January 2, 2018 Planning & Zoning Minutes

City of Haltom City

MINUTES

SPECIAL PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

January 2, 2018

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Adam called the special meeting to order at 6:10PM

DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

PRESENT MEMBERS: Adam, Bowman, Hilliard, Smith, Teague, Tidwell

PRESENT ALTERNATES: Chapman, Furrie

PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: None

ABSENT MEMBERS: None

ABSENT ALTERNATES: None

ABSENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Watkins

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT:

Glenna Batchelor, Director of Planning and Community Development Erik Smith, Assistant Director/Planning Projects Manager

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Furrie, seconded by Vice-Chair Tidwell, moved to approve December 5 Planning and Zoning Commission minutes with corrections.

ABSENCES

Previous absences were excused.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS

Regular Agenda Items

Final Plat (P-018-17) Grand on Beach

Consider action on the application of Bradley D. Copeland, on behalf of CC 820 Beach Grand LLC, Ltd, for approval of a final plat creating Grand on Beach, being Block 1, Lot 6 of an Addition to the City of Haltom City G.B. Stanley Survey, Abstract No. 1378, located in the “PD” Planned Development Multi-Family Residential District containing approximately 15.4 acres of land, locally known as 4100 Northern Cross Blvd.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Mr. David Strauss, 127 Pinnacle Drive, New Braunfels, stated the first phase of this project was approved nineteen (19) years ago. They got involved in this project about a year ago. They were very pleased to find the site was already approved for their type of use. The planned development in this case allows for nearly 400 units but they were only proposing 304 units because they felt the density was to high. Mr. Strauss said the average rents will be above $1,000 a month and this project was not low-income housing. He said this was a twin of a project they built in Richmond, Texas. Mr. Strauss said they will be having stainless steel appliances with granite countertops, plank flooring and nine foot (9') ceilings, a club leasing center for parties, high speed internet in all units. The exterior will be stone with some hardiplank. Fire accommodations will be met. There will be a front and rear entrance. The front entrance will be a right exit only. They did conduct a traffic impact analysis to make sure they didn’t put to many cars out. The project will be fully landscaped. They will be adding a bicycle repair shop with professional tools to fix bicycles. They will be installing a pet park with a washing station. The drainage pond will be fenced. The slope will be 1:3 and should take roughly eight (8) hours to drain and will be five feet (5') deep. The front building will have interior hallways. The residents they are targeting demand high quality and nice finishes. Graystar will be the maintenance company for this project and is for all their projects. They have a long term relationship with Graystar. There will be tuck under garages and carports on site. The average square foot of the units will be roughly 850 square feet. There will be one bedrooms which are about 50%, two bedrooms which are about 45% and three bedrooms which are about 5%. This project is located in Birdville ISD. The parking lot will be constructed out of concrete.

Commissioner Hilliard asked if the front and back gates will be secured. Mr. Strauss said they would be with key fobs.

Commissioner Hilliard asked how many stories are there. Mr. Strauss said it will be three (3) stories.

Commissioner Hilliard asked about the location of the tuck in garages. Mr. Strauss said the garages will go into a hallway then then the individual would go up to their unit.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak

No one was in the audience to speak on the request.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing Discussion by the Commission

None

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Hilliard, seconded by Vice-Chair Tidwell, to approve the application of Bradley D. Copeland, on behalf of CC 820 Beach Grand LLC, Ltd, for approval of a final

plat creating Grand on Beach, being Block 1, Lot 6 of an Addition to the City of Haltom City G.B. Stanley Survey, Abstract No. 1378, located in the “PD” Planned Development Multi-Family Residential District containing approximately 15.4 acres of land, locally known as 4100 Northern Cross Blvd. Motion to approve the final plat passed 6-0-0.

ADJOURN

Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 6:35PM. Respectfully submitted,

Glenna Batchelor, Director Planning & Community Development

Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission

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