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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Jan 21 Planning & Zoning Recap

Charting the Course

NEW BUSINESS

The City’s Planning and Zoning Commission had the following new business items at the January 21, 2021 planning and zoning meeting:

Consider and take all appropriate action on a request for approval of the Preliminary Plat of Lake Mija Village Section 3, containing 55 Lots, 1 Block, 1 Reserve, being a subdivision of 13.6789 Acres (595,852 sq. ft.), located in the Ritson Morris Survey, Abstract 52, and also being a partial amendment of Reserve “K” of Mystic Village at Lake Mija Film Code No. 409122, H.C.M.R. City of Seabrook, Harris County, Texas. Director of Community Development, Sean Landis explained to the board that the applicant is requesting to subdivide the property into 55 Lots, 1 Block, and 1 Reserve for the purpose of constructing single-family dwellings. The property is currently zoned (R-1) Single-Family Detached Residential District. City Staff reviewed the Preliminary Plat and finds it to be compliant with the City’s Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances. The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed and approved the request and the motion was carried unanimously.

Consider and take all appropriate action on a request to amend the Code of the City of Seabrook Appendix A, Comprehensive Zoning, Article 3, “Establishment of Zoning Districts and Associated Regulations”, Section 3.15 “Comprehensive Land Use Regulation Matrix,” by requiring within a (WAD) Waterfront Activity Zoning Districts a conditional use permit for the following uses: storage, boat; inside, and storage, recreational vehicle; inside. Director of Community Development, Sean Landis explained to the board that the (WAD) Waterfront Activity District is specifically designed to accommodate a select group of commercial and recreational land use activities associated with waterfront areas. The primary land use orientation of the district is retail-commercial establishments with a waterfront marine-coastal theme. In accordance with the Comprehensive Master Plan 2030, the district aims at preserving Seabrook’s small town character, its waterfront, and to create a “unique” place. The land uses within this district are also intended to meet a portion of the community’s tourism and recreational demand. The incorporation of piers, boardwalks, outdoor patios, and outdoor cafes into site development of properties located in this district is encouraged. Due to the differences between the WAD District description stated above and the lack of capability with that description, City Staff recommends to amend the Code by requiring within a (WAD) Waterfront Activity Zoning Districts a “Conditional Use Permit” for the following uses: storage, boat; inside and storage, recreational vehicle; inside. The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed and approved the request and the motion was carried unanimously.

Consider and take all appropriate action on a request to amend the Code of the City of Seabrook Appendix A, Comprehensive Zoning, Article 3, “Establishment of Zoning Districts and Associated Regulations”, Section 3.15 “Comprehensive Land Use Regulation Matrix,” by requiring within (146-S) SH 146 South Commercial and (146-M) SH 146 Main Commercial Zoning Districts a conditional use permit for the following uses: auto repair/detailing, auto rental and leasing, quick lube/oil change, and tire dealers and service. Director of Community Development, Sean Landis explained to the board that the SH 146 South Commercial District (146-S) is intended to be the southern gateway into the City. The district elements should preserve Seabrook’s unique sense of place for community gatherings and events, while providing local entertainment options for the community. This district, due to changes within the flood regulations, will be made up of elevated structures, creating a unique appearance throughout the district. The SH 146 Main Commercial District (146-M) is intended to promote an attractive mix of retail, commercial services, and restaurants. The district elements shall exhibit an overall desirable sustainable appearance with enduring quality. Due to the differing types of construction methods, along with differing sizes and scale of development, City Staff is recommending to amend the Code by requiring within (146-S) SH 146 South Commercial and (146-M) SH 146 Main Commercial Zoning Districts a “Conditional Use Permit” for the following uses: auto repair/detailing, auto rental and leasing, quick lube/oil change, and tire dealers and service. The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed and approved the request and the motion was carried unanimously.


FUTURE MEETING DATES

The next Planning and Zoning Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning agendas are posted to www.seabrooktx.gov prior to each meeting. If you wish to give Public Comment during this meeting you must register in advance no later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, by sending an email to Pat Patel; ppatel@seabrooktx.gov.

*Call in information may be subject to change. Please review the meeting agenda prior to calling in. Virtual meeting information will be posted to the agenda at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.



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