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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

January 4, 2016

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for Calendar Year 2016

 

III.             Approval of Minutes

A.                 December 21, 2015

 

IV.              New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Master Plan Amendment ? Tuscan Lakes Master Plan Revision No. 19, generally located north of FM 646, north and south of League City Parkway (SH 96), east of FM 270, and west of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Tuscan Lakes, SF 50-6 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

 

C.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Tuscan Lakes, SF 55-3/60-3 SE, generally located north of FM 646, south of La Spezia Lane.

 

D.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Tuscan Lakes, SF 55-2/60-2 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of FM 270.

 

E.                 Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment ? Dominion Church, generally located north of Bay Colony Meadows West, Section 2 and east of Calder Road, with an address of 6400 Calder Road.

 

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 31st 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.

 

 

 

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Ryan Granata, AICP

Planning Manager

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Monday, January 04, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBER

200 W WALKER ST.

 

 

VII.           Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

Douglas Turner opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

 

Members Present:

Members Absent:

Doug Turner, Chair

 

Ron Wicker

 

William Arnold

 

Richard McCullough

Gary Walding

 

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 & Development

 

VIII.        Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for Calendar Year 2016

Mr. Wicker made a motion to appoint Douglas Turner as Chair.

Mr. Arnold seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

 

Mr. Wicker made a motion to appoint William Arnold as Vice Chair.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

 

IX.              Approval of Minutes

A.                 December 21, 2015

 

Mr. McCullough made a motion to approve the December 21, 2015 minutes with modification.

Mr. Arnold seconded the motion.

The motion passed by a vote of 4-0-1.

 

X.                 New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Master Plan Amendment ? Tuscan Lakes Master Plan Revision No. 19, generally located north of FM 646, north and south of League City Parkway (SH 96), east of FM 270, and west of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

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

 

Mr. Arnold made a motion to approve Tuscan Lakes Master Plan Revision No. 19.

Mr. Walding seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Tuscan Lakes, SF 50-6 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and west of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

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

 

C.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Tuscan Lakes, SF 55-3/60-3 SE, generally located north of FM 646, south of La Spezia Lane.

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

 

D.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary Plat ? Tuscan Lakes, SF 55-2/60-2 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of FM 270.

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

 

Mr. Menzies asked if the dirt near F.M. 646 was for detention.

Matthew Stoops, applicant, stated yes, it was a detention area.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if Staff was recommending approval with conditions.

Mr. Granata stated yes and that the conditions are for 55-2 & 60-2 have secondary access.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if 55-3/60-3 and 55-2/60-2 all had conditions.

Mr. Granata stated yes, so that both plats have secondary access.

 

Mr. Turner asked if the Development Review Committee met for 50-6 SE on December 31st.

Mr. Granata stated that the Development Review Committee gave its approval on December 31st.

 

Mr. Arnold asked why there were no park fees.

Mr. Granata stated that when Tuscan Lakes was approved it was agreed that the land Hometown Heroes Park is located on was provided to the City, and would serve as the park dedication and park fees for all of the Tuscan Lakes developments.

 

Mr. Arnold asked for the size of the land.

Mr. Stoops stated that at the time the original Tuscan Lakes PUD was approved, land could be given in lieu of paying a park fee, and they dedicated a total of 28.7 acres.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if all the parks donated in lieu of park fees behind gates. Mr. Granata stated he did not believe so, and the new ordinance has gotten rid of the allowance of park dedication in lieu of paying park fees.

 

Mr. Wicker asked the City Attorney if an area is dedicated as park land to the City, does that require them to be public parks.

Mr. Doan stated that he was not aware of such requirement, but that all land that is going to be dedicated is subject to review.

 

Mr. Wicker asked is the City maintained dedicated park land.

Mr. Werbiskis stated that under the current ordinance, dedicated park land is to maintained by the Home Owners Association, but Tuscan Lakes pre-dates that.

 

Mr. Wicker commented that the land dedicated per lot should be available to all the citizens.

Mr. Werbiskis stated that Hometown Heroes Park was dedicated for and available to all the residents of League City.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if the original dedication for detention also.

Mr. Stoops stated no, the detention was not part of the park land dedication.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if the lakes in Tuscan Lakes were for detention.

Mr. Stoops stated that the lakes are for detentions, but the landscaping and trails around them are maintained by the H.O.A., and there are numerous small parks, throughout the project, and two rec centers.

 

Mr. Arnold made a motion to approve preliminary plats Tuscan Lakes, SF 50-6 SE, SF 55-3/60-3 SE, and SF 55-2/60-2 SE, with the conditions recommended by City staff.

Mr. Wicker seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

 

E.                 Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment ? Dominion Church, generally located north of Bay Colony Meadows West, Section 2 and east of Calder Road, with an address of 6400 Calder Road.

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

 

Mr. Turner asked if they were moving the buffer yard further to the west.

Mr. Granata stated yes.

 

Mr. Turner asked if that was increasing them.

Mr. Granata stated yes.

 

Mr. Walding made a motion to approve BA15-03.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

 

XI.              Staff Comments

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager, presented for the City of League City, and reminded the commission that there would be no meeting January 18, 2016 because that day is a holiday.

 

XII.           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 31st 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.

 

 

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Ryan Granata, AICP                                     Doug Turner

Planning Manager                                          Chairman