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00070729MINUTES Planning and Zoning Commission CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS March 15, 2001 7:00 P.M. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Commissioners Mooney, Happ, Harris, Warren, and Floyd. COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: Commissioners Williams and Horlen. COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Winnie Garner. STAFF PRESENT: Economic Development Director Kim Foutz, Staff Planners Jimmerson, Assistant City Engineer Mayo, Graduate Engineer Vennochi, Assistant City Attorney Nemcik, Senior Planner Kuenzel, Development Services Secretary Macik, and Staff Assistant Grace. Chairman Mooney called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. AGENDA ITEM NO. 1: Hear Visitors. None. AGENDA ITEM NO. 2: Public Comment for the Record. None. AGENDA ITEM NO. 3: Consent Agenda. The following items were approved by common consent. 3.1 Approved Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on February 15, 2001. 3.2 Approved the Final Plat for the Pounders Subdivision, consisting of 1 lot located on Kemp Road in the ETJ on approximately 4.02 acres. (01 -49) 3.3 Moved the Preliminary Plat for Heritage Townhomes consisting of 54 PDD -H Planned Development District - Housing lots located at 3500 Harvey Road on approximately 6.629 acres. (01 -48) P &Z Minutes March 15, 2001 Page I of 6 REGULAR AGENDA 3.3 Consideration of a Preliminary Plat for Heritage Townhomes consisting of 54 PDD -H Planned Development District - Housing lots located at 3500 Harvey Road on approximately 6.629 acres. (01 -48) This item was removed from the consent agenda during the workshop for discussion and additional information at this time. Commissioner Warren asked Graduate Engineer Vennochi about sidewalks and fencing for the area. Mr. Vennochi stated that the fence would be a rock fence that will surround the front and both sides of the townhomes. Along the back will be an iron fence with foliage and trees. Sidewalks are not on the plan and therefore not included in the report. Commissioner Happ expressed traffic safety concerns at the intersections in this area. Mike McClure, project engineer, stated that this will be a gated community, therefore sidewalks were not planned internally. The wall will be at least a 6 feet high masonry wall along the front and two sides with a wrought -iron fence along the back, allowing the residents to view the wooded area directly behind the townhomes. Regarding the traffic, the spacing is such that in the future it could be signalized making the intersection appropriate at this time. Commissioner Warren asked if the access onto Harvey Road as it is widened that there would be adequate room for the flange of that opening. We intend for that to primarily be an exit from the subdivision. Linda Lane is the entrance. It has been approved as both an ingress /egress onto Highway 30. Commissioner Mooney asked if the gate would be automated. Mr. McClure stated that it would be and we are designing it so residents would enter off of Linda Lane. Commissioner Happ stated that the 6 -foot masonry fence would restrict the view of the traffic. Mr. McClure said that the wall would be angled to allow for safe viewing. Mr. McClure stated that their concern was having two entrances and exits to the subdivision. He closed by stating that they are in compliance with all of the city's requirements. Commissioner Harris motioned for approval. Commissioner Happ seconded the motion. The motion passed 5 -0. AGENDA ITEM NO. 4: Consider request(s) for absence from meeting. None. AGENDA ITEM NO. S: Public hearing and consideration of a Conditional Use Permit and Site Plan for the City of College Station Lick Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion located at 14802 Rock Prairie Road at Lick Creek Park. (01 -27) Jessica Jimmerson presented the staff report and opened by stating that Staff recommends approval with Staff Comments #2. The applicant has submitted a revised site plan that meets all of the review comments. The expansion will occur on approximately 23 acres of land dedicated for P &Z Minutes March 15, 2001 Page 2 of 6