Item 17: Rezoning .468 Acres Near Parkdale Drive and Broadway Street from Public and Institutional District to Single Family District-6

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COSM_Admin

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Receive a Staff presentation and hold a Public Hearing to receive comments for or against Ordinance 2022-95, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City in Case No. ZC-22-39, by rezoning approximately 0.468 acres of land, being Lots 13 and 14, Block 18, Section A, Sunset Acres Unit Three Subdivision, generally located southeast of the intersection of Parkdale Drive and Broadway Street from “P” Public and Institutional District to “SF-6” Single Family District-6, or, subject to consent of the owner, another less intense zoning district classification, including procedural provisions; and providing an effective date, and consider approval of Ordinance 2022-95, on the first of two readings.
 

MBaker

Council Member
Can staff provide the documents/email/pictures shared by the public speaker from the citizen comment period and notes about their meeting with staff?

How long have we known about these infrastructure needs/have they been on our CIP plans? Were the nearby developments required to not displace water, should these developments help us fund these expenses?

Can't we put the zoning subject to the completion of the recommended infrastructure improvements?
 

JHughson

CoSM Members
Please advise of:
Responses from the neighbors at the public meetings in 2020 (general) and 2022 (specific to this zoning).
When we would need to start them to be able to fund it all with the federal funding.
What was the square footage of the fire station impervious cover (however much we know) and what will be the impervious cover square footage of the proposed houses, driveways, etc.?
What will be the base level of these homes compared to the fire station? As in, how much higher will these be built?
Did the fire station ever have water in it from rains?

What is the purpose of the slide on page 353 titled "Maintenance Requests & Structural Rating Inspection?"

Were the "Supplemental Information" slides in the PZC packet or presented at that meeting?

Please advise what happens to the sewer lines that causes sewage to be blown out of the sewer lines into their homes? This was stated by the second speaker at the public hearing. Lives next door.
 
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JHughson

CoSM Members
AND The third speaker talked about something that caused sewage smell in the neighborhood also. And the detention pond that isn't kept clean and isn't helping the drainage situation per one of the speakers.
 

JHughson

CoSM Members
Since we have federal funding, can we purchase lots (anywhere) for these 3 families and use these lots for others AFTER all the infrastructure has been upgraded?
Do we have the funding? I realize we may not be able to find vacant lots where we want them.
 

COSM_Admin

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Responses to Mayor Hughson provided by Amanda Hernandez, Interim Director of Planning & Shaun Condor, Director of Engineering:
Responses from the neighbors at the public meetings in 2020 (general) and 2022 (specific to this zoning).
In 2020, we received 2 written comments; which are attached. They wanted to make sure the project addressed drainage. Sign sheet is also attached. In 2022 the discussion was about the infrastructure continuing to fail.
When we would need to start them to be able to fund it all with the federal funding.
No later than the end of 2023 to be sure the funds are expended by 2024, however a delay will leave the three families in substandard living conditions for another year and the larger family indicated concerns with staying in the mobile home for another winter.
What was the square footage of the fire station impervious cover (however much we know) and what will be the impervious cover square footage of the proposed houses, driveways, etc.?
Staff will try to find the Fire Station plans before tomorrow. We do not yet have all the final site plans for the homes to know the exact IC, however, P Zoning allows 80% impervious cover and SF-6 allows 50%
What will be the base level of these homes compared to the fire station? As in, how much higher will these be built?
The fire station was built directly on the ground, but it sank over the years due to faulty construction by the contractor. They excluded the rebar from the foundation causing the foundation to collapse. The homes will be +/-3 ft higher than grade, on pier and beam – the exact height will be determined when the final plans are prepared.
Did the fire station ever have water in it from rains?
Our response is based off of various staff member's recollections.
Response provided by Jim Matano, Assistant Chief Operations and Training: The only time I can remember water in Sta 4 was during the 1998 flood. There was about 4 inches throughout the station (living area primarily) with water actually flowing from the side door through the front door. We saw that at around 2-3am since that was the first time we returned to the station after the flooding started, so during the peak of the storm it could very well have been worse. Aside from that event, I don’t ever remember any water in the station due to flooding.
Response provided by Interim Director of Planning & Development Services, Amanda Hernandez & Director of Engineering/CIP, Shaun Condor:
Yes, due to the sinking foundation discussed above. The City built a French drain around the building to prevent the water from getting into the building

What is the purpose of the slide on page 353 titled "Maintenance Requests & Structural Rating Inspection?"
This shows where the “bad” line is and helped staff come to the mid-term solution.
Were the "Supplemental Information" slides in the PZC packet or presented at that meeting?
No, this additional presentation was created as a result of the conversation held at P&Z
Please advise what happens to the sewer lines that causes sewage to be blown out of the sewer lines into their homes? This was stated by the second speaker at the public hearing. Lives next door. Stormwater gets into the sanitary pipes because they have cracks or missing covers over the cleanouts. This area is very flat so it’s not uncommon for residents to remove their cleanouts to drain their yards. The creates an Inflow/infiltration (I/I) during rain events. Due to the poor condition of the main, as external debris enters the line, it gets stuck in the sags and causes the sewage to back into the lowest elevation, which could be a shower drain.
 

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COSM_Admin

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Since we have federal funding, can we purchase lots (anywhere) for these 3 families and use these lots for others AFTER all the infrastructure has been upgraded?
Do we have the funding? I realize we may not be able to find vacant lots where we want them.
Responses to Mayor Hughson provided by Amanda Hernandez, Director of Planning & Development Services & Shaun Condor, Director of Engineering:
Staff has been on the lookout for other lots to purchase because yes, we can purchase other lots. Unfortunately, available lots’ prices are too high and the private buyer can purchase lots quicker than the City.
 
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COSM_Admin

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AND The third speaker talked about something that caused sewage smell in the neighborhood also. And the detention pond that isn't kept clean and isn't helping the drainage situation per one of the speakers.
Responses to Mayor Hughson provided by Amanda Hernandez, Assistant Director of Planning & Shaun Condor, Director of Engineering:
If a home has a strong sewage smell, we would recommend a private plumber verify a P-Trap is properly install and maintain. City infrastructure does not address odors entering a home because that is required to be addressed by the plumbing code on the private side of the swage line. The drainage issue will be mitigated with the 2023 CIP project
 

COSM_Admin

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Can staff provide the documents/email/pictures shared by the public speaker from the citizen comment period and notes about their meeting with staff?

How long have we known about these infrastructure needs/have they been on our CIP plans? Were the nearby developments required to not displace water, should these developments help us fund these expenses?

Can't we put the zoning subject to the completion of the recommended infrastructure improvements?
Responses to CM Baker provided by Amanda Hernandez, Assistant Director of Planning & Shaun Condor, Director of Engineering:
Please see attached in response to documents/email/pictures shared by the public speaker from the citizen comment period and notes about their meeting with staff.

The Engineering Department was made aware of the W/WW and SD issues within Sunset Acres Subdivision in 2017 and this project was added to the 10 Year CIP in FY 2018. $175K funds were approved in FY 2018 to prepare preliminary engineering report. The problems associated with the wastewater main are due to condition and not capacity. The Developer is not responsible for deteriorated wastewater infrastructure. All Development are required to properly detaining stormwater through their site; but they are not required to improve conditions above and beyond the impacts made by their site. The drainage issues for this area are due to a large upstream drainage area, flat topography and a lack of a conveyance system between these development and the San Marcos River.

We could make zoning subject to the completion of the recommended infrastructure improvements, however the overall improvements will not be complete before CDBG-DR funding expires.
 

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