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00070760STAFF REPORT Prepared by: Jessica Jimmerson Date: 3 -7 -01 Item: Discussion, and possible action on a Master Development Plan for the Crowley Tract consisting of 351.92 acres located near the northwest corner of the intersection of SH6 and Greens Prairie Rd. (01 -52) Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a rezoning for the Crowley Tract consisting of 351.92 acres located near the northwest corner of the intersection of SH6 and Greens Prairie Rd from A -O, Agricultural Open and C -1, General Commercial to R- 1A, Single Family Residential, R -3, Townhome, R -4, Low Density Multifamily, and C -1, General Commercial. (01 -51) Applicant: Charles Ellison Staff Recommendations: Staff recommends approval of the master development plan and the rezoning with the condition of a buffer between Tract 1A, proposed as C -1, and the existing property to the north which is currently A -O. The applicant reflects this condition on the master development plan. Item Summary: The applicant is proposing to modify the master development plan that was approved by Council in 1998. The primary changes include showing the regional detention facility and removing the proposed creek crossing of the east -west collector. Removal of the crossing was discussed extensively by City staff, the developer, his design professionals and State conservation officials. Staff does support the proposal. The property south of Greens Prairie Rd., which bounds the subject tract, is outside the City Limits. There is some residential usage in this area. West of the subject tract is the proposed SH40 and the recently approved Castlegate. Land to the north is mostly vacant, and SH6 is to the east of the subject tract. Comprehensive Plan Considerations: The proposed master development plan and rezoning are in compliance with the previously approved master plan, with the exceptions noted above. Conditions in the area have not significantly changed since the previous master development plan was approved. This plan is in compliance with the City's Comprehensive Plan. In fact, this master development plan will set aside approximately 90 acres for parkland dedication, greenway areas and a conservation easement. The conservation easement for the Navasota Lady's Tresses is approximately 38 acres out of the total. Item Background: The subject property is currently zoned A -O and C -1. Most of this area was annexed in 1995. Soon after that, the developer began discussions with the City for the Master Development Plan. The Plan was originally approved by Council in 1997 and then modified in 1998. Last year development began on the portion of the J:\PZTEXT\PZ04466.DOC Page 1 of 3 tract west of the proposed SH40, namely with the rezoning and subsequent platting of the Castlegate Subdivision. Related Advisory Board Recommendations: The Parks Board reviewed the proposal on February 13' 2001. They approved the plan in concept with four conditions. The plan may go back to the Parks Board during the master preliminary plat stage for final approval. Commission Action Options: The Commission has final authority over the regarding the master development plan are: • Approval with conditions; • Approval as submitted; • Denial; • Defer action only at applicant's request; or, • Table only at applicant's request. master development plan. The options The Commission acts as a recommending body on the question of rezoning, which will be ultimately decided by City Council. The Commission options are: • Recommend approval of rezoning as submitted; • Recommend approval with physical conditions that will mitigate negative impacts; • Recommend a less intense zoning classification; • Recommend denial; • Table indefinitely; or, • Defer action to a specified date. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Applications 3. Infrastructure and Facilities 4. Copy of Master Development Plan 5. Parks Board Minutes from February 13' 2001 J: \PZTEXT\PZ04466.DOC Page 2 of 3 INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES Water: Water capacity will be addressed at the time of Master Preliminary Plat. The City is has requested that a 24 -in oversize participation waterline be installed along the proposed SH 40. Combine that with the existing 24 -in waterline that runs along the westside of SH6, and ample water capacity is demonstrated. Sewer: Sewer capacity will be addressed at the time of Master Preliminary Plat. It is anticipated that the construction of the impact fee line that crosses the Crowley Master Development Plan will be completed in April 2001. The impact fee line will bring sewer service through the subject tract. Streets: A major and a minor collector are shown on the Thoroughfare plan for the subject tract. The applicant has proposed changing the configuration of the minor collector so that it no longer crosses the creek. Staff supports this change. An oversize participation request may be submitted for the north -south collector. Sidewalks will be required along all streets in compliance with the Subdivision Regulations. Off -site Easements: Will be determined with platting. Drainage: The Crowley Master Development Plan has proposed a regional drainage plan. The specifics for the subject tract will be determined through the platting process. Flood Plain: It appears that the rear portion of several lots will have floodplain on them. More specific information will be required at the time of platting. Oversize request: An oversize participation request has been approved by City Council for the waterline along proposed SH40. Another oversize participation request for the major north -south collector, Decatur may be submitted. Impact Fees: The subject area is within sewer impact fee area 97 -01. The amount of the fee will be determined and assessed at the time of final platting. NOTIFICATION: Master Development Plan: None Required Rezoning: Legal Notice Publication(s): The Eagle; 2 -28 -01 and 3 -28 -01 Advertised Commission Hearing Dates(s): 3 -15 -01 Advertised Council Hearing Dates: 4 -12 -01 Number of Notices Mailed to Property Owners Within 200': 10 Response Received: None as of date of staff report J: \PZTEXT\PZ04466.DOC Page 3 of 3