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Minutes "", ~ ) ) ',,- MINUTES CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Planni,ng and Zoning Commission Meeting July 3, 1980 7:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Maher; Commissioners Gardner, Watson, Bailey, Sears, Behli,ng, Hazen; City Council Liaison Boughton MEMBERS ABSENT: None STAFF PRESENT: Director of Planning Mayo, City Engineer Ash, Planning Assistant Longley AGENDA ITEM NO.1 -- Approval of minutes - meeting of June 19, 1980. Commissioner Watson moved that the minutes be approved. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sears and approved with Commissioner Bailey abstaining and Commissioner Ha~en absent. AGENDA ITEM NO. 2 Hear visitors. Norman Beal asked if interested persons would be allowed to speak on the item concerning annexation in the Harvey Hillsides area. Chairman Maher advised that, although the public hearing had been held by the Commission, he would allow persons to speak again. AGENDA ITEM NO.3 -- A public hearing on the question of rezoning the Emerald Forest Addition Phase 2, from Agricultural/Open District A-O to Single Family Residential District R-1. The application is in the name of Haldec, Inc. Mr. Mayo explained that the rezoning would allow the second phase of the sub- division to be developed for sinlge family homes as intended. The public hearing was opened. No one spoke. The public hearing was closed. Commissioner Watson moved that the Commission recommend approval of the rezoning. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sears and approved with Commissioner Hazen absent. AGENDA ITEM No.4 -- A public hearing on the question of rezoning Lot 28; Block of the Richards Addition from Single Family Residential Distrli:ct R-1 to Admin- istrative/Professional District A-P. The application is in the name of Jeff Parker. .) ) ) " MINUTES Planning and Zoning Commission July 3, 1980 7:00 P.M. Page 2 Mr. Mayo explained that the proposed rezoning involeved a lot which was nearly surrounded by existing single family homes. He added that the tract was located in a Community Development Neighborhood in which the City had spent over $80,000 in federal funds making improvements which would maintain the single family character of the area. He advised that the construction of an office building on this site would deter from this neighborhood character. The public hearing was opened. Mr. Curly Green, 105 Sterl ing, spoke in opposition to the:,~rezoning. He stated that he represented the area residents and that they would be opposed to any development on the lot in question other than residential'. Mr. Sam Ford spoke in opposition to the requested rezoning. The public hearing was closed. Commissioner Gardner stated that the tract was in a small, localized area which needed the prqtection that zoning could provide. Commissioner Gardner moved that the Commission recommend denial of the rezoning. The motiori was seconded by Commissioner Bailey and approved with Commissioner Hazen absent. AGENDA ITEM NO. 5--A, public hearing on the question of rezoning a 0.25 acre tract generally located 350 feet east of Texas Avenue and 400 feet north of BrentwoodDrive from Apartment Building District R-4 to General Commercial o i s t r i c t C - 1 . The a p p Ii cat i on. i sin t he name of Mr. L . J .. K irk pat r i c k , Sr. Mr. Mayo explained that this was a small tract which had been left out of pre- vious rezoning. He pointed out that the tract was far too small for apartment development, and that the C-1 rezoning would be logical. The public hearing was opened. Mr. Gerald Farrar stated that he was representing Mr. Kirkpatrick and explained why the small tract had remained zoned R-4. He said that he was trying to put five tracts of land together for development by a large variety type store. The public hearing was closed. Commissioner Watson moved that the Commission recommend approval of the rezoning. The motion was seconded by Commiss.ioner Sears and approved with Commissioner Hazen absent. AGENDA ITEM NO.6 -- A public hearing on the question of rezoning a 1.64 acre tract generally located 900 feet east of Texas Avenue and 400 feet north of Brentwood Drive from Apartment Building Distri'ct R-4 to General Commercial District C-1. The application is in the name of Gerald W. Farrar. Mr. Mayo showed the location and surrounding land uses. He said that this tract was another part of the property which Mr. Farrar was trying to put together. Ie . . ~ MINUTES Regular City Council Meeting July 24, 1980 7:00 P.M. MID1BERS PRESENT: Mayor Halter, Councilmen Boughton, Dozier, Kelly, Jones Runnels, City Manager Bardell, City Engineer Ash, City Planner Mayo, Community Development Planner Kee, Assistant Planner Longley, Zoning Official Callaway, Purchasing Agent Weddle, Fire Chief Landua, Traffic Engineer Black, City Secretary Schroeder, Assistant City Manager, Finance Van Dever MEMBERS ABSENT: Councilman Ringer VISITORS PRESENT: See guest register Mayor Halter gave the oath of office to Claude Davis, Assistant City Judge. Agenda I tern No. l--Approval of minu tes'~ Councilman Kelly moved approval of the minutes. Councilman Runnels seconded the motion', which passed unanimously. Agenda Item No.2--A public hearing on the question of rezoning the Emerald Forest Addition, Phase 2, from Agricultural/Open District A-O to Single Family Residential District R-l. The application is in the name of HaIdee, In.c. City Planner Mayo presented and explained the plat. The public hearing was opened and closed when no one spoke. Agenda Item No.3--Consideration of an ordinance rezoning the above tract. Councilman Dozier moved approval of the rezoning, creating Ordinance No. 1231. Councilman Kelly seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Agenda Item No.4--A public hearing on the question of rezoning Lot 28, Block 1 of the Richards Addition from Single Family Residential District R-l to Administrative-Professional District A-P. The application is in the name of Mr. Jeff Parker. City Planner Mayo presented and explained the plat The public hearing was opened. Jack DeMuyncu spoke in favor of the rezonihg. Jeff Parker, pQtentia1 buyer of the property in question, $poke in favor of the rezoning and answered questions of the Council. Cliff Young spoke against the rezoning. The public hearing was closed. 02980 Agenda Item No. 5--Consideration of an ordinance rezoning the above tract. . . REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING July 24, 1980 7:00 P.M. page 2 Councilman Dozier moved approval of the rezoning, creating Ordinance No. l232. Councilman Boughton seconded the motion. Councilman Dozier explained that the A-P zoning would protect the single family residential units from commercial zoning in the future. After Council discussion concerning the lack of supportive presentation to theP&Z, Councilman Dozier withdrew his motion, and Councilman Boughton withdrew her second. Councilman Jones moved to return this item to the P&Z. Councilman Runnels seconded the motion, which passed by the following vote: For: Mayor Halter, Councilmen Boughton, Dozier, Runnels, Jones Against: Councilman Kelly Agenda Item No. 6--A public hearing ,on the question of rezoning a 0.25 acre tract.genera11y located '350 feet east 'of 'Texas Avenue and 400 feet north of Brentwood Drive from'Apartment'Buildi.ng'Disttict R~4 to General Commercial District C-l. The app1ication'is'in'thename'of'Mr. L.J.Kirkpatrick, Sr., City Planner Mayo presented and explained the plat. The public hearing was opened. Gerald Farrar explained that he wanted to rezone this tract the same as surrounding areas. The public hearing was closed. Agenda Item No.7--Consideration of an ordinance rezoning the above tract. Councilman Kelly moved approval of Ordinance No. 1232, rezoning the tract. Councilman Boughton seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Agenda Item No. 8--A public hearing on the question of rezoning a 1.64 acre tract generally located 900 feet east of Texas- Avenue and 400 feet north of Brentwood Drive from Apartment 'Building District R-4 to General Commercial District C-l. The application is irtthertame of Mr. Gerald Farrar. City Planner Mayo presented and explained the tract. The public hearing was opened. Gerald Farrar explained that this would cop.so1idate the area as commercial zoning for a proposed department store. He answered questions of the Council. Cliff Young~ 2307 Auburn Court spoke against the rezoning. The public hearing was closed. 02981 ~ . . . ~ MINUTES "1 CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING August 7, 1980 7:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Maher; Commissioners Bailey, Gardner, Watson, Sears; City Council Liaison Kelly. HEMBERS ABSENT: Commissioners Hazen, Behl ing. STAFF PRESENT: Director of Planning Mayo, Zoning Official Callaway, Planning Assistant Longley. AGENDA ITEM NO. 1-- Approval of minutes - meeting of July 30, 1980. Commissioner Sears moved that the minutes be approved. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Ba,iley and unanimously approved. AGENDA ITEH NO.2 -- Hear visitors. No one spoke. AGENDA ITEM NO. 3 -- Reconsideration of a request to rezone Lot 28, Block 1 of the Richards Addition from Single Family District R-1 to Administrative/Profes- sionalDistrictA-P. The application is in the name of Mr. Jeff Parker. Mr. Mayo pointed out that within 1500 feet of this property on Texas Avenue, there are 21 acres of vacant property, zoned commercial and ready for develop- ment. He suggested that with this much vacant property on which the project proposed by the appliance could now be built, it would be unwise to ..spot zone" this tract for commercial uses. Mr. Jeff Parker, applicant, stated that the future of the neighborhood in question was in commercial development; not residential. He said that his proposed project would bring in more property taxes and that it would bene~it the people in the area more than a vacant lot would. Commissioner Watson asked Mr. Parker if he had discussed the project with the res- idents of the area. Mr. Parker said that he had not done this. Commissioner Watson suggested that the item be tabled so that Mr. Parker could meet with the area residents. Commissioner Gardner asked Mr. Parker to explain his proposed development. Mr. Parker said that he would build an office building which would have its park- ing located underneath a two story building. He added that berms would be built around the parking level so that the structure would have the appearance of a single story building. He said that the building would offer about 5,000 squ~re feet of lease space. , . MINUTES Planning and Zoning Commission August 7, 1980 7:00 P.M. Page 2 Commissioner Gardner sU9gestedthat the necessity of placing the parking ~nder the building indicated that the lot was too small for the intended use and that this should be considered in the zoning. He added that the Commission should not base their,decisions on whether or not the project would be a tax producer. He pointed out that, if the facility were needed, it will be built somewhere else, if not on this tract. He pointed out that the other three lots in this addition facing Texas Avenue had established single family homes on them and asked the Commission what was wrong with a vacant lot on Texas Avenue. Mr. Parker suggest~dthat as long as the property remained R-1, it would stay vacant. Commissioner Watson stated that the vacant lot was unattractive and that he would like to see the lot used in some way. He said, however, he did not want to see the lot developed in a way that would be unsuitable to the area and its residents and he suggested again that the request be tabled so that the appl icant could meet with the residents. Mr. Curly Green, Richards Street, spoke in opposition to the request. He said that the residents were opposed to any commercial use of the lot. He said th~t there were plenty of other places where the development could be built. I' \ . . Commissioner Watson asked Mr. Green if the area residents would be willing to talk to Mr. Parker about the project. Mr. Green said that they would. . Mr. Jack DeMuynck stated that he was representing the owner of the lot and was speaking in favor of the rezoning. He pointed out that there were only 19 single family houses on Texas Avenue and that all but two of these were more than 20 years old. He said that the project would increase the taxes paid 100 times. He said that he understood the residents concerns, but that the would be better off with the proposed project than with a vacant lot. . ~ Commissioner Watson moved that the item be tabled to allow Mr. Parker to meet with the area residents. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sears. Commissioner Gardner said that there was no reason to table the request. He said that the area residents should not be penalized because no one had chosen to build a house on the lot in question. He urged the Commission to reaffirm their action to recommend denial. The motion to' table failed by the following vote: For: Commissioners Watson, Sears Against: Chariman Maher, Commissioners Bailey, Gardner. Commissioner Gardner moved that the Commission reaffirm their recommendation of denial. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bailey and was approved by the folllowing vote: , . . . ~ MINUTES Planning and Zoning Commission August 7, 1980 7:00 P.M. Page 3 For: Chairman Maher; Commissioners Bailey, Gardner Against: Commissioners Watson, Sears Commissioner Sears stated that he felt the applicant should be given a chance to talk with the residents. Chairman Maher pointed out that the applicant had had over a month to meet with the residents while the :application process was going on. Councilman Kelly stated that the Council felt that they did not have enough infor- mation to make a decission since Mr. Parker had not made a presentation at the Commission meeting. He also said that the Council had,~asked Mr. Parker if he had met with the residents and that he had indicated that he had not done so. Commissioner Bailey pointed out that, if the applicant and the residents could reach and agreement before the Council considered the request, the Council could pass the rezoning over the recommendation of the Commission. AGENDA ITEM NO.4 -- A public hearing on the questi'on of rezoning the following two tracts: TRACT ONE: -- 26.81 acres located west of Pedernales Drive, 2000 feet south of F.M. 2818 from,A-O to Apartment Building District R-5. TRACT TWO: -- 19.22 acres located west ofPedernales Drive and south of and adj- acent to Tract On~ from A-O to Duplex District R-2. The application is in the name of Southwood Valley, Inc. Mr. Mayo pointed out the locations of the tracts in question. He said that the plat of the property had been approved by the Commission at the July 30 meeting and he recommended approval of the request. Mr. W.D. Fitch stated that the economic situation had caused a demand for more four-plex and duplex lots. He stated that the request for rezoning the single family section of the development from A-O to R-l had been om,iitted by him and would be sent to the Commission as soon as possible. Mr. Fitch added that he would build a screen fence between the single family lots and the duplex lots, even though this was not required by ordinance. The public hearing was closed. Commissioner Sears moved that the Commission recommend approval of the rezoning. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Watson and unanimously approved. AGENDA ITEM NO.5 -- A public hearing on the question of rezoning a 106,007 square foot tract located at the north end of Meadowland Street from General Commercial District C-l and Apartment District R-6 to Apartment District R-5. The application is in the name of Home Finder Realty, Joe R. Fulton, Agent. Mr. Mayo showed the location of the tract and explained the proposed four-plex project to be located there. He stated that the applicants had worked closely with the staff to solve problems on the tract and he recommended approval. ;I . . i. ~ MINUTES Regular City Council Meeting August 14, 1980 7:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Pro-Tern Ringer, Councilmen Boughton, Dozier, Kelly, Jones, Runnels, City Manager Bardell, City Planner Mayo, City Engineer Ash, Assistant City Engineer Smith, Traffic Engineer Black, City Secretary Schroeder, Purchasing Agent Weddle, Building Official Perry, Fire Marshal Davis, Community Development Planner Kee, Assistant Planner Longley, City Attorney Denton MEMBERS ABSENT: Mayor Halter VISITORS PRESENT: See guest register Agenda Item No.l--Approval of minutes. Councilman Boughton moved approval of the minutes as read. Councilman Kelly seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Agenda Item No. 2--Consent Agenda. A. Consideration of bids on: Car - fire department, ' Truck & Chassis, Rolloff'Hoist'&Containers for Landfill Dept. Post Driver MiscellaneousPipe,'& Fittings Electrical Test Equipment B. Consideration of plats: Preliminary'plat'-Notthpatk'Addition located on the north end of Meadowland 'Street preliminary plat '- Southwood,'Valley Section 14 Preliminaty'plat Fox 'Fire 'Phase 3 Preliminary plat'~'Kirkpatrick'Subdivision Prelintiti.ary plat - Southwood Valley' Section 22 Final plat'~ Vacating'andresubdividing Block 2 of the KFO addition The bids were approved by common consent of the Council. The plats were approved by common consent of the Council. Agenda Item No.3-~Reconsideration'ofa request to rezone Lot 28, Block 1; Richards Addition from Single Family 'Residential District R-1 to Administrative/ Professional District A-P.' The'applicationis'in the name of Mr. Jeff Parker. City Planner Mayo presented and explained the proposed rezoning request. Jack DeMuyncu, representing Elijah Davenport, owner of the property, spoke in favor of the rezoning. 02989 . . (e ,-,;~ ~ REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING August 14? 1980 7;00 :P~M. page 2 Curly Green, resident of the Richards Addition, spoke against the rezoning, stating that the residents had not reached an agreement with Mr. Parker. Councilman Dozier explained that the Council was concerned with possible encroachment of commercial establishments and believed that the A-P zoning would serve this area better than commercial. Sam Ford, 112 Richards, spoke against the rezoning stating that the whole neighborhood could someday become commercial. Councilman Dozier moved approval of the rezoning. Councilman Jones- seconded the motion. The Council voiced concern over a planned 3 story building for this lot. It was felt that this might not be compatible with the residences in this area. Councilman Runnels pointed out that the P&Z had turned down the request twice. The motion failed by the following vote: For: Councilmen Dozier, Jones Against: Mayor Pro-Tern Ringer, Councilmen Boughton, Kel1y,Runne1s Agenda 'ItE.nti',No,~ 4~~Colisideratic>Ii.-'.6f' bids' for' street paving proj ects on Detroit, Nevada'alid'Kyle/Puryear. City Engineer Ash presented and explained the bids. He recommended the Young Brothers Alternate A bid for $105,138.37 for Kyle Street extension. Councilman Kelly moved to accept the recommended bid. Councilman Runnels seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Bids for the other streets will be presented at a later date. Agenda IteIilNo~5"':"~Consideratio1i of'eIilergericy'ptirchase of signal for Southwest Parkway Intersection. Purchasing Agent Weddle presented the item cost for the signalization, totaling $19,874.08. Councilman Kelly moved to approve the confirmation of the purchase. Councilman Boughton seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Agenda Item No.6--Consideration'of'tabled'items. Councilman Dozier moved to take the consideration of rezoning a.2'.825 acre tract and a 3.073 acre tract from Agricultural/Open District A-O to General Commercial District C-1, in the name of Gerald Ferrar off the table. 02990 p&Z MINUTES ON CASE NO. 80-56 -- Lot 28, Block 1; Richards .R-l toA-P ( AGENDA ITEM NO. 4-- A public hearing on the question of rezoning Lot 28; Block 1 of the Richards Addition from Single F~ily Residential Distrftt R-l to Admin- istrative/Professional District A-P. The application is in the name of Jeff Parker. Mr. Mayo explained that the propos.ed rezoning involeved a lot \'/hich was nearly surrounded by existing single family homes. He added that the tract was located lna Community Development Neighborhood in which the City had spent over $80~000 inf~deral funds makin~ improvements whi~h would maintain the single family character of the area. He advised that the construction of an office building on this site would deter from this neighborhood character. The public hearing was opened. Mr. Curly Green, 105 Sterling, spoke in opposition tothe~rezoning. He stated that he represented the area residents ~nd that they would be opposed to any development on the lot in question other than residential. Mr. Sam Ford spoke in opposition to the requested rezoning. The public hearing was closed. Commissioner Gardner stated that,the tract was in a small, localized area which needed the prqtection that zoning could provIde. Commissioner G~rdner moved that the Commission recommend denial of the rezoning. 'The motion was seconde.d by Commissioner Bailey and approved with Commissioner Hazen absent. AGENDA ITEM NO.3 -- ReconsiQeration of..:~':a"tequest to rezone Lot 28, Block 1 of the Richards Addition from Single Family District R-l to Administrative/Profes- sional District A-P. The ~pplication is in the name of Mr. Jeff Parker. Mr:~ Mayo pointed out thatwJthin 1500 feet of this property on Te'xas Avenue, there ~re 21 acres of vacant property, zoned commercial and ready for develop- ment. He suggested that with this much vacant property on which the project proposed by the appliance could now be built, it would be unwise to "spot zone" this tract for commercial uses. Mr. Jeff Parker, applicant, stated that the future of the neighborhood in question was in commercial development; not residential. He said that his proposed project would,bringin more property taxes and that it would benefiit the people in the area more than a vacarit lot would. Commissioner Watson asked Mr. Parker ifhe had discussed the project with the res- idents of the area. Mr. Parker said that he had not done this. Commissioner Watson suggested that the item be tabled so that t1r. Parker could meet with the area residents. Commissioner Gardner asked Mr. Parker to explain his proposed development. Mr. Parker said that he would build an office building which would have its park- ing located underneath a two story building. He added that berms would be built around the parking level so that the structure would have the appearance of a single story building. He said that the building. would offer about 5,000 square feet of lease space. Commissioner Gardner suggested that the necessity of placing the parking ~nder the bu-ilding indicated that the lot was too small for the intended ~se and that this should be considered in the zoning. He added thai the Commission should not base their decisions on whether or not the project would be a tax producer. He pointed out that, if the facility were needed, it will be built somewhere else, if not on this tract. He pointed out that the other three lots in this addition facing Texas Avenue had established single family homes on them and asked theCommisslon what was wrong with a vacant lotan' Texas Avenue.' Mr. Parker suggested that as long as th~ property remained R-l, it would stay vacant. Commissioner Watson stated that the vacant lot was unattractive and that he would like to see the lot used in some way. He said, however, he did not want to see the lot developed in a way that would be unsuitable to the area and its residents and he suggested again that the request be tabled so that the applicant could meet with the residents. Mr. Curly Green, Richards Street, spoke in opposition to the request. He said ~ that the residents were opposed to any commercial use of the lot. He said that there were plenty of other places where the development could be built. Commissioner Watson asked Mr. Green if the area residents would be willing to talk to Mr., Parker about the project. Mr. Green said that they would.