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Staff Report STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Jennifer Prochazka, Planner Report Date: May 18, 2005 Email: jrochazka@cstx.gov Meeting Date: June 22, 2005 Item: Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on a rezoning request for Lot 1 of the Callaway House Parking Subdivision, generally located along the east side of Marion Pugh Drive, approximately 200 -feet south of the intersection with George Bush Drive, from C -1 General Commercial to R -6 High Density Mufti-Family. Applicant: Rabon Metcalf Engineering, agent for Callaway Development Corporation Staff Recommendations: Staff recommends approval of the rezoning. Item Summary: The subject property is currently developed as an overflow parking lot for the Callaway House dormitory that is located across Marion Pugh Drive. The application indicates that the parking lot may continue to be used as overflow parking for the Callaway House dormitory or may be used as off - street parking for the future multi - family development of the adjacent property to the south. To be used as parking for any future multi - family development, the zoning of the property must list multi - family housing as a permitted use. Multi- family housing is not a permitted use in the current C -1 General Commercial zoning district. The property to the west across Marion Pugh Drive is zoned R -6 and is developed as apartments. The property to the south is zoned C -1 General Commercial and under consideration for rezoning to R -6 High Density Multi- family. The property to the east across the railroad right -of -way and Wellborn Road is zoned R -6, C -3 and A -P and developed as an apartment building, an office, and a church. Comprehensive Plan Considerations: The Land Use Plan designates this property as Residential Attached, therefore the rezoning request is in compliance with the Land Use Plan. The location of the rezoning request is also supported by the City's development policies which attempt to locate multi - family in close proximity to Texas A &M University. The property is already developed in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and the proposed zoning. Marion Pugh Drive is designated as a major collector on the Thoroughfare Plan, and both Wellborn Road and George Bush Drive are designated as major arterials. Item Background: The property was annexed in to the City and zoned Industrial in 1958. When the zoning was changed to M -2, the district also included C -1 uses. In 1984 an amendment was made to the Zoning Ordinance that prohibited C -1 uses in M -2 zones, however, this particular property was specifically exempted from the exclusion of C -1 uses in an M -2 zone, and allowed the General Commercial uses. With the adoption of the Unified Development Ordinance, City Staff worked with the property owners by giving them the choice of retaining the M -2 classification without the commercial uses or being rezoned to C -1 to include the commercial uses. The property is currently zoned C -1 and was platted and developed as overflow parking for the Callaway House dormitory in 2002. Commission Action Options: The Commission acts as a recommending body on the question of rezoning, which will be ultimately decided by City Council. The Commission's options are: 1. Recommend approval; 2. Recommend denial; 3. Table indefinitely; or, 4. Defer action to a specified date. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Aerial Map 3. Application STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Jennifer Prochazka, Planner Report Date: May 18, 2005 Email: jprochazka@cstx.gov Meeting Date: June 22, 2005 Item: Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on a rezoning request for Lot 1 of the Callaway House Parking Subdivision, generally located along the east side of Marion Pugh Drive, approximately 200 -feet south of the intersection with George Bush Drive, from C -1 General Commercial to R -6 High Density Multi - Family. Applicant: Rabon Metcalf Engineering, agent for Callaway Development Corporation Staff Recommendations: Staff recommends approval of the rezoning. Item Summary: The subject property is currently developed as an overflow parking lot for the Callaway House dormitory that is located across Marion Pugh Drive. The application indicates that the parking lot may continue to be used as overflow parking for the Callaway House dormitory or may be used as off - street parking for the future multi - family development of the adjacent property to the south. To be used as parking for any future multi - family development, the zoning of the property must list multi - family housing as a permitted use. Multi- family housing is not a permitted use in the current C -1 General Commercial zoning district. The property to the west across Marion Pugh Drive is zoned R -6 and is developed as apartments. The property to the south is zoned C -1 General Commercial and under consideration for rezoning to R -6 High Density Multi- family. The property to the east across the railroad right -of -way and Wellborn Road is zoned R -6, C -3 and A -P and developed as an apartment building, an office, and a church. Comprehensive Plan Considerations: The Land Use Plan designates this property as Residential Attached, therefore the rezoning request is in compliance with the Land Use Plan. The location of the rezoning request is also supported by the City's development policies which attempt to locate multi - family in close proximity to Texas A &M University. The property is already developed in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and the proposed zoning. Marion Pugh Drive is designated as a major collector on the Thoroughfare Plan, and both Wellborn Road and George Bush Drive are designated as major arterials. Item Background: The property was annexed in to the City and zoned Industrial in 1958. When the zoning was changed to M -2, the district also included C -1 uses. In 1984 an amendment was made to the Zoning Ordinance that prohibited C -1 uses in M -2 zones, however, this particular property was specifically exempted from the exclusion of C -1 uses in an M -2 zone, and allowed the General Commercial uses. With the adoption of the Unified Development Ordinance, City Staff worked with the property owners by giving them the choice of retaining the M -2 classification without the commercial uses or being rezoned to C -1 to include the commercial uses. The property is currently zoned C -1 and was platted and developed as overflow parking for the Callaway House dormitory in 2002. Commission Action Options: The Commission acts as a recommending body on the question of rezoning, which will be ultimately decided by City Council. The Commission's options are: 1. Recommend approval; 2. Recommend denial; 3. Table indefinitely; or, 4. Defer action to a specified date. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Aerial Map 3. Application NOTIFICATION: Legal Notice Publication(s): The Eagle; 6 -4 -05 and 6 -6 -05 Advertised Commission Hearing Dates(s): 6 -22 -05 Advertised Council Hearing Dates: 6 -23 -05 Number of Notices Mailed to Property Owners Within 200': 10 Response Received: None as of date of staff report • STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Jennifer Prochazka, Planner Report Date: May 18, 2005 Email: jprochazka @cstx.gov Meeting Date: June 2, 2005 Item: Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on a rezoning request for Lot 1 of the Callaway House Parking Subdivision, generally located along the east side of Marion Pugh Drive, approximately 200 -feet south of the intersection with George Bush Drive, from C -1 General Commercial to R -6 High Density Multi - Family. Applicant: Rabon Metcalf Engineering, agent for Callaway Development Corporation Staff Recommendations: Staff recommends approval of the rezoning. Item Summary: The subject property is currently developed as an overflow parking lot for the Callaway House dormitory that is located across Marion Pugh Drive. The application indicates that the parking lot may continue to be used as overflow parking for the Callaway House dormitory or may be used as off - street parking for the future multi - family development of the adjacent property to the south. To be used as parking for any future multi - family development, the zoning of the property must list multi - family housing as a permitted use. Multi- family housing is not a permitted use in the current C -1 General Commercial zoning district. The property to the west across Marion Pugh Drive is zoned R -6 and is developed as apartments. The property to the south is zoned C -1 General Commercial and under consideration for rezoning to R -6 High Density Multi- family. The property to the east across the railroad right -of -way and Wellborn Road is zoned R -6, C -3 and A -P and developed as an apartment building, an office, and a church. Comprehensive Plan Considerations: The Land Use Plan designates this property as Residential Attached, therefore the rezoning request is in compliance with the Land Use Plan. The location of the rezoning request is also supported by the City's development policies which attempt to locate multi - family in close proximity to Texas A &M University. The property is already developed in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and the proposed zoning. Marion Pugh Drive is designated as a major collector on the Thoroughfare Plan, and both Wellborn Road and George Bush Drive are designated as major arterials. Item Background: The property was annexed in to the City and zoned Industrial in 1958. When the zoning was changed to M -2, the district also included C -1 uses. In 1984 an amendment was made to the Zoning Ordinance that prohibited C -1 uses in M -2 zones, however, this particular property was specifically exempted from the exclusion of C -1 uses in an M -2 zone, and allowed the General Commercial uses. With the adoption of the Unified Development Ordinance, City Staff worked with the property owners by giving them the choice of retaining the M -2 classification without the commercial uses or being rezoned to C -1 to include the commercial uses. The property is currently zoned C -1 and was platted and developed as overflow parking for the Callaway House dormitory in 2002. Commission Action Options: The Commission acts as a recommending body on the question of rezoning, which will be ultimately decided by City Council. The Commission's options are: 1. Recommend approval; 2. Recommend denial; 3. Table indefinitely; or, 4. Defer action to a specified date. Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Aerial Map 3. Application NOTIFICATION: Legal Notice Publication(s): The Eagle; 5 -17 -05 and 6 -6 -05 Advertised Commission Hearing Dates(s): 6 -2 -05 Advertised Council Hearing Dates: 6 -23 -05 Number of Notices Mailed to Property Owners Within 200': 10 Response Received: None as of date of staff report