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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

December 21, 2015

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     December 7, 2015

 

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on an Amended Plat ? Second Amending Plat of Red River Barbeque, generally located south of East Main Street (FM 518), east of Texas Avenue, and west of Robinsons Gully.

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Master / Site Development Plan ? Mattress Firm, generally located north of located north East Main Street (FM 518), west of Texas Avenue and east of Alabama Avenue with the approximate address of 1820 East Main Street.

 

IV.              Public Hearing

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on a Special Use Permit, SUP15-05 ? Dow Hydrocarbons & Resources Pipeline, to allow for the construction of an underground pipeline on properties zoned ?OS? (Open Space), ?CG? (General Commercial) and ?RSF-10? (Residential Single Family with a Minimum Lot Size of 10,000 square feet), being located in the Centerpoint corridor, generally north and south of League City Parkway, south to the existing city limits of League City, north of FM 646, west of SH 146.

 

B.     Hold a public hearing and take action on a Special Use Permit, SUP15-09 ? Vanderford Air, to allow for a Warehousing and Storage (with Indoor Storage) use on approximately 1.5 acres on property zoned ?CO? (Office Commercial), legally described as Lots 1 thru 5 and 7 thru 11, Block 165 of Moore?s Addition, generally located south of FM 646, north of 17th Street, east of Delaware Avenue and west of Avenue F, with the approximate address being 201 West FM 646

 

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 18th DAY OF DECEMBER 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.

 

 

 

___________________________________

Ryan Granata, AICP

Planning Manager

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Monday, December 21, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 W WALKER ST.

 

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

Douglas Turner opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

 

Members Present:

Members Absent:

Doug Turner, Chair

Gary Walding

Ron Wicker

 

William Arnold

 

Richard McCullough

 

Nghiem Doan, Ex Officio, City Attorney

 

Earl Smith, Ex Officio, City Engineer

 

 

Planning Staff:

 

Richard Werbiskis, Assistant Director of Planning & Development

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     December 7, 2015

 

Mr. Arnold made a motion to approve the December 7, 2015 minutes.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 4-0-0.

 

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on an Amended Plat ? Second Amending Plat of Red River Barbeque, generally located south of East Main Street (FM 518), east of Texas Avenue, and west of Robinsons Gully.

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City, and City staff recommended approval of the amended plat.

 

Mr. Wicker motioned to approve Amended Plat ? Second Amending Plat of Red River Barbeque.

Mr. Arnold seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 4-0-0.

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Master / Site Development Plan ? Mattress Firm, generally located north East Main Street (FM 518), west of Texas Avenue and east of Alabama Avenue with the approximate address of 1820 East Main Street.

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City, and City staff recommended approval of the master/site development plan.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if there were any protected trees on the property. Mr. Granata stated that there are 12 protected trees and four will be removed, which meets the requirement that 60 percent of the trees need to be protected on the site. Mr. Granata also commented that the City Arborist approved the site plan.

 

Mr. Arnold made a motion to approve Master / Site Development Plan ? Mattress Firm.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 4-0-0.

 

IV.              Public Hearing

C.     Hold a public hearing and take action on a Special Use Permit, SUP15-05 ? Dow Hydrocarbons & Resources Pipeline, to allow for the construction of an underground pipeline on properties zoned ?OS? (Open Space), ?CG? (General Commercial) and ?RSF-10? (Residential Single Family with a Minimum Lot Size of 10,000 square feet), being located in the Centerpoint corridor, generally north and south of League City Parkway, south to the existing city limits of League City, north of FM 646, west of SH 146.

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City, and City staff recommended approval of the SUP, with 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 building permits are issued for development of the site, 2.) The pipeline shall be constructed in conformity to the plan and profile, in terms of location, size, and depth, and the pipeline will be a 12-inch underground pipeline with a minimum depth of 4 feet below grade, 3.) The uses permitted on site will be limited to those permitted in the base zoning district and identified by the Special Use Permit which are for the construction of an underground pipeline, and 4.) The issuance of a pipeline permit by the Building Department shall be required prior to the commencement of construction of the pipeline.

 

Mr. Wicker asked how close the pipeline would be to the nearest residential, and if any resident had responded to the notification. Mr. Granata stated that the applicant mailed out letters twice to the surrounding residents, and there have been no complaints.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if there are setback requirements for residential properties near pipelines. Mr. Granata stated no.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if the City was going to work on creating safety controls for setbacks on pipeline easements. Mr. Granata stated that work was done on the Oil and Gas Ordinance; however, due to actions taken by the City Council, work on the ordinance has not proceeded. Mr. Granata commented that the work on the ordinance did not include pipelines.

 

Mr. Wicker asked for the purpose of the offset that is not within the easement. Mr. Granata stated that was the City Limit line.

 

Mr. Wicker asked the applicant what other City?s had approved the pipeline. Chico Negual, Wood Group Mustang, representing Dow Hydrocarbons and Resources, LLC, stated they received a pipeline permit from Kemah and Mont Belvieu, they are on the agenda to receive a permit from Baytown, Seabrook and La Porte in January, and are working with Texas City, and other cities to get the permits together.

 

Mr. Wicker asked what the working pressures are on the line. Jeff Hooks, Construction Manager with DOW, stated that the Maximum Operating Pressure (MOP) would be 2160, and be somewhere in the 1700 to 1800 pound range.

 

Mr. Arnold asked what kind of pipeline was being built and pressure. Mr. Hooks stated that the pipeline was a Design Factor, has a .5 safety factor, is good for 4300 pounds, and would be operating at 50 percent of its maximum pressure capability.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:19 P.M.

The public hearing was closed at 6:20 P.M.

 

Mr. Arnold made a motion to approve the Special Use Permit, SUP15-05 ? Dow Hydrocarbons & Resources Pipeline, with the conditions recommended by City staff.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 4-0-0.

 

D.     Hold a public hearing and take action on a Special Use Permit, SUP15-09 ? Vanderford Air, to allow for a Warehousing and Storage (with Indoor Storage) use on approximately 1.5 acres on property zoned ?CO? (Office Commercial), legally described as Lots 1 thru 5 and 7 thru 11, Block 165 of Moore?s Addition, generally located south of FM 646, north of 17th Street, east of Delaware Avenue and west of Avenue F, with the approximate address being 201 West FM 646

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City, and City staff recommended approval of the SUP, with the following conditions: 1.) 100 percent masonry along FM 646, 2.) 45percent  masonry on other elevations, 3.) No loading areas or service doors along FM 646, and 4.) Sign shall comply with the Sign Exhibit.

 

Mr. Turner asked what would be stored at the location. Mr. Granata stated that material used by  Vanderford Air and their contractors would be stored there within units.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if it was just storage for the business itself and not storage rentals. Mr. Granata stated that was correct.

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development commented that the original business began in the City and has out-grown their current location and they chose this location to expand their business onto, unaware of the zoning issue; however, they and their contractors have worked with City staff to change the design of the building in exchange for the possibility to get the zoning approval they need.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:29 P.M.

The public hearing was closed at 6:30 P.M.

 

Mr. Wicker made a motion to approve Special Use Permit, SUP15-09 ? Vanderford Air, with the conditions recommended by City staff.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 4-0-0.  

 

V.                 Staff Comments

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City, and commented that the first meeting of 2016, January 4th, will be to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair, and they do not anticipate to have a new member by January 4th , but possibly sometime in early January .

 

Mr. Wicker stated that he was appointed for a two years and his appointment ends at the end of the month, and that although he applied for reappointment, he has not had a response.

 

VI.              Adjournment

Douglas Turner adjourned the meeting at 6:33 P.M.

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 18th DAY OF DECEMBER 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.

 

 

_____________________________              ______________________________

Ryan Granata, AICP                                     Doug Turner

Planning Manager                                          Chairman