally located south of State Highway 96 and west of 1st Avenue.

B.      Hold a Public Hearing and take action on Buffer Yard Variance BP12-01 (Cottages at Clear Lake), a request to reduce the required 20-foot buffer yard along the south property line adjoining ?RMF-1.2? (residential multi-family with a maximum density of 36 dwelling units per acre) zoning on approximately 4.05 acres legally described the Cottages at Clear Lake, Block 1, Lot 1, zoned ?CN? (Neighborhood Commercial), generally located south  of West Main Street and east of Landing Boulevard with the approximate address being 400 Landing Boulevard.

 

V.                 Tabled and Subject to Recall

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

 

VI.              Other Business

A.      Take action on the proposed amendments to the Planning and Zoning Commission Bylaws.

A.      Receive a briefing on growth management techniques.

B.      Take nominations and appoint a vice chair for the Commission.

 

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 JUNE, 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.

 

 

 

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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 6:03 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Douglas Turner                                                                                    William Koonce

Scott Landon                                                                          

Shane Hamilton

Kirby McKillip

Eric Froeschner

Christopher Hullman, Chair

 

                                                                                   

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Shawn Vaughn, Senior Planner

Joey Kaspar, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

**Mr. Koonce arrived to the meeting at 7:08 stating that he had car troubles.  

                       

Approval of Minutes

B.      June 4, 2012

 

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 4th meeting.

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

IX.              New Business

D.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan -Tuscan Lakes Watershed Church, generally located at the southeast intersection of League City Parkway (SH 96) and Louisiana Avenue.

 

Joey Kaspar, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

Ms. Kaspar informed the Commission that the proposed Master Plan is for 11.5 acres of undeveloped property in the Tuscan Lakes PUD. 

 

Ms. Kaspar further informed the Commission that the land is platted as one lot, and will be developed in a series of phases.  The first phase will include a 10,996 square foot building on the north side of the property that will house a sanctuary, offices, and classrooms.  The remainder of the phases will include additional classrooms, café, offices, and athletic field.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the Master Plan -Tuscan Lakes Watershed Church.

 

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

E.      Consider and take action on the process for a Plat Vacation ? Brittany Business Park Subdivision, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated that the staff report for this item.

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that their authorization is needed to proceed with the vacation of Brittany Business Park Subdivision plat being comprised of 9 commercial lots on 25.4 acres. The request is being made to clean up the property for the future proposed development due numerous easements that currently exist.

Mr. Linenschmidt further informed the Commission that the owner of the property desires to reconfigure the existing subdivision for 26 commercial lots ranging from 12,800 square feet to 86,500 square feet in size with an internal private access easement (roadway).

Mr. Linenschmidt discussed the process of a plat vacation with the Commission.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the next step for the Commission is to approve the preliminary plat.

Mr. Landon made a motion to move forward with the process for a Plat Vacation ? Brittany Business Park Subdivision.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

F.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Brittany Business Park, Phases I, II and III, generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner stated that this item is subsequent to the plat vacation item that was previously approved by the Commission.

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat ? Brittany Business Park, Phases I, II and III.

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 6-0-0.

X.                 Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

C.      Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation on Zoning Change Application Z12-04 (Lucas), a request to rezone approximately 0.92 acres from ?RSF-5? (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) to ?CG? (General Commercial), legally described as Tract 2, Lots 1 and 2, Block 1 of the Orange Grove Subdivision, generally located south of State Highway 96 and west of 1st Avenue.

 

Shawn Vaughn, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Vaughn informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to rezone approximately 0.92 acres from ?RSF-5? (Single-family residential with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet) to ?CG? (General Commercial).

 

Ms. Vaughn further informed the Commission that the property owner owns a construction business to the north of the Houston Light and Power easement and adjacent to State Highway 96.  The subject parcel is currently undeveloped and used for storage of equipment and supplies related to the business.  The owner has indicated that it is his intent to construct a storage warehouse on the property

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:42 pm.

 

Cruz Rivera, 1708 Apricot & 1705 Hawaii Ave: Opposition

 

Willis Lucas, Applicant: Informational Comments

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:45pm.

 

A discussion was held about the zoning district.

 

Mr. Hullman stated that the applicant proposes to rezone from the lowest intensity zoning district to the highest zoning district.

 

Mr. Hullman asked why the applicant couldn?t rezone to an office use with a special use permit.

 

Mr. Hullman stated that the less intense zoning district could protect the existing neighborhood and the applicant could meet his objective.

 

Mr. Morrison requested a 10 minute recess at 7:01pm.

 

The Commission returned from the recess at 7:07pm.

 

Mr. Koonce arrived to the meeting at this time.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if the Commission could approve a less intense zoning district than what was presented for approval.

 

Mr. Morrison responded affirmatively and provided an overview of permitted uses in the Office Commercial (?CO?) zoning district as requested by Mr. Hullman.

 

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Zoning Change Application Z12-04 (Lucas) to Office Commercial ?CO? which is a less intense zoning district than the requested zoning district.


Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

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

 

                 D.            Hold a Public Hearing and take action on Buffer Yard Variance BP12-01 (Cottages at Clear Lake), a request to reduce the required 20-foot buffer yard along the south property line adjoining ?RMF-1.2? (residential multi-family with a maximum density of 36 dwelling units per acre) zoning on approximately 4.05 acres legally described the Cottages at Clear Lake, Block 1, Lot 1, zoned ?CN? (Neighborhood Commercial), generally located south  of West Main Street and east of Landing Boulevard with the approximate address being 400 Landing Boulevard.

 

Shawn Vaughn, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Vaughn informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to reduce the required 20-foot buffer yard for a portion of the southern property line to accommodate a 27-foot wide driveway extension between adjacent parking lots. 

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 7:15 pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 7:16pm.

 

Mr. Landon made a motion to approve Buffer Yard Variance BP12-01 (Cottages at Clear Lake).

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

XI.              Old Business

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

 

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

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

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

 

A discussion was held on the amendments to the Planning and Zoning Commission Bylaws.

 

XII.           Other Business

  A.   Take action on the proposed amendments to the Planning and Zoning Commission Bylaws.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to table this item.

 

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

 

  C.   Receive a briefing on growth management techniques.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development provided the Commission with a briefing on growth management techniques.

 

  D.   Take nominations and appoint a vice chair for the Commission.

 

The Commission elected Mr. Landon to be vice chair for the Commission.

 

 

XIII.  Staff Comments

Mr. Morrison stated that there weren?t any staff comments at this time.

 

 

V.           Adjournment

 

 Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 8:26 p.m.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Chris Hullman

City Planner                                                               Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________