AGENDA 
 PLANNING COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2023
 City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall
 823 Rosenberg, Galveston, Texas

 

One or more members of the Planning Commission may attend the meeting by videoconference.

 A quorum of the members of the Planning Commission will be physically present at the meeting location.

1.

Call Meeting to Order

2.

Attendance

3.

Conflict of Interest

4.

Election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

5.

Approval of Minutes

B.

September 19, 2023

6.

Public Comment


Request to Address Commission on Agenda Items Without Public Hearings and Non-Agenda Items (three-minute maximum per speaker. If speaking through a translator, six-minute maximum per speaker)

7.

New Business and Associated Public Hearings

A.

BEACHFRONT CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE/DUNE PROTECTION PERMITS

1.

23P-021 (23126 Gulf Drive) Request for Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit for the demolition and reconstruction of a new single-family dwelling. Property is legally described as Abstract 121, Page 12, Lot 11, Terramar Beach Section 5, a subdivision in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicant: Dennie Teer, Coastal Cottage Homes, LLC Property Owner: Anthony Gullo

2.

23P-060 (11365 Beachside Drive) Request for Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit for construction of a single-family dwelling. Property is legally described as Lot 634, Beachside Village, Section 6 (2022), Abstract 121, a subdivision in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicant: Kevin Peterson Property Owner: Debbie Walcott

3.

23P-062 (33 Grand Beach) Request for Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit to include proposed construction of a cantilevered rear first floor deck with second floor roof. Property is legally described as Abstract 628, M.B Menard Survey, Lot 5A, Block 2 Replat, Preserve at Grand Beach, a subdivision in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicant: Stan Culwell Property Owner: Goran and Orpha Haag

4.

23P-069 (21618 Kennedy Drive) Request for Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit for installation of a cargo lift. Property is legally described as Abstract 121, Hall & Jones Survey, South 70 feet of Lot 60 and Adjacent 30 feet of Tract (60-1), Sea Isle, a subdivision in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicant: Nancy Liebel Property Owner: Sonny McCurry

B.

CHANGE OF ZONING

1.

23P-072 (1128 Seawall Blvd.) Request for a change of zoning from Urban Neighborhood (UN) to Commercial, Height and Density Development, Zone Three (C-HDDZ-3), zoning district. Property is legally described as “Katie’s On Seawall,” Replat of the Northeast Block of Outlot 48 and Intermediate Right-of-Way of Avenue N, in the City and County of Galveston Texas. Applicant: Abigail Martinez, LJA Engineering, Inc. Property Owner: Katie’s Seafood Restaurant, LLC c/o Keith Guindon

C.

GALVESTON LANDMARK

1.

23P-067 (3427 Avenue O) Request for designation as a Galveston Landmark. The property is legally described as M.B. Menard Survey, Lots 1 and 2, Northwest Block 62, Galveston Outlots, in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicant: Virginia Adams, Galveston Garden Club Property Owner: Galveston Garden Club

Documents:
  1. 23P-067_PKT.pdf
2.

23P-070 (3716 Avenue O 1/2) Request for designation as a Galveston Landmark. The property is legally described as M.B. Menard Survey, West 19-5 Feet of Lot 11 and East 32-1.5 Feet of Lot 12 (1011-1), Northeast Block 60, Galveston Outlots, in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicant: Nancy Austin Fatheree Property Owners: James Loyd Fatheree, Jr. & Nancy A. Fatheree

Documents:
  1. 23P-070_PKT.pdf
3.

23P-071 (1211 Church/Avenue F) Request for designation as a Galveston Landmark. The property is legally described as M.B. Menard Survey, Lot 5 and East Half of Lot 4, Block 372, in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicants and Property Owners: Sally Sue Robinson and Kathleen M. Tiernan

Documents:
  1. 23P-071 STF PKT.pdf
D.

PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

1.

23P-064 (Vacant Tracts Located North and South of East Beach Drive, West of Apffel Park Drive, and South of Seawall Boulevard) Request for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Overlay District for a residential development with amenities. Properties are legally described as the M.B. Menard Survey, Portion of Reserve A (1-1), Grand Beach; M.B. Menard Survey, Portion of Reserve A (1-3), Grand Beach; M.B. Menard Survey, Reserve B, Grand Beach; M.B. Menard Survey, Portion of Abandoned Stewart Beach Drive (0-2), Lying Northwest of Reserve A, Grand Beach; Estates of Grand Beach Replat (2016), Abstract 628, Lot 1, Acres 11.288; in the City and County of Galveston, Texas. Applicant: Gus Knebel Property Owners: RREAF Grand Beach Development, LP.

E.

TEXT AMENDMENT

1.

23PA-009 Text Amendment to Chapter 29 “Planning – Beach Access Dune Protection and Beach Front Construction” of the Code of the City of Galveston to modify beach access at Access Points (AP) 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, and 13 for beach access compliance.

2.

23ZA-004 Request for a text amendment to the Galveston Land Development Regulations, Article 2, Uses and Supplemental Standards to modify requirements for Permanent Commercial Uses. Applicant: Michael Gaertner, Sr., Architect

8.

Discussion Items

A.

Update from Staff on the General Land Office response to the City’s proposed amendments to the Beach Access, Dune Protection, and Beachfront Construction regulations. (Hill/Walla)

9.

Adjournment

I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted in a place convenient to the public in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on September 29, 2023, at 10:05 A.M.

I certify that the above Amended Notice of Meeting was posted in a place convenient to the public in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on September 29, 2023, at 10:40 A.M.

Prepared by: Karina Rosales, Planning Technician

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