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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

February 4, 2013

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      January 7, 2013

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a Public Hearing and make a recommendation on Zoning Change Application, Z13-01 (Brittany Business Park), a request to rezone approximately 21.22 acres from ?CM? (Commercial Mixed Use) to ?CG? (General Commercial), legally described as Brittany Business Park Phase I, Block 1, Lots 1-2; Block 2 Lots 1-2, 3-A thru 5-A, 6; Block 3, Lots 1-A, 2-A, 4-A; Phase II, Block 1, Lots 1-5; Block 2 Lots 1-2; Phase III, Block 1, Lots 1-A thru 4-A, and Block 2 Lots 1-A, 1-B, 2-3, generally located west of Interstate 45 and east of Hobbs Road, with the approximate address being 1101-1231 Butler Road, League City, Texas.

 

IV.              New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Variance BV13-01 (Cottages at Clear Lake), a request to deviate from Section 125-190.C related to the buffer yard requirements for 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.

B.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development ? Tuscan #12, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St. 

C.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? The Villages at Tuscan Lakes Section 3 Phase 1, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96), east of Dickinson Avenue, and west of Tuscan Village Drive.

 

V.                 Convene as the City's Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

A.      Consider and make a recommendation on proposed amendments to the land use assumptions, capital improvement plan (Water & Wastewater Master Plans), and impact fees.  (Engineering Department)

VI.              Reconvene as Planning and Zoning 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 1ST DAY OF FEBRUARY 2013, 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. Landon called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Brad Matlock                                                                          

Kimberly Harding                                                                   

Marc Edelman                         

Kirby McKillip

Scott Landon

Douglas Turner           

Shane Hamilton                                                          

Eric Froeschner

                                               

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Karl Almgren, Planner

Joey Kaspar, Planner

                       

Approval of Minutes

A.      January 7, 2013

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 7th meeting, subject to an amendment to the adjournment.

Mr. Froeschner seconded the vote.

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

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a Public Hearing and make a recommendation on Zoning Change Application, Z13-01 (Brittany Business Park), a request to rezone approximately 21.22 acres from ?CM? (Commercial Mixed Use) to ?CG? (General Commercial), legally described as Brittany Business Park Phase I, Block 1, Lots 1-2; Block 2 Lots 1-2, 3-A thru 5-A, 6; Block 3, Lots 1-A, 2-A, 4-A; Phase II, Block 1, Lots 1-5; Block 2 Lots 1-2; Phase III, Block 1, Lots 1-A thru 4-A, and Block 2 Lots 1-A, 1-B, 2-3, generally located west of Interstate 45 and east of Hobbs Road, with the approximate address being 1101-1231 Butler Road, League City, Texas.

Karl Almgren, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Almgren stated that the application is to rezone approximately 21.22 acres from ?CM? (Commercial Mixed Use) to ?CG? (General Commercial). The applicant has submitted site plans for the uses of Building Materials Sales and Services, Offices, and Offices with secondary use of Indoor Storage.

 

Mr. Almgren further stated the subject property was given a ?CG? (General Commercial) zoning designation in 1999, followed by a change to ?CM? (Commercial Mixed Use) on August 31, 2005 with the adoption of the ?new? zoning ordinance. The lots have remained as ?CM? zoning district since that change.

The applicant, John Wycoff came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Wycoff stated informed the Commission that the property will be housed by independent businesses who are seeking to be near the Gulf Freeway.

 

Mr. Wycoff added that there are restrictions in place to prohibit uses such as auto repair and/or paint shops aren?t allowed in the development.


Mr. Landon opened the Public Hearing at 6:32pm.

 

Feliciano Cruz, 1803 Eagle Dr: Informational comments

 

Mr. Landon closed the public hearing at 6:34pm with no additional individuals to come forward.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Z13-01 (Brittany Business Park).

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IV.              New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Variance BV13-01 (Cottages at Clear Lake), a request to deviate from Section 125-190.C related to the buffer yard requirements for 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.

 

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

 

Ms. Kaspar informed the Commission that the application is to locate vegetative screening outside the required buffer yard between ?CN? (Commercial Neighborhood) and ?RMF-1.2? (Multi-Family Residential) as outlined in the article 125-190.C-2 of the Zoning Ordinance. 

 

Ms. Kaspar further informed the Commission that the ordinance requires 4 ornamental trees per every 100? lineal feet, 4 canopy trees per every 100? lineal feet, and a continuous line of shrubs. 

 

Ms. Kaspar stated the applicant wishes to relocate the shrubs and ornamental trees adjacent to the building on the site. The applicant is then proposing to relocate the canopy trees from the buffer yard and redistribute them along the fence line that borders both properties. 

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve BV13-01 (Cottages at Clear Lake).

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.


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

B.            Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development ? Tuscan #12, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St. 

 

Joey Kaspar restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Kaspar informed the Commission that the application is to revise the Tuscan Lakes Master Plan.  Proposed revisions are specifically located in Section 3 of the Villages at Tuscan Lakes. 

 

The proposed changes are an overall reconfiguration of the road and lot layout of Villages at Tuscan Lakes Section 3 by:

 

1. Increase in the number of cul-de-sacs from two to five.

               2. Addition of a ?knuckle? or ?bump-out? that reduces open space.

3. Reduce the number of lots from 21 to 19 in Villages at Tuscan Lakes Section 3 Phase 1.

4. Increase the number of lots from 113 to115 in the remainder of Section 3.

 

The applicant, Kerry Gilbert came forward to address the Commission regarding his concerns with respect to the Comprehensive Plans connectivity requirements.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development ? Tuscan #12.

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

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

C.            Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? The Villages at Tuscan Lakes Section 3 Phase 1, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96), east of Dickinson Avenue, and west of Tuscan Village Drive.

 

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

Ms. Kaspar informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 6.9 acres of previously unplatted property to create 19 single-family lots and 2 restricted reserves for landscape amenities.  


Mr. Turner made a motion to approve
Preliminary Plat ? The Villages at Tuscan Lakes Section 3 Phase 1.

Mr. Matlock seconded the motion.

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

V.                 Convene as the City's Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

Consider and make a recommendation on proposed amendments to the land use assumptions, capital improvement plan (Water & Wastewater Master Plans), and impact fees.  (Engineering Department)

Wes Morrison, City Planner requested that this item be tabled due to a scheduling conflict of the City?s consultant.

Mr. Turner made a motion to table this item.

Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

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

Staff Comments

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

 

VI.        Adjournment

 Mr. Landon adjourned the meeting 7:23pm.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                             Scott Landon

City Planner                                                               Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________