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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

May 6, 2013

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.           April 1, 2013

 

III.             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.

 

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

                       A.            Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat - South Shore Com-1 Replat No. 2, legally described as South Shore Harbour Com-1 Abst. 18 Lot A-1 through A-4, generally located north of League City Parkway and west South Shore Blvd.

                       B.            Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-02 (Mike & Jr. Food Store), for a Special Use Permit for a gas and service stations use [gas station with convenience store] on approximately 1.02 acres on property zoned “CM" (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as a portion of Lots 4, 5 and 6 of the Webster Outlots 5 Subdivision, generally located south of FM 528 and east of West NASA Boulevard, with the approximate address being 1595 FM 528 in League City, Texas.

                       C.            Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on amendments to Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances specifically Section 125-3 (Purpose and Intent), Section 125-23 (Historic Commission), Section 125-51 (Certificate of Appropriateness), Section 125-60.C (Establishment of Overlay Zoning Districts), Section 125-81.B (Zoning Map Designator), Section 125-81.C (Applicability), and Section 125-85 (Historic District Conservation Overlay District) all related to the incorporation of Chapter 56 and the Preservation Plan into Chapter 125 the Zoning Ordinance.

                       D.            Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Zoning Map Amendment, (Z13-02) Historic District Overlay, to add a Historic District Conversation Overlay to the existing properties within the Historic District, being approximately 181.6 acres, legally described as portions of the SF Austin League, M. Muldoon 2 League Grant and League City Townsite, generally described as north of Lewis Street, west of Wisconsin Avenue, east of Perkins Avenue, and south of Clear Creek excluding properties on 7th Street and the Township Subdivision. 

 

V.                 New Business

                       A.            Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – FM 646 Business Park, generally located south of FM 646 and east of Ohio Avenue and west of FM 270.

                       B.            Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 11C, generally located south of Westover Park Avenue and east of Maple Leaf Drive.

                       C.            Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 14B, generally located south of Westover Park Avenue and east of Maple Leaf Drive.

                       D.            Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat –MarBella Section 12-B, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), west of SH 146, and east of Lawrence Road.

                       E.            Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision #4 for Hidden Lakes, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and east of Tuscan Lakes Blvd.

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City of League City

Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

May 6, 2013     

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker St

 

                        F.            Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Tuscan Lakes #13, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St.

                      G.            Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat –Tuscan Lakes SF 110, generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), south of Austin Street, and east of Tuscan lakes Boulevard.

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 MAY 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

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR SESSION

MONDAY, MAY 6, 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 6:03 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Douglas Turner                                                                        Shane Hamilton                                  

Kirby McKillip                                                                        Eric Froeschner

Kimberly Harding

Brad Matlock  

Marc Edelman                                                                        

                                                                       

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development

Linc Wright, Director of Engineering

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Karl Almgren, Planner

Regina Grice, Planning Assistant

                       

II.                Approval of Minutes

                          A.   April 1, 2013

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 1st meeting.

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the vote.

 

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

 

Mr. Matlock abstained from voting.

 

III.             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.

 

John Lothrop, Assistant Director of Engineering came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Lothrop stated that City Council directed staff to do additional research on the capital recovery item.

 

Jeffrey Peters with CDM Smith came forward to inform the Commission of the changes that were made since the Commission’s February meeting.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve the proposed amendments to the land use assumptions, capital improvement plan (Water & Wastewater Master Plans), and impact fees.

 

Ms. Harding seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat - South Shore Com-1 Replat No. 2, legally described as South Shore Harbour Com-1 Abst. 18 Lot A-1 through A-4, generally located north of League City Parkway and west South Shore Blvd.

 

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

 

Mr. Almgren stated that the application is for the replat of 4.72 acres of previously platted property.

 

Mr. Almgren further stated that the purpose of the replat is to relocate the lot boundaries of the 4 commercial lots and relocate an recorded assess easement.

 

Mr. Landon opened the public hearing at 6:25 pm. With no individuals to come forward Mr. Landon closed the public hearing at 6:26pm.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Replat - South Shore Com-1 Replat No. 2.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

B.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-02 (Mike & Jr. Food Store), for a Special Use Permit for a gas and service stations use [gas station with convenience store] on approximately 1.02 acres on property zoned “CM" (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as a portion of Lots 4, 5 and 6 of the Webster Outlots 5 Subdivision, generally located south of FM 528 and east of West NASA Boulevard, with the approximate address being 1595 FM 528 in League City, Texas.

 

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

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the application is for a Special Use Permit (SUP) to permit a “gas and service station” use on property zoned “CM” (Commercial Mixed-Use), located on the northeast corner of FM 528 and West NASA Road.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt further stated that the applicant proposes to develop a gas station with 6 fuel pumps and a convenience store approximately 4,000 square feet in size.

 

Mr. Landon opened the public hearing at 6:33pm. With no individuals to come forward Mr. Landon closed the public hearing at 6:34pm.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-02 (Mike & Jr. Food Store).

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

C.    Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on amendments to Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances specifically Section 125-3 (Purpose and Intent), Section 125-23 (Historic Commission), Section 125-51 (Certificate of Appropriateness), Section 125-60.C (Establishment of Overlay Zoning Districts), Section 125-81.B (Zoning Map Designator), Section 125-81.C (Applicability), and Section 125-85 (Historic District Conservation Overlay District) all related to the incorporation of Chapter 56 and the Preservation Plan into Chapter 125 the Zoning Ordinance.

 

D.    Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Zoning Map Amendment, (Z13-02) Historic District Overlay, to add a Historic District Conversation Overlay to the existing properties within the Historic District, being approximately 181.6 acres, legally described as portions of the SF Austin League, M. Muldoon 2 League Grant and League City Townsite, generally described as north of Lewis Street, west of Wisconsin Avenue, east of Perkins Avenue, and south of Clear Creek excluding properties on 7th Street and the Township Subdivision. 

 

Wes Morrison, City Planner asked the Commission to present both items at the same time.

 

Mr. Morison stated that the Historic District Commission is proposing to incorporate the Historic District (HD) boundaries in the form of an overlay district on the City’s official Zoning Map.  By adding the HD boundaries to the zoning map, there would be a clear process for amending those boundaries.

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that this proposal does not add property or take property out of the existing Historic District; it only takes the existing boundaries and places them on the Zoning Map.

 

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

 

Jon Fournet, 804 Coryell St.: Opposition

 

Jim Wiebling, The Township Subdivision: Opposition

 

Katie Benoit, 820 Third St.: Favor

 

David Hake, 820 Third St.: Favor

 

Rich Benoit, 403 N Kansas Ave.: Favor

 

With no additional public comment Mr. Landon closed the public hearing at 7:02pm.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve amendments to Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances specifically Section 125-3 (Purpose and Intent), Section 125-23 (Historic Commission), Section 125-51 (Certificate of Appropriateness), Section 125-60.C (Establishment of Overlay Zoning Districts), Section 125-81.B (Zoning Map Designator), Section 125-81.C (Applicability), and Section 125-85 (Historic District Conservation Overlay District) all related to the incorporation of Chapter 56 and the Preservation Plan into Chapter 125 the Zoning Ordinance subject to the following condition: Change the language in Section 125.85, Item 3 from 65% to 100%.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Zoning Map Amendment, (Z13-02) Historic District Overlay, to add a Historic District Conversation Overlay to the existing properties within the Historic District as stated in the current ordinance.

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

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

 

V.                 New Business

 

A.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – FM 646 Business Park, generally located south of FM 646 and east of Ohio Avenue and west of FM 270.

 

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

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the application is for the subdivision of approximately 4.6 acres of previously unplatted property to create one commercial lot for a proposed office/warehouse development.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Preliminary/Final Plat – FM 646 Business Park.

 

Ms. Harding seconded the motion.

 

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

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 11C, generally located south of Westover Park Avenue and east of Maple Leaf Drive.

 

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

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the application is for the subdivision of approximately 7.8 acres of previously unplatted property to create 30 residential lots and 2 restricted reserves. The restricted reserves are restricted to landscape/open space and HOA private park.

 

Ms. Harding made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 11C.

 

Mr. Matlock seconded the motion.

 

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

 

C.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 14B, generally located south of Westover Park Avenue and east of Maple Leaf Drive.

 

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

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the application is for the subdivision of approximately 12.5 acres of previously unplatted property to create 50 residential lots and one restricted reserve restricted to landscape/open space.

 

Ms. Harding made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Westover Park, Section 14B.

 

Mr. Matlock seconded the motion.

 

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

 

D.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat –MarBella Section 12-B, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), west of SH 146, and east of Lawrence Road.

 

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

 

Mr. Almgren stated that the application is for the subdivision of 14.2 acres of previously unplatted property into 69 single-family residential lots. The minimum lot size is proposed to be 5,750 square feet with typical lot dimensions of 50 feet in width and 115 feet in depth.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat –MarBella Section 12-B.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

E.     Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision #4 for Hidden Lakes, generally located south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96) and east of Tuscan Lakes Blvd.

 

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

 

Mr. Almgren stated that the application is to revise the Master Plan for Hidden Lakes with regards to the following:

 

1.       Increase typical size of single-family lots;

2.       Decrease number of single-family lots from 1,024 to 867;

3.       Increase detention by 15.9 acres;

4.       Increase constraints by 5.1 acres;

5.       Increase Recreational Center by 0.4 acres; and

6.       Change street configuration to address new lot and detention configuration changes.

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision #4 for Hidden Lakes subject to the installation of the connector road and bridge to Education Village with the first plat approved on the east side.

 

Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Landon was in opposition of the motion.

 

F.      Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Tuscan Lakes #13, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St. 

 

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

 

Mr. Morrison stated that the application is to revise the Tuscan Lakes Master Plan.  Proposed revisions are specifically located in Sections SF 90-2-2, SF-90-2-1, and SF 90-1.  The proposed changes consist of combining section SF-90-2-2 and SF 90-2-1, absorbing 2 lots from Section SF 90-1, and renaming the new section to “SF-110.”  Within section SF-110, the applicant proposes to reduce the number of lots from 32 lots to 26 larger lots.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision to a Planned Unit Development – Tuscan Lakes #13.

 

Ms. Harding seconded the motion.

 

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

 

G.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat –Tuscan Lakes SF 110, generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), south of Austin Street, and east of Tuscan lakes Boulevard.

 

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

 

Mr. Morrison stated that the application is for the subdivision of 14.2 acres of previously unplatted property to create 27 single-family lots and 2 restricted reserves for landscape amenities.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat –Tuscan Lakes SF 110.

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

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

 

VI.              Staff Comments

 

Wes Morrison, City Planner stated that there were no staff comments.

 

VII.           Adjournment

 

Mr. Landon adjourned the meeting at 8:05 pm.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                            Scott Landon,

City Planner                                                               Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________