2017 Zoning Minutes

January 23, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

January 23, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, January 23, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also present at the meeting. 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 Linda Waters and passed without opposition.

OLD BUSSINES

1.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for GBI Crime Lab located on Isaac G. LaRoche Drive: Mark Mobley, with EMC Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 31,000 square-foot regional crime lab and the infrastructure to support it on a 7.1 acre site, located behind Fire Station No. 2.  This facility is intended to replace an existing facility on the south side of Savannah. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to recommend approval of 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 Jeffcoat to approve the plan, contingent upon the disturbed acreage being confirmed and the number of significant trees being addressed prior to the next regularly scheduled Council meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.



NEW BUSINESS



2.            Plat revision for Towne Park Pooler, Phase 1, Lots 87-90 and 208 -212: The plat was presented to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to increase the depth of nine (9) townhome lots from 44 to 47 feet. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the revised plat for Towne Park Pooler. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

3.            Building Setback Variance for North Godley Developers on Triple B Trail: Terry Coleman, with Coleman Company, on behalf of Fiber Tech, presented the variance to the board for their review and recommendation. This variance would allow construction of a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse to include a 2,000 sq. ft. office space on Triple B Trail, just off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Mr. Coleman stated that the company requires a building that is 110 feet deep and 450 feet wide, which supplies foam for automobile seats until shipped out.  According to Appendix A, Article III, Section 6 (B), the minimum required side yard building setback must be at least 20’ in an I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District. There were some questions from the board regarding the proposed 10,450 sq. ft. future expansion noted on the site plan exhibit and a buffer for the residential property that is adjacent to the development. In response, Mr. Coleman stated that the future expansion noted on the site plan will be utilized as warehouse space and will need a building setback variance as well. Further, that a buffer will remain for the adjacent property owners. Following some discussion and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the building setback variance for North Godley Developers on Triple B Trail. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.   



4.            Revision to Forest Lakes Master Plan to increase the number of lots from 525 to 581: This item was removed from the agenda without discussion, per a request received from the petitioner. However, a resident of Forest Lakes, Aaron Higgins, asked the board to consider drainage issues in the area when the request returns for consideration.

 

5.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Angle Self-Storage Facility at 1415 Quacco Road: Jim Angle and Jacquelyn Sherlin, property owners, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. This project will include the construction of six (6) self-storage buildings consisting of a total of approximately 62,498 sg. ft. with a 200 sq. ft. office, on a 2.95 acre parcel, and the infrastructure to support it. There were some questions from the board regarding the required buffers between a commercial district that abuts directly upon a residentially zoned district, and the anticipated date of construction. In response, the petitioner stated that the plans show a chain link fence with heavy vegetative buffering, including trees from the preferred tree list and the proposed date of construction is March 2017. Commissioner Buckstine reminded the petitioner that a conditional use was granted on March 28, 2016, and it shall be valid for a period of 12 months from the date of approval.   Therefore, final site plan approval is required prior to the last regularly scheduled Council meeting in February. Chairman Bostick reminded the petitioner that a commercial fence must be constructed of vinyl coated galvanized chain link fencing material to include all vinyl coated fence framework system, being black or hunter green in color, with a maximum height of eight (8) feet. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the site plan for Angle Self-Storage Facility, 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. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

Linda Waters made a motion to elect Samuel Bostick to serve as Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board for another term. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

Alice White made a motion to elect Ernest Buckstine to serve as Co-Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board. 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 7:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.











Respectfully submitted,







                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

February 13, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

February 13, 2017

 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 13, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Brian Cornwell, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat and Linda Waters. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also in attendance. 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 Linda Waters and passed without opposition.



PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.            Requested Zoning Text Amendment regarding “Medical Centers”: The City of Pooler is requesting to amend Appendix “A”, Article II, for the purpose of defining “Medical Centers” and by amending Appendix “A”, Article IV, Section 19, for the purpose of adding Medical Centers to the permitted uses allowed in a C-2 (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District. A motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the requested zoning text amendment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



2.            Requested Variances for Sign/Flag Pole Height/Flag Surface Area for Dan Vaden Chevrolet: Scott Monson, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, presented the variances to the board for their review and recommendation. Vaden Automotive is proposing a new dealership on approximately seven (7) acres located at 300 Outlet Parkway, just south of the Tanger Outlet site. The site currently has approximately 363 feet of frontage along the I-95 corridor and approximately 790 feet of frontage on Outlet Parkway. Mr. Monson stated that a 17’-6” height variance above the 30’ maximum height for a principal free standing sign, a 20’ flag pole height variance above the 40’ maximum height, and a 184 sq. ft. flag surface area variance over the maximum 32 sq. ft. is being requested by Vaden Automotive Group. Adding, that since the site is located away from the major roadways, exposure and identification of the dealership from the I-95 corridor is a vital part of the business plan, and without the variance approvals, in his opinion, this could jeopardize the site identification and limit the success of the business. Commissioner Cornwell stated that the city just settled litigation related to signs, and that this area is already congested with signs. Further, stating that Vaden will still have visibility for the business by erecting a sign and a flag pole that meet the requirements of the sign ordinance. Mr. Cornwall also stated that recommending approval of the sign variance could possible create a precedence among the businesses in the city that front I-95. George Fidler, Director of Engineering, with the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, appeared before the board stating that the airport approves the variance requests. Following some discussion, and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend denial of the 17’-6” height variance for the proposed principal free standing sign and the 20’ flag pole height variance, but recommends approval of the 184 sq. ft. flag surface area variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.  



3.            Requested Zoning Map Amendment of 1427 Quacco Road: Jefte Flores, property owner, presented the zoning map amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. Mr. Flores stated that his intent is to rezone the property from an R-A (Residential-Agricultural) Zoning District to an I-1 (Light-Industrial) Zoning District to operate a truck service center. According to Appendix A, Article IV, Section 21, a truck service center is a permitted use in a light industrial zoning district. Following some discussion, the petitioner requested to withdraw his petition. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to honor his request. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition. Commissioner Waters excused herself from the meeting early.   



NEW BUSINESS



4.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 141 Tanger Outlets Boulevard: David Harding, with Wolverton & Associates, presented the site plan to the board for their review. The intent is to construct a 1,688 sq. ft. facility and the associate parking and utilities to support it on Parcel 9A, also known as 141 Tanger Outlets Boulevard. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan/landscape plan, contingent upon the proposed monument sign being relocated to meet the sight distance requirements. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.



5.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Pooler Town Center (Durham Park Boulevard & Pooler Parkway: Tom Havens, with Coastal Civil Engineering, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 10,227 sq. ft. retail center, with six (6) retail spaces at the corner of Pooler Parkway and Durham Park 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 and the stormwater report being provided to the City Engineer for approval.  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, contingent upon shrubbery being added around the dumpster site. 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 7:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.



Respectfully submitted,





                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

February 27, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

February 27, 2017

 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, February 27, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Brian Cornwell, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also present at the meeting. 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 Ernest Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSSINES

 

1.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, Building 5:  Mark Crapps, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 153,000 square-foot warehouse and the infrastructure to support it. The property is located off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway in the Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, across from The Hunt Club Subdivision.  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 and the 20’ wide access for fire/emergency vehicles being aligned with the drive aisle.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan, contingent upon the proposed live oak tree at the northeast corner of the building being relocated, moving some of the trees from the southwest and east corner of the building to the southeast corner, planting a different species of trees from the preferred tree list and recalculating the amount of money that will be paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of Parcel “EF”, a 3.54 acre portion of Tract 3, Southwest Quarter Holdings: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell Engineering, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create a 3.54 acre parcel for future development. The property is located on the corner of Blue Moon Crossing and Half Moon Way, adjacent to the Westbrook BP Station. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.

 

3.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of a portion of Tract 13-A, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, creating Tract 13-C: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the minor subdivision plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create a 4.8 acre parcel for future development. The property fronts Pooler Parkway and East Haven Boulevard and is adjacent to the proposed assisted living and memory care facility. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Waters to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.    

 

4.            Right-of-Way/Easement Plat review of a portion of Tract 13, Savannah Quarters, creating Shepherd Way and William Blakely Crossing: Hal Kraft, with Hussy Gay Bell, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation.  The intent is to create a 60’ right-of-way access easement for the proposed assisted living and memory care facility, located off East Haven Boulevard. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the right-of-way/easement plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.

 

5.            Final Plat review for Davenport II, Phase B: Hal Kraft, with Hussy Gay Bell, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The property is located at the end of East Haven Boulevard and will consist of 22 single-family residential lots. Mr. Kraft stated that the infrastructure is complete and has been accepted by the City, and the project is under an existing warranty bond. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to recommend approval of the final plat for Davenport II, Phase B. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Waters and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:36 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

 

March 13, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

March 13, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was not held on Monday, March 13, 2017, due to the lack of quorum with only Chairman Bostick and Commissioner’s Alice White and Ernest Buckstine being present

Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Mayor Mike Lamb and City Manager Robbie Byrd were also present.

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

The agenda items were open for discussion to allow the people present an opportunity to voice their concerns.

March 27, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

March 27, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, March 27, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Brian Cornwell, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat 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 Alice White. Motion was seconded by Blair Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSSINES

1.            Landscape Plan for Rushing Mini-Warehouses located at 35 Coleman Boulevard:  Steve Rushing, owner, presented the landscape plan to the board for their review and approval. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan, contingent upon the developer paying $3,300.00 into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

2.            Final Plat Review for Towne Park Pooler, Phase 1: This purpose of this plat is to record lots 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, in Phase 1, of Towne Park Pooler. The property is located on Governor Treutlen Circle. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the final plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

3.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Aloft Hotel located on the corner of Benton Boulevard and Towne Center Drive: Doug Faircloth, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a new hotel on a three (3) acre site on the corner of Towne Center Drive and Benton Boulevard. The hotel will consist of 129 rooms on five (5) floors with a roof deck at approximately 57’-2” in height, the building parapet wall at a maximum of 61’-2”, and a mechanical screen at approximately 70’-6” in height. Mr. Faircloth stated that the Godley Station ARB (Architectural Review Board) has approved all requested variances.  Following some discussion, in regard to the variance approvals from the architectural review board and not having an approval from the City, the petitioner asked for this item to be tabled until the variances are approved by the Mayor and Councilmembers. A motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to honor the petitioner’s request. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.    

 

 

Aaron Higgins, resident of Forest Lakes Subdivision, appeared before the board with concerns of the potential increase in traffic, if approval is granted for the proposed Aloft Hotel.

William Melson, resident of Savannah Quarters, also appeared before the board expressing his concerns with the quality of life for the residents in Pooler, stating that the City needs to be more stringent with regards to buffers and setbacks. Further, stating that the hotel will increase the traffic on Benton Boulevard, especially without any future plans for additional traffic signals.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Jeffcoat made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:36 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell and passed without opposition.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

April 10, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

APRIL 10, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 10, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat, Linda Waters and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also present at the meeting. 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 Commissioner Jeffcoat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING

1.             Requested Variances for 204 and 206 Holly Avenue: Holly Young, on behalf of the owner, presented the variance request, to the board for their review and recommendation. The property is currently under one parcel identification number, and the owner wants to subdivide the lot into two (2) parcels with approximately 9,468 sq. ft. per lot. According to Appendix A, Article III, Section 6 (A), the minimum required lot area in a single-family residential zoning district is 10,500 sq. ft. and the minimum lot width at the building line must be at least 80 ft. Therefore, a lot area variance of 1,032 sq. ft. and a 16.7’ lot width variance is being requested. Following some discussion, and after review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the lot area and lot width variances. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

2.             Minor Subdivision Plat review of 204 and 206 Holly Avenue: Holly Young, on behalf of the owner, presented the plat, to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to create two (2) single family residential lots consisting of approximately 9,468 sq. ft. The property is located on the corner of Holly Avenue and Newton Street. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat of 204 and 206 Holly Avenue. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

3.             Minor Subdivision Plat review of Tract C, Pooler Parkway, LLC, a portion of Lot 5, Parcel 2 of The Armstrong Tract: Pooler Parkway, LLC has submitted a minor subdivision of Tract C, a portion of Lot 5, Parcel 2 of The Armstrong Tract. The intent is to create Parcel 3, for future development. This parcel will consist of approximately 1.12 acres and is located on Pooler Parkway, adjacent to Morgan’s Corner. Commissioner Buckstine presented concern about traffic on Pine Barren Road, stating that development of this parcel and others, will increase traffic and possibly require improvements being made to the roadway.  Following discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat, contingent upon the traffic issues being addressed during site plan approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.   

 

4.             Final Plat review for Westbrook, Phase 6B: Hal Kraft, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation.  The property is located at the end of Spanton Crescent, adjacent to Seaton Cross and will consist of 22 single-family residential lots. Mr. Kraft stated that all of the infrastructure is complete and is currently under an existing warranty bond. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to recommend approval of the final plat for Westbrook, Phase 6B. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.

 

5.             Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Pinewood Village, Phase 2: CJ Chance, with Hussey Gay Bell, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development is phase 2 of a 24.7 acre single family attached development and associated paving, grading, drainage and underground utilities. The property is located on S. Rogers Street and will consist of ten buildings with a total of 60 units and an amenity center. Commissioner Buckstine questioned whether a berm with plantings was being considered on the east side (Rogers Street) of the property.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend approval of the site plan for Pinewood Village, Phase 2, contingent upon placement of a 6’ or 8’ berm to shield buildings 1, 2, 3 and 4. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White 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 Waters and passed without opposition.

 

Aaron Higgins, resident, expressed appreciation to the board for their volunteer service to the City and presented a petition from the Homeowners and Citizens for Responsible Development in Pooler to help start conversation about the development experienced over the last few years.

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 Buckstine and passed without opposition.

April 24, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

April 24, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, April 24, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Brian Cornwell, and Alice White. Councilwoman Rebecca Benton was also present at the meeting. 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 Brian Cornwell. Motion was seconded by Alice White and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARING

1.            Variance requests for parking setbacks and building height for Aloft Hotel at 1423 Benton Boulevard: Terry Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the variances to the board for their review and recommendation. The owner, Anil Patel of HOS Management, is requesting a 10’ parking setback variance along Towne Center Drive and Barrett Drive, a 10’ rear parking setback variance, and a 20’-6” maximum building height variance, to construct a 5-story, 129 room hotel. According to the Godley Station PUD Development Standards that were adopted by Mayor & Council, the required parking setback along Towne Center Drive and Barrett Drive is 20’, the rear parking setback is 15’, and the maximum building height is 50’. Mr. Coleman stated that in his opinion, he feels as though the variances were consistent with what’s already taken place within the Godley Station commercial/retail areas. Further, that his client is only looking for the same opportunities that have been approved for others. The Board of Directors and the ARB Board, along with George Fidler, Director of Engineering for the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport, have recommended approval. Aaron Higgins, resident of Forest Lakes Subdivision, appeared before the board, on behalf of the residents in his community, in opposition of the hotel variances, stating that in his opinion, this request does not meet any of the criteria for granting a variance. T.C. Williams, adjacent property owner, also appeared before the board in opposition, with concerns of additional flooding.  Following some discussion, and after review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to deny the height variance, based on it not meeting #1 or #2 of the criteria.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition. After review of the parking setback variances, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend denial, based on it not meeting #1 and #2 of the criteria. Motion died, due to lack of a second.

 

 OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Aloft Hotel at 1423 Benton Boulevard: Terry Coleman, with Coleman Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 5-story, 129 room hotel that will consist of approximately 65,180 sq. ft. of space.  There were several residents that appeared before the board in opposition, stating that with other hotels already approved for construction on this side of Pooler, this hotel is unnecessary, with traffic issues already existing in the area. Mr. Higgins, also presented an online petition requesting city officials to deny the site plan for this project. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to recommend denial of the site plan/landscape plan, based on the site plan that was presented represents the variances that were denied in item #1. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cornwell, and passed without opposition.
NEW BUSINESS

1.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Coastal Electric of Georgia at 2 Westside Boulevard: Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The intent is to construct a 10,000 sq. ft. building with an office, and the infrastructure to support it. 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, and the fence being constructed as required by ordinance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine 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 Cornwell and passed without opposition.

 

2.            Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Savannah Tire at 1511 Pooler Parkway: Jay Maupin, with Maupin Engineering, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation.  The intent is to construct an 11,000 sq. ft. building with an office consisting of approximately 1,100 sq. ft. Commissioner Buckstine reminded the petitioner that the minor subdivision plat that was approved by Council on April 17, 2017 was,  contingent upon traffic issues being addressed at site plan approval. Mr. Maupin, stated that he was not aware of this issue, and he will meet with the developers and create a resolution on how to improve the traffic issues at the intersection of Pine Barren Road and Pooler Parkway. Further, stating that he will provide the Zoning Administrator with an agreement prior to Council. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cornwell to recommend approval of the site plan for Savannah Tire, contingent upon an agreement being given to the Zoning Administrator prior to council approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan, contingent upon the seven (7) Fringe Trees being replaced with Maple Trees. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

Karen Williams, resident of Forest Lakes Subdivision, appeared before the board regarding the proposed amendment to the planning ordinance to restructure the Planning & Zoning Commission. She stated, for the record, she has no affiliation with any of the members of this board. Further, that she is disappointed in the method and process City Council utilized to introduce the ordinance without seeking any feedback from this board or the citizens of Pooler.   Adding, that she is sure that no harm was intended, however, this decision shows, in her opinion, disrespect to the board members and the residents. She also applauded each and every one on the board, adding that they are very much appreciated.

Aaron Higgins, resident of Forest Lakes Subdivision, expressed his appreciation to the board for their time and presented an alternative proposal that will be presented to the City Council, adding that this would restructure the planning board to be a panel of five (5) citizens, the Zoning Administrator and the Director of Public Works Department. Further, stating that in his opinion, this committee as it is now, is a great way for citizens to voice their opinion. 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:28 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner White and passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

 

May 8, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

May 8, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 8, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat 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 Blair Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

NEW BUSINESS

1.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of Parcel 4, Godley Towne Center: West Plaza Real Estate Holdings, LLC submitted a minor subdivision plat to convey the internal private road and the detention ponds to the HOA (Homeowners’ Association), by creating Parcels 4A, 4B and 4C. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Jeffcoat to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.            Minor Subdivision Plat review of Lot C, a portion of Lot 5 of the former Armstrong Tract: The purpose of this plat is to create Outparcels 7 and 8. Outparcel 7 will consist of approximately 1.267 acres and Outparcel 8 will consist of approximately 1.264 acres. The property is located on the corner of Pooler Parkway and Merlot Lane, adjacent to Murphy Express. 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 6:12 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

May 22, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

May 22, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission was held on Monday, May 22, 2017. Members present were Ernest Buckstine, Samuel Bostick, Blair Jeffcoat 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 Blair Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.            Zoning Map Amendment of 604 W Highway 80 from R-1A to C-P: Holly Young, with RE Max Savannah, on behalf of the owner, presented the amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. The petitioner is requesting to rezone the property from an R-1A (Single-Family Residential) Zoning District to a C-P (Commercial Professional) Zoning District, stating that the proposed use will be for a Land Surveying Company with two (2) employees. Commissioner Buckstine reminded the petitioner of a proposed Main Street Overlay District that will encompass US Highway 80, from the I-95 interchange to the Bloomingdale City Limits. Following some discussion and review of the criteria, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.            Zoning Map Amendment for 1427 Quacco Road from R-A to C-2: James Reardon, of Reardon Design, on behalf of the owner, presented the amendment to the board for their review and recommendation. The petitioner is requesting to rezone the property from an   R-A (Residential-Agricultural) Zoning District to a C-2 (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District. The intent is to conduct a dump truck business with the ability to service his own trucks, on a vacant lot.  Commissioner Buckstine reminded the board that a “truck service center” is a conditional use in a heavy commercial zoning district. In response, Mr. Reardon stated that the petitioner will have a small office with storage up front, and in his opinion, is not considered a truck service center. 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 Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Paradise Bay Express Car Wash at 1545 Pooler Parkway: Matt Widner, with Widner and Associates, presented the site plan to the board for their review and recommendation. The proposed development for this site will be a 4,333 sq. ft. express car wash building and associated vacuum bays. Mr. Widner stated that this site will have three (3) 2,000 gallon reclaim tanks that will allow water to be recycled and directed back through the car wash. Commissioner Buckstine questioned the ADA requirements. In response, Mr. Widner stated that since there is no public access to the building, handicap parking is not required. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval for the site plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner White to approve the plan, contingent upon $1,050.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.
 

  1. Recombination/Minor Subdivision Plat review of 405 and 409 W US Highway 80: Toss Allen, with Allen Engineering, presented the plat to the board for their review and recommendation. The petitioner is requesting approval to recombine both lots into one (1) parcel.  In addition, create a minor subdivision, to include Parcels 1 and 2, and each, will consist of approximately 0.945 acres. The intent is to construct a strip center on Parcel 1 and a furniture store on Parcel 2. Commissioner Buckstine reminded the petitioner of a proposed Main Street Overlay District that will encompass US Highway 80, from the     I-95 interchange to the Bloomingdale City Limits. Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner White to recommend approval of the 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 6:35 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffcoat and passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                              Kimberly Classen

                                                                              Zoning Administrator

June 12, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

JUNE 12, 2017

The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on June 12, 2017. Chairperson Kim Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Mark Revenew, Wade Simmons and John Winn.

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

Public Hearings:

Zoning map amendment of 210 S. Rogers Street from R-1A to C-1

Elaine LaRoche has petitioned to rezone her property from an R-1A (Single-Family Residential) zoning to C-1 (Light Commercial) zoning. After discussion, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

Conditional use request for a home occupation at 26 Stone Gate Court

Gregory Stephens has petitioned for a conditional use to operate a home occupation at his residence. Commissioner Revenew made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, to recommend approval. Motion passed without opposition.

New Business:

Recombination plat review of Lot 2 and Lot 3B, of The Morgan Center

Terry Coleman, on behalf of the owner, Evans Construction, presented a recombination plat of two (2) lots into one lot. Commissioner MacPherson made a motion to recommend approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

Recombination plat of Tracts 1-E and 1-A, the remaining portions of Tract 1 and 2, of The Roberts Tract

Terry Coleman, on behalf of the owner, North Godley Industrial Park, LLC, presented a recombination plat of Tract 1-E and 1-A to have one buildable lot (Parcel A) and future right-of-way (Parcel B). Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

Respectfully submitted,

Kimberly Classen

Zoning Administrator

June 26, 2017

Planning & Zoning

June 26, 2017

@ 3:00 p.m.

 

            The meeting was held on June 26, 2017.  Chairman Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Mark Revenew, Wade Simmons and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

1.      Variance request to reduce the required number of parking spaces for a retail strip center at 405 W. US Highway 80: Toss Allen, of Allen Engineering, presented a variance request to reduce the number of required parking spaces at a proposed retail strip center by three (3) spaces.  Commissioner Buckstine questioned whether the request met two (2) of the three (3) standards for granting a variance, noting that a recombination/minor subdivision was recently approved for the lot.  Commissioner Revenew asked if the owner had a contingency plan for overflow parking.  Mr. Allen replied that there will be shared resources for this lot and the adjoining lot (Badcock Furniture Store).  After further discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend denial of the variance based on it not meeting the criteria.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Variance request to reduce the required number of parking spaces for Badcock Furniture at 107 S. Sheftall Street: Mr. Allen presented a variance request to reduce the number of required parking spaces for a proposed Badcock Furniture Store by 17 spaces, stating that on average, there may be a maximum of five (5) vehicles at the store at any time.  Commissioner Buckstine presented the same concerns as in the previous item, adding that the building is too large for the property.  After discussion, Commissioner Revenew made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Winn, to recommend approval of the variance, based on the request meeting the criteria.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.       Site plan/Landscape Plan review for a retail strip center at 405 W. US Highway 80: Mr. Allen presented a site plan for a retail strip center. Commissioner Winn presented concern over the water and sewer lines being on private property.  Commissioner Simmons questioned if the developer has plans to reinforce the roadway (Sheftall Street).  Mr. Allen replied that there is a plan for the driveway at Sheftall Street and that there will be shared resources for this lot and the adjoining Badcock Furniture lot, including a common easement, with this information being recorded on the plat or recorded as restrictive covenants. Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed and the shared resources/common easement being provided on the plat or recorded as restrictive covenants and the required fire flow numbers being submitted. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. Following discussion about the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon payment $750.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Site plan/Landscape Plan review for Badcock Furniture at 107 S. Sheftall Street:

Mr. Allen presented a site plan for a Badcock Furniture Store, stating that the plan will include the same information regarding shared resources as discussed in the previous item.  Commissioner Buckstine asked if the developer has entered into an agreement for the parking spaces within the old railroad property, now owned by the City.  Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director Matt Saxon was present and stated that an agreement is being drawn up by the city attorney.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed and the shared resources/common easement being provided on the plat or recorded as restrictive covenants.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After the review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Simmons to approve the plan.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Barlow Office Building at 6 Holmes Court:

Haydon Rollins, of Hussey Gay Bell Engineers, presented the site plan for a two-story office building on a 1.2 acre tract.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon the trees not interfering with the cart path. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:57 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

July 10, 2017

The City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

July 10, 2017

 

            The meeting was held on July 10, 2017.  Chairman Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Mark Revenew, Wade Simmons, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

1.      Zoning map amendment for 122 Raymond Road and the rear portions of 150 & 206 Raymond Road from RA-2 to I-1: Michael Newman of Ayercorp Engineering presented a request to rezone 122 Raymond Road and the rear portions of 150 & 206 Raymond Road from RA-2 (Residential-Agricultural, two-family) to I-1 (Light Industrial) to allow the expansion of Southeastern Machinery. Mr. Newman stated that a similar rezoning was presented in November, with Council recommending a meeting with the adjacent property owner, Janet Hiott, to resolve her concerns. Further, that after resolving the issue and offering to purchase Ms. Hiott’s property, the plan is to place the detention pond there and provide a 20’ buffer for the adjacent residential properties.  Based on the request meeting the criteria, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Site plan/Landscape plan review for Culver’s Restaurant at 121 Tanger Outlets Boulevard: Travis Burke of Coleman Company presented the site plan for a 4330 sq. ft. restaurant on Outparcel 8 of the Outlet Mall. After discussion, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering and public works comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Revenew, to approve the plan.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

 

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

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

July 24, 2017

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

July 24, 2017

 

            The meeting was held on July 24, 2017. Commissioner Wade Simmons called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Jim Ward and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

1.       Zoning map amendment of 1510 Quacco Road from R-A to C-2: Michael Godbee, owner, has petitioned to rezone his property from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (Heavy Commercial).  Mr. Godbee was not present at the hearing.

 

2.      Conditional Use Request for a church at 205 N. Skinner Avenue: Suzanna Roberts, owner, has petitioned for a conditional use to allow a church at 205 N. Skinner Avenue.  Attorney Thomas McNamara, representing Ms. Roberts, stated that the proposed church will have 12 – 15 members who will be brought in by bus, noting that there won’t be a need for additional parking.  Rudolph Bell, adjacent property owner, presented opposition, stating that the area should remain residential as is and that parking is limited and having a bus on site will be detrimental to the adjacent properties.  Jackie Carver, member of Rothwell Baptist Church, expressed concern over there being no preliminary site plan submitted, adding that overflow parking may cause public safety issues.  Kimberly Iler, adjacent property owner, reiterated the issue regarding lack of parking, stating that a church use is not conducive to the neighborhood.

 

The hearings were adjourned at approximately 3:12 p.m.

 

Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to add Item # 4 and #5.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Elton and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.       Final plat review for Harmony Phase 3-A: Terry Coleman, of Coleman Company Inc., representing Godley Station Enterprises, LLC, submitted a final plat for Phase 3-A of Harmony Subdivision which consists of five (5) single-family residential lots on Melody Drive.  Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner MacPherson and passed without opposition.   

 

2.      Clearing and grading plan review for Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard, Phase II, road extension: Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company LLC, presented a clearing and grading plan for Phase II of Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard. Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Winn made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Buckstine, to approve the plan, contingent upon $1875.00 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Bobcat Dealership at 1119 E. Highway 80:

John Hopper, of Bobcat, presented the site plan for a 9,000 sq. ft. retail center for a Bobcat Dealership.  After discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Elton and passed without opposition.

 

4.      Preliminary construction plan/tree compliance for Somersby East Subdivision:
Wesley Green, of Coleman Company Inc., presented the preliminary construction plan for Somersby East Subdivision consisting of 22 single-family residential lots.  Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plan/tree compliance, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. 


 

5.       Zoning map amendment of 1510 Quacco Road from R-A to C-2: A public hearing was held prior.  Michael Godbee, owner, stated that his request to rezone a 5.44 acre tract on Quacco Road is to concur with current zoning changes of neighboring properties.  Further, that the request is to rezone the property for a higher and better use. Commissioner Buckstine questioned whether the petitioner was aware of the potential widening of Quacco Road.  Commissioner Winn expressed concern over there being no City sewer available.  After discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend denial of the zoning map amendment, based on the request not being consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

 

 

 

6.      Conditional Use Request for a church at 205 N. Skinner Avenue: A public hearing was held prior where several property owners expressed opposition of the request.  Attorney Thomas McNamara stated the church will have only 12 – 15 members, who will be brought in by a van, but that additional parking may be added in the rear of the property, if needed.  Commissioner Buckstine stated that a preliminary site plan would need to be submitted if parking was going to be added. Janet Miller, adjacent property owner, stated her opposition, based on the potential increase in traffic in a residential neighborhood.  Jackie Carver, member of Rothwell Baptist Church, reiterated the fact that a preliminary site plan was not submitted, making the application incomplete.  After discussion, Mr. McNamara stated that Ms. Roberts has requested the item be withdrawn.  This request was honored.

     

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Elton made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:58 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

 

August 28, 2017

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

August 28, 2017

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on August 28, 2017.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Wade Simmons, Mark Revenew and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.       Zoning text amendment to add Main Street Overlay District: Ryan Thompson, of Thomas & Hutton Engineering, on behalf of the City, presented the proposed Main Street Overlay District ordinance.  Commissioner Buckstine presented concern over the other ordinances that need to be amended in order for the provisions of the ordinance to be implemented.  After discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the text amendment, contingent upon other procedural changes necessary for implementation being approved. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Proposed amendment to Savannah Quarters, Phase 13 PUD Development Standards: Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented an amendment to the Savannah Quarters, Phase 13 PUD Development Standards, stating that the first half of the phase has been constructed, with the setbacks for the remaining lots being reduced as proposed.  Following some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner MacPherson to recommend approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Revised plat review for Westbrook, Phase 7A: Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented a revised plat for Phase 7A of Westbrook Subdivision, stating that the revision is for the building setback lines.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

 

3.      Minor subdivision plat review of a portion of Parcel A2 of The Morgan Tract “Q”:

Terry Coleman, of Coleman Company, Inc. presented a minor subdivision plat of a portion of Parcel A2 of The Morgan Tract “Q”, stating that the subdivision is for the purpose of closing on the property.  Commissioner Buckstine questioned the location of the cemetery access, wherein Mr. Coleman replied that the access is currently on Wildcat Dam Road.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

4.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q at 147 Traders Way:

Travis Bazemore, of EMC Engineering, presented the site plan for Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q Restaurant to be located at 147 Traders Way.  After discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner MacPherson and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:23 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner MacPherson and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

 

September 18, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

Planning & Zoning Minutes

September 18, 2017

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on September 18, 2017.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward and John Winn.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Minor Subdivision Plat review of Parcel D of the Sawyer Property

Suni Hotels submitted a minor subdivision plat of a portion of the Sawyer Tract to create Lot D-1 to consist of 0.959 acres and D-2 to consist of 1.25 acres. Commissioner MacPherson made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Minor Subdivision Plat review of Lots A & B of The Collins Tract

Eastside Places, LLC submitted a minor subdivision plat of a portion of the Collins Tract to create Lot A to consist of 1.19 acres and Lot B to consist of 3.11 acres.  Commissioner MacPherson made a motion to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

3.      Construction Plan review for Triple B Trail roadway and sewer extensions

Doug Faircloth of Coleman Company Inc. presented a construction plan for the

Triple B Trail roadway and sewer extensions to serve the proposed Fibertex Facility.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, to recommend approval of the construction plan.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

4.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Fibertex Facility on Triple B Trail

Doug Faircloth of Coleman Company Inc. presented a site plan for a 52,800 sq. ft. warehouse to be located on 5.597 acres on Triple B Trail.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

5.      Site plan/Landscape Plan review for The Commons at Savannah Quarters

Jay Maupin of Maupin Engineering presented a site plan for The Commons at Savannah Quarters, a proposed 34,300 sq. ft. shopping center at 100 Blue Moon Crossing.  Commissioner Buckstine questioned the total acreage of the center and the 20% reduction of parking, noting that three (3) restaurants are proposed.  Mr. Maupin replied that the reduction was due to the amount of unused space (i.e., closets, etc.) and the proposed golf cart parking that was provided, noting that the center is planned to be an “amenity” to the Savannah Quarters neighborhoods.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the plan being revised showing “reserved” parking and, if necessary, converting some of the greenspace into parking because of the proposed restaurants, and contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

6.       Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Enmarket at 1601 Pooler Parkway

Chad Zittrouer of Kern & Company LLC presented a site plan for the proposed 6,300 sq. ft.  Enmarket convenience store at 1601 Pooler Parkway. Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Winn made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

7.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for a proposed office building at 122 Canal Street

Chad Zittrouer of Kern & Company LLC presented a site plan for a proposed 10.800 sq. ft. office building at 122 Canal Street.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

8.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Bassford Industrial Park, Phase III

Chad Zittrouer of Kern & Company LLC presented a site plan for four (4) proposed warehouses for Phase III of Bassford Industrial Park. Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon address being changed and the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner and passed without opposition.

 

9.      Site Plan/Landscape Plan review for Livingoods at 1225 E. Highway 80

Mark Crapps of Kern & Company LLC presented a site plan for a proposed 12,000 sq. ft. showroom for Livingoods at 1225 E. Highway 80.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner MacPherson and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner MacPherson and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:55 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

 

September 25, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

Planning & Zoning Minutes

September 25, 2017

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on September 25, 2017.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Mark Revenew, Wade Simmons and John Winn.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Final PUD review for Savannah Quarters, Ph. 17 Development Standards

Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented the development standard for Phase 17 of Savannah Quarters, stating that the phase consists of approximately 282 acres proposed for residential development including single-family detached, townhomes and condominium dwelling units. The phase is located at the current end of Easthaven Boulevard and the development goal of this area, of the PUD, is for an active adult, age targeted community.  Mr. Kraft stated that in accordance with the USACE Wetland Permit, this area is to be accessed by a vehicular bridge across the Savannah/Ogeechee Canal, which is nearing completion. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the development standards, contingent upon his concern with the potential increase of traffic being stated for the record and the stipulation for a traffic signal being addressed during site plan approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Dollar Tree at 202 Grand Central Boulevard

Travis Burke, of Coleman Company Inc., presented the site plan for Dollar Tree, a 9,945 sq. ft. retail store proposed at 202 Grand Central Boulevard.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering and City staff comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, a motion was made by Commissioner Buckstine to approve the plan, contingent upon the developer working with the City in relocating the existing Oak Tree documented on the plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

 

3.      Acceptance of performance bond/final plat review for Hunt Club, Phase 6

Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented a request from the owner of the Hunt Club, Phase 6, to record the subdivision plat prior to final infrastructure completion, thus necessitating a performance bond. This phase will consist of 78 single-family residential lots. Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval to accept the performance bond and to recommend approval of the final plat for Phase 6, contingent upon the easements being changed to drainage and access easements and the bond amount being approved by Integrated Science & Engineering, prior to the plat being submitted to Council. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

4.      Site plan/landscape plan review for The Station at Savannah Quarters

Ben Washburn, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented the site plan for The Station at Savannah Quarters, a proposed four-story, multi-family community with 244 units and an amenity center, located at the end of Village Green Drive.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the engineering and City staff comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan, contingent plantings near the compactor being added to the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:31 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

October 9, 2017

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

October 9, 2017

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on October 9, 2017.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Mark Revenew, Wade Simmons, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Construction plan review for Stop N Stor, Phase II on SH Morgan Parkway

Terry Coleman, of Coleman Company, presented the construction plan for a proposed vehicular storage facility on SH Morgan Parkway, to be an extension of the Stop N Stor Mini Warehouse facility. Commissioner Wellmaker questioned if approval has been received from Georgia Power and if the type of facility is allowed within the Morgan Family PUD.  Mr. Coleman stated that approval letters will be submitted from both parties prior to approval.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the construction plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve, contingent upon $3300.00 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Badcock Furniture at 300 SW Highway 80

Toss Allen, representing the owners, presented the site plan for Badcock Furniture, a proposed 15,077 sq. ft. retail store to be located at 300 SW Highway 80.  Commissioner Buckstine questioned if an agreement has been signed, allowing access from the adjacent shopping center and also if an agreement had been reached about parking in the City’s property to the south (formerly railroad property) of the proposed store.  Further, the need for an agreement/easement covering cross property line utilities, drainage and a shared dumpster. Mr. Allen replied documents are being processed.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon staff review and an agreement for parking being formalized. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

 

3.      Site plan/landscape plan review for a retail strip center at 405 W. Highway 80

Toss Allen, representing the owners, presented the site plan for a proposed 9,982 sq. ft. retail strip center to be located at 405 W. Highway 80. Commissioner Buckstine questioned how the number of parking spaces was calculated, noting that the proposed 25% reduction in the number allowed in the overlay district regulations was not met.  Further, that the plan was too large for the site and inconsistent with the concept of the overlay district. In addition, there was mention of the need for an agreement/easement covering cross property line utilities, drainage and a shared dumpster. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon staff review of the parking for the site, providing a definition of “greenspace” and all of the public works’ comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed with Commissioner Buckstine and Commissioner Wellmaker in opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve, contingent upon $750.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed with Commissioner Buckstine in opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:37 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

 

October 23, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

October 23, 2017

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on October 23, 2017.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Mark Revenew, Matt Saxon and Wade Simmons.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Site plan/landscape plan review for ICON

Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company, presented the site plan for ICON, a proposed 358,400 sq. ft. warehouse with two (2) truck courts to be located on Lot 8 of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon $21,225.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Building #2 expansion at Morgan Lakes Industrial Park

Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company, presented the site plan for the proposed 100,800 sq. ft. expansion of Building #2 at Morgan Lakes Industrial Park. After discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to approve, contingent upon $3,487.50 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. 

 

3.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Residence Inn Hotel expansion

Dan Fischer, of EMC Engineering, presented the site plan for the expansion (24 rooms) at the Residence Inn located at 900 Towne Center Boulevard, stating that the hotel currently has 142 parking spaces which will accommodate 141 rooms.  Commissioner Buckstine questioned how many employees were at the hotel, noting that parking must be provided for them also.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and a formal agreement from the owner for shared parking with the adjacent hotel property (Hilton Home 2) being submitted.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Revenew and passed without opposition.

 

4.      Site plan/landscape plan review for St. Joe’s/Candler Medical Campus

Greg Menke, of St. Joseph’s/Candler Healthcare System, presented the site plan for     Phase 1 of a medical campus to be located at the southeastern quadrant of Pooler Parkway and St. Joseph’s/Candler Drive intersection.  Commissioner Revenew made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Revenew made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:22 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator

 

November 13, 2017

City of Pooler

Planning & Zoning Minutes

November 13, 2017

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on November 13, 2017.  Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Scott MacPherson, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward and John Winn.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Posting of a maintenance bond/final plat review for  Somersby, Ph. 3

Chad Zittrouer of Kern Company presented the final plat of Somersby Subdivision, Phase 3, stating that the developer has posted a maintenance bond in the amount of $205,869.25. After discussion, Commissioner MacPherson made a motion to recommend acceptance of the maintenance bond.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Minor subdivision plat review of Lot A-1A, Towne Center at Godley Station

Dan Fischer of EMC Engineering, on behalf of Roy Patel, owner, submitted a minor subdivision of Lot A-1A on Towne Center Boulevard.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

3.      Minor subdivision plat review of Tract 1, Towne Center at Godley Station

Dan Fischer submitted a minor subdivision of Tract 1 on Towne Center Boulevard.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

4.      Minor subdivision plat review of Lot A-2A and Lot A-2B-1, Towne Center at Godley Station

Dan Fischer, on behalf of Falgun Patel, owner, submitted a minor subdivision of Lot A-2A and Lot A-2B-1 at Towne Center Drive & Towne Center Court.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Ward, to recommend approval of the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

 

5.      Major subdivision plat review of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park

Chad Zittrouer of Kern Company presented a major subdivision plat for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, stating that the subdivision is comprised of 226.489 acres and contains nine (9) lots, with private roads, located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard. After discussion, Commissioner Ward made a motion to recommend approval of the plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner MacPherson and passed without opposition.

 

6.      Site plan/landscape plan review for RBW Warehouse

Chad Zittrouer, of Kern Company, presented the site plan for RBW Warehouse, a proposed 401,760 sq. ft. warehouse with a truck court on Lot 7 of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park.  Commissioner Simmons stated that a hydrant is needed between the buildings.  After discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the site plan being submitted to Council for approval and $18,787.50 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon $18,787.50 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

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

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Kimberly Classen

                                                                        Zoning Administrator