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01-25-21 Joint TC BOT Agenda PacketTC/BOT Agenda – 01/25/21 Page 1 of 4 TOWN OF WESTLAKE TOWN COUNCIL AND WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES JOINT MEETING AGENDA 1500 SOLANA BLVD, BUILDING 7, SUITE 7100, COUNCIL CHAMBER WESTLAKE, TX 76262 January 25, 2021 VIA VIRTUAL MEETING 5:00 P.M. In accordance with Order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020 and March 19, 2020, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake and the Board of Trustees of Westlake Academy will conduct this joint virtual meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 by video and telephonic conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called "social distancing") to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There will be no public access to the physical location described above. A recording of the virtual meeting will be made and will be available to the public in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. Instructions for public participation in the meeting by video conference and telephonic conference are as follows: By Video: By Telephone: Link: http://bit.ly/tcbot012521 Local: (346) 248-7799 Webinar ID: 820 1453 5338 Webinar ID: 820 1453 5338 Passcode: 812478 Passcode: 812478 Vision Statement An oasis of natural beauty that maintains our open spaces in balance with distinctive development, trails, and quality of life amenities amidst an ever expanding urban landscape. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is an opportunity for citizens to address the Council on any matter whether or not it is posted on the agenda. For those joining by videoconference: Any person desiring to make a public comment using a Windows computer must first press the “Raise Hand” button on the screen. Alternatively, the Alt+Y keyboard shortcut may be used to raise or lower their hand. Any person desiring to make a public comment using a Mac computer must first press the “Raise Hand” button on the screen. Alternatively, the Option+Y keyboard shortcut may be used to raise or lower their hand. For those joining by teleconference: Any person desiring to make a public comment must first press star-nine (*9) on their telephone keypad to “Raise their hand” to speak. Persons joining the meeting by teleconference may mute and unmute their phones by pressing star- 6 (*6). TC/BOT Agenda – 01/25/21 Page 2 of 4 Citizens will be placed in a queue based on the order the hands were raised. The presiding officer will recognize callers based on the order of the queue, where they will be asked to state their name and address. Individual citizen comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes; however, time limits can be adjusted by the presiding officer. The presiding officer may ask the citizen to hold their comment on an agenda item if the item is posted as a Public Hearing. The Council cannot by law take action nor have any discussion or deliberations on any presentation made to the Council at this time concerning an item not listed on the agenda. The Council will receive the information, ask staff to review the matter, or an item may be noticed on a future agenda for deliberation or action. 3. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST: Mayor and Council Reports on Items of Community Interest pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.0415 the Town Council may report on the following items: (1) expression of thanks, congratulations or condolences; (2) information about holiday schedules; (3) recognition of individuals; (4) reminders about upcoming Town Council events; (5) information about community events; and (6) announcements involving imminent threat to public health and safety. 4. CONSENT AGENDA: All items listed below are considered routine by the Town Council and Board of Trustees and will be enacted with one motion. There will be no separate discussion of items unless a Council Member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the general order of business and considered in its normal sequence. a. Consider approval of Ordinance 919, Appointing a Presiding Judge and an Alternate Presiding Judge for the Municipal Court of Record No. 1 for a two (2) year term. b. Consider approval of an update to the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. 5. REPORTS: Reports are prepared for informational purposes and will be accepted as presented. (there will no presentations associated with the report items.) There will be no separate discussion unless a Council Member requests that report be removed and considered separately. a. Report on the location of a memorial bench to be placed on the Westlake Academy campus. 6. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ENTRADA DEVELOPMENT. 7. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, INCLUDING UPDATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON MUNICIPAL AND ACADEMIC OPERATIONS. 8. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD GOALS IN COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE BILL 3 (HB3). TC/BOT Agenda – 01/25/21 Page 3 of 4 9. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER ORDINANCE 920, APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT NUMBER 3, PLANNING AREA 3 (PD3-3) AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT NUMBER 3, PLANNING AREA 4 (PD3-4), GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF DOVE ROAD AND SOUTH OF SH 114 BETWEEN DAVIS BLVD. AND ROANOKE ROAD. 10. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER ORDINANCE 921, APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ESTABLISHED BY ORDINANCE 747, AMENDING THE THOUROUGHFARE PLAN. 11. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Council will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: a. Section 551.087 - Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations (1) to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations; or (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described by Subdivision (1) for the following: - Front 44 - Entrada - Project “YYZ” - Potential development on 55.12 acres located at Tracts 7C, 7F, 7G, 7H, 7L and 7M Abstract 648, William Huff Survey, Town of Westlake, Texas, and more generally located at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 377 and State Highway 170 b. Section 551.071(2) – Consultation with Town Attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter: Resolution No. 00-19, a Contract with Hillwood Development Corporation Concerning the Design Engineering and Construction of the West Side Pump Station and the Dove Road Waterline. c. Section 551.071(2) Consultation with Attorney – to seek advice of counsel on matters in which the duty of the Town Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code - FM 1938 access for proposed Southlake development. d. Section 551.074, Texas Government Code - Personnel Matters. (1) to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; - Fire Department Staffing e. Section 551.074, Texas Government Code - Personnel Matters. (1) to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; - Professional Planning Services f. Section 551.071 - Discussion with the Town Attorney regarding pending, threatened, or contemplated litigation regarding BRS. TC/BOT Agenda – 01/25/21 Page 4 of 4 g. Section 551.073 – Deliberations Regarding Gifts and Donations. 12. RECONVENE MEETING 13. TAKE ANY ACTION, IF NEEDED, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS. 14. COUNCIL RECAP/STAFF DIRECTION 15. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Any Council member may request at a workshop and / or Council meeting, under “Future Agenda Item Requests”, an agenda item for a future Council meeting. The Council Member making the request will contact the Town Manager with the requested item and the Town Manager will list it on the agenda. At the meeting, the requesting Council Member will explain the item, the need for Council discussion of the item, the item’s relationship to the Council’s strategic priorities, and the amount of estimated staff time necessary to prepare for Council discussion. If the requesting Council Member receives a second, the Town Manager will place the item on the Council agenda calendar allowing for adequate time for staff preparation on the agenda item. 16. ADJOURNMENT ANY ITEM ON THIS POSTED AGENDA COULD BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION AS LONG AS IT IS WITHIN ONE OF THE PERMITTED CATEGORIES UNDER SECTIONS 551.07187 THROUGH 551.076 AND SECTION 551.087 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE. CERTIFICATION I certify that the above notice was posted at the Town Hall of the Town of Westlake, 1500 Solana Blvd., Building 7, Suite 7100, Westlake, TX 76262, January 22, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. under the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. _____________________________________ Todd Wood, Town Secretary If you plan to attend this public meeting and have a disability that requires special needs, please advise the Town Secretary’s Office 48 hours in advance at 817-490-5711 and reasonable accommodations will be made to assist you. CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is an opportunity for citizens to address the Council on any matter whether or not it is posted on the agenda. For those joining by videoconference: Any person desiring to make a public comment using a Windows computer must first press the “Raise Hand” button on the screen. Alternatively, the Alt+Y keyboard shortcut may be used to raise or lower their hand. Any person desiring to make a public comment using a Mac computer must first press the “Raise Hand” button on the screen. Alternatively, the Option+Y keyboard shortcut may be used to raise or lower their hand. For those joining by teleconference: Any person desiring to make a public comment must first press star-nine (*9) on their telephone keypad to “Raise their hand” to speak. Persons joining the meeting by teleconference my mute and unmute their phones by pressing star-6 (*6). Citizens will be placed in a queue based on the order the hands were raised. The presiding officer will recognize callers based on the order of the queue, where they will be asked to state their name and address. Individual citizen comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes; however, time limits can be adjusted by the presiding officer. The presiding officer may ask the citizen to hold their comment on an agenda item if the item is posted as a Public Hearing. The Council cannot by law take action nor have any discussion or deliberations on any presentation made to the Council at this time concerning an item not listed on the agenda. The Council will receive the information, ask staff to review the matter, or an item may be noticed on a future agenda for deliberation or action. Town Council and Board of Trustees Item #2 – Citizen Comments ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST: Mayor and Council Reports on Items of Community Interest pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.0415 the Town Council may report on the following items: (1) expression of thanks, congratulations or condolences; (2) information about holiday schedules; (3) recognition of individuals; (4) reminders about upcoming Town Council events; (5) information about community events; and (6) announcements involving imminent threat to public health and safety. Calendar of Meetings/Events: Town Council Work Session/Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021; 5:00 pm* Westlake Town Hall, Solana Terrace-Bldg.7, Suite 7100 - via Teleconferencing Board of Trustees Meeting Monday, February 8, 2021; 5:00 pm* Westlake Town Hall, Solana Terrace-Bldg.7, Suite 7100 - via Teleconferencing Westlake Municipal Offices/Municipal Court CLOSED for Presidents Day Holiday Monday, February 15, 2021 Planning & Zoning Meeting Tuesday, February 16, 2021; 5:00 pm* Westlake Town Hall, Solana Terrace-Bldg.7, Suite 7100 - via Teleconferencing Town Council Work Session/Meeting Monday, February 22, 2021; 5:00 pm* Westlake Town Hall, Solana Terrace-Bldg.7, Suite 7100 - via Teleconferencing Board of Trustees Meeting Monday, March 1, 2021; 5:00 pm* Westlake Town Hall, Solana Terrace-Bldg.7, Suite 7100 - via Teleconferencing Planning & Zoning Meeting Monday, March 8, 2021; 5:00 pm* Westlake Town Hall, Solana Terrace-Bldg.7, Suite 7100 - via Teleconferencing Westlake Academy CLOSED for Spring Break Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 19, 2021 Town Council Work Session/Meeting Monday, March 29, 2021; 5:00 pm* Westlake Town Hall, Solana Terrace-Bldg.7, Suite 7100 - via Teleconferencing *Reminder: Agendas for all municipal/academic meetings are posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting begins and can be found on our Town’s website under the tab “Government/Agendas & Minutes.” **For meeting agendas and details on WA calendar events or Municipal calendar events, please visit the Westlake Academy website or the Town of Westlake website for further assistance. Town Council Item # 3 – Items of Community Interest CONSENT AGENDA: All items listed below are considered routine by the Town Council and will be enacted with one motion. There will be no separate discussion of items unless a Council Member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the general order of business and considered in its normal sequence. a. Consider Consider approval of Ordinance 919, Appointing a Presiding Judge and an Alternate Presiding Judge for the Municipal Court of Record No. 1 for a two (2) year term. b. Consider approval of an update to the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. Town Council and Board of Trustees Item # 4 – Consent Agenda Page 1 of 2 Westlake Town Council TYPE OF ACTION Regular Meeting - Consent Westlake Town Council Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021 TOPIC: Consider approval of Ordinance for Appointing Presiding Judge and Alternate Judge. STAFF CONTACT: Amanda DeGan, Town Manager Jeanie Roumell, Municipal Court Administrator Strategic Alignment Vision, Value, Mission Perspective Strategic Theme & Results Outcome Objective Informed & Engaged Citizens / Sense of Community Municipal & Academic Operations High Quality Planning, Design & Development - We are a desirable well planned, high-quality community that is distinguished by exemplary design standards. Encourage Westlake's Unique Sense of Place Strategic Initiative Choose an item. Time Line - Start Date: N/A Completion Date: N/A Funding Amount: N/A Status - Funded Source - General Fund EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (INCLUDING APPLICABLE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY) In keeping with the requirements of Ordinance No. 401, establishing the Municipal Court for the Town of Westlake in 2001, the presiding and alternate judicial positions require appointments on a biennial basis. The Court has been very fortunate to have two outstanding individuals fill these positions, each with a long history of public service to local governments. Mr. Brad Bradley is the current presiding judge and has served as either presiding or alternate judge for many of our surrounding communities. Mr. Eric Ransleben is the alternate judge and has served as a prosecutor and alternate Page 2 of 2 judge for many local jurisdictions as well. The proposed ordinance recommends the reappointment of both individuals. RECOMMENDATION Staff recommends approval of the Ordinance. ATTACHMENTS Ordinance Ordinance 919 Page 1 of 2 TOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 919 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE APPOINTING THE PRESIDING JUDGE AND THE ALTERNATE PRESIDING JUDGE FOR THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF RECORD NO. 1 FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM IN THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake established the Municipal Court of Record No. 1 and must provide for the appointment of a Presiding Judge and an Alternate Judge; and WHEREAS, Ordinance 401 also sets forth certain duties and qualification for each of the Appointees; and WHEREAS, 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 the amendments should be approved and adopted. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That the Town Council hereby appoints the following individuals to the Municipal Court of Record No. 1 in the capacity set forth below: Presiding Judge Brad Bradley Alternate Judge Eric G. Ransleben These appointments are made subject to and are governed by the provisions of Ordinance No. 401, and in accordance with State law. SECTION 2: That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other Ordinances and shall not repeal any of the provisions of such Ordinances except for those instances where there are direct conflicts with the provisions of this Ordinance. Ordinances or parts thereof in force at the time this Ordinance shall take effect and that are inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent that they are inconsistent with this Ordinance. SECTION 3: If any section, article, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word in the Ordinance, or application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held in valid or unconstitutional by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Ordinance, and the Town Council hereby declares it would have Ordinance 919 Page 2 of 2 passed such remaining portion of the Ordinance despite such invalidity, which remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 4: All other Ordinances in effect and not in conflict with this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 5: The Town Secretary of the Town of Westlake is hereby directed to engross and enroll this Ordinance by copying the exact Caption and Effective Date clause in the minutes of the Town Council of the Town of Westlake and by filing this Ordinance in the Ordinance records of the Town. SECTION 6: This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage as the law in such case provides. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 25TH DAY OF JANUARY 2021. _____________________________ ATTEST: Laura Wheat, Mayor ____________________________ ______________________________ Todd Wood, Town Secretary Amanda DeGan, Town Manager APPROVED AS TO FORM: ____________________________ L. Stanton Lowry, Town Attorney Page 1 of 2 Westlake Town Council TYPE OF ACTION Workshop - Report Westlake Town Council Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021 TOPIC: Report on the recommended location of a memorial bench to be placed on the Westlake Academy campus. STAFF CONTACT: Troy J. Meyer, Director Facilities & Public Works Strategic Alignment Vision, Value, Mission Perspective Strategic Theme & Results Outcome Objective Informed & Engaged Citizens / Sense of Community Municipal & Academic Operations Exemplary Service & Governance - We set the standard by delivering unparalleled municipal and educational services at the lowest cost. Improve Technology, Facilities & Equipment Strategic Initiative Outside the Scope of Identified Strategic Initiatives Timeline - Start Date: January 12, 2021 Completion Date: March 1, 2021 Funding Amount: N/A Status - N/A Source - N/A EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (INCLUDING APPLICABLE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY) On December 7, 2020, Staff received an application, submitted by Westlake Academy parent and resident, Ahu Sieg, to place a memorial bench on the Westlake Academy campus in memory of Susan Canole. The Canole family has lived in Westlake for five years and have two children attending Westlake Academy in the 6th and 3rd grades. Susan, who passed away in 2020, after her courageous battle with cancer, was a volunteer in the HOC, an active room mom and participated in many other aspects of Westlake Academy. The Westlake Academy class of 2027, donated money towards a gift for the Canole family, and the family has requested a bench for the campus. The Sieg family has volunteered to cover the cost for a bench and plaque. Page 2 of 2 There are currently three memorial benches on campus, all in memory of students and staff. This request is the first memorial for a person, other than a student or staff member, submitted to the Council for approval. On December 7, 2020, the request for a memorial donation was approved by the Town Council. Council requested that staff meet with the applicant and ask if the family would consider the following options in place of a bench: • Planting a memorial tree in the park, on campus, or in another open space in Westlake • Starting a memorial brick paver program in the butterfly garden located on campus January 12, 2021, Staff met with Mrs. Sieg who confirmed that the Canole family preferred a bench on the Westlake Academy campus vs. a tree or a paver. Staff will move forward with the purchase of a metal bench that will match the other benches on campus. The bench will be located on the northside of the PYP II building. The 3” x 5” memorial plaque will be the same color as the one on the anvil and the wording will read: In Loving Memory Susan Lynn Canole Always In Our Hearts Staff is currently updating the Town Policy for Naming of Town Owned Facilities and Parks which will include new standers and locations for memorial benches, trees and paver locations. Staff will present the policy to Council in February of 2021. RECOMMENDATION This update serves as a report to Council from our previous discussion on the bench placement request. ATTACHMENTS None. Page 1 of 2 estlake Academy Board of Trustees TYPE OF ACTION Regular Meeting - Consent Westlake Board Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021 TOPIC: Consider approval of an update to the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar STAFF CONTACT: Dr. Mechelle Bryson and Alan Burt Strategic Alignment Vision, Value, Mission Perspective Curriculum Outcome Objective Mission: Westlake Academy is an IB World School whose mission is to provide students with an internationally minded education of the highest quality, so they are well- balanced life-long learners. Academic Operations PYP / MYP / DP Improve the Efficiences of Operational Systems Strategic Initiative Outside the Scope of Identified Strategic Initiatives Time Line - Start Date: August 10, 2020 Completion Date: June 1, 2021 Funding Amount: N/A Status - N/A Source - General Fund EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (INCLUDING APPLICABLE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY) Westlake Academy’s mission is to provide students with an internationally minded education of the highest quality, so they are well-balanced life-long learners. In light of COVID-19, the 2020- 2021 Academic Calendar needed adjusting. The Westlake Academy Administration is seeking approval to modify the 2020-2021 school calendar by changing March 12, 2021 from a school day to a teacher workday/student holiday. It is important to note that March 12, 2021 is the end of quarter 3 of the school year. With the added burden that COVID-19 has placed on our teachers’ daily duties, the WA administrative team believes that a teacher workday is needed to allow teachers to wrap up quarter 3 and prepare for Page 1 of 2 quarter 4 prior to leaving for Spring Break. If approved, the WA Academic Calendar will be updated on the WA website and communication will be sent to teachers, parents, and students informing them of the change. RECOMMENDATION Approval of the update to the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar ATTACHMENTS 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Resolution 21-04 Page 1 of 3 WESTLAKE ACADEMY RESOLUTION 21-04 A RESOLUTION OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ADOPTING THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR. WHEREAS, Westlake Academy considers attendance essential to the academic achievement of students; and, WHEREAS, Westlake Academy is required to adhere to state policies regarding student attendance while seeking to make decisions in the best interest of all stakeholders; and, WHEREAS, Westlake Academy is required to create and publish academic calendars for each school year; and, WHEREAS, Westlake Academy Academic Calendar Committee researched and developed a new academic calendar for the 2021-2022 school year; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees finds that the passage of this Resolution is in the best interest of the citizens of Westlake as well as the students, their parents, and faculty of Westlake Academy. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTLAKE ACADEMY: SECTION 1: That, all matters stated in the recitals hereinabove are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That, the Board of Trustees of Westlake Academy, hereby approves the 2020-2021 academic calendar attached to this resolution as Exhibit “A”. SECTION 3: If any portion of this resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. Resolution 21-04 Page 2 of 3 SECTION 4: That this resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 25th DAY OF JANUARY 2021. ___________________________________ Laura Wheat, President ATTEST: ________________________________ ___________________________________ Todd Wood, Board Secretary Amanda DeGan, Superintendent APPROVED AS TO FORM: ________________________________ Janet S. Bubert or L. Stanton Lowry, School Attorney Resolution 21-04 Page 3 of 3 Exhibit “A” – Resolution 21-04 PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ENTRADA DEVELOPMENT. Town Council and Board of Trustees Item # 6 – Presentation and Discussion Item Page 1 of 1 WESTLAKE TOWN COUNCIL TYPE OF ACTION Workshop - Discussion Item Monday, January 25, 2021 TOPIC: Discussion and presentation regarding the Westlake Entrada development STAFF CONTACT: Ron Ruthven, Planning and Development Director Strategic Alignment Vision, Value, Mission Perspective Strategic Theme & Results Outcome Objective Planned / Responsible Development Citizen, Student & Stakeholder High Quality Planning, Design & Development - We are a desirable well planned, high-quality community that is distinguished by exemplary design standards. Preserve Desirability & Quality of Life Strategic Initiative Outside the Scope of Identified Strategic Initiatives EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (INCLUDING APPLICABLE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY) The purpose of this item is to discuss the Westlake Entrada development with development representatives and Town staff. Included as part of this item is a presentation of proposed detached housing in the development. A copy of the presentation shown to the Planning and Zoning Commission is attached. A development representative will be present to discuss this information as well present additional information. ATTACHMENTS Detached Housing Presentation – Block “D” LOT 1 LOT 3 LOT 4LOT2 1 LOTS 1-4 ELEVATIONS LOT 5 LOT 6 LOT 7 LOT 8 2 LOTS 5-8 ELEVATIONS LOT 8 LOT 9 LOT 10 3 LOTS 8-10 ELEVATIONS ENTRADA BLOCK D 10 UNITS 01/11/2021 Bush ARC H I T E C T S EASEMENT LINE PROPERTY LINE TRANSFORMER TRANSFORMER EASEMENT LINE PROPERTY LINE FIRE HYDRANT EASEMENT LINE PROPERTY LINE FIRE HYDRANT 1 AXO -VIEW ENTRADA BLOCK D 10 UNITS 01/11/2021 Bush ARC H I T E C T S TRANSFORMER EASEMENT LINE PROPERTY LINE TRANSFORMER EASEMENT LINE PROPERTY LINE FIRE HYDRANT EASEMENT LINE PROPERTY LINE LOT LINE EASEMENT LINE PROPERTY LINE FIRE HYDRANT LOT LINE LOT LINE LOT LINE LOT LINE ENTRADA BLOCK D 10 UNITS 01/11/2021 Bush ARC H I T E C T S TRANSFORMER 7'-6"SETBACK 7'-6"SETBACK 7'-6"SETBACK MAILBOXES PAVERS 1 LOTS -OVERALL ENTRADA BLOCK E -LOTS 15, 16,17 01/11/2021 Bush ARCH I TECTS TRANSFORMER 7'-6"SETBACK 7'-6"SETBACK 7'-6"SETBACK MAILBOXES 7'-6"SETBACK 1 LOTS -OVERALL ENTRADA BLOCK E -LOTS 15, 16,17 01/11/2021 Bush ARCH I TECTS TRANSFORMER 7'-6"SETBACK 1 LOTS -OVERAL REAR 1"=10'-0"REF: 1 /A100 ENTRADA BLOCK E -LOTS 15, 16,17 01/11/2021 Bush ARCH I TECTS 2 LOTS OVERALL -REAR ELEVATION PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, INCLUDING UPDATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON MUNICIPAL AND ACADEMIC OPERATIONS. Town Council and Board of Trustees Item # 7 – Presentation and Discussion Item Page 1 of 2 estlake Academy Board of Trustees TYPE OF ACTION Workshop - Discussion Item Westlake Board Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021 TOPIC: Presentation and Discussion Regarding HB3 Board Goals STAFF CONTACT: Dr. Mechelle Bryson, Dr. James Owen, Carl Tippen, Rod Harding, Beckie Paquin, and Alison Schneider. Strategic Alignment Vision, Value, Mission Perspective Curriculum Outcome Objective Mission: Westlake Academy is an IB World School whose mission is to provide students with an internationally minded education of the highest quality, so they are well- balanced life-long learners. Academic Operations PYP / MYP / DP Improve the Efficiences of Operational Systems Strategic Initiative Outside the Scope of Identified Strategic Initiatives Time Line - Start Date: August 10, 2020 Completion Date: June 1, 2021 Funding Amount: N/A Status - N/A Source - General Fund EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (INCLUDING APPLICABLE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY) Westlake Academy’s mission is to provide students with an internationally minded education of the highest quality, so they are well-balanced life-long learners. Westlake Academy, as a public charter school, is also obligated to meet TEA mandates. House Bill (HB 3) 3 was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. There is no doubt that HB3 was a multifaceted bill that addressed school finance as well as other aspects of education. Within the scope of HB3, school boards were requirement to adopt board goals outlined below. The original completion date for these board goals was designated for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. In light of COVID-19, the TEA amended the due date for completion to January 31, 2021. Page 1 of 2 HB3 mandates that schools create board goals designed to target early childhood literacy and mathematics along with college, career, and military readiness goals. According to the TEA, all plans are required to include “an annual review of the plans by the board at a public meeting, posting of the plans on the school’s website, annual goals for five years at each campus, and at least one charter district level employee to coordinate the implementation and submit the progress report to the Board”. The HB3 Board Presentation includes: • HB3 Requirements and Designated Coordinator • EC Literacy Goals • EC Mathematics Goals • CCMR Goals These goals have been created in collaboration with Dr. Bryson, the PYP Administrative team and the DP Administrative team. RECOMMENDATION Approval of the HB3 Board Goals ATTACHMENTS NONE. Page 1 of 3 WESTLAKE TOWN COUNCIL TYPE OF ACTION Regular Meeting - Action Item Monday, January 25, 2021 TOPIC: Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance approving proposed amendments to Planned Development Zoning District Number 3, Planning Area 3 (PD3-3) and Planned Development Zoning District Number 3, Planning Area 4 (PD3-4), generally located north of Dove Road and south of SH 114 between Davis Blvd. and Roanoke Road. STAFF CONTACT: Ron Ruthven, Planning and Development Director Strategic Alignment Vision, Value, Mission Perspective Strategic Theme & Results Outcome Objective Planned / Responsible Development Citizen, Student & Stakeholder High Quality Planning, Design & Development - We are a desirable well planned, high-quality community that is distinguished by exemplary design standards. Preserve Desirability & Quality of Life Strategic Initiative Outside the Scope of Identified Strategic Initiatives Time Line - Start Date: January 11, 2021 Completion Date: January 25, 2021 Funding Amount: N/A Status - N/A Source - N/A Contract: No Forms: N/A EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (INCLUDING APPLICABLE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY) Russell Laughlin, on behalf of HW 2421 Land LP and HW 164 Land LP (a.k.a. Hillwood, owners of the subject property), is requesting to amend Planned Development District Number 3, Planning Area 4 (PD3-4) and Planned Development District Number 3, Planning Area 3 (PD3- 3). The purpose of the amendments are to adjust the boundaries of the two districts where they intersect, transfer a portion of the zoning entitlements from one district to another, and rename PD3-4 and a portion of PD3-3. According to the applicant, the purpose of the requested change is Page 2 of 3 to allow for a clean-up and modification of the planning areas. No other changes are proposed. There are no specific development proposals associated with the request. CURRENT CONDITIONS PD3-4 currently contains 347.9 acres and is located on the south side of SH 114 between Schwab Way and Westlake Parkway. The district is located wholly within the Circle T Ranch, is mostly undeveloped and includes the existing ranch house and adjacent events building. PD3-3 is currently split into two separate areas. The west area contains 138 acres and is located between J.T. Ottinger Road and Roanoke Road, south and west of Westlake Academy. The east area contains 128.8 acres and is located north of Dove Road between the Deloitte campus (zoned PD3-12) and the Fidelity campus (zoned PD2). Both PD3-3 areas are undeveloped and located wholly within the Circle T Ranch. EXPLANATION AND ANALYSIS OF REQUEST The applicant proposes the following amendments: 1. Adjust the boundary between PD3-4 and the eastern portion of PD3-3. The proposed adjustment would result in a transfer of approximately 11.3 acres from the eastern portion of PD3-3 to PD3-4. 2. Rename the eastern portion of PD3-3 to PD3-12A, for which the resulting district area would be 117.64 acres. 3. Rename PD3-4 to PD3-4A. 4. Create a new zoning ordinance that governs PD3-12A and transfer 800,000 square feet of entitlement from PD3-3 to PD3-12A and 200,000 square feet of entitlement from PD3-4 to PD3-12A, further detailed as follows: PD3-3 PD3-4 PD3-4A PD3-12A Existing Proposed Existing Proposed Proposed Area 266.8 acres 138 acres 347.9 acres 359.2 acres 117.64 acres Office Uses (sq.ft. max) 1,014,000 * 564,000 no change no change see below Hotel with Conference Center Uses (sq.ft. max) 350,000 ** 0 no change no change see below Educational, Retail, Conference, Office, Data Center Uses (In aggregate) (sq.ft. max) n/a n/a n/a n/a **** 1,000,000 Mall Uses (sq.ft. max) n/a n/a 1,630,000 *** 1,430,000 All other uses no change no change no change no change same as PD3-3 * 450,000 sq.ft transferred to PD3-12A Page 3 of 3 ** 350,000 sq.ft. transferred to PD3-12A *** 200,000 sq.ft. transferred to PD3-12A **** Maximum aggregate sq. ft. of all uses combined The changes as proposed above result in no total increases to zoning entitlements or the overall current zoning areas of PD3-4 and PD3-3. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of the request as submitted on January 11, 2021 by a (4-0) vote. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS The proposal by the applicant does not involve any specific development proposals and does not result in any summary expansions to either the gross area or the overall entitlements contained within the zoning districts in question. The applicant proposes the changes for general clean-up and modification purposes. Staff recommends approval of this item as submitted and contained within the proposed ordinance. TOWN COUNCIL ACTION The Town Council has the following options when considering this item: • Approval as submitted • Approval with modifications or additional condition(s) • Approval with staff recommendations • Any combination of the above • Table the agenda item to a specific date with clarification of intent and purpose • Denial ATTACHMENTS • Location and Zoning Map • Documents provided by the Applicant • Proposed Ordinance Town of Westlake Zoning Map Proposed Amendment Area Proposed Amendment Area Proposed Amendment Area J: ( HILLWOOD A PEROT COMPANY" MEMO To: Ron Ruthven -Town of Westlake From: Joe Schneider -Hillwood ~ cc: See Below Date: December 22, 2020 \ Re: PD 3-4A Zoning x Urgent D For Review D Please Comment D Please Reply D Please Recycle • Notes As a follow up to the letter delivered to the Town on December 10, 2020 regarding the rezoning of PD 3-4A (attached), we understand that the Town of Westlake considers the boundary adjustment and the transfer of 200,000SF uses (to proposed PD 3-12A) to be a rezoning. Pursuant to your request, we are submitting an additional zoning application for these modifications (attached). The purpose of the requested change is to allow for a clean-up and modification of the boundary between PD 3-3 (Proposed PD 3-12A) and PD 3-4A, and to transfer approximately 200,000 SF from the "Mall" category to be utilized as gross square footage in the proposed PD 3-12A. All other uses, building entitlements, regulations and development requirements remain unchanged in PD 3-4A. The proposed rezoning would produce the following results: Planned Development Area Total S q uare Footaa e (all uses) Acreage 3-4A 3,099,925 359.20 3-12A 1,000,000 117.60 3-3 (Remaining -W. of PD 3-12) 564,000 138.04 At your request, we will be delivering a check in the amount of $15,860.00 (in addition to the previously submitted $20,000) to cover the town fees for this request. The requested PD 3-12A PD ordinance modification was also delivered to the town on December 10th for review and comment. We look forward to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in January and the Town Council meeting in February to further present this request for approvals. Thanks, and please call with questions. CC: Amanda DeGan , Robin McCaffery, Robert Folzenlogen , Russell Laughlin 9800 Hillwood Pa rkway , Suite 300 Fort Worth , Texas 76177 81 7-224-6000 J:( HILLWOOD A PEROT COMPANY® L. Russell Laughlin Erecutii'e Vice President 817.224.6017 December 10, 2020 Mrs. Amanda DeGan Town Manager Town of Westlake 1500 Solana Blvd. Westlake, TX 7 6262 Subject: PD 3-4A Dear Mrs. DeGan, HW 2421 Land, L.P. and HW 2421 Barn LLC (collectively HW 2421) are the owners of the property within apportion of PD 3-3 and all of PD 3-4A. In conjunction with the upcoming change in zoning on a portion of PD 3-3 (proposed to be named 3-12A), HW 2421 is requesting two revisions to PD 3-4A. These changes include: • Reduction to the total square footage allowed from the "Mall" category from 1,630,000 SF to 1,430,000 SF (with 200,000 SF being transferred to the proposed PD 3-12A). • Modification of the boundary, to accommodate PD 3-12A, per the attached exhibit. We anticipate that these revisions will be acted upon concurrently with the creation of the proposed PD 3-12A zoning area. Additionally, we understand that the Town would utilize an ordinance action like that used to transfer density from PD 3-3 to PD 3-5A (ordinance 768, approved on February 22, 2016). Thanks in advance for your consideration of this request. Please call with any questions you may have. ~ L. Russell Laughlin C: Ron Ruthven Robin Mccaffery Attachments 9800 llil/wood l'w/ii\',n Suiie 300 hm Worth. TX 76177 Phone 817 224 6000 laY ~/ 224 6061 Hit/wood.com Jc----:c,;1)) J // (\~ (, ...... 't::]·· ••• I . .... ) ~ I\ /( ), \ !l!!I PELOTON 1111 1 LAND IOLUTIOHS JOB #HWA18045 PD 3--4A Office Resort Hotel Mall Commercial Total SF 558,355sf 750,000sf 1,430,000sf 360,940sf 3,099,295sf ±359.2 Acres PROPOSED PD 3-12A DATE: 1211(}20 DRAWN: XXX DESIGNED: XXX V / PROPOSED PD BOUNDARY Ordinance 920 Page 1 of 32 TOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 920 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, AMENDING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 3, PLANNING AREA 3 (PD3-3) CONDITIONS AND BOUNDARIES; AMENDING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 3, PLANNING AREA 4 (PD3-4) CONDITIONS AND BOUNDARIES; CREATING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 3, PLANNING AREA 12A (PD3- 12A); PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake, Texas is a general law municipality; and WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake finds it necessary for the public health, safety and welfare that development occur in a controlled and orderly manner; and WHEREAS, On September 14, 1998 the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 307, which approved and adopted the Circle T Ranch Planned Development Zoning District Number 3 (PD3) Supplement providing for various development provisions within the Circle T Ranch; and WHEREAS, On September 14, 1998 the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 309, which created the PD3-3 zoning district and related regulations; and WHEREAS, On September 14, 1998 the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 310, which created the PD3-4 zoning district and related regulations; and WHEREAS, On March 22, 2004 the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 451, amending the PD3-4 zoning district; and WHEREAS, On March 22, 2004 the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 453, amending the PD3-3 zoning district; and WHEREAS, On June 9, 2008 the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 591, amending the PD3-3 zoning district and creating the PD3-12 zoning district; and WHEREAS, On October 6, 2008 the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 600, amending the PD3-3 zoning district; and WHEREAS, On February 22, 2016 the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas approved Ordinance 768, amending the PD3-3 zoning district; and Ordinance 920 Page 2 of 32 WHEREAS, the property owners of the land contained within the PD3-3 and PD3-4 zoning districts have petitioned the Town Council to request the following amendments: that the boundaries of the PD3-3 and PD3-4 districts be adjusted; that a new district, called PD3-12A, be created from a portion of the existing PD3-3 zoning district; that PD3-4 be renamed to PD3-4A, and; that certain land use entitlements be transferred between these districts as described herein; and WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission (Commission) recommended to the Town Council approval of the amendments contained herein on January 11, 2021; and WHEREAS, following provision of proper legal notice, including written notice to owners within 200 feet of the subject properties, published notice and posted notice in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act of public hearing, a public hearing was held on January 25, 2021, by the Town Council; and WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, 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 the amendments contained herein should be approved and adopted. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE TEXAS: SECTION 1: That all matters stated in the preamble are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas does hereby approve amendments to the PD3-3 zoning district provisions and boundaries as follows: 1. The PD3-3 zoning district boundary is hereby amended to contain all that land as described and depicted in the attached Exhibit “A”; 2. That Section 1.1, Article III, Ordinance 600 is hereby amended to read as follows: “Office- The maximum building square footage for the office use shall be 564,000 square feet.” 3. That Section 1.2, Article III, Ordinance 600 is hereby deleted. SECTION 3: That the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas does hereby approve amendments to the PD3-4 zoning district provisions and boundaries as follows: 1. The PD3-4 zoning district boundary is hereby amended to contain all that land as described and depicted in the attached Exhibit “B”; Ordinance 920 Page 3 of 32 2. That Section 1.3, Article III, Ordinance 451 is hereby amended to read as follows: “Maximum Floor Area for Mall Uses. The maximum aggregate floor area for all Mall uses within this PD District shall be 1,430,000 square feet.” 3. That the PD3-4 zoning district is hereby renamed to the PD3-4A zoning district and all applicable references thereto in any ordinances adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas are hereby amended to reflect said change. SECTION 4: That the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas does hereby create and approve the PD3-12A zoning district as depicted and described in the attached Exhibit “C”, and for which the development conditions and provisions for said district are contained within the attached Exhibit “D”. SECTION 5: It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, that sections, paragraphs, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared legally invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such legal invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of this Ordinance since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake without the incorporation in this Ordinance of any such legally invalid or unconstitutional, phrase, sentence, paragraph or section. SECTION 6: That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other Town Ordinances and all other provisions of other Ordinances adopted by the Town which are inconsistent with the terms or provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 7: Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor offense and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for each separate offense. A separate offense shall be deemed committed upon each day, or part of a day, during which a violation occurs or continues. SECTION 8: Where any conflict exists between the provisions of Ordinances 309, 310, 451, 453, 591, 600, 768, and the provisions of this ordinance, the provisions of this ordinance shall control and supersede the provisions of the aforementioned ordinances. SECTION 9: This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage as the law in such case provides. Ordinance 920 Page 4 of 32 PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 25th DAY OF JANUARY 2021. _____________________________ ATTEST: Laura Wheat, Mayor ____________________________ ______________________________ Todd Wood, Town Secretary Amanda DeGan, Town Manager APPROVED AS TO FORM: ____________________________ L. Stanton Lowry, Town Attorney Ordinance 920 Page 5 of 32 EXHIBIT “A” – PD3-3 LEGAL DESCRIPTION Ordinance 920 Page 6 of 32 EXHIBIT “A” – PD3-3 LEGAL DESCRIPTION (cont.) Ordinance 920 Page 7 of 32 EXHIBIT “A” – PD3-3 LEGAL DESCRIPTION (cont.) Ordinance 920 Page 8 of 32 EXHIBIT “B” – PD3-4A LEGAL DESCRIPTION Ordinance 920 Page 9 of 32 EXHIBIT “B” – PD3-4A LEGAL DESCRIPTION (cont.) Ordinance 920 Page 10 of 32 EXHIBIT “B” – PD3-4A LEGAL DESCRIPTION (cont.) Ordinance 920 Page 11 of 32 EXHIBIT “B” – PD3-4A LEGAL DESCRIPTION (cont.) Ordinance 920 Page 12 of 32 EXHIBIT “C” – PD3-12A LEGAL DESCRIPTION Ordinance 920 Page 13 of 32 EXHIBIT “C” – PD3-12A LEGAL DESCRIPTION (cont.) Ordinance 920 Page 14 of 32 EXHIBIT “C” – PD3-12A LEGAL DESCRIPTION (cont.) Ordinance 920 Page 15 of 32 EXHIBIT “D” – PD3-12A CIRCLE T PLANNING AREA 3-12A CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER, DATA CENTER, OFFICE AND RETAIL ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS .................................................................................. 17 SECTION 1 SHORT TITLE ................................................................................................. 17 SECTION 2 PURPOSES ....................................................................................................... 17 SECTION 3 GENERAL DEFINITIONS .............................................................................. 17 Section 3.1 Usage ............................................................................................................ 17 Section 3.2 Words and Terms Defined ......................................................................... 17 SECTION 4 PD SUPPLEMENT ........................................................................................... 18 SECTION 5 APPLICABILITY OF EXISTING REGULATIONS ...................................... 18 Section 5.1 Applicable Town Ordinances..................................................................... 18 Section 5.2 General Approval Criteria ......................................................................... 18 SECTION 6 CONCEPT PLAN, DEVELOPMENT PLANS, AND SITE PLANS. ............. 19 Section 6.1 PD Concept Plan ......................................................................................... 19 Section 6.2 PD Development Plans ............................................................................... 19 Section 6.3 PD Site Plans ............................................................................................... 19 ARTICLE II. USES .................................................................................................................... 20 SECTION 1 LAND USE SCHEDULE ................................................................................. 20 SECTION 2 ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES .................................................... 29 ARTICLE III. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS .................................................................... 30 SECTION 1 DENSITY ......................................................................................................... 30 Section 1.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail ... 30 SECTION 2 MINIMUM LOT SIZE ..................................................................................... 30 Section 2.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center ............................ 30 Section 2.2 Office and Retail ......................................................................................... 30 SECTION 3 MINIMUM LOT WIDTH ................................................................................ 30 Section 3.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail ... 30 SECTION 4 MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT .................................................................. 30 Section 4.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail ... 30 Section 4.2 Exceptions to Height Requirements .......................................................... 30 Ordinance 920 Page 16 of 32 SECTION 5 MINIMUM BUILDING SIZE .......................................................................... 30 Section 5.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail ... 30 SECTION 6 FRONT YARD SETBACKS ............................................................................ 30 Section 6.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center ............................ 30 Section 6.2 Office and Retail ......................................................................................... 30 Section 6.3 Exceptions to Front Yard Setbacks ........................................................... 30 Section 6.4 General ......................................................................................................... 30 SECTION 7 REAR YARD SETBACKS .............................................................................. 31 Section 7.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center ............................ 31 Section 7.2 Office and Retail ......................................................................................... 31 Section 7.3 Exceptions to Rear Yard Setbacks ............................................................ 31 Section 7.4 General ......................................................................................................... 31 SECTION 8 SIDE YARD SETBACKS ................................................................................ 31 Section 8.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center ............................ 31 Section 8.2 Office and Retail ......................................................................................... 31 Section 8.3 Exceptions to Side Yard Setbacks ............................................................. 31 Section 8.4 General ......................................................................................................... 31 SECTION 9 MISCELLANEOUS DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS ........................... 32 Section 9.1 Landscape Irrigation .................................................................................. 32 Section 9.2 Fencing ......................................................................................................... 32 Section 9.3 Lighting ........................................................................................................ 32 SECTION 10 SITE ACCESS .................................................................................................. 32 Ordinance 920 Page 17 of 32 ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 1 SHORT TITLE This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the “Circle T Planning Area No. 3-12A Conference and Educational Center, Office and Retail Ordinance”, or simply as the “PD Ordinance”. SECTION 2 PURPOSES This PD Ordinance is adopted to provide for a superior design of lots or buildings; to provide for increased recreation and/or open space opportunities; to provide amenities or features that would be of special benefit to the property users or community; to protect or preserve natural amenities and environmental assets such as trees, creeks, ponds, floodplains, slopes or hills and viewscapes; to protect or preserve any existing historical buildings, structures, features or places; and to provide an appropriate balance between the intensity of development and the ability to provide adequate supporting public facilities and services. SECTION 3 GENERAL DEFINITIONS Section 3.1 Usage. For purposes of this PD Ordinance, certain numbers, abbreviations, terms, and words shall be used, interpreted and defined as set forth in this Section. Other terms and words are defined elsewhere in this PD Ordinance. Unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary, words used in the present tense include the future tense, and words used in the plural include the singular. The word “shall” will be interpreted as mandatory, and the word “may” as permissive. Section 3.2 Words and Terms Defined. Applicable Town Ordinances means the UDC and all other ordinances, rules, and regulations that are adopted by the Board and that are applicable to development within the PD District 3-12A. Board means the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas. Commission means the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Westlake, Texas. Floor Area means the total area of all floors of all buildings on a lot or unified development site measured between the outer perimeter walls of the buildings excluding (i) area in a building or in a separate structure (whether below or above grade) used for the parking of motor vehicles, (ii) courts or balconies open to the sky, and (iii) roof area used for recreation. Masonry means brick, stone, cast stone, concrete, glass block, split-face concrete masonry unit, or other masonry materials approved by the Board. PD District means the planned development zoning district established by this PD Ordinance. PD Concept Plan means a plan for development which enables the town to evaluate major impacts of a proposed zoning district or planned development district. Ordinance 920 Page 18 of 32 PD Ordinance means this planned development zoning district ordinance, including any approved PD Concept Plan. PD Supplement means that certain Circle T Planned Development Zoning District As codified in the Planned Development Supplement. Town means the Town of Westlake, Texas. UDC means the Town’s Unified Development Code, as amended. SECTION 4 PD SUPPLEMENT The Board adopted the PD Supplement. The PD Supplement includes additional standards that are applicable within this PD District. The PD Supplement establishes additional standards for the following: (i) concept, informational, development and site plans; (ii) signs; (iii) landscaping; (iv) roadway construction, parking and loading; (v) fencing; (vi) lighting; (vii) other special standards; and (viii) illustrations. To the extent that there is any conflict between a provision in the PD Supplement and this PD Ordinance, the terms of this PD Ordinance shall control. SECTION 5 APPLICABILITY OF EXISTING REGULATIONS Section 5.1 Applicable Town Ordinances Except to the extent provided by the PD Concept Plan, this PD Ordinance and the PD Supplement, development within the PD District shall be governed by the following UDC standards: O-H Office Park-Hotel, with respect to Conference and Educational Center and Data Center uses; O-Office Park, with respect to Office uses; and LR-Local Retail, with respect to Retail uses. Except to the extent provided by the PD Concept Plan, this PD Ordinance, and the PD Supplement, development within the PD District shall also be governed by the Applicable Town Ordinances. In the event of any conflict between (i) the PD Concept Plan, this PD Ordinance and the PD Supplement and (ii) the Applicable Town Ordinances, the terms, provisions and intent of the PD Concept Plan, this PD Ordinance and the PD Supplement shall control. Except as provided below, in the event of any conflict between the UDC and the Applicable Town Ordinances, the terms, provisions and intent of the UDC shall control. Section 5.2 General Approval Criteria To the extent, if any, that the Applicable Town Ordinances (and, in particular, the subdivision regulations of the UDC) grant to the Board, the Commission, the Town Manager or any other Town employee or consultant, the authority to approve any aspect of development within the PD District (including, but not limited to, preliminary or final plats or any aspect thereof or any agreements or permits related thereto) based on conformity with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, Open Space Plan or Thoroughfare Plan (or with the objectives, goals or policies of such plans), then such authority shall be exercised to the extent necessary to determine whether the aspect of development being approved is consistent with Ordinance 920 Page 19 of 32 the PD Concept Plan, this PD Ordinance, the PD Supplement and the objectives, goals, and policies of such plan, ordinance and supplement. SECTION 6 CONCEPT PLAN, DEVELOPMENT PLANS, AND SITE PLANS. Section 6.1 PD Concept Plan. A PD Concept Plan for this PD District shall be approved prior to the approval of any development plans and site plans required by this PD Ordinance. The PD concept plan shall comply with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Open Space and Trail Plan, the Master Thoroughfare Plan, the Master Water and Sewer Plan of the Town and the Master Drainage Plan of the town and the UDC Section 6.2 PD Development Plans Article 1, Section 1-3, (3) of the Planned Development Supplement states that PD development plans shall not be required for development within any of the PD Districts. Section 6.3 PD Site Plans PD site plans are required for development within the PD District. Article I, Section 1-3 (4) of the PD Supplement governs the process by which PD site plans are submitted and approved (including, but not limited to, the submittal requirements, approval criteria, and conditions). Ordinance 920 Page 20 of 32 ARTICLE II. USES SECTION 1 LAND USE SCHEDULE Buildings, structures, and land within the sub-areas identified on the PD Concept Plan shall be used only in accordance with the uses permitted in the following “Land Use Schedule”. The symbol “X” shall mean that the use is permitted as a principal use by right. The symbol “S” shall mean that the principal use is permitted only after first obtaining a “Specific Use Permit” as set forth in the UDC. The symbol “A” shall mean that this use is specifically permitted as an accessory use to a main use (this does not exclude other land uses which are generally considered accessory to the primary use). A blank square shall mean that the use is not allowed as a principal use. CIRCLE T PLANNING AREA 3-12A CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER, DATA CENTER, OFFICE AND RETAIL LAND USE SCHEDULE PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” AGRICULTURAL USES Orchard X Plant Nursery (Growing) X Plant Nursery (Retail Sales) X Farms General (Crops) X Farms General (Livestock, Ranch) X Veterinarian (Indoor Kennels) Veterinarian (Outdoor Kennels) Stables (Private Use) S Stables (As a Business) RESIDENTIAL USES Single Family Detached Ordinance 920 Page 21 of 32 PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” Single Family Zero Lot Line Single Family Attached Duplex Home Occupation Servants/Caretakers Quarters Accommodation for Employees/Customers/Visitors A Swimming Pool (Private) A Detached Garage (Private) A Sport/Tennis Courts (Private) A INSTITUTIONAL and GOVERNMENTAL USES Emergency Ambulance Service X Post Office (Governmental) X Mailing Service (Private) X Heliport Helistop/Verti-stop S Telephone, Electric, Cable, and Fiber Optic Switching Station X Electrical Substation S Utility Distribution Lines2 X Utility Shop and Storage A Water and Sewage Pumping Station (below grade) X Ordinance 920 Page 22 of 32 PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” Water and Sewage Pumping Station (above grade) S Water Storage Tank and Pumping System (Elevated or Above Grade) S Water, Sewer, Electric, and Gas Meters X Electric Transformers X Private Streets/Alleys/Drives X Retirement Home Nursing/Convalescent Home Hospice Hospital Psychiatric Hospital Clinic A Child Daycare (Public; 7 or more) Child Daycare (Private; 7 or more) A5 School, K-12 (Public or Private) School (Vocational) College or University X Community Center (Public) Civic Club X Church or Place of Worship X Use Associated to a Religious Inst. X Government Building X Ordinance 920 Page 23 of 32 PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” Police Station X Fire Station X Library X Data Center X COMMERCIAL USES Multifamily (Apartments) Offices (General) X Studio X Banks and Financial Institutions X Information Processing X Hotel/Motel X Hotel/Motel with Conferencing Facility X Laundry/Dry Cleaning (<3,000 S.F.) A Laundry/Dry Cleaning (Drop/Pick) A Shoe Repair A Beauty Parlor/Barbershop A Clothing Store A Quick Copy/Duplicating Services A Personal Services A Liquor Store Ordinance 920 Page 24 of 32 PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” Micro-brewery and Wine Production and Sales (<30,000 S.F.) S Grocery Convenience Store A Service Station Drug Store A Variety Store A Bakery Sales A Stationery and/or Book Store A Antique Shop Art Gallery/Museums A Hardware Store Sporting Goods A Paint and Wallpaper Cloth Store Retail Stores – General (Excluding Second Hand Goods) A Restaurant, Cafe or Dining Facility X Restaurant, Cafe or Dining Facility with alcohol sales S Auto/Truck Parts and Accessories Household Furniture/Appliances (including Sales and Service) Farmer’s Market Feed Store Ordinance 920 Page 25 of 32 PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” Parking Structure X Cafeteria (Private) A Job Printing, Lithography, Printing, or Blueprinting A Vehicle Display and Sales (inside) Medical Laboratory R&D Laboratory A6 Conference Center X Live Theater A Motion Picture Theater A Custom Business Services X Electronic Appliances Store and Computer Sales and Service Tavern, Bar or Lounge S Dance Halls/Nightclubs S AMUSEMENT/RECREATION Golf Course (Public or Private) X Park or Playground (Public or Private) X Satellite Dish X Non-Commercial Radio Tower Race Track Operation Recreation Facility, Health Studio (Public) X Ordinance 920 Page 26 of 32 PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” Country Club (Private Membership) X Golf Clubhouse (Public or Private) X Community Center (Private) X Recreation Center (Private) X Hike, Bike, and Equestrian Trails (Public or Private) X Golf Maintenance Facility A Golf Pro Shop A Health/Spa Facilities (Private) A Athletic Fields (Private) A Athletic Courts (Private) A Equestrian Center A Athletic Courts (Public) A Commercial Amusement (Inside) A Lake Cruise/Water Taxi AUTO SERVICES Truck/Trailer Rental Auto Body Repair Auto Mechanical Repair A Quick Lube/Oil Change Vehicle Maintenance (Private) A Ordinance 920 Page 27 of 32 PERMITTED USES Permitted “X” Special Use “S” Accessory “A” Vehicle Fueling (Private) A WHOLESALE TRADE Warehouse/Storage (Inside) Warehouse/Storage (Outside) Scrap/Waste Recycling Collection and/or Storage Gas/Chemical Bulk Storage Light Manufacturing/Assembly Apparel Manufacturing Packaging and/or Distribution Printing, Engraving and related Reproductive Services Distribution of Books/Other Printed Material Machine Shop Welding Shop Temporary Batching Plant S Temporary Construction Office X3 Temporary Construction Materials Storage X3 Temporary Sales Office X4 NOTES: 1. Individual retail occupants (except grocery store and drug store) cannot exceed 25,000 square feet. Ordinance 920 Page 28 of 32 2. Including water, sewer, electric, gas, cable, telephone, fiber optic, and other public and private utility distribution lines. 3. Limited to period of construction. 4. Limited to “build-out” period. 5. “Private” shall be deemed to include a daycare that is made available to any employee on the property. 6. Limited to white collar research and development (i.e., non-industrial, non-chemical, and non-water processing). Ordinance 920 Page 29 of 32 SECTION 2 ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES An accessory use or structure which is customarily incidental to the principal use or structure, and which is located on the same lot or tract of land, shall be permitted as an accessory use without being separately listed as a permitted use. Ordinance 920 Page 30 of 32 ARTICLE III. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS SECTION 1 DENSITY Section 1.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail. The maximum aggregate floor area for the Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail use areas, in the aggregate, shall be 1,000,000 square feet. SECTION 2 MINIMUM LOT SIZE Section 2.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center. The minimum lot size for the Conference and Educational Center and Data Center use areas shall be 200,000 square feet. Section 2.2 Office and Retail. The minimum lot size for the Office and Retail use areas shall be 100,000 square feet. MINIMUM LOT WIDTH Section 3.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail. The minimum lot width for the Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail use areas and all other uses shall be 200 feet. SECTION 4 MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT Section 4.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail. Except as provided below, the maximum height for all structures within the Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail use areas shall be the greater of five stories or 75 feet. Section 4.2 Exceptions to Height Requirements. The height limits imposed above shall not apply to (a) chimneys and vent stacks, church spires, cupolas, entry features, skylights, or other architectural features that are not intended for occupancy or storage; (b) flag poles and similar devices; or (c) heating and air conditioning equipment, solar collectors, and similar equipment, fixtures and devices provided such equipment, fixtures, and devices are screened from view with a solid wall that is architecturally consistent with the design of the building to which they are attached. SECTION 5 MINIMUM BUILDING SIZE Section 5.1 Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail. The minimum building size for Conference and Educational Center, Data Center, Office and Retail use shall be 3,000 square feet. SECTION 6 FRONT YARD SETBACKS Section 6.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center. The minimum front yard for the Conference and Educational Center and Data Center use areas shall be 100 feet. Section 6.2 Office and Retail. The minimum front yard for the Office and Retail use areas shall be 50 feet. Exceptions to Front Yard Setbacks. The setbacks imposed above shall not apply with respect to existing guard houses as of the date hereof. General. Ordinance 920 Page 31 of 32 A. Required front yards must be open and unobstructed except for fences and signs allowed by this PD Ordinance; provided, however, ordinary projections of window sills, belt courses, cornices, and other architectural features may not project more than 12 inches into the required front yard. A fireplace chimney may project up to two feet into the required front yard if its area of projection does not exceed 12 square feet. Cantilevered roof eaves and balconies may project up to five feet into the required front yard. B. The front yard setback is measured from the front lot line or from the required right- of-way, whichever creates the greater setback. C. If a lot runs from one street to another and has double frontage, a required front yard must be provided on both streets. If access is prohibited on one frontage by plat, the following structures or portions of structures in the yard along such frontage are governed by the rear yard regulations: swimming pools; game courts; fences; garages; and other accessory buildings. D. If a corner lot has two street frontages of equal distance, one frontage is governed by the front yard regulations and the other frontage by the side yard regulations. If the corner lot has two street frontages of unequal distance, the shorter frontage is governed by the front yard regulations and the longer by the side yard regulations. SECTION 7 REAR YARD SETBACKS Section 7.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center. The minimum rear yard for the Conference and Educational Center and Data Center use areas shall be 100 feet. Section 7.2 Office and Retail. The minimum rear yard for the Office and Retail use areas shall be 25 feet. Exceptions to Rear Yard Setbacks. The setbacks imposed above shall not apply with respect to existing guard houses as of the date hereof. General. A. Required rear yards must be open and unobstructed except for fences and signs allowed by this PD Ordinance; provided, however, ordinary projections of windowsills, belt courses, cornices, and other architectural features may not project more than 12 inches into the required rear yard. A fireplace chimney may project up to two feet into the required rear yard if its area of projection does not exceed 12 square feet. Roof eaves may project up to three feet into the required rear yard. Balconies may not project into the required rear yard. B. The rear yard setback is measured from the rear lot line. SECTION 8 SIDE YARD SETBACKS Section 8.1 Conference and Educational Center and Data Center. The minimum side yard for the Conference and Educational Center and Data Center use areas shall be 75 feet. Section 8.2 Office and Retail. The minimum side yard for the Office and Retail use areas shall be 25 feet. Exceptions to Side Yard Setbacks. The setbacks imposed above shall not apply with respect to existing guard houses as of the date hereof. General. Ordinance 920 Page 32 of 32 A. Required side yards must be open and unobstructed except for fences and signs allowed by this PD Ordinance; provided, however, ordinary projections of window sills, belt courses, cornices, and other architectural features may not project more than 12 inches into the required side yard. A fireplace chimney may project up to two feet into the required side yard if its area of projection does not exceed 12 square feet. Cantilevered roof eaves may project up to three feet into the required side yard. Balconies may not project into the required side yard. B. The side yard setback is measured from the side lot line, except when a front yard is treated as a side yard, in which case, the setback is measured from the lot line or the required right-of-way, whichever creates the greater setback. C. Air conditioning units may be located in the required side yard, but not nearer than one foot to the property line. SECTION 9 MISCELLANEOUS DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS Section 9.1 Landscape Irrigation. Upon the submission and approval by Town staff of a landscape design utilizing low water or Xeriscaping plantings, the inclusion of an automated landscape irrigation system may be waived for part or all of the subject property. A temporary irrigation system may be utilized at the owner’s discretion to allow for the establishment of plantings, but such a system may be temporarily or permanently disengaged, at such owner’s sole discretion. Section 9.2 Fencing. Fencing around any data center use may exceed seven feet in height if such height is reasonably required for the security of such data center; provided, that any fencing that exceeds seven feet in height be screened from adjacent rights of way or properties by topography, structures or plantings. Section 9.3 Lighting. A. Luminaries used for building security or to illuminate building facades, entrances, parking areas and loading and service areas may be installed (i) on the building façade but not above the building roof line; and (ii) anywhere on the lot with a maximum height of 25 feet, but not higher than the building roof line. B. Luminaries used to illuminate pedestrian areas shall have a maximum height of 12 feet, and no pedestrian walkways are allowed to run parallel to a line of upright fixtures (excluding bollards 12 feet or less in height) and a building. Walkways connecting pedestrian areas and adjacent buildings shall be allowed to be located in this area, so long as the primary intent is to connect the pedestrian walkway and the building. SECTION 10 SITE ACCESS Other than emergency access, no access shall be permitted off of Dove Road. All ingress/egress locations shall be shown on the final approved site plan. Page 1 of 5 WESTLAKE TOWN COUNCIL TYPE OF ACTION Regular Meeting - Action Item Monday, January 25, 2021 TOPIC: Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance approving amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, established by Ordinance 747, amending the Thoroughfare Plan STAFF CONTACT: Ron Ruthven, Planning and Development Director Strategic Alignment Vision, Value, Mission Perspective Strategic Theme & Results Outcome Objective Planned / Responsible Development Citizen, Student & Stakeholder High Quality Planning, Design & Development - We are a desirable well planned, high-quality community that is distinguished by exemplary design standards. Preserve Desirability & Quality of Life Strategic Initiative Outside the Scope of Identified Strategic Initiatives Time Line - Start Date: January 11, 2021 Completion Date: January 25, 2021 Funding Amount: N/A Status - N/A Source - N/A Contract: No Forms: N/A EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (INCLUDING APPLICABLE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY) This item involves a formal request to amend the Thoroughfare Plan in the 2015 Forging Westlake Comprehensive Plan. The specific request is for the removal of the Pearson/114 Connector, located between between Westlake Parkway and Dove Road as shown on the Thoroughfare Plan. As part of the companion zoning amendment request from Hillwood on this agenda, the zoning area that contains the portion of roadway to be removed is the proposed PD3-12A. No portion of the Pearson/114 Connector has been constructed to date. Typically, given the future roadway’s position in the Thoroughfare Plan, it would be constructed upon development of the land immediately adjacent to the future roadway. Page 2 of 5 EXPLANATION OF REQUEST The Pearson/114 Connector is designated as “Town Arterial” in the plan. The Thoroughfare Plan describes a Town Arterial as follows: “Town Arterial: Streets that serve destinations within in the Town and provide continuity with the Regional System. Town Arterials are located in places where locally originated and imported traffic comingle in the kind of robust flow to and from desired local destinations that is typical of a vibrant township. It is an important aspect of “town” that the presence of place is expressed as a network of roadways serving destinations within the town fabric. Therefore, one moves from Regional Arterial to Town Arterial as they come into the Town and seek the destination offerings of the Township. In many historic towns along hub and spoke systems, the regionally connected road enters and becomes part of the local network as one moves from a rural environment to a more urbanized environment.” The prescribed cross-section for a Town Arterial (page 176 in the plan) contains a right-of-way (ROW) width of 88 to 102 feet with four vehicle lanes separated by a landscaped median, depicted as follows: The Pearson/114 Connector also includes two “special consideration” intersections on either end of the roadway and further described on page 175 in the plan as follows: “Note #2: The intersection of Capital Parkway and Pearson Lane: At a point in time when development occurs and the Capital Parkway and Ottinger Road thoroughfares are required, the T.I.A. will recommend the appropriate traffic handling requirements at this intersection. Page 3 of 5 Note #4: The northerly extension of Pearson Lane from Dove Road to Capital Parkway: The intersection of the northerly extension of Pearson Lane and Dove Road will be made as an offset intersection at Dove Road, as shown on the Thoroughfare Plan. The design of the two intersections of Pearson Lane and Dove Road will be completed utilizing a design that produces the most efficient traffic movement, which may likely include the installation of roundabouts at these two intersections.” Given the above recommendations contained in the Thoroughfare Plan, as part of their request to amend the plan, Hillwood conducted a Circle T Ranch Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Needs Analysis prepared by a transportation engineering firm. The 166 page report outlines the current and future traffic needs of the town, utilizing background and future traffic projection information from State and regional transportation authorities. Hillwood states that the study was based on the original work completed during the preparation of the comprehensive plan, studies completed since that time (for the SH 170 main lane and the Schwab Campus projects), and traffic/population projections utilized by North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). They state that the results of this update reinforced the lack of need for the "Pearson Connector" for any current or future development within the town. A copy of the report summary is attached and included with the other documents provided by the applicant. STAFF REVIEW AND ANALYSIS Staff’s review of the Circle T Ranch Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Needs Analysis yielded a general agreement with the conclusions in the study such that staff agrees that the Pearson/114 Connector may be removed from the Thoroughfare Plan. However, in order to ensure maximum flexibility to address future traffic impacts brought about by future Westlake development and regional pass-through traffic, staff offers the following recommendations to the Thoroughfare Plan in addition to the requested proposed amendment: 1. A new roadway classification should be added to the Thoroughfare Plan. This classification would be called a “Town Parkway”. The proposed Town Parkway would be described as follows: “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; Page 4 of 5 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.” The new Town Parkway classification provides for capacity flexibility by allowing up to six vehicle lanes within a maximum 126 foot wide ROW. In addition to the options for traffic mitigation, the flexibility afforded by the expanded ROW width also allows for more intensive landscaping thereby creating the “parkway” effect. The ultimate roadway capacity determining the final lane configurations would be determined by multiple factors including specific development proposals and further traffic studies. 2. Commencing west from the intersection of Pearson Lane and Dove Road, portions of the Town Arterial system (as shown on the proposed amended Thoroughfare Plan) should be reclassified to Town Parkway, thereby preserving ROW should future traffic conditions require widening. Amendments to “Not Alignment Specific” section (Pages 174-175 – 2015 Comprehensive Plan) and represented by numbered ovals on the Thoroughfare Plan 3. Note #1 should be changed to read: “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.” 4. Note #2 should be changed to read: “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.” 5. Note #3 should be changed to read: “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.” 6. Note #4 incorporates the wording from the existing note #5, leaving four points of “Design Focus” and “Special Consideration” rather than the existing 5 points. Page 5 of 5 The proposed amended Thoroughfare Plan and Town Parkway cross-sections incorporating the recommended changes are attached and included in the proposed ordinance approving the amendments. STAFF RECOMMENDATION Staff recommends approval subject to the provisions contained in the proposed ordinance. However, as the Thoroughfare Plan is strictly a policy document, given the time elapsed since the last update in 2015, increases in roadway capacity (either completed or currently underway) to SH 170, SH 114 and Davis Blvd., developments approved since 2015, and changes to development entitlements and trends, staff also recommends a comprehensive update to the Thoroughfare Plan as part of a larger, routine update to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan to be conducted in the near future. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of the request subject to staff’s recommendations on January 11, 2021 by a (3-1) vote. TOWN COUNCIL ACTION The Town Council has the following options when considering this item: • Approval as recommended • Approval with modifications or additional condition(s) • Any combination of the above • Table the agenda item to a specific date with clarification of intent and purpose • Denial ATTACHMENTS • Documents provided by Applicant • Current Thoroughfare Plan • Proposed Ordinance incorporating proposed amendments 13737 Noel Rd. \ Galleria North Tower I, Suite 700 \ Dallas, TX 75240 burnsmcd.com December 14, 2020 Re: Executive Summary - Circle T Ranch Transportation Infrastructure Needs Analysis Goal This analysis focused on the full build-out of the Circle T Ranch development, with an emphasis on the transportation infrastructure needs of the eastern portion of the development, and a specific goal of determining the potential future need of the Pearson Lane extension. Method The performed analysis utilized the full entitled land uses for the planned development with trip generation being performed in accordance with ITE Trip Generation Methodologies. Generated trips were assigned to the area roadway network using origin-destination rates determined through previous studies including the Circle T Ranch Traffic Impact Analysis report and the recent TxDOT SH 170 project traffic forecast. A volume to capacity (v/c) analysis was performed on key roadway segments to determine operating conditions of these segments. The following criteria was used for volume to capacity ratio ranges. The ranges as shown correspond to guidelines for thoroughfare capacity in accordance with NCTCOG criteria. · v/c < 0.65 = Acceptable (Level of Service A-B) · v/c > 0.65 & < 1.00 = Tolerable (Level of Service C-D) · >1.00 = Failing (Level of Service E-F) The following assumptions were utilized in this analysis. · No trip reduction strategies were utilized for this study including internal capture, ride share, or pass by trip reductions. · Existing background traffic volumes were increased by 12% to account for current reduced volumes associated with COVID-19. Current NCTCOG projections show the volumes down 8% in the DFW Metro. · A 2.4% area growth rate was utilized in accordance with the recent SH 170 traffic forecast based upon data from NCTGOC and TxDOT planning staff. This study assumed that full build of the development was reached in year 2041. · No decrease in projected traffic resulting from potential future work from home policies as companies transition into post COVID-19 work plans. Findings Based upon growth in background volumes paired with future development generated traffic it was determined that a future extension of Pearson Lane to the north is not needed. The existing v/c ratio was found to be 0.10 along Dove Road, 0.19 along Pearson Lane, and 0.20 along Davis Boulevard. With the addition of a growth in background traffic plus the addition of development generated traffic the future v/c ratio of these roadways was found to be 0.75 along Dove Road, 0.82 along Pearson Lane, and 0.82 along Davis Boulevard. Memorandum Date: December 14th, 2020 To: Joe Schneider Hillwood From: Ronnie Williams, PE, PTOE Burns & McDonnell Subject: Circle T Ranch Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Needs Analysis The purpose of this memorandum is to evaluate the long-term transportation infrastructure needs as defined by the Town of Westlake, Texas Comprehensive Plan Update, within the boundaries of the Circle T Ranch development in Westlake, Texas. The current approved area thoroughfare master plan may be found within section 3.2 of the Town of Westlake, Texas, Comprehensive Plan Update, adopted March 2nd, 2015. Approach & Methodology To evaluate the long-term transportation infrastructure needs within the Circle T Ranch boundaries, an inventory of the existing operational performance and roadway capacity of the roadway network within and adjacent to Circle T Ranch was completed. The performed traffic analysis was based upon an analysis year of 2023 which corresponds to the opening year of the TxDOT SH 170 widening project that is currently under construction and 2041 which corresponds to the design year of the TxDOT SH 170 widening project that is currently under construction. Data Collection Existing 24-hour traffic volumes for key roadway segments were collected on November 17th, 2020. Traffic counts were performed at intersections so that both 24-hour turning movement counts along with 24-hour approach volumes were obtained. Traffic volumes were obtained at the following locations as a part of this study. · US-377 w/ Westport Parkway · US-377 w/SH 170 EBFR · US-377 w/ SH 170 WBFR · Dove Road w/Davis Boulevard · Westlake Parkway w/SH 114 EBFR · Westlake Parkway w/SH 114 WBFR · WB SH 170 (East of Ottinger Road) · EB SH 170 (East of Ottinger Road) Additional traffic data from prior area traffic counts as well as previously completed studies were reviewed for this study. A summary of the referenced items is shown below. Previously Obtained Traffic Counts · SH 170 EBFR w/Ottinger Road (2018) · SH 170 EBFR w/Parish Lane (2017) · SH 170 WBFR w/Parish Lane (2017) · Pearson Lane (S. of Dove) (2019) · SH 114 EBFR w/Schwab Way (2019) · SH 114 WBFR w/Schwab Way (2019) · SH 170 EBFR w/Ottinger Road (2019) December 14th, 2020 Page 2 Memorandum (cont’d) Previously Completed Traffic Studies · Project Blizzard Traffic Impact Analysis – Burns & McDonnell (2019) · Roanoke Road Intersections at SH 170 Frontage Roads – Lee Engineering (2019) Lane Capacities Traffic analysis for this evaluation is limited to key roadway segment analysis to determine volume to capacity ratio’s for evaluated roadway segments. Expected lane capacities were obtained from the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), 6th Edition, speed-density curves and are shown in Table 1-1. Table 1-1: Hourly Capacity Per Lane By Roadway Roadway Classification Capacity Per Hour Per Lane SH 114 / SH 170 Freeway 2,225 SH 114 FR / SH 170 FR Principal Arterial 1,300 US 377 Principal Arterial 1,300 Parish Ln Principal Arterial 1,300 Ottinger Rd Minor Arterial 1,200 Davis Blvd Principal Arterial 1,200 Dove Rd Minor Arterial 1,200 Westlake Pkwy Major Collector 1,200 Source: Figure 74: Transportation Classification Map (Westlake Comprehensive Plan) Figure 113: Thoroughfare Plan (Westlake Comprehensive Plan) TxDOT Statewide Planning Map (Functional Classification Layer) Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition (Speed-Density Curves) Expected roadway volumes were then compared to calculated roadway capacities to determine the respective roadway segments volume to capacity (v/c) ratio. A v/c ratio is a measurement used to define a roadways expected volume (demand) against its expected capacity. Values closer to 0.0 represent roadways with little traffic volume while values nearing 1.0 indicate a roadway that is nearing capacity. Ideal ranges for v/c ratios are commonly desired to be below 0.85, however in highly developed urban environments where existing congesting is present and even expected, it is often acceptable for values to exceed 0.85. The following criteria was used for volume to capacity ratio ranges. The ranges as shown correspond to guidelines for thoroughfare capacity in accordance with NCTCOG criteria. · v/c < 0.65 = Acceptable (Level of Service A-B) · v/c > 0.65 & < 1.00 = Tolerable (Level of Service C-D) · >1.00 = Failing (Level of Service E-F) December 14th, 2020 Page 3 Memorandum (cont’d) Area Growth Rate The area growth rate was recently determined as a part of the TxDOT SH 170 project. The TxDOT SH 170 project used the NCTCOG travel demand model along with coordination and review by TxDOT planning staff to develop a design year traffic forecast. The area growth rate, as determined by the TxDOT SH 170 traffic forecast is shown below in Table 1-2. Table 1-2: Area Growth Rate Location Year Annual Growth Rate 2021 2041 SH 170 EBFR 10,900 17,500 2.4% SH 170 WBFR 8,000 12,800 2.4% EB SH 170 19,500 31,400 2.4% WB SH 170 20,800 33,500 2.4% Note: Volumes represent Average Daily Traffic (ADT) volumes. Trip Distribution Trip distribution patterns were determined through distribution percentages of traffic flow as determined by the traffic forecast prepared for the TxDOT SH 170 widening project and the previously completed Circle T Ranch traffic impact analysis (TIA) study. Trips generated by the proposed buildout of the Circle T Ranch development were distributed to the adjacent roadway network using these distribution percentages. Trip Generation Trips generated by the future build out of undeveloped land is based upon the long term PD/Parcel Plan for the Circle T Ranch with trip generation calculations being performed using the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Manual, 10th Edition. No adjustments were made to trip generation calculations to account for internal capture or pass-by trips resulting in a conservative approach to usage of generated trips in this analysis. All land use areas as defined by the Circle T Ranch development according to current entitlements are included in the trip generation calculations shown in Table 1-3. December 14th, 2020 Page 4 Memorandum (cont’d) Table 1-3: Trip Generation Estimates PD Area Description/ITE Code Units Expected Units Total Generated Trips AM In AM Out PM In PM Out 3-3 General Office Building GFA 564.0 479 78 94 495 3-4A General Office Building GFA 558.4 474 77 93 490 3-4A Resort Hotel Rooms 2500 224 101 200 300 3-4A Shopping Center GFA 1430 537 329 1868 2023 3-4A Commercial GFA 360.94 390 184 458 578 3-5A Mixed Use GFA 293.9 317 150 373 470 3-5A Business Hotel Rooms 187.0 29 41 33 27 3-5A General Office Building GFA 1,010.0 839 137 164 860 3-5A Multifamily Housing (Low-Rise) Units 275.0 29 96 92 54 3-6 Shopping Center GFA 110.7 128 79 281 305 3-6 General Office Building GFA 1,207.5 999 163 194 1,020 3-6 Single Family Detached Housing Units 33.0 7 21 22 13 3-7 General Office Building GFA 2,929.4 2,391 389 451 2,366 3-7 Office Park GFA 231.3 296 37 17 230 3-7 Single Family Detached Housing Units 48.0 10 29 32 19 3-8 Shopping Center GFA 131.8 135 83 320 347 3-8 General Office Building GFA 1,045.2 868 141 169 889 3-8 General Light Industrial GFA 1,099.0 231 32 25 168 3-8 Office Park GFA 543.0 696 86 41 540 3-9 Shopping Center GFA 978.8 398 244 1,411 1,528 3-9 Mixed Use GFA 660.6 713 337 839 1,057 3-9 General Office Building GFA 27.5 45 7 5 28 3-9 Multifamily Housing (Low-Rise) Units 248.0 26 87 84 49 3-10 Shopping Center GFA 133.3 135 83 323 350 3-11 Shopping Center GFA 133.6 136 83 323 350 3-12 Business Hotel (1) Rooms 400.0 61 84 70 58 3-12A Proposed General Office Building (2) GFA 450.0 387 63 76 399 3-12A Proposed Resort Hotel (2) Rooms 1,166.7 105 47 93 140 3-12A Proposed Shopping Center (2) GFA 200.0 156 96 436 472 Total Calculated Generated Trips: 11,241 3,382 8,587 15,623 Note: (1) PD area 3-12 is currently authorized for 1,200 total units of business hotel. Currently 800 are built. The 400 shown in the above table represent the remaining authorization. (2) PD 3-12A represent proposed land uses. The inclusion of both the proposed general office building and proposed resort hotel is conservative in nature as the proposed hotel would only be available for usage by those utilizing the proposed general office building. December 14th, 2020 Page 5 Memorandum (cont’d) Trip Adjustment Due to traffic volumes being lower than normal in many areas across the nation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a traffic volume adjustment was made to background traffic to account for lessened traffic volumes using area roadways. In recent data published by the NCTCOG, they have determined that overall traffic is currently down 8% within the region when compared to the prior year. This value however is an average of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area. Existing and historical data was evaluated to determine an adjustment rate that is localized to the Circle T Ranch project site. The results of this analysis are shown below in Table 1-4 where an adjustment rate of 12% was determined. As a part of this study, a 12% increase in background traffic is included in the analysis result tabulations. Additional adjustments were made to background traffic to account for current construction on SH 170, which when completed will result in through traffic utilizing SH 170 versus using the SH 170 Frontage Roads. Table 1-4: Trip Adjustment Calculation SH 170 EBFR w/US 377 Peak Morning Peak Evening Approach 2019 2020 Approach 2019 2020 EB 2,308 1,940 EB 2,175 1,568 NB 1,162 959 NB 690 886 SB 540 604 SB 1,278 1,255 Total Volume 4,010 3,503 4,143 3,709 SH 170 WBFR w/US 377 Peak Morning Peak Evening Approach 2019 2020 Approach 2019 2020 WB 1,642 1,232 WB 2,503 2,306 NB 783 735 NB 825 717 SB 503 434 SB 905 819 Total Volume 2,928 2,401 4,233 3,842 Total Approach Volume (2019) 15,314 Total Approach Volume (2020) 13,455 Total Volume Reduction 12% No Build Segment Analysis For the purposes of this memorandum, no build is defined as no additional buildout of the Circle T Ranch development. Year 2023 and 2041 segment analysis was performed by using the field obtained traffic volumes grown to the analysis years using the determined area growth rate. December 14th, 2020 Page 6 Memorandum (cont’d) The results of the no build year 2023 segment analysis for roadways associated with and including SH 170 are shown in Table 1-5, with roadways associated with and including SH 114 being shown in Table 1-6. Table 1-5: 2023 No Build Analysis Results (SH 170 Area) Segment Peak Hour Volume Capacity Per Lane Per Hour # Lanes Total Capacity Volume to Capacity Ratio Location AM PM AM PM EB SH 170 3,090 2,528 2,225 2 4,450 0.69 0.57 W. of US 377 EB SH 170 3,060 2,503 2,225 3 6,675 0.46 0.37 E. of US 377 EB SH 170 3,372 2,759 2,225 3 6,675 0.51 0.41 W. of Parish Ln EB SH 170 1,963 1,606 2,225 2 4,450 0.44 0.36 E. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 1,821 2,225 2,225 3 6,675 0.27 0.33 E. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 2,125 2,597 2,225 3 6,675 0.32 0.39 W. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 2,817 3,442 2,225 3 6,675 0.42 0.52 E. of US 377 WB SH 170 2,940 3,593 2,225 3 6,675 0.44 0.54 W. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 1,852 1,515 1,300 3 3,900 0.47 0.39 W. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 1,309 1,071 1,300 3 3,900 0.34 0.27 E. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 996 815 1,300 3 3,900 0.26 0.21 W. of Parish Ln SH 170 EBFR 473 387 1,300 3 3,900 0.12 0.10 E. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 140 171 1,300 3 3,900 0.04 0.04 E. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 774 946 1,300 3 3,900 0.20 0.24 W. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 725 886 1,300 3 3,900 0.19 0.23 E. of US 377 SH 170 WBFR 609 744 1,300 3 3,900 0.16 0.19 W. of US 377 NB US 377 817 749 1,300 2 2,600 0.31 0.29 N. of SH 170 SB US 377 466 879 1,300 2 2,600 0.18 0.34 N. of SH 170 NB US 377 1,080 979 1,300 2 2,600 0.42 0.38 S. of Westport Pkwy NB US 377 1,030 951 1,300 2 2,600 0.40 0.37 N. of Westport Pkwy NB Parish Ln Movement Not Present S. of EB SH 170 FR SB Parish Ln Movement Not Present S. of EB SH 170 FR NB Ottinger Rd (1) 134 77 1,200 1 1,200 0.11 0.06 S. of EB SH 170 FR SB Ottinger Rd (1) 243 64 1,200 1 1,200 0.20 0.05 S. of EB SH 170 FR Note: (1) Count is based upon a 2019 traffic count included in the Roanoke Road Intersections at SH 170 Frontage Roads Study prepared by Lee Engineering. The volumes as shown are based upon the 2019 volumes grown to year 2023. December 14th, 2020 Page 7 Memorandum (cont’d) Table 1-6: 2023 No Build Analysis Results (SH 114 Area) Segment Peak Hour Volume Capacity Per Lane Per Hour # Lanes Total Capacity Volume to Capacity Ratio Location AM PM AM PM SH 114 EBFR 1,456 812 1,300 3 3,900 0.37 0.21 W. of Schwab Way SH 114 EBFR 1,830 387 1,300 3 3,900 0.47 0.10 E. of Schwab Way SH 114 EBFR 287 290 1,300 2 2,600 0.11 0.11 W. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 EBFR 293 281 1,300 3 3,900 0.08 0.07 E. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 287 290 1,300 3 3,900 0.07 0.07 E. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 293 281 1,300 3 3,900 0.08 0.07 W. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 533 1,699 1,300 3 3,900 0.14 0.44 E. of Schwab Way SH 114 WBFR 553 1,335 1,300 3 3,900 0.14 0.34 W. of Schwab Way NB Davis Blvd 719 815 1,200 3 3,600 0.20 0.23 N. of Dove Rd SB Davis Blvd 663 895 1,200 3 3,600 0.18 0.25 N. of Dove Rd EB Dove Rd 292 232 1,200 2 2,400 0.12 0.10 W. of Davis Blvd WB Dove Rd 277 261 1,200 2 2,400 0.12 0.11 W. of Davis Blvd NB Pearson Ln (1) 405 100 1,200 1 1,200 0.34 0.08 S. of Dove Rd. SB Pearson Ln (1) 88 386 1,200 1 1,200 0.07 0.32 S. of Dove Rd SB Westlake Pkwy 47 19 1,200 3 3,600 0.01 0.01 S. of SH 114 NB Westlake Pkwy 4 47 1,200 3 3,600 0.00 0.01 S. of SH 114 Note: (1) Count is based upon a 2019 TxDOT 24-hour traffic count located south of Dove Road. This count was access via the TxDOT Statewide Traffic Analysis & Reporting System (STARS). The volumes as shown are based upon the 2019 volumes grown to year 2023. As shown in Table 1-5 and Table 1-6, all roadway segments are shown to operate at acceptable levels except for the EB SH 170, west of US 377 which was found to operate at a v/c ratio of 0.69 indicating that the roadway is estimated to be 31% below this roadway segments maximum capacity for a target LOS of D. December 14th, 2020 Page 8 Memorandum (cont’d) The results of the no build year 2041 segment analysis for roadways associated with and including SH 170 are shown in Table 1-7 with roadways associated with and including SH 114 being shown in Table 1- 8. The year 2041 no build analysis assumed a 6-lane typical section was present on both SH 170 and US-377 and that a connection from SH 170 to Parish Lane both to the north and to the south was in place. Table 1-7: 2041 No Build Analysis Results (SH 170 Area) Segment Peak Hour Volume Capacity Per Lane Per Hour # Lanes Total Capacity Volume to Capacity Ratio Location AM PM AM PM EB SH 170 4,735 3,874 2,225 3 6,675 0.71 0.58 W. of US 377 EB SH 170 4,689 3,836 2,225 3 6,675 0.70 0.57 E. of US 377 EB SH 170 5,168 4,228 2,225 3 6,675 0.77 0.63 W. of Parish Ln EB SH 170 3,008 2,461 2,225 3 6,675 0.45 0.37 E. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 2,791 3,410 2,225 3 6,675 0.42 0.51 E. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 3,257 3,980 2,225 3 6,675 0.49 0.60 W. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 4,317 5,276 2,225 3 6,675 0.65 0.79 E. of US 377 WB SH 170 4,506 5,507 2,225 3 6,675 0.68 0.83 W. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 1,766 1,445 1,300 3 3,900 0.45 0.37 W. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 1,997 1,634 1,300 3 3,900 0.51 0.42 E. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 1,526 1,249 1,300 3 3,900 0.39 0.32 W. of Parish Ln SH 170 EBFR 720 589 1,300 3 3,900 0.18 0.15 E. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 212 259 1,300 3 3,900 0.05 0.07 E. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 1,186 1,450 1,300 3 3,900 0.30 0.37 W. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 1,108 1,354 1,300 3 3,900 0.28 0.35 E. of US 377 SH 170 WBFR 927 1,133 1,300 3 3,900 0.24 0.29 W. of US 377 NB US 377 1,252 1,148 1,300 2 2,600 0.48 0.44 N. of SH 170 SB US 377 714 1,347 1,300 2 2,600 0.27 0.52 N. of SH 170 NB US 377 1,655 1,500 1,300 3 3,900 0.42 0.38 S. of Westport Pkwy NB US 377 1,578 1,457 1,300 3 3,900 0.40 0.37 N. of Westport Pkwy SB US 377 877 2,069 1,300 3 3,900 0.22 0.53 N. of Westport Pkwy SB US 377 923 2,172 1,300 3 3,900 0.24 0.56 S. of Westport Pkwy NB Parish Ln 1,059 867 1,300 2 2,600 0.41 0.33 S. of EB SH 170 FR SB Parish Ln 593 729 1,300 2 2,600 0.23 0.28 S. of EB SH 170 FR December 14th, 2020 Page 9 Memorandum (cont’d) Table 1-8: 2041 No Build Analysis Results (SH 114 Area) Segment Peak Hour Volume Capacity Per Lane Per Hour # Lanes Total Capacity Volume to Capacity Ratio Location AM PM AM PM SH 114 EBFR 2,231 1,244 1,300 3 3,900 0.57 0.32 W. of Schwab Way SH 114 EBFR 2,804 593 1,300 3 3,900 0.72 0.15 E. of Schwab Way SH 114 EBFR 439 445 1,300 2 2,600 0.17 0.17 W. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 EBFR 450 431 1,300 3 3,900 0.12 0.11 E. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 439 445 1,300 3 3,900 0.11 0.11 E. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 450 431 1,300 3 3,900 0.12 0.11 W. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 817 2,604 1,300 3 3,900 0.21 0.67 E. of Schwab Way SH 114 WBFR 847 2,046 1,300 3 3,900 0.22 0.52 W. of Schwab Way NB Davis Blvd 1,102 1,250 1,200 3 3,600 0.31 0.35 N. of Dove Rd SB Davis Blvd 1,016 1,371 1,200 3 3,600 0.28 0.38 N. of Dove Rd EB Dove Rd 448 355 1,200 2 2,400 0.19 0.15 W. of Davis Blvd WB Dove Rd 424 400 1,200 2 2,400 0.18 0.17 W. of Davis Blvd NB Pearson Ln 564 139 1,200 1 1,200 0.47 0.12 S. of Dove Rd. SB Pearson Ln 123 538 1,200 1 1,200 0.10 0.45 S. of Dove Rd SB Westlake Pkwy 72 29 1,200 3 3,600 0.02 0.01 S. of SH 114 NB Westlake Pkwy 7 72 1,200 3 3,600 0.00 0.02 S. of SH 114 As shown in Table 1-7 and Table 1-8, all roadway segments are shown to operate at acceptable levels except for 8 roadway segments which ranged in v/c from 0.67 to 0.83 which indicates these roadways are 17% to 33% below the roadway segments maximum capacity. Build Segment Analysis For the purposes of this memorandum, build is defined as continued buildout of the Circle T Ranch development. The year 2041 build analysis assumed a 6-lane typical section was present on both SH 170 and US-377 and that a connection from SH 170 to Parish Lane both to the north and to the south was in place. The results of the build year 2041 segment analysis for roadways associated with and including SH 170 are shown in Table 1-9 with roadways associated with and including SH 114 being shown in Table 1- 10. December 14th, 2020 Page 10 Memorandum (cont’d) Table 1-9: 2041 Build Analysis Results (SH 170 Area) Segment Peak Hour Volume Capacity Per Lane Per Hour # Lanes Total Capacity Volume to Capacity Ratio Location AM PM AM PM EB SH 170 6,573 5,156 2,225 3 6,675 0.98 0.77 W. of US 377 EB SH 170 6,228 4,772 2,225 3 6,675 0.93 0.71 E. of US 377 EB SH 170 6,345 6,544 2,225 3 6,675 0.95 0.98 W. of Parish Ln EB SH 170 4,109 6,145 2,225 3 6,675 0.62 0.92 E. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 5,355 5,423 2,225 3 6,675 0.80 0.81 E. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 5,821 5,993 2,225 3 6,675 0.87 0.90 W. of Parish Ln WB SH 170 4,806 6,349 2,225 3 6,675 0.72 0.95 E. of US 377 WB SH 170 4,995 6,380 2,225 3 6,675 0.75 0.96 W. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 3,199 2,275 1,300 3 3,900 0.82 0.58 W. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 4,173 4,439 1,300 3 3,900 1.07 1.14 E. of US 377 SH 170 EBFR 3,709 3,746 1,300 3 3,900 0.95 0.96 W. of Parish Ln SH 170 EBFR 2,829 4,261 1,300 3 3,900 0.73 1.09 E. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 1,936 1,536 1,300 3 3,900 0.50 0.39 E. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 3,707 3,705 1,300 3 3,900 0.95 0.95 W. of Parish Ln SH 170 WBFR 3,639 3,170 1,300 3 3,900 0.93 0.81 E. of US 377 SH 170 WBFR 1,000 2,386 1,300 3 3,900 0.26 0.61 W. of US 377 NB US 377 2,420 3,604 1,300 3 3,900 0.62 0.92 N. of SH 170 SB US 377 3,224 3,687 1,300 3 3,900 0.83 0.95 N. of SH 170 NB US 377 3,894 4,225 1,300 3 3,900 1.00 1.08 N. of Westport Pkwy SB US 377 3,837 4,119 1,300 3 3,900 0.98 1.06 N. of Westport Pkwy NB Parish Ln 1,983 2,341 1,300 2 2,600 0.76 0.90 S. of EB SH 170 FR SB Parish Ln 2,447 2,124 1,300 2 2,600 0.94 0.82 S. of EB SH 170 FR NB Ottinger Rd 493 859 1,200 1 1,200 0.41 0.72 S. of EB SH 170 FR SB Ottinger Rd 941 951 1,200 1 1,200 0.78 0.79 S. of EB SH 170 FR December 14th, 2020 Page 11 Memorandum (cont’d) Table 1-10: 2041 Build Analysis Results (SH 114 Area) Segment Peak Hour Volume Capacity Per Lane Per Hour # Lanes Total Capacity Volume to Capacity Ratio Location AM PM AM PM SH 114 EBFR 3,691 3,641 1,300 3 3,900 0.95 0.93 W. of Schwab Way SH 114 EBFR 2,899 969 1,300 3 3,900 0.74 0.25 E. of Schwab Way SH 114 EBFR 1,018 2,614 1,300 2 2,600 0.39 1.01 W. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 EBFR 483 725 1,300 3 3,900 0.12 0.19 E. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 792 1,616 1,300 3 3,900 0.20 0.41 E. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 711 1,261 1,300 3 3,900 0.18 0.32 W. of Westlake Pkwy SH 114 WBFR 1,160 3,078 1,300 3 3,900 0.30 0.79 E. of Schwab Way SH 114 WBFR 1,362 2,590 1,300 3 3,900 0.35 0.66 W. of Schwab Way NB Davis Blvd 2,418 2,479 1,200 3 3,600 0.67 0.69 N. of Dove Rd SB Davis Blvd 2,039 2,962 1,200 3 3,600 0.57 0.82 N. of Dove Rd EB Dove Rd 1,590 1,662 1,200 2 2,400 0.66 0.69 W. of Davis Blvd WB Dove Rd 1,492 1,798 1,200 2 2,400 0.62 0.75 W. of Davis Blvd NB Pearson Ln 762 460 1,200 1 1,200 0.63 0.38 S. of Dove Rd. SB Pearson Ln 203 989 1,200 1 1,200 0.17 0.82 S. of Dove Rd SB Westlake Pkwy 759 1,827 1,200 3 3,600 0.21 0.51 S. of SH 114 NB Westlake Pkwy 48 393 1,200 3 3,600 0.01 0.11 S. of SH 114 As shown in Table 1-9 and Table 1-10, many roadway segments begin to approach high volume to capacity ratios which would correlate to a worst-case LOS of D. Select roadway segments would be expected to experience traffic volumes that correspond to a LOS exceeding D, however these roadway segments are those directly adjacent to the development and represent areas where vehicular volumes would be at the highest concentrations. For the purposes of this analysis no attempt to mitigate these areas was performed. Conclusions The results of this study utilized a very conservative approach to offset unknowns that may develop over the life of this project. The following items represent the conservative approaches utilized. Trip Reduction Strategies No trip reduction strategies were utilized for this study. This includes no inclusion of internal trip capture that would commonly be present in mixed use developments or with pass-by trips such as those created when an employee of an area business stops at a store on the way home from work. Preliminary estimates through the usage of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 684 and ITE methodologies indicate that implementing these measures could reduce generated trips by approximately 10%-15%. December 14th, 2020 Page 12 Memorandum (cont’d) COVID-19 Trip Adjustment A 12% traffic volume adjustment resulting from decreases in traffic volumes due to COVID-19 was used for this study. Recent data from the NCTCOG indicates the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is currently experiencing traffic volumes at a level 8% lower when compared to the same period in the prior year. Utilizing an adjustment rate of 12% resulted in approximately 3,200 additional background trips being included in this analysis when compared to using an 8% adjustment rate. Area Growth Rate The recent traffic forecast for the TxDOT SH 170 widening project found an average annual growth rate of 2.4% for the project area. Over a period of 20-years, this results in an increase in background traffic of 61%. As typical with forecasted growth rates, the calculated percentage in general accounts for the development and infill of existing undeveloped land. Additionally, trips generated by a new development are not necessarily new trips to the roadway system but often are a re-assignment of existing trips already operating on the area roadway network. Because of this, some amount of Circle T Ranch development was included in the development of the annual growth rate for the area, and similarly, some of the users of the Circle T Ranch development are already local to the area, and will not result in new trips to the system. Findings This analysis found that under a full build condition the adjacent roadways will accommodate the projected trips generated by the Circle T Ranch development. While a select grouping of roadway segments were found to marginally exceed the target LOS of D, no attempt to mitigate these areas was performed. Overall operating conditions would be improved through the implementation of trip reduction strategies that would result in favorable operating conditions. In addition, due to the preliminary nature of the site, a conservative approach was taken with respect to land use and the associated generated trips. As the site plans advance with more exactness in the development obtained, it is probable that the number of generated trips would decrease based upon the ultimate buildout scenarios. The existing v/c ratio was found to be 0.10 along Dove Road, 0.19 along Pearson Lane, and 0.20 along Davis Boulevard. With the addition of a growth in background traffic plus the addition of development generated traffic the future v/c ratio of these roadways was found to be 0.75 along Dove Road, 0.82 along Pearson Lane, and 0.82 along Davis Boulevard. Based upon the low volumes along Dove Road and Ottinger Rd, it is apparent that Pearson Lane to the south contributes limited traffic to the area. Due to the proximity of the 4-lane Davis Boulevard to the east, with east-west connectivity between Pearson Lane and Davis Boulevard, it is expected that area motorists favor the higher speed and higher capacity Davis Boulevard over Pearson Lane. As such, it is not recommended to extend Pearson Lane northerly to Westlake Parkway as adequate capacity is available on the existing roadway network to adequately serve areas to the south. December 14th, 2020 Page 13 Memorandum (cont’d) A potential east/west connection from Westlake Parkway to the Parish Lane is not needed in the near term based upon the adjacent roadway capacities. While several roadways are expected to operate at high v/c levels based upon full build out, the conservative approach to the analysis in the study can be interpreted to mean that these findings are worst-case. While full trips associated with PD 3-4A were included in this study, it is the developer’s intent to preserve this area for the time being. As a result, the included trips generated by this area result in a conservative analysis of the area. The study also assumed that full build- out would occur over a period of 20-years while at this time no definitive schedule for full build out has been determined. Based upon the performed analysis it is recommended that no consideration of a future northerly extension of Pearson Lane be made. In addition, it is recommended that no near term east-west extension of Westlake Parkway be made. Attachment cc: Jonathan Ragsdale (Peloton) Robert Folzenlogen (Hillwood) FUTURE RAIL EASEMENT 5650 5651 UNION PACIFIC RRPR I V A T ERAILROAD 13801X X X X XXXXXXXXXXXXX X X X XXXXX X XXXXX XXX XXXXXXX VVVVGRAPHIC SCALE IN FEET 180012006000 N 12/9/2020G:\JOB\HWA18045_CTR_D2_Exhibits\Master Dev\_Planning\Exhibits\20201201\CTR_PD_Traffic.dgnOUT PARCEL December 9, 2020 Study Area Map Legend 2020 Count Location PD3-3 PD3-12 PD3-4A PD3-5A PD3-5A PD3-5B PD3-6 PD3-9 PD3-9PD3-11PD3-10PD3-8 PD3-8 PD3-7 PD3-7 PD3-12A O R-1 R-2 R-2 1 Acre Min. Lot Size –17 Acres FAR: 0.25:1 –25 Acres TEXAS 114 TEXAS 170 377 377 US-377 w/ SH 170 EBFR US-377 w/ SH 170 WBFR WB SH 170 (East of Ottinger Road) EB SH 170 (East of Ottinger Road) Westport Parkway US-377 w/ Davis Boulevard Dove Road w/ SH 114 WBFR Westlake Parkway w/ SH 114 EBFR Westlake Parkway w/ Plan ElEmEnts: thoroughfarE Plan 169 Part three: the Plan elements section two: the thoroughfare Plan INTRODUCTION The Thoroughfare Plan Element of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update is intended to lay out a clear long-term plan for the safe, efficient movement of people and goods in and around Westlake while providing the underlying framework for growth and development. The Thoroughfare Plan addresses the proposed Thoroughfare Plan Network, roadway typology, development of finer grain networks and access management, alternative modes and regional coordination. Driving Forces The Assessment portion of this Comprehensive Plan Update (Part One) presents a number of existing conditions including key issues and emerging challenges with respect to Westlake’s transportation system. These conditions represent the driving forces behind the development of the Thoroughfare Plan as it both guides and supports the Comprehensive Plan as a whole. Driving forces include: • Street Network Capacity -Discontinuities Westlake Comprehensive plan Update170 within, and the limited extent of, the existing street network clearly lacks sufficient capacity to accommodate the increase in travel demand associated with entitled development currently in place. In addition to improvements to existing streets such as Dove Road, several new facilities will need to be added between the present and build-out. Approaches to Thoroughfare planning, generally pursued to date, view Westlake as shifting away from the type of internal connectivity recommended in this Plan and rely, instead, on external perimeter roadways such as SH 144 and SH 170 to move locally-oriented traffic. However, Highway 114 is already functioning at its capacity, and there are no planned capacity improvements in the works by NCTCOG or TxDOT. Therefore, continued dependence upon Highway 114 and Highway 170 to carry the traffic that current entitlements could generate will lead to considerable congestion and an inconvenience for the people of Westlake. • Freeway/Interchange Capacity - A majority of trip attractions generated by new non-residential development (yet to be built) will emanate from outside of the Town. Many of these trips will access the Town via SH 114. Additionally, the Town will continue to experience pass- through activity from trips originating in communities to the south that are destined for SH 114. This has direct implications for SH 114 and associated interchanges and their ability to handle significant increases in traffic volume, which is already operating at or very close to capacity. As stated above, continued reliance on SH 114 will have unintended consequences for Westlake. • Connectivity – Transportation networks in which all development connects directly to a few arterials is a very inefficient system. As Westlake develops and expands its transportation network, the Town must establish a robust, well-connected street network that integrates arterials, collectors and local streets. As Westlake moves toward build-out, it must shift from a system that serves individual developments (the result of dependence upon private development plans to address town- wide traffic issues) to one that considers the Town System as a whole, including a hierarchy of functional elements that are well-integrated/connected. • Opportunity to Shape Growth – Given that a majority of the Town is yet to be built, there exists a golden opportunity to shape Westlake’s growth in the desired pattern from the outset, rather than simply trying to “fix” in-place problems (like other more developed cities). This opportunity to shape future growth includes the design of the future transportation system. The public sector is in a unique position to initiate necessary coordination between private property owners for the better of the system as a whole. With up to 25 million square feet of private development entitled and planned for land owned by just a handful of entities, Westlake is in a unique position to facilitate a high degree of coordination. • Transit – Serious consideration should be given to transit service as the Town grows. This includes regional transit service for commuters who desire alternatives to driving as well as local service for mobility within the Town. Transit needs will become greater as traffic congestion increases. Regional Plan ElEmEnts: thoroughfarE Plan 171 transit service has the tendency to develop along major highway corridors, which is where most nodal development tends to locate. Given its location on SH 114, Westlake will more than likely see regional transit service at some point and must give consideration to how this will impact the Town as a regional destination. • Bicycles and Pedestrians – As new transportation networks are planned, designed and built, consideration should be given to how bicycles and pedestrians are accommodated. Communities across the nation are experiencing an increase in the demand for walking and cycling, not only for transportation but as an essential element of an active lifestyle. Continued success as a center for corporate headquarters and upscale commercial development will, in part, be determined by its lifestyle offerings. Westlake has the opportunity to become one of the more bicycle and pedestrian friendly cities in the region by planning and designing streets that accommodate a range of users. • External Coordination – The issues and opportunities considered in this assessment have implications for entities outside of the Town, whether it be adjacent communities (such as Keller and Southlake) or regional transportation providers (such as NCTCOG). Westlake’s entitled development and market potential make it a regional shopping, entertainment and employment destination, generating significant regional travel patterns. As the Comprehensive Plan moves forward, some degree of regional coordination will be necessary. THOROUGHFARE FRAMEWORK PLAN Analysis performed for the Comprehensive Plan Update shows that the entitlement currently granted to properties in Westlake is approximately 25 million square feet of non-residential use equating to more than 460,000 new daily trip productions and attractions. However, recent development constructed within the Town has not made full use of entitlement allowances for a particular property. Therefore, the Thoroughfare Plan is based upon the assumption that approximately 72 percent of entitled development will ultimately be built (hereinafter refer to as the “Planning Build-out”). Even under this conservative estimate of future growth, over 315,000 new trip productions and attractions will be generated at Planning Build-out, most of which will originate from outside of Westlake. Clearly this represents a fundamental change in travel demand over what exists today. The Thoroughfare Framework Plan lays the ground work for new roads, the transformation of some existing streets and the preservation of others. To accommodate the significant amount of traffic associated with the Town’s growth, a robust and interconnected street network is necessary. To that end, the Thoroughfare Framework Plan includes several key components, including: North-South Street Network A system of parallel north-south streets are intended to to accommodate up to 200,000 new trips per day from Keller, Westlake Comprehensive plan Update172 Southlake and other communities to the south and SH 114, Trophy Club and other communities to the north. Davis Boulevard/ Precinct Line Road will carry much of this traffic, but northward extensions of Pearson Lane and Ottinger Road are necessary to accommodate projected volumes and to provide a well-balanced and well-connected transportation network. An additional north-south connection is made through a new street that begins at SH 144, parallels SH 170 and connects to US 377. Actual north/ south capacity will be dependent upon the extent to which north/ south continuity is ultimately achieved. Due to the constraints of existing zoning and Planned Developments, specially designed roadway segments may be necessary to enhance the function of an unavoidable offset intersections. The places where special design focus is required are indicated on the Thoroughfare Plan recommended in this Plan Element chapter. East-West Street Network A system of east-west streets originally intended to accommodate from 125,000 to 200,000 trips per day to and from SH 114, SH 170 and US 370. This is achieved through a continuous east-west street Figure 112: With so many more trip attractions than productions, a majority of Westlake’s traffic will originate from outside of the Town. Plan ElEmEnts: thoroughfarE Plan 173 that begins at Solana Boulevard at SH 114 and continues westward through Capital Parkway. Beyond Capital Parkway, a new alignment would extend further westward to SH 170. A second, parallel street is formed through the westward extension of Dove Road (beginning at the west end of the currently improved Dove Road), crossing Ottinger Road and connecting to SH 170. Actual east/ west capacity will be dependent upon the extent to which east/ west continuity is ultimately achieved. Due to the constraints of existing zoning, Planned Developments, or neighborhood concerns, specially designed roadway segments may be necessary to enhance the function of an unavoidable offset intersections or visual character of improvements to existing streets. The places where special design focus is required are indicated on the Thoroughfare Plan recommended in this Plan Element chapter. THE THOROUGHFARE PLAN The above Plan shows the Thoroughfare Plan as a Framework of North-South and East-West connections (with indication of areas where special design focus is required), which create a system of movement for Westlake is intended to Figure 113: Thoroughfare Plan Disclaimer: Future road alignment between connection points is intended to serve the projected use of Westlake entitlements and is to be determined by development site design as site plans are submitted for coordination of connection and continuity. Therefore, final road alignments may differ from this Plan. Should road and intersection service thresholds defined in the Plan not be attained, the whole system as shown may not be built. See Policy Section B in the Implementation Document for roadway thresholds, trigger points, and other implementation language. Town of Westlake - Proposed Thoroughfare Plan[ Deloitte Way W Dove Rd Roanoke RdA ll i a G a te w ay FreePrecinct Line DrW Dove Rd Capital Pwy N Pearson LnOttinger RdOtt i n g e r R d Ottinger RdN Main StDavis BlvdLEGEND Existing Roads Water Features Study Area Boundary LINK TYPE Existing Proposed Regional Arterial Town Arterial Pastoral Collector Special Consideration114 Connection #4114 Connection #3114 Connection #2114 Connection #1Dove/170 Continuity Pearson South Connection Ottinger South Connection 170 Connection Ottinger/170 Continuity 170/114 Continuity Pearson/114 Connection 0 0.2 0.40.1 Miles Note: Future road alignment between connection points is to be determined by development site design as site plans are submitted for coordination of connection and continuity. Design and coordination are required1CCapital Pwypital P w y Capital Pw y DaviDavis Blcinct Line Drrecinct Line Drtitiono rDDrdlvdPPrW Dove RdW Dove RdOOtOtOt ireciPrdAAAAA ll ll ii aa tti n g e r R d Ott i n g e r R RdRd eger OttOtt /114 Cont/0/114 Cont777000/114 Cont00/114717777 r R d r R d r dRd WayWay d Rder RdertingettingengettdOOOO tinuitytinuityuytt dr Rdr Rdh Con ionCtih Connnneeeccttion Pearson LnN Pearson LnPeaPea nuitynuityu PearPPPear C W Dove D dW Dove RdWDveRd nConnetiConnectionC0C7077onnectio0070 Roanokdoke Rdokooke oke R4 5 2 3 1 ddd114 114 170 377 377 114 Westlake Comprehensive plan Update174 addresse the anticipated trip demand and the other issues described above. The converging arrow heads indicate key connection points and the dash lines indicate key connections. Green connections are Regional Links, Blue connections comprise the Town System, and Tan connections show the Pastoral Roadways. Solid lines indicate the portions of the proposed Thoroughfare Network already built. The circle just north of the Dove Road/ Ottinger convergence indicates a need for special design treatment that will allow this offset intersection configuration (the eastward extension of Dove offset from the western extension of Dove) to accommodate the potential trip volumes it may experience. Diversion of Traffic from Dove Road One of the overwhelming desires expressed by the community during the course of public outreach for the Plan is for the easternmost portion of Dove Road, beginning at the GlenWyck neighborhood, to remain pastoral in character. Because of its connection to SH 114, Dove Road is a natural draw for traffic, a condition that will only become exacerbated over time as Westlake grows. Therefore, the road segment extending east from Davis to the eastern town limits of Westlake is identified as a Roadway of “Special Consideration”. A “Special Consideration” designation identifies roadway sections within the 2015 Thoroughfare Plan that meet the following conditions: • Presents potential to be perceived as having an adverse effect on adjacent properties; • Provides street capacity likely needed to accommodate projected traffic volumes generated by non-residential entitlements currently in place; • Provides needed access for citizens of Westlake to development within their Town as well as access to major traffic routes; and • Provides needed relief from projected traffic congestion. Due to property owner concerns (as specified above), roadway sections designated as “Special Consideration” merit serious consideration regarding design, along with public hearings that should be held prior to final approval. It is the intent that “Special Consideration” Roadways will only be brought forward in the event that such sections are needed to alleviate road congestion on the existing roadways of Westlake as non-residential entitlements are developed over time and other means of such alleviation are not feasible. The definition of “road congestion” necessitating consideration of improvements to a “Special Consideration” roadway is defined in the Policy Section of this Comprehensive Plan (more specifically Policy B.2). A Type Of Grid The Thoroughfare connections proposed in this Thoroughfare Plan create a curvilinear grid like network (when combined with existing Davis, currently improved portions of Dove, existing Solana Boulevard, and existing Westlake Parkway). 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 Plan ElEmEnts: thoroughfarE Plan 175 depicts connections that are needed to create a system potentially capable of accommodating the trip volumes anticipated by the Plan (depending on final design and alignment). There are five points of “Design Focus” and “Special Consideration” indicated on the Plan by a circle or oval numbered 1 through 5. More specifically, these points of focus and consideration are: 1. The intersection of Ottinger Road and the westerly extension of Capital Parkway: The extension of Ottinger Road to the north will be as indicated on the map with an alignment that goes west of the hill and connects with Capital Parkway, as shown. 2. The intersection of Capital Parkway and Pearson Lane: At a point in time when development occurs and the Capital Parkway and Ottinger Road thoroughfares are required, the T.I.A. will recommend the appropriate traffic handling requirements at this intersection. 3. The intersection of Ottinger Road and a westerly extension of Dove Road: Further study is required to determine optimum operational design. 4. The northerly extension of Pearson Lane from Dove Road to Capital Parkway: The intersection of the northerly extension of Pearson Lane and Dove Road will be made as an offset intersection at Dove Road, as shown on the Thoroughfare Plan. The design of the two intersections of Pearson Lane and Dove Road will be completed utilizing a design that produces the most efficient traffic movement, which may likely include the installation of roundabouts at these two intersections. 5. 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. 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. STREET TYPOLOGY Streets identified in the Thoroughfare Framework Plan serve two primary functions: one, move people and goods, consistent with travel demand and purpose, and two, convey a sense of character and place, consistent with the adjacent community as identified in the Land Use Plan and Town Design Structure Plan. To that end, the Thoroughfare Plan identifies three different types of streets: • Regional Arterials: Streets that serve regionally-oriented trips and the Regional Community as defined in the Land Use Plan. Regional Arterials are Westlake’s primary connection to regional roadways approaching Westlake Comprehensive plan Update176 and bordering Westlake and provide continuity with the Town’s Street Network. While certain shopping, entertainment, and employment uses will front Highway 114 and/or Highway 170, millions of square feet of such use will located deeper into the fabric of Westlake and be served by the Town System component. Therefore, a linkage between the Town System component and the external regional roads is needed. These links are known as the Regional Arterials. Figure 114: Regional Arterial Typical Section (Four Lane) Figure 115: Town Arterial Typical Section (Four Lane) Plan ElEmEnts: thoroughfarE Plan 177 • Town Arterials: Streets that serve destinations within in the Town and provide continuity with the Regional System. Town Arterials are located in places where locally originated and imported traffic comingle in the kind of robust flow to and from desired local destinations that is typical of a vibrant township. It is an important aspect of “town” that the presence of place is expressed as a network of roadways serving destinations within Figure 116: Town Arterial Typical Section (Three Lane) Figure 117: Pastoral Collector Typical Section (Road Buffer includes barrow ditches) Westlake Comprehensive plan Update178 the town fabric. Therefore, one moves from Regional Arterial to Town Arterial as they come into the Town and seek the destination offerings of the Township. In many historic towns along hub and spoke systems, the regionally connected road enters and becomes part of the local network as one moves from a rural environment to a more urbanized environment. Similarly, the Regional connections give way to local movement patterns structured by the Town System element. In addition, Town residents moving from the quieter setting of neighborhood roadways (Pastoral Collectors) will encounter the Town System element before they transition to the Regional System element and make their commute; or they will stay within the Town to shop, etc. • Pastoral Collectors: Streets gathering residential traffic as it moves to and from residential neighborhoods. The Pastoral Collectors and the Regional Arterials are transitional levels of connectivity ascending and descending from the Town Arterial. This transition is what protects the Pastoral Collectors (residential streets) from commercial traffic encroachment and it is what keeps town-based movement from being channeled through Regional Roadways (conditions afflicting many corridor related townships like Allen, Texas). The Pastoral Collector expresses the essence of residential life in Westlake and is the place where Westlake’s rural identity is most visible. With the Town System element to provide much of the connection function needed, the Pastoral Collectors can be just roadways that gather local residential traffic as it moves toward the larger town and/or region. The Town Design Structure Plan provides more discussion on the visual character, streetscape, and landscaping of each street type described above. These street Figure 118: Pastoral Collector Typical Section (with Traffic Calming) Plan ElEmEnts: thoroughfarE Plan 179 sections serve to identify dimensional standards and lane widths. NETWORKS AND ACCESS The Thoroughfare Framework Plan lays out the locations of major streets – arterials and collectors – and provides guidance on what those streets should look like. Beyond this foundational framework, however, there are other elements that should be taken into consideration. Networks and Connectivity The proposed street network for Westlake places an emphasis on connectivity. Well-connected street networks result in more direct routes and shorter travel times, as opposed to a few large, multi- lane arterials, which create congested intersections and longer, more circuitous routes. Robust street networks also mean smaller streets with less traffic, which is more conducive for walking and cycling. At a maximum, streets within fully developed areas should be spaced no more than one eighth of a mile apart. Arterials, which form the backbone of the transportation network and carry most of the regional traffic, should be spaced at approximately one to two miles. Collectors should be spaced at ¼ mile to one mile intervals. Local streets should fill in the rest of the network. It is important to note that this network does not necessarily have to be provided by the public sector. This network could easily be built as part of private development, as long as it provides connectivity to the external network. The Thoroughfare Framework Plan identifies how most arterials should connect. At a finer grain, network connectivity standards should be prescribed as part of the Town’s land development regulations. Access Management Having good street connectivity is important to a well-functioning transportation network. At the same time, street systems with too many access points can create problems. The Thoroughfare Framework Plan calls for a network of four lane arterials divided by landscaped medians. Median openings must be closely coordinated with adjacent businesses to achieve an optimal balance between safe and efficient vehicular movement and economic benefit. Block size 200 to 800 feet. Cul-de-sacs Limited to 10% of all street links. Intersection density Minimum 0.8 to 1.2 intersections per 10 acres. External connections Minimum of three sides. Connectivity Guidelines – Example Figure 119: Street Networks and Connectivity Figure 120: Connectivity Examples Westlake Comprehensive plan Update180 Access points include driveways, cross- streets, median openings, signalized intersections, and potential traffic circles. Each additional access point increases the potential for conflict, which degrades roadway capacity and increases the chances for collisions. Therefore, coordination of development zones defined by the Thoroughfare Plan should take place so that internal private streets are interconnected whereever possible. More intense development, where emphasis is on adjacent land use activity, should have greater access than in other locations where vehicular mobility takes precedence. Freeways, by definition, should have very little access. The Regional Arterial Connectors and Town Arterial System should provide next level of access with coordination of private roadways within that arterial network providing even more access. Limiting access is less of a concern on local streets. Access management standards can provide specific guidance for the placement of access points. For State roads, they should be consistent with the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Access Management Manual. BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS The proposed street framework is designed for all users, including bicycles and pedestrians in addition to motor vehicles. This could mean a mix of on-street and off- street facilities, depending on the context. On-street Facilities On-street facilities are essentially sidewalks and street side trails. Sidewalks are appropriate for lower-speed environments and are generally wider in locations where the emphasis on people and places is the greatest. In locations where vehicles move at higher speeds and/or a greater volumes, it is desirable to have some degree of separation between the sidewalk and the street, such as on-street parking or street trees and a planting strip. On-street facilities for bicycles include bicycle lanes and wide shoulders. Bicycle lanes are typically found in more compact urban and suburban locations while wide shoulders are in rural locations. On low speed, low volume streets, cyclists can ride in mixed traffic with motor vehicles. Less experienced users (children) may ride on sidewalks. On-street facilities will be found on local neighborhood streets within Westlake as the capacity of the Figure 121: Street Type and Access Plan ElEmEnts: thoroughfarE Plan 181 Thoroughfare network must be preserved to accommodate anticipated traffic volumes. Therefore, bike and pedestrian facilities along Regional Arterials and Town Arterials will be trails and/or sidewalks within the street Right-of-Way (as presented in the Open Space, Parks and Trails Plans). Off-street Facilities Off-street facilities accommodate a range of users – bicycles and pedestrians – simultaneously. Off-street facilities can run parallel to a street, but must include a minimum amount of separation, including a grass buffer and trees and other landscaping elements. Given the nature of Westlake’s higher speed, higher volume arterial system, The Thoroughfare Framework Plan calls for a series of parallel off-road facilities that also form the Town Trail System. This trail system is intended to provide connectivity to the Veloweb – a 1,700 mile network of existing and planned trails spanning the Metroplex – meaning that Westlake can serve as a destination for regional bicycle and pedestrian travel. Additionally, Westlake seeks to distinguish itself as a pedestrian friendly Town. Part of the “slow moving” lifestyle that residents cherish comes from the fact that all movement is not required to confront the congestion of the 114 corridor. To the extent that there can be a non-street option that is viable, is the extent to which Westlake can offer relief from the congestion that neighboring communities are experiencing. This Plan aspires to provide a trail network as robust as the arterial system. TRANSIT As Westlake grows into a center for employment and commerce, it should explore ways to add transit to the mix of transportation options. Specifically, transit should be given consideration as an option for the thousands of travelers that will commute to Westlake on a daily basis. This does not necessarily have to be a service provided by the Town, but rather a function of coordination with one of the regional transit providers. Additionally, the high number of planned employers and retail activities make a locally-oriented transit service a distinct possibility. Such a service would shuttle riders between their place of work and dining, shopping and service destinations within the Town. Such a system would be particularly supportive of a regional transit system by providing mobility options for commuters during the course of the work day. Both within the Metroplex and elsewhere across the nation, an increasing number of regions are looking to transit solutions as major road building initiatives reach their conclusions and communities become denser. Regional transit service has come to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and the SH 114 corridor is a logical extension of that corridor. Thus, regional transit service coming to Westlake is a distinct possibility over the long term. The Town should give careful consideration to how regional transit service might optimally serve Westlake, including the character and scale of development around potential station areas and how other places throughout the Town may connect. Westlake Comprehensive plan Update182the thoroughfare PlanThe Thoroughfare Plan is intended to address traffic potentially generated by future development in accordance with existing zoning and Planned Development Ordinances, should such levels of development actually occur. Analysis performed for the Comprehensive Plan Update shows that the entitlement currently granted to properties in THOROUGHFARE PLANTown of Westlake - Proposed Thoroughfare Plan[Deloitte WayW Dove RdRoanoke RdAlliaGateway FreePrecinct Line DrW Dove RdCapital PwyN Pearson LnOttinger RdOttinger RdOttinger RdN Main StDavis BlvdLEGEND Existing Roads Water Features Study Area BoundaryLINK TYPE Existing Proposed Regional Arterial Town Arterial Pastoral Collector Special Consideration114 Connection #4114 Connection #3114 Connection #2114 Connection #1Dove/170 ContinuityPearson South ConnectionOttinger South Connection170 ConnectionOttinger/170 Continuity170/114 ContinuityPearson/114 Connection00.20.40.1MilesNote: Future road alignment betweenconnection points is to bedetermined by development sitedesign as site plans are submittedfor coordination of connection andcontinuity.Design and coordination are required1CCapital Pwypital PwyCapital PwyDaviDavis Blcinct Line Drrecinct Line DrtitionorDDrdlvdPPrW Dove RdW Dove RdOOtOtOtireciPrdAAAAAlllliiaattinger RdOttinger RRdRdegerOttOtt/114 Cont/0/114 Cont777000/114 Cont00/114717777r Rdr RdrdRdWayWayd Rder RdertingettingengettdOOOOtinuitytinuityuyttdr Rdr Rdh ConionCtih ConnnneeeccttionPearson LnN Pearson LnPeaPeanuitynuityuPearPPPearCW Dove DdW Dove RdWDveRdnConnetiConnectionC0C7077onnectio0070Roanokdoke Rdokooke oke R45231ddd114114170377377114DISCLAIMER: Future road alignment between connection points is intended to serve the projected use of Westlake entitlements and is to be determined by development site design as site plans are submitted for coordination of connection and continuity. Therefore, final road alignments may differ from the Plan. Should road and intersection service thresholds defined by this Plan not be attained, the whole system as shown may not be built. See Policy Section B in the Implementation Document for roadway thresholds, trigger points, and other implementation language. Westlake is approximately 25 million square feet of non-residential use equating to more than 460,000 new daily trip productions and attractions. However, recent development constructed within the Town has not made full use of entitlement allowances for a particular property. Therefore, the Thoroughfare Plan is based upon the assumption that approximately 70 percent of entitled development will ultimately be built. System connectivity must be established and linkages must be extended to minimize delay caused by intersections that function at levels near congestion (Level of Service “D”) and/or when street capacity is reached. The Thoroughfare Plan identifies key connections and linkages which collectively comprise a system of movement that:• Distributes the traffic in such a way as to avoid future congestion, minimize choke points, and discourage non-residential traffic encroachment on resi-dential streets;• Facilitate crosstown trip making that doesn’t rely on Highway 114 or High-way 170• Provides a framework for orderly development.The Thoroughfare Plan is composed of key connections (the arrowheads as shown on the Plan) and linkages (the dashed lines shown on the Plan). Collectively, con-nections assure that the thoroughfare system serves destinations within the Town as well as points of ingress/egress to the Town. Linkages assure that there is system continuity from east to west and north to south. Not only does a sound system of well-connected street networks result in more direct routes and shorter travel times, it provides more travel options to discourage non-local travel on sensitive existing roadways, like the easternmost portion of Dove Road, beginning at the GlenWyck neighborhood. By providing more connections and linkages, this sec-tion of Dove Road may remain a low-traffic pastoral street. Ordinance 921 Page 1 of 7 TOWN 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 747 adopting a new Comprehensive Plan ("Forging Westlake") for the Town; and WHEREAS, on February 26, 2018, the Town Council approved Ordinance 845 approving 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 Thoroughfare Plan such that a portion of the Town’s future roadway network is deleted from the plan based 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 and adopted. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN 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: That the Town of Westlake hereby approves amendments to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, as described and depicted in Exhibits “A-A3”. Ordinance 921 Page 2 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: Laura Wheat, Mayor ____________________________ ______________________________ Todd Wood, Town Secretary Amanda DeGan, Town Manager APPROVED AS TO FORM: ____________________________ L. Stanton Lowry, Town Attorney Ordinance 921 Page 3 of 7 Exhibit “A” – Thoroughfare Plan Amendments Amendment Key Amendment #1 – Exhibit A1 (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 A1. Amendment #2 – 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 #3 – 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 4 of 7 Exhibit “A1” “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: 1. 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 5 of 7 Exhibit “A1” (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 6 of 7 Exhibit “A2” “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 7 of 7 Exhibit “A3” EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Council will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: a. Section 551.087 - Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations (1) to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations; or (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described by Subdivision (1) for the following: - Front 44 - Entrada - Project “YYZ” - Potential development on 55.12 acres located at Tracts 7C, 7F, 7G, 7H, 7L and 7M Abstract 648, William Huff Survey, Town of Westlake, Texas, and more generally located at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 377 and State Highway 170 b. Section 551.071(2) – Consultation with Town Attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter: Resolution No. 00-19, a Contract with Hillwood Development Corporation Concerning the Design Engineering and Construction of the West Side Pump Station and the Dove Road Waterline. c. Section 551.071(2) Consultation with Attorney – to seek advice of counsel on matters in which the duty of the Town Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code - FM 1938 access for proposed Southlake development. d. Section 551.074, Texas Government Code - Personnel Matters. (1) to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; - Fire Department Staffing e. Section 551.074, Texas Government Code - Personnel Matters. (1) to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; Town Council / Board of Trustees Item # 11 – Executive Session - Professional Planning Services f. Section 551.071 - Discussion with the Town Attorney regarding pending, threatened, or contemplated litigation regarding BRS. g. Section 551.073 – Deliberations Regarding Gifts and Donations. Town Council and Board of Trustees Item # 12 – Reconvene Town Council and Board of Trustees Meeting TAKE ANY ACTION, IF NEEDED, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS. Town Council and Board of Trustees Item # 13 – Necessary Action Town Council and Board of Trustees Item # 14 – Town Council and Board of Trustees Recap and Staff Direction FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Any Council or Board Member may request at a workshop and / or Council or Board meeting, under “Future Agenda Item Requests”, an agenda item for a future Council or Board meeting. The Council or Board Member making the request will contact the Town Manager/Superintendent with the requested item and will list it on the agenda. At the meeting, the requesting Board Member will explain the item, the need for Council/Board discussion of the item, the item’s relationship to the Council and/or Board’s strategic priorities, as well as the amount of estimated staff time necessary to prepare for Council or Board discussion. If the requesting Council or Board Member receives a second, the Town Manager/ Superintendent will place the item on the Council or Board of Trustees agenda calendar, allowing for adequate time for staff preparation on the agenda item. Town Council and Board of Trustees Item # 15 – Future Agenda Items Town Council/ Board of Trustees Item # 16 – Adjournment of the Town Council and Board of Trustees Meeting