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IF YOU'RE AT CITY HALL, YOU'RE IN THE WRONG PLACE TO PARTICIPATE.

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PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK ON THE GARLANDD WEBSITE.

INSTRUCTIONS ARE THERE AS WELL TO BE ABLE TO BE ABLE TO JOIN.

AS I'M SURE OUR REGULAR VIEWERS WILL NOTICE, THIS MEETING IS BEING CHAIRED TONIGHT BY MYSELF AND NOT CHAIRMAN ROBERTS.

MY NAME IS CHRIS OTT AND I'M THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF DISTRICT EIGHT. CHAIRMAN ROBERTS IS ON HOLIDAY AND WE WISH HIM A RELAXING TIME, AS IS OUR CUSTOM. WE BEGIN OUR MEETINGS WITH A PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN US IT IN NO WAY AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS BEFORE THIS COMMISSION ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. NEVER HAS AND NEVER WILL.

TONIGHT'S PRAYER AND PLEDGE WILL BE LED BY COMMISSIONER ROSE.

LET'S PRAY, PLEASE, FATHER GOD.

WE COME BEFORE YOU HUMBLY AND SEEK YOUR GUIDANCE MAKING WISE CHOICES FOR THE CITY OF GOD.

WE ASK THAT YOU LEAD AND PROTECT ALL THE FIRST RESPONDERS IN GARLANDD AND ALL THE OTHER CITIES, THEY NEED ALL KINDS OF HELP.

WE ASK ALL OF THIS IN YOUR NAME, AMEN.

. THANK YOU.

AND TO REMIND EVERYONE, SAME RULES APPLY FOR ZOOM MEETINGS, THE APPLICANT IS ALLOWED 15 MINUTES TO PRESENT AND ALL OTHERS ARE ALLOWED THREE MINUTES.

IF YOU DO SPEAK, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME OR YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

[CONSENT AGENDA]

OUR FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA, ALL ITEMS UNDER THE SECTION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL BY A SINGLE MOTION OF A PLANNING COMMISSION WITHOUT DISCUSSION.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW EACH OF THESE ITEMS. I WILL NOW READ THE CONSENT AGENDA AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO REQUEST THAT AN ITEM BE REMOVED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.

ITEMS ONE IS THE MINUTES CONSIDERED APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE APRIL 12TH, 2021 MEETING ITEM TWO PLATS.

PLAT A. IS P21-08 EMBRY REPLAT LOT 4R BLOCK 29 AND B PLAT P20-09 EMBRY REPLAT LOT 4R BLOCK 28 AND THEN ITEM THREE IS A MISCELLANEOUS ITEM FEE OR AN IMPACT FEE REPORT.

IS THERE A QUESTION OR AUDIENCE, IS THERE ANY ITEMS YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE INDIVIDUALLY CONSIDERED? SEEING NONE WELL THE CHAIR WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. MR. CHAIR. COMMISSIONER DALTON.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS POSTED.

AND I SEE A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER EDWARDS, SO THE THE MOTION IS TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. EVERYBODY, LET'S VOTE.

AND THE VOTE IS UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU. WELL, LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE ONE ITEM FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION TONIGHT, AND

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

THAT IS GOING TO BE OUR ZONING CASE FOR TONIGHT.

IT IS LETS SEE HERE. SO THIS IS SPLIT INTO TWO SECTIONS.

OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE THE ZONING PORTION AND THE DETAILED PLAN.

ZONING A CONSIDERATION OF THE APPLICATION OF MANHARD CONSULTING, REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A CHANGE IN ZONING FOR MULTIPLE MULTIFAMILY DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY RETAIL DISTRICT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR MULTIFAMILY USES.

THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 1214 AND 1302 WEST MILLER ROAD AND WE HAVE A PRESENTATION. YES, CHAIRMAN, YES, SIR, I'D LIKE TO DO ONE VOTE FOR BOTH OF THESE IF WE CAN. YES, SIR, WE CAN DO THAT.

GOOD EVENING, GOOD EVENING.

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

HERE IS THE CASE INFORMATION, THE ACREAGE IS APPROXIMATELY TWO POINT TWO SIX ACRES AND THE EXISTING ZONING IS COMMUNITY RETAIL DISTRICT AND MULTIFAMILY DISTRICT.

THIS IS THE CITY WIDE LOCATION MAP, AND 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.

IT IS LOCATED SOUTH OF WEST MILLER ROAD AND THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS ZONED MULTIFAMILY DISTRICT, AND IT IS CURRENTLY UNIMPROVED.

AND THE WESTERN PORTION IS ZONED COMMUNITY RETAIL DISTRICT.

IT IS DEVELOPED WITH A CHURCH THAT HAS BEEN VACANT AND THE APPLICANT WOULD LIKE TO USE BOTH PROPERTIES TO DEVELOP THE MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT.

AND SURROUNDING ZONING ARE ALL MAINLY COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL.

THERE ARE SOME MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND TO THE NORTH ACROSS WEST MILLER ROAD.

THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE ENVISION GARLAND PLAN DESIGNATES THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AS URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS.

THE URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS ARE CHARACTERIZED BY MODERATE TO HIGH DENSITY, SINGLE FAMILY ATTACHED AND MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS GREATER THAN 12 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

AND HERE ARE SOME OF THE PHOTOS, THE TOP LEFT IS VIEW OF THIS SUBJECT, PROPERTY FROM WEST MILLER ROAD, THE TOP RIGHT IS LOOKING WEST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

THE BOTTOM LEFT IS LOOKING NORTH OF THE PROPERTY.

AND THE BOTTOM RIGHT IS LOOKING EAST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

AND THIS IS THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN, WHICH SHOWS TWO BUILDINGS AND IT WILL BE DEVELOPED IN ONE PHASE AND A TOTAL OF SIXTY THREE DWELLING UNITS.

AND THERE ARE TWO ACCESS POINTS FROM WEST MILLER ROAD JUST RIGHT HERE.

AND THEY ARE ALSO COMPLYING WITH THE AMENITIES, WHICH INCLUDES A CLUBHOUSE, LEISURE AREA AND SWIMMING POOL.

AND THIS RIGHT HERE IS THE EXISTING CHURCH THAT THE APPLICANT WILL REMODEL AND USE AS A CLUBHOUSE. THEY WERE ALSO COMPLY WITH THE DWELLING UNIT MIX AND THE AVERAGE REQUIRED IS SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE SQUARE FOOT AND PROVIDED IS SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY NINE SQUARE FOOT. THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF SIX EFFICIENCY UNITS, THIRTY NINE ONE BEDROOM UNITS AND 18 TWO BEDROOM UNITS, WHICH ADDS UP TO SIXTY THREE UNITS.

AND THERE ARE SOME DEVIATIONS THAT THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING, THE FIRST ONE IS THE BUILDING PLACEMENT AND THE GDC STATES THAT 50 PERCENT OF THE MULTIFAMILY STRUCTURES HAVE TO BE LOCATED, HAVE TO BE AT A 30 DEGREE ANGLE FROM THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE.

IN THIS CASE, IT WOULD BE WEST MILLER ROAD.

AND BECAUSE OF THE SITE CONSTRAINT, THE APPLICANT ASKING IS ASKING FOR THAT DEVIATION TO THIS TO ALLOW THIS CURRENT CONFIGURATION.

AND THE OTHER DEVIATION IS FOR THE DENSITY, THE MAXIMUM DENSITY ALLOWED IS 18 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE AND THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A TWENTY EIGHT DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

AND FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT, A TOTAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND ONE PARKING SPACES ARE REQUIRED AND THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING ONE HUNDRED SPACE, SO THEY'RE JUST SHORT OF ONE SPACE, BUT THEY ARE COMPLYING WITH THE COVERED PARKING.

AND THIS IS THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPE PLAN, IT DOES COMPLY WITH THE APPLICABLE SCREENING IN LANDSCAPING STANDARDS.

HERE ARE SOME AMENITIES, WHICH IS THE BARBECUE PIT, AND THEN THE SCREENING WALL.

SOME MORE AMENITIES, THE TOP ONE IS THE SHADED STRUCTURE AND THE BOTTOM ONE IS THE PICNIC

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TABLE. HERE ARE THE BUILDING ELEVATIONS, AND IT DOES COMPLY WITH THE BUILDING DESIGN STANDARDS, AND THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE BUILDING A SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATION.

THIS IS THE NORTH AND WEST ELEVATION FOR BUILDING A.

THIS IS FOR BUILDING B SOUTH AND NORTH ELEVATIONS.

AND EAST AND WEST ELEVATIONS FOR BUILDING B.

THIS IS THE CLUBHOUSE ELEVATION, AND AS I'VE MENTIONED EARLIER, THEY WILL USE THE EXISTING CHURCH AND CONVERT THAT TO A CLUBHOUSE.

IT WON'T EXPAND THIS BUILDING.

THEY'LL REUSE IT AS IT IS AND JUST ADD SOME DETAILS TO IT.

HERE IS THE WEST AND EAST ELEVATION.

THIS IS THE CARPORT ELEVATION AND IT DOES COMPLY WITH THE CARPORT REQUIREMENTS.

AND THIS IS THE DUMPSTER ENCLOSURE ALSO COMPLIES.

HERE IS THE SUMMARY OF THE DEVIATIONS.

THE FIRST ONE IS FOR THE BUILDING PLACEMENT, GDC REQUIRES 50 PERCENT OF THE MULTIFAMILY STRUCTURES TO BE LOCATED AT AN ANGLE OF 30 DEGREES FROM THE RIGHT OF WAY.

AND PROPOSED IS SHOWN IN EXHIBIT C.

AND THE APPLICANT REQUESTS THIS DEVIATION DUE TO THE SITE CONSTRAINTS.

THE SECOND ONE IS FOR DENSITY AND THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED IS 18 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

PURPOSED IS TWENTY EIGHT DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE AND THIS DEVIATION IS DUE TO THE LIMITED SIZE OF THE SITE. THIRD ONE IS PARKING TOTAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND ONE PARKING SPACES ARE REQUIRED AND THEY'RE PROPOSING ONE HUNDRED SPACES AND THE REQUEST IS FOR REDUCTION IN ONE PARKING SPACE, GIVEN THE LIMITED SITE SIZE AND ENSURING COMPLIANCE WITH LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS. STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE ZONING CHANGE AND APPROVAL OF A DETAILED PLAN FOR A MULTIFAMILY USE.

WE ALSO SENT OUT NOTIFICATION LETTERS, A TOTAL OF FORTY SEVEN LETTERS WERE SENT OUT AND FOUR WE RECEIVED FOUR RESPONSES AND THEY WERE ALL WITHIN A NOTIFICATION AREA AND FOR THE REQUEST. AND THAT IS THE END OF MY PRESENTATION.

WELL, THANK YOU. COMMISSIONERS, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF STAFF? CHAIRMAN. COMMISSIONER JENKINS.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU ON THE PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING, I SEE IT LOOKS LIKE FOUR TO FIVE LIGHTS IN THE DETAILED PLAN FOR EACH BUILDING, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE REALLY NOTHING AT THE BACK OF BUILDING.

I WANT TO SAY THAT'S B AS I'M LOOKING AT THE PLAN.

CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT THE LIGHTING IS IS OK? THERE'S NO REAL CONCERN REGARDING THAT.

SURE, IT DID WORK WITH THE LET ME SEE.

LOOKS LIKE THERE'S AMPLE LIGHTING AROUND THE INTERIOR.

YES, I'M SORRY, I THINK I'M HAVING SOME ISSUES SHARING THE SCREEN AGAIN.

SO A LOT SOME OF THE PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING ARE IN THE COURTYARD AREA.

I'VE TRIED WORKING WITH THE APPLICANT TO PROPOSE AROUND, BUT IT WAS WHAT THE APPLICANT PRESENTED TO US.

OK, DOES REGARDING YOUR PROPOSALS, ARE THERE ANY ANY SPECIFICS THAT WE SHOULD ASK THE APPLICANT ABOUT IT TONIGHT? SORRY? REGARDING YOUR PROPOSALS, PROPOSALS FOR ADDITIONAL LIGHTING, ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC ELEMENTS THAT WE SHOULD, IN YOUR OPINION, ASK THE APPLICANT ABOUT TONIGHT?

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UM, I DON'T HAVE ANY AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU. I WILL ADD, MR. VICE CHAIRMAN AND COMMISSIONER JENKINS, WE DID JUST SEE ON THE Q&A WHERE THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING OR SUGGESTING THEY CAN ADD ADDITIONAL LIGHTING TO THE BACK OF BUILDING B, SO THAT COULD CERTAINLY BE A CONDITION OF THE COMMISSION AND SOUNDS LIKE THE APPLICANTS WILLING TO ADD THAT.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONERS, ANY OTHER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OK, TRACEY, IS THE APPLICATION HERE ARE THEY WANTING TO MAKE A PRESENTATION.

THEY ARE HERE, SIR.

AND THEY'RE COMING IN NOW.

OK, CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN SAY.

SORRY, IT CUT IT, IT CUT OUT AND THEN CUT BACK IN, SO AND IT WAS LIKE I'M BRIAN BRIDGEWATER WITH MANHARD, IT LOOKS LIKE ACTUALLY ROBBIE.

HE'S ON HIS PHONE AS WELL.

SO, YOU KNOW, ROBBIE, I DIDN'T KNOW IF YOU WANTED TO GIVE A QUICK INTRO TO YOURSELF.

I KNOW I'VE GOT THE PRESENTATION IF YOU'D LIKE US TO SHOW IT.

SURE. ABSOLUTELY. AND IF YOU COULD ALSO GIVE US YOUR ADDRESS.

YES, SIR. SO, BRIAN BRIDGEWATER, MY WORK ADDRESS IS 12225 GREENVILLE AVENUE, DALLAS, TEXAS, 75206.

AND WE ARE THE CIVIL ENGINEER ON THE PROJECT.

OK, I'LL HAFVE A PRESENTATION.

FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR SCREEN AND LET'S SEE HERE.

LET ME, IF I CAN GET THIS SHARED HERE.

OK, SEE THE POWERPOINT NOW? YES, SIR. OK, SO THAT THE NAME OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS LA ROSA APARTMENTS, WE'VE ACTUALLY BEEN WORKING WITH THE DEVELOPER ROBBIE FOR I GUESS.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS TRACT FOR OVER A YEAR.

ORIGINALLY IT WAS JUST THE EASTERN TRACT AND WE WORKED A LOT WITH STAFF.

AND I GUESS THIS SITE, BECAUSE IT'S SO NARROW, ONLY HAD ONE ACCESS POINT.

SO WE APPROACHED THE CHURCH LOT WEST OF US TO SEE ABOUT COMBINING THAT AND INCORPORATING THAT INTO OUR PROJECT TO GET A SECOND POINT OF ACCESS.

SO WE WENT BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DENSITY OR TO PROVIDE I GUESS ADDITIONAL ACCESS.

AND THEN WE WANTED TO USE THE EXISTING CHURCH BUILDING AND CONVERT IT TO OUR CLUBHOUSE AND THEN PLACE AMENITIES IN THE BACK.

BUT WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH STAFF ON THIS PARTICULAR SITE FOR PROBABLY CLOSE TO FIVE MONTHS, JUST THROUGH AN ITERATIVE PROCESS, BOTH ENGINEERING AND PLANNING.

BUT THEY'VE BEEN EXTREMELY HELPFUL IN GETTING THE LEVEL OF DETAIL AND HELPING US GET THROUGH THE PROCESS. BUT SO AS FAR AS THE PROJECT AND ROBBIE, I'VE GOT YOUR YOUR POWERPOINT AND WE HAVE WE HAD TWO MEETINGS AT THE SAME TIME TONIGHT.

SO I'M JUMPING AND DOING THE PRESENTATION FOR HIM.

BUT ROBBIE AND HIS GROUP, THEY'VE OWNED MULTIFAMILY PROJECTS THROUGHOUT DFW.

THEY DO, YOU KNOW, THE LONG TERM OWNER AND THEY REALLY CONCENTRATE ON WORKFORCE HOUSING.

THE GOAL IS TO FILL HOUSING DEMAND FOR THE IMMEDIATE AREA AND THEN PROVIDE AMENITIES FOR THE APARTMENT COMMUNITY AND THEN.

AND THEN A POTENTIAL CONCEPT DESIGN FOR THE COMMUNITY, SO SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT THEY CURRENTLY OWN ON SOME PROJECTS OVER IN GRAND PRAIRIE, HE'S OWNED DONNA LYNN APARTMENT SINCE 2011, THEY'VE DUMPED A LOT OF MONEY INTO THAT AND BROUGHT THAT UP.

REALLY IMPROVED THE AREA ON THAT.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE OTHER PRODUCTS AROUND DFW THAT THEY'VE OWNED, ARE THEY THEY STILL CURRENTLY OWN.

LET'S SEE.

WE'LL GO THROUGH ALL OF THESE, BUT REALLY, REALLY, THEY FOCUS MORE ON, LIKE I SAID, WORKFORCE HOUSING, THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THEIR PROJECTS AND SOME OF THE AMENITIES, SOME OF THE OTHER PARTS OF TEXAS.

AND. LET'S SEE, WE KIND OF JUMP DOWN HERE.

BUT I GUESS KIND OF TO SUM IT UP, WE REALLY WORK HEAVILY WITH STAFF TO ADDRESS ALL OF

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THEIR CONCERNS WITH THE GARLAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, AND SO WE'VE GONE THROUGH MULTIPLE ITERATIONS AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE RELATED TO THE PROJECT. THANK YOU.

AND UNSHARE YOUR SCREEN AND COMMISSION, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF THE APPLICANT? CHAIRMAN . COMMISSIONER JENKINS. I'LL BE THAT GUY TONIGHT.

PREVIOUSLY, THE QUESTION I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, WHAT'S REGARDING LIGHTING, I KNOW THAT THE DEVELOPER HAS PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE WITH MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES.

DOES THE IS THERE ANY CONCERN ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF LIGHTING THAT'S ON THE PROPERTY, SPECIFICALLY THE AMOUNT OF LIGHTING AROUND THE AMENITIES AREA? SO IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S ONE PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING ELEMENT THAT'S NEAR A PICNIC TABLE.

THERE'S NOTHING AROUND THE BACK SIDE OF SOME OF THE BUILDINGS.

I'M SEEING AS HOW A PORTION OF THE AREA IS UNDEVELOPED.

THERE'S A CEMETERY ON ONE SIDE.

JUST WONDERING IF THE DEVELOPER HAS ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF LIGHTING THAT'S CURRENTLY PRESENT, ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO SAFETY IN THE COMMUNITY.

AS FAR AS CONCERNS, NONE OFF THE TOP OF OUR HEAD, BUT IF WE CAN, YOU KNOW, IF WE NEED TO ADD MORE LIGHTING, THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE AN ISSUE.

MR. ADDRESS IS, THE CORPORATE OFFICE IS 125 WEST JOHN CARPENTER FREEWAY.

IRVING, OH IT'S SUITE 1050.

IRVING 75062, THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER ROSE.

NEED TO UNMUTE. COMMISSIONER ROSE. THERE WE GO. I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER JENKINS.

YOU CANNOT HAVE ENOUGH EXTERNAL LIGHTS, EVEN WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF LIGHT THINGS GO WRONG, WE'VE HAD PEOPLE BREAK INTO SOME OF OUR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS KNOCKING IN THE OVERHEAD DOOR SO I AGREE THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE LIGHTS AROUND THAT WHOLE PROPERTY.

I AGREE 100 PERCENT.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER ROSE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OF THE APPLICANT? WELL, THANK YOU. WELL.

WELL, SINCE THERE'S NO OTHER QUESTIONS, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION OR DISCUSSION.

COMMISSIONER WELBORN.

MR. CHAIRMAN, I'D LIKE TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND OPEN FOR DISCUSSION.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING FROM COMMISSIONER WELBORN AND A SECOND FROM SECOND VICE CHAIRMAN WILLIAMS. LET'S VOTE. WAS IT THE VOTE OR JUST OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION.

OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION.

OK, WE'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND IT OPEN UP FOR DISCUSSION.

OK, THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

WE ARE IN DISCUSSION.

MR. CHAIRMAN, I PROBABLY WILL MAKE THE MOTION.

OR I WILL MAKE THE MOTION THAT WHEN IT COMES TIME TO APPROVE THAT STAFF RECOMMENDING IT.

I THINK IT'S VERY GOOD FOR THE AREA.

I'M A LITTLE HESITANT WITH THE HIGH DENSITY OF THE AREA, BUT THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT ANYWAY BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY ZONED TO PUT APARTMENTS BACK IN THERE ANYWAY.

THAT'S WHERE I STAND. THANK YOU COMMISSIONER WELBORN.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS.

COMMISSIONER JENKINS, CHAIRMAN, THANK YOU.

I'D LIKE TO TO ECHO COMMISSIONER WELBORN'S COMMENTS REGARDING THE ZONING.

I THINK IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE AREA.

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IT IS A LITTLE DENSE.

AND CONSIDERING THE IDEA THAT MILLER IS ALREADY A TRANSPORTATION ISSUE THERE ARE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES I DO WONDER WHAT SORT OF CONGESTION THIS WILL CAUSE FOR THE CITY.

I ALSO AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF LIGHTING, I THINK TWO TO THREE ADDITIONAL LED LIGHTS AT THE BACK OF THE BUILDING BACK OF BUILDING B SPECIFICALLY, AND ONE OR TWO AROUND THE AMENITIES AREA COULD REALLY ENCOURAGE THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL COMFORT, A SENSE OF COMFORT AND SECURITY IN THEIR HOUSING.

I DO LOVE THE IDEA THAT THEY HAVE A WROUGHT IRON FENCE SURROUNDING MAJORITY OF THE PROPERTY, BUT I'M REALLY THINKING THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE LIGHTING WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL TO THE CITY. SO I'M WILLING TO SUPPORT ANY MOTION TO APPROVE THIS IN CONSIDERATION OF THE ADDITIONAL LIGHTING ELEMENTS.

AGAIN, JUST THREE AROUND THE BACK SIDE OF BUILDING B AND ONE OR TWO AROUND THE AMENITIES.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU COMMISSIONER JENKINS.

COMMISSIONER ROSE.

YES, UP ON NORTH GARLAND ROAD NEAR THE SAM'S AND THE WAL-MART COMPLEX WENT IN ON NORTH GARLAND ROAD.

PRESENTLY, SOMEONE IS INSTALLING TRAFFIC LIGHTS, A STOPLIGHT, GREEN. I DON'T KNOW IF THE CITY'S PAYING FOR THAT OR THE DEVELOPERS, BUT I'M BETTING THAT IF THIS GOES IN, MAYBE WE OUGHT TO HAVE A CONTINGENCY THAT IF THERE'S A PROBLEM, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO PAY FOR THE COSTS TO PUT IN TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT THEIR ENTRANCE.

CAUSE MILLER ROADS IS A BUSY ROAD.

JUST AN IDEA. NOW, I KNOW THAT WOULD BE THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT WOULD CERTAINLY BE THE ONES THAT WOULD BE MAKING THE CALL AND ON TRAFFIC LIGHTING AND MILLER ROAD IS CHALLENGING ROAD FOR SURE.

YOU KNOW THAT. I THINK I SAW A HAND FROM COMMISSIONER DALTON.

THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. IN REFERENCE TO TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT MILLER ROAD, THERE IS EXISTING TRAFFIC LIGHT RIGHT NOW.

IT'S SOUTH GLEN ROAD WHICH IS ALMOST JUST BARELY NOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THIS COMPLEX.

SO THERE'S A TRAFFIC LIGHT THAT ALREADY EXISTS VERY CLOSE TO THAT LOCATION.

ALSO I HAVE TO ECHO WHAT COMMISSIONER JENKINS SAID AND WHAT COMMISSIONER WELBORN SAID, THAT AREA RIGHT THERE HAS BEEN STAGNANT FOR TOO LONG AND WE NEED TO GET SOME MOVEMENT IN THERE. AND I PERSONALLY FEEL LIKE THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE BEST USE AT THAT LOCATION. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER WELBORN. I WOULD LIKE TO PUT SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS MINDS AT EASE I'VE BEEN TOLD SINCE THEY PUT IN THE NEW TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON GARLAND ROAD THEY'RE GOING TO BE WIDENING MILLER ROAD AND AS SOON AS ALL OF THAT'S DONE IS WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM THERE I UNDERSTAND, WITH TRAFFIC.

SO I'VE BEEN TOLD WE CAN NOT DISCUSS THAT BECAUSE IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM.

GOOD TO KNOW. WELL, I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION, A COUPLE OF COMMENTS THAT I WOULD HAVE, I WOULD ECHO, YOU'VE ALL MENTIONED THAT THAT AREA HAS BEEN STAGNANT FOR A LONG TIME AND HAVING A BRAND NEW SPARKLING APARTMENT COMPLEX IN THERE IS GOING TO BE VERY NICE.

IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG PLUS FOR THE AREA, THE EXTRA LIGHTING.

I THINK THAT'S GREAT. AND THEN IT'S ALSO REDEVELOPING A CHURCH THAT'S NEXT DOOR TO IT.

AND I THINK IT'S A VERY CLEVER WAY OF PUTTING ALL THIS TOGETHER.

SO I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A REAL BIG BOOST FOR THE AREA.

I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER WELBORN, PROBABLY HAS A MOTION FOR US.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT I'VE ALREADY CLOSED THE PUBLIC HEARING THAT WE APPROVE PER STAFF RECOMMENDATION AND ADD TO THAT WHAT COMMISSIONER JENKINS SAID ABOUT THE LIGHTING ON THE PROPERTY. I SEE A SECOND.

THE FIRST SECOND I SEE IS FROM COMMISSIONER EDWARDS, WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE AS PER STAFF RECOMMENDATION, THAT'S FOR THE ZONING AND FOR THE DETAILED PLAN, ADDING TO IT THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE REQUESTING ADDITIONAL LIGHTING AROUND THE BACK SIDE OF BUILDING B AND AND THE AMENITIES AREA.

[00:30:02]

CORRECT? RIGHT.

OK, WELL.

SO LET'S, I BELIEVE IT'S TIME TO VOTE.

AND THE VOTE IS UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN.

I BELIEVE THAT IS OUR LAST ITEM OF BUSINESS BEFORE US.

SO SEEING NOTHING FURTHER.

WHAT ABOUT THE IMPACT FEE REPORT.

WELL, THAT WAS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

SO NOTHING FURTHER.

I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE OUR NEXT MEETING IS MAY ADJOURNED. GOOD LUCK.

THANK YOU ALL.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.