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PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
TOWN CENTER - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

 
Present: Chairperson Russell Hooper  
  Vice Chairperson Keith Stone  
  Commissioner Coffey Caesar  
  Commissioner Theo Peugh  
  Commissioner Andreana Coleman  
  Commissioner Machele Johnson  
Absent: Commissioner Preston Gilstrap
Staff Present: Crystal Owens, Director of Development Services
Edlyn Vatthauer, Planning Manager
Samantha Gowans, Assistant City Attorney
Cherrell Dennis-Charles, Planning Technician
             
A.
WORK SESSION AGENDA:
             
1. Chairperson Russell Hooper called the work session to order at 6:13 p.m.
             
2. Discuss agenda items.
             
3. Chairperson Russell Hooper closed work session 6:40 p.m.
             
B.
AGENDA
             
C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

Led by Commissioner Machele Johnson.
             
D. REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
             
E. CONSENT AGENDA
Any item may be withdrawn from the consent agenda and acted on separately. Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the approval of each item in accordance with Staff Recommendations.
             
1. Approval of Minutes
             
a. Planning and Zoning Commission meeting minutes dated August 13, 2019.
  Motion by Vice Chairperson Keith Stone, with second by Commissioner Theo Peugh .To approve the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting minutes dated August 13, 2019. Motion passed 6-0.
 
AYE: Chairperson Russell Hooper
  Vice Chairperson Keith Stone
  Commissioner Coffey Caesar
  Commissioner Theo Peugh
  Commissioner Andreana Coleman
  Commissioner Machele Johnson
Other: Commissioner Preston Gilstrap (ABSENT)
             
F. PUBLIC HEARING:
             
1. Consider Zoning Case Z-1405-19; a proposed Planned Development for a charter school to allow an increase in the allowed height and deviations to the stacking requirements. The property is located to the north of Wintergreen Road and approximately 260 feet west of Hampton Road; consisting of 1 lot and containing 5.5 acres.  Applicant: Scott Stone; Property Owner: Darrell Pilcher.

Chairperson Russell Hooper called the public hearing to order at 7:03 p.m. and Mark Daniels from 1207 Hampshire Lane, Richardson TX addressed the Commission.

Mr. Mark Daniels representing Golden Rule Charter School stated they would like to table their agenda item until October 8,2019.
  Motion by Vice Chairperson Keith Stone, with second by Commissioner Theo Peugh to approve the applicant request to table the agenda item until October 8,2019. Motion passed 6-0.
 
AYE: Chairperson Russell Hooper
  Vice Chairperson Keith Stone
  Commissioner Coffey Caesar
  Commissioner Theo Peugh
  Commissioner Andreana Coleman
  Commissioner Machele Johnson
Other: Commissioner Preston Gilstrap (ABSENT)
             
2. Consider Zoning Case Z-1404-19; a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an accessory building over 240 square feet at 1335 North Hulgan Circle; consisting of one (1) lot and 43,520 square feet of land. Applicant: Deborah Lott; Property Owner: Clarence Lott.

Planning Manager Mr. Edlyn Vatthauer presented the management report for Z-1404-19.

Vice Chairperson Keith Stone asked staff the intended use for this accessory building.

Mr. Vatthauer responded with the applicant intended use is to provide a dwelling for her elderly ill parents whom she is the care taker for.

Commissioner Coffey Caesar asked staff to confirm the square footage of this accessory dwelling.

Mr. Vatthauer responded with the accessory building is 1,130 including the carport it is 1,450.

Hearing no other questions the Chairperson Russell Hooper opened the public hearing at 7:07 p.m.

Mrs. Deborah Lott from 1335 N Hulgan addressed the Commission. Mrs. Lott gave the Commission a background on her length of time in DeSoto and her family roots in DeSoto as well. Mrs. Lott stated she is the caretaker for her parents and gave a description of the hardship her family faces without the structure due to travel and her elderly parents being ill. Mrs. Lott concluded with this approval would save her family and would like the Commissions support.

Chairperson Russell Hooper closed the public hearing at 7:10 p.m.
  Motion by Commissioner Andreana Coleman, with second by Commissioner Theo Peugh to recommend approval for case Z-1404-19; a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an accessory building over 240 square feet at 1335 North Hulgan Circle; consisting of one (1) lot and 43,520 square feet of land. Applicant: Deborah Lott; Property Owner: Clarence Lott. Motion passed 6-0.
 
AYE: Chairperson Russell Hooper
  Vice Chairperson Keith Stone
  Commissioner Coffey Caesar
  Commissioner Theo Peugh
  Commissioner Andreana Coleman
  Commissioner Machele Johnson
Other: Commissioner Preston Gilstrap (ABSENT)
             
3. Consider Zoning Case Z-1389-18 (PD-176); a Planned Development to allow a tower 275 feet in height; located at 714 East Belt Line Road and to the south of the police building; enclosed in an area consisting of 3,906 square feet; Applicant: Harmony Clarkrider; Owner City of DeSoto/Chief Costa.

The Planning Manager Mr. Edlyn Vatthauer presented the management report for case Z-1389-18.

Chairperson Russell Hooper opened the public hearing at 7:13 p.m.

Vice Chairperson Keith Stone asked the applicant the similarities in appearance to the radio towers located in Cedar Hill on Mansfield Road.

Richard Newcun this will not be as large as those massive towers most of those towers are broadcast towers and can be 1500 feet in height versus this proposed tower is 275 feet.

Chairperson Russell Hooper closed the public hearing at 7:15 p.m.
  Motion by Vice Chairperson Keith Stone, with second by Commissioner Theo Peugh to recommend approval for case Z-1389-18 (PD-176); a Planned Development to allow a tower 275 feet in height; located at 714 East Belt Line Road and to the south of the police building; enclosed in an area consisting of 3,906 square feet; Applicant: Harmony Clarkrider; Owner City of DeSoto/Chief Costa. Motion passed 6-0.
 
AYE: Chairperson Russell Hooper
  Vice Chairperson Keith Stone
  Commissioner Coffey Caesar
  Commissioner Theo Peugh
  Commissioner Andreana Coleman
  Commissioner Machele Johnson
Other: Commissioner Preston Gilstrap (ABSENT)
             
4. Consider Zoning Case Z-1407-19; an amendment to Planned Development-160 (PD-160), to allow 80% of the lots to have front facing garages. The property is located south of Danieldale Road and approximately 1100 feet west of Westmoreland Road; on approximately 101 acres and consisting of 276 lots; Applicant and Property Owner: Chad Adams.

The Planning Manager Edlyn Vatthauer presented the management report for case Z-1407-19.

Chairperson Russell Hooper opened the public hearing at 7:22p.m.

Chairperson Russell Hooper read aloud the response cards asking each individual if they would like to speak.

Don Dykstra with Bloomfield Homes is in favor and does not wish to speak.
Tim Stewart from 1050 East Hwy 114 is in favor of request and wishes to speak.
Chad Adams with 1130 North Westmoreland Road is in favor of request and does wish to speak.

Chad Adams addressed the Commission.

Mr. Adams expressed his gratitude to Tom Gaubert and is contributions to the City. He gave the Commission a background on Bloomfield homes and the current projects the company is doing in the City. Mr. Adams introduced Mr. Tim Stewart to speak as the representative for Bloomfield Homes.

Mr. Stewart addressed the Commission.

Mr. Stewart presented a PowerPoint presentation that included what Bloomfield Homes has to offer to the consumer regarding the type of residential homes that will be built in the current project Homestead at Daniel Farm. He gave additional information regarding the interior design of the homes as well.

Mr. Chad Adams came forward to Thank Mr. Tim Stewart and addressed the Commission to state that this amendment will allow the consumer to have extra room downstairs and that he is here for any questions the Commission may have.

Commissioner Andreana Coleman asked the applicant clarification on the type of door that is offered and if it would be considered an upgrade.

Mr. Tim Stewart responded with the Cedar door will be a standard door choice for this project.

Commissioner Coffey Caesar asked the applicant to clarify the size of the lot.

Mr. Chad Adams responded with the lots are 120 deep and 80 foot.

Chairperson Russell Hooper asked the Commission if there were any additional questions.
  Motion by Vice Chairperson Keith Stone, with second by Commissioner Coffey Caesar to recommend approval for Case Z-1407-19; an amendment to Planned Development-160 (PD-160), to allow 80% of the lots to have front facing garages. The property is located south of Danieldale Road and approximately 1100 feet west of Westmoreland Road; on approximately 101 acres and consisting of 276 lots; Applicant and Property Owner: Chad Adams. Motion passed 5-1.
 
AYE: Chairperson Russell Hooper
  Vice Chairperson Keith Stone
  Commissioner Coffey Caesar
  Commissioner Theo Peugh
  Commissioner Machele Johnson
NAY: Commissioner Andreana Coleman
Other: Commissioner Preston Gilstrap (ABSENT)
             
5. Vice Chairperson addressed the Commission and Thanked Chairperson Russell Hooper for his service on the Planning and Zoning Commission as his term is coming to an end.
             
G. REGULAR AGENDA:
             
1. No items for this agenda.
             
H. ADJOURNMENT
  Motion by Vice Chairperson Keith Stone, with second by Commissioner Coffey Caesar to adjourn the regular meeting on September 10, 2019 at 7:37 p.m. Motion passed 6-0.
 
AYE: Chairperson Russell Hooper
  Vice Chairperson Keith Stone
  Commissioner Coffey Caesar
  Commissioner Theo Peugh
  Commissioner Andreana Coleman
  Commissioner Machele Johnson
Other: Commissioner Preston Gilstrap (ABSENT)
 



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Russell Hooper
Chairperson Planning & Zoning Commission

Cherrell Dennis-Charles
Planning Technician
 




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