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GOOD EVENING, WELCOME TO THE APRIL 12TH MEETING OF THE GARLAND PLANNING COMMISSION, AS IS OUR CUSTOM, WE COMMISSIONERS START THE MEETING WITH A PRAYER AND PLEDGE THIS NIGHT LED BY COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS. MAY WE PRAY THANK YOU, DEAR LORD, FOR THIS DAY THAT YOU'VE GIVEN US.

THANK YOU FOR THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE BLESSED US WITH.

HELP EACH ONE OF US TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR OUR CITY, BE WITH US AND ALL THAT WE DO TO HELP US BE SAFE.

FORGIVE US OF OUR SINS.

IN YOUR NAME, WE PRAY.

AMEN.

AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

ALRIGHT WE'RE ACTUALLY GETTING BETTER IN UNISON THERE.

WELL, AGAIN, WELCOME TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.

IF YOU'RE WATCHING ONLINE AND AND CARE TO ATTEND AND TALK TO US, YOU WILL FIND A LINK ON THE GARLAND WEB SITE TO THE MEETING AGENDA.

AND FROM THERE, YOU CAN FIND THE LINK TO SIGN IN.

ALRIGHTY WE WILL START OUR MEETING WITH OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

BUT BEFORE I DO THAT, I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME SPEAKERS TONIGHT.

AND SO IF EACH SPEAKER WILL STATE THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS INTO THEIR MICROPHONE FOR US.

SO WE'LL HAVE THAT FOR THE RECORD, WE DO NEED IT FOR LEGAL PURPOSES.

APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN 15 MINUTES TO PRESENT THEIR CASE.

OTHER SPEAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED THREE MINUTES.

IF YOU'RE SPEAKING FOR A GROUP, SAY, HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, WE DEFINITELY ALLOW MORE.

AND THEN WE ASK THE APPLICANT BACK UP TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUES BROUGHT UP.

WE'LL START OUR MEETING WITH OUR CONSENT AGENDA, THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN

[CONSENT AGENDA]

REVIEWED BY THE COMMISSIONERS.

AND WE WILL BE TAKING ONE MOTION TO APPROVE THE ITEMS. I WILL READ THESE ITEMS OUT AND ANY COMMISSIONER WANTS TO REMOVE ONE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION. MAY DO SO.

AND ANYBODY IN THE PUBLIC WISHES TO DO THAT CAN DO SO TOO.

SO LET ME GO AHEAD AND READ THEM CONSENT AGENDA ITEM 1A CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES FROM MARCH 22ND, 2021.

ITEM 2A PLAT 21-12 GARLAND SHILOH ADDITION FINAL PLAT.

ANY COMMISSIONERS WANT AN ITEM REMOVED.

TYPICALLY NOT. AND DOUBT IF WE HAVE ANYBODY IN THE PUBLIC DO WE.

ALRIGHTY THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MR. CHAIR, COMMISSIONER DALTON, I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS POSTED. AND I THINK I SAW THE FIRST SECOND BY COMMISSIONER ROSE, SO WE HAVE MOTION BY COMMISSIONER DALTON AND A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER ROSE TO PROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, PLEASE VOTE. AND I'M GUESSING THAT'S UNANIMOUS.

YES. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. NEXT ITEMS ARE IS A ZONING CASE, IN THIS CASE, THERE'S A TWO PART ITEM I WILL

[Items 3.a. & 3.b.]

BE READING OUT BOTH PARTS WE'LL TRY TO HANDLE IT IN ONE MOTION.

NEED BE WE CAN SEPARATE THEM OUT.

ITEM 3A CONSIDERATION OF THE APPLICATION OF MAXWELL FISHER ON BEHALF OF EMBREE EASTSIDE, LTD (PALLADIUM USA INTERNATIONAL INC.) REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A CHANGE IN ZONING FROM COMMUNITY RETAIL DISTRICT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT MULTIFAMILY USES.

THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 1010 STATE HIGHWAY 66.

ITEM 3B CONSIDERATION OF THE APPLICATION OF MAXWELL FISHER ON BEHALF OF EMBREE EASTSIDE, LTD (PALLADIUM USA INTERNATIONAL INC.) REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A DETAILED PLAN FOR MULTIFAMILY USES.

THIS PROPERTY SAME LOCATION 1010 STATE HIGHWAY 66.

ALRIGHTY EVENING, GOOD EVENING.

AND HERE'S THE CASE.

Z 21-06.

THIS IS A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT AND A DETAILED PLAN FOR AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

HERE'S THE CASE INFORMATION, THE ACREAGE IS APPROXIMATELY 4.18 ACRES.

AND THIS IS THE CITYWIDE LOCATION MAP, THE RED STAR IDENTIFIES THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

AND THIS IS THE LOCATION MAP, THE SUBJECT PROPERTIES OUTLINED IN THIS TEAL BLUE COLOR AND THE PROPERTIES TO THE NORTH ACROSS DAVIDSON DRIVE OUR ZONE SINGLE FAMILY, SEVEN DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY RETAIL DISTRICT.

AND IT'S CURRENTLY VACANT, ANY PROPERTIES TO THE EAST AND TO THE SOUTH ARE ZONED SINGLE FAMILY SEVEN DISTRICT, AND THEY'RE DEVELOPED WITH SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOMES AND THE

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PROPERTIES TO THE WEST ARE ZONE COMMUNITY RETAIL DISTRICT.

AND THERE'S A CHURCH ON SITE AND THERE'S A GAS STATION AND RETAIL STORES.

AND THIS PROPERTY, THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, HAS FRONTAGE ALONG DAVIDSON DRIVE, SO THAT'S THE PRIMARY ACCESS AND THERE WILL ALSO BE A SECONDARY EMERGENCY ACCESS ONLY TO THE SOUTH OF THE PROPERTY AND WILL BE THROUGH THE CHURCH AND THROUGH STATE HIGHWAY 66.

SO THERE IS AN EASEMENT FOR THAT SITE.

FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE ENVISION GARLAND PLAN DESIGNATES THE SUBJECT POVERTY AS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS. ENVISION GARLAND SUPPORTS NEIGHBORHOOD STABILITY THROUGH STRATEGIES PROMOTING REINVESTMENT IN AGING, HOUSING, STOCK, NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS AND NEIGHBORHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE. THIS PROPOSAL WOULD RESULT IN INVESTMENT IN APARTMENT DWELLINGS ON AN UNDERUTILIZED PORTION OF AN EXISTING CHURCH PROPERTY.

FURTHERMORE, THE DEVELOPMENT WOULD RESULT IN INSTALLATION OF NEW INFRASTRUCTURE SERVING THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

AND HERE ARE SOME OF THE PHOTOS, THE TOP LEFT IS VIEW OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY FROM DAVIDSON DRIVE. UPRIGHT IS LOOKING NORTH OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY FROM DAVIDSON.

THE BOTTOM LEFT IS LOOKING WEST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY FROM STATE HIGHWAY 66, AND THE BOTTOM RIGHT IS LOOKING EAST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

AND HERE IS THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN, WHICH SHOWS A SINGLE BUILDING, IT'LL BE THREE STORY AND A TOTAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN UNITS.

AND IT DOES CONFORM WITH THE DWELLING UNIT MIX THE REQUIRED AVERAGE UNIT SIZE IS A MINIMUM OF SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE SQUARE FEET AND PROPOSED IS EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SQUARE FEET. FOR ONE BEDROOM UNIT, THE REQUIRED SIZE IS SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY SQUARE FEET MINIMUM, AND YOU'RE PROPOSING EIGHT HUNDRED AND FOUR SQUARE FEET AND WILL BE SIXTY FIVE ONE BEDROOM UNITS.

FOR THE TWO BEDROOM UNITS, THE MINIMUM REQUIRED IS EIGHT HUNDRED SQUARE FEET AND PROPOSED IS NINE HUNDRED AND SIX SQUARE FEET AND ONE THOUSAND AND FIVE SQUARE FEET.

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF THIRTY SIX UNITS FOR TWO BEDROOM.

AND FOR THE THREE BEDROOM UNIT, THE MINIMUM IS NINE HUNDRED FIFTY SQUARE FEET AND PROPOSED IS ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR SQUARE FEET AND THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF SIX UNITS FOR THREE BEDROOM.

AND THERE ARE ALSO SOME LEISURE AMENITIES THAT ARE REQUIRED WITH THE MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, THE FIRST ONE IS A CLUBHOUSE.

THE MINIMUM SQUARE FOOT HAS TO BE TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED SQUARE FEET AND PROPOSED IS FORTY SIX HUNDRED SQUARE FEET.

IT'LL BE TO THE EAST OF THE PROPERTY AND WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO THE BUILDING.

THE OTHER AMENITY IS A SWIMMING POOL, AND IT HAS TO BE A MINIMUM OF EIGHT HUNDRED SQUARE FEET OF SURFACE WATER AND PROPOSED THIRTEEN FIFTY SQUARE FEET OF SURFACE WATER, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THIS COURTYARD RIGHT HERE.

AND IT COMPLIES. AND THE LAST AMENITY IS LEISURE AREA, AND IT HAS TO HAVE A MINIMUM OF A THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF AREA MINIMUM, TWO PIECES OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT OR OTHER OUTDOOR AMENITIES, AND THE SITE PLAN SHOWS PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, WHICH IS TO THE SOUTH OF THE PROPERTY. AND RIGHT NEXT TO THAT, THERE IS A GRILLING STATION AND IN THE COURTYARD THEY HAVE A PAVILION AS WELL AS HORSESHOE PIT, AND THEY COMPLY WITH THE LEISURE AREA.

THERE ARE ALSO SOME DEVIATIONS THAT ARE REQUESTED WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT, THE FIRST ONE IS DENSITY. THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED IS EIGHTEEN DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE AND THEY'RE REQUESTING TO ALLOW TWENTY SEVEN DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

AND THE GDC REQUIRES ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO PARKING SPACES AND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN OF THEM MUST BE COVERED.

AND THEY ARE COMPLYING WITH THE PARKING REQUIREMENT, HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE COVERED PARKING, THE COPPER STRUCTURES THAT ARE LOCATED TO THE EAST, RIGHT HERE AND TO THE SOUTH, SOME OF THEM ENCROACH INTO THE SETBACK.

AND THERE ARE PROPOSING RETAINING WALL TO THE SOUTH, AS WELL AS MASONRY AN EIGHT FOOT MASONRY, SCREENING WALL ABOVE THE RETAINING WALL.

SO THAT WOULD MINIMIZE THE VISIBILITY OF THE COPPER STRUCTURES FROM THE SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES AND TO THE EAST.

THEY'RE ALSO PROVIDING A AN EIGHT FOOT MASONRY SCREENING WALL, WHICH WOULD MINIMIZE THE

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VISIBILITY AND THE MINIMUM REQUIRED FOR THE SCREENING WALL IS SIX FEET AND THE MAXIMUM IS EIGHT FEET. SO THEY'RE PROPOSING THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT ON THIS SCREENING WALL.

AND THE OTHER DEVIATION IS FOR THE BUILDING HEIGHT, THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED, MAXIMUM ALLOWED IS 40 FEET AND THEY'RE REQUESTING TO ALLOW FORTY FIVE FEET.

THE ELEVATION DOES SHOW THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT TO BE FORTY TWO FEET.

THE FRONT YARD WILL BE A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE BUILDING PAD ELEVATION, AND THE HEIGHT IS MEASURED AT THE FRONT BUILDING ELEVATION WHERE THE SITE WILL BE THE LOWEST.

SO THE BUILDING MAY OR MAY NOT EXCEED THAT FORTY TWO FEET.

BUT JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE, THEY WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE THAT TO FORTY FIVE FEET.

AND THIS IS THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPE PLAN, AND THE GDC REQUIRES 40 PERCENT OF THE SITE TO BE LANDSCAPED AND THEY ARE COMPLYING WITH THAT, YOU'RE ALSO PROVIDING THE REQUIRED TEN FOOT WIDE BUFFER ALONG DAVIDSON.

THERE'S ALSO SOME SCREENING THAT IS REQUIRED SPECIFICALLY TO THE EAST AND TO THE SOUTH OF THE PROPERTY, TO THE EAST, THEY'RE PROVIDING A MINIMUM EIGHT FOOT MASONRY SCREENING WALL AND THEY'RE ALSO PROVIDING SIXTEEN CANOPY TREES, WHICH WILL BE LOCATED ON THE DEVELOPMENT SIDE OF THE SCREENING WALL.

AND IT FULLY COMPLIES WITH THE GDC STANDARD.

AND ON THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF THE PROPERTY THEY ARE PROVIDING THE EIGHT FOOT MASONRY SCREENING WALL. AND THEY'RE ALSO REQUIRED TO PUT TWENTY FIVE CANOPY TREES ON THE DEVELOPMENT SIDE OF THE SCREENING WALL, WHICH WILL BE WHICH SHOULD BE RIGHT HERE.

HOWEVER, THE APPLICANT IS ASKING FOR A DEVIATION TO ALLOW TWENTY FOUR ORNAMENTAL TREES AND FIVE CANOPY TREES ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE SCREENING WALL.

WHICH WILL BE RIGHT HERE. AND THE REASON IS THERE IS OVERHEAD UTILITY LINES AND DIFFERENCE IN GRADE SO THE APPLICANT PREFERS TO THE TREES ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE SCREEN WALL.

AND HERE ARE SOME OF THE AMENITIES WHICH SHOWS THE FENCE FOR THE DOG PARK BENCH, TRASH RECEPTACLE.

THE PET STATION.

THIS IS THE SHADED STRUCTURE.

MORE AMENITIES, THE LEFT IS THE HORSESHOE PIT, AND TO THE RIGHT IS ELEVATION OF THE PAVILION. TO THE LEFT IS THE BARBECUE PIT, TO THE RIGHT IS THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT. HERE ARE THE BUILDING ELEVATIONS, AND IT DOES COMPLY WITH THE APPLICABLE BUILDING DESIGN STANDARDS.

THIS RIGHT HERE SHOWS THE NORTH ELEVATION, WHICH IS RIGHT HERE.

THIS IS THE EAST ELEVATION TO THE TOP AND THEN THE BOTTOM PART IS THE NORTH ELEVATION.

OVER HERE SHOWS THE EAST ELEVATION.

AND THEN THE SOUTH ELEVATION TO THE WHICH IS AT THE BOTTOM.

AND THESE ARE THE COURTYARD ELEVATION.

TO THE TOP SHOWS, A PORTION OF THE COURTYARD ELEVATION AND THE BOTTOM SHOWS THE SOUTHERN ELEVATION. IN THE LAST ELEVATION IS THE WEST.

THIS IS THE ELEVATION FOR THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING.

AND IT ALSO COMPLIES WITH THE BUILDING DESIGN STANDARDS.

THIS IS THE ELEVATION FOR THE CAR PORT STRUCTURE, AND IT DOES COMPLY WITH THE CAR PORT REQUIREMENTS. AND THESE ARE THE ELEVATIONS FOR THE SCREENING WALL, TO THE LEFT IS MASONRY SCREENING WALL, AND TO THE RIGHT IS THE ORNAMENTAL FENCE, WHICH WILL BE LOCATED TO THE WEST OF THE PROPERTY.

THE REFUSING CLOSURE, AND IT IS IN COMPLIANCE.

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AND HERE'S A SUMMARY TABLE OF ALL THE DEVIATIONS PROPOSED, THE FIRST ONE IS FOR THE BUILDING HEIGHT. THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED IS FORTY FEET AND THEY'RE REQUESTING TO ALLOW FORTY FIVE FEET. AND THE PROPOSED BUILDING HEIGHT FROM A FLAT SURFACE IS JUST UNDER FORTY TWO FEET FOR THE BUILDING ELEVATION AND THE FRONT YARD WILL BE AT A LOWER THAN THE BUILDING ELEVATION BUILDING PAD ELEVATION.

AND SINCE THE BUILDING HEIGHT AS MEASURED AT THE FRONT BUILDING ELEVATION WHERE THE SITE GRADE WILL BE THE LOWEST, THE REQUEST INCLUDES A MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT OF FORTY FIVE FEET IN THE EVENT THE BUILDINGS MEASURE SLIGHTLY OVER FORTY TWO FEET.

THE SECOND ONE IS THE DENSITY, THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED IS 18 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE, AND THEY'RE REQUESTING TWENTY SEVEN DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE AND THEY'RE ASKING FOR THIS DEVIATION TO SUPPORT A RANGE OF AMENITIES AND SERVICES OFFERED.

THE NEXT DEVIATION IS FOR CARPORT STRUCTURES, THE GDC STATES THAT CARPORTS CANNOT ENCROACH INTO THE REQUIRED FRONT SIDE OR REAR YARD SETBACK, AND THE APPLICANT REQUEST TO ALLOW CARPORTS TO EXTEND INTO THE SETBACK ALONG THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN PERIMETERS.

AND THIS DEVIATION IS NEEDED TO SATISFY THE COVERED PARKING REQUIREMENT.

THE LAST DEVIATION IS FOR THE SOUTHERN PERIMETER SCREENING, THE GDC REQUIRES A PERIMETER SCREENING BETWEEN THE PROPOSED MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND THE ADJACENT SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES, ALONG WITH TWENTY FIVE LARGE CANOPY TREES THAT SHOULD BE LOCATED ON THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT SIDE OF THE WALL.

AND THE APPLICANT PROPOSES AN EIGHT FOOT MASONRY SCREENING WALL ALONG THE SOUTHERN PERIMETER. HOWEVER, THE APPLICANT PROPOSES FIVE LARGE CANOPY TREES AND TWENTY FOUR SMALL ORNAMENTAL TREES ALONG THE EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SIDE OF THE WALL.

AND THIS DEVIATION IS NEEDED BECAUSE THERE ARE OVERHEAD POWER LINES AND THEN THE GRADE DIFFERENCE. AND STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THESE ZONING CHANGE AND APPROVAL OF THE DETAILED PLAN. AND WE DID SEND OUT NOTIFICATION LETTERS, THERE WERE A TOTAL OF ONE HUNDRED SEVEN LETTERS SENT OUT AND WE RECEIVED TWO LETTERS RESPONSES WHICH WERE WITHIN A NOTIFICATION AREA AND AGAINST THE REQUEST.

AND THAT IS THE END OF MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WELL DONE.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHTY, COMMISSIONERS, ANY QUESTION? GOOD EVENING, MA'AM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

MY QUESTION PERTAINS TO THE AMENITIES OFFERED OTHER THAN THE AMENITIES THAT YOU THAT ARE LISTED. I BELIEVE THOSE AMENITIES ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE GDC.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

SO THEY'RE NOT OFFERING MORE AMENITIES THAN THE GDC REQUIRES THEY'RE OFFERING JUST AS MANY AS GDC REQUIRES.

THESE ARE THE REQUIRED AMENITIES AND THEY ARE INCOMPLIANCE.

THERE ARE SOME OTHER POSSIBLE AMENITIES THAT THE APPLICANT CAN EXPAND ON.

OK, THANK YOU. AND OK, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ALRIGHTY? I GUESS IT'S TIME TO ASK THE APPLICANT IN WE HAVE AVIS CHAISSON AND MAXWELL FISHER, WHOEVER WANTS TO CHIME IN FIRST.

I THINK TRACEY IS WORKING ON THAT.

YES. CHAIRMAN COMMISSIONERS' MAXWELL FISHER WITH MASTERPLAN 2201 MAIN STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS, 75201 REPRESENTING PALLADIUM USA.

WE ALSO HAVE A AVIS CHAISSON ONLINE.

SHE'S THE DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE.

SHE'S GOING TO BE MAKING THE SECOND HALF OF OUR PRESENTATION TONIGHT.

WE ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER TEAM MEMBERS ONLINE THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT COME UP THAT WE CANT ANSWER.

SO WE'LL GET STARTED IF I COULD SHARE MY SCREEN.

GO AHEAD. LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN SEE IT.

SEE IT NOW. OK, SO THIS IS EMBREE EASTSIDE BY PALLADIUM WILL BE THE THIRD DEVELOPMENT LIVING, WHICH WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL THIS PAST JUNE.

IT IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION NEAR BELTLINE AND CRIST.

VERY EXCITED TO BRING A THIRD DEVELOPMENT TO GARLAND AND ARE HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THE

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COMMUNITY. STAFF DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF PRESENTING THE PROPOSAL.

I'LL TRY TO ADD SOME ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO HELP Y'ALL EVALUATE THE REQUEST.

THIS PROPOSAL IS A GREAT SITE FOR RESIDENTIAL.

IT'S EAST OF DOWNTOWN.

IT'S NEAR A NUMBER OF CITY SERVICES AND I'LL GET INTO WHY WE THINK THIS IS A SITE BETTER SUITED FOR A MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AS OPPOSED TO RETAIL.

IT'S A FOUR POINT ONE ACRE SITE.

IT IS A BASICALLY A LEFTOVER PORTION OF THE CHURCH PROPERTY.

THE CHURCH IS IN FULL SUPPORT, OF COURSE, AS THE SELLER OF THE PROPERTY.

THEY'RE GOING TO REMAIN AND WE WOULD BE IN ADDITION TO NEXT TO THEIR DEVELOPMENT.

WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT SITE FOR RESIDENTIAL BECAUSE IT'S NEAR CITY SERVICES.

THERE'S ALSO QUITE A BIT OF NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OR WITHIN A SHORT DRIVE OF THE SITE. AND IT'S ALSO CLOSE TO PARKLAND GARLAND HEALTH CENTER AND ALSO DART BUS STOPS THERE WITHIN PROXIMITY TO THE PROPERTY.

A FEW REASONS WHY WE THINK RETAIL IS NOT APPROPRIATE HERE IS ONE IS IT'S NOT VERY GOOD, DOESN'T HAVE EXCELLENT ACCESS FOR RETAIL.

SO A LOT OF RETAILERS WOULDN'T WANT TO GO HERE BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE QUICK, EASY ACCESS THAT YOU HAVE IN AN INTERSECTION.

ALSO, THE VISIBILITY IS LIMITED.

IT'S HAD MOST OF ITS THAT'S A THAT'S A STREET THAT USED TO BE A THROUGH STREET.

NOW IT'S A DEAD END STREET THAT PROVIDES ACCESS ONLY TO THE RESIDENTS TO THE EAST.

SO WE DON'T EVEN IF RETAIL WERE TO DEVELOP HERE, WE DON'T THINK IT'S THE BEST USE.

YOU ALSO COULD HAVE BACK A HOUSE, RETAIL OPERATIONS WITH THE RETAILER CLOSER TO THE RESIDENTIAL THAN WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING HERE.

SO ADDITIONAL RESIDENTIAL WOULD ACTUALLY SUPPORT THE EXISTING RETAIL, WHICH WE KNOW ALIGNS WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

I'D LIKE TO HAND IT OFF. I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE CREDIT TO OUR DESIGN TEAM.

I THINK WE'VE SITE PLANNED THIS SITE.

WE'VE PUSHED THE BUILDING AWAY FROM THE RESIDENTIAL TO THE SOUTH.

IN THE EAST, YOU CAN SEE WE'VE GOT SIGNIFICANT SETBACKS HERE WITH OUR ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN UNIT DEVELOPMENT.

IT WILL BE THREE STORY.

THE BUILDING HAS BEEN ORIENT TO DESIGN TO WHERE OUR PATIO OR BALCONIES ARE EITHER FAR AWAY FROM THE RESIDENTIAL ARE THERE AREN'T ANY ADJACENT TO THE RESIDENTIAL, INCLUDING OUR NEAREST POINT ON OUR EASTERN END WHERE IT'S JUST THE END OF THE BUILDING.

SO THERE WON'T BE ANY BALCONIES THERE, BUT I'LL GET INTO THE HEIGHT DIFFERENCE.

BUT WE WOULD HAVE A RANGE OF AMENITIES THAT FAR EXCEED THE CITY'S MINIMUM STANDARDS.

THE CITY'S MINIMUMS INCLUDE CLUBHOUSE, POOL, WHERE ACTUALLY WE WOULD PROVIDE A BUSINESS CENTER WITH WIFI, A CONFERENCE ROOM, A CLUB ROOM, A STATE OF THE ART FITNESS CENTER.

THOSE THINGS ARE REQUIRED, HOWEVER, ALSO DOING PLAYGROUND, HORSESHOE PIT, A DOG PARK WITH SHADE STRUCTURES, A BARBECUE STATION WITH A COVERED PAVILION.

THOSE ARE ALL, IN ADDITION, ARE ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT THE CITY REQUIRES.

TO ANSWER A QUESTION ON THAT, WE'RE GETTING THE PARKING WHERE WE'RE REQUIRED TO HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO PARKING SPACES.

WE'RE PROVIDING ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE.

SO WE COMPLY WITH THE PARKING REQUIREMENT.

AS STAFF STATED, A MINIMUM OF FIFTY PERCENT OF OUR PARKING MUST BE COVERED OR A MINIMUM OF ONE PER UNIT, AND WE'RE COMPLYING WITH THAT REQUIREMENT ALSO.

GET INTO THE LANDSCAPING AND SITE PLANNING A BIT HERE, REALIZING WE HAVE RESIDENTIAL ADJACENCIES. WE WANT TO BE VERY SENSITIVE TO HOW WE'RE LAYING THE SITE OUT.

THIS IS SORT OF A COMBO LANDSCAPE PLAN.

I ALSO HAVE SOME CONTOUR, SOME ELEVATION POINTS.

YOU'LL SEE WHERE THE SITE IS HEAVILY SLOPED.

WE HAVE AN ELEVATION OF FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE FEET ALONG DAVIDSON.

AND THEN IT QUICKLY RISES TO FOUR EIGHTY FIVE AT THE FRONT OF OUR PROPERTY AND THEN TOWARDS THE BACK WE'RE LOOKING AT FOUR EIGHTY EIGHT AND FOUR NINETY ONE.

SO YOU'RE LOOKING AT AN INCREASE AND THEN WHEN YOU WHEN YOU HIT THE RESIDENTIAL ALLEY ALONG OUR SOUTHERN PROPERTY LINE, WE HAVE A GREAT DIFFERENTIAL THAT RANGES ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO SEVENTEEN FEET, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE IN THE PROPERTY.

THE AVERAGE IS TEN TO TWELVE FOOT GREAT DIFFERENTIAL.

SO OUR DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO FEEL, EVEN THOUGH IT'S THREE STORIES, IT'S GOING TO FEEL LIKE A TWO STORY DEVELOPMENT FROM THE SOUTHERN, THE HOMES IN THE SOUTH.

NOT TO MENTION I CREATED A LITTLE PROFILE HERE, BOTH ALONG OUR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN PERIMETERS. WE HAVE A RETAINING WALL.

OUR PARKING LOT WILL BE BELOW THAT RETAINING WALL AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT RETAINING WALL.

AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A SCREENING WALL ON TOP OF THAT ON THE RESIDENTIAL ALLEY SIDE.

SO THE EIGHT FOOT SAID WERE GOING TO A EIGHT FOOT INSTEAD OF SIX FEET.

THE EIGHT FOOT WALL WE'RE PROVIDING A SCREEN, NOT TO MENTION WE'LL HAVE ORNAMENTAL TREES

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THAT WILL GROW ABOVE THAT EIGHT FOOT SCREEN TO PROVIDE THE BEST SCREENING FROM OUR DEVELOPMENT. HERE IS A LOOK OF THE RENDERING AS YOU HEAD INTO THE ENTRY POINT OFF OF DAVIDSON, I THINK THE ART, THE ARCHITECTURE TEAM DID A GREAT JOB HEBK IN DESIGNING THIS.

WE DON'T JUST HAVE LINEAR LONG BUILDINGS HERE.

YOU HAVE A SINGLE BUILDING THAT LOOKS LIKE A NICE RESIDENTIAL ENCLAVE, HAS A GREAT APPEARANCE AS YOU COME AND ENTER THE FACILITY, YOU HAVE QUITE A BIT OF HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ARTICULATION.

YOU HAVE DIFFERENT ROOFLINE, DIFFERENT MATERIALS TO PROVIDE GREAT INTEREST AND APPEAL WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT. SO HATS OFF TO THE DESIGN TEAM HERE.

ONE THING WE WANTED TO DO IS ALSO SORT OF BETTER SHOW OR EXPLAIN HOW THIS SITE SETS LOW AND FIT IN. THAT THREE STORY FITS IN REALLY WELL WITH OUR SITE AROUND US.

YOU CAN SEE THAT TOP PHOTO IS OUR VIEW WEST CURTIS DRIVE AND THE RESIDENTIAL HOUSE IS ON OUR LEFT SIDE THERE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT'S MUCH HIGHER THAN OUR GRADE WE'RE BASICALLY BURIED A STORY BELOW.

SO THIS WILL VERY MUCH ACT AND FEEL LIKE A TWO STORY BUILDING, WHICH IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN A TWO STORY HOUSE.

YOU CAN ALSO HAVE GREAT SEPARATION, WE'RE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR FEET FROM THE NEAREST PROPERTY LINE AND TWO HUNDRED AND TEN FEET FROM THE NEAREST HOUSE ALONG OUR SOUTHERN PROPERTY LINE. ANOTHER VANTAGE POINT LOOKING TO OUR EAST ARE THE HOMES TO OUR EAST ARE CLOSER TO GRADE.

HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE A SIXTY FIVE FOOT SET BACK FROM RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LINE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE FEET TO THE NEAREST HOUSE.

AND AGAIN, WE DON'T HAVE ANY BALCONIES FACING THAT DIRECTION FROM OUR NEAREST POINT.

TWO MORE. ONE VIEW NORTH LOOKING FROM RICHARD DRIVE.

IT SHOWS BOTH THE CHURCH AND THE EASTERN HOMES ON THE EAST ON RICHARD DRIVE.

IT SHOWS YOU THAT OUR BUILDING WILL EFFECTIVELY BE THE SAME HEIGHT AS THE CHURCH.

THE CHURCH IS TWENTY FIVE FEET OUR BUILDINGS CLOSER TO FORTY THREE.

HOWEVER, WITH THE GRADE CHANGE, IT WILL BE ROUGHLY THE SAME.

AND THEN ANOTHER CLOSER SHOT SHOWING THE CHURCHES IS LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING THE CHURCH ON THE WEST SIDE AND THE DEVELOPMENT ON THE EAST.

YOU CAN SEE A GRADE DIFFERENTIAL THERE TOO.

I WILL GO THROUGH QUICKLY THE RELIEF THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR.

THAT STAFF WENT OVER AND I'LL TURN IT OVER TO AVIS AFTER THAT.

WE'RE ASKING FOR THE BUILDING HEIGHT INCREASED FROM FORTY TO FORTY FIVE FEET TO ALLOW FOR NINE FEET INTERIOR CEILINGS PROVIDE THAT IT LINES WITH A BETTER QUALITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTERIOR. WE'RE WANTING TO INCREASE OUR DENSITY TO TWENTY SEVEN UNITS PER ACRE TO PROVIDE A RANGE OF AMENITIES AND SERVICES OFFERED.

AND THIS ALSO BELIEVE ALIGNS WITH A LOT OF THE MULTIFAMILY PROPOSALS THAT HAVE COME BEFORE YOU. RECENTLY IN AN OUR SET, OUR CAR PARTS WOULD BE IN OUR SETBACKS AND TO BASICALLY TO MEET THAT MINIMUM 50 PERCENT REQUIREMENT.

HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE GRADE CHANGE, BECAUSE THERE'S NO MASSING ON A CARPORT, YOU DON'T HAVE THE SAME IMPACT TO OUR NEIGHBORS.

NOT TO MENTION WE HAVE A PERIMETER SCREENING LAW THAT WOULD BLOCK YOU OF IT ANYWAY.

AND THEN THE LAST ITEM IS WE'RE ASKING FOR SOME ORNAMENTAL TREES INSTEAD OF CANOPY TREES TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH OVERHEAD POWERLINES ABOVE OUR ALLEY.

I WILL STOP THERE AND I'LL TURN IT OVER TO AVIS.

I'LL BE ADVANCING THE SLIDES.

AND I LIKE TO STANDBY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THE CHAIRMAN OR THE PUBLIC HAVE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MAXWELL.

GOOD EVENING. CHAIR ROBERTS AND MEMBERS OF THE GARLAND PLANNING COMMISSIONER.

MY NAME IS AVIS CHAISSON.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AT PALLADIUM USA.

13455 NOEL RD, SUITE 400 DALLAS, TEXAS 75240.

IT'S MY PLEASURE TO PRESENT WHY THIS IS A PERFECT SITE FOR COMPACT MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL. I WANT TO THANK STAFF FOR THEIR REVIEW AND GETTING BACK WITH US.

MAKE THIS THE BEST DEVELOPMENT AND PLAN WE COULD POSSIBLY BRING FORWARD TO YOU FOR CONSIDERATION. SO ONE STAFF DOES RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

AS STAFF MENTIONED, IT DOES MEET THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND ENVISION GARLAND.

IT'S A COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT, TAKING AN UNDERUTILIZED SITE THAT IS CURRENTLY ZONED COMMUNITY RETAIL AND TURN IT INTO A COMPACT URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD, AS MAXWELL PRESENTED, THAT WILL COMPLEMENT THE SURROUNDING RESIDENTIAL AND BE A NICE ENCLAVE.

IT'S ALSO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

IT WILL PROVIDE A RANGE OF HOUSING ALTERNATIVES THAT ARE AND MAKE SURE IT'S AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYERS AND RESIDENTS WHO ARE COMING TO LIVE IN THE CITY OF GARLAND AND VARIOUS LIFESTYLE STAGES.

IT'S ALSO A VITAL NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDING BLOCK.

IT'S INTRODUCING A NEW HOUSING TYPE THROUGH INFILL AND REDEVELOPMENT OF A VACANT OR OBSOLETE NON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

WE'RE INCREASING MOBILITY OPTIONS.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE SITE PLAN, WE'RE CONNECTING THE SIDEWALK ALONG DAVIDSON TO EXISTING SIDEWALK SO OUR RESIDENTS CAN ACCESS THAT NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL, SO THEY'LL HAVE ACCESS TO

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THOSE DART STATIONS AND THEY CAN WALK AND RIDE THEIR BIKES.

CURRENTLY, THE PROPERTY IS TAX EXEMPT AND WILL BE TAKING ON PROPERTY THAT IS TAX EXEMPT AND PLACING IT ON THE TAX ROLLS SO THE CITY WILL BENEFIT FROM THE REVENUE.

THE NEXT SLIDE THAT WE HAVE HERE ARE ACTUAL PHOTOS OF OUR PALLADIUM GARLAND SITE.

SO YOU CAN SEE THE EXPECTED FINISH OUT THAT PALLADIUM USA DELIVERS WE'RE OVER ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY YEAR COMPANY THAT'S BEEN DELIVERING ASSETS THROUGHOUT NORTH TEXAS SINCE THE EARLY 1990S.

SO WE HAVE THAT WONDERFUL BUSINESS CENTER WITH THE FREE WIFI.

OUR RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COME IN, ESPECIALLY NOW WITH A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT, AND USE OUR COMPUTERS THAT WILL BE OUTFITTED WITH PRINTERS AS WELL.

WE HAVE A STATE OF THE ART FITNESS CENTER WITH GREAT EQUIPMENT.

WE ALSO HAVE A CHILDREN'S PLAYROOM IN THE CLUBHOUSE AND THOUGHTFULLY DESIGN ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES. WE HAVE WINDOWS THAT LOOK INTO BOTH THE BUSINESS LAB AND THE FITNESS CENTER INTO THE CHILDREN'S PLAYROOM.

SO PARENTS, WHILE THEY'RE EITHER WORKING OR WORKING OUT, THEY CAN WATCH THE CHILDREN AS THEY PLAY IN THE PLAYROOM. AND WE HAVE INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES IN THAT PLAYROOM.

THE TILES ARE ON THE FLOOR OR WE WALK ON THEM AND THEY CHANGE COLORS.

THE LAST PHOTO IS OUR KNOCK-OUT CLUBHOUSE, WHERE RESIDENTS CAN COME IN AND UTILIZE THAT SPACE FOR ENTERTAINING HOPEFULLY NOW, ESPECIALLY AS WE'RE COMING DOWN OFF OF COVID.

BUT THERE IS A KITCHENETTE IN THERE ALSO FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, MAXWELL. SO, AGAIN, THIS IS OUR PALLADIUM GARLAND SITE ACTUAL PHOTO OF AN INTERIOR OF OUR UNIT.

SO TALKING ABOUT HOW WE EXCEED THE CITY OF GARLAND GDC MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR SQUARE FOOTAGE. AND WHILE WE'RE ASKING FOR SOME OF THE RELIEF FROM THE CODE, WE HAVE HIGH NINE FOOT CEILINGS. WE OFFER A FORTY TWO INCH UPPER CABINETS WITH PULLS.

MOST SINGLE FAMILY, HIGH END RESIDENTIAL FAMILY HOMES DO NOT HAVE PULLS, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS UNDER MOUNTED, SINKS, HARDWOODS, TILE FLOORING.

SO KNOCK-OUT AMENITIES FOR THE FUTURE RESIDENTS OF GARLAND TO COME HERE AND LIVE.

WE ALSO HAVE COVERED PATIOS AND BALCONIES WITH AMPLE STORAGE BUILT IN WALK IN CLOSETS.

AND WE ALSO HAVE A.D.A ACCESSIBLE UNITS.

WE OFFER FULL SIZED WASHER AND DRYER CONNECTIONS AND MODERN LIGHTING PACKAGES.

OK, MAXWELL NEXT SLIDE.

SO HERE AT PALLADIUM WE ALSO PRIDE OURSELVES AND BEING ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY AND ENGAGING OUR RESIDENTS.

WE OFFER DIFFERENT TYPES OF SERVICES AND PROGRAMS AND DO COMMUNITY OUTREACH EARLY ON IN THE PROCESS BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE GREAT NEIGHBORS.

WE'LL HAVE A FOOD PANTRY ON SITE.

WE HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

WE OFFER THIS ON ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES, INCLUDING OUR SENIOR LIVING PROPERTIES, WHERE WE WORK WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO GIVE AWAY ABOUT FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY EACH YEAR. WE ALSO HAVE AN ANNUAL HEALTH CARE WILL DO ANNUAL INCOME TAX PREPARATION, PROVIDE NOTARY SERVICES, WE'LL DO ARTS, CRAFT AND OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. AND THEN WE'LL HAVE SPECIAL EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

JUST THIS PAST YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE STATE FAIR NOT BEING OPEN REGULARLY TO THE PUBLIC, WE HOSTED A STATE FAIR ON OUR PROPERTY AND THE RESIDENTS REALLY LOVED IT, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE SIGNS WITH THE HOWDY PALLADIUM.

SO THIS IS ACTUALLY AT OUR GARLAND PROPERTY.

NEXT SLIDE MAXWELL. AGAIN, COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

WE WORKED VERY EARLY ON WITH DEPUTY MAYOR TEM MORRIS.

WE MET WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND WILL GUERIN, DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND AN ADVANCED COORDINATOR.

AND WE'VE BEEN KEEPING IN TOUCH, GIVING THEM AN UPDATE WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS.

WE REACHED OUT TO COMMUNITY LEADERS, PRESIDENT OF THE RAINBOW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, EMMA CRAYTON WE ALSO REACHED OUT TO THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANGIE CHEN BUTTON TO LET HER KNOW ABOUT OUR DEVELOPMENTS COMING INTO THIS DISTRICT.

WE SCHEDULED ZOOM MEETINGS WITH FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER ANNIE DICKSON, WHO IS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF US IN BRINGING THIS DEVELOPMENT INTO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

WHERE THERE HASN'T BEEN RECENT DEVELOPMENT GOING ON AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS VERY EXCITED FOR US TO DEVELOP AND UTILIZE THE SPACE AND MAKE GREAT USE OF THE SPACE.

WE'VE ALSO CANVASED THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND DELIVERED DOOR HANGERS TO THE RESIDENTS IN THE RAINBOW ESTATES AND GLYNHILL ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD AND MET WITH BUSINESS LEADERS.

WE ALSO DISTRIBUTED THE DOOR HANGERS IN SPANISH, NEXT SLIDE MAXWELL.

SO WE HAVE LETTERS OF SUPPORT FROM THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

THEY PROVIDED A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR OUR DEVELOPMENT AND OUR APPLICATIONS.

AGAIN, FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ANNIE DICKSON IS SUPPORTED AND PROVIDED A LETTER AND ALSO PAUL MAYER WITH GARLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

WE HAVE A LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF REACH, THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF METRO CARE SERVICES, GREAT NONPROFITS IN THE CITY, AND PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND

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. BUSINESSES THAT ARE LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF DAIRY ROAD AND STATE HIGHWAY 66, THE TRENDSETTERS BARBER AND SALON.

I HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION WITH HIM.

HE'S EXCITED FOR OUR DEVELOPMENTS COME ON BOARD JUST FOR INCREASED TRAFFIC AND HOPEFULLY THAT THE EXISTING RETAIL THAT'S THERE, THE OWNER WOULD HOPEFULLY HELP IMPROVE THE BUILDING. SO HE'S HOPEFUL THAT IT COULD BE A CATALYST FOR FURTHER REDEVELOPMENT AND OTHER PROPERTY OR OTHER BUSINESSES, VALENTINE CUTS, THE OWNERS OF MR. J. FOOD STORE, AND STOP N GO, AND AS MAXWELL ADVANCES THE SLIDE YOU CAN SEE OUR SUPPORT LETTERS FROM THE CITY OF GARLAND CITY COUNCIL, AN ACTUAL RESOLUTION THAT WAS PROVIDED ON FEBRUARY 23RD AND ADOPTED.

AND THEN A BEAUTIFUL WRITTEN PERSONAL LETTER FROM FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER ANNIE DICKSON TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS DEVELOPMENT CAN SERVE FOR A SITE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO GREW UP IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND CAN COME BACK AND LIVE AND HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE IN THE CITY OF GARLAND. SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED FOR THAT.

AND THEN THE LETTER FROM PAUL MAYER WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF REACH, WHO PROVIDES THEN METRO CARE SERVICES TO HELP TO IMPROVE NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEN THE LOCAL BUSINESSES.

SO WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE YOUR YOUR TIME FOR US TO PROVIDE SHOW YOU OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH STRATEGY. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID AS WELL IS WE SENT LETTERS TO THOSE THAT ARE WITHIN FOUR HUNDRED FEET OF THE DEVELOPMENT SITE AS WELL, SO THEY COULD ASK QUESTIONS OF US AND GET TO KNOW WHO WE ARE, BECAUSE LIKE I MENTIONED, WE WANT TO BE GREAT NEIGHBORS TO THOSE THAT LIVE IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS AS WELL.

WE ASK THAT YOU APPROVE AGENDA ITEMS 3A AND 3B, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY DEVELOPING OUR THIRD SITE IN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'LL GET YOU TO UN SHARE YOUR SCREEN THERE LET'S SEE, I DON'T THINK YOUR OTHER SPEAKERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

AND WE HAVE A CITIZEN.

JUST JESSICA.

HI, GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS JESSICA YES, I NEED YOUR NAME AND GOT YOUR NAME.

NEED YOUR ADDRESS. JESSICA GARLAND. WE'RE LOCATED ON 1010 STATE HIGHWAY 66.

SO WE WILL BE NEIGHBORS WITH EMBREE.

WE ARE IN FULL SUPPORT OF ZONING CASE FOR EMBREE.

INSIDE OUR CHURCH OWNS FOUR ACRES OF VACANT LAND.

WE BELIEVE THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL BRING NEW INVESTMENT TO OUR CHURCH, COMMUNITY, AND TO THE CITY OF GARLAND.

WHEN THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM CAME TO US WITH THEIR IDEA, WE WERE EXCITED, AS WE BELIEVE IT WILL BE A GOOD ADDITION FOR GARLAND COMMUNITY AND OUR CHURCH, WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE DEVELOPMENT, THEIR TRACK RECORD AND THEIR WILLINGNESS TO BE FLEXIBLE WITH OUR NEEDS. SINCE COVID-19 AS MANY OUR WORLD DRASTICALLY CHANGED IN THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT HELPS US CONTINUE TO OPERATE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WE LOVE SO MUCH, CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR LONG STANDING CONGREGATION WHILE PROVIDING NEW HIGH QUALITY HOUSING FOR THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY.

I RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOU VOTE IN SUPPORT OF THE ZONING CASE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, TRACY, IS THERE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP? THERE IS THERE IS ONE OTHER SPEAKER.

HER NAME IS ISELA TREVINO.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

HI, MY NAME IS ISELA TREVINO MY ADDRESS IS 1029 MY HUSBAND'S HERE WITH ME.

YEAH, WE GOT WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE CITY, BUT IT LOOKED LIKE JUST A REGULAR SEEN WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND WE'RE NOT FOR IT, BECAUSE WE LIVE.

MY HOUSE IS RIGHT BEHIND THE CHURCH, THE VACANT LOT.

AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE OUR NEIGHBORS UP AND DOWN THE STREET ON RICHARD WERE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON, AND MAYBE FIVE PERCENT OF THE NEIGHBORS DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

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THEY RECEIVED THE LETTER.

THEY PROBABLY TRASHED IT JUST LIKE WE WERE GOING TO.

AND SO I ASKED THEIR OPINION AND NOBODY SAID THAT WITH IT, WE'RE WE'RE ALL AGAINST IT.

WE DON'T WANT THE TRAFFIC, WE DON'T WANT THE EXTRA PEOPLE WALKING AROUND.

I MEAN, IT'S A BIG NEIGHBORHOOD TO BEGIN WITH.

THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC ON 66 ALRIGHTY.

A LOT OF ACCIDENTS.

YEAH, INTERSECTIONS.

THERE'S A LOT OF RIFFRAFF THAT COMES UP AND DOWN OUR STREETS.

BUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VOTING FOR THIS DON'T LIVE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS WE GO THROUGH.

ON THE DAY, ON A DAILY BASIS, ON THE INS AND OUTS OF OUR DAYS, AND WE THINK THAT IF THIS WAS TO HAPPEN, IT WOULDN'T BE A GOOD THING FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, IT'S GOING TO THE PROPERTY OWNERS ARE GOING TO BENEFIT FROM IT.

THE STORES ARE GOING TO BENEFIT FROM THIS, BUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WON'T BECAUSE WE DON'T WE HAVE NO IDEA THE TYPE OF PEOPLE THAT IT'S GOING TO BRING IN IF IT'S GOING TO BRING CRIME INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH WE REALLY DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH CRIME IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING HERE, WE'VE BEEN LIVING HERE FOR 30 PLUS YEARS.

AND EVERYBODY THAT WE'VE SPOKEN TO ARE AGAINST IT.

BUT AS MY HUSBAND SAID, THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE LETTER WAS ABOUT BECAUSE IT CAME JUST AS A CITY OF GARLAND.

I THOUGHT IT WAS I THOUGHT IT WAS A CITATION BEFORE I OPENED IT.

AND UNTIL I GOT TO READING IT IS WHEN I KNEW WHAT IT WAS ABOUT AND WE TOOK THE TIME TO WALK UP AND DOWN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND SPEAK TO THE NEIGHBORS, AND NOBODY IS FOR IT.

EVERYBODY'S AGAINST IT BECAUSE EVERYBODY FEELS THE SAME WAY WE DO.

WHAT DO Y'ALL THINK ABOUT THAT. WELL, APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT, SIR.

I'M GOING TO NEED YOUR NAME FOR OUR RECORD, TOO.

GONZALES TREVINO OK.

THANK YOU. I THINK I'LL ASK THE APPLICANTS AND I BELIEVE ITS OWNER OPERATOR.

AND SO EVERYTHING. YEAH. THANK YOU.

SO, YES.

SO PALLADIUM, UNLIKE 80 85 PERCENT OF DEVELOPERS, PALLADIUM IS A DEVELOPER AND AN OPERATOR. A LOT OF DEVELOPERS WILL DEVELOP A PROPERTY AND THEN THEY'LL SELL IT WITHIN FIVE YEARS TO A LARGER MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPER WHO IS SET UP TO MANAGE AND OPERATE OWN MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT.

FOR A LONG TIME, PALLADIUM IS ACTUALLY A DEVELOPER AND OPERATOR.

THEY WILL BE THE LONG TERM HOLDER.

SO WHAT YOU'RE SEEING, WHICH IS WHAT YOU SEE OUT OF PALLADIUM AS AN OPERATOR, IS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET FOR GENERATION OR LONGER GENERATIONS OR LONGER.

SO THIS THEY'RE A TOP DEVELOPER AND TOP OPERATOR.

SO THIS WILL NOT BE FLIPPED AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE ISSUES WITH THE OPERATION.

I WILL SAY THAT THEY'RE THE REVIEW THAT PEOPLE GO THROUGH TO LIVE AT A PALLADIUM DEVELOPMENT IS VERY RIGOROUS, BACKGROUND CHECKS, SEVERAL DIFFERENT REVIEWS THAT ARE TYPICALLY NOT REQUIRED FOR SOMEONE IF YOU'RE JUST GOING TO GO RENT A HOUSE FROM SOME INDIVIDUAL. SO WE WILL HAVE A SAFE, SECURE DEVELOPMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ADDING ELEMENTS OF CRIME. PALLADIUM, LIKE MANY MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPERS, DEFINITELY EMBRACE WHAT THEY CALL DESIGN, THROUGH LIGHTING, THROUGH SECURITY.

THIS WILL BE A GATED DEVELOPMENT.

THIS WILL BE A HIGH QUALITY DEVELOPMENT IN EVERY RESPECT.

AS FAR AS NOTIFICATION GOES, WE DO OUR BEST TO REACH OUT TO ANYONE WHO'S INTERESTED.

WE HAD TWO THE DEVELOPER SET OUT TWO DIFFERENT FORMS OF COMMUNICATION, A DOOR HANGER AND A LETTER THAT I PERSONALLY WROTE.

SO I KNOW IT WENT OUT, WE WROTE AS A TEAM, BUT AND THEN WE ALSO CITIES NOTIFICATION WAS ALSO SENT OUT. SO THERE WERE THREE LAYERS, SO TO SPEAK, OF THREE TIMES OF NOTIFICATION.

WE'RE HAPPY TO MEET WITH ANYONE ON THIS DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN NOW AND AS IT MOVES FORWARD AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND DO WHAT WE CAN TO EDUCATE AND BE A PARTNER IN THIS COMMUNITY. AND I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ON TO WHAT MAXWELL SAID.

SO NOT ONLY ARE WE LONG TERM PROPERTY OWNERS AND OPERATORS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE AN IN-HOUSE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY, TOO.

SO THAT WILL MANAGE THE PROPERTY AS WELL.

AND MAXWELL MENTIONED OUR STRINGENT BACKGROUND CHECKS AND ACTUALLY JOHN MAXWELL, WHO THE PRESIDENT OF OUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY IS ONLINE.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW OUR PROCESS AND WE PRIDE OURSELVES, LIKE I SAID, ON MAINTAINING OUR PROPERTIES, WE'RE GREAT NEIGHBORS.

FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO ME.

MY NAME WAS ON ONE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS AND NUMBERS AND EMAIL, SO I AM AVAILABLE TO

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ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND TO WORK WITH YOU TO TO RESOLVE SO THE PUBLIC KNOWS THE CITY OF GARLAND SENDS OUT LETTERS AS SOON AS THEY CAN ON ANY PROJECT. AND WE RECENTLY REDID OUR LETTERS TO BE IN THREE LANGUAGES.

AND SO THEY GO OUT TO WITHIN FOUR HUNDRED FEET OF THE PROPERTY WHERE STATE LAW ONLY REQUIRES TWO HUNDRED FEET.

SO WE WE DOUBLE THE REQUIRED AMOUNT.

PLUS, WE ALSO RECENTLY REDID OUR SIGN.

SO HOPEFULLY YOU SAW THOSE BRIGHT GREEN AND BLACK LETTERING SIGNS OUT THERE.

SO WE DO TRY TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW.

AND APPARENTLY THE APPLICANT DID MORE THAN WHAT I SEE MOST APPLICANTS DO IS THEY MADE THEIR OWN EFFORTS AT OUTREACH.

SO JUST TO LET YOU KNOW WE TRY TO CONTACT YOU.

SORRY THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE IT UNTIL THEN.

I'M GLAD YOU DIDN'T THROW THE LETTER AWAY.

ALRIGHTY, I THINK WE HAVE NO OTHER SPEAKERS, SO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO THE COMMISSION FOR A MOTION OR DISCUSSION.

COMMISSIONER JENKINS, MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

YOU HAVE MOTION CLOSE A PUBLIC HEARING AND I SAW A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS, SO I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER JENKINS AND THE SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, WE ARE NOW IN DEBATE.

DON'T ALL SPEAK AT ONCE.

COMMISSIONER ROSE, AND IF YOU'LL UN MUTE YOURSELF, PLEASE.

WHAT KIND OF A TIME FRAME ARE YOU ALL ON TWO, THREE, FOUR YEARS OUT? SIX MONTHS OUT? WHAT? PROBABLY GOING TO BE A YEAR AND A HALF, RIGHT AVIS.

WE'LL BE UP AND RUNNING.

ACTUALLY WERE LOOKING TO CLOSE ON THE TRANSACTION BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

AND WE WOULD BE FULLY OPEN BY THE SPRING OF 2023.

ALRIGHT, ANY OTHER..

COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS. MAXWELL, IF I COULD ASK THIS QUESTION.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. ON THE TWO NOTIFICATIONS THAT Y'ALL DID IT I GUESS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, I TAKE IT.

YES, THE DOOR HANGERS OR WHATEVER IT WAS.

OBVIOUSLY THAT WASN'T A NOTICE FOR A MEETING OF SOME KIND WITH THE NEIGHBORS OR WHATEVER.

EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION WAS ON THOSE? WELL, AVIS WAS ACTUALLY PART OF THAT DIRECTLY PART OF THAT.

I'LL LET HER EXPLAIN IT MORE IN DETAIL.

BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS IT WAS EARLIER IN THE PROCESS THAT WE PROVIDED DOOR HANGERS THAT BASICALLY SHARED SOME BASIC INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSAL AND THEN IT PROVIDED SOME CONTACT INFORMATION THAT GAVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO CALL PALLADIUM.

AND WE COULD PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

AND THEN WE PROVIDED A MORE DETAILED LETTER AS WE SUBMITTED OUR APPLICATION THAT PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING EVEN EXHIBIT OF OUR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

BUT AVIS MAY BE ABLE TO FURTHER ELABORATE ON THAT.

CORRECT. SO THE DOOR HANGERS HAD A RENDERING AND INFORMATION.

WE HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE SO THEY CAN CONNECT ON FACEBOOK.

AND WE ALSO PROVIDED AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO IT CAN DIRECTLY TO MYSELF AND ONE OF OUR CONSULTANTS TO FIELD QUESTIONS.

AND WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS ON OUTREACH TO ENGAGE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AND THE DOOR HANGERS ACTUALLY WENT GREATER THAN THE FOUR HUNDRED FOOT NOTIFICATION AREA.

AS WE REACHED OUT TO THOSE IN THE GLYNNHILL ESTATES, EVERYBODY IN THE GLYNHILL ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD AND IN ALL OF THE RAINBOW ESTATES ADDITIONS NEIGHBORHOODS TO THE NORTH.

SO IT WAS A VERY BROAD, BROAD BRUSH FOR THE DOOR HANGERS BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, WE ENGAGE EARLY ON TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHO WE ARE AND THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT THAT WE DELIVER.

CAN I ASK THIS QUESTION? DID WE HAVE ANY DID YOU HAVE ANY RESPONSES FROM THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDED? SO INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, AND DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS WILL TELL YOU THAT WE RECEIVED NO OPPOSITION UNTIL THE ZONING NOTIFICATION LETTERS WENT OUT.

AND ACTUALLY, I RECEIVED TWO PHONE CALLS TODAY BASED ON MY LETTER WITH MY CONTACT INFORMATION IN OUR NOTICE THAT HAD THE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE ZONING DATE DATES IN THE CASE WITH THE RENDERING IN THE SITE PLAN, THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

YOU'RE WELCOME. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? OK, COMMISSIONER OTT.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. LOOKING AT THIS PROJECT I.

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I WAS GOING TO SAY IT'S ACTUALLY IT LOOKS LIKE A REALLY NICE PROJECT.

I MEAN, THEY'VE DONE THE LAYOUT IS EXCELLENT.

THEIR ARTICULATION IS VERY NICE.

THE OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY, WHILE IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY EFFECTIVE, IS FAR MORE THAN WHAT WE SEE WITH MOST THAT ARE COMING TO DEVELOP SOMETHING IN OUR CITY.

AND THEY SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR THAT.

I KNOW THE PALLADIUM HAS BEEN A GOOD PARTNER IN OTHER PROJECTS WE'VE HAD IN THE CITY, THE ONE THAT'S VERY CLOSE TO THAT'S IN MY DISTRICT, DISTRICT EIGHT THAT I'M VERY PLEASED TO SEE. IT'S GOING VERY NICELY AND WELL.

THERE'S EVERYTHING FROM THE EVEN THE THE TOUCH OF THE NAME EMBREE EASTSIDE.

THEY TOOK A NAME OF THE COMMUNITY AND PUT IT ON THERE.

I REALLY LIKE IT. AND WE HAVE A FIRE STATION THAT'S GOING TO BE DEVELOPING FAIRLY SOON NEAR TO THERE. I BELIEVE THAT'S WHERE B AND D COME TOGETHER IS WHERE FIRE STATION, THE DOWNTOWN STATION IS SUPPOSED TO GET RELOCATED TO.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN AN AREA THAT HASN'T HAD ANYTHING IN FOREVER.

AND SO TO SEE SOMETHING NEW AND SOMETHING OF QUALITY, I'M DEFINITELY FOR IT.

SO I THINK IT'S A PLUS FOR US.

THANK YOU. I'VE GOT A COUPLE OF THINGS, ONE, IN READING THE REPORT AND LOOKING AT THE PLANS, IT IS ONE OF THE BETTER THOUGHT OUT PRESENTATIONS AND DESIGNS I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE. I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND I DID GO BY THE SITE, AND THAT IS THAT IS A MONSTER OF A SITE IN TERMS OF TOPOGRAPHY TO DEAL WITH. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO BE HAULING OFF A LOT OF DIRT TO ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. AND I NOTICE ON THE ONE SECTION YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE CLEAR TO EVERYBODY, BUT YOU'RE RETAINING WALL.

LOOKS LIKE IT'S OFF THE PROPERTY LINE AND THE SCREEN WALL IS OFF THE PROPERTY LINE AND THE TREES ARE ON YOUR PROPERTY.

SO I'M ASSUMING THAT YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THAT STRIP TO THAT SIDE OF THE ALLEY THERE. THAT'S CORRECT.

OH AM I ALLOWED TALK. YEAH, OK.

BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING I WASN'T SURE. ?YEAH SO WE WOULD HAVE BECAUSE OF THE UNUSUAL GRADE DIFFERENCE ALONG OUR SOUTHERN PROPERTY LINE, WE'RE PUTTING OUR TREES ON THE OUTSIDE OR THE RESIDENTIAL SIDE SO THEY DO THE MOST BENEFIT, BUT THEY WILL BE ON OUR PROPERTY AND WE'LL BE MAINTAINING THOSE REGULARLY.

GOOD. AND THIS IS PROBABLY A QUESTION FOR STAFF WHEN I DROVE DAVIDSON AND THAT STREETS IN PRETTY SORRY SHAPE THE STREET BEHIND IT IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE BECAUSE IT'S JUST FRESHLY REDONE ALONG RESIDENTIAL THERE.

AND THEY MENTIONED ABOUT THE TRAFFIC.

IS THERE ANY PLANS TO HAVE THE APPLICANT OR FOR THE CITY TO IMPROVE DAVIDSON? AND IS THERE ANY TALK ABOUT SIGNALIZATION THERE ONCE WE BRING MORE UNITS IN OR ANYTHING? AS TRAFFIC LOOKED AT THAT, YOU MAY NOT HAVE THAT ANSWER, BUT MAYBE IT WAS IN THE DISCUSSIONS, I DON'T KNOW.

I CAN ADDRESS THAT.

YOU GO AHEAD, MAXWELL. YEAH, I WAS GOING TO SAY WE WORK CLOSELY WITH TRANSPORTATION AND ENGINEERING ON IT, AND THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL PRODUCE LESS THAN 700 TRIPS.

SO IT DIDN'T EVEN TRIGGER WHAT IS TYPICALLY REQUIRED AS A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.

SO WE ONLY HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN UNITS.

IT'S FAIRLY LIMITED DEVELOPMENT IN TERMS OF TRAFFIC.

OUR ONE ACCESS POINT WAS ADEQUATE BESIDES OUR EMERGENCY OR SECOND EMERGENCY ACCESS THROUGH THE CHURCH PROPERTY.

I UNDERSTAND THAT DAVIDSON WOULD REMAIN A TWO LANE ROAD IN THIS.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL I HAD. ALL RIGHT.

IF THERE ARE NO MORE QUESTIONS, I TOSS IT BACK TO THE COMMISSION FOR A MOTION.

CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONER JENKINS, I MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE BOTH ITEMS 3A AND 3B, I BELIEVE.

THAT WOULD BE THE REQUEST, TO THE ZONING CHANGE OF A PLAN DEVELOPMENT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT IN THE DETAILED PLAN AS PRESENTED.

ALRIGHTY MOTION BY COMMISSIONER JENKINS AND THE FIRST.

SECOND WAS BY COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS TO APPROVE THE CHANGE IN ZONING TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, MULTIFAMILY USES AND APPROVAL OF THE DETAILED PLAN.

ANY DISCUSSION? THE MOTION IS TO APPROVE ITEMS 3A AND 3B, PLEASE VOTE.

THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN. COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU ALL.

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YOU'RE WELCOME.

NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS CONSIDER THE MISCELLANEOUS ITEM.

[Items 4.a. & 4.b.]

AND IT IS ALSO A TWO PARTER, WHICH I WILL READ TOGETHER AND WE'LL TRY TO DO IN ONE MOTION. IF WE HAVE TO BREAK IT DOWN, WE WILL.

CONSIDERATION THE APPLICATION OF GOOD SAMARITANS OF GARLAND REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A MAJOR WAIVER TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT BUILDING FOR AN EXISTING SOCIAL SERVICE FACILITY, AGENCY AND PROPERTY OWNED DOWNTOWN DISTRICT IN TOWN RESIDENTIAL SUBDISTRICT.

THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 212 AND 214 NORTH TWELFTH STREET ITEM 4B CONSIDERATION OF THE APPLICATION OF GOOD SAMARITANS OF GARLAND REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT BUILDING WITH THE STORAGE RESTROOMS AND OFFICE SPACE. SAME ADDRESS.

212 AND 214 NORTH TWELFTH STREET.

MR. GUERIN. GOOD EVENING MR. CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONERS.

YOU CAN SEE THAT OK. YES.

OK, GREAT. WELL, THIS IS A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FOOD PANTRY BUILDING FOR THE GOOD SAMARITANS OF GARLAND.

BUILDING WOULD INCLUDE RESTROOMS AND AN OFFICE TO REPLACE AN EXISTING FOOD PANTRY BUILDING. THE LOCATION IS 214 NORTH TWELFTH STREET.

AND AGAIN, THE APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNERS, THE GOOD SAMARITANS OF GARLAND.

THE CURRENT ZONING IS WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT WITH THE INTOWN RESIDENTIAL NORTH SUB DISTRICT. THERE'S AN OVERALL CITYWIDE LOCATION MAP SHOWING THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THE SITE, IT IS LOCATED IN THE WESTERN KIND OF NORTHWESTERN SIDE OF DOWNTOWN GARLAND.

AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, HERE IS THE SUBJECT SITE OUTLINED IN THIS TEAL BOUNDARY, IT'S LOCATED ALONG THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF NORTH 12TH STREET AND STATE STREET.

YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING MAIN BUILDING HERE, AS WELL AS THE EXISTING FOOD PANTRY BUILDING. THEY HAVE A COUPLE OF ACCESSORY UNITS OVER HERE THAT WOULD BE REMOVED AS WELL AND REPLACED WITH THE NEW FOOD PANTRY BUILDING.

SURROUNDING THE SITE IS A MIX OF USES, BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL.

SOME OF THE NON RESIDENTIAL USES ARE WITHIN SOME PREVIOUS SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, DWELLINGS SIMILAR TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

AND HERE'S A SNAPSHOT OF THE DOWNTOWN ZONING MAP, AGAIN, THE SUBJECT PROPERTIES LOCATED WITHIN THE INTOWN RESIDENTIAL NORTH SUB DISTRICT LOCATED HERE, THAT'S PRIMARILY IN TOWN, RESIDENTIAL SUB DISTRICTS ARE PRIMARILY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.

HOWEVER, THE NORTH SUB DISTRICT DOES ALLOW FOR A FEW NONRESIDENTIAL USES.

HOWEVER, SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY, WHICH IS THE CLASSIFIED USE FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, IS NOT CURRENTLY A PERMITTED USE IN THE INTOWN RESIDENTIAL NORTH SUB DISTRICT.

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THE SITE AS COMPACT NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND THAT ESSENTIALLY TRANSLATES TO AREAS CAN ACCOMMODATE SOME OF NONRESIDENTIAL USERS AS WELL, SUCH AS CONVENIENCE, RETAIL, OFFICE SPACE, PUBLIC SERVICES.

THE ENVISION GARLAND PLAN SITES THAT THE ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER AND SITE OF THESE AREAS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ADJACENT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THIS SITE IS IMPROVED WITH AN EXISTING FOOD PANTRY USE.

THE DOWNTOWN AREA IS A MIX OF VARIOUS USES, INCLUDING SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND ATTACHED APARTMENT HOMES AND OTHER VARIOUS COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL AND PUBLIC GOVERNMENTAL RELIGIOUS USES AS WELL. THE AREA IS SUITABLE FOR COMPATIBLE AND NON RESIDENTIAL TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT, AS SOME OF WHICH DO SURROUND THE SUBJECT SITE AS WELL THROUGH MAINTENANCE OF THE SINGLE FAMILY BUILDING ON SITE.

THE PROPERTY WOULD CONTINUE TO HAVE A RESIDENTIAL CHARACTER ON THE CORNER WHERE OTHER SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS ARE LOCATED.

HERE'S SOME PHOTOS OF THE AREA, SOME OF THE SURROUNDING PROPERTIES, AND THEN HERE IS THE VIEW OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY LOOKING FROM 12TH STREET.

AND HERE IS THE PROPOSED SITE AND LANDSCAPE PLAN IN THE HASH MARKS HERE THIS IS THE PROPOSED FOOD PANTRY BUILDING.

AGAIN, IT WOULD REPLACE THE EXISTING FOOD PANTRY BUILDING, AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF ACCESSORY UNITS LOCATED GENERALLY OVER HERE ON THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE SITE.

THE PROPOSED BUILDING IS APPROXIMATELY TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE FEET.

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HOWEVER, THE NET ADDITIONAL SQUARE FOOTAGE IS APPROXIMATELY NINETEEN HUNDRED SQUARE FEET ONCE YOU ACCOUNT FOR THE EXISTING FOOD PANTRY, BUILDING AND ACCESSORY UNITS.

SO AGAIN, THE NET ADDITIONAL SQUARE FOOTAGE, NOT NINETEEN HUNDRED.

THE APPLICANT ALSO PROPOSES TO ADD EIGHT PARKING SPACES ON SITE.

AND OTHERWISE, THE REFUGEES WOULD GENERALLY BE LOCATED IN THE SAME LOCATION, HOWEVER THE APPLICANT WOULD BE PROVIDING SOME SCREENING FOR THOSE REFUGEES CONTAINERS, OTHERWISE THE TREES AND LANDSCAPING WOULD CONTINUE TO EXIST AND BE MAINTAINED ON SITE.

THE GOOD SAMARITANS USE PROPOSES TO CONTINUE THE USE ON THE PROPERTY, ALONG WITH THE NEW BUILDING THE USE HAS EXISTED AT THIS LOCATION FOR ABOUT 19 YEARS.

THE FOOD PANTRY PROVIDES GOODS, INCLUDING FOOD, AS CHARITY TO THOSE IN NEED.

IN ADDITION, THERE IS EXISTING SEATING AND PICNIC TABLES EXISTING ON THE SITE, WHICH ARE FREQUENTLY USED ON SITE.

THE NEW BUILDING WOULD REPLACE EXISTING ON AND OFF SITE STORAGE FOR GOOD SAMARITANS, AS HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE APPLICANT.

THE APPLICANT CONTENDS THAT THE STORAGE SPACE WOULD ALLOW FOR MORE EFFICIENT DONATION AND DISTRIBUTION TRACKING, AND THE NEW BUILDING WOULD INCREASE STORAGE CAPACITY TO PROVIDE THOSE IN NEED WITH HOUSEHOLD HYGIENE, BABY AND PET FOOD PRODUCTS.

HERE ARE THE ELEVATION'S, THE TOP LEFT ONE IS ACTUALLY A LOOK AT THE EXISTING MAIN BUILDING LOOKING FROM STATE STREET, BUT IT KIND OF SHOWS HOW THE PROPOSED ELEVATIONS HERE KIND OF RESPECT THE EXISTING SORT OF RESIDENTIAL FEEL IN ARCHITECTURE.

THIS, OF COURSE, IS THE WOULD BE THE FRONT EDGE OF THE NEW FOOD PANTRY BUILDING FACING STATE STREET. THE DOOR IS LOCATED HERE, OF COURSE, AND THERE IS SOME REAR AND SIDE ELEVATIONS PROVIDED AS WELL.

THE APPLICANT REQUESTS A FEW MAJOR WAIVERS WITH THIS APPLICATION, THE FIRST OF WHICH, OF COURSE, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY USE IS NOT CURRENTLY A PERMITTED USE WITHIN THE INTOWN RESIDENTIAL NORTH SUB DISTRICTS.

SO THIS IS A LEGAL NONCONFORMING USE WHICH THEY ARE PROPOSING TO EXPAND.

AGAIN, THE PROPOSED BUILDING IS TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE FEET.

HOWEVER, THE NET INCREASE WOULD BE NINETEEN, ABOUT NINETEEN HUNDRED SQUARE FEET.

AGAIN, THEY WOULD BE REPLACING AN EXISTING BUILDING AND A COUPLE OF ACCESSORY UNITS WITH THE NEW FOOD PANTRY BUILDING, AS WELL AS AN ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES ON SITE.

A COUPLE OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GDC WOULD BE TRIGGERED BY THIS REQUEST OF THE APPLICANTS REQUESTING SOME MAJOR WAIVER ESSENTIALLY TO CONTINUE THE EXISTING CONFIGURATION OF THE SITE.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, THIS NEXT ONE IS A STREET SCAPING.

THE GDC REQUIRES SIDEWALK WITH STREET TREES LOCATED BETWEEN THE CURB AND THE SIDEWALK, AS WELL AS SOME STREET FURNISHINGS SUCH AS BENCHES AND LIGHTING AND WHATNOT.

AGAIN, THE APPLICANT PROPOSES TO CONTINUE THE EXISTING CONFIGURATION.

THEY DO HAVE A SIDEWALK LOCATED ALONG 12TH STREET AND ONE THAT WRAPS AROUND ON THE STREET, STATE STREET SIDE, ALTHOUGH IT'S MORE THAT'S MORE KIND OF FOR INTERNAL PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION AND LOCATED A BIT CLOSER TO THE BUILDING.

THERE ARE EXISTING TREES AND LANDSCAPING ON THE SITE, PROVIDING SHADE AND WHATNOT.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSES TO CONTINUE THAT.

AND AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THERE'S SOME SEATING AND PICNIC BENCHES ON SITE AS WELL.

SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS WITH BLOCK FACE PARKING.

THAT REQUIREMENT IS THAT THE GDC REQUIRES THAT IN THE ZONING DISTRICT, YARDS SHOULD NOT HAVE PARKING.

BASICALLY, THERE SHOULD NOT BE SURFACE PARKING LOT BETWEEN THE STREET AND THE BUILDING.

IT'S THE GDC ENCOURAGES THAT TO BE SURFACE PARKING BEING LOCATED BEHIND THE BUILDING WHERE IT'S A BIT SHIELDED FROM STREET VIEW.

SO THAT IS A MAJOR WAIVER REQUEST AS THIS THESE EIGHT ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES WOULD BE LOCATED BETWEEN STATE STREET AND THE PROPOSED FOOD PANTRY BUILDING AND PARKING LOT LANDSCAPING, BASICALLY WHEREVER THERE WOULD BE A PARKING LOT LOCATED ADJACENT TO A STREET. THERE ARE SOME GDC REQUIREMENTS AS FAR AS REQUIRING A DOUBLE ROW OF TREES, AS WELL AS A FENCE UP TO THREE, THREE AND A HALF FEET IN HEIGHT WITH OPENINGS FOR

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PEDESTRIANS INTENDED TO KIND OF SHIELD THE STREET VIEW OF THE PARKING LOT.

THE APPLICANT JUST MAY PROPOSE TO MAINTAIN THE EXISTING TREES AND LANDSCAPING WITHOUT THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW LANDSCAPING ON SITE.

AND THEN FINALLY, BICYCLE PARKING.

THE GDC DOES HAVE A BICYCLE PARKING REQUIREMENT DOWNTOWN ONE BIKE SPACE PRETEND AUTO AUTOMOBILE PARKING SPACES THERE NONE SHOWN ON THE SITE, ALTHOUGH IT'S SUGGESTED THAT PERHAPS A BICYCLE THAT COULD BE PROVIDED.

SO THE MAJOR WAIVER REVIEW CRITERIA OUTLINED IN THE GDC IS WRITTEN HERE REALLY TWO QUICK QUESTIONS. DOES IT MEET THE GENERAL INTENT OF THIS DISTRICT AND WILL IT RESULT IN AN IMPROVED PROJECT WHICH WILL BE AN ATTRACTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT? MAJOR WAIVERS REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL, WITH THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS OUTLINED IS VERY SIMILAR TO THAT OF STANDARD ZONING CASES. FOR THE STAFF ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATION, TYPICALLY STAFF PROVIDES A RECOMMENDATION BASED ON AN ANALYSIS OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE GDC AND THE ENVISION GARLAND PLAN, AS WELL AS COMPATIBILITY WITH SURROUNDING USES.

IN THE CASE OF THIS APPLICATION, WHICH INCLUDES EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING NONCONFORMING USE, THE DECISION TO APPROVE OR DENY RESTS PRIMARILY ON A SUBJECTIVE REVIEW OF COMPATIBILITY OF THE USE AND OPERATION OF THE FACILITY WITH THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD.

IF THIS SUBJECT SITE WERE LOCATED IN ANY OTHER DISTRICT OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN EXPANDING A NONCONFORMING USE, THE OPTIONS WOULD BE VERY LIMITED SO THE MAJOR WAIVER PROCESS THAT IS UNIQUE TO DOWNTOWN OFFERS AN AVENUE FOR THIS TYPE OF REQUEST TO EXPAND AND NONCONFORMING USE AS WELL AS THE OTHER MAJOR WAIVERS I JUST WENT OVER.

SO IT OFFERS THAT PROCESS OR AVENUE DOWNTOWN FOR PLANNING COMMISSION AND COUNCIL CONSIDERATION. BUT AGAIN, IT'S THE MAIN CONSIDERATION IS PRIMARILY THE LESS TANGIBLE QUALITATIVE FACTORS OUTWEIGH ANY TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS THE STAFF MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TO THE COMMISSION.

SO WITH THAT, STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER THE REQUEST AGAIN, THE PROPOSAL AS A LEGAL NONCONFORMING USE THAT WISHES TO EXPAND BY CONSTRUCTING A NEW BUILDING VIA A MAJOR WAIVER ALONG WITH THE OTHER SUPPORTING MAJOR WAIVERS I JUST WENT OVER.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION MAY CONSIDER THE MAJOR WAIVERS AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE.

APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS OR DENY PER THE GDC.

AND AS I JUST MENTIONED IN THE PRESENTATION, THE PLANNING COMMISSION MAY REVIEW THIS PER THE MAJOR WAIVER REVIEW CRITERIA, AGAIN, DOES IT MEET THE GENERAL INTENT OF THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT AND WILL IT RESULT IN AN IMPROVED PROJECT, WHICH WILL BE AN ATTRACTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.

STAFF MAILED OUT FIFTY SIX NOTIFICATION LETTERS, WE RECEIVED TWO IN FAVOR OF THE REQUEST WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA FOUR IN OPPOSITION WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA AND ONE IN OPPOSITION OUTSIDE OF THE NOTIFICATION AREA.

AND WITH THAT, MR. CHAIRMAN, I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

ALRIGHT ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. GUERIN? CHAIRMAN.

COMMISSIONER JENKINS.

WELL THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY I ACTUALLY COMMENT.

FEELS LIKE WE'RE KIND OF GRASPING AT STRAWS OR MUDDLING THROUGH THE DARK WITHOUT STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OF STAFF? COMMISSIONER OTT.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. WELL, I'M ASSUMING THAT THE INHOUSE IS GOING TO REMAIN.

IT SAYS THE ACCESSORY BUILDING THAT'S BEHIND IT IS GOING AWAY.

THAT'S CORRECT. THAT IS CORRECT.

THE ACCESSORY FOOD PANTRY BUILDING, AS WELL AS THOSE TWO SMALL STORAGE UNITS IN THE BACK.

THAT'S CORRECT. OK, THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING, JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE.

FIRST IS THEY'RE ASKING FOR THAT SIDEWALK WAIVER, IN ESSENCE, ALONG STATE STREET.

BUT I NOTICED THERE'S A SIDEWALK ACROSS THE ALLEY, SO THEY WERE TO PUT ONE IN, EVEN IF

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STREET JUST A LITTLE FURTHER EAST.

SO THAT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE IT MIGHT BE IDEAL FOR CONTINUITY THERE.

YEAH, THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE TWO PEOPLE SPEAK UP MAYOR, THE HONORABLE LORI DODSON WISHES TO SPEAK TONIGHT TOO.

SO WHICHEVER ONE WANTS TO GO FIRST.

OF COURSE, HER PINNACLE WAS BEING A PLANNED COMMISSIONER, HAVE KNOW THAT.

GOOD EVENING, CHAIRMAN ROBERTS.

THANK YOU. THIS IS LORI DODSON.

2501 LAKESIDE.

I ACTUALLY HAVE PAM SWENDIG WITH ME HERE.

SHE'S THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN ROBERTS.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONERS STAFF DID A REALLY GOOD JOB OF EXPLAINING.

I JUST I DON'T WANT TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME, JUST A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION AND THEN WE'LL BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS IF THERE'S ANY.

SO AS MOST OF Y'ALL KNOW, GOOD SAMARITANS IS A FOOD PANTRY.

WE RECEIVE AND BUY AND STORE AND DISTRIBUTE FOOD TO OUR FOOD INSECURE NEIGHBORS.

IN 1982, THE GARLAND MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE BETWEEN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN, FIRST UNITED METHODIST, FIRST BAPTIST AND FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH EXPERIENCED AN INCREASE IN THOSE NEEDING ASSISTANCE AND AGREED THAT A CENTRALIZED LOCATION WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO MOVE FORWARD. IN 1983, GOOD SAMARITANS WAS INCORPORATED AND THEY PURCHASED THIS PROPERTY HERE AT 214 NORTH 12TH STREET IN NOVEMBER OF 2001.

AS MR. GUERIN SPOKE, WE ARE LOOKING TO BUILD A TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT BUILDING, BUT THAT INCLUDES REMOVING.

WE HAVE ABOUT A THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, THE MORGAN BUILDING ON THE EAST SIDE OF OUR PROPERTY. SO THE NET ADDITION IS REALLY ABOUT SEVENTEEN HUNDRED SQUARE FEET.

PART OF THAT PLAN INCLUDES ADDING ONE RESTROOM AND SMALL OFFICE SPACE.

CURRENTLY WE HAVE IN THE HOUSE ONE RESTROOM FOR ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES AND OUR VOLUNTEERS TO USE. THE ADDITIONAL RESTROOM IS GOING TO BE OBVIOUSLY AN ADA COMPLIANT THAT WILL BE UTILIZED BY STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS ONLY.

THE REMAINING SPACE WILL BE DEDICATED TO ONE HUNDRED PRESENT, TO THE STORAGE OF THE DONATIONS THAT WE RECEIVE.

AND AGAIN, AS STAFF MENTIONED, WE'RE CURRENTLY UTILIZING TWO STORAGE PODS ON SITE.

PLUS WE HAVE TWO CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE UNITS OFFSITE.

SO JUST IN SUMMARY, GIVEN THE EXTREME GROWTH IN THE NEED SINCE THE START OF COVID.

WE ARE ACTUALLY THE BOARD IS DISCUSSING WE'RE LOOKING AT PUTTING TOGETHER A FACILITY COMMITTEE TO RESEARCH A MOVE TO A LARGER LOCATION.

BUT UNTIL A MOVE CAN BE MADE, THIS ADDITION HERE, IF APPROVED, WOULD IMPROVE THE OVERALL SITE AND ALLOW GOOD SAMARITANS TO OPERATE IN A MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAY.

SO THAT'S JUST A LARGE OVERVIEW AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

ANY QUESTIONS OF MS. DODSON? COMMISSIONER ROSE, I HAVE DRIVEN BY THERE ON OCCASION AND I SEE A PORTA POTTY OUT THERE. WILL THAT BE REMOVED? WE ARE OBVIOUSLY OPEN TO THAT.

WE ADDED THAT.

PRETTY MUCH AT THE REQUEST OF SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS, IF THAT'S AN ISSUE AND A CONDITION, WE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HAVE IT REMOVED.

CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONER JENKINS, YES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING, MA'AM.

MY QUESTION IS THAT YOU IMPLY THAT THIS WOULD BE A TEMPORARY MAJOR WAIVER.

IS THAT CORRECT? WE BELIEVE THAT TO BE TRUE, WE HAVE NOT COMPLETELY FORMED THE FACILITY COMMITTEE, BUT WHEN WE REMOVE THE TWO PODS AND THE PLAN IS

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TO BRING INHOUSE, THE STORAGE IN THE TWO OFFSITE CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS, WE'RE PRETTY MUCH GOING TO BE FULL.

WE THINK IT COULD BE A THREE TO FIVE YEAR BEFORE WE COULD FIND A SUITABLE BUILDING, MAKE THE MODIFICATIONS THAT WE NEED AND AFFECT THE MOVE.

SO I CAN'T TELL YOU THAT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, THAT IS.

BUT YES, WE ARE LOOKING AT A PLACE THAT WE COULD OPERATE MORE EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE AND SERVE MORE. WE HAVE SEEN OVER A THREE HUNDRED PERCENT INCREASE SINCE COVID STARTED OF CLIENTS NEEDING ASSISTANCE.

AND TO BE QUITE HONEST WITH YOU, I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO DECREASE.

OK, THANK YOU. THANK YOU CHAIR.

YOU'RE WELCOME. ANY MORE QUESTIONS OF MS. DODSON? ALRIGHTY WE HAVE SOME CITIZEN SPEAKERS.

TRACEY, I'LL LET YOU BRING IN WHOEVER'S FIRST.

YOU HAVE ALEXANDER HI THERE, MY NAME IS ALEXANDER 75042. THANK YOU.

SO I'M IN FAVOR OF THE EXPANSION PLANS FOR GOOD SAMARITANS OF GARLAND AND ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT TODAY WE'RE NOT DISCUSSING IF GOOD SAMARITANS ARE STAYING OR GOING, BUT IT'S MORE ABOUT UPGRADING THE BUILDINGS AND MAKING THE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTUALLY LOOK A LITTLE BIT BETTER. GOOD SAMARITANS PRIMARILY SERVES THE FAMILIES OF GARLAND ISD.

AND LAST YEAR WAS THERE WERE A LOT OF FOOD INSECURITY IN OUR COMMUNITY DUE TO COVID.

SO JUST LAST YEAR WE SERVED OVER TEN THOUSAND GARLAND ISD HOUSEHOLDS, WHICH IS UP FOR OVER 50 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

SO THERE'S A BIG NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY AND ALL OF THIS FOOD NEEDS TO BE SORTED IT NEEDS TO BE STORED. IT NEEDS TO BE PREPARED TO GO OUT TO THESE FAMILIES.

SO THAT'S WHY THIS RENOVATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE SERVING THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE THESE FOOD NEEDS.

AND ALSO PART OF THE PLAN IS TO REMOVE SOME OF THE OLD STRUCTURES, REMOVE THE TEMPORARY PODS. AND WE THINK THIS WILL CLEAN UP THE LOT AND MAKE IT JUST PRETTIER FOR BOTH THE NEIGHBORS AND FOR THE FAMILIES THAT NEEDS THIS FOOD SO THAT IS WHY I'M FOR THE EXPANSION PLANS. THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS OF THE SPEAKER? SEEING NONE NEXT ONE TRACY.

THAT WAS OUR ONLY SPEAKER, SIR.

OH, OK. ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE SOME THAT HAVE REGISTERED A POSITION AND THAT WOULD BE SHINA. SURE.

PATRICIA MAYOR SUPPORTS THE EXPANSION OF THE GOOD SAMARITANS.

MONICA, I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS, I TOSS IT BACK TO THE COMMISSION FOR A MOTION OR DISCUSSION. LIKE I SAID, DON'T EVERYBODY SPEAK UP AT ONCE.

CHAIRMAN.

COMMISSIONER JENKINS, CAN WE ASK THE APPLICANT IF THEY RECEIVED THESE LETTERS FROM THE PERSONS THAT LIVE IN THE AREA? MS. DODSON IF YOU'RE STILL ON, JUST LIKE ALL OF US GOT A NUMBER OF LETTERS OF PEOPLE IN THE AREA, DID YOU GET TO SEE THOSE LETTERS? WE DID SEE THOSE LETTERS.

I WILL LET YOU KNOW.

WE MADE A CHANGE TO THE SUNDAY SERVICE YESTERDAY.

WE ARE NOT USING ANY MICROPHONES SO THAT ISSUE SHOULD GO AWAY. I WENT DOWN THE STREET AND KIND OF TAPED IT.

THE NOISE IS NOT THERE.

AND ONE THING I FAILED TO MENTION IS WE ACTUALLY SHARE PARKING WITH THE DENTIST OFFICE TO

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THE WEST OF US JUST ACROSS 12TH STREET.

AND SO OUR CARS ARE NOT PARKED OUT ON THE STREET.

SO SOME OF THE COMPLAINTS, I THINK THEY HAD US CONFUSED WITH SOMEONE ELSE, BUT WE HAVE SEEN THOSE COMPLAINTS.

WE ASK IF OUR NEIGHBORS WOULD LET US KNOW WHEN THEY'RE HAVING ANY ISSUES.

WE'RE HAPPY TO ADDRESS THOSE.

WE WOULD HAVE ADDRESSED THE MICROPHONE AND LOUD NOISE IF WE HAD KNOWN IT BEFORE THESE LADDERS. SO WE WANT TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND WE WANT TO HELP THOSE THAT ARE FOOD INSECURE. THANK YOU.

WHILE I HAVE YOU, YOU HEARD MY RECOMMENDATION ABOUT POSSIBLY PUTTING A SIDEWALK ALONG STATE STREET TO IMPROVE THE WALKABILITY, ANY OBJECTIONS TO THAT OR.

NO, I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO THAT AT ALL.

I KNOW IT'S A LITTLE MORE COST, BUT WHAT ISN'T? YEAH, ALRIGHTY THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, COMMISSIONERS, ANY OTHER DISCUSSION, COMMISSIONER ROSE? WELL IF THERE'S NO OTHER DISCUSSION I MOVE WE CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVED BOTH ITEMS AS REQUESTED.

MOTION BY GOVERNOR ROSE AND A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER JENKINS TO APPROVE THE MAJOR WAIVER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT BUILDING AND THE SOCIAL SERVICE FACILITY USE AND THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

DID YOU WANT TO ADD IN ANYTHING ABOUT THE SIDEWALK OR THE BIKE RACK? NO, NO.

SORRY, CHAIRMAN.

YES, THAT WAS NOT A SECOND FOR ME.

IT WAS FROM COMMISSIONER EDWARDS.

OH, OK. SORRY.

EVEN WITH THE NEW HEARING AIDS, THEY'RE NOT PERFECT.

4B PER STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

SEEING NO DISCUSSION, PLEASE VOTE.

OK, THAT IS SEVEN TO TWO WITH COMMISSIONERS JENKINS AND WELBORN IN OPPOSITION ALRIGHTY.

THAT WAS THE LAST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA.

SO UNTIL OUR MEETING OF APRIL 26TH, WE ARE ADJOURNED.

THANK YOU.

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