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June 23, 2020 P & Z Minutes

Tuesday, Jun 23 2020
7:00 p.m.
City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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MINUTES

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

June 23, 2020

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Adam called the meeting to order at 7:12PM

DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

PRESENT MEMBERS: Adam, Handschuh, Hantz, Lindgren, Ramsby, Teague

PRESENT ALTERNATES: Stallings

PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Hilliard

ABSENT MEMBERS: Alcon ABSENT ALTERNATES: Beaty ABSENT COUNCIL LIAISON: None

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT:

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

Keith Fisher, Engineer

ABSENCES

Commissioner Ramsby, seconded by Commissioner Lindgren, moved to excuse the absences of Commissioner Alcon and Commissioner Beaty. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Lindgren, moved to approve June 9, 2020 Planning and Zoning Commission minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS

Regular Agenda Items


P-006-20

Consider action on the application of Jerry Enos for the Replat of Lot 1 & S3’ and Lot 2 of the W.T. and Barbara Layton Subdivision and Lot 2 N 61’ TRI SWC and Lot 3 of the

W.T. and Barbara Layton Subdivision located in the “M-1” Industrial District, creating Lot 2R, Block 1 of the Enos Addition containing approximately 0.411 acres of land, locally known as 1721 & 1723 Layton Avenue.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the June 7, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to twelve (12) property owners within 200' of the site on June 12, 2020. Staff received two (2) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and one (1) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Jerry Enos, 6508 Meadow Oaks, said staff summarized the situation quite well.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:15PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (7:15PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Stallings, to approve the application of Jerry Enos for the Replat of Lot 1 & S3’ and Lot 2 of the W.T. and Barbara Layton Subdivision and Lot 2 N 61’ TRI SWC and Lot 3 of the W.T. and Barbara Layton Subdivision located in the “M-1” Industrial District, creating Lot 2R, Block 1 of the Enos Addition containing approximately 0.411 acres of land, locally known as 1721 & 1723 Layton Avenue.

The motion passed 6-0-0.


Z-001-20

Application of Ron Sturgeon for an amendment to ordinance O-2014-016-15 to amend the text of the “PD-C-2” Planned Development Commercial District on Lot 1, Block 1 of the Family Furniture Addition, being 4.03 acres located north of Northeast Loop 820 Highway and east of Denton Highway, locally known as 5230 Denton Highway.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the June 7, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to twelve (12) property owners within 200' of the site on June 12, 2020. Staff received two (2) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Ron Sturgeon, 5260 Denton Highway, said he has been in Haltom City since 1973. They did a two million dollar improvement to this building. He currently owns 12 spas in Tarrant County. He said they previous didn’t have any parking spaces open. They added some. The center space has remained vacant. The space is two feet below the floodplain. They originally tried to do food trucks and auto repair and there was a concern of the two competing but this board approved unanimously. City Council made changes at the meeting. What they want to do is create a meeting place that uses food trucks. He said all trucks will have county permits and permits in at least one other city. The trucks would only operate during the event. The waste will be disposed of lawfully. The food trucks will meet TABC requirements. The shipping containers contain sand to prevent the building from flooding. As of right now two restaurants have declined to occupy the space.

Commissioner Teague asked how many people would attend? Mr. Sturgeon said that is up to the event.

Commissioner Teague asked about alcohol sales.

Mr. Sturgeon said he thinks as far as the food trucks there is some kind of “floating license”, otherwise, a TABC bartender could serve from inside the building at the event center.

Commissioner Lindgren asked if there will be a kitchen in the event center. Mr. Sturgeon said no, most events would utilize food trucks or be catered. Commissioner Handschuh asked how many events would take place.

Mr. Sturgeon said there would only be one (1) event at a time and food trucks are associated to an event only, would not be able to display/sell other than those times.

Commissioner Lindgren asked about occupancy capacity. Mr. Sturgeon said approximately 200 people.

Commissioner Teague asked about liability on property.

Mr. Sturgeon said that he has insurance, food trucks have insurance, etc. Commissioner Lindgren asked about people congregating in parking lot.

Mr. Sturgeon said that is a possibility since you could have a car show in the parking lot. Mr. Sturgeon thinks the concept is innovative.

Commissioner Lindgren asked how many parking spaces the food trucks require.

Mr. Sturgeon said 3-4 spaces. So if you had six (6) trucks that would be 24 parking spaces. They have 20 more than required.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:47PM)

Bob Watkins, 3232 Friendly, Ron covered everything. Mr. Watkins said he moved here 4 years after he got started. He is a worker. He has a nice business. He will not do something that messes up the property. He had four trucks at one of his events and they ran out of food. He is interested in our city. He has been rejected for things in the past and brought his business to other cities.

James Pliska, 6820 Inwood, North Richland Hills, said he went to a wedding in the medical district and there were 300 trucks with two food trucks. The issue was there wasn’t enough parking. The alcohol was inside. They got prepared food at the event and went back inside. I support this because I’ve experienced it. The trucks are organized.

Commissioner Teague asked how many parking spaces this will take up. Three or four spaces for the trucks so about 24 parking spaces total.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (8:05 PM) Discussion by the Commission

Commissioner Lindgren asked if they could regulate alcohol sales. Commissioner Smith said he thought one alcohol truck is enough.

Commissioner Teague said she thinks four (4) trucks should be enough and has concerns with alcohol being served from food trucks.

Commissioner Stallings felt the point of the trucks is to serve from the vehicle including alcohol.

Commissioner Lindgren asked if they could regulate occupancy limits. Ms. Batchelor said that is determined by the Fire Marshal.

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Smith, seconded by Commissioner Ramsby, to approve the application of Ron Sturgeon for an amendment to ordinance O-2014-016-15 to amend the text of the “PD-C-2” Planned Development Commercial District on Lot 1, Block 1 of the Family Furniture Addition, being 4.03 acres located north of Northeast Loop 820 Highway and east of Denton Highway, locally known as 5230 Denton Highway with the stipulations of only six (6) food trucks allowed and only one (1) allowed to serve alcohol.

The motion passed 5-1-0 (Commissioner Teague voting no).


CU-007-20

Consider action on the application of Jimmy Hartman for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Lot 1, Block A of the Wilbarger Commercial Complex, being approximately 4.407 acres on the south side of Lower Birdville Road, locally known as 5940, Suite B-7, Lower Birdville Road and with a Tarrant Appraisal District site address of 5920 Lower Birdville Road.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the June 7, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to eight (8) property owners within 200' of the site on June 12, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Jimmy Hartman, 5940 Lower Birdville Road, said he will be doing automobile enhancements. He mainly works on nice vehicles and hot rods. The square footage of the area is 3,500 square feet and his hours will be Monday through Saturday 8 am to 6 pm.

Mr. Hartman said no, he has worked on vehicles since he was 17 and is 39 now. Family owned a business, but dad passed six (6) years ago. No longer in business. He anticipates advertising by word of mouth.

Chair Adam asked if there will be any body work or painting. Mr. Hartman said no, he does not even know how to do either. How many vehicles can be stored inside tenant space?

Mr. Hartman said there will be three (3) lifts and probably store 8-9 vehicles inside. What is turnaround time?

Mr. Hartman said most are same day depending on work required. Chair Adam asked about tow trucks delivering vehicles.

Mr. Hartman said most would be during business hours.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (8:30PM)

No one for or against.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (8:30PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Lindgren, seconded by Commissioner Handschuh, to approve the application of Jimmy Hartman for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Lot 1, Block A of the Wilbarger Commercial Complex, being approximately 4.407 acres on the south side of Lower Birdville Road, locally known as 5940, Suite B-7, Lower Birdville Road and with a Tarrant Appraisal District site address of 5920 Lower Birdville Road.

The motion passed 6-0-0.


CU-008-20

Consider action on the application of Wade Wurdeman for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop and automobile paint and body shop in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Lot 1R, Block 23 of the Watauga Addition, being approximately 2.17 acres on the east side of Huddleston Street, locally known as 6120 Huddleston Street.

Staff presented and clarified the request. Business started in 2006 at 5920-115 Huddleston and has been at 6100 Huddleston since 2015.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the June 7, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to fourteen (14) property owners within 200' of the site on June 12, 2020. Staff received one (1) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Wade Wurdeman, 7174 Red Bud, said the space is a 16,500 square foot sprinkled building. Mr. Wurdeman said there are no overhead doors on front/west side. He will do grading to correct ponding at north side of parking lot. He will install and provide an approved paint booth. He intends to consolidate two (2) businesses into one (1) location. He has been in discussion with current owner to purchase for over a year. He will be removing the hog wire fence at southeast area of property and install R-panel fencing around secured area behind the building. He will remove the gate from area between 6100 and 6120 and provide solid fencing.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (8:46 PM)

No one for or against.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (8:46PM)

Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Teague, to approve the application of Wade Wurdeman for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop and automobile paint and body shop in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Lot 1R, Block 23 of the Watauga Addition, being approximately 2.17 acres on the east side of Huddleston Street, locally known as 6120 Huddleston Street with the condition they remove the hog wire fence and install solid fencing.

The motion passed 6-0-0.

STAFF UPDATE

Ms. Batchelor advised Commission that there will be a meeting on July 14, 2020.

ADJOURN

Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 8:49PM. Respectfully submitted,

Glenna Batchelor, Director Planning & Community Development

Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission