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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

December 16, 2013

6:00 PM

Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 Dickinson Ave.

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     December 2, 2013

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-05 (BridgeTex Pipeline), to construct a pipeline 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 the City of League City.

B.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Zoning Change Application, Z13-06 (352 N. Gulf Freeway), a request to rezone approximately 2.07 acres from “CN” (Neighborhood Commercial) to “CM” (Commercial Mixed-Use), generally located at the southeast corner of I-45 and Wesley Dr., legally described as ABST 3 PT OF RES F (6-1) CLEAR CREEK CROSSING. 

C.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP 13-07 (AT&T Mobility), for a special use permit to erect a Communication Tower on property generally located on the southeast corner of I-45 and Wesley Dr., legally described as ABST 3 PT OF RES F (6-1) CLEAR CREEK CROSSING.

 

IV.              New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/ Final Plat – Hidden Lake, Section 4, Phase 1B, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of South Shore Boulevard. 

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Hidden Lake, Section 5, Phase 1B, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of South Shore Boulevard. 

C.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Westover Park, Section 17A, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of Maple Leaf Drive and west of Bay Area Boulevard.

D.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Westover Park, Section 17B, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of Maple Leaf Drive and west of Bay Area Boulevard.

 

V.                 Other Business

A.     Receive a briefing and provide comment on proposed revisions to Chapter 125-72 of the Code of Ordinances titled Commercial and Mixed Use Districts.

 

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 13TH DAY OF DECEMBER 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, December 16, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

HOMETOWN HEROES PARK

2105 DICKINSON AVE

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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 6:01 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Kirby McKillip                                                                                                           

Douglas Turner*                                                                                  

Eric Froeschner

Brad Matlock

Kimberly Harding

Shane Hamilton          

Marc Edelman*                                       

 

*Mr. Edelman arrived to the meeting at 6:05pm.

*Mr. Turner arrived to the meeting at 6:10pm.

 

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Chantell Hypolite, Planner

Wallis McMillin, Planner

Karl Almgren, Planner

                       

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     December 2, 2013

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 2nd P&Z meeting.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Froeschner requested that the Commission take action on the New Business agenda items prior to the public hearings.

 

Mr. McKillip requested that the Commission combine the presentations of the Hidden Lakes and Westover Park items.

 

Mr. Morrison stated that the Commission will need to act on the items separately.

IV.       New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/ Final Plat – Hidden Lake, Section 4, Phase 1B, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of South Shore Boulevard. 

 

Chantell Hypolite, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Hypolite informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 6.77 acres of previously unplatted property to create 20 single-family lots and two restricted reserve for landscape amenities.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Preliminary/ Final Plat – Hidden Lake, Section 4, Phase 1B.

 

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/Final Plat – Hidden Lake, Section 5, Phase 1B, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of South Shore Boulevard. 

 

Chantell Hypolite, Planner restated the staff report for item.

 

Ms. Hypolite informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 13.51 acres of previously unplatted property to create 48 single-family lots and four restricted reserve for landscape amenities.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Preliminary/ Final Plat – Hidden Lake, Section 5, Phase 1B.

 

Ms. Harding seconded the motion.

 

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

 

C.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Westover Park, Section 17A, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of Maple Leaf Drive and west of Bay Area Boulevard.

 

Chantell Hypolite, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Hypolite informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of approximately 23.5 acres of previously unplatted property to create 88 residential lots and three restricted reserves restricted to landscape/open space.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Final Plat – Westover Park, Section 17A.

 

Ms. Harding seconded the motion.

 

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

 

D.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Westover Park, Section 17B, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of Maple Leaf Drive and west of Bay Area Boulevard.

 

Chantell Hypolite, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Hypolite informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of approximately 13.4 acres of previously unplatted property to create 43 residential lots and two restricted reserves restricted to landscape/open space.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Final Plat – Westover Park, Section 17B.

 

Ms. Harding seconded the motion.

 

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

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-05 (BridgeTex Pipeline), to construct a pipeline 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 the City of League City.

 

Wallis McMillin, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. McMillin informed the Commission that the application is for a Special Use Permit to construct, operate, and maintain a 24-inch crude oil pipeline within an existing 100-foot wide Centerpoint Energy/Interurban Right-of-Way easement.

 

Ms. McMillin informed the Commission of potential conditions that could be added to the Special Use Permit:

 

1.      Bollards shall be installed around the perimeter of the valve station site outside of the fencing.

2.      The Contractor must provide at least a 48 hour notice to the Oil & Gas Coordinator prior to crossing any water mains measuring 24-inches or larger, in support of Water Production’s request to be on-site during these crossings.

3.      The applicant must provide as-built drawings to the Planning Department and Emergency Management Department upon completion of the pipeline.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to deny SUP13-05 (BridgeTex Pipeline).

 

Mr. Froeschner opened the public hearing at 6:11pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Froeschner closed the public hearing at 6:12pm.

 

A discussion was held.

 

Mr. Edelman retracted his motion to deny.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to table for site specific requirements as required by the permit ordinance.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

B.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Zoning Change Application, Z13-06 (352 N. Gulf Freeway), a request to rezone approximately 2.07 acres from “CN” (Neighborhood Commercial) to “CM” (Commercial Mixed-Use), generally located at the southeast corner of I-45 and Wesley Dr., legally described as ABST 3 PT OF RES F (6-1) CLEAR CREEK CROSSING. 

 

Wallis McMillin, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. McMillin informed the Commission that the zone change application is a request to rezone approximately 2.07 acres of land from “CN” (Neighborhood Commercial) to “CM” (Mixed-Use Commercial).

 

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

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Froeschner closed the public hearing at 6:31pm.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Z13-06 (352 N. Gulf Freeway).

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

C.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP 13-07 (AT&T Mobility), for a special use permit to erect a Communication Tower on property generally located on the southeast corner of I-45 and Wesley Dr., legally described as ABST 3 PT OF RES F (6-1) CLEAR CREEK CROSSING.

 

Wes Morrison, City Planner informed the Commission that the Special Use Permit application was not signed by all property owners therefore the request will need to be tabled until the applicant receives all signatures.

 

Wallis McMillin, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. McMillin informed the Commission that the application is for a Special Use Permit to erect a “Communication Tower and Structure” on approximately 2.07 acres of property currently zoned “CN” (Neighborhood Commercial). 

 

Ms. McMillin further informed the Commission that an application to rezone this parcel to “CM” (Mixed-Use Commercial) was previously heard by the Commission.   

 

Ms. McMillin stated that the applicant is proposing to construct a 120’ standard monopole communication tower with exterior mounted antennas. 

 

Mr. Froeschner opened the public hearing at 6:39pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Froeschner closed the public hearing at 6:40pm.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to table SUP 13-07 (AT&T Mobility).

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

V.        Other Business

A. Receive a briefing and provide comment on proposed revisions to Chapter 125-72 of the Code of Ordinances titled Commercial and Mixed Use Districts.

 

Wes Morrison, City Planner provided the Commission with a briefing on the proposed revisions to Chapter 125-72 of the Code of Ordinances titled Commercial and Mixed Use Districts.

 

Mr. Morrison stated that in an ongoing effort to implement the 2011 Comprehensive Plan, staff is proposing a series of changes to the Zoning Ordinance.  

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that staff has been working on revising regulations governing our commercial zoning districts. 

 

Mr. Morrison further informed the Commission that these revisions have primarily focused on the design and architectural requirements for buildings within each of our commercial districts; however other changes to uses and bulk regulations (lot area, lot width & depth, setbacks, and height) are also being proposed.

 

VI.              Staff Comments

Wes Morrison, City Planner stated that weren’t any staff comments.

 

VII.           Adjournment

Mr. Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 7:25pm.

 

 

___________________________________                       ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                               Eric Froeschner

City Planner                                                                 Chairman