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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

March 18, 2013

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     February 18, 2013

 

III.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

                          A.   Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment BA13-02 (Dunkin Donuts), a request to deviate from Section 125-190.C related to the buffer yard requirements for approximately 1.05 acres legally described as the South Shore Plaza (2002) Abstract 18 Commercial Reserve 2 and zoned “CM” (Neighborhood Commercial), generally located north of FM 2094 Main Street and          east of FM 270 with the approximate address being 2340 FM 2094

 

IV.              New Business

A.    Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision #3 for Beacon Island, generally located north of Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) at the end of Lighthouse Blvd.

 

V.                        Staff Comments

 

VI.                        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 MARCH 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.

 

 

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Wes Morrison, City Planner

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR SESSION

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 WEST WALKER

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I.                   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

Douglas Turner                                                                                                                                               

Shane Hamilton                                                          

Eric Froeschner

Kirby McKillip                                                                       

 

*Ms. Harding was away on personal business during the March 18th meeting.

*Mr. Edelman arrived to the meeting at 6:04pm.

                       

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development

Linc Wright, Director of Engineering

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Regina Grice, Planning Assistant

                       

II.                Approval of Minutes

                          A.   February 18, 2013

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 18th meeting.

 

Mr. Matlock seconded the vote.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 5-0-1.

 

Mr. Landon stated that he abstained from voting because he was not present during the February 18th meeting date. 

 

 III.            Tabled and Subject to Recall

A.     Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment BA13-02 (Dunkin Donuts), a request to deviate from Section 125-190.C related to the buffer yard requirements for approximately 1.05 acres legally described as the South Shore Plaza (2002) Abstract 18 Commercial Reserve 2 and zoned “CM” (Neighborhood Commercial), generally located north of FM 2094 Main Street and east of FM 270 with the approximate address being 2340 FM 2094.

 

This item remained tabled. No discussion was held.

IV.              New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision #3 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 stated that the application is to revise the master plan for Beacon Island which is a portion of the South Shore Harbour Planned Unit Development.  The major change being proposed in this revision is relating to density of the overall development, currently there are 784 units allowed within the development, this request is raising that to 850 units for the entire development.  It is important to note that the number of apartment units is not increasing.

                       

                        Mr. Morrison further stated that per Section 125-80.H of the Zoning Ordinance, changes of the Master Plan that do not alter the uses permitted by more than 15% may be approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission and do not require public hearing or action by City Council.

 

A discussion was held.  

 

Mr. Landon asked how the increase in density would affect traffic.

Linc Wright, Director of Engineering came forward to address the commission.

Mr. Wright stated that the development will increase traffic flow.

Mr. McKillip stated that the developer of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) may make revisions to a that do not require City Council approval as long the changes were under 15%.

Mr. Landon asked if the revision has exceeded the 15% allotment.

Mr. Morrison in response stated that the revision is under 15%.

Mr. Morrison added that the revision would have been greater than 15% if the units exceeded 900.

The Commission allowed public commentary at this time.  

Kelly Forester, 308 Sabal Park Ln.

Paul Berthiaum, 2383 Sabal Park Ln.

Thomas Le, 2834 Sabal Park Ln.

Scott Farine, 2382 Sabal Park Ln.

Todd Johnson, 312 Sabal Park Ln

Richard Levy, 319 Shore Breeze Ln.

Alfred Dylla, 2388 Sabal Park Ln.

David Jarvis, 746 Pegasus Ln.

Joan Jarvis, 746 Pegasus Ln.

The residents who spoke during the public commentary voiced their concerns in regards to increased traffic flow and the proposed location of townhomes being directly across the canal from existing single-family homes.

Mr. Edelman made a motion to table this item to allow the applicant time to revise the proposed plan to address the location of the townhomes and to provide more detail in the proposed design standards.

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

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

V.                 Staff Comments

Wes Morrison, City Planner informed the Commission that the special use permit application for Stripes Convenience Store (Case No. SUP13-01) was withdrawn by the applicant prior to the City Council public hearing.  

 

VI.              Adjournment

 

Mr. Landon adjourned the meeting at 7:40 pm.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Scott Landon,

City Planner                                                               Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________