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Agenda May 8, 2008 Regular Agenda Item 2 Longmire Drive Comprehensive Plan Amendment To: Glenn Brown, City Manager From: Bob Cowell, AICP, Director of Planning & Development Services Agenda Caption: Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on an ordinance amending the Land Use Plan element of the Comprehensive Plan Single-Family Residential Medium Density to Office for 14.15 acres located at 3690 & 3695 Longmire Drive, and more generally located along both the east and west sides of Longmire Drive, south of the intersection of Longmire Drive and Bridle Gate Drive. Recommendation(s): The Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-1 to recommend approval at their April 17th meeting. Based on the designation of the surrounding properties on the Land Use Plan and the existing pattern of development, both being primarily single- family, staff recommended denial of the applicant's proposal. Summary: 1. Changed or changing conditions in the subject area or the City: Since the development of the Comprehensive Plan, the area has experienced development of primarily single-family residential subdivisions, including Bridle Gate Estates and the Dove Crossing Subdivision, as was anticipated by the Comprehensive Plan. In 2004, Longmire Drive was extended through this area, dividing the property and creating the street frontage for the two tracts. While Longmire had not been constructed at the time that the property was designated as Single-Family Medium Density on the Land Use Plan, it was depicted on the Thoroughfare Plan and was presumably considered when the Land Use Plan was developed. 2. Compatibility with the remainder of the Comprehensive Plan: Like the subject property, the surrounding area is designated as Single-Family Medium Density on the Land Use Plan. Staff feels that non-residential development of this scale will be incompatible with the future Land Use Plan for the surrounding area. The Comprehensive Plan states that Office uses are generally dependent on good access to local arterials. While Longmire Drive connects to arterials in the larger system, it is designated as a major collector on the Thoroughfare Plan. A non-residential use, such as Office, may be appropriate on the tract that lies east of Longmire Drive because of its size, limited depth, and adjacency to commercial development. Office development may also be appropriate on a portion of the tract that lies to the west of Longmire Drive, but, at this point, staff is uncomfortable making a specific recommendation based on a piecemealed approach in this area with a lack of changed conditions (based on what the Comprehensive Plan anticipated). There are several undeveloped tracts in close proximity to the subject property that would need to be included in a larger study with an opportunity for public input and participation. This will be accomplished with the update of the Comprehensive Plan that is currently underway. Budget & Financial Summary: N/A Attachments: 89 1. Item Background 2. Draft Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes, April 17, 2008 3. Ordinance 90 Background Information NOTIFICATIONS Advertised Commission Hearing Date: April 17, 2008 Advertised Council Hearing Dates: May 8, 2008 The following neighborhood organizations that are registered with the City of College Station's Neighborhood Services have received a courtesy letter of notification of this public hearing: Bridle Gate Estates HOA Springbrook HOA Contacts in support: None Contacts in opposition: 2 Inquiry contacts: 2 ADJACENT LAND USES Direction Comprehensive Zoning Land Use Pian Undeveloped North Single-Family A-O and R-1 property and Single- Medium Density Family (Bridle Gate Subdivision) Single-Family South Single-Family R-1 and A-O (Lakeview Estates) Medium Density and Undeveloped property Commercial East Single-Family A-O (SecurCare self- Medium Density storage) Single-Family Single-Family (Dove West R-1 Crossing Medium Density Subdivision) DEVELOPMENT HISTORY Annexation: 1983 Zoning: A-O Final Plat: Unplatted Site development: Vacant 91