Zoning Board of Adjustments
building and standards commission
June 7, 2012
City Council Chambers
200 West Walker Street
Call to order and Roll call of members
Approval of Minutes
A. April 5, 2012
The Swearing in of Speakers
Public Hearings and
Action Items from Public Hearings
Hold a public hearing and take
action on ZBA12-04
(Butler Road Business Park), a variance request to the 25,000 square
foot minimum lot area requirement for parcels located within the “CM”
(Commercial Mixed Use) zoning district (Schedule 125-72.C.) on approximately
25.0 acres zoned “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Lots 1 thru
9, Block 1 and Reserves A thru E of the Brittany Business Park Subdivision,
generally located north of League City Parkway and west of Butler Road, with
the approximate address being in the 1100 to 1300 block of Butler Road.
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MARK LINENSCHMIDT, AICP
CITY OF LEAGUE CITY
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS/
BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION
THURSDAY June 7, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.
City Council Chambers
200 WEST WALKER
I. Call to order and Roll call of members
called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.
R. Christiansen, Chair
Benoit (Arrived at 6:07 p.m.)
Morrison, City Planner
Linenschmidt, Senior Planner
Approval of Minutes
April 5, 2012
Mr. Christiansen made a motion approve the minutes of April 5, 2012 as
Mr. Stephenson seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-0.
Mr. Christiansen stated
that the Board members were present at the meeting and that the two alternates
would were permitted to ask questions, but would not vote on the matters before
the Board at the meeting.
Swearing in of Witnesses
Christiansen swore in the witnesses, stating this is a quasi-judicial board,
which is being recorded and therefore anybody that speaks should be aware it is
considered testimony. Any appeal of the decision by the Board of Adjustment
must be filed with the Court of Competent Jurisdiction within 10 days of the
date of the decision rendered by this board.
Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings
Hold a public hearing and take action on ZBA12-04 (Butler Road Business
Park), a variance request to the 25,000 square foot minimum lot area
requirement for parcels located within the “CM” (Commercial Mixed Use) zoning
district (Schedule 125-72.C.) on approximately 25.0 acres zoned “CM”
(Commercial Mixed Use), legally described as Lots 1 thru 9, Block 1 and Reserves
A thru E of the Brittany Business Park Subdivision, generally located north of
League City Parkway and west of Butler Road, with the approximate address being
in the 1100 to 1300 block of Butler Road.
Linenschmidt, Senior Planner with the City, presented the staff report for this
item and reviewed all eight tests within the staff report for the Board’s consideration.
He asked that the following condition be considered should the request be
1. No lot shall be less than 12,500 square feet in size.
Board made inquiries to staff regarding the request to determine a hardship.
Kosty inquired that if the development was approved why it was not approved
Linenschmidt replied that the previous development was approved. Mr. Morrison
added that once a new plat is submitted, the new rules to the ordinance apply
and could not be approved administratively.
Scully asked if Butler Road was going to go all the way through or would
traffic enter and exit via the frontage road?
Linenschmidt replied that Butler Road would be constructed all of the way
through to League City Parkway.
Christiansen asked if there were any more questions for staff. Mr. Christiansen
then asked the applicant(s) to come up to speak to the Board and state their
Wycoff, Owner, 602 Second Street in Seabrook, Texas, stated that the original
development was for large industrial warehouses. 6 opr 7 years ago, working
around drainage, hardship about EDUs in working around, use smaller meters with
smaller lots, about proposed development saves costs from watering landscaping,
thinks very few to 12.5 but mostly 15 or 16. Density – maximum size building is
4k. setbacks would limit smaller lots to have more greenspace. Other
development, brought in other companies from out of League city.
Christiansen asked how large would a building be on a 12, 500 square foot lot.
Wycoff replied maximum 4,000 square feet with parking for a couple offices, a
bathroom and the remaining warehouse, or 3,000 square feet if the entire
building was used for office space.
Beasley asked Mr. Wycoff about the unique and specific hardship of the request
Wycoff replied that EDUs now limit the amount of development on the site, the
existing drainage easements that drain Butler Road cut across the property and
must be designed around.
Christiansen asked if there were any more questions for the applicant / Owner.
Christiansen asked for any one to speak and opened the public hearing at 6:28
Christiansen closed the public hearing at 6:28 p.m.
Christiansen then asked for a motion.
Kosty made a motion to approve ZBA12-04 (Butler Road Business Park) with
the condition that no lot shall be subdivided less than 12,500 square feet in size
and tests 1 thru 8 be voted on in the manner in which the variance passes in
Alleman seconded the motion.
was a discussion.
motion passed unanimously with a vote of 5-0-0.
Stephenson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Beasley seconded the motion.
adjourned the meeting at 6:34 p.m.
Chair, Zoning Board of
Date minutes approved: ___________________