Leon Valley
TX

Staff Report
17-25

Discuss and consider possible action regarding the Silos on Huebner Road and other alternatives for the site as proposed by Matt Ballio of First American Commercial Property Group for property located in the 7400 Block of Huebner Road.

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Category:Presentation

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. CC PPT_Silos Sewer Parking Huebner Rd

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

At the beginning of the year, Matt Ballio, a partner of First American Commercial Property Group reached out to staff to begin exploring possibilities for development of the land they own in the 7400 block of Huebner Road.

 

The commercial property group has potential developers for their property zoned B-2 (Retail), fronting Huebner Road.  There is an interested party that wants to construct a restaurant with a drive-thru. 

 

One of the considerations is that one access point proposed to the property is from the easement that leads to the City's water tanks and to the on site silos. Thus, First American is asking if Leon Valley can improve the entrance and access, as well as the existing utility easement and maintain them.

 

As for the silos they are proposing to either donate/gift or sell to the City, for $1, the two silos and a +/-.6ac extra land.  Their hope is that the City could assist with the extension of the sewer line extension to service their properties. 

 

Additionally, the proposed land donation could potentially be used to eventually construct a parking lot that would allow access to a trail leading to the new Silo Park to the very rear portion of the property.

 

First American is also making application to rezone a portion of the existing B-1 (Small Business) property they own to B-2 (Retail) for a development of a second retail development.  They intend to maintain a 20-foot, B-1 buffer between the proposed B-2 and the adjacent neighborhood.  They do not expect to place vertical structures within that B-1 “buffer” zone, however, they need to be able to use the area, after proper setbacks, for necessary parking/streets/landscaping, within the guidelines of the Code.  

 

First American submitted a rezoning application on March 6, 2017 and will submit a replatting application at their expense once they know what the City proposes to do with the silos and other alternatives for site development. 

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social Equity - City support of this request support an improved quality of life for the area by allowing development of the property.

 

Economic Development - Any economic benefit from this property will be by its development and sales tax generated by the new on site businesses.

 

Environmental Stewardship - The properties will be landscaped with drought tolerant plants, shrubs and trees.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

Removal of the Silos is approximately $150,000 not including removal of the concrete pads that they set on.

 

Approach/Easement enhancement cost TBD.

 

Sewer line extension is estimated between $100,000 - $130,000.

 

Parking Lot installation approximately $60,000 (TBD return with quote based on dimensions).

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

This item supports Strategic Goal 1 “Economic Development” which encourages promoting the City and creates positive branding for the City. New development spurs more interest in the City and creates other development opportunities.  

 

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff requests direction as to how to proceed with the silos, and future development of the site specifically sewer line extension, parking lot development and other alternatives.

 

Meeting History

Mar 21, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Community Development Director Kristie Flores presented this final item saying that at the beginning of the year, Matt Ballio, a partner of First American Commercial Property Group reached out to staff to begin exploring possibilities for development of the land they own in the 7400 block of Huebner Road. The commercial property group has potential developers for their property zoned B-2 (Retail), fronting Huebner Road. There is an interested party that wants to construct a restaurant with a drive-thru.

Staff requests direction as to how to proceed with the silos, and future development of the site specifically sewer line extension, parking lot development and other alternatives.

Council Member Benny Martinez was in favor of extending the notification. Zoning Commissioner Olen Yarnell asked how that would affect next week’s Zoning Commission meeting. Community Development Director Flores attempted to explain. Council Member Alcocer wanted to know what the rush was about and wanted to wait to consider both properties at once.

A motion was made by Council Member David Jordan and seconded by Council Member Benny Martinez to table the item until a survey of the surrounding communities has been conducted.

A motion was made by Council Member David Jordan and seconded by Council Member Monica Alcocer to table this item to a date certain until staff can bring back an ordinance to allow us to extend the boundary for a survey on this site.

Mayor Riley paraphrased Council Member Jordan's motion to say that the item was to be tabled to a date certain so that staff may bring back a recommendation to extend the notification for this particular zoning request.

Community Development Director Kristie Flores then reminded everyone that there is no zoning request here tonight and asked that we just postpone the item. Mayor Riley repeated that we are only postponing the item. Community Development Director Flores said she is not getting any other direction other than to postpone the item and that the Council is not ready to discuss further until other processes have occurred. Mayor Riley asked all Council if they agree and said ok we have a motion for that, all in favor say aye and in unison all Council Members said “Aye” Mayor then asked if anyone was opposed, there being none opposed, Mayor Riley announced that the motion carried.

There was no vote on either of Council Member Jordan’s motions so this item has been placed on the April 4, 2017 Regular City Council Agenda for clarification and a vote.

Discussion