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10-12-20 P&Z Min.T H E T 0 W N O F WESTLAKE MINUTES OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING October 12, 2020 PRESENT: Commission Chairman Tim Brittan and Commissioners Michelle Lee, Kim Morris, Brad Swearingen, and Commissioner Appointee Diane Prager. ABSENT: Commissioners Ken Kraska and Sharon Sanden. OTHERS PRESENT: Assistant Town Manager Jarrod Greenwood, Director of Planning & Development Ron Ruthven, Town Secretary Todd Wood, IT Director Jason Power, Building Official Pat Cooke, Development Coordinator Nick Ford, Town Attorney Matthew Butler. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER Chairman Brittan called the regular session to order at 5:02 p.m. 2. ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO A NEWLY APPOINTED COMMISSIONER. Town Secretary Todd Wood administered the oath of office to Mrs. Diane Pager for the office of Town of Westlake Planning and Zoning Commissioner. Commission Chairman Tim Brittan confirmed with Town Attorney Matthew Butler that Mrs. Prager would be included as a voting member of the Commission for items on this meeting's agenda. Mr. Butler confirmed that she would, having been appointed by the Town Council and taken the oath of office. P&Z Minutes 10/12/20 Page 1 of 5 Commission Chairman Brittan opened the public hearing at 5:16 p.m. No one addressed the Commission. Commission Chairman Brittan closed the public hearing at 5:16 p.m. Commission Chairman Brittan then asked for a motion to approve Item #5. MOTION: Commissioner Swearingen made a motion to approve Item #5. Commissioner Prager seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. 6. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER RECOMMENDATION OF AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCES 720 AND 830 APPROVING AND AMENDING THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE PD1-2 ZONING DISTRICT, KNOWN AS "WESTLAKE ENTRADA", LOCATED NORTH OF SOLANA BLVD., EAST OF DAVIS BLVD., AND SOUTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 114. Planning & Development Director Ron Ruthven introduced this item. He began by stating that this item was a public hearing and consideration of a recommendation for a development plan amendment for the Entrada development. He noted that there was more to discuss in addition to the item being voted on to approve this recommendation. The Master Development Plan, which serves as the guiding document for Entrada, has not been updated since 2013. He then noted that some site plans have been approved since that time, and this update would address any minor deviations from the original Development Plan. Additionally, the developer has identified other changes that would require future amendments. Mr. Ruthven then stated that the amendment on this agenda only addresses the approvals that have occurred to date, and not those that the developer has identified for consideration moving forward. Mr. Ruthven indicated that the second portion that was for discussion only consisted of the changes being requested within the Entrada development, primarily with the Plaza Mayor, the gas well pad site, and some residential blocks around that area. More information would need to be received and reviewed prior to bringing this forward to the Commission and Town Council for consideration. Staff recommended approval of the amendments shown in "Exhibit 1", subject to the staff recommendations contained on the agenda memo. Commission Chairman Brittan requested to hear from the developer. Michael Beaty addressed the Commission. He began by stating that many good things have happened since the approval of the original Development Plan in 2013 and expressed appreciation for the opportunity to present some of the ideas that were being considered for the development moving forward. He noted that "Exhibit 1" contained all of the site plan ordinances that had been approved to date. P&Z Minutes 10/12/20 Page 3of5 Commissioner Prager stated that she has noticed that progress seems very stagnant at the development, and often there are very few workers on the site. Mr. Beaty replied that there have been attempts to obtain building permits for the Plaza Mayor for over a year, and this has caused delays. He then said that to his knowledge, there are now plans to submit an additional Site Plan for "Block "K" at Plaza Mayor in order to move forward with construction. The exterior structures of the restaurants have been finished, and hopefully will be open by the spring of 2021 after delays due to the pandemic. He then said that once the service road along SH 114 has been completed, it will offer additional access and make these restaurants more marketable. Mr. Beaty then noted that Block "P" is currently on hold, and it is unknown whether this project will resume. Following the next round of site plan submittals next month, plans are in place to build large single-family homes. Next to the amphitheater, a vertically elevated mixed -use building will be proposed. Additionally, the parking garage will hopefully be finished by the end of the year once the exterior stucco is applied. Commissioner Prager then asked Mr. Beaty if the Town Westlake has been the holdup. Mr. Beaty replied no, this is simply the process and the Entrada development has a significant level of detail that is required on individual site plans that are beyond what is normally dealt with in addition to plans changing over time. Commission Chairman Brittan opened the public hearing at 5:36 p.m. No one addressed the Commission. Commission Chairman Brittan closed the public hearing at 5:36 p.m. Commission Chairman Brittan then asked for a motion to approve the Development Plan Amendment on Item #6, shown as "Exhibit 1", subject to the staff recommendations contained in the staff memo. MOTION: Commissioner Lee made a motion to approve Item #6, shown as "Exhibit 1", subject to the staff recommendations contained in the staff memo. Commissioner Morris seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. 7. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, Chairman Brittan asked for a motion to adjourn. MOTION: Commissioner Prager made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Swearingen seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. Chairman Brittan adjourned the meeting at 5:39 p.m. P&Z Minutes 10/12/20 Page 4 of 5 APPROVED BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ON JANUARY 11, 2021. ATTEST: �xa� Todd ood, Town Secretary Chairman, Tim Brittan P&Z Minutes 10/12/20 Page 5 of 5