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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

April 4, 2016

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 March 21, 2016

 

III.             Public Hearings

A.                 Hold a public hearing and take action on Zone Change Application, Z15-20 (HWY 3 & Olive), a request to rezone approximately 14.32 acres from ?OS? (Open Space), and ?IL? (Limited Industrial) to ?CG? (General Commercial), legally described as a portion of Blocks 19, 49, 79, 109 and 110 and all of Blocks 20, 50, and 80 and the intervening abandoned right-of-ways of Moore?s Addition to the Town of Dickinson, generally located south of Olive Street and east of State Highway 3.

 

IV.              New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Hidden Lakes, Section 4 Ph. II, generally located south of League City Parkway, north of FM 646 and west of South Shore Boulevard. This property lies within the Hidden Lakes PUD.

 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Hidden Lakes, Section 5 Ph. II, generally located south of League City Parkway, north of FM 646 and west of South Shore Boulevard. This property lies within the Hidden Lakes PUD.

 

C.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Westwood, Section 4, generally located south of West Main Street (FM 518), north of League City Parkway and west of Maple Leaf Drive.

 

D.                 Consider and take action on a request by John Meador Jr. of 101 League City I-45/646 L.P. to amend the conditional approval of the Preliminary Plat - Pinnacle Park, Phase I.

 

E.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Pinnacle Park, Phase I, Lot 2, generally located north of Big League Dreams Parkway, west of I-45 Highway and east of 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 1st DAY OF APRIL 2016, 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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Richard Werbiskis, AICP

Assistant Director of Planning & Development

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Monday, April 04, 2016 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 6:20 PM.

 

Members Present:

Members Absent:

Doug Turner, Chair

William Arnold

Ron Wicker

Wayne Alderman

Richard McCullough

Jon Schweinle

Gary Walding

Gene Bindhammer

 

Nghiem Doan, Ex Officio, City Attorney

Christopher Sims, Assistant City Engineer

 

Planning Staff:

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 March 21, 2016

 

Mr. Wicker made a motion to approve the March 21, 2016 minutes.

Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion.

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

 

III.             Public Hearings

A.                 Hold a public hearing and take action on Zone Change Application, Z15-20 (HWY 3 & Olive), a request to rezone approximately 14.32 acres from ?OS? (Open Space), and ?IL? (Limited Industrial) to ?CG? (General Commercial), legally described as a portion of Blocks 19, 49, 79, 109 and 110 and all of Blocks 20, 50, and 80 and the intervening abandoned right-of-ways of Moore?s Addition to the Town of Dickinson, generally located south of Olive Street and east of State Highway 3.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner, presented for the City of League City, and City staff recommended approval of the Zone Change, as the plat was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission at the March 21st meeting and the use matches that recommended by the Future Land Use Plan.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if the City abandons the Right-of-way, does the Right-of-way automatically takes on the zone of the property currently there.

Mr. Linenschmidt answered no.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if the intent was to get the two blocks homogenous as one.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated yes, the applicant would like to have the whole property General Commercial.

 

Mr. Bindhammer asked if the property had been checked for hazardous material because of its previous use as a plastics plant.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that he would have to check, but it would have to be verified.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if the City requires an Environmental Impact Study to be done.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated not on a typical development.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:27 PM.

 

Terry Lera, representative for the applicant, commented that during the feasibility study of the right-of-way abandonment, the engineering department did request a Phase I and Phase II Environmental, which has been done, and will provide that to the City during for the building permit.

 

The public hearing was closed at 6:29 PM.

 

Mr. Bindhammer made a motion to approve Zone Change Application, Z15-20 (HWY 3 & Olive).

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

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

 

IV.              New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Hidden Lakes, Section 4 Ph. II, generally located south of League City Parkway, north of FM 646 and west of South Shore Boulevard. This property lies within the Hidden Lakes PUD.

 

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

 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Hidden Lakes, Section 5 Ph. II, generally located south of League City Parkway, north of FM 646 and west of South Shore Boulevard. This property lies within the Hidden Lakes PUD.

 

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

 

Mr. Walding made a motion to approve Final Plat ? Hidden Lakes, Section 4 Ph. II and Final Plat ? Hidden Lakes, Section 5 Ph. II.

Mr. Wicker seconded the motion.

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

 

C.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Westwood, Section 4, generally located south of West Main Street (FM 518), north of League City Parkway and west of Maple Leaf Drive.

 

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

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development, explained that the Municipal Management District operates like a Municipal Utility District, as it is an alternate to having a M.U.D., and operates to reimburse the developer with taxes collected from the residence within the district.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt commented that in order for a Municipal Management District to get approval they have to go into the Design Standards, with City Council approval.

 

Mr. Menzies asked if the City Council had approved a contract with the Municipal Management District.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated yes.

 

Mr. Menzies asked if that was tied with the Design Standards.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated yes.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if Municipal Management Districts were a taxing authority.

Mr. Linenschmidt answered yes.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if there needed to be a certain amount of people that have to move to the area, for the Municipal Management District to be voted on.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated yes.

 

Mr. Wicker asked if there were people living there now.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that there are people living Sections One, Phase Two, and in the central quadrant of the north side, north of League City Parkway.

 

Mr. Wicker asked how are the taxes handled, and if the residents are charged a City tax and a Municipal Management District tax.

 

Mr. Walding asked who establishes the rate.

Mr. Linenschmidt commented that he was not sure.

Nghiem Doan, City Attorney, commented that they have their own separate board that would determine the rate, and it would most likely be based on the rate necessary to pay off the debt.

 

Mr. McCullough made a motion to approve Final Plat ? Westwood Section 4.

Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion.

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

 

D.                 Consider and take action on a request by John Meador Jr. of 101 League City I-45/646 L.P. to amend the conditional approval of the Preliminary Plat - Pinnacle Park, Phase I.

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development, presented for the City of League City, and City staff recommended approval with the amendments proposed by the applicant and outlined in the staff report.

 

Mr. Walding made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat ? Pinnacle Park, Phase I, as proposed by the applicant and outlined in the staff report.

Mr. Wicker seconded the motion.

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

 

E.                 Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Pinnacle Park, Phase I, Lot 2, generally located north of Big League Dreams Parkway, west of I-45 Highway and east of Calder Road.

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development, presented for the City of League City, and City staff recommended approval of the plat.

 

Mr. Bindhammer asked where the item would go from here and what the next steps would be if it was approved.

Mr. Menzies stated that if approved the developers would be able to receive a building permit, and then there will be further development.

 

Mr. Wicker commented that he was concerned about the restricted underground utilities, and if those restrictions are being taken out.

Mr. Menzies stated that there had been an overhead power line installed contrary to City ordinance and as part of this item approval, the Planning Commission sought for the power line to be removed, which it was.

Mr. Menzies also commented that the line may have been used to give temporary power to the Cabela?s project.

 

Mr. Wicker commented that his concern was that if the note requiring underground utilities was removed, would it allow them to put in overhead utilities.

Mr. Menzies stated no because of the Subdivision Ordinance, and that specific provision was added to ensure that the overhead power line that was there would be removed.

 

Mr. McCullough made a motion to approve the Final Plat ? Pinnacle Park, Phase I, Lot 2.

Mr. Walding seconded the motion.

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

 

V.                 Staff Comments

Mr. Linenschmidt commented in regards to previous discussions about sending out the agenda on Wednesday and delivering the packages electronically on Thursday, with a paper copy provided on the commissioner?s chair for the meeting, and if the commission would permit for that to begin with the next meeting.

 

Mr. Wicker commented that he was concerned that the electronic copy would not work properly on Ipad.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that he will be ensuring that the size of the electronic file is smaller.

 

Mr. Bindhammer commented that he received the package, but did not receive an email with the plat.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that they had not sent out the electronic copies yet, and that would be for a next meeting, as a test to see if it will be feasible or not.

 

Mr. Walding commented that for the more controversial matters he prefers to take the hardcopy with him to the site to study it, and asked if the electronic copy would limit his ability to that.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that all the information that is in the paper copy will also be in the electronic copy, which includes the staff report and attachments.

 

Mr. Walding stated that he prefers to have the paper copy.

 

Mr. Menzies commented that the deliver method for the packages should remain the same until Richard Werbiskis returned.

 

VI.              Adjournment

Douglas Turner adjourned the meeting at 7:01 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 12th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2016, 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

Assistant Director of Planning & Development           Chairman, Planning & Zoning Commission