2018 Planning and Zoning Minutes

January 8, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

January 8, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

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

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that this request is the most viable choice, based on past rezoning petitions for multi-family (R3) zoning, which was withdrawn by the petitioner, and a petition for industrial zoning being denied.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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

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

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Revised plat review for 100 & 105 Distribution Drive

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Kimberly Classen                                                                                                                                Zoning Administrator

January 22, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

January 22, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

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

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

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

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Kimberly Classen                                                                                                                                Zoning Administrator

February 12, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING AND ZONING MINUTES

February 12, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on February 12, 2018. Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

1.      Requested zoning map amendment of 1427 Quacco Road from R-A to C-2

James Reardon, on behalf of, Jefte C. Flores presented a request to rezone approximately 1.17 acres from an R-A (Residential-Agricultural) zoning to a C-2 (Heavy Commercial) zoning district to allow Mr. Flores to park, dispatch and perform routine maintenance on a total of 12 dump trucks, with an office on site. After discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval, contingent upon a conditional use being approved and a site plan being submitted to construct a truck service center on the property, prior to any business being conducted on the said property. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed with Commissioner Wellmaker and Commissioner Ward in opposition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

2.      Requested multi-family parking variance for Mosby Pooler Apartments located on the corner of Pooler Parkway & I-16 for Middleburg Real Estate Partners, LLC

Austin Knapp, representing Middleburg Real Estate Partners, LLC on behalf of 929 Properties, LLC, Double Dirt Holdings, LLC c/o Foram Group, presented a request for a reduction in parking spaces from the required 2 spaces per unit to a 1.6 space per unit for a proposed 316-unit multi-family development. Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend denial of the variance, based on the request not meeting the criteria. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed with Commissioner Simmons in opposition.

 

3.      Requested sign variance for Courtyard Marriott Hotel at 419 Pooler Parkway          

Wilcox Sign Company, on behalf of the owner, Kalpesh Patel, petitioned the City for a total of four (4) additional wall signs for the hotel. After discussion, Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to recommend denial of the variance, based on the request not meeting the criteria. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed with Commissioners Simmons and Winn in opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Savannah Warehouse at 1240 SH Morgan Parkway

Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a site plan for a 348,320 sq. ft. warehouse proposed at 1240 SH Morgan Parkway. After discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon NRCS approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve, contingent upon the 77 pine trees being replaced with ones on the preferred list, adding an additional ten trees to the plan and $3,900.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

2.      Clearing & grading plan review for Outparcel 20 (300 Tanger Outlets Boulevard)

Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a clearing and grading plan for the proposed At Home Retail Center to be located at 300 Tanger Outlets Boulevard. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine 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

February 26, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

February 26, 2018

 

The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on February 26, 2018. Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Scott Cribbs, Hugh Elton, Jim Ward, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Minor subdivision plat review of a portion of Parcel “E”, The Morgan Tract “Q”

Matt Anderson, on behalf of The Morgan Family, presented a minor subdivision plat for a 31.29 acre tract to be subdivided and sold. Following some discussion, Commissioner Ward 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 a portion of Godley Station Professional Park, Phases 1 and 2

Terry Coleman, of Coleman Company, presented a minor subdivision plat of a portion (5.4 acres) of the Godley Station Professional Park, Phases 1 and 2. Commissioner Wellmaker questioned whether the 200’ building setback would be removed from the plan, wherein Mr. Coleman stated that the plat will be revised to reflect the change. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Ward, to recommend approval of the minor subdivision plat. Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Godley Station Shopping Center

Jay Maupin, of Maupin Engineering, presented the site plan for a 41,000 sq. ft. shopping center to be located on the corner of Godley Station Boulevard and Nancy Hanks Way. Commissioner Wellmaker stated that the plan shows at least five (5) restaurants, cautioning on the number of parking spaces that are required for restaurants in comparison to retail. Commissioner Buckstine expressed concerns over the dumpster/compactor areas, asking if these areas will be large enough to load and unload dumpsters without blocking traffic. In response, Mr. Maupin stated all areas in reference to dumpsters/compactors will have a large concrete pad that will allow the trucks to load and unload without causing traffic issues. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Cribbs made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:19 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Kimberly Classen                                                                                                                                Zoning Administrator

March 12, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

March 12, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on March 12, 2018. Chairperson Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

1.      Zoning map amendment of approximately 15.43 acres located on the northwest corner of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Nordic Drive from C-2 to I-1

Attorney Phillip McCorkle, on behalf of North Godley Industrial Park, LLC presented a request to re-zone approximately 15.43 acres from C-2 (Heavy Commercial) to I-1 (Light Industrial), stating that the proposed use is for warehouses. Following some discussion. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment, contingent upon the berm being extended to the west side of the property. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:



1.      Site plan/landscape plan review for Parkers at 2111 Pooler Parkway

Adam Caracci, of Parkers, presented a site plan for a proposed 4,500 sq. ft. Parkers Kitchen with gas pumps at 2111 Pooler Parkway, adjacent to Blue Moon Crossing and Mosaic Circle, within the 16 West development. After discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Buckstine, to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the infrastructure for the 16 West frontage being complete prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued. Motion passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon the seven (7) trees on Blue Moon Circle and Mosaic Circle being consistent with the overall site plan for the outparcels and the trees being planted prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

 

 

 

2.      Major subdivision plat review for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, Phase 2

Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Co., LLC presented a major subdivision plat of 120.343 acres on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway at the intersection of Serengeti Boulevard for Phase 2 of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park. This plat includes the remaining portion of Lot 1B, Lots 10, 11 and 12. Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:38 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

                       

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Kimberly Classen                                                                                                                                Zoning Administrator

March 26, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

March 26, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

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

 

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

 

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

April 9, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

April 9, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

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

 

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

 

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

April 23, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

April 23, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on April 23, 2018.  Commissioner Matt Saxon called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1.  Zoning map amendment of 2.03 acres on Triple B Trail from R-A to I-1:
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a request to rezone 2.03 acres on Triple B Trail from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to I-1 (Light Industrial) stating that the lots are the only remaining R-A zoned property in the area.  Following some discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Zoning map amendment of 14.698 acres located on Wildcat Dam Road from R-1A to I-1: Terry Coleman, of Coleman Company, presented a request to rezone 14.698 acres on Wildcat Dam Road from R-1A (Single-family Residential) to I-1 (Light Industrial) stating that the property is adjacent to the SH Morgan Industrial Park.  Following some discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.
 

  1. Sign variance for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q at 147 Traders Way:
Jay Williams and Tom Abernathy, of Jim ‘N Nick’s, presented a request for one (1) additional wall sign on the rear of the restaurant, facing Pooler Parkway, stating that the Godley Station ARB has approved the additional wall sign.  Following some discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed with Commissioner Wellmaker recusing himself from the vote.

 

  1. Flagpole height variance for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q at 147 Traders Way:
Jay Williams presented a request for a flagpole height variance (20’), stating that the restaurant property is 12’ to 15’ below grade of Pooler Parkway. Following some discussion and review of the criteria, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed with Commissioner Buckstine and Commissioner Wellmaker in opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance for Davenport, Phase III:
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented the preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance for Phase III of Davenport Subdivision.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Winn, to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans, contingent upon EPD approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for (Outparcel 5) 240 Tanger Outlets Boulevard:
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented the site plan for 240 Tanger Outlets Boulevard (Outparcel 5) for a 15,600 sq. ft. multi-use tenant retail center.   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 for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Winn made a motion to approve the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

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

 

May 14, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

May 14, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on May 14, 2018.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ashley Brown, Ernest Buckstine, Scott Cribbs, Hugh Elton, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1.  Zoning map amendment of 1515 Quacco Road from R-A to C-2
Michael D. Britt, Sr. submitted a request to rezone approximately 1.09 acres from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (Heavy Commercial) for a proposed convenience store with gas pumps. John Hayden, resident, expressed concern regarding Quacco Road being substandard for an additional convenience store with gas pumps, adding that the increased traffic will be a public safety issue. Due to the petitioner not being present, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to table the item.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1.  Site plan/landscape plan review for Captain D’s at 161 Tanger Outlets Boulevard
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented the site plan for a 2,217 sq. ft. Captain D’s Restaurant.  After discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Winn made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1.  Site plan/landscape plan review for Young’s Electric Material Storage Facility at 157 Mack Road
Toss Allen, of Allen Engineering, presented a site plan for a proposed 6,500 sq. ft. metal building for Young’s Electric.  Commissioner Buckstine questioned where the water and sewer lines would be connected and the location and width of the access easement. Commissioner Wellmaker stated that the property has to be subdivided, therefore requiring a fire hydrant within 300 feet of an existing hydrant, which was not shown on the plan.  Mr. Allen stated that he was not aware that a hydrant was required.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon the minor subdivision being approved, contingent upon a fire hydrant being placed within 300 feet of an existing hydrant, an access easement of proper right-of-way width being provided and designed according to Appendix B, Article VI, Design Standards, for the City of Pooler, the water and sewer lines/easement being provided and all of the engineering comments being addressed. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs 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.

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance review for Somersby, Phase IV
Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company, on behalf of Pine Barren Partners, LLC, presented the preliminary plans for Phase IV of Somersby Subdivision consisting of 34 single-family residential lots on approximately 10.34 acres.  After discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon staff comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:20 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition.

June 11, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

June 11, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on June 11, 2018.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. Conditional use request for a proposed independent living facility on San Drive
Jay Maupin, of Maupin Engineering, on behalf of Sawyer Enterprises, Inc., presented a conditional use request to allow construction of a four-story, 25,000 sq. ft., independent living facility on San Drive. Commissioner Buckstine stated that a recombination of the lots and moving a lot line was required.  Commissioner Winn advised that a water line runs through the property. After discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the conditional use, based on the request meeting the criteria, contingent upon a recombination of the lots and relocation of the lot line being approved.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Building height variance request for IMAX Theater at 5 Towne Center Court
Dan Fisher, of EMC Engineering and Falgun Patel, owner of Royal Entertainment Group, LLC presented a 45’ building height variance request for the construction of an addition to the existing theater to accommodate a new and bigger IMAX movie screen.  Mr. Fisher stated that the owner’s intent is to replace the existing IMAX and the height is needed due to recliner seating being required to accommodate the new screen. After discussion, Commissioner Ward made a motion to recommend approval of the variance, based on the request meeting two (2) of the three (3) criteria.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed with Commissioner Wellmaker in opposition.

 

  1. Parking space variance for a proposed Aldi’s grocery store at 152 Traders Way
Al Keeler, of Aldi’s and Paul Oglesby, engineer for the project, presented a parking space variance request to reduce the required number of parking spaces to 4.6 spaces for every 1000 sq. ft. instead of five (5) spaces.  After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the variance, based on the request meeting two (2) of the three (3) criteria.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Aldi’s at 152 Traders Way
Paul Oglesby, with Georgia Civil Engineering, presented the site plan for a 22,399 sq. ft. Aldi’s Grocery Store. Following some discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering and staff comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to City Council for approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to approve, contingent upon the dbh of the trees proposed where there are 19 spaces with no island, adjacent to the parking on the west side of the property, being increased to 4”.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review Pooler Retail Facility on Pooler Parkway
Mark Crapps, of Kern & Co., LLC presented the site plan for a 6,550 sq. ft. retail center in front of Lowe’s on Pooler Parkway. Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve, contingent upon the trees near the 16” water main and reuse force main being relocated per City staff recommendation.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:32 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.

                       

 

June 25, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

June 25, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on June 25, 2018.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ashley Brown, Ernest Buckstine, Wade Simmons and Robert Wellmaker.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Zoning map amendment of 1732 and 1736 Old Dean Forest Road from C-2 to I-1
Larry Shuman, owner, submitted a request to rezone his property from C-2 (Heavy Commercial) to I-1 (Light Industrial). Mr. Shuman was not present. Karen Williams, resident, presented concern about the adjacent properties being used as residences.  Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment, contingent upon       questions and concerns being answered by the petitioner at the City Council meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Aiken-Cook Warehouse at 83 Columbia Drive
Tom Havens, engineer, presented the site plan for an 18,000 sq. ft. warehouse with tenant space. Commissioner Buckstine questioned the type of businesses that will be leasing.  Steve Cook, owner, stated that he and his partner, Tim Aiken, will occupy half of the building and lease out the other half. Following some discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering and staff comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to City Council for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve, contingent upon the five (5) crepe myrtles being replaced with trees on the preferred list. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for The Parc at Pooler on Old Quacco Road
John Giordano, engineer, presented the site plan for a 280-unit multi-family complex on Old Quacco Road. Commissioner Buckstine questioned if the developer has plans for improvements at the intersection of Quacco Road and Old Quacco Road. John Hayden, resident, presented concern over Quacco Road being substandard and the impact this size development will have on the road. After discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to City Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed with Commissioner Buckstine in opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve, contingent upon the 12 crepe myrtles being replaced with trees on the preferred tree list.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Parkers at Pine Barren Road & Highway 80
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented the site plan for Parkers at Pine Barren Road and Highway 80. Commissioner Brown questioned whether a traffic study was performed to determine whether the right-in, right-out proposed on Pine Barren Road was within the proper space from Highway 80. Mr. Burke stated that he will provide approval from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) prior to the plan being submitted to City Council. Following some discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brown, to recommend approval of plan, contingent upon the engineering and staff comments being addressed and approval from GDOT being submitted.  After discussion over the amount of trees omitted from the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to table the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Posting of performance bond/final plat review for Berkeley Walk, Phase III
Chad Zittrouer, of Kern Company, presented the final plat for Phase III of Berkeley Walk Subdivision, stating that a performance bond has been submitted in the amount of $544,062.75. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brown, to recommend acceptance of the performance bond and recommend approval of the final plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance review for Hunt Club, Phase 7
Phase 7 of The Hunt Club Subdivision will consist of 115 townhome units and 50 single-family residential lots.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the construction plan/tree ordinance compliance, contingent upon all engineering and staff comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to City Council for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

 

 

July 9, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

July 9, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on July 9, 2018.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Wade Simmons, Jim Ward, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Recombination plat review for 1520-C Quacco Road
Agnes Cowart, of 1520-C Quacco Road, submitted a minor subdivision plat of Lot 3 of the Leon Brown Subdivision. After discussion over ownership of the property and at the request of the petitioner, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to table. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for KB Kitchen & Bath Concepts at 54 Columbia Drive
John Farmer, of Fretus Engineering, presented a site plan for a kitchen and bath product showroom and warehouse. After discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon five (5) trees being added and that all trees are from the preferred tree list. 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 3:21 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

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