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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

October 19, 2015

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     October 5, 2015

 

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision – Mar Bella, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 14, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of State Highway 146.

 

C.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – EDS Special Subdivision, generally located north of FM 518, south of Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) and west of Lawrence Road.

 

D.     Consider and take action on Buffer Yard Amendment, BA15-02 – Parkway Commons, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of Seacrest Boulevard.

 

IV.              Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on Special Use Permit Application, SUP15-08 (319 E Galveston Winery), to allow for alcohol sales with on premises consumption on approximately 0.26 acres on property zoned “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Lots 1-3, Block I of the Clear Creek Subdivision, generally located south of East Galveston Street and west of Clear Creek Avenue, with the address being 319 E. Galveston Street.

 

B.     Hold a public hearing and take action on Zone Change Application, Z15-17 (714 2nd Street), a request to rezone approximately 0.16 acres from “RSF-7-RNC-HC” (Residential Single Family with a Minimum Lot Size of 7,000 s.f. with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay and a Historic Conservation Overlay) to “CN-RNC-HC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay and a Historic Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 10, Block 9 of League City Townsites, generally located north of 2nd Street, west of Kansas Avenue, and east of Colorado Avenue, with the address being 714 2nd Street.

 

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 16th DAY OF OCTOBER 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, October 19, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 W WALKER ST.

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

Doug Turner opened the meeting at 6:01 PM.

 

Members Present:

Members Absent:

Doug Turner, Chair

Hank Dugie, Vice Chair arrived at 6:03 PM.

Ron Wicker

William Arnold

 

Richard McCullough

Earl Smith, Ex Officio Member, City Engineer

Nghiem Doan, Ex Officio Member, City Attorney

 

 

Planning Staff:

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning & Development

Richard Werbiskis, Assistant Director of Planning & Development

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

 

Matt Grooms, Planner

 

 

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

B.     October 05, 2015

 

Mr. Wicker made a motion to approve the minutes for October 05, 2015.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed 4-0-0.

 

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision – Mar Bella, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of State Highway 146.

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner, presented for the City of League City, and Staff recommended approval of the Master Plan revision.

Mr. Arnold asked about the market that would be interested in the property, if the revisions were made changing the lots from 80 feet to 70 feet.

 

Matt Stoops, applicant – BGE/ Kerry R. Gilbert and Associates, Inc. - stated that there was no market for 80 foot lots in League City and that the 70 foot lots are in higher demand.

 

Mr. Arnold asked if the decision was based on price or demand. Mr. Stoops responded that it was based on demand.

 

Mr. Wicker asked City staff if all the utilities would be underground and asked if cable and television would be part of the electrical easement. Mr. Stoops stated that all utilities would be placed underground, that there would be a ten foot utility easement along Isla Vista Drive, specifically for 3-phase power, and that the other utility easements would be a combination of electrical, cable, television, etc.

 

Mr. Dugie made a motion to approve Master Plan Revision for Mar Bella.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat – Mar Bella, Section 14, generally located
south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of State Highway 146.

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner, presented for the City of League City, and recommended approval.

 

Mr. Arnold made a motion to approve the Preliminary Plat for Mar Bella, Section 14.

Mr. Wicker seconded the motion.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

 

C.     Consider and take action on a Final Plat – EDS Special Subdivision, generally located north
of FM 518, south of Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) and west of Lawrence Road.

 

This item was pulled from the agenda and will be presented at the November 2, 2015 meeting.

 

D.     Consider and take action on Buffer Yard Amendment, BA15-02 – Parkway Commons, generally
located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of Seacrest Boulevard.

 

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City, and Staff recommended approval of buffer yard amendment.

 

Mr. Dugie asked if approval would be amending the ordinance or would it grant them a variance. Mr. Granata stated that they are amending the buffer yard requirements for the subject site site.

 

Mr. Dugie asked if it would be one time only, and Mr. Granata stated that it would be one time for them.

 

Mr. Wicker made a motion to approve buffer yard amendment – EDS Special Subdivision.

Mr. Arnold seconded the motion.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

 

IV.              Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on Special Use Permit Application, SUP15-08 (319 E Galveston Winery), to allow for alcohol sales with on premises consumption on approximately 0.26 acres on property zoned “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Lots 1-3, Block I of the Clear Creek Subdivision, generally located south of East Galveston Street and west of Clear Creek Avenue, with the address being 319 E. Galveston Street.

 

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City. City staff recommended the item be postponed until the November 2, 2015 meeting and recommended the following conditions with approval:

 

·         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 submitted to the City for development of the site.

·         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 use permitted by this SUP is an office/warehouse building.

·         The site shall be similar to that shown on the conceptual plan, including the internal circulation and parking layout.

·         No vehicular access shall be permitted from East Galveston Street.

·         No outdoor seating shall be permitted.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if the City’s regulation of alcohol sale is different from the State’s. Mr. Granata stated that TABC allows the City to decide, and that the requirements are set by League City ordinance.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if there are other structures, such as schools, daycares, etc. within the 300 feet. Mr. Granata stated that the requirement is 1000 feet from schools and 300 feet for daycares, and that no such establishments were within 1000 feet or 300 feet of the property. 

 

Mr. Dugie asked if the property meets all other ordinances. Mr. Granata stated that it does, and that the property also meets all zoning requirements.

 

Mr. Dugie asked if the property would be used for mainly wine tasting or as a full bar. Mr. Granata stated that it would be used primarily for wine tasting; however, there would be an event room.

 

Mr. Dugie asked for the applicant to acquire written consent from the church. Mr. Granata stated that he would inform the applicant.

 

Mr. McCullough asked if it would be possible to get a timeline from the time when the original commercial property was approved for use and the time the church acquired their property. Mr. Granata stated that staff would have a timeline for the next meeting.

 

Mr. Arnold asked if this type of establishment was appropriate, with the surrounding area being residential. Mr. Granata stated that staff will address any concerns discussed at the public hearing, and that conditions would be in place to also mitigate land use concerns.

 

Mr. Dugie asked about the other lots along Galveston. Mr. Granata stated that there was another church, which was outside the 300 feet, a law firm, a wig shop, the Amegy Bank, as well as residential.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:32 PM.

 

Nancy Logan – 423 E Saunders St– discussed concerns about traffic and parking problems that may arise due to the property, and church members who object to the property. 

 

Kathy Newell – 314 Clear Creek Ave – discussed concerns about the access road on Clear Creek Ave causing traffic and parking issues on Clear Creek Ave.

 

The public hearing was closed 6:37 PM.

 

Mr. Dugie made a motion to postpone SUP15-08 (319 E Galveston Winery) until the November 2nd meeting.

Mr. Arnold seconded the motion.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

 

B.     Hold a public hearing and take action on Zone Change Application, Z15-17 (714 2nd Street), a request to rezone approximately 0.16 acres from “RSF-7-RNC-HC” (Residential Single Family with a Minimum Lot Size of 7,000 s.f. with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay and a Historic Conservation Overlay) to “CN-RNC-HC” (Neighborhood Commercial with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay and a Historic Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lot 10, Block 9 of League City Townsites, generally located north of 2nd Street, west of Kansas Avenue, and east of Colorado Avenue, with the address being 714 2nd Street.

 

Matthew Groom, Planner, presented for the City of League City.

 

City staff recommended approval without the listed condition that a variance to the required Type-B buffer yard along the north and west of the property is granted.

 

Mr. Dugie asked the applicant for the number of years the property had been in operation as commercial.

 

Luanne Edelman, applicant – Property Manager – stated that the current owners have owned the property for 17 years and the property has been commercial for 17 years.

 

Mr. Dugie asked if the parking lot would be expanded. Ms. Edelman stated that the tenant is planning to use part of the parking at the adjacent church, which is outlined in a letter, and that parking should not be an issue because of the limited number of people that can fit in the building.

 

Mr. Arnold asked the applicant for their definition of a tea room. Ms. Edelman stated that the tenants plan to have a small amount of tables, a small commercial table, and to serve the public Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

Mr. Arnold asked about the previous commercial uses of the property. Ms. Edelman stated that based on the history she gathered it was used by an interior designer and a hair designer.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if this would be a grandfathered type use. Mr. Granata stated that it would not be.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:47 PM.

 

The public hearing was closed at 6:48 PM.

 

Mr. Arnold made a motion to approve Zone Change Application, Z15-17 (714 2nd Street), without any conditions.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

 

V.                 Staff Comments

 

VI.              Adjournment

 

Doug Turner adjourned the meeting at 6:49 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 16th DAY OF OCTOBER 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                                          Doug Turner

            City Planner                                                   Chairman