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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meeting Agenda

October 2, 2017

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.     September 18, 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.               Public Hearings & Action Items

A.   Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council on proposed Land Use Assumptions in association with the Future Land Use Plan and Capital Recovery Fee updates.

 

V.                  New Business

A.     Presentation by Clark Condon and Associates on the draft of the Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan.

B.      Consider and take action on the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting dates for 2018.

 

VI.               Consent Agenda

 

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 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 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.

 

 

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Frankie Legaux, AICP

Assistant Director of Planning and Development


                                                                 MEETING MINUTES
                                                             CITY OF LEAGUE CITY
                                             PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
                                                    Monday, October 2, 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 6:06 p.m.

Members Present:                       Members Absent:
Douglas Turner, Chair                   Jon Schweinle
Gene Bindhammer                        Mike Lee
Pam Arnold

Annette Ramirez
Wayne Alderman
Gary Walding


City Staff:
Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director of Planning and Development
Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager
Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner
Korrie Becht, Senior Planner
Melinda St. Lawrence, Planning Assistant
Michelle Villarreal, Deputy City Attorney

II. Approval of Minutes
A. September 18, 2017

Ms. Ramirez made a motion to approve the September 18, 2017 minutes as presented.
Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion.


The motion passed by a vote of 4-0-2.

Gary Walding abstained from voting.
Pam Arnold abstained from voting.


Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager, informed the Commissioners a public notice was sent out for a PUD Amendment for Coastal Point (formerly Lakes of Quail Point), and the item had been pulled from the Agenda and would be rescheduled.

III. Citizen Communication
No citizen comments were provided.

IV. Public Hearings & Action Items
A. Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council on proposed Land Use Assumptions in association with the Future Land Use Plan and Capital Recovery Fee updates.
Edmund Haas, Freese and Nichols, gave a presentation on the proposed Land Use Assumptions in association with the Future Land Use Plan and Capital Recovery Fee Updates.

Mr. Alderman asked when the Grand Parkway would be built out in that section.
Mr. Haas replied it was a ten-year window, from 2017 to 2027.
Mr. Alderman stated the Grand Parkway was not in the five-year window.
Mr. Haas replied the land use assumption would be brought back to the Commission in five years for any updates.
Mr. Alderman asked if the Grand Parkway would drive growth over the ten-year period.
Mr. Haas replied IH-45, UT Medical Branch, and the Grand Parkway would all drive employment growth.
Mr. Carpenter stated a lot of developers were planning future projects on the west side of town and development was not waiting on the Grand Parkway.

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 6:31 p.m.


Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the Land Use Assumptions as presented.
The motion was approved unanimously by a vote of 6-0-0.



V. New Business
A.
Presentation by Clark Condon and Associates on the draft of the Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan.
Katie Golzarrie, Clark and Condon, gave a presentation on the draft of the Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan.

Ms. Arnold asked if there were 2,300 responses to the survey that was sent out by Clark Condon and Associates.
Ms. Golzarrie replied yes.
Ms. Arnold stated that 2,300 responses was about 2 percent of the population.

Mr. Alderman asked if the county had park plans for this area.
Ms. Golzarrie replied that League City was the major focus of the Master Plan and counties generally did not have a high priority for parks.

Mr. Alderman asked how zoning encouraged the trails and development.
Mr. Carpenter stated if the Master Plan was adopted by Council, the developer would install trails adjacent to their properties.
Ms. Golzarrie stated the developers must adhere to the current Trail Master Plan.
Mr. Alderman asked what determined the amount of parkland to be dedicated.
Mr. Carpenter stated a dedication of 1 acre per 90 residential units was required.


B.
Consider and take action on the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting dates for 2018.
Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager, informed the Commissioners of meeting dates for 2018 calendar.

Ms. Ramirez asked if League City opened back up on January 2, the day after New Year.
Mr. Carpenter replied yes.

Ms. Arnold made a motion to accept the 2018 Calendar as presented.
Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion

The motion was approved unanimously by a vote of 6-0-0
.


VI. Staff Comments
No staff comments.

VII. Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.