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00071148MINUTES Planning and Zoning Commission CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS June 7, 2001 7:00 P.M. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Commissioners Floyd, Mooney, Happ, Harris, Horlen, Warren, and Williams. COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: None. COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Council Members Silvia and Maloney. STAFF PRESENT: Assistant City Manager Brown, Staff Planners Jimmerson and Hitchcock, Assistant City Engineer Mayo, Graduate Engineer Thompson, Director of Development Services Callaway, City Planner Kee, Assistant Development Review Manager George, and Development Services Secretary Macik. AGENDA ITEM NO. 1: None. AGENDA ITEM NO. 2: None. Hear visitors Public Comment for the Record AGENDA ITEM NO. 3: Consent Agenda The following items were approved by common consent. 3.1 Approved a Preliminary Plat for Associates Park Subdivision consisting of two C-1, General Commercial lots on 4.05 acres located behind Sam's Club. (01-42) 3.2 Approved a Final Plat for Emerald Forest Phase II-A, consisting of 18 R-IA, Single Family Residential lots on 19.11 acres..: (01-114) 3.3 Approved a Final Plat for Emerald Forest Phase II-B, consisting of 19 R-1B, Single Family Residential lots on 19.11 acres. (01-115) P&Z Minutes June 7, 2001 Page I of 9 3.4 Approved a Final Plat for Emerald Forest Phase II-C, consisting of 18 R IA, Single Family Residential lots on 19.11 acres. (-01-116) 3.5 Approved a Final Plat-Replat for Castlegate Section 3, Phase 1 located at 2270 Greens Prairie Road, consisting of 28 PDD-H Planned Development - Housing lots on 16.26 acres. (01-120) 3.6 Approved a Final Plat-Replat for Castlegate Section 2 Phase I located at 2270 Greens Prairie Road, consisting of 27 PDD-H Planned Development - Housing lots on 15.71 acres. (01-124) REGULAR AGENDA AGENDA ITEM NO. 4: Consider request(s) for absence from meetings. None. AGENDA ITEM NO. 5: Consideration and final action for a Conditional Use Permit for A&M Church of Christ located at 2475 Earl Rudder Freeway. (01-103) Chairman Mooney explained that the public hearing was held at a previous meeting. Commissioner Floyd motioned to remove the item from the table. Commissioner Horlen seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0 Assistant City Engineer Mayo presented the Staff Report. Mr. Mayo explained that at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on May 17, 2001 he was asked to develop responses to several questions and concerns related to traffic management for the proposed A&M Church of Christ. Mr. Mayo reported that he met on May 24 with engineering representatives of the church; Mike McClure, P.E., and Joseph Blaschke, P.E. After a lengthy discussion of the various traffic management issues relating to this project and the surrounding area, it was agreed that Mr. Blaschke, who is a traffic engineer, would produce a written report addressing traffic engineering and safety aspects of this project. Also on May 24, Mr. Mayo visited by telephone with TXDOT District 17 Traffic Engineer Rick Barnes in regards to this proposed development. Mr. Barnes said he has discussed the project with Joe Blaschke. From a traffic impact/traffic management stand point he was concerned if the only access was to the east frontage road. Mr. Barnes felt that an additional access from Raintree Drive would much improve traffic management at the traffic light at the frontage road and Raintree Drive. Mr. Barnes also said that heavy peak traffic volume on the frontage road creates greater exposure to accidents from vehicles exiting the freeway at fairly high speeds. Additionally, Mr. Barnes stated that TXDOT criteria would allow an access to the north of the stripped gore of the exit ramp at a distance greater than 250 feet. The vehicles on the frontage road are restricted to the outside lane at the intersection with the exit ramp. He said that it is very unlikely that TXDOT would consider a third lane on the frontage road since overall traffic conditions do not warrant a third lane. Following, are responses to items not specifically addressed in Mr. Blaschke's report, which has been provided to the Commission: • Use double lanes to exit onto the two lane frontage road - Because the roadway goes to one lane at the intersection with the exit ramp, there is no real gain other than initial storage. P&Z Minutes June 7, 2001 Page 2 of 9 fit E copy MINUTES Planning and Zoning Commission CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS June 7, 2001 3.4 Approved a Final Plat for Emerald Forest Phase II-C, consisting of 18 R IA, Single Family Residential lots on 19.11 acres. (-01-116)