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Correspondence JEFF MILBURN ENGINEERING Jeffrey T. Milburn, P.E. P.O. Box 10240, College Station, Texas 77842 Phone 979- 690 -2560 Fax 979- 690 -2540 May 19, 2005 Mr. Ken Fogle Transportation Planner City of College Station College Station, Texas 77840 Re: Callaway Tract TIA, Marion Pugh Drive, College Station Dear Mr. Fogle: I have attached two bound copies of a Traffic Impact Assessment that has been completed regarding the subject tract for your review and comment. I am also submitting an executive summary for your use and a PDF copy of both. As I understand it you will submit these to P &Z and Council as is appropriate for the upcoming zoning change request. I will be available to meet with you, at your request, to discuss this data when you have had time to review it. Please let me know when this meeting could take place. Thank you for your attention to this matter Sincerely, Jeff Milburn President cc: Chuck Ellison Civil Engineering Transportation Engineering Accident Reconstruction Page 1 of 3 Nanette Manhart - Re: Fwd: FW: Callaway Development 05 -79 Zoning boundary mummer 4111.11111111■00111111111.0111111110V MIN From: Jennifer Prochazka To: rmengineer @verizon.net Date: 5/19/2005 8:55 AM Subject: Re: Fwd: FW: Callaway Development 05 -79 Zoning boundary CC: Nanette Manhart Rabon, we will accept the m &b as submitted. thanks! Jennifer Prochazka, AICP Staff Planner Dept. of Planning & Development Services City of College Station tel.: 979.764.3570 fax: 979.764.3496 www.cstx.gov »> " RABON METCALF" < rmengneer @verizon.net > 5/16/2005 2:20:42 PM »> Rabon A. Metcalf, P.E. Rabon Metcalf Engineering P.O. Box 9253 College Station, TX 77842 Cell: (979) 219 -4174 Fax: (979) 690 -0329 Original Message From: Curtis Strong [ mailto :curtis @strongsurveying.com]. Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 2:09 PM To: RABON METCALF Subject: Re: Callaway Development 05 -79 Zoning boundary Rabon, I am rotated to the final plat of McDonalds tract. We held it because it was platted and we needed to match it. I did not check true north. Our bearings match within a degree of the old deed calls. Also, I cannot open the dwg file that you sent. Must be newer than version 2002. Thanks, Curtis Original Message From: "RABON METCALF" < rmengineerna verizon.net > To: "Curtis Strong RPLS" <curtis @strongsurveying.com > file: / /C:\Documents and Settings\nmanhart.000 \Local Settings \Temp \GW }00002.HTM 5/19/2005 Page 2 of 3 Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 1:38 PM Subject: FW: Callaway Development 05 -79 Zoning boundary > Curtis, > What is your opinion? > Rabon A. Metcalf, P.E. > Rabon Metcalf Engineering > P.O. Box 9253 > College Station, TX 77842 > Cell: (979) 219 -4174 > Fax: (979) 690 -0329 > Original Message > From: Nanette Manhart [_mailto :NMANHART @Cstx.gov1 > Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 1:37 PM > To: rmengineer @verizon.net > Cc: Jennifer Prochazka; Sven Griffin > Subject: Callaway Development 05 -79 Zoning boundary > Dear Rabon - It closes fine, but it seems quite off in azimuth. > While, as you know, we don't expect an exact match (due to the > multitude of surveyors involved), this seems to be off almost 4 degrees > off of our geobase. Here are two images that may help you determine > why it is skewed more than other submissions. > Please let me know what you come up with or if I can help you further. > Thanks - nanette > Nanette Muzzy Manhart > Senior Planner - GIS > Planning & Development Services > P.O. Box 9960 > 1101 Texas Ave. S. > City of College Station.Texas 77842 > (979) 764 -3570 > emall:nmanhart @cstx.gov > College Station. Heart of the Research Valley. file: / /C:\Documents and Settings\nmanhart.000\Local Settings \Temp \GW }00002.HTM 5/19/2005 0 co O c ti = U O _ co 2 H N(n N C N > c ■ c - O) Q O N N to - O ca p O U H > > Q 2oU '-U M O r U o a N Z co O ti u) X J 1- J CO W o c - O Q om - m x u) J m N O) 2 . O O 0 0 Jamespoint 13140 Colt Rd. Suite 220 !! II�� Dallas, Texas 75240 Phone: 972/234 -1551 Ia nageml Fax: 972/234 -1580 �'��/ E -mail claninghamajmc- mgmt.com Company al h. May 26, 2005 Ms. Jennifer Prochazka Staff Planner City Planning Office City of College Station 1101 Texas Avenue South P 0 Box 9960 College Station, TX 77842 Re: Rezoning of 14 ac. Tract at 305 Marion Pugh Dr. Dear Ms. Prochazka, I am writing in response to your notice of a proposed rezoning of the above captioned tract from C -1 Commercial to R-6 High Density Multi- family. We operate the Meadows Point Apartment complex at 800 Marion Pugh along with nine other apartment complexes across College Station. Speaking on behalf of the property owners and our own experience in the community since 1981 we strongly oppose this rezoning request for the following reasons: ■ Traffic congestion. Marion Pugh starts at George Bush and ends at our property entrance. The traffic congestion at Marion Pugh and George Bush is already unbearable and is further congested by the railroad grade crossing on George Bush. At the south end, traffic is already cutting through our complex to get to the homes, duplexes and apartment complexes located between Meadows Point and FM 2818, the Harvey Mitchell Parkway. Luther Street, adjacent to our property, is under utilized in part due to invisibility of the intersection, in part due to limited development along Luther and in part due to the traffic attracting entrance design of Meadows Point Apartments. The addition of 14 acres of high density multi - family housing will exceed the capacity of Marion Pugh to handle traffic and turn our apartment complex driveways into traffic arteries for persons trying to avoid the permanent bottleneck that will be created at Marion Pugh and George Bush. A bottleneck that will become catastrophic each time one of the several trains per day crosses that intersection. If this zoning change is granted, how does the City and developer propose reimbursing Meadows Point for damages to our driveways and loss of property value resulting from this excessive traffic? Also, as I understand your notice, the right of way to extend Luther Street across the railroad tracks will be lost, eliminating this corridor as a means to relieve traffic at the south end of Marion Pugh. Perhaps the developer will pay for extending Marion Pugh to FM 2818. It is not reasonable to expect the citizens to pay for extending Marion Pugh, as development under the present commercial zoning will not overload Marion Pugh' s traffic capacity. • Page 2 May 26, 2005 Train noise pollution. The present zoning is compatible with trains moving adjacent to the long axis of the property. Residential zoning is not. Visit the web site: apartmentratings.com and view the resident's complaints about train noise at Sterling University. The property's desirability and value has suffered from its proximity to the rail lines. Consider, that Sterling is not piled on the tracks, as this development would be. A high priority for thirty years has been to move the rail lines further west to the mutual benefit of the rail operators and the city. No progress has been made. If that move is ever made, a rezoning request of this nature will make more sense, due to the parcel's proximity to Texas A &M. Mufti-family development tracts. Several parcels of multi - family zoned property are available along the east side of Wellborn. They offer some relief from the noise issue and should be developed before more land is changed to multi - family use. College Station has several apartment development sites with adequate road and utility infrastructure to meet a developer's needs; sites that also offer a reasonable environment for the occupants. College Station has an oversupply of existing multi - family housing and a supply of vacant land zoned for multi - family development. The community doesn't need to ferret out potential development sites to meet a pent up demand for housing. I can't speak to commercial development needs, except to state the present zoning appears in all respects to be properly zoned. Sincerely, Charles Laningham President CHARLES A. ELLISON, P. C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW 302 HOLLEMAN DRIVE EAST SUITE 76 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS 77840 -7000 MAILING ADDRESS P.O. BOX 10103 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS 77842 -0103 CHARLES A. ELLISON TELEPHONE: (979) 696 -9889 AMY L. CLOUGH FACSIMILE: (979) 693 -8819 BRADLEY T SHARPE *alSO licensed In Wisconsin May 17, 2005 HAND DELIVERY Mr. Joey Dunn Development Services City of College Station 1101 Texas Avenue S College Station, TX 77840 Re: Request for Marion Pugh Drive Extension Development Agreement Dear Joey: I represent Callaway Development Corporation. Please allow this letter to serve as my client's request for a Development Agreement which will allow my client to pay for the extension of Marion Pugh Drive from it terminus to Holleman Drive. As you know, my clients are in the process of • developing their property for student housing and it is our belief that this road extension with (i) alleviate some of the traffic pressure on the intersection of George Bush Drive and Marion Pugh Drive; (ii) stop some of the cut through traffic through the near by apartments; and provide a needed north /south addition to the City's roadway system. It is my understanding that the City already owns the roadway and my client would be constructing, to City standards, the actual street. As always, I appreciate your cooperation and look forward to receiving a draft Development Agreement from you. If I can provide further information or assistance, please contact me. Ve pruly yours, i C rtes A. Ellison CAE:bg cc: Page Callaway Rabon Metcalf Page 1 of 1 Jennifer Prochazka - (no subject) From: <PERRYS887 @aol.com> To: <jprochazka @cstx.gov> Date: 6/22/2005 9:49 AM Subject: (no subject) Hi Jennifer, As we discussed I have a conflicting appointment in Navasota and cannot make the P &Z meeting this morning...just a few comments /concerns with the rezoning request for Lot 1 of the Callaway House Parking Subdivision: 1) How will the tax base be affected - assuming a C -1 valuation is higher than an R -6, vacant land, valuation. Will the tax assessment be lowered until a building is constructed and the entire property revalued? 2) Assuming a R -6 density building is to be constructed how is our utility infrastructure? From a previous meeting I was given the impression that water is already an issue for this area? What costs will the tax payers bear for any utility improvements for a multi - family occupancy as opposed to a commercial use building? 3) The Wellborn Rd /George Bush interchange is to be completed within the next 3 to 7 years, although the "plans" at this time do not seem to affect this land is their any potential for that to be a factor and again potentially affect tax payers in the eminent domain purchase process? 4) Finally, as a safety concern, the foot traffic at the existing Callaway House is significant; I would anticipate similar traffic from a new building. Do we really believe it would be "safe" for a high density,multi- family structure to be this close to the railroad tracks and major roadway ?Varsity Apartments is in an extremely dangerous location and yet we have a a 4 lane road separating us from the railroad track. Many years ago Varsity I, a small 10 unit property was located at the site of Lot 1 of the Callaway House Parking Subdivision it was not a desirable location for apartments; noise, access, traffic, adjoining commercial property, etc. To my memory Sterling University is the closest multi - family building to the railroad track and it is set back further than this building could be and does not generate the foot traffic that Callaway House currently does. Additionally, the vehicle traffic /pedestrian traffic intersection of MarionPugh Dr and George Bush Dr is already horrible this problem would become worse. And, as always, emergency vehicle access could be hampered at this site Thank you for passing along my concerns, I will try to make the Thursday night meeting, but I would like for the Commission to consider my comments /concerns before making any recommendation to the Council. Regards, Shirley Perry, representing CY Chiou, owner of Varsity II Apartments file: / /C: \Documents and Settings \jflanery \Local Settings \Temp \GW }00002.HTM 6/22/2005 From: Josh Norton To: Metcalf, Rabon Date: 6/17/2005 2:21:19 PM Subject: Process for Callaway Project Rabon, I have included a proposed process for the Callaway Project. Obviously these steps are contingent on several variables and assumptions, and new information may change this scenario. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks - Josh Norton The following items are variables that are yet to be determined and may change this projected process: * Council Rezoning Undetermined * Council Requirement Marion Pugh Rd Extension Undetermined * All submittal relative to the Callaway project meet all required standards and deadlines Projected Process: 1) Submit Site Plan Package 2) Start Formal Abandonment Process for Water Line 3) Submit Construction Documents for Utility Work 4) Preliminary Plat Approved by P &Z/Council ( *Possibly 07/07/05 if all deadlines are met) (Depict water line easements, existing and proposed on Preliminary Plat or wait till existing easement is abandoned through council) 5) Final Plat Approved by P &Z/Council ( *Possibly 07/07/05 if all deadlines are met) (Depict water line easements, existing and proposed on Final Plat or wait till existing easement is abandoned through council) 6) Plat Filed 7) Construction Plans for Utilities Approved 8) DP for Construction of Utilities Only Issued 9) Re -Route of Sewer Line Accepted by City 10) Site Plan Approved (Possibility of having a phased Site Plan approval on area beyond the existing public sanitary sewer which is to be removed) 11) Full DP Issued