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Staff Report STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Brett McCully, P.E. Date: March 26, 2003 Email: bmccully@ci.college-station.tx.us Item: Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a Residential Replat for the CARTER'S GROVE, SECOND INSTALLMENT located at the north end of Shady Drive, and consideration, discussion and possible action on a request for a variance to Section 18 of the Subdivision Ordinance. (03-00500054) Applicant: Louise Fischer of Kerr Surveying for Clifford Fry and Don House Staff Recommendations: Staff recommends approval of both the variance request and the final plat as having met staff comments. Item Summary: The owners of this project are proposing to divide the existing lot at 1000 Shady Drive of approximately 12 acres into 3 parcels, and then combine one of the parcels with the existing lot at 1002 Shady Drive. The stated purpose of this replat is to provide for the division of the 12 acre parcel, currently occupied with a single residence, to allow for one more home. The irregular remainder is being combined with the existing, smaller lot to provide a buffer zone to the two homes in keeping with the rural nature of the tract. Due to the small but usable connections to both Shady Drive and Lincoln Avenue, and the existence of adequate utility infrastructure, this replat will not require the extension or provision of any public infrastructure. The replat does complete the dedication of the Right of Way for Shady Drive, and does provide for easements over existing private utilities. The variance is in relation to the resulting frontage widths of the lots being significantly below the block average in this area. While it is the intent of the owners to allow access from the newly created lot 1C across Lot 1 A via private access agreement, the legal lot frontage will use the existing connection to Lincoln Avenue, which is only 23' wide. The resulting lot 1A will use the new, larger frontage on Shady Drive, which will be only 56 feet wide. Due to the efforts of the applicants to preserve the nature of this larger parcel and their concern with the integrity of the neighborhood, Staff supports both the variance and the replat. 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; Supporting Materials: 1. Location Map 2. Application 3. Copy of Replat 4. Letter from Applicant requesting variance NOTIFICATION: Legal Notice Publication(s): The Eagle; 3-18-03 Advertised Commission Hearing Dates(s): 4-03-03 Advertised Council Hearing Dates: N/A Number of Notices Mailed to Property Owners Within 200': 41 Response Received: None as of date of staff report