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MinutesMINUTES Planning & Zoning Commission CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS September 7, 1995 7:00 P.M. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Acting Chairman Lane and Commissioners Lightfoot, Gribou, Smith, Hall and Garner. COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: Chairman Hawthorne. STAFF PRESENT: Assistant City Engineer Morgan, Senior Planner Kuenzel, Staff Planner Dunn, Planning Technician Thomas, Graduate Civil Engineer Homeyer, Development Coordinator Volk ' and City Planner Kee. (Council Liaison Crouch was in the audience.) AGENDA ITEM NO. 1: The Consent Agenda consists of non-controversial or '°housekeeping" items required by law. Items may be removed from the Consent Agenda by any citizen, City staff member, or Commissioner by making such a request prior to a=~nption and vote on the Consent Agenda. (l. l) Approval of minutes from the meeting of August 17, 1995. (1.2) Consideration of an amending plat of the College Station Business Center. ~~~ (95-231) ~._ (1.3) Consideration of a final plat of the Parkway View Addition. (95-232) 9/' (1.4) Consideration of an amending plat for the Post Oak Forest Subdivision, lots 7, 8 and 9 of block B. (95-234) Consent agenda items 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 were approved unanimously by consent. (Commissioner Hall was not present during the consideration of the consent agenda.) AGENDA ITEM NO. 2: Consideration of a preliminary plat for Myrna's Cove Subdivision in the City's E.T.J. (95-311) Assistant City Engineer Morgan presented the staff report and informed the Commission that the City's Comprehensive Plan and zoning regulations do not apply in the E.T.J. The preliminary plat is in compliance with the subdivision regulations and staff recommended approval of the preliminary plat with the inclusion of a note which states that the owner of lot 6 is responsible for providing a 20' gravel driving surface from Hunters Creek road to lot 6 for access. STAFF PRC REPORT Parkway View Case #95-232 Staff determined that PRC was not required for this final plat with the following conditions: The reserve tract be excluded from this plat; OR, _ The necessary right-of-way within the reserve tract (Southwest Parkway and Woodway Drive) be dedicated with this final plat. I talked to Earl Havel on Friday, August 18, 1995 and he agreed to remove the reserve tract from the final plat and only plat the five duplex lots at this time. He will turn in revisions to the plat before Thursday, August 31, 1995. '' ' Agenda Item Cover Sheet ® Regular Item Consent Item Statutory item Item Submitted By: For Council Meeting Of: Director Approval: Executive Member Approval Veronica J B. Morgan, Asst.City Engineer e tember 28 19 5 -: Ends Statements /Strategic Issues:Health & Public Safety, Employment/Prosperity, Civic Pride -Managed Growth Item:Consideration of a Final Plat for Parkway View Addition, located just north of the Southwest Parkway/Woodsman intersection, consisting of 4.53 acres.(95-232) Item Summary:A preliminary plat for this property was approved by Council in August of this year. At that time, the plat was approved with the condition that a temporary turnaround be provided at the end of Southwest Parkway. The applicant has requested that he not have to build this turnaround. Staff recommends that the turnaround be provided to allow emergency services to turnaround at the end of the street. The only other alternative is to use the designated fire lanes internal to the Walden Pond complex as a turnaround. Staff is not comfortable with setting a precedent that allows the use of private property to serve the turnaround needs of an adjacent and different development. Staff would recommend that the turnaround be constructed with an asphalt surface, similar to our street standards. This recomm dation is ~~~~ due to the following reasons: ~° i ~ ~~~ `~~ ~~ ~.'`~°'i ~ ~,~ a ~~„'' ~ ~ ~ ham., v~' ~~ ~ ~~ ~~ ~~~~ ~ ~~ ~s ^ Regular Item x0 Consent Item ^ Statutory Item Item Submitted By: Veronica J.B. Morgan. Asst.City Enaineer For Council Meeting Of: September 28. 1995 Director Approval Executive Member Approval: Ends Statements /Strategic Issues:Health & Public Safety, Employment/Prosperity, Civic Pride -Managed Growth Item:Consideration of a Final Plat for Parkway View Addition, located just north of the Southwest Parkway/Woodsman intersection, consisting of 4.53 acres. (95-232) Item Summary:A preliminary plat for this property was approved by Council in August of this year. At that time, the plat was approved with the condition that a temporary turnaround be provided at the end of Southwest Parkway. The applicant has requested that he not have to build this turnaround. Staff recommends that the turnaround be provided to allow emergency services to turnaround at the end of the street. The only other alternative is to use the designated fire lanes internal to the Walden Pond complex as a turnaround. Staff is not comfortable with setting a precedent that allows the use of private property to serve the turnaround needs of an adjacent and different development.. Staff would recommend that the turnaround be constructed with an asphalt .surface, similar to our street standards. This recommendation is due to the following reasons: 1.The increased maintenance time and cost required for a gravel surface, 2. the unknown length of time before the adjacent reserve tract develops (i.e. how long will we have to maintain a gravel surface), and 3. having the public as well as emergency traffic turnaround on a substandard surface that during times of bad weather may be in poor condition. Financial Summary:N/A Staff Recommendation:Staff recommends approval of the final plat with the condition that an easement be provided for the temporary turnaround and that it be constructed to street standards. City Attorney Recommendation:N/A Council Action Desired:Approve or deny the plat. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Staff Report 3. Application 4. Copy of Plat 5. P&Z Minutes