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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

August 19, 2013

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.                    

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     August 5, 2013

 

III.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

A.     Hold public hearings and take action on amendments to Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances specifically Section 125-8 (Vested Rights).

 

IV.              New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a request to waive the 12-month reapplication requirement for a Special Use Permit on approximately 1.9 acres on property zoned “CM" (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Unrestricted Reserve “B”, Replat of Clear Creek Crossing Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (West Main Street) and west of Wesley Drive, with the approximate address being 1520 FM 518 (West Main Street) in League City, Texas.

B.     Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment Application, BA13-04 (Stripes Convenience Store), a request to reduce a required 20-foot wide buffer yard for approximately 170 feet for a gas and public service stations use, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (West Main Street) and west of Wesley Drive, with the approximate address being 1520 FM 518 (West Main Street) in League City, Texas.

 

V.                 Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-04 (Stripes Convenience Store), to allow a gas and service stations use [gas station with convenience store] on approximately 1.9 acres on property zoned “CM" (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Unrestricted Reserve “B”, Replat of Clear Creek Crossing Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (West Main Street) and west of Wesley Drive, with the approximate address being 1520 FM 518 (West Main Street) in League City, Texas.

 

VI.              Other Business

A.     Receive an update regarding a revised Master Plan for Westwood Subdivision, being approximately 495 acres, generally located south of FM 518 (Main Street) and west of Maple Leaf Drive, and north and south of League City Parkway.

 

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 16TH DAY OF AUGUST 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, August 19, 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. Froeschner called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

 

Members present:                                           Members absent:

Kirby McKillip                                                Scott Landon

Brad Matlock                                                   Marc Edelman            

Douglas Turner                                                Kimberly Harding

Eric Froeschner

Shane Hamilton          

                                                                                                                                                           

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Planning Assistant

                       

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     August 5, 2013

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 5th meeting.

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

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

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.     Hold public hearings and take action on amendments to Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances specifically Section 125-8 (Vested Rights).

 

Wes Morrison, City Planner requested that this item remains tabled until the September 16th meeting.

 

IV.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a request to waive the 12-month reapplication requirement for a Special Use Permit on approximately 1.9 acres on property zoned “CM" (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Unrestricted Reserve “B”, Replat of Clear Creek Crossing Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (West Main Street) and west of Wesley Drive, with the approximate address being 1520 FM 518 (West Main Street) in League City, Texas.

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment Application, BA13-04 (Stripes Convenience Store), a request to reduce a required 20-foot wide buffer yard for approximately 170 feet for a gas and public service stations use, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (West Main Street) and west of Wesley Drive, with the approximate address being 1520 FM 518 (West Main Street) in League City, Texas.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff reports for these items. .

 

In regards to the 12-month reapplication requirement for a special use permit, Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the request to waive the requirement that SUP applications cannot be reconsidered within 12 months of the date of denial or withdrawal.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt added that an SUP for a Stripes gas station on the proposed property was submitted earlier this year (SUP13-01) and was withdrawn after the Planning and Zoning Commission had made their recommendation to the City Council.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the Zoning Ordinance requires the applicant to provide a written justification to the Commission for their reason of withdrawal or substantial change to warrant reconsideration of the request.

 

In regards to the buffer yard amendment application, Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the request is to reduce a required 20-foot wide buffer yard from 20-feet to 10-feet on the northwest corner of the site.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt further informed the Commission that a 20-feet wide buffer is required since the adjacent property to the north is zoned “RMF-1.2” (Multi-family residential with a maximum density of 36 units per acre).

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the applicant indicates the buffer is being requested due to a conflict with traffic flow around the proposed building.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve the request to waive the 12-month reapplication requirement for a Special Use Permit.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Buffer Yard Amendment Application, BA13-04 (Stripes Convenience Store).

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

V.                Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-04 (Stripes Convenience Store), to allow a gas and service stations use [gas station with convenience store] on approximately 1.9 acres on property zoned “CM" (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Unrestricted Reserve “B”, Replat of Clear Creek Crossing Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 (West Main Street) and west of Wesley Drive, with the approximate address being 1520 FM 518 (West Main Street) in League City, Texas.

 

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

 

Mr. Linenschmidt informed the Commission that the application is to allow a gas and service stations use [gas station with convenience store] on approximately 1.9 acres on property zoned “CM" (Commercial Mixed Use).

 

Mr. Linenschmidt further informed the Commission that the applicant proposes to develop a 24-hour Stripes gas station with 8 fuel pumps, a 5,500 square foot convenience store, and a 1,300 square foot in-store restaurant. Overall, the building is just over 6,800 square feet. The restaurant is the company’s in-house restaurant, Laredo Taco Co.

 

Mr. Froeschner opened the public hearing at 6:25pm.

 

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

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-04 (Stripes Convenience Store) subject to Buffer Yard approval of the SUP request by City Council.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

VI.             Other Business

A.     Receive an update regarding a revised Master Plan for Westwood Subdivision, being approximately 495 acres, generally located south of FM 518 (Main Street) and west of Maple Leaf Drive, and north and south of League City Parkway.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development came forward to address the Commission.

 

Mr. Allender informed the Commission that the request is a significant revision to the Westwood Master Plan. 

 

Mr. Allender stated that staff was looking for feedback on the proposed master plan and design standards. 

 

Mr. Allender added that this major revision will require proper public notice and public hearings at the Planning & Zoning Commission level and ultimate approval by City Council. 

 

VII.          Staff Comments

Wes Morrison, City Planner informed the Commission that there were not any staff comments.

 

VIII.       Adjournment

Mr. Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 6:58 pm.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                             Eric Froeschner

City Planner                                                               Acting Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________