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August 25, 2020 P & Z Minutes

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MINUTES

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

August 25, 2020

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Adam called the meeting to order at 7:16PM

DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

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

PRESENT ALTERNATES: Stallings

PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Hilliard

ABSENT MEMBERS: None 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 Teague, seconded by Commissioner Alcon, moved to excuse the absence of Commissioner Beaty. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Stallings, moved to approve July 14, 2020 Planning and Zoning Commission minutes as corrected. Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS

Regular Agenda Items

P-009-20

Consider action on the application of Mohammad Habib, on behalf of Nizar Yousuf, for the Preliminary Plat out of the Hugh F. Largent Survey, Abstract No. 959, Tract 4E02 in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1 Block 1 of the Ideal Investment Subdivision containing approximately 0.509 acres of land locally known as 4000 Denton Highway.

P-010-20

Consider action on the application of Mohammad Habib, on behalf of Nizar Yousuf, for the Final Plat out of the Hugh F. Largent Survey, Abstract No. 959, Tract 4E02 in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1 Block 1 of the Ideal Investment Subdivision containing approximately 0.509 acres of land locally known as 4000 Denton Highway.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the August 9, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to fourteen (14) property owners within 200' of the site on August 13, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and one (1) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Mohammad Habib, on behalf of Nizar Yousuf, said they will be doing a Chevron gas station/convenience store with four (4) gas pumps.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:23PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (7:23PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Ramsby, to approve the application of Mohammad Habib, on behalf of Nizar Yousuf, for the Preliminary Plat out of the Hugh F. Largent Survey, Abstract No. 959, Tract 4E02 in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1 Block 1 of the Ideal Investment Subdivision containing approximately 0.509 acres of land locally known as 4000 Denton Highway.

The motion passed 7-0-0.

Commissioner Lindgren, seconded by Commissioner Handschuh, to approve the application of Mohammad Habib, on behalf of Nizar Yousuf, for the Final Plat out of the Hugh F. Largent Survey, Abstract No. 959, Tract 4E02 in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1 Block 1 of the Ideal Investment Subdivision containing approximately 0.509 acres of land locally known as 4000 Denton Highway with the Engineering and Zoning stipulations as follows:

Engineering:

  1. – Eliminate the “internal 10’ Utility Easements”.

  2. – Increase the Utility Easement on the east side of Denton Highway to 15’. This will

    match the easement on the north side of the property.

  3. – Keep the 10’ Utility Easement on the north side of Diamond Oaks Drive South.

  4. – Eliminate the 24’ fire lane easement.

Zoning:

  1. – Remove the 10’ landscape buffer.

  2. – Add 30’ building line setback to frontage streets. The motion passed 7-0-0.

Z-002-20

Consider action on the application of JPI Real Estate Acquisition, LLC for a zone change request from “PD-C2” Planned Development for natural gas exploration, production, and development to “PD-MF” Planned Development Multifamily Residential District described as an approximately 38.427 acre tract of land situated in the JM Robinson Survey, Abstract No. 1346 and JN King Survey, Abstract No. 897, Tarrant County, Texas; said tract being all of Lots 4 and 5, Block J, Fossil Ridge Addition, an addition to Haltom City, Texas according to the plat recorded in Cabinet A, Side 4822 of the Plat Records of Tarrant County, Texas; said tract being part of those tracts of land described in Special Warranty Deed with Vendor's Lien to Abres III, LTD recorded in instrument No. D205287208, locally known as 4600 Fossil Ridge Circle and 5400 Fossil Creek Boulevard.

Staff presented and clarified the request. Metes and bounds being calculated for apartments and senior living excluding the drill site.

Commissioner Hantz asked if a traffic impact study will be conducted. Ms. Batchelor said there would be one.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the August 9, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to fourteen (14) property owners within 200' of the site on August 13, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, one (1) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Tommy Mann, attorney representing JPI 500 Winnted Building, gave a presentation and noted the uniqueness of the site will a in the middle of the project. Mr. Mann said part of the agreement would be no further expansion of the drill site. Mr. Mann noted the narrow frontage on N. Beach limits the usefulness of this site for a commercial project. Part of the property will be for senior housing. Mr. Mann also noted the fact that prior to the current zoning the site was zoned for multifamily purposes. This will be a $61 Rusty Ross, 600 Las Colinas, JPI just had it’s 30th birthday. JPI is the most active private luxury apartment builder in the country. Composed of professional individuals with an all in house development staff. High detail individuals. Haltom City enjoys high occupancy rates and senior housing is in demand.

Commissioner Teague asked what the demographic was going to be. Mr. Ross said the average age is 35 and average income is $118,00. In a comparable development there are only 14 kids in the complex.

Commissioner Teague asked if there will be onsite management. Mr. Ross said there would be.

Commissioner Teague asked if there would be onsite security. Mr. Ross said no but this will be a gated community.

Commission Lindgren asked what the rates would be. Mr. Ross said the average would be $1,500 a month.

Commissioner Teague asked what the breakdown of the units would be. JPI said 10% studio, 60% one bedroom, 25% two bedroom and 3% three bedroom. Planned Development is written for up to 406 multi-family units and 250 senior housing units. Current design has 386 multi-family units and 206 senior housing units.

Commissioner Stallings asked what they meant by luxury apartments. Mr. Ross said they will have upgraded interiors and there will be open space.

Commissioner Stallings asked what kept them from building more units in the open space. Mr. Ross said the PD limits this from happening.

Chair Adam asked if there was a different entrance for the drill site. Mr. Ross said there was.

Chair Adam asked if there would be a walking path. Mr. Ross said the grade would not allow for it.

Chair Adam asked if there would be a fence. Mr. Ross said he suspects it will be wrought iron.

Commissioner Lindgren asked if they are asking for reduced parking. Mr. Ross said they were, and that Haltom City has a high rate for parking.

Commissioner Lindgren said more and more people are working from home.

Miller Sylvan, 600 Las Colinas, said they park at one space per room with .25 spaces per gues. It is critical for them to have enough parking spaces.

Mr. Mann said they pulled neighboring cities and Haltom was high on parking requirements.

Chair Adam asked how many will have a garage. Mr. Mann said the first-floor units will have them. Mr. Ross said there will be no tuck under for the senior housing.

Commissioner Stallings asked where the overflow parking would be. Mr. Ross said the parking ratio includes guest parking.

Commissioner Handschuh asked if there would be a need for two parking spaces in some of the one bedroom units. Mr. Mann said at times there would be.

Chair Adam asked if they have had problems in other areas. Mr. Mann said they have not with their projects.

Commissioner Stallings asked what the total number of spaces were. Mr. Sylvan said there were 614 spaces.

Commissioner Rambsy asked if this was multifamily before the current zoning. Ms. Batchelor said it was.

David Demerist, architect for project 2903 Magnolia, said over the last 10 years U.L.I has said the real number of required spaces is at 1.7. They were going for a modern farmhouse look for the project. This is a popular look at the moment. There will be fire lanes around the building and the units will be sprinkled.

Commissioner Stallings asked if the units go up the concept would not change. Mr. Mann said this is a ratio for parking. Commissioner Stalling stated they already go down streets with cars lined up. Mr. Mann said people wont live there if there are not enough spaces.

Mr. Mann said Haltom has the highest ratio in DFW. Ms. Batchelor said that has been the requirement since she has worked for the city.

JPI said multi-family would start grading first and have an approximate twenty-four (24) month timeline.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (8:40PM)

Amy Michlitsch, 5483 Ridgeway Drive, Haltom City, Texas, 76137, paid extra for their lot due to size and view. A 4-story will block view of sunset to the west and would like to see the building scaled down.

The developer said they will get a site line drawing to Ms. Michlitsch before the Council agenda

Ms. Michlitsch asked if there will be trees. Mr. Sylvan said there is a 40 foot setback.

Commissioner Lindgren asked if this would cap the expansion of the gas wells. Mr. Ross said it would.

Ms. Michlitsch said she’d rather a small eyesore over a large eyesore.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (8:54 PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Handschuh, to approve the application of JPI Real Estate Acquisition, LLC for a zone change request from “PD-C2” Planned Development for natural gas exploration, production, and development to “PD- MF” Planned Development Multifamily Residential District described as an approximately 38.427 acre tract of land situated in the JM Robinson Survey, Abstract No. 1346 and JN King Survey, Abstract No. 897, Tarrant County, Texas; said tract being all of Lots 4 and 5, Block J, Fossil Ridge Addition, an addition to Haltom City, Texas according to the plat recorded in Cabinet A, Side 4822 of the Plat Records of Tarrant County, Texas; said tract being part of those tracts of land described in Special Warranty Deed with Vendor's Lien to Abres III, LTD recorded in instrument No. D205287208, locally known as 4600 Fossil Ridge Circle and 5400 Fossil Creek Boulevard excluding drill site.

The motion passed 5-1-0 (Ramsby opposed).

Z-003-20

Consider action on the application of Masterplan, on behalf of 365 Storage (Platinum), for a zone change request from “C2” Commercial District to “PD-C2” Planned Development – Self Storage and Retail District described as an approximately 4.8099 acre tract of land in the W. Screech Survey, Abstract No. 1416, in the City of Haltom City, and being a portion of Lot 4A, Block 2, Springlake Park Addition, locally known as 4925 Denton Highway.

Staff presented and clarified the request. Provided saturation map of self-storage facilities in Haltom City.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the August 9, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to six (6) property owners within 200' of the site on August 13, 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.

Maxwell Fisher, Masterplan, on behalf of 365 Storage (Platinum) said this was not a warehouse style self-storage complex. Family company that is developer and manager of their properties. Will work with retail broker for tenants spaces which will be a total of 9,000 square feet. Mr. Fisher projected a $10 million project with $66K taxes. Mr. Fisher said there are approximately 24 trips a day to the units for the site. About 2 per hour. Mr. Fisher said all of the operations are internalized.

Commissioner Teague asked how they determined location.

Mr. Fisher said they were aware of the other self-storage sites in Haltom City and surrounding cities but consider their submarket to be 2-3 miles and their development is climate controlled.

Commissioner Alcon asked about retail tenants.

Mr. Fisher said there will be four (4) storefronts and non-storage related inventory.

Chair Adam asked if yellow doors could be changed from their “garish” color.

Mr. Fisher said that would be up to the owner.

Commissioner Stallings asked if developer was aware of the $200-300K homes being constructed to the south of this site.

Mr. Fisher said Staff had advised of development.

Commissioner Lindgren asked about drainage from housing development going across property to Knapp lake.

Keith Fisher/Engineer said development would require detention on site. Commissioner Lindgren asked about traffic (ingress and egress) from Denton Hwy.

Mr. Fisher said there is plenty of parking (124 spaces) and they could see about getting access from gas station at corner. Mr. Fisher said Springlake would only be exit. Denton would enter/exit.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (9:46PM)

No one for or against.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (9:46PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Ramsby, to approve the application of Masterplan, on behalf of 365 Storage (Platinum), for a zone change request from “C2” Commercial District to “PD-C2” Planned Development – Self Storage and Retail District described as an approximately 4.8099 acre tract of land in the W. Screech Survey, Abstract No. 1416, in the City of Haltom City, and being a portion of Lot 4A, Block 2, Springlake Park Addition, locally known as 4925 Denton Highway.

The motion failed 3-4-0 (Alcon, Handschuh, Lindgren, Stallings).

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Alcon, to deny the application of Masterplan, on behalf of 365 Storage (Platinum), for a zone change request from “C2” Commercial District to “PD-C2” Planned Development – Self Storage and Retail District described as an approximately 4.8099 acre tract of land in the W. Screech Survey, Abstract No. 1416, in the City of Haltom City, and being a portion of Lot 4A, Block 2, Springlake Park Addition, locally known as 4925 Denton Highway.

The motion passed 4-3-0 (Hantz, Ramsby, Teague).

STAFF UPDATE

Ms. Batchelor advised Commission that there will be a meeting on September 8, 2020.

ADJOURN

Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 9:50PM. Respectfully submitted,

Glenna Batchelor, Director Planning & Community Development

Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission

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