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Staff Report CITY OF COLLEGE STATION Planning & Development Services CITY OF COLLEGE STATION PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 1101 Texas Avenue South, PO Box 9960 College Station, Texas 77842 Phone (979)764 -3570 / Fax (979)764 -3496 TO: .• � A 01X ' 41111 RE: v\ m D \\ V)((f CA FAX: FROM: Deborah Grace, Staff Assistant DATE: October 26, 2004 RE: Staff Report P &Z Meeting, October 28, 2004 Following this coversheet is a copy of the Staff Report that was prepared for the above referenced project. Please keep in mind that staff's responsibility is to provide the Planning & Zoning Commission with all pertinent facts of a development case, but thatstaff is not acting as an advocate for the applicants. Therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to send a representative to the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting to speak on behalf of the proposal. This item is scheduled for the October 28, 2004 Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting. This meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers., 1101 Texas Avenue. I have included a copy of the agenda for this meeting. Please contact our office at (409) 979 -3570 if you should have any questions. Thanks. STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Spencer Thompson Date: October 18, 2004 Email: sthompson@cstx.gov Item: Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a variance request in regard to Section 12 -K.2 Block Length of the Subdivision Regulations and a Revised Preliminary Plat for the Williams Creek Subdivision consisting of 112 lots on 214 acres generally located at Rock Prairie Road and Greens Prairie Road. Applicant: Joe and Janet Johnson, Owners/ Developers Staff Recommendations: The Applicant is requesting the plat be approved as submitted. Topographic constraints on this site are numerous and have been taken into consideration in regard to the variance request. It appears to staff that the entryway, Lanham Drive, can be connected to Johnson Creek Loop through the area of Lots 31/32 of Phase 3 and Lots 42/43 of Phase 4 to thereby lessen the length of Block 1. Staff's recommends is to approve this plat with the condition the connection is made. If the variance is approved, the plat can be approved as submitted or with other conditions. Item Summary: The Williams Creek Preliminary Plat was previously approved with numerous variances (6/17/04). All variances are withstanding except for block length. Previously, the block length variance was approved as what was shown on the plat. The street and block arrangement are now revised to where the previous variance approval no longer applies. All other aspects of the plat are generally the same. The Final Plat for Phase 1 has been approved and is currently under construction. A copy of the previous Staff Report is attached. A Fire Flow Report was required with the Final Plat for Phase 1. According to the report, the water system for the Subdivision is capable of delivering fire flows as required. Commission Action Options: The Commission has final authority over the Final Plat. The options regarding the final plat are: • Approval with conditions or as submitted; • Denial if Plat does not meet Subdivision Regulations/ Variance not approved; Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Application 3. Aerial 4. Variance Request Letter 5. Copy of Preliminary Plat (overall) 6. Copy of Staff Report (previous) (Previous) STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Spencer Thompson Date: June 9, 2004 Email: sthompson @cstx.gov Item: Consideration, discussion, and possible action on Variance Requests to the Subdivision Regulations Sections; 12 -1.5 Half- Streets, 12 -1.11 Geometric Pavement Standards, 12 -K.1 General, 12 -J.2 Utility Easements, 12 -R.3 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan, and Section 15 Ownership, and on a Preliminary Plat for Williams Creek Subdivision consisting of 111 lots on 213.9 acres located at the southeast corner of Greens Prairie Road East and Rock Prairie Road. Applicant: Joe and Janet Johnson, Owners Staff Recommendations: Staff recommends approval of the Preliminary Plat conditioned on: • approval of variance requests, and • amending of plat to comply with Staff Review Comments No. 2. Item Summary: This item is for consideration of variance requests to the Subdivision Regulations and for a Preliminary Plat for Williams Creek Subdivision. The subdivision is proposed southeast of Greens Prairie Road East between Rock Prairie Road and Carter's Creek. The Preliminary Plat is being considered under the Subdivision Regulations Section 12, regarding rural subdivisions within the City Limits. The property is zoned A -OR, accordingly. The developer is requesting a number of variances as follows: • Section 12 -1.5 Half Streets — The Subdivision Regulations prohibit the platting of half streets. However, in this case the existing Rock Prairie Road is covered by an easement and the public currently has use of the entire roadway. This development will dedicate half of the ROW for a Major Collector. • 12 -1.11 Geometric Pavement Standards — The Subdivision Regulations allow for a maximum slope of 6% on a rural residential roadway. The applicant is requesting an 18% slope in one area and an 8% slope in another. • 12 -K.1 General - The Subdivision Regulations allow for a maximum block length of 1,500 feet in rural residential subdivision. The applicant is requesting to exceed the maximum allowed. • 12 -J.2 Utility Easements- The Subdivision Regulations require a minimum 20 foot Public Utility Easement. The applicant is requesting to reduce this width to 15 feet. • 12 -R.3 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan — The Subdivision Regulations require a Sewer Master Plan for a rural residential subdivision. The applicant is requesting a variance to this requirement. (Previous Staff Report, continued) • Section 15 Ownership — The Subdivision Regulations require that all infrastructure be dedicated to the City. Wellborn SUD is required by law to own their water system that serves their customers. Staff will address technical concerns with regard to the variance requests during the case presentation. The plat is proposing lots in excess of one acre with OSSF. The subdivision will provide access to Greens Prairie and Rock Prairie Roads. Rock Prairie Road is unimproved at this location. The water system is required to be designed and constructed in accordance with City Standards. A water design report is required to confirm fire flow capacity of the water system. Comprehensive Plan Considerations: Land Use Plan: Shown as single - family residential. Thoroughfare Plan: The Thoroughfare Plan shows Greens Prairie to be a Major Arterial and Rock Prairie to be a Major Collector. Parkland Dedication: The Parks Board met on April 20, 2004 and accepted fee in lieu of land dedication.