2019 Planning and Zoning Minutes

January 14, 2019

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

January 14, 2019

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on January 14, 2019.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Matt Saxon, Wade Simmons and Robert Wellmaker.

 

            The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Commissioner Buckstine, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, with no opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. Conditional use request to construct a nursing home on Pine Barren Road
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, representing Forest Lakes Developers, LLC presented a requested conditional use to allow construction of a 90-bed nursing home on Pine Barren Road, adjacent to Somersby Subdivision.  Mr. Burke stated that an additional 20’ landscaped buffer will be provided.  Pat Lynch, resident of Somersby Subdivision, stated that he prefers the land remain residential, noting that the developer has presented several plans for this land. Following some discussion and the review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Zoning map amendment of 1716 Old Dean Forest from I-1 to C-2
Gorgonio Campa petitioned to re-zone his property from I-1 (Light Industrial) to C-2 (Heavy Commercial) to allow used auto sales.  Commissioner Wellmaker reminded Mr. Campa that the auto garage currently in operation on the property will no longer be able to service vehicles other than the ones for sale.  Mr. Campa stated that the tenant was aware.  After review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval, contingent upon all vehicles for sale being stored on the side and back of the property. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Revision to Forest Lakes PUD Master Plan
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, representing Forest Lakes Investors, LLC, presented a request to amend the Forest Lakes PUD (Planned Unit Development) Master Plan to allow 105 of the 60’ x 125’ single family residential lots to be revised to accommodate single-family attached patio homes.  Mr. Burke stated by allowing a “zero” lot line, it will allow a new product to be introduced into the community.  Several residents of Forest Lakes Subdivision expressed concern over the additional stormwater runoff, property values decreasing and the fact that some were told by the selling agents that the land would remain wooded behind Tahoe Drive.  After further discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval to revise the master plan for Forest Lakes.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan review for the Benton Tract infrastructure
Heath Milligan, representing SGLRP, LLC, presented the preliminary construction plan for the infrastructure, including approximately 2300 LF of two-lane roadway, two (2) bridges spanning the existing lagoon and Pipemakers Canal, water and gravity sewer lines, a pump station and force main to serve future development of the Benton Tract, drainage inlets and a storm pond to serve the proposed road. Following some discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed before the plan is submitted to Council for approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for a proposed 499,500 sq. ft. warehouse on Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard
Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company, presented the site plan for a proposed 499,500 sq. ft. warehouse on Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard. Following some discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to approve, contingent upon $126,750.00 being paid into the tree fund or allowing the developer to amend the landscape plan to add trees. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Parcel 1, Pine Meadow Drive
Alec Metzger, of EMC Engineering, presented the site plan for an 8,400 sq. ft. storage warehouse, with a 960 sq. ft. office on Parcel 1, Pine Meadow Drive. Commissioner Wellmaker questioned the material that will be used for the storage yard. In response, Mr. Metzger stated that milled asphalt is an option. Commissioner Simmons, stated for the record, after discussion with the developer about the building being so far from a fire hydrant, it will limit the fire department’s suppression capabilities, but since there is no other facility around it, he (Commissioner Simmons) is good with the project. Following some discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council for approval and the agreement that water and sewer will be tied in by the customer within 12 months of water and sewer being run within 100’ of the site. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.  At the request of the petitioner, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to table the landscape plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1.  Major subdivision plat review of Lots 13 through 15, Lot 1C, the 60’ right-of-way and the remaining portion of Lot 1B within the Morgan Lakes Industrial Park
Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company, presented the minor subdivision plat.  Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Recombination plat review of Tract 2A, 1-B-1 and a 100’ right-of-way within the Roberts Tract
Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company, presented a recombination plat of Tract 2A, 1-B-1 and a 100’ right-of-way within the Roberts Tract.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plat, contingent upon the berm being added to the plat prior to being submitted to Council for approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 4:20 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

                   

 

January 28, 2019

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

January 28, 2019

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on January 28, 2019.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, John Winn and Robert Wellmaker.

 

            The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Commissioner Wellmaker, seconded by Commissioner Buckstine, with no opposition.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

1.      Landscape plan review for Parcel 1, Pine Meadow Drive

The plan was tabled at the last meeting to allow the owner to revise the landscape plan to replace the three (3) Crepe Myrtle trees with ones from the preferred list. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, to approve. Motion passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Building height variance for Extended Stay Hotel
Pooler Land Partners, LLC has requested a building height variance for a proposed Extended Stay Hotel at 500 Outlet Parkway. Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented the request stating that an additional five feet (5’) is needed to accommodate the air condition system (with screening), making the total height 55’. After review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Major subdivision plat review for The Benton Tract
The owner, SGLRP, LLC, submitted a plat for a major mixed-use subdivision located at the end of Tanger Outlets Boulevard, adjacent to Pipemakers Canal and I-95, consisting of five (5) lots, a pump station and a 1.99 acre right-of-way.  John Rickman, adjacent property owner, expressed concern about Rogers Street being opened to the subdivision, Commissioner Simmons stated that the access from Rogers Street will be for emergency vehicles only, with a gate installed at the entrance.  Angela Kerby, resident on Rogers Street, expressed concern over where the construction entrance is planned.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plat, noting that five (5) acres has been added to the proposed single-family residential tract, decreasing Tract B, multi-family, by five (5) acres. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Posting of performance bond/final plat review for Whitaker Park Subdivision
Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, Engineers presented the final plat for Whitaker Park, a single-family residential subdivision with nine (9) lots located in the new Easthaven area of the Savannah Quarters PUD, stating that the developer has submitted a performance bond in the amount of $326,271.00.  Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend acceptance of the bond and approval of the final plat, contingent upon the plat being revised to show that the lagoons are owned and maintained by the homeowners association and the street name being changed prior to the plat being submitted to Council for approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Posting of maintenance bond/final plat review for The Farm at Morgan Lakes, Phase 1C
The developer has submitted a maintenance bond in the amount of $94,210.00 for Phase 1C of The Farm at Morgan Lakes, consisting of 52 single-family residential lots.  Due to the petitioner not being present, Commissioner Winn made a motion to table the item.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. 

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:19 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

 

February 11, 2019

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

February 11, 2019

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on February 11, 2019.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Craig Bogden, Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons and John Winn.

 

          The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Commissioner Wellmaker, seconded by Commissioner Buckstine, with no opposition.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. Posting of performance bond/final plat review for The Farm at Morgan Lakes, Phase 1C
This item was tabled at the last meeting due to the petitioner not being present.  Emily Workman, of Thomas & Hutton, stated that the developer has posted a performance bond in the amount of $94,210.00 for Phase 1C, consisting of 52 single-family lots Commissioner Winn made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, to recommend acceptance of the bond and approval of the final plat. Motion passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Final plat review for Hunt Club, Phase 7
Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented the final plat for Phase 7 of Hunt Club consisting of 35 single family residential and 115 townhome units. Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the utility easements being changed to access easements on the plat and the street name of the cul-de-sac being changed to court.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for 119 Westside Boulevard
Terry Coleman, of Coleman Company, presented the site plan for a proposed 56,000 sq. ft. warehouse with an office. Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council for approval and prior to construction of Phase II, a revised site plan be reviewed by public works to address the footprint of the building encroaching into to the drainage easment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:16 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

February 25, 2019

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

February 25, 2019

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on February 25, 2019.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Wade Simmons, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

            The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Commissioner Wellmaker, seconded by Commissioner Buckstine, with no opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Revised utility plan review for Godley Station Shopping Center
Jay Maupin, representing the developer, has requested to remove the existing sidewalk, after realizing that there were more dry utilities in the area than expected. Mr. Maupin stated that the intention is to relocate the sidewalk up by the storefront areas, to suffice as the public walkway. After discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the sidewalk being 12’ wide, bike racks being provided, public access being provided and appropriate marking being provided, so that bike traffic does not interfere with public access to the building.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed with Commissioner Wellmaker in opposition.

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan review for Canal Bank Road Subdivision
Jay Maupin, of Maupin Engineering, on behalf of the owner, submitted a preliminary construction plan for a proposed development consisting of nine (9) single-family estate residential lots, with acreage from 1.2 acres to 3.58 acres.  An adjacent resident expressed concern over water run-off from the proposed development.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Major subdivision plat review of Parcel E-2B for 929 Properties, LLC
Nathan Long, of Thomas & Hutton Engineering, representing 929 Properties, LLC, submitted a major subdivision plat of 52.2 acres southeast of the intersection of Pooler Parkway and Memorial Boulevard. After discussion over the close proximity of the entrance (right-in, right-out) and the potential public safety issue it may cause, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plat, contingent upon the issue of the entrance being addressed during the review of the clearing and grading plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition. 

 

  1.  Site plan/landscape plan review for Godley Station Professional Park Expansion
Doug Faircloth, of Coleman Company, presented a site plan for a 5.5 acre development consisting of two (2) 16,000 sq. ft. buildings.  Commissioner Buckstine stated that there has been discussion concerning the lack of landscaping in the area that will be cleared.  Terry Coleman, of Coleman Company, stated that the landscape plan is being revised.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the landscape plan being revised and resubmitted to the Planning & Zoning Board for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition. 

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:45 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

March 11, 2019

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

March 11, 2019

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on March 11, 2019.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ashley Brown, Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

            The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Commissioner Buckstine, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, with no opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Preliminary construction plans for Westbrook Greens Subdivision
Haydon Rollins, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented the preliminary construction plan for a 46 lot residential subdivision located off Westbrook Lane.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plans, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plans being submitted to Council for approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:02 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

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