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2016 Zoning Minutes

March 14, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

March 14, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 14, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat and Linda Waters. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Ernest Buckstine. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Minor Subdivision Plat Review of Parcel B of The Symons Subdivision for Davidson Nelson: The purpose of this plat is to create Lots A and B from Parcel B of The Symons Subdivision. Lot A will consist of approximately 0.49 acres and Lot B will consist of approximately 0.48 acres. The owner is requesting approval which will allow him to construct a single-family dwelling on each lot. Commissioner Brewer stated that there are several corrections that need to be made to the plat prior to Council approval. There were several questions from the board regarding the owner starting construction prior to the approval of the minor subdivision. Rick Danis, adjacent property owner, appeared before the board to express his concerns with truck traffic on a dead end street with nowhere to turn around, vehicles encroaching on his property, construction noise and staking out both houses on one (1) lot, prior to final approval. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat for Davidson Nelson, contingent upon the plat being revised. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



2.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review for Maui Plaza on Towne Center Boulevard: Jay Maupin, with Maupin Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 16,105 sq. ft. retail strip mall. The property is located on Towne Center Boulevard, within the Godley Station PUD. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend approval of the site plan for Maui Plaza. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.

 

3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review for Lot 20, Westside Business Park: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The developer is proposing to construct a 37,600 sq. ft. warehouse facility, with a parking lot, a semi-truck loading/unloading dock, utilities and storm sewer, on Lot 20 of the Westside Business Park. The access drive will connect to Columbia Drive. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Waters to recommend approval of the site plan for Lot 20, Westside Business Park, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan, subject to the developer paying $1,425.00 into the tree bank fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.





There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:40 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                               Zoning Administrator

March 28, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

March 28, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 28, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Blair Jeffcoat and Linda Waters. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Blair Jeffcoat and was seconded by Linda Waters and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING

1.            Conditional Use Request to construct a self-storage (mini-warehouse) facility at 1415 Quacco Road: James Angle, property owner, presented the conditional use request to the board for their review and recommendation. The facility will consist of approximately 520 units and serve the surrounding three-mile radius. This facility will be a 24-hour self-service location, with no employees on site. According to Article IV, Section 18, mini-warehouses are only considered within the C-1 (Light Commercial) Zoning District, as a conditional use. After discussion concerning the preliminary site plan that was submitted February 25, 2016, Mr. Angle asked that the request be withdrawn. Commissioner Brewer made a motion to honor the request. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



NEW BUSINESS



2.            Final Plat Review for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 18: Gary Turnbull, with The Fairways at Savannah Quarters, presented the plat to the board for review and recommendation. The property is located off Blue Moon Crossing on Kingfisher Circle and will consist of three (3) townhome lots. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the final plat for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 18. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.  

3.            Final Plat Review for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 19: Gary Turnbull, with The Fairways at Savannah Quarters, presented the plat to the board for review and recommendation. The property is located off Blue Moon Crossing on Kingfisher Circle and will consist of five (5) townhome lots. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend approval of the final plat for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 19. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



4.            Posting of a Performance Bond/Final Plat Review for Davenport II, Phase A: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The owner is requesting to have the plat (53 lots) approved and recorded prior to the final infrastructure being completed, which would include the necessary portion of Phase 4 of East Spine Road, by posting a performance bond in the amount of $726,131.00. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend posting of the performance bond and approval of the final plat for Davenport II, Phase A. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:43 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

April 12, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

April 12, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 12, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Craig Brewer was seconded by Ernest Buckstine and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Dal-Tile to be located at 4 Westside Court: Michael Toothacher, with LeCraw Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 14,875 sq. ft. building that will include a 2,710 sq. ft. ceramic tile showroom, with an 11,640 sq. ft. warehouse and office space, on Lot 16 in the Westside Business Park. Dal-Tile Corporation, is a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, and manufactures, distributes and markets high-quality ceramic tile and natural stone products. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan for Dal-Tile. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.



2.            Preliminary Construction Plan/Tree Compliance for Forest Lakes, Phase VI: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the preliminary construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Forest Lakes is an existing master planned community located west of Godley Station Boulevard and north of Pooler Parkway, at the end of Forest Lakes Drive. The Forest Lakes Community currently consists of six (6) existing phases with approximately 220 single-family lots, a clubhouse and an amenity site. This proposed phase of development will consist of 37 single-family lots with an average size of 80 ft. in width and the infrastructure to support them. Commissioner Cornwell questioned the ongoing drainage issues. In response, Mr. Burke stated that Forest Lakes is a master planned community and the overall storm water management system for the entire community was previously designed and approved as a part of the initial development phase. There were several residents of the Forest Lakes Subdivision that appeared before the board expressing their concerns with the clearing of this proposed development, stating that the master plan shows a “tree save” area. In response, Mr. Burke stated that the master plan shows a buffer area, not necessarily a tree save area. Further, adding that since the revision of the flood maps, the majority of these lots now have a higher base flood elevation, which will require the finished floor to be one foot above the BFE. In addition, when fill dirt is added to a large area with a lot of trees, this can cause water to stay trapped and the trees will eventually die. Following some discussion, Mr. Burke asked the board to table this item to give him some time to meet with the adjacent property owners and address their concerns and present the overall storm water report to the board, per Commission Cornwell’s request. A motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to table this item until the issues can be resolved. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.



3.            Posting of a Performance Bond/Revised Final Plat review for Westbrook, Phase 6A: Brian Cornwell stepped down from his seat to recuse himself from any discussion on this item. Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the revised plat to the board for review and recommendation. Savannah Quarters previously recorded the Phase 6A subdivision plat and provided a performance bond to cover the outstanding infrastructure construction at that time, with the majority of the construction being complete. A street name on the recorded plat was requested to be changed, and concurrently the owner is requesting to plat additional lots adjacent to the existing Phase 6A. Mr. Kraft stated that a performance bond has already been approved and that the additional lots are included on the revised plat. Further, stating that the performance bond has been recalculated to reflect the revised plat and is requesting approval of the bond in the amount of $102,075.00. Brain Cornwell, resident of Westbrook, appeared before the board expressing his concerns with ongoing drainage issues. Mr. Cornwell stated that in his opinion, with the construction of the infrastructure in Phase 6A, the drainage has only become a bigger issue. Further, stating that he has photographs (which were passed around to the board members) of the recent heavy rains and how the water was not flowing properly.  Mr. Cornwell also stated that the four (4) culverts that have been installed to serve this phase drain into the two (2) wetland areas, and is now causing water to back up onto 30 to 40 percent of the adjacent lots, which include Seaton Cross. He also stated that with the change of elevations and the increase of impervious surface, this drainage problem is only going to get worse and could eventually cause the value of the homes in this area to decrease. Several other Westbrook residents appeared before the board to express their concerns with the drainage issues as well, stating that this is becoming a bigger problem as construction continues. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that the infrastructure conforms to the city’s requirements, and if this is an issue, he will be glad to address it. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend posting of the revised performance bond and recommend approval of the revised final plat for Westbrook, Phase 6A. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed with Commissioner Waters in opposition.   Commissioner Cornwell returned to his seat on the board.  



4.            Posting a Performance Bond/Major Subdivision Plat review of a 12.81 acre portion of Tract 3, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the major subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is to create Lots 1 through 4 from a 12.81 acre portion of Tract 3, the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. This subdivision is for the property currently under site plan review by the city for a new Publix Shopping Center at Savannah Quarters. A performance bond is required to cover the portion of the access road in front of Lots 2 & 3 that would be located within the proposed access easement shown on the plat. The performance bond amount at the 150% required bonding rate is $162,352.00. There were concerns from the board and adjacent property owners that allowing access to the proposed Publix on Lot 1 from Pooler Parkway onto Westbrook Lane will increase traffic and will become a safety issue to the Westbrook residents. Further, stating that this street is private therefore, no thru traffic should be allowed.   In response, Mr. Kraft stated that there will be access to Lot 1 from Westbrook Lane, Holmes Court and Blue Moon Crossing, adding that a traffic light will be installed at Blue Moon Crossing and Pooler Parkway to deter customers from exiting onto Westbrook Lane. Mr. Kraft also stated that there will be a right in/right out onto Westbrook Lane, from Lot 1, with no direct access back to Pooler Parkway. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend posting of the performance bond and recommend approval of the major subdivision plat of a 12.81 acre portion of tract 3, southwest quadrant of Savannah Quarters, contingent upon the plat being revised to show Westbrook Lane as a private road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.  







There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Cornwell made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:43 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

April 25, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

April 25, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 25, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Ernest Buckstine. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSSINES

1.            Final Plat review for the expansion of Bethel Cemetery on Little Neck Road: Fred Greer, President of the Bethel Cemetery Association, presented the final plat/recombination plat of 3.615 acres to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is to expand the Bethel Cemetery to sell plots to the members of the church. Following some discussion, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat for the expansion of Bethel Cemetery. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



Commissioner Brewer stepped down from his seat on the board.



NEW BUSINESS



2.            Recombination Plat review for Lot A-1 and Lot B-1: Craig Brewer, on behalf of the petitioner, presented the plat to the board for review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is to create Lots A-1 and B-1, of the Reynolds Dairy Tract. Lot A-1 will consist of approximately 1.329 acres and Lot B-1 will consist of approximately 3.030 acres.  The property is located on Raymond Road. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the recombination plat for Lot A-1 and B-1, of The Reynolds Dairy Tract. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.  Commissioner Brewer returned to his seat on the board.

3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts at 103 Canal Street: Jay Maupin, with Maupin Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for review and recommendation. The existing Cancun Restaurant will be developed into a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts and a dental office. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts located at 103 Canal Street, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



4.            Site Plan/landscape Plan review for Publix at Blue Moon Crossing: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 46,031 sq. ft. grocery store with 5,600 sq. ft. of retail space and the infrastructure to support it. The site is located in the Village Quarter commercial area of the Savannah Quarters PUD and is bounded by existing public and private roads, a small office building and an areas of jurisdictional wetlands.  Mr. Kraft reminded the board that City Council approved the Master Plan for Savannah Quarters PUD, and that this phase, also known as Phase 1, was approved as a mixed-use commercial and residential area. Further, stating the anticipated uses include single-family and multi-family residential, a golf club, commercial businesses, churches, medical services and offices, senior residential, hotels and urban development. Richard Phillips, Project Manager for Savanah Quarters, appeared before the board to update the public of the results of a meeting that was held prior with the new managing firm LStar Community, and some of the residents. He stated that while access from Westbrook Lane is essential for the proposed grocery chain, they are in the works addressing many of the concerns of the residents.  Adding, that Savannah Quarters is working with Publix to create an agreement for the developer to contribute to the community’s reserves for maintaining the private road, Westbrook Lane. LStar Community group has agreed to improvements that they feel will help decrease the impact of traffic on Westbrook Lane. Some of those improvements will include designing, permitting, and installing a paved road, along with an entry monument and landscaping, at the unmanned construction entrance gate where Spanton Crescent connects to Pooler Parkway for homeowners to access. Further, that speed bumps may also need to be installed to slow down and/or deter outside traffic, signage will be installed to indicate that Westbrook Lane is private, and the developer has agreed not to advertise Westbrook Lane as the primary entrance for Publix. Many Westbrook residents appeared before the board to welcome Publix to the area, but with some ongoing concerns with the potential increase in traffic, the ongoing drainage issues, truck deliveries, access to Lots 2 and 3, lighting and intersection improvements that will help eliminate traffic backing up on Blue Moon Crossing. In response Mr. Kraft stated that there is an agreement with the city and the developer that a certificate of occupancy will not be issued until a traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Pooler Parkway and Blue Moon Crossing.  Further, in regards to drainage, the proposed storm water infrastructure will route the storm water runoff to a new water quality basin that will outfall to the adjacent wetlands. Adding, that the on-site water quality basin will capture and hold the required water quality volume before the storm water outfalls to the wetland for detention. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan for a proposed Publix, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed, a mutual agreement between the developer and Westbrook Homeowners Association being entered into for the maintenance of Westbrook Lane and a traffic study being completed from I-16 to Old Quacco Road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition. Following some discussion and after review of the landscape plan, a motion was made Commissioner Brewer to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:52 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.











Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

May 9, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

May 9, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 9, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Ernest Buckstine. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS

1.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Cap Barbell at 1611 Dean Forest Road: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 200,000 square foot warehouse facility complete with a truck court and employee parking, for North Point Industrial, at 1611 Dean Forest Road. There were some questions from the board regarding parking. In response, Mr. Zittrouer, stated that there are 47 proposed parking spaces referenced on the site plan.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for Cap Barbell, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer, and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



2.            Posting of a Maintenance Bond/Final Plat review for Harmony, Phase 3: Michael Fell, with Coleman Company, presented the final plat to the board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 15 single-family residential lots, on a 5.261 acre tract, and the site is located at the end of Melody Drive. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to recommend posting of the maintenance bond and approval of the final plat for Harmony, Phase 3, contingent upon the bond amount being approved by the city engineer. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. 

3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Pooler Storage at 240 Park Avenue: Giles Branch, with Earthsource Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a three-story storage building and three (3) additional one-story buildings at 240 Park Avenue. There were some questions from the board regarding a buffer, the outstanding engineering comments, and the comments from the fire chief. In response, Mr. Branch stated that the plans are being revised to address the engineering comments, as well as the comments received from the fire chief. Further, that a fire hydrant has been added to the revised set of construction drawings, per the request of the fire chief. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Waters to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Pooler Storage at 240 Park Avenue, contingent upon all of the engineering and the Fire Chief’s comments being addressed, saving as many Pine Trees in the buffer area as possible, and installing an 8 ft. privacy fence. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

May 23, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

May 23, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 23, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Craig Brewer was seconded by Ernest Buckstine and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment for 205 N. Skinner Avenue from R-1A to C-1: Terry Coleman, with Coleman Company, on behalf of Suzanna Roberts, presented the zoning map amendment to the board for their review. A daycare that has been in operation for approximately 34 years and existed prior to the adoption of our zoning ordinance. The daycare recently became vacant for over six (6) months, and according to Appendix A, Article III, Section 1 (B) (5), a nonconforming use cannot be reinstated after it has been abandoned. It shall be prima facie evidence of abandonment for the owner and/or operator of the nonconforming use to discontinue the nonconforming use of six (6) months, or fail to obtain or renew an existing business license as required under the City of Pooler Code of Ordinance.  Adjacent property owner of 204 N. Skinner Avenue appeared before the board in opposition, stating that if this zoning is approved it would create a potential increase in traffic and noise. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan for Dal-Tile. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.



2.            Preliminary Construction Plan/Tree Compliance for Forest Lakes, Phase VI: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the preliminary construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Forest Lakes is an existing master planned community located west of Godley Station Boulevard and north of Pooler Parkway, at the end of Forest Lakes Drive. The Forest Lakes Community currently consists of six (6) existing phases with approximately 220 single-family lots, a clubhouse and an amenity site. This proposed phase of development will consist of 37 single-family lots with an average size of 80 ft. in width and the infrastructure to support them. Commissioner Cornwell questioned the ongoing drainage issues. In response, Mr. Burke stated that Forest Lakes is a master planned community and the overall storm water management system for the entire community was previously designed and approved as a part of the initial development phase. There were several residents of the Forest Lakes Subdivision that appeared before the board expressing their concerns with the clearing of this proposed development, stating that the master plan shows a “tree save” area. In response, Mr. Burke stated that the master plan shows a buffer area, not necessarily a tree save area. Further, adding that since the revision of the flood maps, the majority of these lots now have a higher base flood elevation, which will require the finished floor to be one foot above the BFE. In addition, when fill dirt is added to a large area with a lot of trees, this can cause water to stay trapped and the trees will eventually die. Following some discussion, Mr. Burke asked the board to table this item to give him some time to meet with the adjacent property owners and address their concerns and present the overall storm water report to the board, per Commission Cornwell’s request. A motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to table this item until the issues can be resolved. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.



3.            Posting of a Performance Bond/Revised Final Plat review for Westbrook, Phase 6A: Brian Cornwell stepped down from his seat to recuse himself from any discussion on this item. Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the revised plat to the board for review and recommendation. Savannah Quarters previously recorded the Phase 6A subdivision plat and provided a performance bond to cover the outstanding infrastructure construction at that time, with the majority of the construction being complete. A street name on the recorded plat was requested to be changed, and concurrently the owner is requesting to plat additional lots adjacent to the existing Phase 6A. Mr. Kraft stated that a performance bond has already been approved and that the additional lots are included on the revised plat. Further, stating that the performance bond has been recalculated to reflect the revised plat and is requesting approval of the bond in the amount of $102,075.00. Brain Cornwell, resident of Westbrook, and adjacent property owner to the newly developed portion of Phase 6A, appeared before the board expressing his concerns with ongoing drainage issues. Mr. Cornwell stated that in his opinion, with the construction of the infrastructure in Phase 6A, the drainage has only become a bigger issue. Further, stating that he has photographs (which were passed around to the board members) of the recent rains and how the water was not flowing properly.  Mr. Cornwell also stated that the four (4) culverts that have been installed to serve this phase drain into the two (2) wetland areas, and is now causing water to back up onto 30 to 40 percent of the adjacent lots, which include Seaton Cross. Adding, that with the change of elevations and the increase of impervious surface, this drainage problem is only going to get worse and could eventually cause the value of the homes in this area to decrease. He also stated that the construction of new homes in the area did not conform to the same building standards as Westbrook, and that this area needed to be differentiated from the other areas of Westbrook, otherwise homeowners would lose considerable property value. Several other Westbrook residents appeared before the board to express their concerns with the drainage issues as well, stating that this is becoming a bigger problem as construction continues. In response, Mr. Kraft stated that the infrastructure conforms to the city’s requirements, and if this is an issue, he will be glad to address it. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend posting of the revised performance bond and recommend approval of the revised final plat for Westbrook, Phase 6A. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed with Commissioner Waters in opposition. Commissioner Cornwell returned to his seat on the board.

 

4.            Posting a Performance Bond/Major Subdivision Plat review of a 12.81 acre portion of Tract 3, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the major subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is to create Lots 1 through 4 from a 12.81 acre portion of Tract 3, the Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. This subdivision is for the property currently under site plan review by the city for a new Publix Shopping Center at Savannah Quarters. A performance bond is required to cover the portion of the access road in front of Lots 2 & 3 that would be located within the proposed access easement shown on the plat. The performance bond amount at the 150% required bonding rate is $162,352.00. There were concerns from the board and adjacent property owners that allowing access to the proposed Publix, on Lot 1, from Pooler Parkway onto Westbrook Lane will cause a potential increase in traffic and become a safety issue for the Westbrook residents. Further, stating that this street is private therefore, no thru traffic should be allowed.   In response, Mr. Kraft stated that there will be access to Lot 1 from Westbrook Lane, Holmes Court and Blue Moon Crossing, adding that a traffic light will be installed at Blue Moon Crossing and Pooler Parkway to deter customers from exiting onto Westbrook Lane. Mr. Kraft also stated that there will be a right in/right out onto Westbrook Lane, from Lot 1, with no direct access back to Pooler Parkway. Commissioner Cornwell raised the issue if access to the parcel from Westbrook Lane would cause additional traffic onto Westbrook Lane given that it is a private right of way. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend posting of the performance bond and recommend approval of the major subdivision plat of a 12.81 acre portion of tract 3, southwest quadrant of Savannah Quarters, contingent upon the plat being revised to show Westbrook Lane as a private road. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition. 





There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Cornwell made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:43 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

June 13, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

June 13, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 13, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, and Brian Cornwell. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Ernest Buckstine.  Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING

1.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 12.6 acres located at the end of Towne Center Drive, from Commercial/Retail within the Godley Station PUD to      R-3C: Jay Patel, on behalf of Bansi Properties, presented the petition to the board for their review and recommendation.  The intent is to rezone approximately 12.6 acres of a 43.77 acre parcel, also known as Lot A-1A, located at the end of Towne Center Drive from a Commercial/Retail Zoning District within the Godley Station PUD to a Multi-Family Zoning District. Mr. Patel stated that the multi-family development would consist of 253 units. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board in opposition of the rezoning, stating that this would only add to the traffic issues in this area, as well as create a conflict to the master plan for the Godley Station PUD. Following some discussion, and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend denial to rezone 12.6 acres from Commercial/Retail to R-3C. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.



NEW BUSINESS



2.            Minor Subdivision of Parcel H &I/Recombination with Parcel A, being a subdivision of a 21.72-acre portion of the Godley Tract for CVS:  Travis Ortner, with Adams & Wilson Development, presented the minor subdivision/recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The purpose of this plat is recombine portions of Parcels H and I with Parcel A, which will allow the construction of a freestanding 11,945 sq. ft. CVS Pharmacy, located on the corner of Godley Station Boulevard and Grand Central Boulevard.  Lot 1 will consist of approximately 2.004 acres and Lot 2 will consist of approximately 1.769 acres. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision/recombination plat for CVS.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.





3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan Review for LIDL US Operations, LLC: Andrew Moriarty with Bohler Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The developer is proposing to construct a 36,170 sq. ft. grocery store at the corner of Canal Street and Park Avenue. Mr. Moriarty stated that the company’s offerings will be similar to those at a Trader Joe’s with fewer varieties of pre-packaged products and some fresh produce. Further, that the company is a Germany based discount supermarket chain that currently operates 10,000 grocery stores across Europe. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan for Lidl US Operations, LLC, contingent upon the recombination plat being approved and recorded with 90 days. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



4.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for a proposed CVS on the corner of Godley Station Blvd. and Grand Central Blvd: Travis Ortner, with Adams & Wilson Development, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 1,945 sq. ft. freestanding CVS Pharmacy at the corner of Godley Station Boulevard and Grand Central Boulevard. There were some questions from the board regarding the dumpster enclosure. In response, Mr. Ortner stated that the enclosure will match the facade of the building. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the site plan for CVS, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.





There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:42 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

June 27, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

June 27, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, June 27, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Blair Jeffcoat and Linda Waters. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Ernest Buckstine was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of Lots 19A-1 and 19A-2, Pooler Park of Commerce at Godley Station: Craig Brewer stepped down from his seat on the board. Craig Brewer, on behalf of DSS, LLC, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create two (2) lots, with Lot 19A-1 consisting of approximately 2.20 acres and Lot 19A-2 consisting of approximately 1.66 acres. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat for Lots 19A-1 and 19A-2. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition. Craig Brewer returned to his seat on the board.                        



2.            Recombination Plat review of 106 Canal Street and 105 Park Avenue for Lidl US Operations, LLC: Andrew Moriarty, with Bohler Engineering, presented the recombination plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create a 4.91 acre parcel to construct a 36,170 sq. ft. grocery store with associated parking. Following some discussion, Commissioner Brewer recommended approval of the recombination plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



3.            Major Subdivision/Recombination Plat review for Lot 1, of the Warnell Subdivision and a 70’ right-of-way for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. This plat will create four (4) parcels, with Parcel 1 consisting of 148.77 acres, Parcel 2 consisting of 9.005 acres, Parcel 3 consisting of 10.949 acres and Parcel 4 consisting of 10.021 acres.  This development will be located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Ms. Peters, adjacent property owner, appeared before the board with concerns of potential flooding issues and questioned the exact location of the access to the development. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the plat for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.  



4.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Hydraulic Supply to be located at 1125 E. Highway 80: Mike Ray, with, HB Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 9,750 sq. ft. hydraulic supply building, located at 1125 E. Highway 80, and associated parking, with access from Sharon Court. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan for Hydraulic Supply. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to approve the plan, contingent upon one (1) preferred tree being added to the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.  



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Brewer made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:32 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

July 11, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING

AGENDA

July 11, 2016

 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission will not be held on Monday, July 11, 2016, due to the fact there is no official business to come before the board.

July 25, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

July 25, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, July 25, 2016. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Blair Jeffcoat and Alice White. Mayor Mike Lamb and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton were also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Alice White.  Motion was seconded by Blair Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING

1.            Variance request to reduce the minimum lot width, lot size, front yard setback, rear yard setback and side yard setback for Parcel 1, being a portion of the former Baker Tract, located on Pine Barren Road: Terry Coleman, with Coleman Company, on behalf of Pine Barren Partners, presented the petition to the board for their review and recommendation.  The developer is requesting to reduce the minimum lot width from 80’ to 60’, reduce the minimum lot size from 10,500 sq. ft. to 6,600 sq. ft., reduce the front yard setback from 30’ to 25’, reduce the rear yard setback from 20’ to 15’, and reduce the side yard setback from 10’ to 5’. Mr. Coleman stated that this request would be consistent with the existing adjacent development to the west of the subject property. The adjacent property to the east is zoned R-1A and is currently undeveloped. The development across Pine Barren Road to the north, consists of a higher density with smaller lot development requirements. The property to the south is in a PUD (Planned Unit Development) and is undeveloped. Mr. Coleman stated that the intention is to create a product that would be equal to the neighboring Somersby Subdivision and that the smallest lot would be approximately 6,600 sq. ft. and the largest lot would be approximately 12,000 sq. ft. There were questions from the board concerning the buffer, property values and the owner developing the parcel as is, with the lots remaining 10,500 sq. ft. as required by ordinance. In response, Mr. Coleman further stated that with the lot sizes remaining at 10,500 sq. ft., the developer would lose approximately 11 lots. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board in opposition. Following some discussion, and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend denial, based on the request not meeting #1 and #3 of the variance standards.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:52 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

August 8, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

August 8, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 8, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Craig Brewer was seconded by Blair Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of a 71.63 acre parcel, known as Tract 13 Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, creating Lots 13-A and 13-B: Nathan Brown, with HGB Engineering, presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create Lot 13-A, which will consist of 61.63 acres and Lot 13–B, which will consist of 10 acres, from Tract 13, a 71.63 acre parcel of Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters. Mr. Brown stated that an assisted living facility is being proposed on Lot 13-B, and Lot 13-A will remain as future development. There were questions from the board regarding the existing earth road, a 30’ ingress/egress easement. Mr. Brown stated that during their research of the adjoining properties, the ingress/egress easement was discovered, and seems to follow the remnants of an existing earth road, with no recent activity visible. Further, that upon approval of the minor subdivision plat, this easement will be abandoned. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



2.            Site Plan review for warehouse expansion at 58 Columbia Drive: Jocelyn Larson, with Coastal Civil Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 5,175 sq. ft. addition to the existing building located at 58 Columbia Drive, for Coggins Fulfillment Solutions. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval for the warehouse expansion at 58 Columbia Drive, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed, and a dumpster being added to the plan with the enclosure matching the façade of the building. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for a proposed Courtyard Savannah Hotel at 419 Pooler Parkway: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for review and recommendation. The developer intends to construct a 24,205 sq. ft. hotel with 120 rooms and the infrastructure to support it. There were questions from the board regarding the required parking and the location of the handicap parking spaces. Mr. Burke stated that the parking meets the requirements of the City’s ordinance, but will confirm the calculations. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Waters to recommend approval of the site plan for Courtyard Savannah Hotel, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed, the required number of parking spaces being confirmed and the handicap parking spaces being moved to the front of the building. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



4.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Lot 29A, Pooler Park of Commerce: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation.  The developer intends to construct a 3,200 sq. ft. warehouse that will include an office, parking lot, road extension, gravel road and all required utilities on a portion of Lot 29A. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan for Lot 29A, Pooler Park of Commerce, contingent upon $750.00 being paid into the tree fund and 10 Japanese Maples, as noted on the plan, being replaced with 10 Red Maple trees. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:42 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

August 22, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

August 22, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, August 22, 2016. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Blair Jeffcoat and was seconded by Linda Waters and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of 205 N. Skinner Avenue from R-1A to C-1: Ron Roberts, on behalf of his wife, Suzanna Roberts, presented the zoning map amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. A daycare has been in operation for approximately 34 years and existed prior to the adoption of the zoning ordinance. The daycare has been vacant since May of 2015, and according to Appendix A, Article III, Section 1 (B) (5), a nonconforming use cannot be reinstated after it has been abandoned. It shall be prima facie evidence of abandonment for the owner and/or operator of the non-conforming use to discontinue the nonconforming use for six (6) months, or fail to obtain or renew an existing business license as required under the City of Pooler Code of Ordinances.  Mr. Roberts stated that he and his wife were unaware that the previous daycare facility was operating without a business license. Further, stating that they have suffered a loss of approximately $41,250.00 since the last tenant was evicted, and is asking the board to consider this request. Ron Walker, with DAI Commercial Realty, LLC, stated that the request is to rezone the property from an R-1A (Single-family Residential) Zoning District to a C-1 (Light Commercial) Zoning District with conditions that the only permitted use be a daycare facility. Edith Williams, prospective tenant, appeared before the board stating that she contacted the Building Department prior to signing the lease and was informed that a life safety inspection was the only requirement prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued. Adding, that in the midstream of things, she was informed that the facility had been operating without a business license for over six (6) months, and is a non-conforming use and would no longer be allowed to operate as a daycare. Mr. Rudolf Beel, property owner of 204 N. Skinner Avenue, appeared before the board in opposition, stating that if this zoning is approved it would create a potential increase in traffic and noise, with a potential decrease in property values. Following some discussion, Commissioner White recommended denial of the zoning map amendment of 205 N. Skinner Avenue, based on the request not meeting the criteria for granting a zoning map amendment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.







2.            Requested 23’ Building Height Variance for Coastal Southeast Development Group: Harold Yellin, on behalf of Coastal Southeast Development Group, presented the building height variance to the board for review and recommendation. According to Appendix A, Article III, Section 6 (B), the maximum height of a building in a C-2 (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District is 45’. The property is located at the end of Towne Center Drive. Mr. Yellin stated that his client is requesting approval for a building height variance for one of the two (2) hotels being proposed in this area. Further, the Godley Station PUD has a maximum building height of 50’ and this proposed hotel will be a full service hotel, with one floor designated for a restaurant and a meeting facility. Further, that there are several hotels in the City that must have been granted building height variances in the past, with one being the Residence Inn and the other being Hilton Home 2. Adding, that in his opinion, this request does meet two (2) of the three (3) standards for granting a variance. There were some concerns from the board regarding the required number of parking spaces being met, since this area shares parking with the movie theater, green space, the location of the detention ponds and meeting the landscaping requirements. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend denial of the 23’ building height variance for Coastal Southeast Development Group, based on the request not meeting the criteria. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.   

NEW BUSINESS

3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for ABC Pooler at 121 Westside Boulevard: Mark Crapps, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse on Lot 37B, in the Westside Business Park.  There was some discussion from the board regarding the dumpster pad, the type of enclosure, the security fence and the outstanding engineering comments. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan for ABC Pooler, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed, a dumpster pad being added to the site plan, the dumpster enclosure matching the façade of the building and the security fence being an all vinyl coated fence framework system. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. After review of the landscaping plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan, contingent upon $7,875.00 being paid into the tree bank. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



4.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Holiday Inn at 100 Outlet Parkway North (Outlet Mall of Georgia): Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 4-story, 104 room hotel on Parcel 16 of the Outlet Mall of Georgia, adjacent to the Red Roof Inn. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the site plan for Holiday Inn at 101 Outlet Parkway North, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to approve the plan, contingent upon $675.00 being paid into the tree bank. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

5.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for convenience store located at 1507 Quacco Road: David Aspinwall, with Aspinwall Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent tis to construct a 3,500 sq. ft. convenience store with a 1,000 sq. ft. retail space at 1507 Quacco Road. There were some questions from the board regarding the setback for the future widening of Quacco Road, tree removal and the storm water calculations. Following some discussion, the petitioner requested that this item be tabled until the next P & Z meeting on September 12, 2016 to give him time to revise the site plan to address the future widening of Quacco Road. A motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to table the site plan/landscape plan until the next P & Z meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Cornwall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:43 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

September 12, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

September 12, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 12, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Brian Cornwell, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Commissioner Brian Cornwell called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Brian Cornwell gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Craig Brewer. Motion was seconded by Linda Waters and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING

1.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 58.65 acres, a portion of Morgan Lakes Property, LLC from PUD to an I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District: Robert McCorkle, on behalf of Robert B. Baker, presented the petition to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. McCorkle stated that the primary reason that the property in question should be zoned for warehouse/distribution use is the continued development of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Adding, that the last mile has been completed to the main gate of the Port and property is being acquired by Georgia Department of Transportation to link Jimmy DeLoach from its existing terminus on Highway 80 to I-16.  This will be the major truck corridor for products coming in and out of the Port going North and West on I-16.  Mr. McCorkle also stated that there is an imminent need for the property to be rezoned to light industrial, since the other surrounding property is already zoned I-1, and either developed or in the process of being developed. Further, that the use of the subject property for warehouse/distribution will not adversely impact nearby property. In addition, that a traffic signal will be installed prior to any certificates of occupancy being issued. Adding, that there will be a buffer of 800 to 1,000 feet between the proposed warehouses and the undeveloped land to the left of the entrance to The Farm at Morgan Lakes subdivision, with the distance of over 2,000 feet from the developed property. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board in opposition. In response, Wrenn Blalock, the developer, stated that his company contributed over $50,000.00 for improvements to the community dock and lake in The Farms at Morgan Lakes, with hopes of being a good neighbor. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment, contingent upon warehouse/distribution being the only permitted use. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed with no opposition.

OLD BUSINESS

 

2.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan for a proposed convenience store at 1507 Quacco Road: David Aspinwall, with Aspinwall Engineering, presented the plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 3,500 sq. ft. convenience store with a 1,000 sq. ft. retail space at 1507 Quacco Road. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Waters to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition. 

NEW BUSINESS

3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Lot 6 Morgans Corner: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Kraft stated that the project is for the development of a 1.12 acre commercial parcel (Lot 6) at Morgans Corner. The intent is to construct a 2,400 sq. ft. restaurant with approximately 68 seats and associated parking. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to approve the site plan for Lot 6 Morgans Corner, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition. Commissioner White presented concern that there is never enough parking spaces provided for restaurants. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Waters to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



4.    Preliminary Subdivision Plat review of Lots 25, 26 and 27, Pooler Park of Commerce                                                      at Godley Station: The petitioner requested this item to be postponed until the October 10, 2016 Planning & Zoning meeting. A motion was made by Commissioner White to honor the petitioner’s request. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.

 

5.         Minor Subdivision Plat review of Lot A-1A, Towne Center at Godley Station: Due to the absence of the petitioner, Commissioner White made a motion to forward the minor subdivision plat to Council with no recommendation. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.

Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, appeared before the board requesting to add the site plan/landscape plan for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, Ph. III to the agenda. Following discussion from the board in regards to the adjacent property owners not being notified, a motion was made by Commissioner White to deny the request. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Brewer made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:50 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

September 26, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

September 26, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, September 26, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Craig Brewer. Motion was seconded by Alice White and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 65.3 acres on Triple B Trail, off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, from R-A to I-1: Terry Coleman, with Coleman Company, on behalf of Greg Barnwell,  presented the zoning map amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone the property from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to I-1 (Light-Industrial) Zoning District to be consistent with adjacent warehouse developments. There were some concerns from the board regarding the potential increase in noise, truck traffic, truck parking and recording a recombination plat with notes addressing the easement to the Schiller property. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that a recombination plat will be submitted if the rezoning is approved by council and that the access easement will remain as is. Adding, that “No Parking” signs will be posted to discourage any additional truck parking. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment from R-A to I-1. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed with Commissioner White in opposition.



2.      Requested 10’ Building Height Variance to construct warehouses on approximately 65.3 acres on Triple B Trail, off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway: Terry Coleman, with Coleman Company, on behalf of Greg Barnwell, presented the building height variance to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Coleman stated that the intent is to construct a freezer/cold storage facility that will be similar to the surrounding warehouses that are under the ownership of Nordic Cold Storage. The proposed project requires a racking system with a minimum height restriction of approximately 52’, therefore, a 10’ height variance is required. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the 10’ building height variance for proposed warehouses on Triple B Trail. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

3.      Preliminary Construction Plan review/Tree Compliance for The Farm at Morgan Lakes, Phase 1C: Rusty Windsor, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, presented the preliminary construction plans to the board for their review and recommendation. Morgan Lakes Property, LLC proposes the development of 52 single family lots and associated infrastructure north of the existing Farm at Morgan Lakes residential development on approximately 14.6 acres. The property is located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans for The Farm at Morgan Lakes, Phase 1C, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan, contingent upon 156 trees from the preferred tree list being planted. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.

4.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Outparcel 19 (OMOG): Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 157,800 sq. ft. retail building on Parcel 19, located at 201 Tanger Outlets Boulevard, and the infrastructure to support it. This property is located behind the Pooler Cinemas and will have access from Tanger Outlets Boulevard and the access road in front of the IHOP Restaurant. Ryan Slattery, Senior Development Project Manager, stated for the record, that this site will include both, Outparcels 10 and 19, and the name of the applicant needs to be corrected to Hutton Pooler Outlets EX. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan for outparcels 10 and 19, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan, contingent upon $3,750.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

5.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, Building III: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse and the infrastructure to support it. The property is located on Lot 2 of The Warnell Subdivision, off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, across from The Hunt Club Subdivision. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the traffic signal being installed prior to any certificates of occupancy being issued. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan, contingent upon $7,950.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



6.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Parkers Convenience Store at 1601 Dean Forest Road: Rusty Windsor, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a Parkers Convenience Store in the southwestern quadrant of the intersection of Dean Forest Road and Pine Meadow Drive. Mr. Windsor stated that the proposed project will include a food service component and is approximately 4,500 sq. ft. in size. Site components will include eight (8) dual fuel and eight (8) diesel fuel dispensers with a covered canopy, underground tanks, a dumpster enclosure, stormwater pond, and associated parking. Further, stating that the site access onto Pine Meadow Drive will include two full accesses and one full access onto Dean Forest Road. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan, contingent upon $2,325.00 being paid into the tree bank. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Brewer made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:06 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

October 10, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

October 10, 2016

 

For lack of a quorum, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was not held on Monday, October 10, 2016. Chairman Samuel Bostick was the only member present.











Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

October 24, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

October 24, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, October 24, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Ernest Buckstine and was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS

1.            Minor Subdivision Plat review for Lot 1 of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create Lots 5 and 6 from a portion of Lot 1 of the Morgan Lakes Industrial Park. Lot 5 will consist of approximately 10.54 acres and Lot 6 will consist of approximately 10.2 acres. The property is located off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, across from The Hunt Club subdivision. Jim McGaffin, resident of The Hunt Club, appeared before the board in opposition, stating that, in his opinion, there are enough warehouses, and the potential increase in truck traffic will not be beneficial to the adjacent property owners. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



2.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Bassford Industrial Boulevard, Buildings 22 & 23: Commissioner Cornwell stepped down from his seat to recuse himself from any discussion on this item. Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 109,500 sq. ft. warehouse on Lot 22 and a 166,500 sq. ft. warehouse on Lot 23, with a shared parking court and the infrastructure to support it. The property is located at 5250 Old Louisville Road. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan, contingent upon $5,550.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. Commissioner Cornwell returned to his seat on the board.

3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Dorsey Repair Facility at 1576 East Highway 80: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 27,000 sq. ft. facility at 1476 East Highway 80, intended for trailers to be repaired inside of the building. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.

 

4.            Review of a new spine road for commercial development on Tract 13 within the Savannah Quarters PUD: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the construction drawings to the board for their review and recommendation. This spine road will serve adjacent commercial parcels, and will be extended to the west as development progresses. The road will be public, owned and maintained by the City of Pooler. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommend approval of the new spine road, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

5.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for a proposed assisted living and memory care facility off East Haven Boulevard (Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters): John Stephan and Tom Aschenbrenner, with Erdman Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This project is for the development of a 65,448 sq. ft. assisted living facility and a 25,519 sq. ft. memory care facility with the associated infrastructure to support it. The proposed facility is bordered by Easthaven Boulevard on the east, a proposed city street on the south and wetlands to the north. A 25’ upland buffer will be provided along the wetlands as required by the master wetland permit. Mr. Stephan stated that while the site has frontage on Easthaven Boulevard, access will be provided by the new spine road along the south of the site. Further, that 42 rooms are planned for the memory care facility, and another 82 rooms for the assisted living facility and the two (2) buildings will be separated by a courtyard. There were some concerns from the board regarding security, access to and from the buildings, a fence and the dumpster enclosure. In response, Mr. Stephan stated that the memory care facility will have four (4) access points and that they will be monitored. Adding, that the owner is looking into the possibility of some sort of monitoring system that will allow the staff to determine the location of any resident. In addition, to secure rooms at all times, each resident will be given a key card for access to their room, as well as all activity areas within the building.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, the petitioner requested to table the plan until the tree calculations are confirmed. Commissioner White made a motion to table the landscape plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. Commissioner White requested that the name be changed, due to the fact, that the city already has a complex for 55 and older residents, named Shepherd Station Apartments.

6.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Battery Warehouse located at 109 Westside Boulevard: Toss Allen, with Allen Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 12,300 sq. ft. warehouse and office space on Lot 14 in the Westside Business Park. Chairman Bostick questioned the address, stating that the site is on the corner of Westside Boulevard and Columbia Drive, with access from Columbia Drive. Mr. Allen stated that this lot has two (2) addresses, and since the access will be Columbia Drive, a revision will be made to reflect 63 Columbia Drive as correct the address. Following discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and the address being revised to 63 Columbia Drive. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.

7.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Kauffman Tire at 820 Towne Center Boulevard: Dan Fisher, with EMC Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 7,566 sq. ft. retail tire center and the infrastructure to support it. The site is located on Towne Center Boulevard adjacent to the Hilton Home 2 Hotel that is currently under construction. Chairman Bostick questioned the road extension that is shown on the site plan. Mr. Fisher stated that this will be a 60’ private access easement to be utilized for truck deliveries. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of approve the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:16 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

November 14, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

November 14, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 14, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Brain Cornwell, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Ernest Buckstine. Motion was seconded by Craig Brewer and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Landscape Plan review for Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters: Mark Hall, property owner, presented the revised landscape plan to the board for their review and approval.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the revised plan, contingent upon all of the saved trees being identified and documented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS:               



  1. Minor Subdivision Plat review of Lot 5, Morgan Center: Michael Fell, with Coleman Company, presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create Lots 5A and 5B from Parcel D-7, a portion of the Morgan Tract Q. Lot 5A will consist of approximately 3.56 acres and Lot 5B will consist of approximately 1.0 acres. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to recommended approval of the minor subdivision plat for Lot 5, Morgan Center. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.


  1. Preliminary Construction Plan/Tree Compliance for Hunt Club, Phase 6: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This phase is located off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, at the end of Grasslands Drive. The subdivision will consist of 74 single-family residential lots on approximately 10.5 acres. Mr. Kraft stated that this phase will create an additional access to Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Property owner, Wilbert Moore of 115 Westwind Drive, appeared before the board regarding the vacant area at the rear of his house. Mr. Kraft, stated that this area has been confirmed as wetlands, therefore, the pond will be extended to encompass the homes that have already been constructed to the east of Mr. Moore. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan/tree compliance for The Hunt Club, Phase 6, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.


  1.  Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Aldi at 152 Traders Way: Paul Oglesby, with Georgia Civil, Inc., presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 19,054 square-foot Aldi grocery store on a 2.4 acre lot at the corner of Maxwell Drive and Trader’s Way. Aldi is an international discount supermarket, with this store being the first in the region. There were some questions from the board concerning the required number of parking places and the access to Towne Center Boulevard. In response, Mr. Oglesby, stated that this chain usually requires a total of 85 parking spaces, and if need be, he will apply for a variance on a staff level. Further, that he has revised some of the landscape islands, adding an additional five (5) more spaces, with only a shortage of five (5) required parking spaces. Mr. Oglesby also stated that the access to Towne Center Boulevard will be eliminated, with the only access being Trader’s Way. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan for Aldi, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and an administrative variance approval for the shortage of required parking spaces. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.
  1. Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Pooler Retail Center at the corner of Benton Boulevard and Foxfield Way: Mark Boswell, with Boswell Design Services, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Boswell stated that the intent is to construct a new retail center with an ice cream shop, a convenience store and retail spaces. The project will have new parking, grading, utilities and a detention by the use of a park detention park. The total site is approximately 1.10 acres and is located adjacent to Savannah Tire. There were some questions from the board regarding access, a dumpster pad, and a deficit of three (3) required trees. In response, Mr. Boswell, stated that a dumpster pad will be added matching the facade of the building. Further, that an access agreement will be submitted prior to the Council meeting from Savannah Tire, limiting the access to right in/right out only. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the site plan for Pooler Retail Center, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed, a dumpster pad being added, matching the façade of the building, an access easement agreement, with right in/right out only being provided prior to the Council meeting and hydrology data panel issues being resolved.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine. After review of the landscape, a motion was made Commissioner Cornwell to approve the plan, contingent upon three (3) additional trees being added to the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Brewer made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:44 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

November 28, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

November 28, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, November 28, 2016. Members present were Craig Brewer, Ernest Buckstine,                 Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell and Blair Jeffcoat. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Craig Brewer. Motion was seconded by Blair Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.            Posting Maintenance Bond/Final Plat review for Davenport, Phase 2: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of 30 single-family residential lots and is located in the southwest quadrant of I-95 and I-16, east of Quacco Road. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend the posting of the maintenance bond and approval of the final plat for Davenport, Phase 2, contingent upon approval by the City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



2.            Preliminary Construction Plan/Tree Compliance for Harmony, Phase 4: Travis Burke, with Coleman Company, presented the preliminary construction plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This development will consist of 24 single-family residential lots on approximately 18.71 acres. The property is located off Quacco Road, at the end of Harmony Boulevard. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan/tree compliance for Harmony, Phase 4, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



3.            Recombination Plat review of 253 & 255 Spanton Crescent: John Fisher, III, property owner, presented the recombination plat to the board for review and recommendation. The intent is to combine Lots 73 and 74, also known as 253 and 255 Spanton Crescent, creating one (1) large lot. The lot will consist of approximately .65 of an acre. There were some concerns from the board regarding approval from the Westbrook Home Owners Association and the minimum lot size requirements. Following some discussion, the petitioner asked that this item be tabled until the legal issues are resolved. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to table this item. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

Beverly Holbrook, resident of Godley Station, appeared before the board requesting that all agenda items be displayed prior to the meeting for review.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:26 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brewer and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

December 12, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

December 12, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, December 12, 2016. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. Chairman Samuel Bostick called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Samuel Bostick gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion made by Blair Jeffcoat.  Motion was seconded by Alice White and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 5.22 acres on the corner of Old Dean Forest Road and Raymond Road, from an RA-2 to an I-1 Zoning District: Michael Newman, with Ayer Corporation, presented the zoning map amendment request to the   board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to rezone this property from a Residential-Agricultural to a Light-Industrial Zoning District. Mr. Newman stated that the existing use is the same as the proposed use, and adequate separation and landscaped buffering will be provided as a transition from the adjacent residential uses. Further, that this expansion will eliminate one (1) existing commercial driveway on Raymond Road and provide a new driveway connection to Old Dean Forest Road, reducing the amount of truck traffic on Raymond Road. Several adjacent property owners appeared before the board in opposition, stating that they are concerned with the potential increase of truck traffic, noise, pollution and drainage issues. In response, Mr. Newman, stated that the intent is to create trailer parking spaces adjacent to the property currently owned by the Hiott’s, and the existing building located on the front portion of the property will be utilized as a light duty maintenance shop.  Following some discussion, and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment, contingent upon the developer installing a 10’ berm with plantings, along the residential property lines. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. 



2.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 2.16 acres on the corner of Dublin Road and Bluffton Road from an R-A to an I-1 Zoning District: Andy Stone, on behalf of the owner, presented the zoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Stone stated that the intent is to rezone this parcel from a Residential Agricultural Zoning District to a Light Industrial Zoning District. Mr. Stone stated this 2.16 acre tract of land abuts the railroad and with the size and shape of the property, in his opinion, is not marketable as residential. Leon Williams, adjacent property owner, appeared before the board in opposition. Following some discussion and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend denial of the zoning map amendment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.



3.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 1 acre located at 202 Dublin Road, from an R-A to an I-1 Zoning District: Andy Stone, on behalf of the owner, presented the zoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Stone stated that the intent is to rezone this one (1) acre tract from Residential Agricultural to a Light Industrial Zoning District. Further, that the rear of this property is currently zoned Light Industrial and in order to combine the two (2) parcels for marketing purposes, the front portion has to be rezoned. Following some discussion, the petitioner requested that the item be tabled until legal issues can be resolved. A motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to table this item until further notice. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.



4.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of approximately 74 acres on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from a PUD to a C-2 Zoning District: Robert McCorkle, on behalf of the property owner, presented the zoning request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. McCorkle stated that the last mile of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway is being completed to the main gate of the Port, and property will be acquired to link Jimmy DeLoach Parkway from its existing terminus on Highway 80, to I-16. Adding, that the parkway was designed to carry truck traffic directly into the Port without the necessity of using overburdened roads, such as U S Highway 21 and Dean Forest Road. Further, that this subject property is currently designated as commercial within PUD, with the permitted uses being the same as C-1, C-2 and CP in the City’s ordinance, with the exception, that a truck service center is not a permitted use within the PUD.  A truck service center is a conditional use in a C-2, (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, according to City’s ordinance, and of the zones available for this use, the developer is requesting C-2 over a more intense industrial zone, in order to minimize the potential impact on the community. Following some discussion, and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



5.            Requested Conditional Use to allow a Truck Service Center to operate in a C-2 Zoning District: Robert McCorkle, on behalf of the property owner, presented this request to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. McCorkle stated that the use of the subject property, a truck service center, will not adversely impact nearby properties, with the direct access being from Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Adding, that this use will generate one (1) to three (3) tractor trailer delivery trips per week, one (1) box truck trip per day and 15 to 20 service trips per day from the four (4) proposed service trucks. Mr. McCorkle also stated that in order to minimize the impact, the owner will install downcast lighting and the developed portion of the property will be landscaped. The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Following some discussion and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the conditional use. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

 



NEW BUSINESS



6.            Recombination Plat Review of 122 Raymond Road: Michael Newman, with Ayer Corp Engineers, on behalf of the property owner, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create one (1) parcel with a total of 12.66 acres for the expansion of the existing freight truck terminal. The property is located on the corner of Old Dean Forest Road and Raymond Road. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to recommend approval of the recombination plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



7.            Minor Subdivision of Lot C, a 9.8 acre parcel of Lot 5, The Armstrong Tract: Ryan Schneider, with Pier Commercial RE Brokerage, presented the minor subdivision to the board for their and recommendation. The intent is to create a 1.53 acre tract from Lot C, a 9.80 acre parcel of Lot 5, The Armstrong Tract. The property is located at the southeast intersection of Pooler Parkway and Pine Barren Road. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.



8.            Preliminary Construction Plan Review/Tree Ordinance Compliance for Harmony Phase,   3-A: Terry Coleman with Coleman Company, on behalf of the property owner, presented the plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This phase will consist of approximately 0.930 acres and five (5) single-family residential lots. The property is located off Melody Drive in the Harmony Subdivision. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan/tree compliance ordinance for Harmony, Phase 3-A, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

9.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Lot 37C, Westside Business Park: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 57,600 sq. ft. warehouse with a 2,500 sq. ft. office at 119 Westside Boulevard. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



10.        Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, Building 4: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 153,000 sq. ft. warehouse and the infrastructure to support it. The property is located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to approve the plan, contingent upon the developer paying $11,278.50 into the tree bank. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



11.        Minor Subdivision Plat review for Southwest Quarter Holdings: Nathan Brown, with Hussey Gay Bell Engineering, presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create a 3.46 acre parcel from a portion of Tract 1, the southwest quadrant of Savannah Quarters. The property is located south of the intersection of Westbrook Lane and Spanton Crescent. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:40 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

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