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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meeting Agenda

June 19, 2017

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.     June 5, 2017

 

III.               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.

 

IV.               New Business

A.   Consider and take action on HC17-06 (1220 Coryell Street), a deviation from the RNC (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) standards to allow for the construction of a 6-foot tall fence with a 6-inch rot board with no transparency on City property within the RNC District.

 

V.                  Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.   Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council on Zone Change Application, Z17-02R (Lawrence Road), an amended request to rezone approximately 24 acres from CO (Office Commercial) to CG (General Commercial), legally described as Lots 6, 8, and a portion of Lot 10, all in Block 2 of the Jarboe Addition, generally located south of FM 2094, north of FM 518, east of South Shore Boulevard, along the west side of Lawrence Road with the addresses being from the 1100 to 1300 block of Lawrence Road in League City, Texas.

 

VI.               Other Business

A.   Hold a workshop to obtain comments from the Planning and Zoning Commission on an update to the Future Land Use Plan.

 

VII.             Staff Comments

 

VIII.          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 JUNE 2017, 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.

 

WHILE THIS IS NOT A MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF LEAGUE CITY, A QUORUM OF THE CITY COUNCIL MAY BE PRESENT IN THE AUDIENCE.  MEMBERS OF OTHER CITY BOARDS MAY ALSO BE PRESENT.

 

 

_________________________________

Frankie Legaux, AICP

Assistant Director of Planning and Development

Planning and Development


MEETING MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Monday, June 19, 2017 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

Annette Ramirez

Mike Lee

Wayne Alderman

Gene Bindhammer

Gary Walding

Jon Schweinle

 

 

City Staff:

 

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development
Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director
Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner
Korrie Becht, Senior Planner
Melinda St. Lawrence, Planning Technician
Nghien
Doan, Deputy City Attorney

Christopher Sims, Engineering

 

II.      Approval of Minutes

A.     June 5, 2017

 

Mr. Bindhammer motioned to approve the minutes as written.

Mr. Lee seconded the motion.

The Motion was passed by a vote 4-0-2

Gary Walding and Jon Schweinle abstained  from vote

 

III.   Citizen Communication

            No Citizen Communication



            IV.  New Business

  A. Consider and take action on HC17-06 (1220 Coryell Street), a deviation from the RNC (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) standards to allow for the construction of a 6-foot tall fence with a 6-inch rot board with no transparency on City property within the RNC District.

Korrie Becht, Senior Planner for the City of League City, presented the request on behalf of the City.

 

Mr. Turner asked what material would be used to build the fence.

Ms. Becht stated cedar would be used to build the fence.

 

Mr. Wei, Director of Parks and Cultural Services, gave a presentation on HC17-06 (1220 Coryell Street).

 

Mr. Schweinle asked how many events they would have before the one outdoor event and the four outdoor movies.

Mr. Wei responded they would have an event every weekend or every other weekend.

Ms. Ramirez asked if RNC requirements needed to be looked at again as opposed to continuing to grant variances or deviations.

Ms. Becht responded that until the ordinance is changed, it must be complied with.

Ms. Legaux informed it would be about a three-month process to change the ordinance.

 

Mr. Lee made a motion to approve HC17-06 (1220 Coryell Street).

Mr. Walding seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously 6-0-0.

 


V.     Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.  Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council on Zone Change Application, Z17-02R (Lawrence Road), an amended request to rezone approximately 24 acres from ?CO? (Office Commercial) to ?CG? (General Commercial), legally described as Lots 6, 8, and a portion of Lot 10, all in Block 2 of the Jarboe Addition, generally located south of FM 2094, north of FM 518, east of South Shore Boulevard, along the west side of Lawrence Road with the addresses being from the 1100 to 1300 block of Lawrence Road in League City, Texas

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner for the City of League City, presented the request on behalf of the City.

 

Mr. Bindhammer asked if a real estate company applied for the zone change.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the applicant was a local realtor in the area and was representing the owners.

 

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 6:24 p.m.

 

Mr. Brink, Citizen, stated that he was concerned about the Highway 146 expansion area being zoned General Commercial and related noise pollution.

Ms. Brink, Citizen, stated commented his concerns about what could be built on the property if the zone changed.

Mr. Shaw, Citizen, stated that the owners wanted to build a museum for their private car collection.

 

Mr. Schweinle  asked how many cars would the building facilitate.

Mr. Shaw, Citizen, stated that the building would house 80 cars, but they wanted to build a facility that could hold about 100 cars.

 

Mr. Schweinle, asked if the cars were going to be displayed.

Ms. Foster, Citizen, responded the cars would be housed for storage.

 

Ms. Ramirez asked what use would housing cars fall under.

Ms. Legaux responded warehousing and storage, specific to indoor storage.

 

Ms. Ramirez asked what the ?P? and ?SUP? meant.

Mr. Linenschmidt responded that ?P? meant permissible by right, and ?SUP? meant Special Use Permit.

request and then it would go before City Council for approval.

                                     

Ms. Ramirez asked if the property could be rezoned to allow a Special Use Permit.

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that indoor storage would be permitted within General Commercial, but a Special Use Permit could be used for the current zoning.

 

Ms. Brink, Citizen, asked what the remaining 41 acres could be used for.

Ms. Hughes, Citizen, asked what would be built on property.

Ms. Opaker, Citizen, stated that she was concerned with traffic and flooding.

Mr. Scott, Citizen, recommended a public park be built on the site.

Mr. Ward, Citizen, stated about his concerns that the cars being stored  would also will be cleaned and taken to car shows.

Ms. Hughes, Citizen, stated concerns with the access road and traffic.

 

Mr. Bindhammer asked if the contract would be for all 24 acres.

Ms. Foster, Citizen, unintelligible, answered from audience.

 

Ms. Ramirez asked if the contract was contingent on the rezoning request.

Ms. Foster, Citizen, commented that the property has been under contract for about 6 weeks, but it was contingent upon the zone change.

 

Ms. Ramirez commented that the property could use a Special Use Permit with the current zoning.

 

Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 6:56 p.m.

 

Mr. Walding made a motion to approve the zoning change Z17-02R, Lawrence Road.

Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion.

 

The motion was failed by a vote of 2-4-0.

 


VI.      Other Business

A.     Hold a workshop to obtain comments from the Planning and Zoning Commission on an update to the Future Land Use Plan.

Mr. Menzies, Director of Planning and Development gave a presentation on behalf of the City of League City.

 

Shad Comeaux and Alexis Garcia from Freese and Nichols gave a presentation on the Future Land Use Plan.

 

VII.    Staff Comments

 Ms. Legaux informed there would be a town hall meeting in the Civic Center on June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and on Monday, June 26, there would be a joint public hearing and work session with City Council, held at the Civic Center.



VIII.    Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 7:26 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 19TH DAY OF JUNE, 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.