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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

August 6, 2012

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      July 16, 2012

 

III.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

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

 

IV.              New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat ? Tuscan Lakes SF-50-3-2, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and east of Dickinson Avenue off of Lago Nicola Lane.

B.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Isla Vista Drive Street Dedication, generally location south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

C.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Section 11B, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west State Highway 146.

 

V.                 Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation on Zoning Change Application Z12-05 (7th Street), a request to rezone approximately 7.4 acres from ?CG? (General Commercial) to ?CN? (Neighborhood Commercial), legally described as Lots 1 - 6 of the Corrected Sawyers Addition, generally located southwest of Kansas Avenue and north of 7th Street, with the approximate addresses being 102, 106, 108, 110, 112, and 114 7th Street in League City, Texas.

B.      Hold a public hearing on Special Use Permit Application SUP12-02 (Genesis Pipeline) for a Special Use Permit to construct a pipeline [oil and other hydrocarbons] within an existing 100 foot wide Centerpoint Energy / Interurban Right-of-Way easement being approximately 16,310 feet in length and containing approximately 32.4 acres on property zoned ?OS" (Open Space) and ?OS-CRC? (Open Space with a Commercial Revitalization Overlay), legally described as portions of Lots 1 thru 3 (1-14), Block A, of the Clear Creek Subdivision, Tract 106, 107, and 108 of the Stephen F Austin Survey and Tracts 1 and 132 of the Perry & Austin Survey, generally located north and south of Farm to Market Road 518, League City Parkway and Farm to Market Road 646, west of Highway 3 in League City, Texas.

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 3RD DAY OF AUGUST 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.

 

 

 

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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 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Scott Landon                                                                           None   

Kirby McKillip                                                                                    

Eric Froeschner

Christopher Hullman, Chair

Douglas Turner

Brad Matlock

William Koonce

Shane Hamilton

                                                                                   

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

 

                       

Approval of Minutes

B.      July 16, 2012

 

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 16th meeting.

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 7-0-1.

Mr. Koonce abstained from voting due to his absence from the July 16th P&Z meeting.

VIII.        Tabled and Subject to Recall

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

 

This item remained on the tabled. No discussion was held.

IX.              New Business

D.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat ? Tuscan Lakes SF-50-3-2, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and east of Dickinson Avenue off of Lago Nicola Lane.

 

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

Ms. Kaspar informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to subdivide 5.79 acres of previously unplatted property to create 19 single-family lots, 2 restricted reserves for landscape amenities, and the extension of Lago Nicola Lane.

Ms. Kaspar further informed the Commission that the preliminary plat for Tuscan Lakes SF-50-3-2-SE was approved on November 2, 2009 and that infrastructure extensions prevented the preliminary plat from expiring thus allowing the final plat of the property to proceed.

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Preliminary/Final Plat ? Tuscan Lakes SF-50-3-2.

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

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

E.               Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Isla Vista Drive Street Dedication, generally location south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west of State Highway 146.

F.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Section 11B, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and west State Highway 146.

 

Shawn Vaughn, Senior Planner restated the staff report for both agenda items IV. B and IV. C.

Ms. Vaughn informed the Commission that the Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Isla Vista Drive Street Dedication is for the dedication of approximately 2.0 acres of previously unplatted property for a proposed right of way extending south from League City Parkway approximately 967 linear feet through the League City extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Ms. Vaughn further informed the Commission that the Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Section 11B is for the subdivision of approximately 17.5 acres of previously unplatted property for 60 single-family lots and 4 restricted reserves for landscape amenities, detention facilities and HOA parkland. The average lot size will be approximately 11,300 square feet in size.

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Isla Vista Drive Street Dedication and Preliminary Plat ? Marbella Section 11B.

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

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

X.                 Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

C.      Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation on Zoning Change Application Z12-05 (7th Street), a request to rezone approximately 7.4 acres from ?CG? (General Commercial) to ?CN? (Neighborhood Commercial), legally described as Lots 1 - 6 of the Corrected Sawyers Addition, generally located southwest of Kansas Avenue and north of 7th Street, with the approximate addresses being 102, 106, 108, 110, 112, and 114 7th Street in League City, Texas.

 

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

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that the request is to rezone a total of 7.4 acres from ?CG? (General Commercial) to ?CN? (Neighborhood Commercial) on seven separate tracts located directly adjacent to one another, all fronting on 7th Street.

Mr. Morrison further informed the Commission that the property has been zoned General Commercial (?CG?) since 1999.  The property has also been within the Residential Neighborhood Conversation (RNC) Overlay since 2005. 

Mr. Morrison stated that on May 22, 2012, City Council approved amendments to the RNC with the condition that staff starts the rezoning process on the subject property. 

Mr. Morrison further stated that on June 11, 2012, staff conducted a neighborhood meeting to answer questions regarding the zoning change and provided the next steps in the process.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:30 pm.

 

Peter Guglielmo, 221 Michigan Ave: Opposition

 

Katie Benoit, 820 3rd Street: Opposition

 

J?Nean Henderson, 720 3rd Street: Opposition

 

Steve Hetico, 408 N Iowa: Opposition

 

Beth Schroeder, 408 N Iowa: Opposition

 

Brent Fournet, 804 Coryell Street.: Favor

 

Bonnie Schoellkopf, 102 7th Street: Favor

 

Trey Schoellkopf, 102 7th Street: Favor

 

Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:50 pm.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve

 

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

 

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

 

D.      Hold a public hearing on Special Use Permit Application SUP12-02 (Genesis Pipeline) for a Special Use Permit to construct a pipeline [oil and other hydrocarbons] within an existing 100 foot wide Centerpoint Energy / Interurban Right-of-Way easement being approximately 16,310 feet in length and containing approximately 32.4 acres on property zoned ?OS" (Open Space) and ?OS-CRC? (Open Space with a Commercial Revitalization Overlay), legally described as portions of Lots 1 thru 3 (1-14), Block A, of the Clear Creek Subdivision, Tract 106, 107, and 108 of the Stephen F Austin Survey and Tracts 1 and 132 of the Perry & Austin Survey, generally located north and south of Farm to Market Road 518, League City Parkway and Farm to Market Road 646, west of Highway 3 in League City, Texas.

 

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

Special Use Permit to construct, operate and maintain an 18-inch-wide pipeline for approximately 18.7 miles from the Exxon Storage facility in Webster to the Marathon Plant in Texas City with approximately 3.1 miles of it being located within the City of League City.

The pipeline will transport raw, unrefined sweet crude oil with ?other hydrocarbons?, or oil with other trace elements, to be refined at a facility in Texas City. See Attachment #5. The applicant indicates the pipeline can transport approximately 300,000 barrels per day in which flow will vary from approximately 6,000 to 12,000 barrels per hour at a pressure not to exceed 1480 PSIG (Pounds Per Square inch Gauge). In addition, the pipeline will have an epoxy coating along with cathodic protection to prevent corrosion. A valve station will be located on a 10-foot-wide by 25-foot-long pad site approximately 200 feet north of West Walker Street, directly adjacent to the high power transmission towers within the corridor. The applicant indicates construction in League City would begin in the fourth quarter of 2012 and anticipated to be placed in service during the second quarter of 2013. It should be noted that the applicant will be requesting a variance from Chapter 42.383(c) with regards to casing pipelines that fall under city right-of-way. The applicant has stated they plan to install a thicker walled pipe at a depth greater than the 7-foot cover requirement for crossings.  This variance is schedule for Council?s consideration at the August 14th meeting; however the outcome of the requested variance should not have a bearing on the Planning and Zoning Commission?s recommendation of the SUP.

Mr. Hullman asked if there were would be noise impacts to the neighborhood to the east of the proposed location.

Randy Perry, Right-of-Way agent stated that there will not be any noise impacts.

Mr. Hullman further asked if there were measures to prevent neighborhood children from tampering with the valves.

The applicant informed the Commission that there are unique locks for the valves that would prevent tampering.

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 7:13pm.

Vaness Hamilton, 950 Power St.: Voiced concerns about spill clean-up and response

William Rhorer, 669 Lazy Ln.: Voiced concerns about safety

Joie Davis, 203 Oak Creek: Requested pipeline education

The applicant?s Emergency Coordinator stated that there is a control center that monitors the pipeline 24 hours a day. She further informed the Commission in event of an issue with the pipeline there are employees who live within the City who can respond immediately.

The Emergency Coordinator further informed the Commission that the pipeline company provides an education pamphlet to the residents surrounding the pipeline location.

Mr. Hamilton made a motion to approve SUP12-02 (Genesis Pipeline) subject to staff?s potential that the Contractor must provide at least 24 Hours notice to the Oil & Gas Coordinator prior to crossing any 24-inch or 42-inch public water mains in support of Water Production?s request to be on-site during these crossings and that bollards be installed around the parameter of the valve station.

Mr. Matlock seconded the motion.

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

XI.              Staff Comments

Wes Morrison, City Planner stated that there weren?t any comments from Staff.

VI.        Adjournment

 Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 7:32p.m.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Chris Hullman

City Planner                                                               Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________