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September 22, 2020 P & Z Minutes

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MINUTES

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

September 22, 2020

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Adam called the meeting to order at 7:13PM

DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

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

PRESENT ALTERNATES: Stallings

PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: None

ABSENT MEMBERS: Lindgren ABSENT ALTERNATES: Beaty ABSENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Hilliard

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT:

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

ABSENCES

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Ramsby, moved to excuse the absence of Commissioners Lindgren and Beaty. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Teague, moved to approve September 8, 2020 Planning and Zoning Commission minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS

Regular Agenda Items

P-011-20

Consider action on the application of Cameron Ehn, on behalf of Stream Realty, for the Preliminary Plat of Lots 1, 2 & 3, Block 1, Midway Logistics Park tract of land out of the George Akers Survey, Abstract No. 30 containing approximately 40.10 acres of land in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District locally known as 6101 & 6801 Midway Road.

P-012-20

Consider action on the application of Cameron Ehn, on behalf of Stream Realty, for the Final Plat of Lots 1, 2 & 3, Block 1, Midway Logistics Park tract of land out of the George Akers Survey, Abstract No. 30 containing approximately 40.10 acres of land in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District locally known as 6101 & 6801 Midway Road.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the September 6, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to ten (10) property owners within 200' of the site on September 10, 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.

Cameron Ehn, Halff Associates, 4000 Fossil Creek Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas, 76137. Mr. Ehn said they would be creating three (3) lots for office/warehouse development.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:18PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (7:18PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Alcon, to approve the application of Cameron Ehn, on behalf of Stream Realty, for the Preliminary Plat of Lots 1, 2 & 3, Block 1, Midway Logistics Park tract of land out of the George Akers Survey, Abstract No. 30 containing approximately 40.10 acres of land in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District locally known as 6101 & 6801 Midway Road.

The motion passed 6-0-0.

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Alcon, to approve the application of Cameron Ehn, on behalf of Stream Realty, for the Final Plat of Lots 1, 2 & 3, Block 1, Midway Logistics Park tract of land out of the George Akers Survey, Abstract No. 30 containing approximately 40.10 acres of land in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District locally known as 6101 & 6801 Midway Road with the stipulation that the comments dated September 22, 2020 from Engineering and Zoning must be addressed.

The motion passed 6-0-0.

Z-005-20

Application of Mike French for an amendment to a “PD – C-3” Commercial Planned Development for all “C-3” uses plus Rental Yard (Commercial and Heavy Equipment w/Outside Storage), Sheet Metal Shop and Office Warehouse located on Lot 1R2, Block 1, Denton Highway Subdivision being approximately 3.2 acres, locally known as 6001 Denton Highway.

Staff presented and clarified the request. Amendment to O-2019-002-15 Z-002-19, Exhibit “A” Design Standards, paragraph 5 from fifteen feet (15’) to five feet (5’). Original Ordinance was effective as of March 11, 2019.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the September 6, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to eight (8) property owners within 200' of the site on September 10, 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.

Mike French, 5808 Denton Highway, Haltom City, Texas, 76148. Advised that there was a misunderstanding when previously submitted design criteria. Thought starting point of landscaping dimension was from curb, not property line. (Staff clarified that typical right-of-way distance to property line is nine feet six inches (9’6”) thereby creating the measurement shortage.)

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:25PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (7:25PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Stallings, to approve the application of Mike French for an amendment to a “PD – C-3” Commercial Planned Development for all “C-3” uses plus Rental Yard (Commercial and Heavy Equipment w/Outside Storage), Sheet Metal Shop and Office Warehouse located on Lot 1R2, Block 1, Denton Highway Subdivision being approximately 3.2 acres, locally known as 6001 Denton Highway.

The motion passed 6-0-0.

Z-004-20

Application of Mark Cone, on behalf of LGE Design Build, for an amendment to Planned Development – Haltom Business Park, Subdistrict 5 – Office/Commercial to “PD-MF-2” Planned Development Multifamily District located on Lot 1R1A, Block 6, of the Colonial Park Addition-Haltom Subdivision being approximately 9.92 acres, locally know as 4901 Anderson Boulevard.

Staff presented and clarified the request. Amendment to O-2019-011-15 Z-001-19, Subdistrict 5. Original Ordinance was effective as of April 8, 2019.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the September 6, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to sixty-two (62) property owners within 200' of the site on September 10, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, sixteen (16) opposed, and three (3) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Clay Cristy, Claymoore Engineering, 1903 Central Drive, Suite 406, Bedford, Texas, 76021 and Mark Cone, LGE Design Group, 4925 Greenville Avenue #350, Dallas, Texas, 75026 presented to the Commission.

Mr. Cristy said there is currently a market issue for office space. COVID has affected the office market.

Mr. Cristy has said apartments are in demand in this area. He said they will have 3 times the required setback distance. The maximum lot coverage will be 40% which is to push things further away and will also help reduce concrete. He said they intend to increase the height but will show how this effects a visibility triangle for the residents if they were closer with a two-story unit. Mr. Cristy said they would increase the landscape buffer by five (5) feet. They will also increase the caliper requirement for trees planted along the border with the residential from two (2) inches to three (3) inches.

Chair Alcon asked if they considered single family residential. Mr. Cristy said it is a narrow tract and the efficiency and investment is just not there for that.

Chair Adam asked if there was any analysis on the impact to the school. Mr. Cristy said they talked to city staff on the project and will work with each department on the project.

Commissioner Teague asked if the developer recognized this may come off as a bait and switch to the neighbors. Mr. Cristy said this was never the intention to bait and switch. That is not what we set out to do. They’ve marketed this for office and there has been no interest. What they found was a market for multifamily. They know industrial is not appropriate for the site. Right now there is no market so they went back to the drawing board and multifamily is what the property calls for.

Commissioner Teague said this will be three stories. Mr. Cristy said yes. Originally two stories but this would put the buildings closer to the residential. With three stories they could keep it further from them.

Commissioner Teague asked about the demographics. Mr. Cristy said mostly young professionals. Mr. Cone said they do not have pricing at this point. Mr. Cone said people want to be in the middle of Fort Worth and the suburbs and this allows for that.

Commissioner Stallings asked why they didn’t have pricing worked out. Mr. Cristy said they can’t do that until they have final drawings. We will establish an average market rate. Analyze the building costs and figure in the loan and interest amounts. This will help determine the cost.

Commissioner Alcon asked about their previous market analysis. Mr. Cristy said COVID has affected what they were looking at.

Commissioner Teague asked what they would do if denied. Mr. Cristy said they would have to go back to the owner.

Chair Adam advised of breakdown of one hundred eighty-eight (188) apartment units and four hundred fifty-six (456) parking spaces.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (8:02PM)

Jo Garrett, 4945 Colonial Park, said they were told apartments were not allowed. Already promised an eight-foot (8’) masonry wall. Would possibly consider two (2) story but not three (3) story as presented. She felt they should be held to what they originally were told they were going to do.

Ginger Crenshaw, 4825 Colonial Park said they have made an investment in their property. Not opposed to progress, but not in favor of apartments. She felt this was a violation of that they invested in for her family.

Stephen Tuckier, 4509 Easy, said he is not immediately adjacent to this property but has environmental concerns due to the density. He has concerns on increased traffic on poor roads. What the impact with the increase in people such as crime and utility impact.

Ron Johnson, 4965 Colonial Park, said this is a death nail for their neighborhood, he is already dealing with noise from all the construction, will lose privacy since proposing three (3) story apartments and realtor said he would lose thirty percent (30%) property value. They will have no privacy for their pool.

Madeline Cooley, 4829 Colonial Park, said lived here twenty-eight (28) years. Her complaint is about the truck traffic on their street. The schools are already full.

Barbara Razo, 4925 Colonial Park, said she is concerned about the schools since they are already overcrowded. City does not have a grocery store. Noise is also a problem. Increase in traffic from construction is already a problem.

Gary Van Voorhis, 4828 Colonial Park, said buildings are too tall, lots of truck traffic,

their street is starting to fail and they need “no truck traffic” signs.

Commissioner Teague asked what he thinks should be done. Mr. Van Voorhis said he thinks single family would good.

Mr. Chad Evans, 4829 Colonial Park, concerned about the number of people living at apartments. Approximately 400 people.

Charlie Roberts, 5727 Hadley, asked about the taxable revenue that will be generated by apartments.

Clay Cristy said he did not have that information but that apartments bring in more taxable value that warehouses.

Charlie Roberts said he is concerned about the strain on City services.

John Gearen, 4817 Colonial Park, said he has had standing water at his property already. House was built in 1993. Now all he has is a view of the warehouses. If this is built he will be leaving.

Connie Webb, 4917 Colonial Park, said she is opposed to all. Doesn’t see any beautification. Traffic on Colonial Park not used as a cut through. Lived here over twenty-five (25) years. She would rather they give back and provide a park.

Travis Crenshaw, 4825 Colonial Park, said sight line into property will eliminate any privacy. He said their mistake with the zoning of the property is not their fault and they should not have to suffer the consequences. He’s worried about loss in property value.

Marisa Galaviz, 4821 Colonial Park, said she moved in with her mother and now mother is wanting to move/sell her property due to the development going on around her property.

Deana Butler, 4920 Colonial Park, said she is upset by all the development, warehouses and apartments. She is upset this is even being considered.

Bob Watkins, Friendly Lane, said for developer to cut their losses.

Clay Cristy said first he would like to apologize for the truck traffic and will be addressing this situation. Impact to neighborhood should be addressed with the traffic TIA. Regarding the height (3-story), he will get with development to see if any options. Drainage will be resolved when the infrastructure is in place. These apartments will not be Section 8.

Travis Crenshaw, 4825 Colonial Park, said that both The Grand on Beach (4100 Northern Cross) and Northern Cross Apartments (4200 Northern Cross) are Section 8 apartments.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (9:10PM)

Mr. Cristy provided feedback to the residents regarding questions and concerns.

Discussion by the Commission ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Hantz, seconded by Commissioner Alcon, to deny the application of Mark Cone, on behalf of LGE Design Build, for an amendment to Planned Development

– Haltom Business Park, Subdistrict 5 – Office/Commercial to “PD-MF-2” Planned Development Multifamily District located on Lot 1R1A, Block 6, of the Colonial Park Addition-Haltom Subdivision being approximately 9.92 acres, locally know as 4901 Anderson Boulevard.

The motion passed 5-0-1 with Commissioner Teague abstaining.

STAFF UPDATE

Ms. Batchelor advised Commission that there will be a meeting on October 13, 2020.

ADJOURN

Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 9:31PM. Respectfully submitted,

Glenna Batchelor, Director Planning & Community Development

Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission

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