Planning Minutes

September 27, 2021

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

September 27, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Absent

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Absent

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

* Rotating with alternate.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The minutes of the September 13, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.     Conditional Use request to construct a warehouse with distribution on the SE corner of Pine Barren Road & Pine Meadow Road

 

Greg Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the request to the Board for their review and recommendation.  The intent is to construct a 1,004,400 sq. ft. warehouse with distribution on approximately 68 acres. Mr. Coleman stated that a traffic impact study will be completed by Kimley-Horn and Associates and submitted with the site plan application. 

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to approve the conditional use.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

2.     Zoning Map Amendment of 116 Dublin Road from RA-2 and I-1

 

Walter Clark, on behalf of the owner, Tina Love, presented the zoning map amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Clark stated that his intent is to have this property rezoned for future growth of his business and that the existing structure will not be demolished.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Nays: Commissioner Chaison

Passed by majority.

 

3.     Zoning Map Amendment of 124 Dublin Road from RA-2 to I-1

 

Walter Clark, on behalf of the owner, Tina Love, presented the zoning map amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of the rezoning is to operate a trucking company with trailer and chassis parking in the rear of the structure. Mr. Clark stated that the rear of the lot will be used for parking trucks and trailers and that the existing structure will be used as an office. Chairman Claxton reminded the petitioner that the ordinance requires that all parking lots be of asphalt or concrete. The petitioner agreed to this requirement. The petitioner was also reminded that a site plan will have to be submitted showing the commercial curb cut details, along with ingress/egress. Due to the fact that Dublin Road may not be suitable for the amount of proposed truck traffic, Chairman Claxton requested that a core drill be conducted to determine the actual construction material and to verify specification compliance.

 

Result: After review of criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Henneman

Nays: Commissioner Chaison

Passed by majority.

 

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at 3:30 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Daniel

Adjourned without opposition.

September 13, 2021

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

September 13, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

*Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

* Rotating with alternate.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The minutes of the August 23, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.     Conditional Use request to operate a Vape Shop at 405 W. Hwy. 80, Ste. 106

 

Hadnea Investment, Inc. (Valerie & Sydney Robinson) presented the request to the Board for their review and recordation.  The intent is to operate a Vape shop with the hours of operation from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. According to Appendix A, Article IV, Section 19, C-1, Light Commercial, Table 4.1, Allowed Uses by Zoning Districts, tobacco stores, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vape store and other smoker’s supplies are only allowed as a conditional use within a C-1 zoning district. Lori Lewis, owner/operator, of Advanced Academics, appeared before the Board in opposition, addressing all of the conditional use standards. Christina Slater, who has two (2) young children enrolled in Advanced Academics, which is directly next door to the proposed Vape Store, also appeared before the Board in opposition. Scotti Moore, adjacent property owner, spoke in opposition of the proposed conditional use. In response, Mr. & Mrs. Robinson, stated that the vape store will not offer any product sampling inside or outside of the store. Trey Swain, with Savannah Real Estate Experts, on behalf of the petitioners, stated that since this is not a traditional school, Georgia Law would not apply. Further, that the tenants will follow all the current regulations as it pertain to smoking and loitering.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to approve the conditional use.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Ayes – Commissioner Simmons

Nays – Commissioners Henneman, Daniel, Chaison and Claxton.

Motion defeated.

 

2.     Zoning Map Amendment of 516 Pine Barren Road from M-H-1 to R-4

 

Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, presented the zoning map amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation.  The intent is to rezone approximately 16.23 acres to construct 62 townhome units and the infrastructure to support it. Minimum separation between the buildings will be 20’, access easement will be 60’, required buffer to the residential zoning district will be 50’ and the proposed buffer to Pine Barren Road will be 25’. This development will be gated and a new access to the existing cemetery will be constructed off Pine Barren Road. Mr. McKenzie also stated the cemetery will have a fence around the perimeter.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made for approval, contingent upon the Pine Barren Road Traffic Study recommendations being followed and a fence being installed around the storm water detention area.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Nays: Commissioner Henneman

Passed by majority.

 

3.     Zoning Map Amendment of 527 Pine Barren Road from M-H-2B to R-1A

 

Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, presented the zoning map amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone approximately 78.62 acres to construct 116 homes on 60’ wide lots and the infrastructure to support it. The minimum lot size will be 8,500 sq. ft. Mr. McKenzie stated that the sidewalks will be 4’ wide on both sides of the street, a proposed buffer to I-95 will be 50’, proposed buffer to Pine Barren Road will be 25’. Further, that a 60’access easement will provided to all of the Harmon Road residents.  

 

Result: After review of the zoning map amendment criteria, a motion was made for approval, contingent upon the Pine Barren Road Traffic Study recommendation being followed, a recombination plat being submitted and all weather access being maintained to the residents located on Harmon Road at all times during construction.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

4.     Zoning Map Amendment of 64.55 acres located on the SE corner of Pine Barren Road and Pine Meadow Road from R-A to I-1

 

Greg Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the zoning map to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone 64.55 acres for warehouse distribution and the infrastructure to support it. Mr. Coleman stated that access will be off Pine Meadow Drive. Further, that all truck traffic will be routed to Dean Forest Road, not Pine Barren Road.

 

Result: After review of the criteria for a zoning map amendment, a motion was made to recommend approval 

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

5.     Zoning Map Amendment of 28.16 acres located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from R-A to I-1

 

Greg Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the zoning map to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone approximately 28.16 acres for new trailer and chassis sales and the infrastructure to support it. Mr. Coleman stated that approximately six (6) acres is uplands and the remaining portion are all wetlands. Further, stating that road improvements will be required and a tree survey will be submitted. Chairman Claxton reminded the petitioner that all parking lots have to be asphalt or concrete in industrial zoned areas.

 

Result: After review of the criteria for a zoning map amendment, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Revised Site Plan for Outparcel 16, I-16 West Convenience Store

 

Cody Rogers, with EMC Engineering, presented the revised plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The site plan was previously approved by City Council on April 5, 2021. The owner made a modification to the approved use of the 5,000 sq. ft. building.  The intent is to utilize 3,000 sq. ft. as a convenience store and 2,000 sq. ft. as an undetermined retail unit. There were no site changes and adequate parking has been provided. 

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval, contingent upon all engineering comments being addressed.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Site Development Plan for Town Park Pooler

 

Alec Metzger, with EMC Engineering, presented the development plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The overall plan was approved back in 2007 and all of the roads, sewer and storm drainage system have been constructed.  A 13.69 acre portion of the property was approved on July 12, 2016 for a zoning map amendment from R-4 to multi-family. The new owner recently submitted a petition to the City to have it rezoned back to townhomes. It is the owner’s intent to continue construction of townhomes on the 13.69 acres. EOM, the review engineer recommends conditional approval of the site development plan, subject to the following:

·         The stormwater conveyance system, sanitary sewer, and all laterals shall be shot with CCTV cameras prior to the commencement of construction. This shall serve, not only, to observe the condition of the existing infrastructure, but also to verify that all laterals and pipes have been installed and connected, as shown on the site plan. The video captured by CCTV shall be made available to the City of Pooler.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval, contingent upon all engineering comments being addressed, a signed hold harmless agreement and a stormwater maintenance agreement being submitted to the City. 

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Chick-Fil-A at 2021 Pooler Parkway

 

Bridgette Ganter, with Bowman Consulting, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 4,947 sq. ft. restaurant with approximately 94 seats, an associated drive thru, a parking area and utilities. The site is located on the corner of Blue Moon Crossing and Mosaic Circle.  Commissioner Simmons stated that the fire hydrants have been tested and adequate water flow has been determined. Ms. Ganter stated that a hold harmless agreement is forthcoming.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval, contingent upon all engineering comments being addressed, and payment to the tree fund for the deficit of required number of trees for the site.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

 

4.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Primrose School on Trader’s Way

 

Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The proposed school facility is a national system of accredited private

Pre-schools that provide a premiere early education and child care experience. The proposed school will be approximately 12,000 sq. ft. and is located between Godley Station Boulevard and Traders Way. Mr. Kraft stated that a deceleration lane and a cross walk will be constructed on Godley Station Boulevard. Further, that the intersection of Traders Way and Medical Park Drive will be a four-way stop. There were some concerns from the Board regarding the potential increase in traffic. In response, Nancy and Adam Martin, operators of the school, stated that since there is no set time of arrival or dismissal, traffic should be minimal.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval, contingent upon all engineering comments being addressed, a deceleration lane and a crosswalk being added to the site plan.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at 4:35 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Daniel

Adjourned without opposition.

August 23, 2021

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

August 23, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Shannon Kirby served as Secretary in Kim Classen’s absence

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

*Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Absent

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Absent

Jim Ward

Alternate Police Dept.

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Absent

Shannon Kirby

 

Present

* Rotating with alternate.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The minutes of the August 9, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

 

Chairman asked the Commission to add Items 7, 8, and 9 under Public Hearings which are ordinances to amend the Zoning Code. The items were advertised in the Savannah Morning News.

 

Result: Approval

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Ward

Passed without opposition.

 

Chairman asked the Commission to add Item #1 under New Business Site Plan/Landscape Plan Approval Northpoint Industrial 678,800 sf warehouse, 1501 Pine Barren Road at the request of the applicant Chad Zittrouer.

 

Result: Approval

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.     Sign Variance request for Costco Wholesale at 200 Mosaic Circle

 

Costco Wholesale request 2 additional wall signs. The sign ordinance allows a one principal sign per tenant, per façade. The maximum area of the sign face cannot exceed 40% of the façade. The application for the sign was denied administratively. Mr. Scott MacPherson, Building Official presented his reasons for denying the sign permit application. Mr. Steve Warfield, an architect with MG2, representing COSTCO reviewed the sign variance criteria.

Commissioner Simmons suggested that the City sign ordinance be reviewed to accommodate signs for large big box retailers. No one spoke in opposition to the request.

 

Result: After review of the criteria for sign variances, a motion was made for approval.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

2.     Conditional Use Request to construct a learning & tutoring center on Skinner Avenue and Read Street (PIN: 5-0007-02-010-031)

 

Mr. Lori Lewis, representing LoneStar Colonels, LLC and Costa Baja, LLC presented her petition for a conditional use and the conceptual plan for a tutoring center in a C-1 and R-1A Zoning District, which is a conditional use. The plan includes the construction of 10,000 sq. foot building, parking, and stormwater detention on 1.53 acres. No one spoke in opposition of the request.

 

Result: After review of the criteria for conditional uses, a motion was made for approval with the contingency that the Mainstreet Overlay standards apply to the entire parcel. The applicant agreed to the contingency.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

3.     Zoning Map Amendment of a 48.2 Acre Parcel within the Clear Lake Reserve Development off Pooler Parkway from R-3C to Planned R-3C

 

Mr. Garret Albert, President of Savannah Quarters, presented the general development plan for a townhome project with amenities. The project involved construction of no more than 395 fee simple townhomes. The project is in an R-3C zone; however, the applicant wishes to use the R-4, townhome development standards which requires a variance from the R-3C standards. The R-3C zone allows multifamily and townhomes; however, there are no standards for townhomes in the R-3C zone.

 

Variances:

 

Use of R-4 Standards - Development Standards. The R-3C zoning designation allows for Townhomes as an approved use, however the setbacks listed within the R-3C designation apply to multifamily dwellings. We propose incorporating certain R-4 district development standards that apply to the project: A.) Density shall be limited to ten dwelling units per net acre, B.) Buildings shall have a maximum of five dwellings per building, C.) Minimum unit width will be 20 feet, D.) Maximum impervious surface shall be 60 percent, E.) Minimum setbacks: A.) 25 feet for front yard (measured from back of curb), B.) 20 feet rear setback (measured from property line), C.) 10 feet side yard (home to lot line) or 20 feet between buildings (measured from building to building), D.) 15 feet corner side yard (measured from back of curb), E.) Maximum height of building shall be 45 feet, F.) The development must have a minimum of 20 upland acres but no more than 50 upland acres

 

Buffer variance - A multifamily district abutting a single-family district requires a 50 buffer pursuant to Section 27(D). A school is located approximately 1,800 feet from the project boundary, across a large wetland system. For this reason, the applicant is requesting a 20-foot setback adjacent to this property boundary (in total there will be over 1,800 feet of vegetated buffer between the two land uses). The applicant is requesting a variance to reduce the 50’ buffer requirement to a 20’ buffer where a small portion of the subject property borders a school parcel. There is a 1,800 foot preserved wetland buffer on the school property where the school is unable to be viewed from the subject property. No one spoke in opposition to the zoning map amendment or variance requests.

 

Result: After review of the zoning map amendment criteria and variance standards, a motion was made for approval with the contingency that section Roman numeral X Utilities and Services be deleted from the project narrative. This narrative states:

 

X. Utilities and Services

• Power service shall be provided by Georgia Power Company and telecommunications service shall be provided by Comcast.

• Fire protection and trash service will be provided by the City of Pooler.

• Water and sewer service will be owned and maintained by the City of Pooler upon completion of the project.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

4.     Zoning Map Amendment of 428 West Highway 80 from C-1 to Planned C-1 (PIN: 5-003-09-005)

 

Hal Kraft with HGB, and Paul Childers, on behalf of the owner, Gene Wallace, presented the application to Commission with a general development plan for a retail/office project. The site is located at 428 W. Highway 80, zoned C-1, light commercial, and is 2.5 acres. The plan consists of a commercial center with two single-story retail structures near US Hwy 80 and two two-story office structure in the interior of the site. Mrs. Holly Young, Mr. Daniel Young, Mrs. Joy Aiken, and Ms. Scotti Moore spoke in opposition of the application.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval with the contingencies, that 1.) The office units have no windows in the rear of the building on the second floor, 2.) Amend the buffer at the rear of the property with a fence if the vegetation is insufficient, and 3.) that the east dumpster location be moved.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

3 – Ayes: Daniel, Chaison, Patel, Simmons, Winn

4- Nays: Ward

 

5.     Amendment to Wynn-Capallo PUD Master Plan and Development Standards

 

Mr. Travis Burke, with Coleman Engineering, presented the application for a townhome development on behalf of SIDH, LLC. This application will amend the Wynn-Capallo PUD Master Plan to rezone 25 acres from PUD Commercial to PUD single-family. The site is located on the corner of Serengeti Boulevard and Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. The amendment will decrease the commercial upland acreage by 24 acres. Leaving 45.60 acres commercial. The total acreage for residential acreage will be 231.10 acres and will increase the number of units from 780 to 895. A total of 115 townhomes have already been constructed in Phase 7 of the Hunt Club. This amendment would permit 205 additional townhomes in the PUD.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the amendment, with the condition that a fence be constructed along the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway side of the development.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

 

6.     Amendment to the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan

 

Mr. Travis Burke, with Coleman Engineering, asked that the application be withdrawn at this time. There is a covenant on the property which currently prevents this property from being used for any other use than commercial. He stated that the owner and their attorneys are trying to get the covenant removed and once that is done will come back with the application to amend the PUD Master Plan.

 

Result: A motion was made to honor the petitioner’s request without further action.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Ward

Passed without opposition.

 

7.     An Ordinance to Amend the City of Pooler Code of Ordinance Appendix A – Zoning, Article V – Procedures for Enforcement and Administration, Section 8 – Site Plan Approval

 

Mr. Claxton stated that this proposed ordinance will remove language from the code that allows an application to proceed automatically to the Planning and Zoning Commission if there are ten comments or fewer from staff and review engineers. Henceforward, all comments must be addressed prior to being placed on the P&Z Commission agenda. This ordinance amendment was prompted by the wishes of City Council members.

 

Result: A motion was made to approve. 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

8.     An Ordinance to Amend the City of Pooler Code of Ordinance Appendix A – Zoning , Article III – General Provisions, Section 6 Schedule of Development Regulations

 

Mr. Claxton stated that the City has received several variance applications for the height of warehouses. City Council had directed staff to prepare an amendment raising the allowable height of warehouses to reflect modern construction and warehouse operations.

 

Result: A motion was made to approve. 

1- Motion: Commissioner Patel

2 - Second: Commissioner Ward

Passed without opposition.

 

9.     An Ordinance to Amend the City of Pooler Code of Ordinances, Appendix A- Zoning, Article V – Zoning Districts, Table 4.1 – Allowed Uses by Zoning District by Allowing Warehousing and Storage as a Use Permitted by Right to the I-2, Heavy Industrial Zoning District

 

Mr. Claxton stated that currently warehousing is a conditional use in the I-2 district. There are currently more intense uses allowed by right in this zoning district and it is inconsistent to have warehouses as a conditional use. This proposed ordinance allows warehousing as a use by right in the I-2, heavy industrial zone.

 

Result: A motion was made to approve. 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Chaison

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan Approval Northpoint Industrial 678,800 sf warehouse, 1501 Pine Barren Road (PIN: 5-1023-01-018)

 

Chad Zittrouer, with Kern Engineering, presented the project on behalf of Wrenn Blalock – Morgan Lake Industrial, LLC which includes a 676,800 sq. foot warehouse facility and parking on 57.50 acres (43.81 disturbed acres). Water will be provided from Savannah Quarter’s under I-16. Sanitary sewer will be a low pressure system with a grinder pump and solids containment tank. The property is part of the JABOT PUD and zoned for industrial uses.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval, contingent upon all engineering comments being addressed, adequate water pressure for fire suppression, the proposed traffic circle included on the site plan.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at 5:15 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Patel

2-      Second: Commissioner Daniel

Adjourned without opposition.

August 9, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

August 9, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

*Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the July 26, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.      Conditional Use request for 1018 W. Highway 80, Suite 507: SFK One, LLC has petitioned the City for a conditional use to operate a HVAC Service Office at 1018 W. Highway 80, Suite 507. According to Appendix A, Article IV, Section 19, C-2, heavy commercial, Table 4.1, Allow Use by Zoning Districts, a Specialty Trade Contractor Office is only allowed as a conditional use with in a C-2 zoning district.

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use. 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel.

Passed without opposition.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Major Subdivision review for Savannah Quarters Westbrook Area, I-3:  Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the subdivision to the Board for their review and recommendation. This subdivision will consist of 58 lots and is located adjacent to Westbrook Glen subdivision. This area will be served by existing gravity and all of the streets and drainage will be private. second

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the of the major subdivision for Westbrook Area, I-3, contingent upon documentation being submitted stating “permit complete” from the USACE in 2018 and submitting an approval letter from the City of Pooler for the traffic study.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Major Subdivision review for Savannah Quarters Westbrook Area, K1:  Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the major subdivision to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 40 lots and is located adjacent to Westbrook Glen subdivision. This area will be served by a lift station and all of the streets and drainage will be private.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the of the major subdivision for Westbrook Area, K1, contingent upon documentation being submitted stating “permit complete” from the USACE in 2018 and submitting an approval letter from the City of Pooler for the traffic study.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Major Subdivision review for Savannah Quarters Westbrook Area, K2: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 61 lots and is located adjacent to Westbrook Glen subdivision. This area will be served by a lift station and the streets and drainage will be private.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the of the major subdivision for Westbrook Area, K2, contingent upon documentation being submitted stating “permit complete” from the USACE in 2018 and submitting an approval letter from the City of Pooler for the traffic study.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

4.      Major Subdivision review for Savannah Quarters Westbrook Area, K3: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 37 lots and is located adjacent to Westbrook Glen subdivision. This area will be served by a lift station and the streets and drainage will be private.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the of the major subdivision for Westbrook Area, K3, contingent upon documentation being submitted stating “permit complete” from the USACE in 2018 and submitting an approval letter from the City of Pooler for the traffic study.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

5.      Major Subdivision review for Savannah Quarters Westbrook Area, K4: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the subdivision to the board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 86 lots and is located adjacent to Westbrook Glen subdivision. This area will be served by a lift station and the streets and drainage will be private.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the of the major subdivision for Westbrook Area, K4, contingent upon documentation being submitted stating “permit complete” from the USACE in 2018 and submitting an approval letter from the City of Pooler for the traffic study.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

3:15 p.m.

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Patel

Adjourned without opposition.

July 26, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

               July 26, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Jim Ward

Commissioner

Present

*Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*Alternate in attendance

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the July 12, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Winn

2-Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Minor Subdivision Plat review for Outparcel 4, located off Blue Moon Crossing, for HOS Management Jay Maupin, with Maupin Engineering, presented the minor subdivision to the Board for their review and recommendation. This plat will create Parcels A, B and C. Parcel A will consist of approximately 6.45 acres, Parcel B, 2.77 acres and Parcel C, 2.54 acres. The property is located off Blue Moon Crossing adjacent to I-16. 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the minor subdivision, contingent upon an additional benchmark being added to the plat.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel.

Passed without opposition.

 

 

2.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Bassford Building #35 on Old Louisville Road:  Chad Zittrouer, with Kern Company, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct an 187,500 square foot warehouse and the infrastructure to support it. The building is an expansion of the existing Bassford Development located on Old Louisville Road. Mr. Zittrouer stated that revised site plans have been submitted to the review engineer, but there has not been a clean letter issued. 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Bassford Building #35, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed, a clean letter from the City Arborist, $31,525.00 being paid into the tree fund prior to scheduling a pre-construction meeting and a copy of the signed wetland permit from the Corps of Engineers.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Remler Generator Store at 1521 Pooler Parkway:  Jay Maupin, with Maupin Engineering, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a two-story, 10,200 sq. ft. generator superstore, with office space, a showroom and a warehouse, with the infrastructure to support it. Several Commissioners voiced their concerns regarding the access road in front of the Wal-Mart site (which is the only access point for this proposed development), the condition of the road and the future condition, potential increase in flooding, drainage issues and the capacity of the on-site detention ponds. Chairman Claxton stated that a letter was drafted on December 14, 2020, by Attorney Robert McCorkle, to Wal-Mart, requesting that the owners of the remaining outparcels be allowed to perform needed maintenance of the storm drainage system, including without limitation, cleaning of the detention ponds and clearing and grading the existing ditches leading to the detention ponds.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Remler Generator Store, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and the owner review his covenants to determine who is responsible for the frontage road.

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

3:35 p.m.

1-      Motion: Commissioner Patel

2-      Second: Commissioner Simmons

Adjourned without opposition.

 

 

 

 

July 12, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

July 12, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Absent

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Absent

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Absent

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the June 28, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

1.      JABOT PUD Amendment #16: This petitioner has asked that this item be withdrawn from the agenda.  

Result: A motion was made to honor the petitioner’s request.

1- Motion: Commissioner Patel

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.      Forest Lakes PUD Amendment:  Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, presented the amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. This amendment includes a second access point to Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, a change to the layout of the future phases, HOA common space, Pipemaker’s Canal overbank stormwater storage area (to be donated to the City), converting Phase 9 back to single family detached homes, and completing the internal loop from Wyndham Way to Champlain Drive to Sinclair Drive. The future phases will include 253, 60x125 lots and 28, 70x125 lots, which will increase the overall density from 525 units to 662. The additional units will be needed to help offset the financial burden of the second access point. The HOA common space will be set aside to construct a second amenity site, from funds that will be set aside from the sale of homes beginning with Phase 9 until the completion and sale of all new homes.  Bryan Wardlaw, with Landmark 24, LLC, stated that the residents will have the option to expand the existing amenity site or construct a second amenity site. Further, that Phase 9 is almost ready for close out, and during the construction of Phase 13, the second access point will be constructed to Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Further, that during the construction on Phases 14, 15 and 16, the second access from Jimmy DeLoach Parkway will be the construction entrance.  Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board with concerns regarding the potential increase is flooding, an access road being developed for the construction entrance, decrease in property values, and access to Jimmy DeLoach Parkway being constructed prior to Phase 13. In response, Mr. Wardlaw stated that the internal loop will help alleviate some of the traffic issues, until Phase 13 and the second access point is constructed.

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the Forest Lakes PUD Amendment.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Zoning Map Amendment of 1485 Pine Barren Road from MH-1 to I-1:  Lamar Mercer, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, on behalf of the owner Jacqueline Reitz, presented the zoning map amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. If approved by City Council, the intent is to construct a 480,000 square foot warehouse and the infrastructure to support. Truck access will be behind the proposed round-a-bout on Pine Barren Road to deter truck traffic from Pine Barren Road back to Pooler Parkway. The property to the south is zoned light industrial and some of the property to the north is proposing a zoning change to commercial. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the Board in opposition, stating that they are concerned with the increase in truck traffic, noise, quality of life, proposed buffers, safety of their children, displacement of wildlife, wetlands and the potential increase in flooding.

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment for 1485 Pine Barren Road.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      City of Pooler Comprehensive Plan Draft review: Asia Hernton and Jackie Jackson, with MPC, presented the plan to the board for their review and recommendation. A comprehensive plan presents a vision for the future, and it also establishes goals and objectives used for zoning, polices project finding, etc. The plan is written to provide direction for the next 20-year period and includes, land-use, transportation, quality of life, economic development, natural resources and housing. The next steps of the process will be to present to City Council on July 19, 2021, permitting transmittal to the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) and Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for review. During the week of July 26th, the required draft chapters will be routed to the CRC who will disseminate to the DCA for the 40-day review period (City Council may still provide input during this time). By October 31st, the final approved plan must be adopted by City Council.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the City of Pooler Comprehensive Plan Draft.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

3:50 p.m.

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Patel

Adjourned without opposition.

 

June 28, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

                   June 28, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Matt Saxon called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Matt Saxon

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Absent

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the June 14, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.      JABOT PUD Amendment #16: This petitioner has asked that this item be tabled until the next P&Z meeting. 

Result: A motion was made to honor the petitioner’s request.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Chaison

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Zoning Map Amendment for 5188 Old Louisville Road from RA-1 to I-1:  Greg Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the zoning map amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone approximately 9.99 acres from RA-1 (Residential Agricultural) Zoning District to an I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District for warehouse and distribution. Mr. David Meyers, of 127 Hayes Drive, appeared before the Board with concerns of potential flooding and the canals not being properly maintained. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that a drainage study will have to be completed and submitted to the City along with the site plan.

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment for 5188 Old Louisville Road.

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Chaison

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Conditional Use to allow construction of warehouses with distribution at 5188 Old Louisville Road:  Greg Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the conditional use to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct four (4) warehouses with product distribution on this 9.99 acre parcel, which will include the other four (4) parcels that were recently rezoned from RA-1 to I-1 (5210, 5212, 5214 & 5218 Old Louisville Road). Commissioner Simmons questioned if the access to Hayes Drive would be affected. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that this would not interfere with Hayes Drive. Mr. David Meyers, of 127 Hayes Drive, questioned if the drainage study would be available for the public to review.

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use request.   

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

4.      Zoning Map Amendment of 1403, 1405, 1407 and 1477 Pine Barren Road from MH-1 to C-2: Attorney Phillip McCorkle, presented the petition to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone approximately 5 acres on Pine Barren Road from MH-1 (Manufactured Home) Zoning District to C-2 (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, for the construction of a single story Mini-Storage Facility. There were concerns from the Board regarding the potential increase in traffic with no turn lanes and no available water source for the site.  Commissioner Simmons questioned if a test has been conducted on the existing well that is on site. In response, Chris Schneider, with EMC Engineering, stated that this has not been completed. Mr. McCorkle, stated that a traffic impact technical memorandum was submitted to the City and that based on the Pine Barren Road Developable Parcels by Land Use Map located in the Kimley-Horn traffic study, this use will generate low to moderate traffic flow. Adjacent property owner, Jackie Tatum, appeared before the Board with concerns of the potential increase in traffic, buffers, green space, and if the use of her property would be affected by the zoning map amendment.

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment, contingent upon adequate fire flow being reached and provided for the site prior to City Council and the facility not to exceed one story.

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

5.      Conditional Use to allow construction of a Mini-Storage Facility at 1403, 1405, 1407 and 1411 Pine Barren Road: Attorney Phillip McCorkle, presented the petition to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a single story mini-storage facility with 343 units, on four (4) parcels located on Pine Barren Road. Mr. McCorkle stated that this will include 53% green space, extensive buffers, preserving the existing natural buffer, adding additional plantings with a 6’ high security fence around the perimeter of the site. Landscaping will also be included around the perimeter of the retention pond.  

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of conditional use, contingent upon adequate fire flow being reached and provided for the site prior to City Council, the facility not to exceed one story and reference the recommendations of the traffic study completed by Kimley-Horn.

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Posting of a Performance Bond/Final Plat review for Blakley Commons, Phase 1: Greg Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. This plat will create two (2) parcels, future development and a public right-of-way, consisting of approximately 8.695 acres. EOM has approved the performance bond amount of $1,543,312.00 in order for the developer to record the plat.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the performance bond and the final plat. 

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Revised Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Pine Meadow warehouse to be located at 1900 Pine Meadow Drive: Patrick Warner, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 2,400 sq. ft. office for a trucking facility with storage on approximately 12.34 acres and the infrastructure to support it. Mr. Warner stated that the parking lot will be asphalt, water will be supplied from Barrow Drive and a private lift station on site for sewer. Further, that there will be a berm, with plantings and a fence, with no visibility from Interstate 16. Commissioner Winn reminded the Board that all truck traffic leaving this facility will be routed to Pine Barren Road for access to Highway 80. Commissioner Simmons informed the petitioner of the dangerous curve to the left as trucks are exiting this development, and asked that the line of site be designed as far as possible for public safety. In response, Mr. Warner stated that a site distance exhibit was been submitted to the City and the findings were, that since the observed intersection sight distance is only 380.4527 feet, a no left turn at the intersection was recommended.

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.  

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2- Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Saxon asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

3:45 p.m.

  1. Motion: Commissioner Simmons
  2. Second: Commissioner Daniel
Adjourned without opposition.

June 14, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

June 14, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

*Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the May 24, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGs

 

1.      Amendment to the Morgan Family PUD Master Plan: This item has been withdrawn by the petitioner.

 

2.      JABOT PUD Amendment #15:  Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, on behalf of Harmony Partners, presented the amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to move 63 townhome units from Tract “D” to the Harmony Greene Townhome POD, relocate the existing amenity area that is currently located adjacent to the Harmony Green Townhomes, construct a new amenity center with a pool and a cabana to serve the buildout of the Harmony Subdivision on Tract “D” and create a second access through Phase 2 of Cross Creek Subdivision (contingent upon environmental permitting). Several adjacent property owners, of The Harmony Subdivision, appeared before the board with concerns regarding, the potential increase in flooding, decrease in property values, conserving the wetlands, whether or not the townhomes will be income based and managed by the Housing Authority of Savannah, ongoing issues with the HOA, the length of time an amenity center has been promised to all of the residents, and many of the common areas not being maintained. In response, Jack Wardlaw, with Harmony Partners, stated that the townhomes will be a “for sale” product, not part of the income based townhomes that currently exist,  the playground area will remain in place until the proposed amenity center has been constructed, the second access will be contingent upon on the wetland permit from the Corps of Engineers, Phase 2 of Cross Creek Subdivision is owned by him and that the 100 proposed homes will pay into the HAO and have access to the new amenity area.

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the amendment to the JABOT PUD contingent upon, a timeline for construction of the new proposed amenity center being provided to include a definitive start date, the existing playground to remain in place until the construction of the new amenity site is completed and the HOA website be updated to provide current and accurate information.

         1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

         2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

        Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Conditional Use for Remler Generator Store at 1521 Pooler Parkway:  Jay Maupin, with Maupin Engineering, on behalf of Stephen Remler, presented the conditional use to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 10,200 sq. ft. generator superstore and the infrastructure to support it. Chairman Phillip Claxton stated that since this site will have their own installers, this would be considered a Specialty Trade Contractors Office. According to Appendix A, Article IV, Section 19, C-2 heavy commercial, Table 4.1, Allowed Uses by Zoning Districts, other Specialty Trade Contractors Office is only allowed as a conditional use within a C-2 Zoning District. Commissioner Simmons stated that he highly recommends that a sprinkler system be installed at the time of construction.

 

      Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use request.   

      1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

      2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

      Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

4:30 p.m.

1-      Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2-      Second: Commissioner Chaison

Adjourned without opposition.

May 24, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

May 24, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Absent

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the May 10, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2-Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition

 

   PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

1.      Zoning Text Amendment of Appendix A, Article IV-Zoning Districts, Section 26, Planned Unit Developments (PUD): Chairman Phillip Claxton presented the zoning text amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to delete Section 26, Planned Unit Developments (PUD), #4, Density Requirements (a) and (b).

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning text amendment.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Zoning Map Amendment for Town Park Investments from R-3B to R-4:  Alec Metzger, with EMC Engineering, presented the zoning map amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone the remaining 13.69 acres of Towne Park, from an R-3B (Multi-family Residential) Dwelling District to an R-4 (Townhomes and Condominiums) Zoning District. The developer is proposing to construct approximately 140 townhome units. The infrastructure was completed in the first phase, and the pads are completed, ready to build. The property is located off Governor Treutlen Road, adjacent to I-95. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the Board with concerns of the potential increase in traffic, the amenities center not being large enough to accommodate 140 more units, the current condition of the amenities area, adequate parking/overflow parking, greenspace, and density requirements. In response, the developer stated that the majority of the townhomes will have garages with off-street parking, and with the current zoning in place, they are allowed to construct 219 apartments.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment for Town Park Investments.

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Amendment to the Forest Lakes PUD Master Plan:  Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, presented the amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. This amendment includes a second entrance access point to Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, a change to the layout of the future phases, a second amenity area, Pipemaker’s Canal overbank stormwater storage area, and converting Phase 9 back to single family detached homes. The second access will help with resident egress and provide an additional ingress for emergency responders. The layout of the future phases will include (186), 60’ x 125’ single-family detached lots, (50), 70’ x 125’single-family detached lots, bringing the overall density to 649, as compared to the approved 525 total units in the previous master plan. The overbank stormwater storage area will be dedicated to the City of Pooler for additional stormwater storage if needed. Phase 9 will revert back to the original single-family detached product. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the Board with concerns of the potential increase in flooding, the amount of time it will take to construct the second entrance and the amenity center, the increase in the HOA fees, potential increase in traffic, impact to the wetlands, proposed buffers, and the proposed product being constructed in the future phases and how it will compare to the existing homes. In response, Mr. McKenzie and Bryan Wardlaw, of Landmark 24, stated that the water level in the ponds have been lowered to accommodate for stormwater runoff, and with the size of the Pipemaker’s Canal being increased, flooding should not be an issue. Further, Mr. Wardlaw stated that when the threshold of 525 homes being constructed and sold, is met, this will prompt the need for the second amenity site and the construction of the second entrance to begin. 

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the Forest Lakes Master Plan amendment, contingent upon the second access road being constructed in the next approved phase and the second amenity center being constructed in Phase 12.

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

4.      Zoning Text Amendment to add Funeral Homes & Funeral Services with no Crematories as a Conditional Use in a C-P (Commercial Professional) Zoning District: Chairman Phillip Claxton presented the text amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to amend Table 4.1 – Allowed Uses by Zoning District, by adding funeral home and funeral services with no crematories as a conditional use within a Commercial Professional    (C-P) Zoning District. Mr. & Mrs. Herring, adjacent property owners, appeared before the Board in opposition, stating that this amendment may cause more traffic issues at the intersection of Pine Barren Road and Quacco Road, with a school being in such close proximity, and the adjacent proposed subdivision.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning text amendment to add Funeral Homes & Funeral Services with no Crematories as a conditional use in a C-P Zoning District.

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

5.      Conditional Use to operate a Funeral Home & Funeral Services with no crematories in a C-P (Commercial Professional) Zoning District: J. Vernard Flowers, on behalf of Sapelo Investments, LLC, presented the conditional use to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to operate a funeral home and funeral services with no crematories at 100 Commerce Court.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use to operate a funeral home & funeral services with no crematories in a C-P Zoning District, contingent upon the Zoning Text Amendment (item #4) being approved by City Council on the 2nd reading.

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

   NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Acceptance of Performance Bond/Final Plat for Ellis Park, Phase 3-A: Haydon Rollins, with HGB, presented the plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of seven (7) lots on a 3.0 acre parcel. The property is located southwest of the Interstate 95 and Interstate 16 interchange.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the performance bond and final plat for Ellis Park, Phase 3-A, in the amount of $276,882.75.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Minor Subdivision Plat review for Outparcel 1, Mosaic Town Center, creating Lots 1A, 1B and 1C: Alec Metzger, with EMC Engineering, presented the plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. This minor subdivision will create three (3) lots from Outparcel 1 to accommodate a proposed McDonalds, Take 5 Oil Change Center and a Carwash. The property is located off Mosaic Drive.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat for Outparcel 1, Mosaic Town Center.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for a 2,190 sq. ft. expansion at 400 Pooler Parkway: Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct an addition to the existing Fatz Restaurant for a Sleep Number Mattress retail store. 

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for a 2,190 sq. ft. expansion at 400 Pooler Parkway, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

4:35 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Henneman

Adjourned without opposition.

May 10, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

May 10, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

*Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the April 26, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

1.      Zoning Text Amendment of Appendix A, Article III, General Provisions by adding Section 29, Single-family Detached Built for Rent Communities and Amend Table 4.1, Allowed Uses by Zoning Districts: Chairman Phillip Claxton presented the revised text amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation, stating that some of the changes include:

·         Request that the developers record covenants not to convert to condominium use,

·         The developer create an Architectural Pattern Book with 3D and/or aerial views, building  footprints, building material, size and dimensions, building elevations, color palettes, lighting, landscaping, pedestrian walkways, etc.,

·         Delete the minimum setback distance between each building,

·         Revise the sidewalks to be a minimum of 4 ½’wide,

·         Delete development shall meet all other standards in Appendix B, Subdivision, Article VI, Regulations, to allow flexibility, since these will not be individual lots,

·         Delete that the minimum dwelling unit width shall be 20 feet,

·         Adding for at least 50% of all units, garages shall be side, rear or front entry, with garages being recessed a minimum of eight (8’) feet from the façade, to reduce the monotony of the streetscape,

·         Delete that all HVAC units shall be located in the rear of the buildings, since this should be noted in the required architectural  pattern book; and,

·         Limit the zoning districts in which the SFBFR Communities will be allowed as a conditional use to R-3 (Multi-family).

Nathan Long, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, and Joe Morrison, with Sands Winchester, LLC, appeared before the Board with some questions. Mr. Long stated that this ordinance will allow his client to construct approximately 285 detached units, with a density of only (6) units per acre, off Pooler Parkway, across from SH Morgan Parkway, in the Clear Lake Reserve development. Adding, that approximately 174 units will be elevated to allow parking on the lowest level, and parking being provided along the street and adjacent to the units. Further, that this project will include a leasing office, an amenity site and trash enclosures/compactors.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the Zoning Text Amendment contingent upon, adding that the amenity site will be constructed during the 1st phase.

 1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.       Amendment to the Morgan Family PUD (Planned Unit Development) Master Plan: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company requested that this item be tabled until the June 14th P&Z Commission meeting.

Result: A motion was made to honor the petitioner’s request to table this item until June the 14th Planning & Zoning meeting.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

3:40 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Daniel

Adjourned without opposition.

April 26, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

April 26, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Absent

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Scott Cribbs

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the April 12, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.      Conditional Use request for 1004 W. Highway 80 to operate a Pest Control Company: Item has been withdrawn.

 

2.      Conditional Use request for 1713 Old Dean Forest Road to construct an office that will include truck parking and storage:  Tom Havens, with Coastal Engineering, presented the conditional use to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct an office with truck parking and storage. Commissioner Winn questioned the proposed plan stating that the site would contain a gravel lot, asking the engineer to revise to a “dust free” option. Further, requesting that a berm, adjacent to residential properties, being added to the plan. Robbie White, adjacent property owner, appeared before the Board stating that he is not in opposition, but requesting that the area to the east of his property not be cleared, to maintain an adequate buffer between the two zoning districts. In response, Mr. Havens stated that the petitioner has no intention of removing any trees along that portion of the property, and have plans to enhance the berm with additional plantings.

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use request contingent upon, the parking must be milled asphalt or a dust free material. The chain link fence should not interfere or disturb the current wood line and current buffers are to remain intact. Any area where buffers are below the chain link fence must be built up to the same level as the chain link fence, which will become a permanent fixture.

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Side Yard Building Setback variance for 780 Pooler Parkway: Alec Metzger, with EMC Engineering, presented the variance to the Board for their review and recommendation.  A portion of this property is in the floodway. The applicant is requesting the following from the Godley Station PUD:

·         10’ Side Building Setback,

·         5’ Side Pavement Setback and Buffer,

·         8’ Side Pavement Setback and Buffer; and,

·         40’ Front Pavement Setback and Buffer with a 10’ Landscaped Buffer to be included within the 40’, from Pooler Parkway.

Mr. Metzger stated that the petitioner is also requesting a 15’ side yard building setback on the north side of the property from the City. Further, the intent of the petitioner is to construct a 10,220 sq. ft. retail center with parking and the infrastructure to support it. There were questions from the Board regarding the size of the project and if the square footage of the building was reduced, would a variance be needed. In response, Mr. Metzger, stated that the petitioner would like to maximize the lot and construct a product similar to the one on the corner of Durham Park Boulevard and Pooler Parkway, and yes, if the square footage of the building was reduced, and if a portion of the lot was not in the floodway, a variance would not be required. Adding, that a No-Rise Certification and the supporting technical data that demonstrates no impact or changes to the base flood elevations will have to be submitted to FEMA for final approval.

Result: After review of the standards, and the request not meeting two of three required variance standards, a motion was made to recommend denial of all of the setback variances for 780 Pooler Parkway.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Passed without opposition.

 

4.      Side Yard Setback Variance for 514 Everett Drive: Mr.  & Mrs. Danny McDonald, presented the variance to the Board for their review and recommendation. The petitioner is asking for a 3’ side yard setback variance from the property line to construct pole barn for his RV. Mr. McDonald stated that he has received a letter from the adjacent property owner affirming that they are not in opposition.

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the side yard setback variance for 514 Everett Drive. 

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.       Posting of a Maintenance Bond and Sidewalk Bond/Final Plat review for Drayton Park, Phase 2: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the final plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 47 single family residential lots on approximately 10.05 acres. This property is a portion of Parcel B, Easthaven Subdivision, being a portion of Tract 12, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, located off Easthaven Boulevard. The streets in this phase will be public and dedicated to the City.

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the posting of the maintenance bond & sidewalk bond and the final plat for Drayton Park, Phase 2, contingent upon the plat being revised with a note stating that the streets will be public and dedicated to the City.  

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

2.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for IUOE Local 474 Training Yard at 129 Westside Boulevard: Cody Rogers, with EMC Engineering, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a gravel yard around the existing concrete pads for use in training operators of backhoes, cranes and other construction equipment. The total size of the parcels is 5.04 acres, with approximately 3.85 acres being disturbed. There were questions from the Board regarding the proposed gravel for the training yard and the adjacent detention pond. Commissioner Winn expressed his concern with drainage and the vegetation growth in the detention pond and the fact that it appears that is has not been maintained in quite some time. Mr. Rogers stated that the hydro report demonstrates that the existing detention pond can handle the additional flow from this site by comparing the original projected flowrates with the proposed flowrates. Further, that work in the detention pond is severely limited because it is a jurisdictional wetland and that Local 474 property owner does not own it and cannot legally make any changes to it. Commissioner Winn stated that before this Board will make a motion to recommend approval of this site plan, a letter must be received stating that the detention pond is still functional. Chairman Claxton, suggested that the members of the POA (Property Owner’s Authorization) get together and create a plan to maintain the current detention pond.

Result: After review of the site plan approval standards, a motion was made to recommend denial of the site plan/landscape plan for IUOE Local 474 Training Yard at 129 Westside Boulevard.   

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Parcel 1 (1-16 West – Mosaic Town Center) Cody Rogers, with EMC Engineering, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a fast food restaurant, an oil change service center and a car wash, along with the infrastructure to support it on Parcel 1, of the Mosaic Town Center, adjacent to I-16. The parcel is approximately 2.71 acres. This site plan is governed by the Mosaic Town Center Design Guidelines. A letter of approval from the Mosaic Town Center ARB has been received. Mr. Rogers stated that a stormwater facility agreement that addresses both inspection and maintenance has been provided to Public Works. Further, that a hold harmless agreement has also been submitted to Public Works. Mr. David Hornsby, stated that after City Council approval, the plat will be recorded as well as the cross access easement agreement. There were questions from the Board regarding what elevation of the buildings will be visible from Pooler Parkway. Mr. Rogers, stated that the elevation for McDonalds with the drive-thru will be facing Pooler Parkway, and the car wash has the same elevations on both sides. 

Result: After review of the site plan approval standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Parcel 1 (I-16 West – Mosaic Town Center) contingent upon, all of the engineering comments being addressed.  

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Chaison

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

4:00 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Daniel

Adjourned without opposition.

April 12, 2021

         City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

            April 12, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

*Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the March 22, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.      Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 15.58 acres located on Pine Meadow Drive from R-A to I-1: The intent is to rezone this parcel from residential agricultural to light industrial. The surrounding parcels to the east, north and south are all currently zoned light industrial. The property is located east of Interstate 95. The proposed land use is for an office with trailer storage.

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval to rezone approximately 15.58 acres on Pine Meadow Drive from R-A to I-1.

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Zoning Text Amendment of Appendix A, Article III, General Provisions, by adding Section 29, Single-family Detached Built for Rent Communities and Amend Table 4.1, Allowed Uses by Zoning Districts:  Chairman Phillip Claxton, presented the zoning text amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to add a section in the zoning ordinance creating a Single-family Detached Built for Rent Community use and amend Table 4.1, allowed uses by zoning districts, by adding SFBFR (Single-family detached built for rent community) as a conditional use in the following zoning districts:

·         R-1 (Residential Dwelling District)

·         R-2 (Two-family Residential Dwelling District)

·         R-3 (Multifamily Residential Dwelling District)

·         R-4 (Townhouses and Condominiums Dwelling District)

Mr. Claxton stated that he pulled some of the information from MPC (Metropolitan Planning Commission) in Savannah, The Urban Land Institute and The American Planning Association. There were some concerns from the Board regarding the amenities, the maximum acreage, required buffers, the site being gated, location of a/c units, sanitation carts, private roads having to meet  the minimum standards as noted in the City of Pooler Specifications, required setbacks, building materials and the proposed zoning districts for this type of product.

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend that City Council delay the zoning text amendment pending further discussion.

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately 4:05 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Patel

2-      Second: Commissioner Brown

Adjourned without opposition.

March 22, 2021

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

        March 22, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

*Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the March 8, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

  1. Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 35.32 acres located at the end of Benton Grove (adjacent to N. Rogers Street and N. Morgan Street) from an R-1A to R-4: Attorney Josh Yellin, on behalf of SGLRP, Satilla and Dreamfinder Home Builders, presented the rezoning petition to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yellin stated that this property will be accessed from the north, over two (2) newly constructed bridges, and the only access from N. Rogers Street and           N. Morgan Street will be emergency vehicles only. The proposed 278 unit townhome development will consist of one and two story buildings. Further, that the developers will create significant buffers between the proposed townhomes and the adjacent single-family residential zoning districts.  Ms. Claudia Collier, resident of Townlake Subdivision, north of this site, appeared before the Board in opposition of the rezoning, stating that she is concerned with the potential increase in traffic. 

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment for approximately 35.32 acres located at the end of Benton Grove (adjacent to N. Rogers Street and N. Morgan Street) from R-1A to R-4.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

2.       Zoning Text Amendment to add Independent Senior Housing as a conditional use in R-2, R-3, R-4, C-1, C-2, R-A, RA-1 and RA-2 Zoning Districts: Attorney, John Northrup, on behalf of NH Partners Development, LLC and Concierge Leasing Services, LLC, presented the text amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Northrup stated that the purpose is to create a new category use for Independent Senior Housing, which does not currently exist within the Pooler Zoning Ordinance. Further, stating that the petitioner is asking to create this category as a conditional use, to be allowed only in certain zoning classifications and only with a conditional use permit issued by City Council. This facility is defined as one for the specific purpose of housing senior citizens 62 years of age or older, who are independent and do not require assistance with daily living activities. Larry Olliff, resident of Symons Street, appeared before the Board with concerns of the height of the proposed buildings being constructed in residential zoning districts.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning text amendment to add Independent Senior Housing as a conditional use in R-2, R-3, R-4, C-1, C-2, R-A,        RA-1, and RA-2 Zoning Districts.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.       Conditional Use request to construct an Independent Senior Housing Facility on Lots 25, 26 and 27, Pipemaker’s Circle: Attorney, John Northrup, on behalf of NH Partners Development, LLC and Concierge Leasing Services, LLC, presented the conditional use request to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Northrup stated that the proposed project will consist of a four-story building with 132 units, (88, one- bedroom, 44 two-bedroom) on a 5.38 acre parcel located on Pipemaker’s Circle. Further, stating there will be no on-site medical facilities and that transportation shuttles will be available for the residents that do not drive.  

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use request to construct an Independent Senior Housing Facility on Lots 25, 26 and 27, Pipemaker’s Circle, contingent upon the amenities (pool with a cabana and the community spaces on the 1st floor) as shown on the preliminary concept plan, being part of the project.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henman

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

4.       Building Height Variance request for 60 Triple B. Trail: Brian Sutton, with Duke Realty, presented the variance to the Board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this request is to add an additional four feet (4’) to the ceiling height of the building to accommodate the end user. This development will be located off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, approximately two (2) miles from I-95. Mr. Sutton stated that the height of the highest point to the top of the building including any mechanical equipment will not exceed 50’.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the building height variance for 60 Triple B. Trail not to exceed 50’.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

5.       Amendment to the Godley Station PUD Development Standards: Attorney, Phillip McCorkle, on behalf of Roy Patel, presented the amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. At the time the Godley Station PUD was adopted in 1997, four (4) story multifamily buildings were very rare, if they existed at all. Therefore, the Godley Station PUD did not allow this type of product nor the allowable density in such developments. Mr. McCorkle stated that the proposed revision to the Development Standards would allow four (4) story multifamily residential buildings, with 24 dwelling units per acre, in the Godley Station PUD.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval to amend the Godley Station PUD Development Standards by allowing four (4) story multifamily buildings in the PUD, with 24 dwelling units per acre.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.       Recombination Plat review for Danbury Park, Phase 4A: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the recombination plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that a new developer has purchased the property and a recombination plat is needed to accommodate the new builder’s product. The property is located off Blue Moon Crossing.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the recombination plat for Danbury Park, Ph. 4A.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

2.       Major Subdivision review for Harmony, Phase 6: Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, presented the subdivision to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 33 single family residential lots on 27.11 acres and is located adjacent to the intersection of I-16 and I-95, on the northwest side. Mr. McKenzie stated that the existing detention pond will be expanded to collect and treat a large portion of the stormwater runoff from this development. Further, that the street and utilities will be public and maintained by the City of Pooler.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the major subdivision for Harmony, Ph. 6

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Seabrook’s Tract Container storage area: Jeffrey Hodgkinson, with CHA Companies, presented the site plan to the Board for review and recommendation. Mr. Hodgkinson stated that the changes that were implemented in association with the plans will revise the site layout, to remove the truck parking and only provide container storage and expand the limits of the site improvements to span across the wetland area and the bisected site.

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Seabrook’s Tract Container storage area, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

4.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Parcel 16, Mosaic Retail Center (Convenience Store) Cody Rogers, with EMC Engineering, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 5,000 sq. ft. convenience store with eight (8) fueling stations and the infrastructure to support it. The property is located on the corner of Old Quacco Road and Pooler Parkway and the site has on-site detention as well as separate utility services from the rest of the master planned development. Commissioner Brown questioned if the owner would be willing to participate in the cost of a traffic signal at the corner of Old Quacco Road and Pooler Parkway, which has been warranted by a traffic study that was recently completed by Moffat & Nichols. In response, Mr. Rogers stated that his client would be willing to contribute to the cost of the traffic signal.

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Parcel 16, Mosaic Retail Center, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed, the owner contributing to the cost of the traffic signal and that all infrastructure that is to be built by others (Blakley Commons) must be completed and accepted by the City of Pooler, prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

4:40 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Patel

Adjourned without opposition.

       City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

        March 22, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

*Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the March 8, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

  1. Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 35.32 acres located at the end of Benton Grove (adjacent to N. Rogers Street and N. Morgan Street) from an R-1A to R-4: Attorney Josh Yellin, on behalf of SGLRP, Satilla and Dreamfinder Home Builders, presented the rezoning petition to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Yellin stated that this property will be accessed from the north, over two (2) newly constructed bridges, and the only access from N. Rogers Street and           N. Morgan Street will be emergency vehicles only. The proposed 278 unit townhome development will consist of one and two story buildings. Further, that the developers will create significant buffers between the proposed townhomes and the adjacent single-family residential zoning districts.  Ms. Claudia Collier, resident of Townlake Subdivision, north of this site, appeared before the Board in opposition of the rezoning, stating that she is concerned with the potential increase in traffic. 

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment for approximately 35.32 acres located at the end of Benton Grove (adjacent to N. Rogers Street and N. Morgan Street) from R-1A to R-4.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

2.       Zoning Text Amendment to add Independent Senior Housing as a conditional use in R-2, R-3, R-4, C-1, C-2, R-A, RA-1 and RA-2 Zoning Districts: Attorney, John Northrup, on behalf of NH Partners Development, LLC and Concierge Leasing Services, LLC, presented the text amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Northrup stated that the purpose is to create a new category use for Independent Senior Housing, which does not currently exist within the Pooler Zoning Ordinance. Further, stating that the petitioner is asking to create this category as a conditional use, to be allowed only in certain zoning classifications and only with a conditional use permit issued by City Council. This facility is defined as one for the specific purpose of housing senior citizens 62 years of age or older, who are independent and do not require assistance with daily living activities. Larry Olliff, resident of Symons Street, appeared before the Board with concerns of the height of the proposed buildings being constructed in residential zoning districts.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the zoning text amendment to add Independent Senior Housing as a conditional use in R-2, R-3, R-4, C-1, C-2, R-A,        RA-1, and RA-2 Zoning Districts.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.       Conditional Use request to construct an Independent Senior Housing Facility on Lots 25, 26 and 27, Pipemaker’s Circle: Attorney, John Northrup, on behalf of NH Partners Development, LLC and Concierge Leasing Services, LLC, presented the conditional use request to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Northrup stated that the proposed project will consist of a four-story building with 132 units, (88, one- bedroom, 44 two-bedroom) on a 5.38 acre parcel located on Pipemaker’s Circle. Further, stating there will be no on-site medical facilities and that transportation shuttles will be available for the residents that do not drive.  

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use request to construct an Independent Senior Housing Facility on Lots 25, 26 and 27, Pipemaker’s Circle, contingent upon the amenities (pool with a cabana and the community spaces on the 1st floor) as shown on the preliminary concept plan, being part of the project.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henman

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

4.       Building Height Variance request for 60 Triple B. Trail: Brian Sutton, with Duke Realty, presented the variance to the Board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this request is to add an additional four feet (4’) to the ceiling height of the building to accommodate the end user. This development will be located off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, approximately two (2) miles from I-95. Mr. Sutton stated that the height of the highest point to the top of the building including any mechanical equipment will not exceed 50’.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval of the building height variance for 60 Triple B. Trail not to exceed 50’.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

5.       Amendment to the Godley Station PUD Development Standards: Attorney, Phillip McCorkle, on behalf of Roy Patel, presented the amendment to the Board for their review and recommendation. At the time the Godley Station PUD was adopted in 1997, four (4) story multifamily buildings were very rare, if they existed at all. Therefore, the Godley Station PUD did not allow this type of product nor the allowable density in such developments. Mr. McCorkle stated that the proposed revision to the Development Standards would allow four (4) story multifamily residential buildings, with 24 dwelling units per acre, in the Godley Station PUD.

 

Result: After review of the criteria, a motion was made to recommend approval to amend the Godley Station PUD Development Standards by allowing four (4) story multifamily buildings in the PUD, with 24 dwelling units per acre.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.       Recombination Plat review for Danbury Park, Phase 4A: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the recombination plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that a new developer has purchased the property and a recombination plat is needed to accommodate the new builder’s product. The property is located off Blue Moon Crossing.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the recombination plat for Danbury Park, Ph. 4A.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

2.       Major Subdivision review for Harmony, Phase 6: Neil McKenzie, with Coleman Company, presented the subdivision to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 33 single family residential lots on 27.11 acres and is located adjacent to the intersection of I-16 and I-95, on the northwest side. Mr. McKenzie stated that the existing detention pond will be expanded to collect and treat a large portion of the stormwater runoff from this development. Further, that the street and utilities will be public and maintained by the City of Pooler.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the major subdivision for Harmony, Ph. 6

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Seabrook’s Tract Container storage area: Jeffrey Hodgkinson, with CHA Companies, presented the site plan to the Board for review and recommendation. Mr. Hodgkinson stated that the changes that were implemented in association with the plans will revise the site layout, to remove the truck parking and only provide container storage and expand the limits of the site improvements to span across the wetland area and the bisected site.

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Seabrook’s Tract Container storage area, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

4.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Parcel 16, Mosaic Retail Center (Convenience Store) Cody Rogers, with EMC Engineering, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 5,000 sq. ft. convenience store with eight (8) fueling stations and the infrastructure to support it. The property is located on the corner of Old Quacco Road and Pooler Parkway and the site has on-site detention as well as separate utility services from the rest of the master planned development. Commissioner Brown questioned if the owner would be willing to participate in the cost of a traffic signal at the corner of Old Quacco Road and Pooler Parkway, which has been warranted by a traffic study that was recently completed by Moffat & Nichols. In response, Mr. Rogers stated that his client would be willing to contribute to the cost of the traffic signal.

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Parcel 16, Mosaic Retail Center, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed, the owner contributing to the cost of the traffic signal and that all infrastructure that is to be built by others (Blakley Commons) must be completed and accepted by the City of Pooler, prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

4:40 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Patel

Adjourned without opposition.

March 8, 2021

City of Pooler Planning Zoning Minutes

                    March 8, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

*Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the February 22, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.      Building Height Variance for JCBGreg Coleman, with Coleman Company, on behalf of the owner, presented the variance to the Board for their review and recommendation. The warehouse is located on the corner of Coleman Boulevard and Bourne Avenue, adjacent to the abandoned railroad right-of-way. Mr. Coleman stated that the future tenant of Industrial Building #1, will be occupying a 1.2 million sq. ft. distribution warehouse that would create hundreds of jobs and boost the local and regional economy. Further, that the tenant will require 40’ clear inside the warehouse, with the remaining height being utilized for screening mechanical units on top of the building. 

 

Result: After review of the standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the 7’ height variance from 45’to 52’ for JCB.  

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

3:14 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Daniel

Adjourned without opposition.

February 22, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

                 February 22, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

*Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the February 8, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.      Front Yard Setback Variance for 405 Stuart Street: Jenny Koch, on behalf of her father, James Yocum, presented the variance to the Board for their review and recommendation. Ms. Koch stated that a fence permit was issued to HalleluYAH Restoration Fence Company on November 10, 2020, and the sketch showing the height, type, material and location of the fence was presented and approved by the Building Department. However, when the fence was installed, two (2) additional fence panels were constructed, and encroach 16’ into the required front yard building setback. Further, Ms. Koch stated that at the time of inspection, the Building Official informed her of the encroachment and advised her to either remove the fence panels or apply for a variance. Therefore, she is asking for a front yard setback variance for her fence to remain as is for privacy reasons.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend denial of the front yard setback variance, due to the request not meeting the criteria for granting a variance. 

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

2.      Conditional Use request for 1032 W. Highway 80: The intent is to operate a beverage warehouse store in one of the units located in the Piggy Wiggly Shopping Center on West Highway 80. According to Appendix A, Article IV, Section 18, C-1 (Light Commercial) Zoning District, Table 4.1, Beer, wine and liquor stores are only permitted as a condition use.

 

Result: Due to the petitioner not being present, a motion was made to recommend tabling the item until questions can be answered by the petitioner.  

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.      Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 35.32 acres located at the end of N. Rogers Street and N. Morgan Street from R-1A to R-4: Attorney Josh Yellin, on behalf of the owner, SGLRP, LLC, requested this item be continued to the next regularly scheduled Planning & Zoning meeting (March 8, 2021), due to the fact that the owner could not be in attendance. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the Board with concerns regarding the potential increase in noise, decrease in property values, density, changes in the tree ordinance from single family to townhomes, the proposed emergency access, future access from N. Rogers Street and the potential increase in crime. Commissioner Brown and Commissioner Simmons stated that the access from N. Rogers Street will be strictly for emergency vehicle access only and a secured gate will be installed and controlled by radios. Commissioner Brown also stated that when the zoning map amendment was approved by City Council (February 19, 2018) it was noted by the petitioner, that only emergency access would be allowed from N. Rogers Street and N. Morgan Street.

 

Result: A motion was made to honor the request of the petitioner, (continuance until the March 8th Planning & Zoning meeting.)

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for a proposed Take 5 Oil Change Center to be located at 6 Godley Station Blvd.: Sean O’Brien, with TWO Capital Partners, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a one-story building, with three (3) bays, trash enclosure, parking, and the infrastructure to support it, in the existing parking lot of Parker’s Convenience Store off Pooler Parkway. The building will be approximately 1,435 sq. ft. on a 0.38 acre parcel. There were some questions from the Board regarding the required building and pavement setbacks within the Godley Station PUD, required setbacks from the internal roads, cross access easements, stacking of cars waiting for service and required landscape buffers.

 

Result: After review of the site plan approval standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Take 5 Oil Change Center, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and the minor subdivision plat (New Business #2, Minor Subdivision Plat of Tract A-1, Live Oka Plaza for the proposed Take 5 Oil Change Center) being approved.    

1-             Motion: Commissioner Winn

       Mr. Winn’s motion died due to the lack of a second.

 

Result: After review of the site plan approval standards, a motion was made to recommend denial.

1- Motion: Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Patel

Passed with Commissioner Winn in opposition.

 

2.      Minor Subdivision Plat review of Tract A-1, Live Oak Plaza, for a proposed Take 5 Oil Change Center: The intent is to create Tract A-1A, a 0.38 parcel from Tract A, Live Oak Plaza, for a proposed Take 5 Oil Change Center.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend denial of the minor subdivision plat for Tract A-1, Live Oak Plaza, for a proposed Take 5 Oil Change Center.

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Motion: Commissioner Daniel

 

3.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Novare Multi-family Development to be located on Memorial Boulevard: Scott Monson, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation.  The intent is to construct a 316-unit “Class A” multi-family development, on a 29 acre Parcel within the JABOT PUD (Planned Unit Development), with access through a private non-exclusive 60’ access with a utility easement granted in favor of this property, and the infrastructure to support it.  Mr. Monson stated that this multi-family zoning district allows a density of 20 units per acres. Further, that they are proposing four (4), two-story buildings with 96 units, three (3), three-story buildings, with 108 units, and one (1), four-story building with leasing and amenities on the ground floor, with112 units and five (5), garage buildings, with six (6) bays. Mr. Monson also stated that a Traffic Impact Analysis has been submitted for review.

 

Result: After review of the site plan approval standards, a motion was made to recommend approval, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and the Traffic Impact Analysis being approved. 

2-             Motion: Commissioner Simmons

3-      Motion: Commissioner Daniel

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately

4:10 p.m.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Chaison

Adjourned without opposition.

February 8, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

February 8, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Commissioner Simmons led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

*Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Absent

  • In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.
 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the January 25, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result: Approved

1-Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.     Posting of Maintenance& Sidewalk Bond/Final Plat review for Clubhouse Residential, Phase 2: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the bonds and the plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 28 Golf Cottage lots on approximately 6.5 acres, and is located off Westbrook Lane on Palladian Way in Westbrook. An inspection was completed by the Public Works Department on February 3, 2021 and all of the punch list items have been addressed. The Warranty Infrastructure bond in the amount of $118,161.35 and the Sidewalk Performance bond in the amount of $61,087.50 have been approved by the review engineer.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the posting of the maintenance bond/sidewalk bond and the final plat for Clubhouse Residential, Phase 2, contingent upon a note being added to the plat stating that no permanent structures shall encroach into the utility easements.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:10 p.m.

 

1-    Motion: Commissioner Brown

2-    Second: Commissioner Patel

Adjourned without opposition.

January 25, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

January 25, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Present

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

Matt Saxon

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Absent

Pete Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the January 11, 2021 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result:        Approved

1-Motion:   Commissioner Simmons

2-Second:   Commissioner Patel

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLCI HEARING

 

1.     Conditional Use Request for JCB: to construct four (4) warehouses on Coleman Blvd: Greg Coleman, with Coleman Engineering, on behalf of the owner, presented the request to the Board for their review and recommendation.  According to Appendix A, Article IV, Section 21, I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, Table 4.1, Warehousing and Storage, are only permitted as a conditional use. The intent is to construct four (4) warehouses with distribution on approximately 120 acres. Mr. Coleman stated that a traffic count will be completed, to include, Coleman Boulevard, E. Highway 80/Coleman Boulevard, Coleman Boulevard/Bourne Avenue and E. Highway 80/I-95 intersections. Water and sewer will be supplied by the city of Pooler.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the conditional use request for JCB, based on the request meeting the criteria.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Saxon

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel Passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.       Posting of Maintenance & Sidewalk Bond/Final Plat for Westbrook, Phase 7-B1: Hal Kraft, with HGB Engineering, presented the final plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 23 single family residential lots on approximately 15.39 acres. Public works has issued a sign-off, stating that all of the punch list items have been completed. The developer has posted a maintenance bond in the amount of $134,195.00 and a sidewalk bond in the amount of $141,750.00 to record the final plat.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the maintenance and sidewalk bonds with the final plat for Westbrook, Phase 7B-1.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

2.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Costco at 200 Mosaic Circle:  Julie Miller with AEC, Inc., presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 155,146 sq. ft. Costco, fueling station, associated parking and the utility infrastructure to support it, on approximately 18.5 acres. This parcel is located in the Mosaic Retail Center, off Pooler Parkway, south of I-16.  There were questions from the Board regarding the potential increase in traffic. Chairman, Phillip Claxton, reminded the Board that the City of Pooler is engaged with Moffitt and Nichols in a traffic study pertaining to this section of Pooler Parkway and once the study is completed, there may be recommendations for improvements in this area.

 

Result: After review of the site plan approval standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Costco at 200 Mosaic Circle, contingent upon a certificate occupancy not being issued until the improvements for Mosaic, Phase 2 being completed (specifically, the access road, the Blue Moon Crossing extension and completion of the detention).

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Saxon

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

3.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan for 102 Morgan Lakes Industrial Blvd:  Chad Zittrouer, with Kern Company, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a permanent structure and remove all of the modular units when a certificate of occupancy is issued. Mr. Zittrouer also stated that the owner would like to construct a covered area with three (3) sides for protection of the above ground fuel tank that will be located adjacent to the proposed office. Further, stating that this request has been approved by the City of Pooler Fire Chief and the State Fire Marshall.

 

Result: After review of the site plan standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for 102 Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. _

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2-      Second: Commissioner Henneman

Passed without opposition.

 

 

4.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan for 425 Morgan Lakes Industrial Blvd:  Chad Zittrouer, with Kern Company, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 253,760 sq. ft. warehouse with a concrete truck court and the infrastructure to support it on approximately 27 acres. This development is located off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, in the Morgan Lakes Industrial Park.

 

Result: After review of the site plan standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for 425 Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. _

 

1-Motion: Commissioner Henneman

2-Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

5.       Revised Site Plan/Landscape Plan for 300 Seabrook Parkway, Building B: The site plan that was previously approved on December 2, 2019 was contingent upon the traffic signal at Sangrena Drive and W. Highway 80 being installed prior to the Seabrook Parkway traffic signal, no certificate of occupancy being released until the construction of the traffic signal is started and $266,175.00 being paid into the tree fund. The owner has requested approval for the following revisions:

·        Removing a railyard and service line from the proposed development,

·        Revise the rear court to a truck service area instead of a rail ladder yard,

·        Increase the size of the building; and,

·        Add additional vehicular parking lot to the development. 

 

Result: After review of the site plan standards, a motion was made to recommend approval of the revised site plan/landscape plan for 300 Seabrook Parkway, Building B, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed, and the traffic signal at Sangrena Drive being operational, prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued.   

 

1-Motion: Commissioner Saxon

2-Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

 

 

6. Maintenance & Sidewalk Bond/Final Plat for Whitaker Park, Phase 3: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the final plat to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 37 lots on approximately 10.7 acres. Public works has issued a sign-off letter stating that all of the punch list items have been addressed. Therefore, the developer is posting a maintenance bond in the amount of $331,722.00 and a sidewalk bond in the amount of $72,900.00, to record the final plat.

       

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the maintenance and sidewalk bond with the final plat for Whitaker Park, Phase 3.     

 

1-    Motion: Commissioner Daniel

2-    Second: Commissioner Saxon

Passed without opposition.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:31 p.m.

 

3-    Motion: Commissioner Patel

4-    Second: Commissioner Saxon

Adjourned without opposition.

January 11, 2021

City of Pooler Planning & Zoning Minutes

January 11, 2021

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairman Phillip Claxton called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Commissioner Daniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Phillip Claxton

Chairman

Present

Chelsea Henneman

Commissioner

Absent

Shirlenia Daniel

Commissioner

Present

Falgun Patel

Commissioner

Present*

Wade Simmons

Commissioner

Present

Ashley Brown

Commissioner

Present

John Winn

Commissioner

Present

Peter Chaison

Alternate

Present

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

Present

*In attendance, rotating with alternate Commissioner.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the December 14, 2020 Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission were reviewed and no corrections or amendments were noted.

 

Result:            Approved

1-Motion:        Commissioner Simmons

2-Second:        Commissioner Brown

Passed without opposition.

 

PUBLCI HEARINGS

 

1.      Zoning Map Amendment of 1545 Dean Forest Road from C-2 to (-2: Jim Collins, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, on behalf of the owner, presented the petition to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone approximately 6.25 acres on Dean Forest Road from a C-2 (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District to a 1-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District to be consistent with the majority of the surrounding properties.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the Zoning Map Amendment of 1545 Dean Forest Road from C-2 to 1-2, based on the request meeting the criteria.

 

1- Motion:       Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second:      Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.


 

 


2.     Zoning Map Amendment of 1742 Quacco Road from R-A to R-3: Miguel Bacca, on behalf of the owners, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Innis, presented the petition to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone approximately 8.37 acres on Quacco Road from an R-A (Residential Agricultural) Zoning District to an R-3 (Multi-Family Residential) Zoning District. Mr. Bacca stated that he would like to construct 12 buildings with eight (8) units per building, for a total of 96 units. There were questions from the Board regarding the existing pond, the future widening of Quacco Road, potential increase in traffic and proposed buffers. In response, the petitioner stated that he is aware of the proposed widening of Quacco Road and that the site plan would be designed with that in mind. Kasey Thexton, adjacent property owner, and President of Hamilton Grove Homeowners Association, appeared before the Board in opposition. He stated that he has a petition with signatures from property owners within the Hamilton Grove Subdivision that are also in opposition. Further, that this approval would jeopardize the safety, convenience and prosperity for the citizens and the surrounding communities, increase traffic, noise and decrease in property values. Robert Innis, of 1732 Quacco Road, appeared before the Board in favor of the rezoning, stating that he owns several properties on Quacco Road.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend denial of the zoning map amendment of 1742 Quacco Road from R-A to R-3, based on the request not meeting the criteria.

 

1- Motion:     Commissioner Brown

2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

Passed without opposition.

 

Sign Variance for Parker's Spirits located at 8 Godley Station Boulevard: Daniel Ben-Yisrael, on behalf of Drayton Parker Companies, presented the sign variance to the Board for their review and recommendation. The sign application is not consistent with the ordinance. Only one principal freestanding sign structure may be located along the street frontage of a property from which driveway access is or may be legally gained. The sign can be only single-face or double-faced. The Pooler Sign Ordinance was adopted in 2015.The Parker's Convenience Store was constructed prior to 2015. The original plan approved included the retail area; however, it was not built at that time. Therefore, when the sign for Parkers was designed it did not include space for the retail area. There were concerns from the Board regarding the proposed location of the sign, stating that according to the current sign ordinance, the petitioner has a right to construct a sign on Trader's Way. In response, the petitioner stated that he was aware of this, however, he is requesting for the sign to be located within the 50' building setback line between the existing Cook­ Out Restaurant and the Parker's sign, on Pooler Parkway.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend denial of the sign variance for Parker's Spirits located at 8 Godley Station Boulevard, based on the request not meeting al/four (4) of the criteria.

 

1-              Motion:       Commissioner Brown

2-              2 - Second:  Commissioner Winn

3-              Passed without opposition.

 


NEW BUSINESS

 

1.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for iFLY located at l Towne Center Court: Dan Fisher, with EMC Engineering, presented the site plan to the Board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 6,129 sq. ft. sky diving recreational building with parking to be located at 1 Towne Center Court, adjacent to Royal Cinemas.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for iFLY.

 

1-      Motion: Commissioner Winn

2-       2 - Second: Commissioner Daniel

3-      Passed without opposition.

 

2.       Major Subdivision review for Ellis Park, Phase 3: Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the subdivision plans to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 58 single family residential lots and the infrastructure to support it, and is located directly adjacent  to  the previously constructed phases of Ellis Park, off Easthaven Boulevard.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the major subdivision for Ellis Park, Ph. 3, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.

 

1- Motion: Commissioner Winn

2 - Second: Commissioner Simmons

Passed without opposition.

 

3.       Major Subdivision review for Easthaven, Area D (aka Telfair Park): Hal Kraft, with HGB, presented the subdivision plans to the Board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 79 single family residential lots and the infrastructure to support it, and is located east of Drayton Park Subdivision, off Easthaven Boulevard.

 

Result: A motion was made to recommend approval of the major subdivision/or Easthaven, Area D (aka Telfair Park), contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and the traffic signal being addressed by City Council (see attached letter dated October 4, 2017).

_

 

1-              Motion: Commissioner Simmons

2 - Second: Commissioner Winn

Passed without opposition.

 


Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Claxton asked for a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:53 p.m.

 

1- Motion:   Commissioner Brown

2-      Second: Commissioner Daniel

3-      Adjourned without opposition.

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