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that this request is the most viable choice, based on past rezoning petitions for multi-family (R3) zoning, which was withdrawn by the petitioner, and a petition for industrial zoning being denied.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.

July 23, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

July 23, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on July 23, 2018.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ashley Brown, Ernest Buckstine, Hugh Elton, Matt Saxon and Wade Simmons.

 

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. Landscape plan for Parkers Truck Stop at Pine Barren Road & Highway 80
The plan was tabled at the June 25th meeting, after concern was presented over the amount of trees omitted from the plan.  Adam Caracci, of Parkers, presented a revised plan that is 61 trees short, stating that the proposed site is saturated with trees.  Commissioner Saxon made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon $4,575.00 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Zoning map amendment of Lot 1C, a portion of The Ryals Tract, from R-1C to
M-H3

Attorney Jim Gerard presented a request to rezone approximately 11.15 acres, Tract 1C of The Ryals Tract, from R-1C (Single Family Residential) to M-H3 (Manufactured Home) Zoning District, to combine with the existing, adjacent Chatham Classic Mobile Home Park located on South Rogers Street.  With no public comments provided and after review of the criteria, Commissioner Brown made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for IMAX Theater expansion
Dan Fisher, of EMC Engineering, presented a site plan to construct an extension of the current Royal Cinema complex with a building that is 90’ high, to accommodate a new IMAX screen. Commissioner Simmons questioned if the height of the building will interfere with the adjacent cell tower.  Beverly Holbrook, resident, expressed concern over increased traffic in the area. Commissioner Saxon stated that traffic light is proposed at the intersection of Benton Boulevard and Towne Center Drive. Following discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan, contingent upon clarification being given that the building will not interfere with the cell tower and all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the 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.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Pooler Lakeside Apartments
DJ VanSlammer, of Middleburg Real Estate Partners, LLC and Nathan Long, of Thomas & Hutton Engineering,  presented a site plan for a 316-unit multi-family complex proposed on 24 acres on the northwest corner of the I-16 and Pooler Parkway intersection.  Beverly Holbrook, resident, expressed concern over increased traffic and whether the already over-crowded school system can handle the additional children.  John Hayden, resident, also expressed concern over the increased amount of traffic this development will create.  Following discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon all of the trees being on the preferred list.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for 95 Logistics @ Pooler Parkway, Phase 2
Doug Faircloth, of Coleman Company, presented a site plan for a 216,957 sq. ft. warehouse on a 12.9 acre tract located at 1030 SH Morgan Parkway. Following 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. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Simmons, to approve.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

  1. Recombination plat review of Tract 2A, The Roberts Tract
The owner submitted a recombination plat of Tract 2A of The Roberts Tract on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Saxon and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for 60 Triple B Trail Warehouse
Greg Coleman, of Coleman Company, presented a site plan for an 800,000 sq. ft. warehouse at 60 Triple B Trail. Following discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brown, to recommend approval of the site plan.  Motion passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon $38,025.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

August 13, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

August 13, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on August 13, 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. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance for Forest Lakes, Phase 8
Brian Wardlaw, of Landmark 24, presented the preliminary construction plan for Phase 8 of Forest Lakes Subdivision, stating that the development consists of 40 single-family residential lots. William Heitman, resident of Forest Lakes, presented concern over a flooding problem in the subdivision.  Mr. Wardlaw stated that the lakes have been lowered and since doing so, no flooding has occurred. Following discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance for Harmony, Phase 5
Brian Wardlaw of Landmark 24 presented the preliminary construction plan for Phase 5 of Harmony Subdivision, stating that the development consists of 33 single-family residential lots. Following discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance for Westbrook, Phase 7B
Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell Engineers, presented the preliminary construction plan for Phase 7B of Westbrook Subdivision, stating that it consists of 46 single-family residential lots.  Following discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for 230,000 sq. ft. warehouse located at 200 Nordic Drive
Chad Zittrouer, of Kern & Company LLC, presented the site plan for a 230,000 sq. ft. warehouse at 200 Nordic Drive. Commissioner Buckstine noted that the plan lacks four (4) required parking spaces, which Mr. Zittrouer stated that the spaces will be added within the truck court. Following discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda and the four (4) parking spaces being added to the site plan.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.

 

            Karen Williams, resident of Forest Lakes, expressed concern over developers being allowed to openly burn the debris after lots are cleared. Commissioner Simmons stated that all burn permits are obtained through the Georgia Forestry Commission and as long as the developer follows their guidelines, there is nothing the City can do.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Winn made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:13 p.m. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

                       

August 27, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

August 27, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on August 27, 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, Matt Saxon and Robert Wellmaker.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Conditional use request for Enmarket Truck Stop on East Highway 80
Doug Carroll, of Enmark, presented a conditional use request to allow construction of a convenience store with fuel pumps and a separate diesel pump island for large trucks.  W. H. Johnson, representing the owner of the adjacent property, Pooler Distribution Center, addressed the Commission in regards to a proposed design to improve the access on Old Louisville Road, including a decel lane.  Mr. Johnson stated that his client is not opposed to the development, but would like consideration be given to improve the road and share in the cost, to eliminate further traffic issues.  Following discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the conditional use, contingent upon the traffic improvements presented by the adjacent property owner being considered as well as consideration being given for the protection of significant trees currently on the property.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Jones Medical Equipment at 210 Grand Central Boulevard
David Aspinwall, of Aspinwall Engineering, LLC presented a site plan for a 3,840 sq. ft. medical equipment business to supply hospitals and large doctors’ offices.  Mr. Aspinwall stated that due to the property being in a flood zone, the utilities are required to be placed one foot (1’) above the base flood elevation of the building, which the manhole is not at this time. Following discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the sewer (manhole) issue being resolved and the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda.  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. 

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Savannah Port Logistics Center, Building A on Wildcat Dam Road
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a site plan for a 1,075,200 sq. ft. warehouse, stating that a private access road (to be discussed in the next item) is proposed and that a berm and landscaping is proposed to protect the adjacent private cemetery.  Derek White, counsel for the church, stated that an agreement has been drafted and reviewed by the church and the subject property owner, but has yet to be signed by either party.  After discussion, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the agreement being signed, the permit number for the railroad crossing being provided, the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda and the traffic signal on Highway 80 at Sangrena Drive being installed prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Saxon made a motion to approve, subject to $71,625.00 being paid into the tree fund. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Construction plan review for South Access Road Improvements
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a construction plan for the South Access Road improvements, to allow private, limited access from S. H. Morgan Parkway to the Georgia Central Railroad right-of-way. Following discussion, Commissioner Brown made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the permit number for the railroad crossing being provided and all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition. After discussion of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve, contingent upon confirmation of the number of preferred trees being provided.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

           

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Brown made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:39 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

                       

September 10, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

September 10, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on September 10, 2018.  Commissioner Kimberly Classen called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Ashley Brown, Wade Simmons, Robert Wellmaker and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Building height variance for Extended Stay America Hotel at 500 Outlet Parkway South
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a request for a five foot (5’) building height variance for the proposed hotel, stating that approval from the airport is under review.  Following some discussion, and after review of the criteria, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the variance. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for a Chevron and retail center at 221 Tanger Outlets Boulevard
Doug Faircloth, of Coleman Company, presented the site plan for a Chevron Convenience Store with gas pumps and a retail center.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being placed on the Council agenda.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to approve, contingent upon $2,250.00 being paid in the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Final plat review of Lot 271 and Lot 299, Davenport II, Phase C
Following some discussion, Commissioner Brown made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Posting of performance bond/major subdivision plat review of a 46.46 acre portion of Tract 12, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, creating Parcels “A”, “A1”, “A2”, “B”, “B1”, a lift station and a 60’ right-of-way for Easthaven Boulevard
The developer intends to subdivide a 46.46 acre portion of Tract 12, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters to create five (5) parcels, a lift station site and a 60’ right-of-way for the extension of Easthaven Boulevard. A performance bond in the amount of $1,837,444.05 is being posted by the developer. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the performance bond and the major subdivision plat, contingent upon the width of the access easement to the lift station being identified and added to the plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.     

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Brown made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:08 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.

                       

September 24, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

September 24, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on September 24, 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 Wellmaker, seconded by Commissioner Brown, with no opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Building height variance for a proposed warehouse on Wildcat Dam Road
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a requested 15’ building height variance for a proposed warehouse to accommodate features such as a parapet wall, HVAC units and other rooftop structures which may extend beyond the planned height of 47’.  After review of the criteria, Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to recommend approval of the variance, contingent upon a maximum building height of 47’, with rooftop structures and HVAC units not exceeding 60’ in height.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition. 

 

  1. Zoning text amendment to provide permit fees within the Main Street Overlay District
A text amendment is proposed to provide for building permit fees with a limit of $5,000.00 for new buildings or the alteration of an existing building in connection with its renovation or addition within the overlay district. Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the amendment.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for office/daycare center on Nancy Hanks Way
Chuck Singleton, of Coleman Company, presented a site plan for a two-story, 12,500 sq. ft. office/daycare center.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon the curb that was damaged while clearing the land (without a permit) is repaired.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs 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. 

 

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for Extended Stay America Hotel at 500 Outlet Parkway South
Travis Burke, of Coleman Company, presented a site plan for a four-story, 124 room Extended Stay America Hotel. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon airport 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 $1,625.00 being paid into the tree fund.  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 3:19 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

                   

October 8, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

October 8, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on October 8, 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 Winn, seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker, with no opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance review for Drayton Park Subdivision
Haydon Rollins, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented a plan, stating that the first phase consists of 47 lots located off Easthaven Boulevard. Commissioner Winn questioned the “temporary” ditch, asking that it be noted as such on the plan.  Commissioner Buckstine presented concern over the additional traffic onto Easthaven Boulevard and Quacco Road, asking whether a traffic study has been performed.  Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, stated that left-turn lanes have been added near the development and that there has been no specific timing of traffic improvements that may be needed.  Further, that while a light may be warranted, traffic improvements will be required to accommodate a signal and with the potential widening of Quacco Road within the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (if passed) cycle, the additional lanes at the signal will have to merge into lesser lanes of Quacco Road.  After further discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the preliminary construction plans, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to City Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simmons and passed without opposition.  Commissioner Buckstine further recommended that consideration be given, based on the proximity of the church, school, fire station and residential communities, to require the property owners of the three (3) major developments in the area to have a traffic study performed and improvements made to ensure safe travel. 

 

  1. Site plan review for an addition at Parkers on Dean Forest Road
Cody Rogers, of EMC Engineering, presented a site plan for the addition that will include, ten truck parking spaces, ten car parking spaces, four (4) diesel fuel dispensers and a CAT Scale at the Parkers located at 1601 Dean Forest Road. Further, stating that all of the trees affected by the addition will be relocated on the property.  Following some discussion, Commissioner Simmons made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to City Council.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ward and passed without opposition.

 

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

October 22, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

October 22, 2018

 

            The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on October 22, 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, Scott MacPherson and John Winn.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. Zoning map amendment for 5230 Old Louisville Road from RA-1 to I-1
The estate of William J. Hunter has petitioned to rezone approximately 48.46 acres from RA-1 (Residential-Agriculture, limited) to I-1 (Light Industrial) to maintain consistency with adjacent properties that have been rezoned to light industrial.  Chad Zittrouer, with Kern & Company, agent for the estate and prospective purchaser Newton Bassford, stated that the desired land use will be for warehouses and that the conditions placed on the adjacent property when it was re-zoned are applicable to this property also.  Ron Walker, on behalf of the Tyner and Hayman families, stated that his clients agree to the re-zoning, as long as the potential owner is willing to provide additional land for widening the road.  Based on the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment, contingent upon the same conditions as the adjacent property’s re-zoning (building façade on Old Louisville Road being split-face block), improvements being made to the canal, the water main being extended to the property and at least 20’ set aside for the widening of Old Louisville Road, if the proposed width is 80’. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Conditional use request for Mo’Bay Island Cuisine Restaurant
Michael Slade, owner of Mo’Bay Island Cuisine Restaurant, has petitioned for a conditional use to serve beer and wine to dining patrons. Based on the criteria, Commissioner Brown made a motion to recommend approval of the conditional use.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Buckstine and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1.  Recombination/minor subdivision plat review for Darrel Hutcheson
The owners of a 55.04 tract on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway have submitted a recombination/minor subdivision plat to create Parcels A and B, consisting of 26.51 acres and 28.54 acres respectively. Following some discussion, Commissioner MacPherson made a motion to recommend approval of the plat, contingent upon the owners agreeing to the conditions previously placed on the re-zoning of the property. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Preliminary construction plan/tree ordinance compliance for Whitaker Park Subdivision
Whitaker Park is the second residential phase in the Easthaven PUD, located at the current end of Easthaven Boulevard. Haydon Rollins, of Hussey Gay Bell, stated that the subdivision consists of 75 single family residential lots. Following some discussion, Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend approval of the plan, contingent upon engineering and staff comments being addressed prior to the plan being submitted to Council for approval. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Brown made a motion to adjourn at approximately 3:16 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition.

November 26, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

PLANNING & ZONING MINUTES

November 26, 2018

 

          The Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was held on November 26, 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 Winn, seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker, with no opposition.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. Proposed amendment to the sign ordinance regarding definition of Planned Center and Project Entrance Sign
Ms. Classen presented a proposed amendment to the definitions of “planned center” and “sign, project entrance”. Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to recommend approval.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Side yard setback variance at 101 Tanzania Trail
Isiah Coleman has petitioned for a 17’ side yard setback variance for a fence that has already been constructed.  Based on the criteria, Commissioner Brown made a motion to recommend approval of the variance, contingent upon the owner agreeing that if the fence has to be removed, it will be at their own expense, due to the proximity of the utility easements on the property.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

  1.  Zoning map amendment of Parcel 1, Pine Meadow Drive from R-A to I-1
Ariana Worldwide, Inc. has petitioned to re-zone 4.78 acres known as Parcel 1, Pine    Meadow Drive from R-A (Residential-Agriculture) to I-1 (Light Industrial).  The property is adjacent to I-95 and the Savannah & Ogeechee Canal and is proposed for warehouses with loading docks.  Al Metzger, of EMC Engineering, stated that the developer is proposing to place a private well and septic tank, due to City water and sewer being nearly one-half mile from the property.  Based on the criteria, Commissioner Cribbs made a motion to recommend approval of the zoning map amendment.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Zoning map amendment of a 181.44 acre portion of the Ryals Tract and Parcel E, The Tuten Tract, from R-1C and MH-3 to C-2 and R-3C
LRP Hotels of S. Myrtle Beach, LLC petitioned to re-zone a 181.44 acre portion of The Ryals Tract and Parcel E of the J.E. Tuten Tract from R-1C (Single-Family residential) and MH-3 (Manufactured Home Park) to C-2 (Heavy Commercial) and R-3C (Multi-Family Residential). The property is located along Pooler Parkway across from S H Morgan Parkway. Attorney Harris Martin, representing the owner, Roger Patel, stated that when combined with the 12.63 acres of The Morgan Family PUD, the development will be a large-scale mixed use development. Commissioner Buckstine presented concern over whether the proposed zoning meets the City’s Comprehensive Plan, noting that while the DRI report states that it does, it appears on the future land use map that it doesn’t. After discussion, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend that Council defer the approval of the zoning map amendment until the consistency with the Comprehensive Plan is either confirmed or denied and if confirmed, conditions be placed including no access to Rogers Street unless for emergency purposes, at or before the site plan for the first component of the development is presented, an updated “conceptual” plan be presented to address traffic, access and wetlands.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Wellmaker and passed without opposition.

 

  1.  Zoning map amendment of a 12.63 acre portion of Parcel E, The Morgan Tract, from PUD Commercial to PUD Multi-Family
LRP Hotels of Warner Robins, LLC has petitioned to re-zone a 12.63 acre portion of Parcel E-3 of The Morgan Tract Q located on Pooler Parkway, adjacent to S H Morgan Parkway, from Commercial PUD (Planned Unit Development) to a Multi-Family PUD.  Attorney Harris Martin presented the request, stating that this acreage will be combined with the proposed multi-family development (Item #4) discussed previously.  Based on the criteria, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend conditional approval of the zoning map amendment, with the same conditions as stated in the motion for Item #4.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Winn and passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Amendment to the Savannah Quarters, Phase 4 PUD Master Plan and Development Standards
Hal Kraft, of Hussey Gay Bell, presented a proposed amendment to the design standards for a single-family parcel, Westbrook Greens, to consist of 50 lots instead of 60, with a minimum lot width increasing from 70’ to 95’.  Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to recommend approval of the amendment.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Posting of a maintenance bond/final plat review for Davenport, Phase 3
Michael Fell of Coleman Company submitted the final plat for Phase 3 of Davenport and a maintenance bond in the amount of $123,271.00.  Commissioner Winn made a motion to recommend acceptance of the maintenance bond and approval of the final plat.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition.

 

  1. Site plan/landscape plan review for The Shops at Westbrook on Pooler Parkway
Jay Maupin, of Maupin Engineering, presented the site plan for The Shops at Westbrook on Pooler Parkway. Commissioner Winn 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. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition. After review of the landscape plan, Commissioner Buckstine made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon the trees being 5’ from utility lines. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Cribbs and passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Wellmaker made a motion to adjourn at approximately 4:03 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Brown and passed without opposition.

                   

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