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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

February 3, 2014

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     January 6, 2013

 

III.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

A.     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 Drive.

 

IV.              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, SUP13-08 (Denbury Pipeline), for a Special Use Permit to construct a pipeline within an existing 200-foot wide Centerpoint Energy easement being approximately 21,200 feet in length and containing approximately 97.3 acres on property zoned “OS" (Open Space), “RSF-7-PUD” (Residential Single Family with a minimum lot size of 7,000 with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), and “PS” (Public Semi-Public) generally located north and south of Farm to Market Road 518, west of Landing Blvd., and east of Westover Park Ave. in the City of League City, Texas. 

V.                 New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision – Tuscan Lakes No. 16 located north and south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), west of South Shore Boulevard, and east of Dickinson Avenue.

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Tuscan Lakes SF 65-1, generally located north of League City Parkway, east of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

C.     Consider and make a recommendation to City Council regarding amendments to Chapter 7 titled Parks & Recreation of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

 

VI.              Other Business

A.     Receive an update from staff regarding previously approved amendments to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

B.     Receive an update from staff regarding the findings of the Growth & Development Advisory Committee.

 

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 31st  DAY OF JANUARY 2014, 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, February 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 W WALKER ST.

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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 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Douglas Turner                                                                       

Eric Froeschner

Kimberly Harding

Shane Hamilton          

Marc Edelman

Hank Dugie

Kimberlee Prokhorov

Ron Wicker                  

           

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development

Linc Wright, Director of Engineering

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Wallis McMillin, Planner

Karl Almgren, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

                       

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     January 6, 2014

 

Mr. Hamilton noted that the location was recorded incorrectly on the meeting minutes of the January 6th meeting.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the Planning & Zoning Commission and Capital Improvement Advisory Committee meeting minutes of the January 6, 2014 meeting date subject to the changes as presented by Mr. Hamilton.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to take action on the Denbury Pipeline item prior to the AT&T Mobility item.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IV.              Tabled and Subject to Recall

A.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP13-08 (Denbury Pipeline), for a Special Use Permit to construct a pipeline within an existing 200-foot wide Centerpoint Energy easement being approximately 21,200 feet in length and containing approximately 97.3 acres on property zoned “OS" (Open Space), “RSF-7-PUD” (Residential Single Family with a minimum lot size of 7,000 with a Planned Unit Development Overlay), and “PS” (Public Semi-Public) generally located north and south of Farm to Market Road 518, west of Landing Blvd., and east of Westover Park Ave. in the City of League City, Texas. 

 

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

 

Mr. Almgren informed the Commission that the application is for a Special Use Permit to construct, operate, and maintain a 16-inch Carbon Dioxide (CO2) pipeline and pigging station within an existing 200-foot wide CenterPoint Energy easement.

 

Denbury Pipeline Associates came forward to provide a presentation to the Commission.

 

Mr. Froeschner opened the public hearing at 6:35pm.

 

Councilman Andy Mann, 2018 Castle Dr.: Councilman Mann informed the Commission that Magnolia Creek residents have requested that the Commission require the pipeline company to re-examine the location of the pigging station.

 

Councilman Dan Becker, Leisure Ln.: Councilman Becker indicated that the pipeline company has complied with staff’s comments. Mr. Becker added that he is convinced that the pipeline company is trying to make the least amount of impact on the residents.

 

Marsha Kershaw, 250 Amber Ln.: Ms. Kershaw voiced her concerns in regards to the location of the valve station.

 

Joseph Camarata, 310 Amber Ln.: Mr. Camarata voiced his concerns in regards to the location of the valve station.

 

Mr. Froeschner closed the public hearing at 6:45pm.

 

The Commission questioned the applicant in regards to screening and the location of the above ground structures.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve subject to the condition that the special use permit application will be used for surface items only and for the use of transferring carbon dioxide northward.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

III.             Tabled and Subject to Recall

A.     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 this item was tabled at the December 16th and January 6th meetings of the Planning & Zoning Commission because the proposed site plan indicated that the landscaping surrounding the site was to be located on the adjacent property without the permission of that property owner.  Since that time, the applicant has revised the site plan to show that the entire cell tower site, including the landscaping, will be located on the same parcel.

 

Mr. Froeschner opened the public hearing at 7:23pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Froeschner closed the public hearing at 7:23pm.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to table SUP 13-07 (AT&T Mobility) to allow the applicant the opportunity to research new options for stealthing.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

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

 

V.                 New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision – Tuscan Lakes No. 16 located north and south of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), west of South Shore Boulevard, and east of Dickinson Avenue.

 

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

 

Mr. Almgren informed the Commission that applicant proposes to revise the Tuscan Lakes Master Plan including:

 

1.      Decreasing total density by 31 single-family residential lots,

a.       Decreasing density of The Village of Tuscan Lakes by 49 lots,

b.      Increasing density of Via Siena Community by 18 lots,

2.      Decrease commercial land by 8.2 acres,

3.      Increase commercial detention by 8.2 acres, and

4.      Reconfigure residential street layout of Villages at Tuscan Lakes Sec. 3-2.

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision – Tuscan Lakes No. 16.

 

Ms. Harding seconded the motion.

 

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

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Tuscan Lakes SF 65-1, generally located      north of League City Parkway, east of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

 

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

 

Mr. Almgren informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 14.2 acres of property to create 45 single-family lots and 2 restricted reserves for landscape amenities.

 

Mr. Hamilton made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat – Tuscan Lakes SF 65-1.

 

Mr. Edelman seconded the motion.

 

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

 

C.     Consider and make a recommendation to City Council regarding amendments to Chapter 7 titled Parks & Recreation of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Allender informed the Commission that City Council recently amended the 2035 Comprehensive Plan to reflect the current parks inventory and surplus/deficiency calculations including revising HOA park land to be accounted at 100% as opposed to a previous weighted average, and to reflect a needs assessment based on the 2013 population of 90,234 and the build-out population of 178,175. The new table of the surplus/deficiency developed based on 2013 population show that the total parks requirement of 10 acres/1,000 is currently deficient by the amount of 355.68 acres.

Mr. Hamilton made a motion to approve the amendments to Chapter 7 titled Parks & Recreation of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

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

 

IX.              Other Business

A.     Receive an update from staff regarding previously approved amendments to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development provided an update to the Commission.

 

Mr. Allender informed the Commission that City Council recently amended the 2035 Comprehensive Plan revising the standards of development related to parking, park and green space calculations, Low Impact Development and LEED requirements, focus of commuter rail, and introduced unit value to city services ratios within residential development.

 

B.     Receive an update from staff regarding the findings of the Growth & Development Advisory Committee.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development provided an update to the Commission.

Mr. Allender stated that through several meetings, the Committee agreed that the City of League City should continue to grow and was able to develop policies to manage growth with the focuses of financing, infrastructure, character, and growth management tools such as downzoning.

 

VII.           Staff Comments

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

 

VIII.        Adjournment

Mr. Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 8:15 pm.

 

 

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Wes Morrison                                                             Eric Froeschner

City Planner                                                               Chairman