CITY OF LEON VALLEY

NOTICE OF MEETING

Planning & Zoning Commission

6:30 PM – June 9, 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

Remote

 

Edward Alonzo

City of Leon Valley

Vice Chair

Remote

 

Catherine Rowse

City of Leon Valley

2nd Vice Chair

Remote

 

Michael Marin

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 2

Remote

 

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

Excused

 

Monica Alcocer

City of Leon Valley

Council Liaison

Excused

 

Will Bradshaw

City of Leon Valley

Council Liaison

Excused

 

 

Also, in attendance: Planning & Zoning Director Brandon Melland, Planning & Zoning Technician Christina Garcia, and Associate Planner Erick Del Angel.

 

2              APPROVAL OF ZONING COMMISSION MINUTES:

Planning & Zoning Commission - Regular Meeting - May 26, 2020 6:30 PM

A motion was made by Commissioner 4 Larry Proffitt and seconded by Commissioner 7 Richard Blackmore to approve as amended.

RESULT:              ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

SECONDER:              Richard Blackmore, Commissioner 7

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

EXCUSED:              Sherry Pfau, Laura Tobin Cardenas, Drew Power

3              CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

No participants for citizens to be heard.

4              NEW BUSINESS

SUP-2019-07 (Specific Use Permit) Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action on a Request by ARCA FV Properties, LLC,  for a Specific Use Permit for Entertainment-Outdoor Use at 999 Shadow Mist; Generally Located on the East Side of Shadow Mist Road at the intersection of Shadow Mist Road and Avedisian Drive; and a Public Hearing on Said Request.

Mr. Melland presented the request and stated the property is currently developed as the Olympus Soccer Complex. He stated the applicant intends to add an additional parking lot and soccer field, and must first amend their existing SUP for the property in order to expand. Staff liaison Melland concluded his presentation by recommending approval as presented and informed Commissioners that he received two letters of opposition from surrounding property owners.

 

Conversation ensued regarding the presentation and the commissioners requested confirmation that the Fire Department did not have any issues with the applicant’s request. Staff liaison Melland assured Commissioners that the Fire Department does not have any issues regarding the application.

 

 

Commissioner Smith opened the public hearing at 7:26 PM.

 

Councilman Matthew Hodde expressed concern about lighting and noise pollution and asked how the applicant could ensure they would be turned off promptly by 9:30 PM.

 

Applicant Ferrer confirmed that noise and light pollution will be contained.

 

Sarah Snyder of the neighboring apartment complex requested the hours of operation, whether alcohol be allowed on premises, and what the construction hours be.

 

Applicant Ferrer acknowledged that he will follow City ordinances regarding construction hours, operational hours would be 8AM-9PM, and that no alcohol would be permitted on premises.

 

Commissioner Smith closed the public hearing at 7:32 PM.

 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner 4 Proffitt and seconded by 2nd Vice Chair Edward Alonzo to approve the request as presented.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

SECONDER:              Edward Alonzo, Vice Chair

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

EXCUSED:              Sherry Pfau, Laura Tobin Cardenas, Drew Power

SUP-2019-08 (Specific Use Permit) Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action on a Request by Jay Castaneda, for a Specific Use Permit for a New Commercial Development at 7125 and 7219 Bandera Road; Generally Located on the East Side of Bandera Road Approximately 450 Feet South of Linkwood Drive; and a Public Hearing on Said Request.

Mr. Melland advised Commissioners that the applicant’s address had not been published accurately; so the item could be discussed but not voted upon and would have to be tabled. Mr. Melland presented the request and stated the applicant intends to construct a new commercial facility at 7125 and 7129 Bandera Rd and that since the property abuts residential property, SUP approval is needed. 

 

Staff liaison Melland recommended approval and in addition stated the City Engineer and Fire Department have reviewed the Site Plan and do not have any further concerns.

 

Conversation ensued regarding the presentation and landscaping concerns were discussed. Staff liaison Melland advised that further modifications needed to be made to the landscape plan.

 

The applicant, Mr. Castaneda, stated his business would not interfere with the abutting residential properties and property is for business.

 

 

Commissioner Smith opened the public hearing 8:05PM.

 

Resident Christian Amana spoke in support of the request and asked how many stories the proposed complex would be.

 

The applicant responded that the intended project would only be one story.

 

Resident Karen Beaker spoke in favor of the applicant’s proposal and wanted to know of there were any unforeseen grading issues.

 

Staff liaison Melland responded that the City Engineer did not for see any issues regarding grading and runoff.

 

Commissioner Smith closed the public hearing closed at 8:13PM.

 

A motion was made by Vice Chair Alonzo and seconded by 2nd Vice Chair Rowse to table the discussion until June 23rd, 2020.

 

Commissioner Smith called the meeting to break at 8:20PM.

 

Commissioner Smith called the meeting back at 8:29PM.

RESULT:              TABLED [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 6/23/2020 6:30 PM

MOVER:              Edward Alonzo, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Catherine Rowse, 2nd Vice Chair

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

EXCUSED:              Sherry Pfau, Laura Tobin Cardenas, Drew Power

CA-2020-01 (Code Amendment) - Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action on an Amendment to Section 15.02.381, Permitted Use Table of the City of Leon Valley Code of Ordinances, Regarding Automobile Lubrication Facilities and Small Arms Firing Ranges (Indoor Only) in the Sustainability Overlay District; and a Public Hearing on Said Amendment.

Mr. Melland stated the request is to amend Section 15.02.381, of the zoning code, to potentially allow automobile lubrication facilities (lubrication only) and small arms firing ranges (indoor only) in the Sustainability Overlay District under limited circumstances with the approval of Specific Use Permit approval.

 

Conversation ensued and the question arose that if the Code amendment was approved would prior SUP’s be reinstated if made non-conforming by the creation of the Sustainability Overlay District? Staff liaison Melland advised that he would have to do research in regards to that question. 

 

Chair Smith opened the public hearing at 8:46pm and closed the public hearing 8:46pm.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner 4 Proffitt and seconded by Commissioner 7 Blackmore to approve CA-2020-01 as presented. 

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

SECONDER:              Richard Blackmore, Commissioner 7

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

EXCUSED:              Sherry Pfau, Laura Tobin Cardenas, Drew Power

CA-2020-02 (Code Amendment) - Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action on an Amendment to Section 15.02, Appendix C,I,G, of the City of Leon Valley Code of Ordinances, Removing all Provisions Regulating Signage in the Sustainability, Commercial-Industrial, and Gateway Overlay Districts; and a Public Hearing on Said Amendment.

Mr. Melland stated that this was a code amendment to remove all signage regulations from the City’s Overlay Districts in order to potentially have all signage regulations located in the building code.

 

Conversation ensued and the question arose as to how City Council and the Sign Committee would be involved in the Master Sign Plan.

 

Staff Liaison Melland replied that City Council would be the governing body regarding signage regulations and that the Sign Committee was not a permanent committee and established to be a governing body ex: decide variances etc.

 

 

Chair Smith opened the public hearing at 9:08PM and closed the public hearing at 9:08PM.

 

A motion was made by Vice Chair Alonzo and seconded by 2nd Vice Chair Rowse to table the discussion until 06-23-2020 to allow Staff to further research where other cities have their sign regulations located in their code and what governmental bodies are responsible for variances and amendments to sign regulations.

RESULT:              TABLED [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 6/23/2020 6:30 PM

MOVER:              Edward Alonzo, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Catherine Rowse, 2nd Vice Chair

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

EXCUSED:              Sherry Pfau, Laura Tobin Cardenas, Drew Power

5              ANNOUNCEMENTS BY COMMISSIONERS AND CITY STAFF

6              ADJOURNMENT

Chair Smith adjourned the meeting at 9:24PM

 

These minutes approved by the Leon Valley Zoning Commission on the 28th of July, 2020.

 

APPROVED

 

 

_______________________

DAVID SMITH

CHAIR

 

ATTEST:_________ _____________________

                 CHRISTINA GARCIA

        PLANNING TECHNICIAN