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>> GOOD AFTERNOON. I WILL GO AHEAD AND CALL THIS

[CALL TO ORDER]

MEETING OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION TO ORDER.

WE GENERALLY START WITH A PRAYER.

[INVOCATION]

I'M GOING TO ASK REVEREND LANKFORD IF HE WILL GIVE US AN

INNOINVOCATION, PLEASE. >> GOD, WE PRAY, WE COME TO YOU TO SAY THANK YOU, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY.

WE THANK YOU GOD FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR US.

AND WE THANK YOU, GOD, FOR BLESSING THIS CITY.

WE THANK YOU, GOD, FOR ALL OF OUR LEADERS, ALL OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, WE PRAY, GOD, THAT YOU CONTINUE TO BE WITH THEM, LEAD, GUIDE AND DIRECT THEM. NOW GOD, WE ASK YOU TO BLESS THE P AND Z COMMITTEE, WE PRAY GOD THAT YOU ALLOW YOUR HOLY SPIRIT TO DWELL WITH US, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THE DECISION THAT WILL BE PLEASING WITH YOU. AND GOD, WE ASK THAT YOU REMEMBER THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN INFLICTED BY THE VIRUS THAT IS TRAVELING THROUGHOUT THIS WORLD. WE PRAY, GOD, THAT WE WILL FIND A CURE, IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANCE FUTURE AND WE ASK A SPECIAL BLESSING GOD ON THOSE WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.

BE WITH THEM IN A SPECIAL WAY AND ESPECIALLY A ALLOWING THE MOTHER AND THE FATHER, PROTECT THEM WE PRAY, AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO PUT YOUR STRONG ARM OF PROTECTION AROUND THIS CITY, CONTINUE TO KEEP US AND BLESS AURAL OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS. ALL OF OUR FIRST FIRST RESPONDERS.. WE ASK YOUR BLESSING UPON OUR SCHOOLS ESPECIALLY ASD WHERE WE HAVE MANY, MANY YOUNG PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT FOUND THEIR WAY YET.

MANY THAT ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEMSELVES YET.

KEEP THEM SAFE, WE PRAY, WITH THIS BLESSING AND ALL OTHERS, WE ASK IN YOUR SWEET SON'S NAME WE ASK, WE PRAY AMEN.

>> THE PLANNING AND ZONING AUTHORITY IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY FOR APPROVAL OF THE PLATS. HOWEVER IT ACTS ONLY AS A RECOMMENDING BOARD TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON MATTERS OF ZONING.

THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD MAY BE APPEALED TO THE CITY COUNCIL THROUGH OFFICE OF THE CITY SECRETARY, NO LATER THAN TEN DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS MEETING, AND ALL APPEALS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEM UNDER DISCUSSION BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION, AFTER RECEIVING RECOGNITION, BY THE CHAIR.

THOSE WISHING TO BE HEARD SHALL APPROACH THE PODIUM, STATE YOUR NAME AND YOUR PURPOSE FOR APPEARING.

EACH SPEAKER IS REQUESTED TO LIMIT THEIR PRESENTATION TO NO MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL TIME MAY BE GRANTED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIR.

FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM OUR

[MINUTES ]

PREVIOUS MEETING. SEPTEMBER 1ST MEETING.

ANY ADDITIONS OR REVISIONS THAT NEED TO BE MADE TO THOSE MINUTES OR I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THOSE.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE. >> MOTION TO APPROVE.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? >> SECOND.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE AND SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE. OPPOSED, SAME SIGN.

THANK YOU. WE ARE READY FOR PLATS.

[PLATS]

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, ZACK RAINBOW, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, ONE PLAT IN CONSIDERATION TODAY.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDING ARE APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS.

THE CONDITIONS IS APPROVAL OF THE ROAD YOU SEE THERE.

THEY'RE ADDING, THIS IS THE HAMPTON HILLS SECTION VII ADDITION AND THEY'RE ADDING 27 NEW RESIDENTIAL LOTS.

WITH THAT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU SIR.

>> THANK YOU. >> I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

WOULD ANYONE CARE TO SPEAK TO THIS ITEM? PLEASE COME FORWARD. SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. DISCUSSION FROM THE COMMISSION

OR POSSIBLE MOTION? >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

>> MR. BARNETT. >> YES, MS. RUSSELL, MR. ARE ARE ROSENBAUM, YES, MR. FAMBLE, AND THE MOTION TO APPROVE CARRIES.

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>> NEXT ON THE AGENDA IS Z-2020-14.

PUBLIC HEARING AROUND POSSIBLE VOTE TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OR

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DENIAL TO CITY COUNCIL ON A REQUEST FROM ROGERS RECREATIONAL INK, AGENT JACOB AND MARTIN LLC, TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NUMBER 58 TO A RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICT OF 60.83 ACRES OF NOW VACANT LAND WRAPPED AROUND BUT NOT ADJOINING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MAPLE STREET AND BERRY LANE, IN THE SOUTHEAST CENTRAL ABILENE, BLOCK A SECTION 2 PARKVIEW ADDITION AND 37.19 ACRES IN THE PROMOTED HE MD DISTRICT OUT OF THE SOUTH PART OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK A OF SECTION 2? PARKVIEW ADDITION, AND IN THE SOUTH PART OF A CERTAIN 6.374 ACRE TRACT BORDERING HAPPY L STREET IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 51, BLIND ASYLUM LANDS IN THE CITY OF ABILENE, TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON MY NAME IS JARRETT SMITH, WORK FOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IS ROGERS RECREATION INC, OWNERS AREA CODE OKAY AND MARTIN.

THE REQUEST WAS TO REZONE -- >> I WAS WONDERING IF HE IS USING THE POWERPOINT. SORRY.

>> REQUEST IS TO REZONE FROM PD NUMBER 58 TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL RS 6 AND MEDIUM DENSITY ZONING.

THIS REQUES WILL EFFECTIVELY REMOVE 60 ACRES AND TURN INTO RS 6 AND M.D. WE SENT OUT REQUESTS TO PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN A 200 FOOT RADIUS, WE FOUND TWO IN FAVOR AND FOUR IN OPPOSITION. HERE IS AN AERIAL LOCATION MAP SHOWING AN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, THIS IS NORTH OF THE ABILENE STATE SCHOOL NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MAPLE STREET AND BERRY LANE. CURRENT ZONING MAP SHOWING THAT THE PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY ZONED PD.

THERE IS AGRICULTURAL OPEN IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY AS WELL.

SOMETHING ELSE TO NOTE, THIS IS ALONG MAPLE STREET WHICH IS AN ARTERIAL ROAD AND BERRY ROAD WHICH IS A COLLECTOR ROAD.

JUST A GRAPHIC CONCEPT PLAN SHOWING HOW THE PROPOSED ZONE CHANGE WOULD ACTUALLY BE DIVIDED UP.

THE M.D. PORTION WOULD BACK UP TO THE STATE SCHOOL AND THIN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE ZONE CHANGE WOULD BE THE RS 6.

PERMITTED USE SLIDE, SHOWING ALL THE USES THAT WOULD BE PERMITTED WITHIN MEM D MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONING.

ANOTHER PERMITTED USE, WHICH SHOWS ALL OF THE USES THAT WOULD BE PERMITTED WITHIN THE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONING.

FEW PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, THE TOP TWO PHOTOS ARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROPERTY FROM BERRY LANE, THE BOTTOM TWO PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PHOTOS OF THE PROPERTY FROM MAPLE STREET.

AGAIN CITY STAFF DID NOTIFY ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN A 200 FOOT RADIUS AND AS STATE ID PREVIOUSLY WE RECEIVED TWO IN FAVOR AND FOUR IN OPTION AS NOTED HERE.

>> ANY NOTES ON THE OPPOSITION? >> THERE WAS ONE THAT WAS RETURNED -- EXCUSE ME WITH A RESPONSE, I QUOTE, WE JUST MOVED TO THIS ADDRESS, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE WILDF WILDLIFE AT MUCH TRAFFIC. TURNING THIS INTO RESIDENTIAL WOULD RUIN THIS, WE SEE 15 TO 20 DEER DAILY.

THAT WAS THE ONLY RESPONSE WE RECEIVED.

STAFF SEES THIS IN ARE PURSUANT TO SECTION 1414 WHICH IS THE CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL IN ABILENE'S LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AND CITY STAFF DOES RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL MAY HAVE AT THIS

TIME. >> DID YOU SAY MAPLE STREET,

THOROUGHFARE, MAPLE AND BERRY? >> YES, SIR, MAPLE IS AN ARTERIAL AND BERRY IS A COLLECTOR.

>> THERE IS ALREADY PLANS TO EXPAND MAPLE?

>> WITH THE SUBDIVISION OF THIS PROPERTY THEY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO IMPROVE THEIR PORTION OF MAPLE STREET AS WELL AS BERRY

LANE TO WIDEN IT. >> THAT COST IS ON THE

DEVELOPER? >> THAT IS CORRECT.

INTERANY OTHER QUESTIONS? THANK YOU SIR.

I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING, WOULD ANYONE CARE TO SPEAK TO

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THIS ITEM? PLEASE COME FORWARD.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, COMMISSION KIM I'M CLAYTON FERRY ROE WITH JACOB AND MARTIN, AGENCY FOR THE OWNER RIGHT NOW.

AGAIN THIS ZONE REQUEST AS JARROD MENTIONED, IS TO SUPPORT A NAKED FILL SUBDIVISION IN THAT AREA.

WE AGREE WITH STAFF ON THE LAND USE.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

>> QUESTIONS? THANK YOU SIR.

ANYONE ELSE CARE TO SPEAK TO THIS ITEM PLEASE COME FORWARD.

YES, SIR, COME FORWARD, PLEASE. >> I'M DR. TORREZ, I OWN THE PROPERTY JUST BESIDE THE TOWARDS THE LAKE SIDE AND BERRY LANE.

IT IS LITTLE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THAT, 20 ACRES AND 13 ACRES.

NOW, I NOTICE THE DENSITY FOR THIS PIECE PLANNED, HOW MANY HOUSES WILL THERE BE ON THE MEDIUM DENSITY?

>> MEDIUM DENSITY? >> 12 UNITS PER ACRE.

>> AND ON THE OTHER SIX? >> THREE AND A HALF UNITS PER

ACRE. >> HOW MANY GATES DO YOU HAVE?

>> I'M SORRY? >> GATES, ENTRANCE.

>> IT WILL BE A PUBLIC NEIGHBORHOOD, TO MY KNOWLEDGE SO

THERE WOULD BE NO GATES. >> WOULD THERE BE AN ENTRANCE ON

BERRY AND MAPLE? >> YES, ONE ENTRANCE FROM BERRY LANE AND ONE ENTRANCE FROM MAPLE BUT NO GATES.

>> NO GATES. >> THIS IS THE GRAPHIC OF THE CONCEPT. PRELIMINARY.

>> ON THE ENTRANCE OF BERRY LANE, WHAT SIZE OF ROAD DO YOU

HAVE? >> (INAUDIBLE).

>> LIKE WHAT SIZE? >> NO QUESTION, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU SIR. >> OH, THERE IS ONE, SORRY.

WHAT WOULD BE THE DETENTION POND, TOWARDS LAKE SIDE OR

TOWARDS MAPLE? >> TOWARDS MAPLE.

>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE CARE TO SPEAK TO THIS ITEM?

PLEASE COME FORWARD. >> MY NAME IS MIKE CARPENTER.

I'M SORRY I DIDN'T GET TO RESPOND TO THE LETTER BUT I WANT TO VOICE MY OPINION. I'M AGAINST THE PROPOSAL.

AND I DIDN'T GET PRIVY TO ALL THE OTHER INFORMATION.

BUT THE MULTIDENSITY, THAT'S IN PART OF THE CONTENTS, CORRECT?

>> DMOS, IT WOULD BE MORE OF A DUPLEX STYLE DEVELOPMENT, NOT AN

APARTMENT COMPLEX. >> I'M VERY HARD OF HEARING, I'M

SORRY. >> MORE OF A DUPLEX STYLE OF

DEVELOPMENT O. >> I'M HEARING -- 12 UNITS PER

ACRE? >> APARTMENTS ARE 24 UNITS PER

ACRE, THAT'S HALF THE DENSITY -- >> THAT WOULD BE MULTILEVEL?

>> NO, NO. >> SINGLE LEVEL? AND I'M SORRY, THIS IS GOING TO BE ON THIS PORTION OF THE

PROPERTY? >> YES.

>> THAT'S 40 ACRES THEN? >> IT'S 37.19 ACRES.

>> OKAY, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T GET THAT ON 99.

MINE. NOW, THE REST OF IT, I'M ASSUMING THAT'S THE RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> HOW MANY UNITS, THOSE WOULD

ALSO BE DUPLEXES? >> NO, SIR.

>> AND HOW MANY UNITS PER ACRE? >> ABOUT THREE PER ACRE.

>> AND I JUST ARE GOT THE ONE LETTER AND PROPOSAL, MY FAMILY HAS LIVED OUT THERE, WELL MY DAD'S 86 AND MY GRANDPARENTS WERE THERE WELL BEFORE HE WAS THERE AND I GREW UP IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. AND I'M TOTALLY OPPOSED TO AN APARTMENT COMPLEX. I'M ALSO OPPOSED TO THE LACK OF NOTIFICATION CREDIT, AND SO THIY SAID 12-DAY NOTICE.

I GOT THIS LETTER ON 9-29, 6:30 IN THE EVENING.

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LESS THAN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS NOTICE.

ALSO NOTICE THIS IS PASSED, THIS IS ANOTHER HEARING ON NOVEMBER THE 2ND, I WOULD BE BETTER PREPARED FOR THAT IF THIS DOES PASS. BUT I'M TOTALLY AGAINST IT.

I ALSO HAVE A QUESTION. THERE'S 200 FOOT RADIUS NOTIFICATION. IS THAT CUSTOMARY OR NORMAL FOR

THESE TYPE OF THINGS? >> YES, SIR.

>> THAT'S STATE, I BELIEVE THAT'S STATE REQUIREMENT, YES,

SIR. >> BECAUSE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AN OLD NEIGHBORHOOD OUT THERE. AND I THINK MORE PEOPLE OUGHT TO HAVE -- SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

AND I KNOW I'M NOT VERY HELPFUL GETTING UP AND TALKING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE. BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I JUST WANT TO GO DOWN ON RECORD AS BEING OPPOSED TO IT.

>> THANK YOU SIR. YES, SIR, COME ON.

>> I JUST WANT ON THE RECORD -- >> THAT'S OKAY.

>> AGAIN I WANTED TO ADDRESS A FEW OF THE CONCERNS AT LEAST BOTH OOF YOU HAD. THIS WILL BE A PUBLIC SUBDIVISION. THE PROPOSED LAYOUT IS PUBLIC ROADWAYS, CITY MAINTAINED. IT DOES ALLOW UP TO 12 UNITS PER ACRE. IF INTENT OF AT LEAST WHAT'S DRAWN IS SOMEWHERE CLOSER TO FOUR OR FIVE UNITS PER ACRE.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALLOWED IN A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL WHICH IS WHY WE'VE OC OPTED FOR AN MD ZONING IN THAT AREA.

THAT SOUNDS WORSE THAN IT IS BUT I WANTED TO ADDRESS THAT.

>> THAT BEING SAID, THE REST OF IT, HOW MANY UNITS PER ACRE?

>> THERE'S NOT A RIERK IN THE RN THE CODE.

IT'S ROUGHLY THREE, THREE AND A HALF UNITS PER ACRE.

BUT MD ALLOWS YOU TO GO UP TO 12 UNITS PER ACRE.

>> I'M SORRY WHAT YOU JUST SAID? >> AS DRAWN, IT COULD BE MORE DENSE. I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU IT IS SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN WHAT IS ALLOWED AND WHAT THE SINGLE FAMILY WOULD. I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY.

>> (INAUDIBLE) FOUR UNITS PER ACRE.

>> THE LAND USE WOULD NOT OBE ALLOWED IN SINGLE FAMILY.

THE DUPLEX LAND USE. >> I UNDERSTAND, THAT'S WHY

(INAUDIBLE). >> YES, SIR.

RIGHT. JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY.

>> THANK YOU SIR, THANK YOU. ANYONE ELSE CARE TO SPEAK TO THIS ITEM? PLEASE COME FORWARD.

SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

DISCUSSION FROM THE COMMISSION, OR A POSSIBLE MOTION?

>> WHAT -- I'M JUST CURIOUS, WHAT SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THIS?

OKAY. >> I'M SORRY, WHAT WAS THE

ANSWER? >> AISC.

>> ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? >> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT THAT I HEAR YOU SIR. AND I THINK THAT OUR DUTY IN MY OPINION AS PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSIONERS ARE TO EXAMINE THIS PHASE WITH THE INFORMATION WE HAVE AND MAKE THE INFORMATION, TO SEE WHETHER IT IS VIABLE.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHOW UP TO THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND VOICE YOUR CONCERNS, THAT'S WHAT THAT'S FOR.

WITH THAT I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> OKAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE, DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND. >> MOTION TO APPROVE AND A

SECOND. >> MR. BARNETT? YES, MS. RUSSELL, YES, MR. ROSENBAUM, YES, REVEREND LANKFORD, YES, AND MR. FAMBLE, YES.

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THE PLAN CARRIES A. >> RECEIVE A REPORT AND HOLD A DISCUSSION ON PUBLIC HEARING ON REQUEST FROM PB 695 ZERO LLC, AGENT JACOB AND MARTIN LLC FOR APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ALLOWING MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLINGS IN A GENERAL RETAIL DISTRICT AND IN AN OFFICE DISTRICT, LEGAL DESCRIPTION BEING APPROXIMATELY 4.53 ACRES IN GR DISTRICT AND 13.66 ACRES IN O DISTRICT IN NORTHERN QUARTER SECTION NUMBER 12, LUNATIC ASYLUM LANDS IN THE CITY OF ABILENE TEXAS, WEST SIDE OF

HIGHWAY 83-84. >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

MY NAME IS BRADLEY STONE, I'M A PLANNER HERE ON THE CITY STAFF.

I'M BE PRESENTING THIS CASE TODAY.

THE SUBJECT PROPERTY COMPRISE APPROXIMATELY 22 ACRES OF LAND.

AND THIS ACREAGE IS PART OF A LARGER 57.2 ACRES OF CONTIGUOUS

LAND. >> THERE YOU GO.

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>> UNDER COMMON OWNERSHIP BY THE OWNERS.

ALL THESE 57 PLUS ACRES ARE NOW VACANT.

LAST YEAR, THESE 57 ACRES WERE REZONED TO A COMBINATION OF GENERAL RETAIL, NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL, NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE, OFFICE, MULTIFAMILY RESIDENCES, MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENCES AND PATIO HOMES. SEVEN DIFFERENT ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS. THAT NOW MAKE UP THIS 57 ACRES OF, STILL VAIBT LAND. VACANT LAND.

THE PRESENT OWNERS NOW SEEK APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLINGS, IN THE ENTIRE OFFERS ZONING DISTRICT, AND SOME SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE GENERAL RETAIL ZONING DISTRICT, THAT BOTH OF WHICH WERE APPROVED LAST YEAR. THAT IS NOT THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT BUT THE BASE ZONING THAT WE'LL SEE HERE IN A MINUTE.

FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS SINCE SEPTEMBER OF WITH 2017, MULTIFAY ZONINGS ARE NO LONGER AUTOMATICALLY ALLOWED IN GENERAL OFFICE AND GENERAL RETAIL DISTRICTS BUT INSTEAD RIESH A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT OF SUCH AFTER OF COURSE A PUBLIC HEARING AND A RECOMMENDATION BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.

ARE THE STRIPE BEING ON THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE AREA IN WHICH MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLINGS ARE PROPOSED TO BE ALLOWED.

AGAIN, ALL OF A CERTAIN OFFICE ZONING DISTRICT AND SOME SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF A GENERAL RETAIL ZONING DISTRICT, LOCATED CLOSER TO HIGHWAY 83-84, WHICH APPEARS IN THE RIGHT OR EAST OF THIS AERIAL PHOTO. AN EMERGING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD APPEARS AT THE VERY NORTH OF THIS PHOTO A FEW HUNDRED FEET NORTH FROM THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

AND TO THE SOUTH, LAND REMAINS, WELL, PRETTY MUCH VACANT, EXCEPT FOR SOME ISOLATED RESIDENCES ON VERY LARGE LOTS.

THIS MAP SHOWS THE PRESENT ZONING IN THIS AREA, AND ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, THE SUBJECT PROPERTY OF COURSE IS HIGHLIGHTED BY THE STRIPING. IT INCLUDES, AGAIN, ALL OF AN OFFICE ZONING DISTRICT THAT APPEARS IN BLUE, AND SOME SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF A GENERAL RETAIL ZONING DISTRICT.

THAT APPEARS HERE IN DARK PINK.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE SOME OF THE OTHER NEARBY ZONING THAT INCLUDES A NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE ZONING CLASSIFICATION, IN THE LIGHT BLUE, NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL IN THE LIGHT PINK, AND TO THE WEST, MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONING, AND MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONING. WHERE AGAIN ALL OF THIS PROPERTY WAS REZONED AS SUCH JUST THIS PAST YEAR BUT REMAINS VACANT TODAY. WE HAVE SOME PHOTOS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS, THE PHOTO AT THE TOP OF THE SLIDE SHOWS A HEAVY DARK OUTLINE, AROUND THE SPECIFIC AREA WHERE THEY PLAN MULTIFAMILY RESIDENCES.

AND YOU CAN SEE ALSO, THE EMERGING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE NORTH AND THE MOSTLY VACANT, MOSTLY AGRICULTURAL, MOSTLY WILDLIFE LAND DIRECTLY TO THE SOUTH. AND OF COURSE CAN YOU SEE U.S.

HIGHWAY 83-84 WHICH AT THIS POINT IN SPACE IS PRETTY MUCH A DIVIDED HIGHWAY. I LIKE THIS SLIDE.

IT SHOWS DID AREA OF THE POSSIBLE APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PROPONENT'S PLAN IN THE AREA IN WHICH THEY OWN. YOU CAN SEE THE NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE DIRECTLY TO THE NORTH OF THE PROPOSED C.U.P. OR, USE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, ARE ARE MEDIUM DENSITY TO THE WEST AS WELL AS A PATIO HOME DEVELOPMENT.

NOW AREA IN RED IS WHAT HAS SO FAR BEEN DEFINED AS THE AREA WITHIN WHICH MULTIFAMILY RESIDENCES ARE PROPOSED TO BE ALLOWED. AGAIN, INCLUDING ALL OF AN OFFICE ZONING DISTRICT AND SOME SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF A GENERAL

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RETAIL ZONING DISTRICT, THAT GENERAL HE RETAIL ZONING DISTRICT HUGGING HIGHWAYS 83 AND 84.

THIS SHOWS A GRAPHIC CONCEPT PLAN OF PROPOSED SINGLE STORY APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

AND ALL THESE APARTMENT BUILDINGS ARE SHOWN UNDER UNIFIED MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL. AGAIN, GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF PARKING SPACES THEY HAVE SHOWN THAT ALLOWS ONLY SINGLE STORY APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT. OWNERS OF PROPERTY WITHIN 200 FEET WERE OF COURSE FORMALLY NOTIFIED OF THIS REQUESTED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. NO NEGATIVE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED. THE TWO POSITIVE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM THE PROPONENT HIMSELF WHO ALSO OWNS LAND DIRECTLY NORTH AND WEST FROM THIS SUBJECT PROPERTY.

ABILENE'S 2004 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INCLUDES A GRAPHIC PLAN SHOWING FUTURE LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT IN AND AROUND ABILENE. ON THAT PLAN MAP, THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS ARE EMBRACED WITHIN AN AREA DESIGNATED AS A GATEWAY FOR MIXED USE.

THIS SUBJECT PROPERTY DOES INDEED LIE CLOSE TO HIGHWAY 83-84 AS I'VE MENTIONED HERE IN FAR SOUTH ABILENE AND THIS PARTICULAR ASEGMENT OF HIGHWAY 83-84 DOES IN FACT FUNCTION AS A MAJOR GATEWAY TO ABILENE FROM THE SOUTH.

THE 2004 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN GOES ON TO STATE THAT THIS HIGHWAY 83-84 SHOULD, AND I QUOTE, BE PROTECTED AND ENHANCED TO REFLECT ASPIRATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE DESIGN, APPEARANCE AND IMAGE OF ABILENE. CONSTRUCTING MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS ON THIS SUBJECT AREA IN THIS GATEWAY AREA IS CONSISTENT WITH THE GOAL OF MAKING HIGHWAY 83-84 AN ATTRACTIVE INTR ENTRY WAY TO AB. CITY STAFF THEREBY RECOMMENDS APPROVING THIS CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU SIR.

>> THANK YOU. >> I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

ANYONE CARE TO SPEAK TO THIS ITEM?

PLEASE COME FORWARD. >> GOOD AFTERNOON, TOW YOUNG JACOB AND MARTIN AGENT FOR THE OWNER.

OUR REQUEST IS TO SUPPORT MULTISYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FOR A PORTION OF THIS TRACT OF LAND. I THINK BRAD WENT THROUGH THIS.

BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND.

OUR CLIENT PURCHASED THIS PROPERTY A YEAR OR SO AGO WITH THE INTENT OF PUTTING IN A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, YOU SAW THE ZONING MAP THAT I THINK WE PUT TOGETHER, THAT BRAD PUT UP.

WE ZONED THAT PROPERTY INTO DIFFERENT ZONING DISTRICTS BASED ON OUR PLANNING AT THAT POINT. OVER THE LAST YEAR, PLANNING HAS PROGRESSED, AND HAS BECOME THE OWNER'S DESIRE TO INCLUDE MULTIFAMILY FOR A LARGER PORTION OF THAT, OF THAT PROPERTY AS DEFINED BY THE AREA OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.

MOST CERTAINLY, WE BELIEVE IT'S AN APPROPRIATE USE AT THAT LOCATION, AND I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF I CAN.

>> ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU SIR.

>> THANK Y'ALL. >> ANYONE ELSE CARE TO SPEAK TO TO THIS ITEM? PLEASE COME FORWARD.

SEEING NO ONE I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

>> I'LL SAY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE TOUGHER FOR ME TO GO WITH IF THEY WOULD HAVE PUSHED IT UP AGAINST THE RESIDENCE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE NORTH. SO WE'VE GOT THE 250 FOOT BUFFER WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL BUFFER BETWEEN IT, AND IT IS ONE-STORY, SO TO ME THAT MAKES IT ATTRACTIVE AND A GOOD USE FOR THE PIECE OF PROPERTY.

>> MORE PALATABLE, YES. >> I CONTINUE TO WORRY ABOUT THE SPRAWL, IF YOU WILL, GOING DOWN 83-84.

>> WHAT DID YOU SAY? >> THE SPRAWL.

>> OKAY. >> I'D LIKE TO SEE A GROCERY STORE, MAYBE A SPECKS OR SOMETHING WAS GOING TO GO IN AT THIS POINT BUT I THINK THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE USE OF LAND.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE. >> MOTION TO APPROVE CAN, DO I

HAVE A SECOND? >> I'LL SECOND.

>> MOTION TOROVE AND A SECOND.

>> MR. BARNETT, YES, MS. RUSSELL, YES, MR. ROSENBAUM, YES, REVENUE LANKFORD AND MR. FAMBLE.

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>> YES, I'M SORRY, CAUGHT ME IN MID-LAUGH.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT PLEASE. >> BEFORE WE GO TO THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT, I WEBSITE ON THE INWENT ON THEINTERNET AND TN THE PLANNING WEBSITE, BOTH OF THOSE HAVE THAT AS A PERMITTED USE IN GENERAL RETAIL AND OFFICE.

IT DOESN'T HAVE THE UPDATED, IF YOU GO LOOK AT THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AND THE TWO SECTIONS THERE ON THE WEBSITE.

>> YES, SIR, DON'T KNOW HOW THAT OCCURRED BUT THAT WAS BROUGHT TO

MY ATTENTION AS WELL. >> OKAY.

>> WE HAVE SENT THAT UPDATE WHICH WAS ACTUALLY IN EFFECT OCTOBER, 2018 AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN UPDATED BY THAT SERVICE WE HAVE USED BUT IT WAS SENT TO THEM SECOND OR THIRD TIME TO GET

THAT DONE. >> I JUST LOOKED AT THAT TODAY.

>> YES, SIR, YES, SIR. >> DIRECTOR'S REPORT PLEASE.

[DIRECTORS REPORT]

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

NO ZONING CASES TO REPORT ON THIS MONTH.

I DO WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT TO LAST WEEK'S JOINT COUNCIL-COMMISSION MEETING.

I THINK YOU'LL AGREE THAT WAS A VERY PRODUCTIVE MEETING.

>> CHERYL DID BEAT ME UP, I'M JUST SAYING.

>> I DID TWHAINS. >> OKAY.

>> IF CONSULTANTS WILL BE BACK TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND OTHER GROUPS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS. CAN'T OVEREMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING EFFORT.

AS YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT FUTURE LAND USE AND THE MAPS AND THE POLICIES AND THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. THAT PROVIDES US A GOOD POLICY BASIS TO MAKE DECISION THAT WE PROVIDE TO YOU AND ULTIMATELY PROVIDE TO CITY COUNCIL ON LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS.

SO WITH THAT, THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR COMING OUT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT FUTURE MEETINGS.

>> AND THAT WILL BE AN 18 MONTH PROCESS SI

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