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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 092413-ORESOLUTION NO. Ll -( f `"` A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, RECOMMENDING THE INITIATION OF A REZONING CASE TO REMOVE THE WILLIAMS DRIVE (F.M. 2338) SPECIAL AREA PLAN OVERLAY DISTRICT ( "SP -WM ") ON THE PROPERTIES GENERALLY LOCATED ON WILLIAMS DRIVE BETWEEN SHANNON LANE AND POWER ROAD WITHIN CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2; MAKING OTHER FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, on August 12, 1986, the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, adopted Ordinance No. 86 -28, creating the Residential Office ( "RO ") zoning district to allow an orderly transition of land use from single- family residential to low intensity office on properties along the Williams Drive corridor, west of Interstate Highway 35 and east of Power Road, while maintaining a predominantly residential property appearance and building scale; and WHEREAS, on March 11, 2003, the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, adopted a set of comprehensive development regulations known as the Unified Development Code ( "UDC ") via Ordinance No. 2003 -16, which renamed and established new zoning districts; and WHEREAS, the City's UDC created the Special Area Plan Overlay District ( "SP ") to provide use and development standards that would allow the gradual transition of primarily residential areas to mixed -use while protecting the built environment; and WHEREAS, the previous RO zoning district converted into the Williams Drive Special Plan Area Overlay District ("SP-WW') to continue protecting the remaining residential properties on Williams Drive between Shannon Lane and Power Road; and WHEREAS, the future land use designations of the properties within, to the north and south of the SP -WM district are Special Area Mixed -Use and Mixed -Use Neighborhood Center, and the zoning districts include residential and non - residential zoning districts; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the City's Overall Transportation Plan ( "OTP "), Williams Drive is a Major Arterial with an existing right -of -way of 80 feet, and required right -of -way of 135 feet; and RESOLUTION NO. a9l :�) _ PAGE 1 OF 3 WILLIAMS DRIVE SPECIAL PLAN AREA OVERLAY DISTRICT (SP -WM) WHEREAS, Williams Drive, west of Interstate Highway 35, has been developed with primarily non - residential uses ranging from low intensity neighborhood commercial and office uses to intense general commercial uses; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the current base zoning districts and existing conditions along Williams Drive have significantly changed from the intent of the RO and subsequent SP -WM zoning districts rendering this overlay district unviable for the subject area. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1: The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. The City Council hereby finds that this resolution implements the City of Georgetown 2030 Comprehensive Plan. SECTION 2: In accordance with Section 3.06.020(A)(2) of the UDC, City Council recommends the initiation of a rezoning case to remove the SP -WM overlay zoning district on the properties generally located along Williams Drive between Shannon Lane and Power Road. SECTION 3: The City Council further recommends the study and analysis of the existing conditions and development pattern of the Williams Drive corridor, more specifically west of Interstate Highway 35 and east of Lakeway Drive, to determine feasibility of existing zoning and other development regulations, and potentially adopt a new zoning district consistent with this corridor's planned development and the City's 2030 Comprehensive Plan. SECTION 4: The Mayor is hereby authorized to execute, and the City Secretary to attest this Resolution. SECTION 5: This resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption. RESOLVED this O i day of SeP4C 'y1b'Jy— 12013. George G. Garver, Mayor RESOLUTION NO. V I Pq F �_ 0 PAGE 2 OF 3 WILLIAMS DRIVE SPECIAL PLAN AREA OVERLAY DISTRICT (SP -WM) ATTEST: APPROVED AS TO FORM: l By: Bridget Chapman, City Attorney RESOLUTION NO. 0 ! 9H ! �) _ 0 PAGE 3 OF 3 WILLIAMS DRIVE SPECIAL PLAN AREA OVERLAY DISTRICT (SP -WM)