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Ord 921 Approving an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan, by Amending the Thoroughfare PlanTOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 921 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, BY AMENDING THE THOROUGHFARE PLAN. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake, Texas is a general law Town; and WHEREAS, on August 24, 1992, the Town Council approved Ordinance 199 adopting a Comprehensive Plan for the Town; and WHEREAS, on March 2, 2015, the Town Council approved Ordinance 7 -7 adopting a new Comprehensive Plan ("Forging Westlake") for the Town; and WHEREAS, on February 26, 2018, the Town Council approved Ordinance, 845 appco�/in.g an amendment to the Land. Use Plan map; and WHEREAS, on February 25, 2019, the Town Council approved Ordinance 878 amending The 'Town Design Structure Plan by adding guidelines for urban lighting zones; and WHEREAS, a request has been submitted to the Town Council to amend the Thorough f0re Plan such that a portion of the Town's future roadway network is deleted from the plan bases! On methodology provided as part of the request; and WHEREAS, as part of the requested amendment, staff proposes additional modifications to the Thoroughfare Plan that include the addition of a new roadway classification called a "'Town Parkway"; and WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Westlake Planning and Zoning Commission on January 11, 2021, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, is of the opinion that it is in the best interests of the Town and its citizens that this Ordinance should be approved ind adopted. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COIWCIL OF i CIE ` OW-1 OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That all matters stated in the findings hereinabove are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference as if copied in their entirely. SECTION 2: Tbat the Town of Westlake hereby approves amendments try the 2015 Comprehensive Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, as described and depicted in Exhihits "_9,,43". Ordinance 921 Pagel of 7 SECTION 3: That this Ordinance shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 25th DAY OF JANUARY 2021. ATTEST: 4-p 44�' ToM Wood, Town -Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: L. Stanton Lowry, Town Attorney La ra Wheat, Mayor - e24v" _& 7 _ Amanda DeGan, Town Manager TEXPS Ordinance. 921 Pau 2 of 7 Exhibit "A" — Thoroughfare Plan Amendments Amendment Key Amendment #1 — Exhibit Al (Page 174-175 Section titled "Not Alignment Specific", 2015 Comprehensive Plan). Specific amendment: Alteration of text in this specific section and on these pages as shown in Exhibit Al. Amendment 92 — Exhibit A2 (Page 178, 2015 Comprehensive Plan, under Section titled "STREET TYPOLOGY"). Specific amendment: Addition of new roadway classification called "Town Parkway", which includes a text description and a roadway cross-section graphic, as shown in Exhibit A2. Amendment 93 — Exhibit A3 (Page 173, Figure 113 Thoroughfare Plan; and page 182 The Thoroughfare Plan, 2015 Comprehensive Plan). Specific amendment: Replace existing plans with Exhibit A3. Ordinance 921 Page 3 of 7 Exhibit "Al" "Not Alignment -Specific By design, the streets identified in the Thoroughfare Framework Plan do not depict a specific alignment. Much of Westlake is currently undeveloped, and specific alignments will need to be determined in conjunction with development plans for individual sites. Therefore, the Thoroughfare Framework There are four points of "Design Focus" and "Special Consideration" indicated on the Plan by a circle or oval numbered 1 through 4. More specifically, these points of focus and consideration are: The Intersection of a Ottinger/Dove Connection and the westerly extension of Capital Parkway: The extension of the Dove/Ottinger connection to the north will be as indicated on the map with an alignment that goes east of the hill and intersects with Ottinger/Capital Parkway as shown. 2. The intersection of J. T. Ottinger Rd. and Dove Rd.: Notwithstanding the Town Parkway recommendations, it is further acknowledged this area, which includes the J.T. Ottinger/Dove Road intersection on the south and the southern boundary of Westlake Academy on the north, contains multiple challenges that include portions of narrow existing ROW width, alignment issues at the intersection of Dove and J.T. Ottinger, topography, Westlake Academy impacts, and residential homes that derive primary access from J.T. Ottinger Road. Therefore, the final improved roadway configuration though this area will be determined upon several future factors including but not limited to: recommendations contained in future area traffic studies based on future proposed developments in the area; impacts on Westlake Academy; capital improvements planning; regional traffic modeling and capacity analyses; future roadway alignment and/or realignment configurations. 3. The intersection of Pearson Lane at Dove Rd.: This intersection shall be designed to facilitate dedicated left and right turn lanes onto Dove Road and encourage movement to SH 114 or SH 170 via that link. 4. Dove Road from a point immediately east of Davis Boulevard to the east town limits of Westlake (as shown on the Thoroughfare Plan) is shown on the Thoroughfare Plan as a Roadway of "Special Consideration" and continues to be shown (as it is shown in the Town's 1992 Comprehensive Plan) with a 106 ft. right-of-way with median divided for four lanes of traffic (two lanes in each direction) or two vehicle lanes with bike lanes. A Roadway of "Special Consideration" means that the road segment has potential to be perceived as having an adverse effect on adjacent properties. Therefore, serious consideration regarding design, along with public hearings, should be held prior to final approval. Ordinance 921 Page 4 of 7 Exhibit "Al" (cont.) While the individual alignments are not specific, the roadway connections represented by the lines on the map are. This Plan should guide individual developments as they come online, serving as a framework for the identification of specific alignments and roadway connections." Ordinance 921 Page 5 of 7 Exhibit "AY "Town Parkway: The Town Parkway is an extension of the Town Arterial as traffic gathered by the Town Arterials are distributed through the most intensely developed portions of Westlake. The Town Parkway generally reserves a wider ROW (up to 126 feet) that can be employed in road sections designed to accommodate higher levels of traffic than other parts of the Town Arterial system. While employing a generally wider ROW, the Town Parkway character is, visually, consistent with the pastoral/picturesque qualities of the Town Arterial and thereby provides a visually continuous extension of the Town Arterial. The additional ROW dimension reserved in this road classification can be employed to enhance road capacity as determined necessary by future traffic studies and conditions. Capacity enhancements can include: 1. Dedicated multiple turn lanes (right and/or left), and/or; 2. Additional Lane capacity; 3. Intersection continuity adjustments. The final road section designs employed for this additional ROW will be as approved by the Town and justified by Traffic Studies and/or emerging traffic conditions apparent as development builds - out." Figure 122: Town Parkway typical section Ordinance 921 Page 6 of 7 Exhibit "AY O Q 7ecuo'l #3 . Ordinance 921 Page 7 of 7