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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

March 2, 2015

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.               Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.             Approval of Minutes

A.                 February 16, 2015

 

III.           Consent Agenda

A.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat – The Village of Tuscan Lakes, Section 3, Phase 2, generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), west of FM 270, and east of Dickinson Avenue.

 

IV.           Old Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Special Use Permit – SUP 15-01 (T&DGK Enterprises), to allow for a warehouse use [office/warehouse building] on approximately 0.996 acres on property zoned “CO” (Office Commercial), legally described as Abstract 3, Lot 1 of the Ghirardi #3 Subdivision, generally located at the northeast corner of Beaumont Street and Dickinson Avenue, with the approximate address being 601 Beaumont Street in League City, TX.

V.             New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Variance Request for an increase in allowable driveway width and curb returns, generally located at the southwest intersection of Columbia Memorial Parkway and Delesandri Lane.

B.                 Consider and take action on BA15-01 (1600 W. League City Parkway – Kiddie Academy), a waiver of the buffer yard requirement, generally located at 1600 W. League City Parkway north of the Brittany Plaza shopping center.

C.                 Consider and take action on Master Development Plan – Hidden Lakes Commons, generally located along the south side of State Highway 96 and along the west side of South Shore Boulevard.

VI.           Other Business

A.                 Consider and discuss possible ordinance revisions to Chapters 42 and 125 of the League City Code of Ordinances related to Oil and gas exploration: Drilling. 

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 27th DAY OF FEBURARY 2015, 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.

 

 

___________________________________

Richard Werbiskis, AICP

City Planner

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 W WALKER ST.

 

                      

I.                   Call to order and Roll Call of members of Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Eric Froeschner called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

 

Members Present:

Members Absent:

Eric Froeschner, Chairman

 

* Marc Edelman, Vice Chairman

 

Doug Turner

 

Kimberlee Prokhorov

 

 

Ron Wicker

Hank Dugie

 

James Brockway

 

Shane Hamilton

 

           

* Marc Edelman arrived at 6:03 PM

         

City Representatives:

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development

Richard Werbiskis, City Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Ryan Granata, Senior Planner

Kris Carpenter, Planner

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 February 16, 2015

 

Doug Turner motioned to approve the minutes of February 16, 2015.

James Brockway seconded the motion.

Motion passed 6-0-0.

 

III.             Consent Agenda

A.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat – The Village of Tuscan Lakes, Section 3, Phase 2, generally located north of League City Parkway (State Highway 96), west of FM 270, and east of Dickinson Avenue.

 

Hank Dugie motioned to approve the consent agenda.

Shane Hamilton seconded the motion.

Motion passed 6-0-0.

 

IV.              Old Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Special Use Permit – SUP 15-01 (T&DGK Enterprises), to allow for a warehouse use [office/warehouse building] on approximately 0.996 acres on property zoned “CO” (Office Commercial), legally described as Abstract 3, Lot 1 of the Ghirardi #3 Subdivision, generally located at the northeast corner of Beaumont Street and Dickinson Avenue, with the approximate address being 601 Beaumont Street in League City, TX.

Ryan Granata presented for the City of League City.

This item was previously tabled due to concerns with truck traffic, architecture and screening.

Applicant has addressed the issues as follows:

They have added a continuous landscape hedge along Beaumont Street, increased architecture for the front elevation to allow for stucco along Dickinson and Beaumont, and no truck traffic is permitted along Beaumont Street.

 

What is the purpose of the facility?

Cathy DeFoore with Wycoff Development addressed the commission. The purpose of the warehouse is for office and storage for a janitorial service.

 

Why did they go with stucco?

Rick Pearson with Wycoff development addressed the commission.  The reason for stucco instead of split-face is due to cost and aesthetics. 

 

Marc Edelman motioned to approve SUP 15-01 with the following conditions:

Elevations comply with elevations that were submitted to staff on 2/27/2015.

Shane Hamilton seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

V.                 New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Variance Request for an increase in allowable driveway width and curb returns, generally located at the southwest intersection of Columbia Memorial Parkway and Delesandri Lane.

Kris Carpenter presented for the City of League City.

The purpose of the variance is to allow for safe entrance and exit for trailers carrying livestock. Planning and Engineering staff recommend approval and believe that this variance is necessary for safety.

 

Is there a limitation on how wide the driveway can be?

Currently, the maximum driveway width allowed is 30’ and the curb return width is 10’.

 

Shane Hamilton motioned to approve the CCISD driveway variance.

Marc Edelman seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

B.                 Consider and take action on BA15-01 (1600 W. League City Parkway – Kiddie Academy), a waiver of the buffer yard requirement, generally located at 1600 W. League City Parkway north of the Brittany Plaza shopping center.

Ryan Granata presented for the City of League City.

The property is located just north of the Brittany Plaza shopping center.  The property is zoned CG and is adjacent to PS zoning. The property has been in development since 2009, and SUP 12-14 required the preservation of a 40’ buffer. Staff recommends the approval for BA15-01.

 

A discussion was held.

 

Hank Dugie motioned to approve BA15-01.

Kimberlee Prokhorov seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

C.                 Consider and take action on Master Development Plan – Hidden Lakes Commons, generally located along the south side of State Highway 96 and along the west side of South Shore Boulevard.

Kris Carpenter presented for the City of League City.

Proposed pad sites fronting SH 96 and South Shore and proposed office park in rear of property. Office park will have access via a private access drive from SH 96 and South Shore Blvd. The development meets all applicable code requirements.

 

Paul Nicosia with Identity Architects addressed the commission regarding tenants.  At this time, not all tenants have been verified for the property.

 

A discussion was held.

 

James Brockway motioned to approve Master Development Plan – Hidden Lakes Commons.

Doug Turner seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

VI.              Other Business

A.                 Consider and discuss possible ordinance revisions to Chapters 42 and 125 of the League City Code of Ordinances related to Oil and gas exploration: Drilling. 

Mark Linenschmidt presented for the City of League City.

In 2011, Staff came forward with major revisions of the oil and gas ordinance, with minor revisions made in 2013 & 2014.  The revisions now would be the completion of the original task from 2011 to revise the ordinance in its entirety.

 

A discussion was held.

This was prompted by the need to make this more of a living document, where the ordinance relates back to industry standards and not a hard line city standard to eliminate the need to continually take this back for revision as new standards are updated through the industry.

 

A discussion was held regarding the setbacks.

The current 600 foot setback requirement is already lax on what the P&Z commission originally wanted already.  Originally, 1000 foot setback is what was preferred by the commission.  Commission voiced concern that they worked very hard to get to the current requirements and many feel it isn’t strict enough as is.

 

A discussion was held on the best way to define “nearest hazardous area”.

 

A discussion was held on flaring, and what circumstances that would be allowed.

 

A discussion was held on the noise level and feeling the vibrations, especially at night when people are trying to sleep.

 

A discussion was held on the subjective nature of the enforcement language.

 

A discussion was held on studies on the safety requirements.  Currently, staff has been unable to find any study that says 600 feet is safer than 350 feet. 

Commission wants further information on studies on setback requirements and safety, and wants comparisons from other cities to see what their setbacks are and how they came up with that requirement.

 

A discussion was held on if allowing these in the undeveloped areas would possibly hinder future commercial development in those areas.

 

A discussion was held on insurance liability not being sufficient as a blanket number, as opposed to looking at the surrounding properties and requesting proof of insurance based on the surrounding property values around the drilling site.

Commission recommends that we compare surrounding communities for their standards and bring the issue back to commission.

 

VII.           Staff Comments

 

VIII.        Adjournment

Eric Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 7:14 PM.

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 27th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2015, 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.

 

 

_____________________________              ______________________________

Richard Werbiskis, AICP                              Eric Froeschner

City Planner                                                   Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________