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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

April 20, 2015

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 April 6, 2015

 

III.             Citizens Request for Hearing Before Planning & Zoning Commission

The privilege of speaking at this time is limited to the following persons: residents, persons having an ownership interest in property or a business located within the City, or their attorneys. A statement of no more than 3 minutes may be made on items of general relevance. There will be no yielding of time to another person. State law prohibits the Chair and members of the Commission from commenting on any statement or engaging in dialogue without an appropriate agenda item being posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Law. Comments should be directed to the entire Commission, not individual members. Engaging in verbal attacks or comments intended to insult, abuse, malign or slander any individual shall be cause for termination of time privileges and expulsion from Council Chambers.

 

IV.             Consent Agenda

A.                Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Mar Bella, Section 13B, located south of League City Parkway, east of Isla Vista Drive, and west of State Highway 146. 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Clear Creek I.S.D. East Agriculture Center, generally located at the southeast intersection of Columbia Memorial Parkway and Delesandri Lane.

 

V.                New Business

A.                Consider and take action on a Master Development Plan for the Shoppes at Landing, consisting of a total of 69,092 square feet of retail lease space on 10.34 acres. The property is generally located at the southeast intersection of West Main Street (FM 518) and Landing Boulevard, with the address of 2605 West Main Street (FM 518).

 

VI.             Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.                Consider and take action on a Replat – Marketplace at 96 North, being a replat of a portion of Unrestricted Reserve “B” and the remainder of Unrestricted Reserve “A”, Brittany Bay Park, Section I, approximately 19.09 acres in size, and generally located at the northeast intersection of League City Parkway and Hobbs Road.

B.                 Hold a public hearing and take action on an amendment to Chapter 90 of the Code of Ordinances, related to the regulation of Wind Flags and Electronic Message Centers (aka LED signs).

  

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 17h DAY OF APRIL 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, May 4, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 W WALKER ST.

                     

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

A.                Eric Froeschner opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

 

Members Present:

Members Absent:

Hank Dugie

 

James Brockway

 

Kimberlee Prokhorov

Kimberlee Prokhorov

Marc Edelman, Vice Chairman

 

Eric Froeschner, Chairman

 

Shane Hamilton

 

Ron Wicker

 

Doug Turner

 

 

Planning Staff:

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning & Zoning

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Kris Carpenter, Neighborhood Services Manager

Matthew Grooms, Planner

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                April 6, 2015

 

Hank Dugie motioned to approve the minutes subject to a change that Shane Hamilton is not the second on the variance.

James Brockway seconded the motion with the conditions.

Motion passed 6-0-0.

 

III.             Citizens Request for Hearing Before Planning & Zoning Commission

The privilege of speaking at this time is limited to the following persons: residents, persons having an ownership interest in property or a business located within the City, or their attorneys. A statement of no more than 3 minutes may be made on items of general relevance. There will be no yielding of time to another person. State law prohibits the Chair and members of the Commission from commenting on any statement or engaging in dialogue without an appropriate agenda item being posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Law. Comments should be directed to the entire Commission, not individual members. Engaging in verbal attacks or comments intended to insult, abuse, malign or slander any individual shall be cause for termination of time privileges and expulsion from Council Chambers.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:03 PM.

Sonya Stutzman – 2502 Butler Rd - She read an e-mail that she has sent to the commission recently regarding drilling that the Methodist Church wants to allow on their property. She does not support the drilling at the church, as it would disrupt many of their lives and the surrounding population’s lives. Also, she doesn’t feel that it will be safe next to the YMCA and nearby elementary school.  

Rick Stutzsman – 2502 Butler Rd – He is concerned that property values will be affected with the drilling at the church, should it be allowed and would like to get further information on the project.

The public hearing was closed at 6:09 PM.

 

IV.             Consent Agenda

A.                Consider and take action on a Final Plat – Mar Bella, Section 13B, located south of League City Parkway, east of Isla Vista Drive, and west of State Highway 146. 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Clear Creek I.S.D. East Agriculture Center, generally located at the southeast intersection of Columbia Memorial Parkway and Delesandri Lane.

 

Doug Turner motioned to approve the consent agenda.

Ron Wicker seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

V.                New Business

A.                Consider and take action on a Master Development Plan for the Shoppes at Landing, consisting of a total of 69,092 square feet of retail lease space on 10.34 acres. The property is generally located at the southeast intersection of West Main Street (FM 518) and Landing Boulevard, with the address of 2605 West Main Street (FM 518).

 

Kris Carpenter presented for the City of League City. Proposed commercial pad sites fronting W Main Street and Landing Blvd. Development consists of Walmart Neighborhood Center, a fast food restaurant, and a retail center. Development meets all applicable code requirements including setbacks, height, use and landscaping.

 

A discussion was held on the proposed green space.

Kris Carpenter addressed the commission regarding the green space.

 

A discussion was held on drainage.

Brian Craig addressed the commission regarding drainage at the location.

 

A discussion was held on lighting.

Kris Carpenter addressed the commission regarding the requirements for the lighting.

 

A discussion was held on traffic, and the possibility of adding another lane if the gas station is repositioned and if the lanes are going to be large enough for the occasional tractor trailers and other larger vehicles.

Kris Carpenter addressed the commission regarding the traffic and studies done for the larger vehicles.

 

Nick Alvidi, developer for the property, addressed the commission.  He hired a large engineering firm to do a drainage study, and it was found that they did not need detention.  Also the MUD that he is in was designed to not need detention, but went along with the study because that is what the City expected them to do.  They submitted all the results to the City Engineering Department, and all of the studies were approved.

 

Brian Craig also informed the commission that the engineering company that the developer used is the same one the City of League City used for its large drainage survey.

 

Hank Dugie motioned to approve Master Development Plan for the Shoppes at Landing.

Doug Turner seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

VI.             Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.                Consider and take action on a Replat – Marketplace at 96 North, being a replat of a portion of Unrestricted Reserve “B” and the remainder of Unrestricted Reserve “A”, Brittany Bay Park, Section I, approximately 19.09 acres in size, and generally located at the northeast intersection of League City Parkway and Hobbs Road.

 

Ryan Granata presented for the City of League City. The plat is three commercial lots, part of the Marketplace at 96 PUD. The subject plat relies on the forthcoming south plat for drainage. No vertical building permits will be issued until all infrastructure to serve the subject plat has been installed.

 

Brian Craig presented for the City’s Engineering Department regarding the drain flow for the site.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:46 PM.

There were no speakers for the public hearing.

The public hearing was closed at 6:46 PM.

 

Ron Wicker motioned to approve Replat – Marketplace at 96 North.

Shane Hamilton seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

B.                 Hold a public hearing and take action on an amendment to Chapter 90 of the Code of Ordinances, related to the regulation of Wind Flags and Electronic Message Centers (aka LED signs).

 

Ryan Granata presented for the City of League City. Staff has received many complaints regarding these two types of signage.  Complaints include wind flags often fall into a state of disrepair, falling down and being torn by the wind and the electronic message centers have a brightness issue, especially at night and have disruptive use of flashing and/or moving messages.

 

A discussion was held regarding the reasonableness of the signage requirements, especially in regards to the limitations on the electronic message centers.

 

Ryan Granata addressed the commission regarding the timeline:

The first public hearing is tonight.

If it is recommended to go forward, it would:

go to City Council on April 28, 2015.

go to City Council for final consideration on May 12, 2015.

 

A discussion was held on the temporary signs allowed.

 

A discussion was held on the enforcement body, and who would enforce the new requirements.

Kris Carpenter addressed the commission regarding the code enforcement department changes and the enforcement areas.

 

The public hearing was opened at 7:03 PM.

There were no speakers for the public hearing.

The public hearing was closed at 7:03 PM.

 

A discussion was held on the time restrictions suggested for electronic message centers. Several commissioners believe that the electronic signs should be allowed to have their lights on, especially considering that they have a restriction on illumination. The commission wants to look further into this language. 

A discussion was held regarding the legal non-conforming language for signage and the requirement to bring signs into compliance within 45 days.  Commission recommends clarification of the language so it doesn’t appear to be conflicting language.

 

Shane Hamilton motioned to table Wind Flags and Electronic Message Centers (aka LED signs) pending revisions that address the commissions concerns.  

Marc Edelman seconded the motion to table pending revisions.

Motion passed 7-0-0.

 

VII.          Staff Comments

Staff has no comments for the commission.

 

VIII.       Adjournment

Eric Froeschner commented that the electronic agendas are still problematic for some commissioners, and would like staff to look into that further.

 

Eric Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 7:16 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 17th DAY OF APRIL 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: ___________________