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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meeting Agenda

April 2, 2018

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

 

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     February 19, 2018

B.      March 5, 2018

 

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 Hearing and Action Items

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on a Second Replat - Victory Lakes Commercial Section 1, Unrestricted Reserve D (PLAT-18-0060), generally located at the southern intersection of I-45 North and Town Center Drive.

B.      Hold a public hearing and take action on a Buffer Yard Variance (VA-17-0004) for a future school site addressed 6605 W. League City Parkway, generally located along the south side of W. League City Parkway, west of Maple Leaf Drive, and east of McFarland Drive.

C.     Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on an ordinance amending Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City entitled "Zoning" by amending Sections 125-42 and 125-45 to allow for the combined submittal of site development plans and building permits.

 

V.                New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a request for a deviation from the "RNC" (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) standards (HC-18-0002) to allow for the construction of an 8-foot tall fence and to deviate from the transparency requirements for fences on a residential property within the "RNC" District.

 

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 31st DAY OF MARCH 2018, 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, April 02, 2018 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 p.m.

Members Present:                                               Members Absent:

Douglas Turner, Chair                                          Pam Arnold

Edward Poole                                                        Mike Lee

Tedd Olkowski                                                    

George Turski                                                                              

Annette Ramirez

Gene Bindhammer

City Staff:

Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director of Planning and Development

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager

Brittany Hathaway, Planner

Nghiem Doan, City Attorney

Christopher Sims, Director of Engineering

II.            Approval of Minutes

  1.  February 19, 2018

Mr. Olkowski moved to approve the February 19, 2018 meeting minutes as presented.

Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion.

   The motion was passed by a vote of 6-0-0.

  1. March 5, 2018

Ms. Olkowski moved to approve the March 05, 2018 minutes as presented.

Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion.

The motion was passed by a vote of 6-0-0.

III.            Citizen Communication

No citizen comments were provided.

IV.            Public Hearing and Action Items

  1. Hold a public hearing and take action on a Second Replat – Victory Lakes Commercial 1, Unrestricted Reserve D (PLAT-18-0060), generally located at the southern Intersection of I-45 North and Town Center Drive.

Brittany Hathaway, Planner, gave a presentation on behalf of the City of League City.

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 6:03 p.m.

Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 6:03 p.m.

Mr. Bindhammer moved to approve the Second Replat - Victory Lakes Commercial 1, Unrestricted Reserve D.

Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion.

The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.


  1. Hold a public hearing and take action on a Buffer Yard Variance (VA-17-0004) for a future school site addressed 6605 W. League City Parkway, generally located along the south side of W. League City Parkway, west of Maple Leaf Drive, and east of McFarland Drive.

Brittany Hathaway, Planner, gave a presentation on behalf of the City of League City.

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 6:07 p.m.

Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 6:07 p.m.

Ms. Ramirez moved to approve the Buffer Yard Variance.

Mr. Olkowski seconded the motion.

Mr. Turski requested that compass points and street names be added to the maps.

Mr. Turski stated that the trees in the buffer zone should be spaced 15-20 feet apart.

Mr. Turski stated that the school needs provisions allowing parents to pick-up their children without causing long traffic lines that block major intersections.

Mr. Carpenter stated that within the buffer yard there would be no building, but there would be pavement, which was not usually allowed in the buffer zone area and this was why the applicant was requesting the reduction.

Mr. Doan clarified that Mr. Carpenter was saying that in order to address the concerns for adequate queuing space, the applicant was requesting a reduction in the buffer, as it would allow more room for the queuing space to be built on the property.

Mr. Doan indicated that there was a picture provided in the material that showed a north arrow.

Mr. Turner stated there was a north arrow located at the bottom of the page.

The motion passed by a vote of 5-1-0.

*Mr. Turski voted against the motion.


  1. Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on an ordinance amending Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City entitled “Zoning” by amending Sections 125-42 and 125-45 to allow for the combined submittal of site development plans and building permits.

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager, gave a presentation on the proposed text amendment for the City of League City.

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 6:15 p.m.

Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 6:15 p.m.

Mr. Bindhammer moved to approve an ordinance amending Chapter 125 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City entitled “Zoning”.

Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion.

The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.

V.         New Business

  1. Consider and take action on a request for a deviation from the “RNC” (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) standards (HC-18-0002) to allow for the construction of an 8-foot tall fence and to deviate from the transparency requirements for fences on a residential property within the “RNC” District.

        Brittany Hathaway, Planner, gave a presentation on behalf of the City of League City.

        Mr. Carpenter stated Staff was recommending approval of the applicant’s request.

        Mr. Poole stated that the construction of the fence was acceptable after viewing the front and back yard.

Ms. Ramirez asked if variances were going to keep coming back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval.

Mr. Carpenter replied that the Historic District standards were being revised this year, the Historic Resources Survey would be presented to the Historic Commission at the May meeting, and after which, Planning would be better equipped to form a new ordinance for the Historic District.

Ms. Ramirez asked if anyone from the Historic District requested a variance and did not receive it.

Mr. Carpenter replied after reviewing the fence application from the Building Department, Planning would notify the applicant that a deviation from the RNC standards was needed, but the Planning Department does not keep a list of citizens who need a variance.

Mr. Bindhammer asked if there were any other fences like this one in the area.

Ms. Hathaway replied that the fencing was consistent with other existing fences in the Historic District.

Mr. Poole moved to approve a deviation from the RNC Standards.

Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion.

The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.

VI.         Staff Comments

David Hoover, Director of Planning and Development, informed the Commissioners that the proposed tree ordinance amendments would be in their packets for review prior to the April 16th meeting.

VII.         Adjournment

Mr. Turned adjourned the meeting at 6:27 p.m.


_____________________________                                     ______________________________

Mrs. Frankie Legaux AICP                                                Mr. Douglas Turner

Assistant Director of Planning and Development            Chairman, Planning & Zoning Commis