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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

March 16, 2015

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                 Approval of Minutes

A.                 March 2, 2015

 

III.             New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Magnolia Creek, Section 12, Phase II, generally located south of League City Parkway, west of Landing Boulevard and east of Bay Area Boulevard.

B.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Magnolia Creek, Section 13, generally located south of League City Parkway, west of Landing Boulevard and east of Bay Area Boulevard.

C.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Tuscan Lakes SF 55-2 and 60-2 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway and east of Egret Bay Boulevard.

D.                 Consider and take action on a Subdivision Variance – Mar Bella Overhead Utilities, a variance of Section 102-6.(a)(2) of the Subdivision and Development Ordinance, to allow the installation of overhead electrical service along Isla Vista Drive from Madrid Lane (Section 12-A) to the northwesterly line of the of the proposed Section 16 B and C.

IV.              Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.                 Hold a public hearing and take action on amendments to Chapter 42, titled Environment, and Chapter 125, titled Zoning, of the League City Code of Ordinances related to oil and gas drilling.

B.                 Hold a public hearing and consider a Special Use Permit Application, SUP15-02 (LCD Concepts, Inc.), to allow for a research and development use [LCD screen manufacturing] within a building tenant space zoned “CO-PUD” (Office Commercial within a Planned Unit Development overlay). The property is legally described as Reserve A, South Shore Harbour Business Park, generally located at the northeast intersection of South Shore Boulevard and Courageous Drive, with the address of 2911 South Shore Boulevard in League City, TX.

C.                 Hold a public hearing and consider a Special Use Permit Application, SUP15-03 (Bay Area First Baptist Church), to allow for shared parking, resulting in a reduction in the required parking spaces by 50% on property zoned “PS” (Public and Semi-Public). The property is legally described as being a 48.21-acre tract of land out of the John Dickinson League, Abstract No. 9, generally located along the north side of West Main Street (FM 518), east of Oak Creek Drive, with the address of 4800 West Main Street (FM 518), in League City, TX.

V.                 Staff Comments

 

VI.              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 MARCH 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 16, 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:

*Hank Dugie

 

 

James Brockway

Kimberlee Prokhorov

 

Marc Edelman, Vice Chairman

 

Eric Froeschner, Chairman

 

Shane Hamilton

 

Ron Wicker

 

Doug Turner

 

                                                                                                                 

* Hank Dugie arrived at 6:02 PM.

 

City Representatives:

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development

Richard Werbiskis, Assistant Director of Development & Planning

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Kris Carpenter, Neighborhood Services Manager

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 March 2, 2015

 

Doug Turner motioned to approve the minutes of March 2, 2015.

Hank Dugie seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

III.             New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Magnolia Creek, Section 12, Phase II, generally located south of League City Parkway, west of Landing Boulevard and east of Bay Area Boulevard.

Mark Linenschmidt presented for the City of League City.

Plat was previously approved as a preliminary plat in 2007.  Water and sewer capacity are sufficient. The plat is requesting 50 lots on 12.4 acres. The plat is coincides with the master plat and the parks fees are paid up for the first 1202 lots. The two plats up for tonight account for 963 of those lots.  There are no protected trees on the plat. Staff is requesting a condition that the nearby sections are approved with the final plat or those plats be approved prior to final plat of this property.

 

Kimberlee Prokhorov motioned to approve Preliminary Plat – Magnolia Creek, Section 12, Phase II with the recommended condition by staff.

Hank Dugie seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Magnolia Creek, Section 13, generally located south of League City Parkway, west of Landing Boulevard and east of Bay Area Boulevard.

Mark Linenschmidt presented for the City of League City.

Plat was previously approved as a preliminary plat in 2007.  Water and sewer capacity are sufficient. The plat is requesting 50 lots on 12.4 acres. The plat is coincides with the master plat and the parks fees are paid up for the first 1202 lots. The two plats up for tonight account for 963 of those lots.  This plat has 73 lots for restricted reserves. There are no protected trees on the plat. Staff is requesting a condition that the nearby sections are approved with the final plat or those plats be approved prior to final plat of this property.

 

Hank Dugie motioned to approve Preliminary Plat – Magnolia Creek, Sec 13.

Ron Wicker seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

C.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Tuscan Lakes SF 55-2 and 60-2 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway and east of Egret Bay Boulevard.

Ryan Granata presented for the City of League City.

Staff recommends the following conditions:

1.                  The final plat shall not be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission until Gubbio Lane is constructed to the eastern limits of the subject plat.

2.                  The final plat shall not be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission until infrastructure plans have been approved by the Engineering Department.

3.                  A discussion was held.

 

Mark Edelman motioned to approve Preliminary Plat – Tuscan Lakes SF 55-2 and 60-2E with staff recommended conditions.

Shane Hamilton seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

D.                 Consider and take action on a Subdivision Variance – Mar Bella Overhead Utilities, a variance of Section 102-6.(a)(2) of the Subdivision and Development Ordinance, to allow the installation of overhead electrical service along Isla Vista Drive from Madrid Lane (Section 12-A) to the northwesterly line of the of the proposed Section 16 B and C.

Ryan Granata presented for the City of League City.

 

A discussion was held.

 

Marc Edelman motioned to continue.

Ron Wicker seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

IV.              Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.                 Hold a public hearing and take action on amendments to Chapter 42, titled Environment, and Chapter 125, titled Zoning, of the League City Code of Ordinances related to oil and gas drilling.

Mark Linenschmidt presented for the City of League City.

 

A discussion was held.

 

Public Hearing was opened at 6:29 PM.

No speakers for the public hearing.

Public Hearing was closed at 6:29 PM.

 

Marc Edelman motioned to continue amendments to Chapter 42, titled Environment and Chapter 125, titled Zoning.

Hank Dugie seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

B.                 Hold a public hearing and consider a Special Use Permit Application, SUP15-02 (LCD Concepts, Inc.), to allow for a research and development use [LCD screen manufacturing] within a building tenant space zoned “CO-PUD” (Office Commercial within a Planned Unit Development overlay). The property is legally described as Reserve A, South Shore Harbour Business Park, generally located at the northeast intersection of South Shore Boulevard and Courageous Drive, with the address of 2911 South Shore Boulevard in League City, TX.

Kris Carpenter presented for the City of League City.

The use is consistent with the purpose of the district.

Staff recommends approval of the SUP subject to the two following conditions:

1.                  The Special Use Permit shall expire after a period of 12 months beginning upon the date of the adoption of the SUP ordinance if no formal application is approved by the City for operations at this site.

2.                  The uses permitted on the site will be limited to those permitted in the base zoning district and identified by this Special Use Permit. The only sue permitted by this SUP is a research and development use (Manufacturing of LCD products).

 

A discussion was held.

 

They will not be manufacturing products, but will have parts delivered to site, and will assemble the signs on site then deliver them to their location.

An SUP is only required because the Zoning Ordinance requires it for this use.

 

Eric Froeschner opened the Public Hearing at 6:33 PM.  

No speakers were present.

Eric Froeschner closed the Public Hearing at 6:34 PM.

 

Brian Olsen, VP of LCD Concepts addressed the commission. A question of expansion with land adjacent to the building (on the current property) was raised.  Because the SUP covers the property, not just the existing building, it would cover their future expansion for allowable use.

 

Marc Edelman motioned to approve SUP15-02 (LCD Concepts) with conditions recommended by staff.

Hank Dugie seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

C.                 Hold a public hearing and consider a Special Use Permit Application, SUP15-03 (Bay Area First Baptist Church), to allow for shared parking, resulting in a reduction in the required parking spaces by 50% on property zoned “PS” (Public and Semi-Public). The property is legally described as being a 48.21-acre tract of land out of the John Dickinson League, Abstract No. 9, generally located along the north side of West Main Street (FM 518), east of Oak Creek Drive, with the address of 4800 West Main Street (FM 518), in League City, TX.

Kris Carpenter presented for the City of League City.

Applicant is applying for a reduction in required parking spaces, based on their additional 67,000 square feet of building, by 168 spaces (335 would be required if the SUP isn’t granted).  The gymnasium and children’s building will only be used on week days. Applicant provided a parking analysis that shows in worst case scenario that they would still have 137 vacant spaces in peak demand. Staff recommends approval for the SUP subject to the following conditions:

1.      The Special Use Permit shall expire after a period of 12 months beginning upon the date of the adoption of the Sup ordinance if no formal application is approved by the City for construction at this site.

2.      The number of on-site parking stalls for the proposed addition shall be reduced from 335 stalls to 168 stalls. This is a 50% reduction in the required parking stalls for a building addition of 67,000 square feet.

3.      Any additional development of the site must comply with the parking standards of the Zoning Ordinance.

4.      A new site plan is submitted and shows the 168 parking spaces not currently being built as a reserve to be built at a later date should it be deemed by the City at a future date that additional parking becomes necessary. 

 

A discussion was held regarding adding a condition stating that if the parking does ever become insufficient, that the site would be required to come into compliance.

 

Dave Watts addressed the commission regarding questions from the commission.

In regards to Easter Sunday and Christmas, does this proposed parking still meet their need on these holidays?

Yes, they have ample parking currently, and want parking available to their people in the areas that they will be going to on the site.  That is why they have ample parking for Sunday services, and are requesting parking in the areas of the new buildings.

Have they ever had to utilize their grassy areas for parking due to insufficient parking?

Yes, last fall they utilized their grassy areas for parking while the new parking lot was being constructed. They haven’t had to use it after the construction of the new parking lots was complete. 

 

Eric Froeschner opened the Public Hearing at 6:46 PM.

No speakers were present.

Eric Froeschner closed the Public Hearing at 6:47 PM.

 

Hank Dugie motioned to approve SUP15-03 with all staff recommended conditions.   

Kimberlee Prokhorov seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

V.                 Staff Comments

Paul Menzies presented for the City of League City.

In January, Council and the City hosted an envisioning process that has been completed and codified and given to the City for a roadmap to the future plans for the City.

Debt Management, Facilities, Traffic and City Codes are at the top of this plan.

In aspect of the Codes, staff will be working on and bringing to the commission revised, revamped ordinances. In addition, part of the plan for the City’s future has been to reorganize many departments in the City.  Thus, Richard Werbiskis’s position has been reclassified to Assistant Director of Planning and Development, and a new department has been created called Neighborhood Services.  Kris Carpenter has been positioned to Neighborhood Services Manager.

Staff is working on updating the sign ordinance, and having standards for signs, especially in respect to the LED signs.

The Cabela’s project is moving forward. The heavy rains have delayed the project, and current timeline is for a Spring 2016 opening.

Also, the Group Homes recommendations to council have been presented and passed and were generally well received.

 

VI.              Adjournment

Eric Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 6:59 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 13th DAY OF MARCH 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: ___________________