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									Planning & Zoning Commission
April 14,2004

The Planning & Zoning Comission held a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at
4:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 401 South Rogers, Waxahachie, Texas.

              Members Present:       James Ranton, Chairman
                                     Daryl Schliep
                                     Jackie Brown
                                     Don Boyd

               Members Absent:       Betty Jefferson, Vice Chairman
                                     Renda Hickerson
                                     Don Edwards

               Others Present:       Nancy Ross, City Secretary
                                     Steve Chapman, City Attorney
                                     Ron Ansell, Council Representative
                                     Bob Sokoll, City Manager
                                     Paul Stevens, Assistant City Manager



Mr. James Ranton called the meeting to order and Mr. Daryl Schliep gave the invocation.



Mr. Don Bovd moved approval of the minutes of the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting
of March 24,2004. Mr. Jackie Brown seconded, All Aves.




PUBLIC HEARING:               Zoning Amendment Request No. 2004-10: Request by Clyde L.
                              Hargrove, South Bethany Development, LLC, to amend the
                              Planned Development Ordinance No. 2137 relating to 148.405
                              acres and 26.241 acres in Planned Development-Single Family-2
                              (PD-SF-2) and Planned Development-Single Family-3 (PD-SF-3)
                              areas in the J.B. and Ann Adams Survey located on the North side
                              of Broadhead Road and West of Brown Street (FM 813) to
                              facilitate the design and style of Ryland Homes as follows:
                                       1.      One hundred percent (100%) of the front elevation
                              shall be masonry, measured to the upper most plate line; exclusive
                              of windows, doors, entry walls, covered porches, architectural
                              projections and accents and area above first floor roofs (brick on
                              wood). Porch area shall not exceed twenty five percent (25%) of
                              the total fi-ont elevation. Masonry shall be defined as brick or
                              stone placed in individual units.
                                       2.      There shall be a minimum of a 6/12 Roof Pitch.
                              (ZA2004-10)

Mr. James Ranton opened the Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment Request No. 2004-10 as
described above.

Mr. Clyde Hargrove, South Bethany Development, P. 0. Box 907, Lancaster, TX, explained he
had planned to request three (3) items addressing the 100% masonry, 6/12 roof pitch and
reducing the side yard setback fi-om 6 feet to 5 feet. He pointed out he decided to delete the item
on the reduction in the side yard setback and go with the requirements in the Zoning Ordinance.
In the Ordinance placing the zoning on the property in August 2002 the roof pitch was 7/12 and
he was proposing to change that to a 6/12 roof pitch in the PD-SF-2 and 3 zoning districts.

Mr. James Ranton requested a clarification of brick on wood. Mr. John Gowen, Architect, 1729
Dartbrook, Rowlett, TX, explained this is the area above the first floor roof lines that would be
wood due to fire safety purposes.
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Mr. Sanford Smith explained this would not be giving any exceptions to the requirement of 75%
masonry, however, this would allow some creativity since there would be less masonry on the
fi-ont of the house.

Mr. T. E. Burleson, President of Lakes Partnership, P. 0. Box 578, explained he opposed
amending Ordinance No. 2137 since Ryland Homes has indicated they are seeking this for
architectural creativity in building the homes when, in fact, it is not creativity they seek but
financial creativity in how to provide a less expensive home. They would be using additional
inexpensive exterior materials that cost much less than the hand-placed stone or brick and this
means additional upkeep cost to the homeowner. This would also be a decrease in the quality of
the neighborhood and the quality of life. He pointed out the remaining 25% of the exterior
surface can be any material including aluminum siding and vinyl siding.

Mr. Buster Buie, 200 S. Westmoreland Road, stated they own 100 acres adjacent to the subject
property and plan to build larger homes. He expressed fear the developers would build smaller
homes, sell and then leave town.

There being no other to speak for or against the zoning request Mr. James Ranton declared the
Public Hearing closed.

Mr. Don Boyd asked what other types of materials would be used on the fi-ont. Mr. Hargrove
stated the exterior trim would be hardy plank; however, if there are no porches, there would be
100% masonry.

After a brief discussion, Mr. Don Bovd recommended approval of Zoning Amendment
Request No. 2004-10 as described above. Mr. Jackie Brown seconded. The vote was as
follows:

              Ayes                   James Ranton, Chairman
                                     Jackie Brown
                                     Don Boyd

              Noes                   Daryl Schliep

               Abstaining            None

The motion carried.



PUBLIC HEARING:               Zoning Amendment Request No. 2004-17: Request by Barry
                              Moore for Site Plan approval of Lot 1, Block A, Chapman Plaza
                              Phase I for Edward Jones Investment Office, located on the corner
                              of Brown Street (FM 813) and Professional Place, being East of
                              HEB Grocery. (ZA2004-17)

Mr. Barry Moore, 527 Hiwasee Road, and Bryan Tebo, 309 Oldham, requested approval of the
Site Plan for the construction of an investment office building at this location with approximately
1,526 square feet.

Mr. James Ranton opened the Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment Request No. 2004-17 as
described above



SITE PLAN:                    Lot 1, Block A, Chapman Plaza Phase I for Edward Jones
                              Investment Office, located on the corner of Brown Street (FM 813)
                              and Professional Place, being East of HEB Grocery. (2A2004-17)

Mr. Bryan Tebo, 309 Oldham, explained the monument sign location was not indicated on the
plat and that was in error. He noted corrected plats would be submitted with the location of the
sign on them.
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Mr. Dawl Schliep recommended approval o f the Site Plan o f Lot 1,Block A, Chapman Plaza
Phase I as described above subject to compliance with Citv Staff Comments and the following
stipulations;

       1.      Curb radius on approach - 20 ft. minimum.
       2.      Provide landscape plan to comply with City zoning requirements.
       3.      Per Health Department - dumpster not required.
       4.      No signage indicated on site plan.

Mr. Jackie Brown seconded, All Aves.



PRELIMINARYPLAT:                Crystal Cove, Phase 3, being 18.781 acres in the W.M. Baskins
                                Survey, located on Hunter Pass Road - Owner: William S. Glass,
                                Maris K. Glass LLC (PLM2004-22)

Mr. William (Bill) Glass, 218 Hunter Pass Road, explained they were proposing to subdivide
18.781 acres into 6 lots with three (3) or more acres in each lot that is being required by the City.

Afier a brief discussion, Mr. Jackie Brown recommended approval o f the Preliminam Plat of
Cwstal Cove, Phase III subject to compliance with Citv Staff Comments and the following
stipulations:

       1.         Provide a new 1 water service at each lot.
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       2.         A request for annexation has been received on that portion of the property whch
                  is currently outside the City limits.
       3.         Approval of the preliminary plat shall expire and become null and void twenty-
                  four (24) months after approval.
       4.         Within thirty (30) days after City Council approval, provide twelve (12) corrected
                  copies to the City Building and Development Department.

Mr. Don Boyd seconded, All Aves.



Mr. James Ranton announced by written request fi-om the Applicant the following items have
been removed from the agenda for a later date:

       Item 8.           Consider Preliminary Plat of Steeple Chase, being 80.1 17 acres in the E.
                         Horton Survey, located on the West side of FM 664 and South of Hwy.
                         287 Bypass - Applicant: Tommy N. Cansler, Timberland Creek
                         Companies, Inc. (PLM2004-23)
        Item 9.          Consider Preliminary Plat of Shepard’s Farms Estates, being 30.710 acres
                         in the B.B. Davis and W.C. Calder Surveys, located on Broadhead Road
                         South of Hwy. 287 Bypass across from River Oaks Subdivision -
                         Applicant: Robert B. Rollings, RBR Properties, Inc. (PLM2004-24)



PRELIMINARYPLAT:                 Spring Creek Grove, Phase Four, being 50.848 acres in the Evan
                                 R. Balch Survey, located East of Spring Creek Crossing
                                 Subdivision in the City’s Exterritorial Jurisdiction - Applicant:
                                 Buster Buie (PLM2004-25)

Mi. Buster Buie, 200 S. Westmoreland Road, explained they were proposing to subdivide 50.848
acres into 29 lots.

Afier a brief discussion, Mr. Dam1 Schliep recommended approval o f the Preliminam Plat o f
Sprinn Creek Grove, Phase Four as described above subject to compliance with Ci@ Staff
Comments and the followinn stipulations:
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       1.     As a minimum, a 7.5’ wide utility easement will be required down each side lot
              line. (7.5’ on each side for a total of 15’)
       2.     Approval of the Preliminary Plat shall expire and become null and void twenty
              four (24) months after approval.
       3.     Within thirty (30) days after City Council approval, provide twelve (12) corrected
              copies to the City Building and Development Department.

Mr. Don Boyd seconded, AN Aves.



REPLAT:       Lot 5 into Lots 5A, 5B and 5C, Ralston Lake Estates, located at 152 Ralston Lake
              Road in the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction - Owner: Tyrus E. and Laura L.
              Small (R€’2004-26)

Mr. Tyrus Small, 152 Ralston Lake Road, Midlothian, TX, explained they were proposing to
subdivide 6.799 acres into three (3) lots with the lots containing one or more acres each. He
noted one (1) lot would have 4.5 acres.

Mr. Don Bovd recommended approval o f the Replat o f Lot 5 into Lots 5A, 5B, 5C, Ralston
Lake Estates, located at 152 Ralston Lake Road in the Citv ’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
owned bv Tvrus E. and Laura L. Small (Rp2004-26) subject to compliance with Citv Staff
Comments and the following stipulation;

       1.     Within thirty (30) days after County Commissioners’ approval, provide City
              Building and Development Department with five (5) copies.

Mr. Daryl Schliep seconded, All Aves.



Mr. Bryan Tebo, 309 Oldham, and Duane Walton, 4219 FM 877, respectfblly requested the
Commission’s favorable consideration of granting the request for alternative material on the
exterior of a 6,000 square foot building for Walton’s Exhaust & Brake, instead of 80% masonry.
Mr. Bryan Tebo explained they would be constructing a very attractive, yet functional building,
with an old-style brick and block fi-ont, and a block wainscot down each side wall. The plan will
yield approximately 50% total masonry coverage of the exterior and it will still contain more
exterior masonry coverage than most of the existing buildings in that area. Mr. Tebo further
explained the doors would be on the East and West sides of the building with the North end to be
metal and face on Solon Road.

After a lenpthv discussion, Mr. Jackie Brown recommended approval o f the request bv Andv
Duane Walton, Walton’s Exhaust & Brake, for alternative material on exterior o f 6,000
square foot building located West U S. Hwv. 287 Bvpass and Solon Road, East o f Cassitv
Jones Lumber, instead o f 80% masonw or glass wall as required in Section 34.2 (A-2) o f the
Zoning Ordinance. Mr. Daryl Schliep seconded, All Aves.



Mr. Sanford Smith reported the City had begun the process of a requested annexation by Mavis
                                                                    1.
K. Glass, L.L.C. of 8.814 acres in the Crystal Cove Estates, Phase 1 1



Mr. Gary Duffey, 217 South Oak Branch Road, presented sketches of a proposed amusement
park at Broadhead Road and Hwy. 287. He explained everything will be allowed in the present
zoning with exception to the go-kart track and the go-karts. He noted there would be a 30,000
square foot amusement center with carnival games and rides, arcade games, laser tag, bumper
cars, party rooms and a dining area. The outside attractions will include miniature golf, batting
cages, a paintball arena and a 900-foot go-kart track with electric karts.

Mr. Sanford Smith explained all the activities would be allowed in the present zoning with
exception to the gasoline go-karts; therefore, Mr. Duffey had decided to go with electric go-karts
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and looking at zoning the area Planned Development-General Retail to specifically allow the
electric go-karts.

After discussing the proposed project, it was the consensus of the Planning & Zoning
Commission this was a good idea and Mr. Duffey should pursue the project.



There being no further business Mr. Dam1 Schliep moved the meeting adjourn at 6:15 p.m.
Mr. Jackie Brown seconded, All Aves.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Ross
City Secretary

								
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