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00071195STAFF REPORT Prepared by: Jessica Jimmerson Date: 6/12/01 Item: Discussion and possible action on a Final (Amending) Plat for College Hills Estates Lots 1 R & 2R consisting of 1.23 acres located at the intersection of Nunn St. and Lincoln Ave. (01 -132) Applicant: Richard Coselli Staff Recommendations: Staff recommends approval of the plat. Item Summary: The subject property is in the area covered by the newly adopted Section 18 of the City's Subdivision Regulations. However, Section 18 does not apply unless a new lot is being created. This proposal does not create a new lot. The applicant is simply adjusting the location of lot lines between two existing residential lots. This is considered an amending plat. State statute allows Cities to delegate approval authority of amending and minor plats to staff. The City of College Station has delegated this authority to staff in the Subdivision Regulations. Under this authority staff has the ability to either approve a plat or to forward the plat to the Commission for consideration. Once Section 18 was adopted, staff chose to forward all plats in the affected areas to the Commission. This choice was made to allow for an increased level of public awareness in those areas affected, because although a public hearing is not required, the posting of the agenda provides public notice of the proposed changes. Staff is recommending approval of the plat because it meets all of the Subdivision Regulation requirements. Comprehensive Plan Considerations: The Land Use Plan shows this area as Low Density Residential, with a corresponding density of 1/3 to 2 dwelling units per acre. However, the current zoning of the property is R -1, Single Family Residential, which has a maximum density of 8 dwelling units per acre. The proposed plat does meets both the Land Use Plan and the Zoning Ordinance requirements with an approximate density of .6 dwelling units per acre. Item Background: This subject property is in one of the older neighborhoods in the City and appears to have been platted in the late 30's and early 40's. Two requests were recently heard by the Commission to replat the subject property, both requests included the creation of an additional lot. Because the proposals did not meet the requirements of Section 18 of the Subdivision Regulations, both requests were denied by the Commission. These previous J: \PZTEXT\PZ04964.DOC Page 1 of 2 requests are different in nature from the current proposal; therefore, detailed information from the previous requests is not included in this report. Commission Action Options: The Commission has final authority over the final plat. The options regarding the final plat are: ■ Approval with conditions; ■ Approval as submitted; ■ Denial; ■ Defer action only at applicant's request; or, ■ Table only at applicant's request. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Application 3. Infrastructure and Facilities 4. Copy of Final Plat INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES Water: Service exists to each lot. Sewer: Service exists to each lot. Streets: Access to the lots will not be allowed off of Lincoln Ave., which is a Major Collector on the Thoroughfare Plan. The applicant has provided an access easement enabling both lots to take access off of Nunn St. Drainage: Will be required to comply with the Drainage Ordinance. Parkland Dedication: None required. NOTIFICATION: None required. J: \PZTEXT\PZ04964.DOC Page 2 of 2