2018 Planning and Zoning Minutes

January 8, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

January 8, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on January 8, 2018.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Mark Revenew, Wade Simmons, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

1.      Requested zoning map amendment for approximately 93 acres located at the end of N. Rogers Street and Morgan Street for Satilla Capital Partners

Satilla Capital Partners, LLC has petitioned to rezone a portion of approximately 93.909 acres from R-1A (Single-Family Residential) and a C-2 (Heavy Commercial) zoning district to an R-3B (Multi-Family Residential) and an R-4 (Townhome and Condominium) zoning district.  The property is located at the end of N. Rogers Street and N. Morgan Street, adjacent to I-95 and bordered to the north by Pipemakers Canal.  The use will be for an assisted living facility, multi-family units, townhomes, single-family residential homes, commercial/billboards and an entry road.  Attorney Harold Yellin presented the request, stating that this request is the most viable choice, based on past rezoning petitions for multi-family (R3) zoning, which was withdrawn by the petitioner, and a petition for industrial zoning being denied.  Further, that there are no plans to access from the south of the property, except for emergency access.  Mr. Yellin added that while the development is similar to a Planned Unit Development (PUD) in that it is mixed-use residential, it does not meet the City’s requirements, which is 500 acres. Also, that the area is shown as a commercial zone on the City’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use map.  Commissioner Simmons questioned whether access from the south would be limited to emergency vehicles only, wherein Mr. Yellin was in agreement. Several residents of Benton Drive, N. Morgan Street and Rogers Street expressed concern over the potential for an increase in drainage problems, since a portion of this area is located within a flood zone, their roads being opened up for access to the property and the location of the construction entrance.  Beverly Holbrook, resident of Pooler, expressed concerns over the potential of overcrowding schools in this area. Commissioner Buckstine asked if a preliminary site plan could be submitted to see if the concerns are going to be addressed, with Ryan Thompson, of Thomas & Hutton, in agreement. After further discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment, with the conditions that access from the south will be limited to emergency vehicles only, and a preliminary site plan of the overall development being submitted for approval, specifically addressing at least the drainage and traffic issues as well as the plans for the individual components of the development. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Requested side yard building setback variance for Satilla Capital Partners

Attorney Harold Yellin requested the item be tabled.  This request was honored.

 

3.      Conditional use request to construct a nursing home in an R-1A zoning district

Attorney Harold Yellin requested the item be tabled.  This request was honored.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.       Site plan/landscape plan review for The Pete Store at 101 Barrow Drive

This request was tabled at the December 11, 2017 meeting due to the petitioner not being present to address Commissioner Buckstines’ concern over the landscaping plan and the lack of any trees being on the site and Commissioner Simmons’ concern over the loading/unloading area being at Barrow Drive, which is the only way in and out of Fire Station #3. Randy Richter, of Coleman Company, Inc. stated that a driveway has been planned to access Pine Meadow Drive. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan and Mr. Richter stating that 16 trees have been added, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Revised plat review for 100 & 105 Distribution Drive

Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, Inc. presented a revised subdivision plat for 100 & 105 Distribution Drive to remove the 100’ undisturbed buffer.  After discussion regarding the buffer being a condition placed on the rezoning of this property several years ago, Mr. Burke asked that the item be tabled.  Commissioner Winn made a motion to table.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Posting of a maintenance bond/final plat review for Harmony, Phase 4

Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, Inc. presented a maintenance bond and the final plat for Phase 4 of Harmony Subdivision. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

 

 

3.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Maui Plaza, Phase 2

Due to the petitioner not being present, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to table the item.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. 

 

4.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Pooler  Dental at 2140 Pooler Parkway

Charles Page, of Hill Foley Rosso, LLC presented the site plan for Pooler Dental, a 4,000 sq. ft. office with 32 parking spaces. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council.  Motion passed without opposition. In regards to the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine questioned if the buffer adjacent to Westbrook Lane would remain, wherein Mr. Page replied that he has met with a representative of Savannah Quarters and will obtain their approval of the plan prior to any trees being removed.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the landscape plan, contingent upon the trees in the area adjacent to Westbrook Lane not being cleared.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.

 

5.      Site plan/landscape plan review for The Karate Studio at 811 S. Rogers Street

Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, Inc. presented the site plan for a 9,900 sq. ft. building on S. Rogers Street.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

6.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Southeastern Freight Lines expansion at 1717 Old Dean Forest Road

Michael Newman, of Ayercorp, Inc. presented the site plan for an expansion and loading dock at Southeastern Freight Lines.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addresses prior to the plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan and Mr. Newman agreeing to replace the Loblolly Pines with trees from the City’s preferred tree list, Commissioner Winn made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon $3,450.00 being paid to the tree bank.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.

 

 

 

7.      Preliminary site plan review for At Home located on Outparcel 20-Outlet Mall of Georgia

Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, Inc. presented a preliminary site plan for At Home, a 108,490 sq. ft. retail building.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary site plan.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Winn and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 4:25 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Kimberly Classen                                                                                                                                Zoning Administrator

January 22, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

January 22, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on January 22, 2018.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.      Requested sign variance for Culver’s Restaurant at 121 Tanger Outlets Boulevard

Springfield Sign, on behalf of the owner, Fernanda Fernandez, petitioned for three (3) additional wall signs for Culver’s Restaurant.  The signs are proposed on the south, west and north elevations of the building.  After discussion, Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to recommend denial, based on the request not meeting the criteria.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

1.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Maui Plaza II on Towne Center Boulevard

Jay Maupin, of Maupin Engineering, presented a site plan for a one-story, 13,530 sq. ft. retail shopping center on the corner of Towne Center Boulevard and Godley Station Boulevard North. Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the plaza having a Towne Center Boulevard address.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve, contingent upon all of the 24 trees listed on the landscape plan being planted from the preferred list. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Livingood’s Retail Facility at 1229 E. Highway 80

Mark Crapps, of Kern & Company, presented a site plan for a 13,800 sq. ft. retail facility for Livingood’s.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council, a cross access easement being provided and revised fire flow calculations that meet the requirements being provided with fire walls being shown on the revised plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Child Care Network expansion at 106 Westside Boulevard

Toss Allen, of Allen Engineering, presented a site plan for a 10,141 sq. ft. expansion to the existing child care facility.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon staff comments being addressed, the site plan being revised in regards to leaving the 25’ undisturbed buffer and recombination of the lots being approved. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve, contingent upon the Crepe Myrtle being replaced with a tree from the preferred list. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:42 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Kimberly Classen                                                                                                                                Zoning Administrator

March 26, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

March 26, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on March 26, 2018.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Matt Saxon, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward and Robert Wellmaker.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Major subdivision plat review for Westbrook, Phase 5-C
Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell Engineers, presented the minor subdivision plat for Phase 5-C of Westbrook Subdivision. After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Ward, to recommend approval of the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for At Home Retail Décor Center
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented the site plan for a 108,490 sq. ft. At Home Retail Décor Center at 300 Tanger Outlets Boulevard.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan submitted to Council for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:09 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.

April 9, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

April 9, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on April 9, 2018.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ashley Brown, Ernest Buckstine, Wade Simmons, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1.  Conditional use request for 1151 West Highway 80
Dan Ward and Alan Settles, of Trinity Motorsports, presented a request for a conditional use to construct an automotive parts and accessory shop.  Commissioner Buckstine stated that the lot was within the “overlay” district and presented concern over the construction not being planned until the Fall of 2019 which may cause the conditional use approval (12 months) to expire.  Mr. Settles stated that the development of the lot may be close to the expiration date and that he hopes to be able to secure funding to build the facility within 18 months.  Jennifer Ranicki, adjacent property owner, expressed concern over the potential for noise affecting her medical offices and questioned whether the developer has plans for the back of the property which is directly behind her offices.  Mr. Ward replied that noise should not be an issue and that there are no present plans for the back of the property being developed.  Following some discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the conditional use.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Final plat review for Towne Park Pooler, Lots 15 - 18
Horizon Homes submitted a final plat of Lots 15 – 18, Towne Park Pooler.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Buckstine, to recommend approval of the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for 320 Morgan Lakes Industrial Blvd.
Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Co., LLC, submitted a site plan for a 302,400 sq. ft. warehouse.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon $16,500.00 being paid into the tree fund for 220 trees. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:17 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.