September 26, 2017 P&Z Minutes
City of Haltom City
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
September 26, 2017
CALL TO ORDER
Chair Adam called the meeting to order at 7:30PM
DETERMINATION OF QUORUM
PRESENT MEMBERS: Adam, Bowman, Teague PRESENT ALTERNATES: Chapman, Furrie PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Watkins
ABSENT MEMBERS: Hilliard, Pearson, Tidwell
ABSENT ALTERNATES: None
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT:
Glenna Batchelor, Interim Director of Planning and Community Development
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Teague, made the motion for approval of the September 12, 2017 meeting minutes as written. Motion passed 5-0-0.
Previous absences were excused
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS
Regular Agenda Items
Replat (P-013-16) – 5180 Western Center Boulevard
Application of Kevin Duvall for approval of a replat creating Lot 2R, Block 3, Huntington Park Addition from Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 3, Huntington Park Addition, located in the “C- 3” Commercial District, containing approximately 2.54 acres, and locally known as 5180 Western Center Boulevard.
Staff presented and clarified the request.
Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.
Mr. Dale Hoelting, DEH Consulting, civil engineer, don’t know if he can add any more to the plat. They have developed the construction plans to do the initial phase of the church. A single building with required parking spaces. It will not take up the entire lot
that is being replatted. In future phases, they are anticipating adding a second building. So that is the main purpose of doing the plat rather than being incumbered by multiple lot lines, setbacks, etc. This allows the applicant to develop the property without coming back and replatting in the future. I can answer any questions you might have.
Commissioner Chapman thanked Mr. Hoelting for being here. Can you give us some insight into the parking arrangement. The only concern he really has in looking at the replat is regarding access control and perhaps traffic depending on obviously the number of worshippers going to service at any one time accessing the parking lot and whether that would create any type of problems as far as getting access into the parking lot.
Mr. Hoelting advised that currently there is a joint access between the daycare and on the driveway. They are actually expanding the driveway to make it larger. So basically there will be a shared access with the daycare so the in and out of this facility will be through that particular driveway.
Commissioner Chapman asked if it is actually further down towards the shared lot with the daycare rather than closer down towards Huntington Drive.
Mr. Hoelting confirmed. He also said when they go in with the second building there will be an additional drive approach installed. At this particular time, the second drive approach is not being proposed.
Commissioner Chapman reiterated a single access point at this time.
Mr. Hoelting confirmed. He also advised that there are 37 parking spaces.
Chair Adam asked why they are not planning on doing the second ingress at this time.
Mr. Ronnie Hassell, assistant pastor of the church, advised that at this time they are just going to at one end of the property and the way they have it laid out the drive will allow fire access but it also dies off before it gets down to the other part of the property, the concrete drive will stop and then when they expand then they will open that up and add more parking at that time. And a lot of it has to do with the expenses and financing.
Mr. Hoelting advised Mr. Hassell that he may want to tell Commission how many days a week.
Mr. Hassell said they will be doing Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings and some special things every once in a while and some prayer meetings here and there but for scheduled services it will be Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.
Commissioner Teague asked how big is the church.
Mr. Hassell said right now they are running about sixty (60) people.
Commissioner Teague asked if when they do the expansion they are hoping to expand to have more people.
Mr. Hassell confirmed yes, that’s the goal.
Commissioner Teague asked what is the goal.
Mr. Hassell said they are hoping to fill this building up of course and then once this building is full to capacity, they may have to run two services on Sundays to hold up until they get more financing but their goal is to actually build this building and then add a bigger sanctuary next to that in the future.
Commissioner Teague asked how many people would fill it up.
Mr. Hassell said the building is 5980sf and the seating is about 150-160.
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
No discussion among Commission
ACTION BY THE COMMISSION
Commissioner Teague made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Bowman, to approve the replat of Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 3, Huntington Park Addition as presented. Motion to approve passed by a vote of 5-0-0.
Ms. Batchelor advised the Commission that there will not be a meeting on October 10th due to joint session with Council and EDC.
Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 7:44PM. Respectfully submitted,
Glenna Batchelor, Interim Director Planning & Community Development
Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission