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Town of Little Elm
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
Thursday, DECEMBER 16, 2021 - 7:00 pm
Present:
Michael Bell, Chairman; Ron Trees, Vice Chairman; Stephen Horn, Commissioner; Robert Martin, Commissioner; Tom Ocelli, Commissioner; Brent Thibeaux, Commissioner
Absent:
Danny Weakley, Commissioner; Brian Rawlins; Brent Hagenbuch
Staff Present:
Hayden Brodowsky, Development Services Manager
Olga Chernomorets, Planning Manager
Brian Salvesen, Planner

             
   1. 5:30 PM Work Session
             
   2. Roll Call
             
   3. 6:00 PM Regular Meeting
  Chairman Bell opened the Regular Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting at 6:00pm.
             
   1. Discuss and take action regarding the approval of the December 2, 2021 regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting minutes.
  Motion: Approve December 2, 2021 Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes as presented.
             
  Motion by Vice Chairman Ron Trees, seconded by Commissioner Stephen Horn


 
AYE: Chairman Michael Bell, Vice Chairman Ron Trees, Commissioner Stephen Horn, Commissioner Robert Martin, Commissioner Tom Ocelli, Commissioner Brent Thibeaux
6 - 0 Passed - Unanimously
             
   2. PUBLIC HEARING/ Hardwicke Food Truck Park (PD-21-06182). Public hearing, discussion, and take action on a recommendation regarding a request to rezone approximately 3.23 acres of land, currently zoned as Lakefront District and Single Family A1, generally located at on the south side of Eldorado Parkway, approximately 200 feet east of Hardwicke Lane, within Little Elm’s town limits, in order to establish a new Planned Development district based on the Lakefront District requirements with allowance for additional uses, to allow outdoor temporary outdoor activities on site.
  • Staff Report
  • Open Public Hearing
  • Receive Public Comment
  • Close Public Hearing
  • Recommendation
  Staff gave the Commission an update on the plans for the site and recommended that the Commission table the item until the January 6, 2022 Regular Planning and Zoning Meeting.

Chairman Bell, with agreement from the Commission reopened the public hearing at 6:04pm. 

Paul Besheer, 129 Woodrow Circle, spoke in opposition to the project due to the disconnect to the long-term plans of the Town, lighting issues, and uses not compatible with neighboring properties. An email was also sent to staff, which was presented to the Commission.

Richard Marcus, 121 Woodrow Circle, spoke in opposition to the project due to lighting, potential increase in crowds, traffic and litter. An email was also sent to staff, which was presented to the Commission. 

Chairman Bell closed the public hearing at 6:15pm. 

Vice-chair Ron Trees stated he believed it was in the best interest to table until the January 6, 2022 meeting, so that EDC could present their amended plan.

Motion: Table item until the January 6, 2022 Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting.
 
             
  Motion by Commissioner Stephen Horn, seconded by Commissioner Brent Thibeaux


 
AYE: Chairman Michael Bell, Vice Chairman Ron Trees, Commissioner Stephen Horn, Commissioner Robert Martin, Commissioner Tom Ocelli, Commissioner Brent Thibeaux
6 - 0 Passed - Unanimously
             
   3. PUBLIC HEARING/ Providence Commons PD (PD-21-05005). Public hearing, discussion, and take action on a recommendation regarding a request to rezone approximately 9.8 acres of land, in order to establish a new Planned Development district based on Single Family 4 (SF-4) with modified development standards, to allow the development of a new single family residential subdivision.
  • Staff Report/Applicant Presentation
  • Open Public Hearing
  • Receive Public Comment
  • Close Public Hearing
  • Discussion and Recommendation
  Staff presented on the Providence Commons development noting access issues, architectural design variances requested, and the multi-jurisdictional aspect of the project. 

Vice-Chair Ron Trees questioned if the other phases, in Providence Village, had already been started. Staff answered that the other phases had not been started and that they were on the agenda for Providence Village on December 21, 2021. 

Commissioner Tom Occeli asked for clarification on the private drive. Staff answered that the private drive would remain private and is not currently planned be changed for this development. 

Chairman Michael Bell opened the public hearing at 6:32pm. 

Faye Goode, 9897 Cherokee Oaks Rd, spoke on the project nothing that development in the area severely affects the drainage of her property as well as increases the amount litter and construction debris. 

Bart Jetton, the applicant, answered some of the concerns voiced over the fencing of the property.

Matthew Zamaripa, 6175 Main St, Frisco Tx, The project engineer talked to the Commission about the fence and retaining wall planned to be going in and the drainage options for the site. 

Chairman Bell closed the public hearing at 6:44pm. 

The Commission discussed the height of the screening, believing that the 3 feet of retaining wall plus 8 feet of masonry wall is too high. The Commission also discussed access issues and would prefer to have the lot be ready to connect to the adjacent undeveloped lots in the future also allowing less connection through commercial areas. Lastly, the Commission had concerns over the architectural standards of the development due to varying from what is typically seen in Little Elm. The Commission wanted to wait to see what changes the developer could make and to see what Providence Village would decide at their meeting on December 21, 2021. 

Motion: Table item until January 6, 2022 Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting. 
             
  Motion by Commissioner Stephen Horn, seconded by Commissioner Robert Martin

 
AYE: Chairman Michael Bell, Vice Chairman Ron Trees, Commissioner Stephen Horn, Commissioner Robert Martin, Commissioner Tom Ocelli, Commissioner Brent Thibeaux
6 - 0 Passed - Unanimously
             
   4. Discussion of future agenda items, update on Council action, and requests for new business considerations
  Staff gave the Commission an update on items that were sent through to Town Council. Staff also talked about items likely to be on the next meeting agenda. 
             
   5. Adjourn
  Chairman Bell Adjourned the December 16, 2021 Regular Planning and Zoning Meeting at 7:05pm. 

    

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