CITY OF LEON VALLEY

NOTICE OF MEETING

Planning & Zoning Commission

6:30 PM – March 10, 2020

Leon Valley City Council Chambers

6400 El Verde Road, Leon Valley, TX 78238

 

                           

MEETING Minutes

6:30 PM CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL,

Attendee Name

Organization

Title

Status

Arrived

David Smith

City of Leon Valley

Chair

Present

 

Edward Alonzo

City of Leon Valley

Vice Chair

Present

 

Catherine Rowse

City of Leon Valley

2nd Vice Chair

Present

 

Michael Marin

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 2

Present

 

Larry Proffitt

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 4

Present

 

Sherry Pfau

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 6

Excused

 

Richard Blackmore

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 7

Present

 

Laura Tobin Cardenas

City of Leon Valley

1st Alternate

Excused

 

Drew Power

City of Leon Valley

2nd Alternate

Present

 

Monica Alcocer

City of Leon Valley

Council Liaison

Excused

 

Will Bradshaw

City of Leon Valley

Council Liaison

Excused

 

 

Also present was Planning & Zoning Director Brandon Melland, Associate Planner Erick del Angel and Executive Assistant Ana Federico.

 

 

Planning & Zoning Director Melland introduced Mr. Erick del Angel as the new Associate Planner for the Planning & Zoning Department and asked Mr. del Angel to introduce himself.

 

Associate Planner del Angel spoke and shared his background and offered his availability to the Planning & Zoning Commission.

 

 

Chair Smith asked members of the Planning & Zoning Commission to move item number 3 from the agenda to the end. The commissioners agreed to move item number 3 to the end of the agenda.

 

2              CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

No comments from the public.

3              OLD BUSINESS

Discuss and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding Potential Amendments to the City's Zoning Code Regarding Special Event Facilities, Including Party Rooms, in the B-2, Retail District.

Chair Smith made a recommendation to postpone item number 3 to a date to be determined later.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Proffitt and seconded by Commissioner Power to postpone item number 3.

RESULT:              POSTPONED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

SECONDER:              Drew Power, 2nd Alternate

AYES:              David Smith, Edward Alonzo, Catherine Rowse, Michael Marin, Larry Proffitt, Richard Blackmore, Drew Power

4 NEW BUSINESS

ZC-2020-01 (Zone Change) - Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action on a Request by Manuel Rubio for a Zone Change From B-3, Commercial District with SO, Sustainability Overlay District Zoning, to B-3, Commercial District, with CIO, Commercial Industrial Overlay District Zoning on Approximately 5 acres Generally Located on the East Side of Timber Hill Drive, Approximately 600 feet South of Grissom Road; and a Public Hearing on Said Request

Chair Smith asked Planning & Zoning Director Melland if he received any opposition for this request.

 

Planning & Zoning Director Melland replied that he received only one (1) letter from the Timberhill Apartment complex in favor of this request.

 

Planning & Zoning Director Melland presented the item which is in response to a request by applicant Manuel Rubio, for a Zone Change from B-3, Commercial District with a Sustainability Overlay (SO), to B-3, Commercial District with a Commercial Industrial Overlay (CIO) on approximately 5 acres which is generally located East Side of Timberhill Drive, approximately 600 feet South of Grissom Road. Planning & Zoning Director Melland made the recommendation not to approve this item.

 

Chair Smith asked to hear from the applicant.

 

Mr. Rubio presented a brief history about the property he’s asking for a zone change and also provided a handout to the Commissioners. The handout contained an agreement between White-Conlee and MGR, Inc agreeing to lease a portion of MGR, Inc’s land that abuts Timberhill Commons Apartment. The handout also contained contacts that Mr.Rubio had made with City of San Antonio Staff who recommend re-platting both properties at once and who also stated to Mr. Rubio that if re-platted, the City of San Antonio will supply all utilities and all public services to both properties.

 

 

Mr. Rubio introduced his Land Use Attorney Linda Ladymen who discussed compatibility purposes.

 

Ms. Ladymen made a statement that the property 1 has no retail value as it is located behind the U-Haul property. Ms. Ladymen also discussed the zoning requirements and went into detail on how “there’s compatibility with the master plan and the surrounding area and how it protects the health safety and welfare, and how it protects the property rights around”.

 

Chair Smith called for a recess at 8:41 p.m.

 

Chair Smith reconvened at 8:50 p.m.

 

Chair Smith opened the Public Hearing at 8:57 p.m.

 

There being no public comment; Chair Smith closed the Public Hearing at 8:57 p.m.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Richard Blackmore and seconded by 2nd Alternate Drew Power to approve agenda item number 4) a. ZC-2020-01 as presented.

RESULT:              APPROVED [4 TO 3]

MOVER:              Richard Blackmore, Commissioner 7

SECONDER:              Drew Power, 2nd Alternate

AYES:              David Smith, Larry Proffitt, Richard Blackmore, Drew Power

NAYS:              Edward Alonzo, Catherine Rowse, Michael Marin

SUP-2020-04 (Specific Use Permit) - Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action on a Request by David Holland, for a Specific Use Permit for a Bar, at 4700 Timco West Road; Generally Located at the Intersection of Timco West Road and Timco East Road; and a Public Hearing on Said Request.

Planning & Zoning Director Melland presented the item which is in response to a request by applicant David Holland, for a Specific Use Permit for a Bar at 4700 Timco West Road which is generally located at the Intersection of Timco West Road and Timco East Road. Planning & Zoning Director Melland recommended the Planning & Zoning Commission to approve this item with the condition to extend the use of the bar to suite number 105 only, being that suite 104 already exist.

 

Applicant Mr. Holland was present as well.

 

Chair Smith opened the opened the Public Hearing at 6:44 p.m.

 

There being no public comment; Chair Smith closed the Public Hearing at 6:44 p.m.

 

A motion was made by Vice Chair Alonzo and seconded by Commissioner Catherine Rowse to approve agenda item number 4) b. SUP 2020-04 as presented.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Edward Alonzo, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Catherine Rowse, 2nd Vice Chair

AYES:              David Smith, Edward Alonzo, Catherine Rowse, Michael Marin, Larry Proffitt, Richard Blackmore, Drew Power

Discuss and Take Action on the Creation of a Planning and Zoning Commission Sub-Committee for a Recommendation on the Selection of an Urban Planning Consultant to Complete an Update to the 2018 City of Leon Valley Comprehensive Master Plan

There was a brief discussion on the creation of the Sub-Committee to review three (3) Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the Urban Planning Consultant. Chair Smith nominated Vice Chair Alonzo to be on the Sub-Committee and solicited the nomination of two (2) more members.

 

A motion was made by Vice Chair Alonzo and seconded by Commissioner Proffitt to establish a Sub-Committee for the Planning & Zoning Committee to consist of three (3) members.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Edward Alonzo, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

AYES:              David Smith, Edward Alonzo, Catherine Rowse, Michael Marin, Larry Proffitt, Richard Blackmore, Drew Power

A second motion was made by Vice Chair Alonzo and seconded by Commissioner Proffitt to nominate Vice Chair Alonzo, Commissioner Marin and Commissioner Rowse as members of the Sub-Committee.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Edward Alonzo, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

AYES:              David Smith, Edward Alonzo, Catherine Rowse, Michael Marin, Larry Proffitt, Richard Blackmore, Drew Power

5              ANNOUNCEMENTS BY COMMISSIONERS AND CITY STAFF

Chair Smith asked if anyone from the Committee had announcements to make.

 

Vice Chair notified the Committee that his wife will be due sometime in May 2020 and that he’s planning to be absent from the meeting starting in April 2020.

 

Mr. Power wished everyone a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day.

 

Vice Chair announced the next Planning & Zoning Commission meeting to be held on March 24th, 2020.

6              ADJOURNMENT

Chair Smith announced that the meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m.

 

 

These minutes approved by the Leon Valley Zoning Commission on the 26th of May, 2020.

 

APPROVED

 

 

_______________________

DAVID SMITH

CHAIR

 

ATTEST:_________ _____________________

                 CHRISTINA GARCIA

        PLANNING TECHNICIAN