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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

December 19, 2016

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                 Approval of Minutes

 

A.           December 5, 2016

 

III.              Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.           Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat Suntrac Crossroads, generally located northwest of Texas Avenue, south of Egret Bay Boulevard (FM 270), and east of Alabama Avenue, addressed 1818 East Main Street (FM 518) and 1820 East Main Street (FM 518).

B.      Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council for Special Use Permit Application, SUP16-05 (The Metropawlitan), to allow an Animal Sales and Services use to be operated on a property zoned CN (Neighborhood Commercial), legally described as J Dickinson Survey, Tract 19, generally located along the north side of West Main Street (FM 518), approximately 130 feet east of Magnolia Estates Drive, addressed 3512 West Main Street (FM 518) in League City, Texas.

 

IV.              New Business

 

A.         Consider and take action on an amendment to the 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Calendar of Meetings.

 

V.                 Citizen Communication

 

The privilege of speaking at this time is limited to the following persons: residents, persons having an ownership interest in property or a business within the City, or their attorneys.

 

A statement of no more than 3 minutes may be made. There will be no yielding of time to another person. State law prohibits members of the Planning and Zoning Commission from commenting on any statement or engaging in dialogue without an appropriate agenda item being posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act. Comments should be directed to the entire Planning and Zoning Commission, not individual members of the Planning and Zoning Commission or staff. If addressing a specific agenda item, speakers must keep their remarks specific to the item being considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Any speaker making personal attacks or using vulgar or profane language shall forfeit his/her remaining time and shall be seated.

 

VI.              Staff Comments

 

VII.            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 DECEMBER 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.

 

 

 

___________________________________

Kris Carpenter

Planning Manager

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Monday, December 19, 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 6:00 PM.

 
Members Present                                    Members Absent

Douglas Turner, Chair                              William Arnold
Richard McCullough                                Gary Walding
Gene Bindhammer
Wayne Alderman
Jon Schweinle

II.                 Approval of Minutes

A.     December 5, 2016

 

Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the December 5, 2016 minutes.

Mr. McCullough seconded the motion.

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

 

 

III.              Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat Suntrac Crossroads, generally located northwest of Texas Avenue, south of Egret Bay Boulevard (FM 270), and east of Alabama Avenue, addressed 1818 East Main Street (FM 518) and 1820 East Main Street (FM 518).

Brittany Hathaway, Planning Assistant for the City of League City, presented for the City. She informed that the replat met all State and local requirements, and City staff recommended approval.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:02 p.m.

With no comments received, the public hearing was closed at 6:03 p.m.

 

Mr. Bindhamnmner made a motion to approve the Replat Suntrac Crossroads, generally located northwest of Texas Avenue, south of Egret Bay Boulevard (FM 270), and east of Alabama Avenue, addressed 1818 East Main Street (FM 518) and 1820 East Main Street (FM 518).

Mr. Alderman seconded the motion

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


B.      Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council for Special Use Permit Application, SUP16-05 (The Metropawlitan), to allow an Animal Sales and Services use to be operated on a property zoned CN (Neighborhood Commercial), legally described as J Dickinson Survey, Tract 19, generally located along the north side of West Main Street (FM 518), approximately 130 feet east of Magnolia Estates Drive, addressed 3512 West Main Street (FM 518) in League City, Texas.

Korrie Becht, Senior Planner for the City of League City, presented for the City, and City staff recommended approval.

 

Mr. Bindhammer asked if dogs would be outside at night.

Ms. Becht replied there would be dogs boarded inside, however they would not be kept outside during nighttime hours.

Mr. Bindhammer wished to clarify that no surrounding property owners spoke against the proposed special use permit.

Ms. Becht confirmed that no homeowners expressed opposition.

 

Mr. McCullough asked how long ago the previous grooming business was in operation.

Ms. Becht replied that according to records it was more than 6 months but less than 12 months, however it was difficult to determine the exact time of operation.

 

The public hearing was opened at 6:14 p.m.

 

Stephanie Winegar, applicant, introduced herself and answered the boarding inquiry. She stated that dogs would be boarded with a let out in the early morning at approximately 5:30 a.m., and again in the late evening. She included that they would start with approximately 20 kennels.

 

Mr. Bindhammer asked if there would be barking at the early let out at 5:30 a.m.

Ms. Winegar stated they would limit the number of dogs being let out at a time in order to mitigate noise and maintain control by handlers.

Mr. Bindhammer asked if the dogs accepted for boarding would be compatible with other dogs.

Ms. Winegar replied there would be a compatibility test upon accepting dogs for boarding.

 

Mr. Schweinle asked what the applicant planned to do with the pet waste.

Ms. Winegar replied they planned to utilize an AstroTurf surface which would allow them to remove solid waste and wash off, sanitize, and vacuum any liquid waste. She clarified that solid waste would be removed with regular trash pick-up.

 

The public hearing was closed at 6:18 p.m.

 

Mr. McCullough made a motion to approve the Special Use Permit Application, SUP16-05 (The Metropawlitan), to allow an Animal Sales and Services use to be operated on a property zoned ?CN? (Neighborhood Commercial), legally described as J Dickinson Survey, Tract 19, generally located along the north side of West Main Street (FM 518), approximately 130 feet east of Magnolia Estates Drive, addressed 3512 West Main Street (FM 518) in League City, Texas, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The SUP shall expire after a period of 12 months beginning upon the date of adoption of the SUP if no formal application is submitted to the City for development of the site.
  2. The uses permitted on the site shall be limited to those permitted by the base zoning and identified in this SUP.
  3. The only use permitted by this SUP is Animal Sales and Services use, as defined in the Zoning Ordinance.
  4. The site layout shall be similar to that which is displayed on the site plan (Exhibit A). This includes the parking requirements, landscaping, fencing, and elevations.
  5. Exterior elevations shall be constructed as shown on the elevation drawing (Exhibit B). Approximately the bottom three feet of the primary structure, along with the columns along the front and side elevations, shall be constructed of masonry. Masonry is defined as brick, stone, decorative concrete masonry unit, or other materials of equal characteristics laid up unit upon unit set and bonded to one another in mortar.
  6. Landscaping:
    1. Screening: Provide 1 shade tree for every 30? of linear street frontage (excluding driveways) and a continuous hedge of shrubs along West Main Street.
    2. Buffering:  Provide 4 canopy trees and 4 ornamental trees per 100 linear feet of property line and a continuous hedge of shrubs where adjacent to residential zoning district.
  7. Noise mitigation:
    1. Provide an 8? tall fencing along the rear property line.
  8. Lighting:
    1. All lighting shall be full cutoff.
    2. Lighting shall not be more than 0.2 foot-candles at any property line.
    3. Lighting shall be hooded or shielded so as to be directed away from the adjacent single-family residences.
    4. Rear lighting shall extinguish after business hours, except for motion sensor lighting.
  9. Signage:
    1. Any freestanding signage to be utilized on-site shall be a monument sign, a maximum of 10 feet in height, and constructed of masonry material similar to the masonry used on the primary structure.
  10. The RPZ backflow prevention device shall be improved to current minimum requirements.
  11. Separator/hair traps shall be installed at every wash station. All drains shall tie into the pretreatment system (sewer system).
  12. A Certificate of Occupancy shall not be issued until all development related conditions have been met.

Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion

Mr. Alderman stated his only concern was noise, and said as no opposition was received, his concern was assuaged.

Ms. Becht informed that the city arborist was researching dense tree possibilities in order to further mitigate noise.

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

 

IV.              New Business

A.     Consider and take action on an amendment to the 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Calendar of Meetings.

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager for the City of League City, presented for the City, and City staff recommended approval.

 

Mr. Schweinle asked if the 9th or 23rd of January were options for alternative meeting dates.

Mr. Menzies replied that staff scheduled the meetings as proposed in an effort to coordinate availability for City Council meetings.

 

Mr. McCullough said it was his last meeting and offered to postpone the item to the next meeting in order to allow input from a new Commissioner.

Mr. Carpenter replied that the next meeting proposed would be January 3rd, of which was on the table for approval. He continued that if approval was granted he would confirm quorum ahead of time to ensure the meeting as scheduled could be attended.

 

Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the revised 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Calendar of Meetings.

Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion

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

 

V.                 Citizen Communication

No citizen comments made.


VI.              Staff Comments

Frankie Legaux informed the commission of TX DOT updates on current and future projects with provided safety reminders.

VII.           
Adjournment

Douglas Turner adjourned the meeting at 6:26 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 DECEMBER 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.

 

 

 

_____________________________                                 ______________________________

Kris Carpenter                                                                Douglas Turner

Planning Manager                                                         Chairman, Planning & Zoning Commission