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>> [MUSIC] GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 16,

[Call to Order]

2021 REGULAR MEETING OF THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

BEFORE WE GET GOING HERE TONIGHT, I WANT TO SHARE UNFORTUNATELY SOME VERY SAD NEWS.

THIS PAST SUNDAY THE GARLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE CITY OF GARLAND LOST ONE OF OUR OWN, FIREFIGHTER BRAD HARGRAVE PASSED AWAY AFTER BATTLING COVID-19.

TONIGHT WE EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY, HIS FRIENDS, AND ALL OF HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE FIRE SERVICE.

THE FIRE SERVICE IS FULL OF A LOT OF BIG PERSONALITIES, A LOT OF CHARACTERS AND BRAD WAS CERTAINLY ONE OF THOSE.

HE WILL CERTAINLY BE MISSED FOR HIS HUMOR AND HIS CAMARADERIE BUT MOST OF ALL HE WILL BE MISSED FOR HIS EXPERTISE AND HIS DEDICATION TO THE CITY AND HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

WE SAY REST EASY FIREFIGHTER HARGRAVE, YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS HAVE GOT IT FROM HERE.

NOW WE WILL GET STARTED, WHEN WE HAVE OUR MEETINGS WE START WITH A PRAYER AND A PLEDGE USUALLY LED BY ONE OF OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER AND IT WILL NOT HAVE ANY [NOISE] IMPACT ON WHAT DECISIONS WE MAKE HERE TONIGHT AND IT'LL BE LED BY ONE OF OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

TONIGHT WE WILL BE LED BY COUNCILMAN VERA FROM DISTRICT 6. SIR?

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. [NOISE] DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER, FIRST WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLESSINGS YOU GIVE US EACH DAY.

WE THANK YOU FOR GIVING US ALL THE ABILITY TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS WITH THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY FOR YOUR WILL.

WE ASK THAT YOU PROTECT AND WATCH OVER OUR POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, BURDEN RESPONDERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, THEY SERVE THE PEOPLE OF GARLAND WITH THE UTMOST ATTENTION AND CARE.

[NOISE] WE PRAY OVER OUR MILITARY ARMY SERVICES LOCALLY AND AROUND THE WORLD AS THEY SERVE THOSE IN THEIR CARE.

[NOISE] WE PRAY FOR THE MAYOR, THE CITY COUNCIL, CITY OFFICIALS, AND MEMBERS OF THIS COMMUNITY AS THEY OFTEN PUT THE DESIRES OF OTHERS ABOVE THEMSELVES.

WE PRAY THAT THEY FIND REST IN YOU AGAIN AS WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS LOVE AND GRACE IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST. AMEN. [NOISE]

>>

>> WE DO HAVE A QUICK PROCLAMATION AND ACTUALLY WE'RE GOING TO BE REDOING A PROCLAMATION.

[Mayoral Proclamations, Recognitions and Announcements]

WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A SCHEDULING ISSUE.

TONIGHT PAUL MAYER OUR CEO OF THE GARLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND I BELIEVE YOU'VE GOT A COUPLE OF GUESTS WITH YOU IF YOU'D LIKE TO COME UP.

THIS IS FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WHEREAS THE GOVERNMENT OF GARLAND, TEXAS CELEBRATES OUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT THEY MAKE TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND COMMUNITY.

[NOISE] ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, THERE ARE 31.7 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE UNITED STATES.

THEY REPRESENT 99.7 PERCENT OF FIRMS WITH PAID EMPLOYEES AND THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 65 PERCENT OF THE NET NEW JOBS CREATED BETWEEN 2000 AND 2019.

WHEREAS SMALL BUSINESSES EMPLOY 47 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE UNITED STATES, 88 PERCENT OF US CONSUMERS FEEL THE PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE WAKE OF THE PANDEMIC AND 92 PERCENT OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE PIVOTED THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS TO STAY OPEN DURING THE PANDEMIC, AND 97 PERCENT OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SHOPPERS RECOGNIZE THE IMPACT THEY CAN MAKE BY SHOPPING SMALL.

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EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT OF THEM ALSO ENCOURAGE FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO SO AS WELL, 56 PERCENT OF SHOPPERS REPORTED THEY HAVE SHOPPED ONLINE WITH SMALL BUSINESS ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN 2020 AND MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF CONSUMERS WHO REPORTED SHOPPING SMALL [NOISE] ENDORSED A LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ALL SHOPPED AT A SMALL LOCAL BUSINESS BECAUSE OF A SOCIAL MEDIA RECOMMENDATION.

WHEREAS GARLAND, TEXAS SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT CREATE JOBS, BOOST OUR LOCAL ECONOMY, AND PRESERVE OUR COMMUNITIES AND WHEREAS ADVOCACY GROUPS AS WELL AS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE ENDORSED THE SATURDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING AS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.

NOW WE DO PROCLAIM NOVEMBER 27TH, 2021 AS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND URGE THE RESIDENTS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS AND MERCHANTS ON THAT DAY AND ALSO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

THERE'S A LOT OF PERCENTAGES IN THERE IN THAT PROCLAMATION AND REALLY WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO IS YOU AND ME, ALL OF US SUPPORTING THOSE SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES.

THAT'S THE HEART OF THOSE PERCENTAGES.

AGAIN, WE HAVE PAUL MAYER HERE FROM OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE OUR GUESTS?

>> I WILL. THANK YOU MAYOR.

[NOISE] A SPECIAL THANKS TO COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS. IF IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD THERE WAS EVER A SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE, IT WOULD BE BJ WILLIAMS. HE CONSTANTLY REMINDS US THAT THIS IS GARLAND, 9,000 BUSINESSES IN GARLAND 95, 97 PERCENT ARE SMALL.

AT THE CHAMBER WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF PROBABLY 80 PERCENT OF WHAT WE DO THERE IS AIMED AT SMALL BUSINESS FROM SBDC TO MEETING FOLKS WHEN THEY COME IN FOR THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND CEOS, WE TALK TO EVERY BUSINESS COMING IN, WE RECOGNIZE THAT.

WE COULDN'T GET ALL THE SMALL BUSINESSES HERE IN THE CHAMBER BUT WE GOT WHAT I THINK IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE PREMIER REPRESENTATIVES OF SMALL BUSINESS.

I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE MARC MOROCCO FROM MG RETAIL PARTNERS, THEY ARE AROUND THREE.

MARC AND HIS PARTNER GUY DEVELOPED PROPERTIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

FORTUNATELY, THEY DECIDED THAT GARLAND WAS A GOOD PLACE TO DO THIS AND SEVEN YEARS AGO THEY CAME TO THE INTERSECTION OF CENTERVILLE IN BROADWAY WHICH WAS AN OLD VENTURE STORE, PART OF THAT WAS AN OLD KMART STORE AND RECREATED IT INTO SOMETHING MAGNIFICENT WOULD STILL TALK ABOUT.

I THINK I JUST NEED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET MARC [LAUGHTER], IT'S HARD FOR ME TO DO THAT.

MARC AND DAYLA, TALK ABOUT PLAZA GIRL.

>> YOU'RE GOING TO PLOT ANYTIME.

[LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU, PAUL.

THANK YOU COUNCIL.

IT'S IT'S FUN TO BE UP HERE ON AN EVENT LIKE THIS INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR SOMETHING.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.

I THINK PLAZA GARLAND, WHEREAS WE'VE DEVELOPED ACROSS THE STREET WITH NATIONAL RETAILERS.

I THINK WHAT I REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON IS PLAZA GARLAND IS THE EPITOME OF SMALL BUSINESS.

WE HAVE 90 INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OPERATORS IN AS LITTLE AS A COUPLE OF 100 SQUARE FEET, MULTIPLE DIFFERENT RESTAURANT CONCEPTS, BOUTIQUES, SHOPS, ICE CREAM PARLORS, YOU NAME IT, IT BECOMES AN INCUBATOR FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND IT'S FUN FOR US TO SEE THE MATURATION OF THESE BUSINESSES AS THEY GROW.

THEY EXPAND WITH US, THEY BUILD BIGGER SPACES, THEY GO ON.

A REAL FUN PROCESS FOR US TO HAVE GROWN OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS TO BE 100 PERCENT OCCUPIED.

IT'S HAS REALLY REVITALIZED THE ENTIRE INTERSECTION OF BROADWAY AND CENTERVILLE THAT SAT DORMANT FOR A LONG TIME FOR OUT OF STATE, OUT OF COUNTRY OWNERS.

I THINK I STARTED MY CAREER WHEN MY FAMILY MOVED TO TEXAS AT 1984, THEIR FIRST OFFICE WAS 30 FEET FROM THIS INTERSECTION AND I STARTED CLEANING THEIR MEDICAL PRACTICE OFFICES FOR EXTRA MONEY IN HIGH SCHOOL.

FULL CIRCLE THAT COME BACK TO THE CITY OF GARLAND AND TO TAKE PART OF THAT WITH A TON OF HELP FROM CITY STAFF LIKE JIM HOGAN, COUNCIL WILLIAMS ADVOCACY, AND THE REST OF IT TO TAKE PART OF THAT, AND TO SEE THAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIG NATIONAL RETAILERS THAT GET THAT ACCOLADES AND THINGS LIKE THAT FROM ACROSS THERE TOO.

REALLY THIS PROJECT CALLED FOR WHAT WE PUT IN THERE, AND IT'S BEEN REALLY EXCITING TO SEE OUR BUSINESSES THRIVE AND HAVE EVERYTHING WE'VE DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

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I GOT TO SAY THIS IS WHAT GETS ME THE MOST EXCITED TO SEE AND TAKE PART OF IT AND COME FULL CIRCLE THROUGH MY YOUTH TO ADULT LIFE TO BE CHANGING AND BEING A PART OF THE CITY OF GARLAND.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE BEING HERE.

[NOISE]

>> I WOULD LIKE TO JUST EXPOUND ON THE FACT THAT WITH THE BUSINESSES THAT WE HAVE, LIKE HE SAID, IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO START A BUSINESS THAT'S SOMETIMES HARDER FOR A LOT OF ENTREPRENEURS TO START.

THE RENTS ARE AT A POINT WHERE THEY CAN IN A BUSINESS LIKE THIS AND OPEN UP THEIR BUSINESSES.

LIKE HE SAID, MANY OF THEM HAVE ONLINE BUSINESSES AND THEY NEED A PHYSICAL PLACE AND THAT'S HELPED THEM TO EXPAND INTO OTHER SPACES THAT WE HAVE AND NOW THEY BECOME BIGGER BUSINESSES INSIDE.

THAT MAKES THEM REALLY HAPPY.

LIKE HE MENTIONED TOO, WE HAVE SALONS THERE, WE HAVE SIX RESTAURANTS THAT ARE UNBELIEVABLY GOOD FOOD THERE.

WE HAVE JEWELRY STORES, RETAIL CLOTHING.

IT REPRESENTS ALL NATIONALITIES THERE.

IT'S MULTICULTURAL.

WE'RE NOT JUST ONE RACE THERE, WE HAVE MULTICULTURAL RACES THERE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE PROMOTE AND IT'S GETTING THERE.

WE HAVE THE SAME THING WITH CUSTOMERS THAT COME IN THERE AND THEY REALLY ENJOY IT.

WE KEEP IT VERY CLEAN AND SANITIZED.

WE HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU CAN MAYBE COMBINE VISIT US SOMEDAY.

[APPLAUSE] [NOISE]

>> WITH THAT, WE WILL GET INTO OUR AGENDA.

[NOISE] FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[Consent Agenda]

ALL ITEMS UNDER THIS SECTION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL BY A SINGLE MOTION.

COUNCILS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW EACH OF THESE ITEMS AT A PREVIOUS WORK SESSION.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO IMPLEMENT EACH ITEM.

I WILL ANNOUNCE THE AGENDA AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE OR THE COUNCIL TO HAVE AN ITEM REQUEST TO BE PULLED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.

AT THIS POINT, I DO NOT HAVE ANY REQUESTS, BUT LET ME GO AHEAD AND GO THROUGH THE AGENDA.

ITEM 1, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 9TH, 2021 REGULAR MEETING.

ITEM 2, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING BIDS.

ITEM 2A, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT.

[NOISE] ITEM 2B, SKID, STEER LOADER, AND MOTOR GRADER.

ITEM 2C, SEWER SURVEILLANCE FAN.

ITEM 2D, FUEL AND LOAD TRUCK FOR HINTON LANDFILL.

ITEM 2E, SEWER JET TRUCK.

ITEM 2E, REPLACEMENT VANS.

ITEM 2G, SIMULATIONS TRAINING FACILITY DESIGN SERVICES.

ITEM 2H, SATELLITE IMAGERY ANALYSIS FOR UNDERGROUND WATER LEAKS.

ITEM 2I, SUNDOWN LANE ENROLLING WOOD COMMONS, WATER AND WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS.

ITEM 2J, RANGE IMPROVEMENTS DESIGN SERVICES.

ITEM 2K, [INAUDIBLE] FOR COOLING TOWER REPAIR.

ITEM 2L, REPLACEMENT VEHICLES.

ITEM 2M, CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTING FOR BOBTOWN ROAD, WATER HOUSE BOULEVARD, AND SOUTH COUNTRY CLUB IMPROVEMENTS.

ITEM 2N, TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES.

ITEM 3, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT THE PURPOSES OF THE DECOMMISSIONING RESERVE ACCOUNT UNDER THE JOINT OPERATING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITIES OF BRYAN, DENTON, GARLAND IN GREENVILLE, TEXAS.

THE MEMBER CITIES HAD BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN APPROVING A REDUCTION OF THE REQUIRED ACCOUNT BALANCE OF THE DECOMMISSIONING RESERVE ACCOUNT.

ITEM 4, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, IMPAIRED DRIVING MOBILIZATION GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,057 AND APPROVING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ITEM 5, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A PROJECT SPECIFIC AGREEMENT WITH DALLAS COUNTY FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS, DUCK CREEK CENTRAL TRAIL SEGMENT 2, MCIP PROJECT FROM BRIAR WOOD DRIVE TO THE SOUTHERN LIMITS OF

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DUCK CREEK CENTRAL TRAIL SEGMENT 1 AT THE NORTH SIDE OF JACK COLEMAN TENNIS COMPLEX IN RICK ODEN PARK, PROJECT 12001, WITHIN THE CITY OF GARLAND, DALLAS COUNTY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ITEM 6, CONSIDERED BY MANY TO ACTION THE APPROVAL OF ONE PURCHASE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED TO DATE WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER IN THE AMOUNT OF $112,585.

ITEM 7, COUNCILORS REQUEST TO CONSIDER BY MINUTE ACTION THE APPROVAL OF ONE PURCHASE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED TO DATE WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER IN THE AMOUNT OF $121,063.

THAT IS THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IS THERE ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE ANY ITEMS PULLED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY? SEE NONE, COUNCILMAN VERA.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE AS PRESENTED WITH A SECOND BY MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PRESS THE VOTE FOR US PLEASE AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

[NOISE] EXCUSE ME.

NOW, WE WILL MOVE ON FOR ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

MADAM SPEAKER, IF YOU COULD REVIEW THE SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS.

>> [BACKGROUND]

>> THE COUNCIL OR STAFF, THE CHAIR MAY CALL A SPEAKER OUT OF ORDER IF THE SPEAKER PRESENTS QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION THAT WILL UNDULY DELAY THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS AT THE MEETING.

SPEAKERS APPEARING IN THE CHAMBER, WILL SPEAK FIRST, AND VIRTUAL SPEAKERS WILL FOLLOW.

SPEAKER SHALL BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK ON A FIRST COME FIRST TO SPEAK BASIS AS DETERMINED BY THE ORDER IN WHICH THE CITY SECRETARY RECEIVES THE SPEAKER'S INFORMATION.

VIRTUAL SPEAKERS, PLEASE USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE ON ZOOM.

IF YOU'RE DIALING IN FOR AUDIO, YOU MAY PRESS STAR 9 IN ORDER TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE MODERATOR.

ONCE THE LINE IS OPEN, THE SPEAKER SHOULD PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE AND LOWER THE VOLUME ON ALL OTHER DEVICES.

APPLICANTS ARE ALLOWED 10 MINUTES FOR PRESENTATIONS AND ALL OTHER SPEAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

WHEN THE PODIUM BUZZER SOUNDS, THE SPEAKER MUST END THEIR COMMENTS.

VIRTUAL SPEAKERS WILL BE INFORMED BY THE CLERK WHEN THEIR TIME HAS ELAPSED.

WE HAVE NO VIRTUAL SPEAKERS TONIGHT, MAYOR LEMAY, BUT WE HAVE THREE PERSONS REGISTERED TO SPEAK DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS.

>> VERY GOOD, THANK YOU MA'AM. THE FIRST ITEM UNDER THIS SECTION,

[8. Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas finding and determining that the public necessity and convenience require the acquisition of various property rights located along Naaman School Road, east of Brand Road and west of State Highway 78, in the city of Garland, Texas, situated in the Mid-Crossing addition, in the City of Garland, county of Dallas, Texas, said property interests being more particularly described below; providing authorizations to acquire such property rights by purchase or condemnation and making certain findings pertaining thereto; providing further authorizations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this resolution; and providing an effective date.]

ITEM 8 CONSIDER A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE PUBLIC NECESSITY AND CONVENIENCE REQUIRE THE ACQUISITION OF VARIOUS PROPERTY RIGHTS LOCATED ALONG NAAMAN SCHOOL ROAD EAST OF BRAN ROAD, AND WEST OF STATE HIGHWAY 78 IN THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, SITUATED IN THE MID-CROSSING EDITION IN THE CITY OF GARLAND, COUNTY OF DALLAS, TEXAS, SAID PROPERTY INTERESTS BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BELOW, PROVIDING AUTHORIZATIONS TO ACQUIRE SUCH PROPERTY RIGHTS BY PURCHASE OR CONDEMNATION, AND MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS PERTAINING THERE TOO, PROVIDING FURTHER AUTHORIZATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS RESOLUTION AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

COUNCIL BASS, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE MOTION ON THIS ONE.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR, I MOVE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS AUTHORIZE THE USE OF POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO ACQUIRE THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE JACOB REGULAR SURVEY ABSTRACT NUMBER 11258 CITY OF GARLAND, DALLAS, TEXAS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS 32-32 LAVON BEING BLOCK 2 BLOCK 1 MID-CROSSING EDITION, AND BEING DESCRIBED IN THE GENERAL WARRANTY DEED TO WENDY'S PROPERTIES, LLC, RECORDED AN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 2-0150-028-3378, OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, FOR THE EXPANSION OF AND CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO A CERTAIN PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY, COMMONLY KNOWN AS NAAMAN SCHOOL ROAD.

MY MOTION INCLUDES APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION AND INTENDS THAT THE RECORD VOTE ON THIS MATTER APPLIES TO ALL UNITS OF PROPERTY TO BE CONDEMNED.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. THERE'S SOME VERY SPECIFIC LANGUAGE THAT HAS TO BE READ THAT AND THAT'S WHY I'M LOOKING AT THE CITY ATTORNEY THAT WE'RE CLEAR THERE.

WE HAVE A MOTION BEFORE US. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? WE HAVE A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

COUNCIL ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PRESS VOTE FOR US PLEASE AND COUNCIL, AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

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MOVING ON TO ITEM 9,

[9. Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas finding and determining that the public necessity and convenience require the acquistion of various property rights located at the intersection of Buckingham and Plano, in the cities of Richardson and Garland, Texas, situated in the town north park no. 1 addition, in the City of Richardson, County of Dallas, Texas, said property interests being more particularly described below; providing authorizations to acquire such property rights by purchase or condemnation and making certain findings pertaining thereto; providing further authorizations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this resolution; and providing an effective date. ]

CONSIDER RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE PUBLIC NECESSITY AND CONVENIENCE WILL REQUIRE THE ACQUISITION OF VARIOUS PROPERTY RIGHTS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF BUCKINGHAM AND PLANO IN THE CITIES OF RICHARDSON AND GARLAND, TEXAS, SITUATED IN THE TOWN NORTH PART NUMBER 1 EDITION IN THE CITY OF RICHARDSON, COUNTY OF DALLAS, TEXAS, SAID PROPERTY INTERESTS BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BELOW, PROVIDING AUTHORIZATIONS TO ACQUIRE SUCH PROPERTY RIGHTS BY PURCHASE OR CONDEMNATION AND MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS PERTAINING THERE TOO, PROVIDING FURTHER AUTHORIZATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS RESOLUTION AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

MAYOR TIM HEDRICK I BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE MOTION ON THIS ONE? GO AHEAD, SIR.

>> YES SIR, THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, I MOVE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS AUTHORIZE THE USE OF THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO ACQUIRE THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF RICHARDSON, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS 1360 SELF PLANO ROAD BEING A PORTION OF PLOT 27A AND BLOCK 1 OF THE FIRST INSTALLMENT, TOWN PARK NORTH EDITION AND EDITION TO THE CITY OF RICHARDSON, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

ACCORDING TO THE MAP, THERE ARE RECORDED AND VOLUME 85193, PAGE 3-122 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND RELATED UTILITIES TO A PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY.

MY MOTION INCLUDES APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION AND INTENDS THAT THE RECORD VOTE ON THIS MATTER APPLIES TO ALL UNITS OF PROPERTY TO BE CONDEMNED.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. WE'RE GOOD WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY MAYOR TIM HEDRICK AND A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER VERA.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE, MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PRESS THE VOTE FOR US PLEASE AND COUNCIL, AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY, THANK YOU.

MOVING ON TO ITEM 10 HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS.

[10A. Consider a Zoning request by Millennium Village, L.P. / Masterplan to construct 184 multi-family dwelling units and 15 “townhouse style” multi-family units. This property is located at 1602 Belt Line Road in District 7.]

WE HAVE, I BELIEVE THREE ZONING CASES BEFORE US THIS EVENING THAT EACH HAVE MULTIPLE PARTS.

THE FIRST ONE IS ITEM 10A, CONSIDER A ZONING REQUEST BY MILLENNIUM VILLAGE, LP, MASTERPLAN TO CONSTRUCT 184 MULTIFAMILY DWELLING UNITS AND 15 TOWNHOUSE STYLE MULTIFAMILY UNITS.

THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED 1602 BELT LINE ROAD IN DISTRICT 7.

UNLESS THERE'S ANY OPPOSITION.

>> MISS MARY HAD A REQUEST BY ANOTHER COUNCIL MEMBER TO SEPARATE THE TWO.

>> THEN WE WILL JUST TAKE THE ITEM 10A. GO AHEAD SIR.

>>MAYOR COUNCIL GOOD EVENING? THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT 184 MULTIFAMILY UNITS, AS WELL AS 15 TOWNHOUSE STYLE MULTIFAMILY UNITS FOR A TOTAL OF 199.

THIS IS A PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND DETAILED PLAN REQUEST.

THE LOCATION IS 1602 BELT LINE ROAD AND THE ACREAGE OF THE SUBJECT SITE IS JUST OVER FOUR AND A HALF ACRES.

IT IS CURRENTLY ZONE IN A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT, PD DISTRICT 85-20 FOR COMMERCIAL USES.

THIS IS THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AT 1602 BELT LINE ROAD, JUST WEST OF NORTH GARLAND AVENUE.

MORE SPECIFICALLY, HERE'S THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

IT IS CURRENTLY VACANT AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, IT IS AN APD FOR COMMERCIAL USES TO THE EAST AS AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL AND SHOPPING CENTER.

OVER HERE TO THE NORTHEAST IS A VACANT PROPERTY.

DIRECTLY TO THE NORTH IS AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

FURTHER TO THE WEST OF THAT AS A SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD.

DIRECTLY WEST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS AN APARTMENT COMPLEX WHICH CONTINUES FURTHER WEST ACROSS WAGON WHEEL, AND THEN IMMEDIATELY TO THE SOUTH IS A SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD AND FURTHER TO THE SOUTHEAST IS ANOTHER MULTIFAMILY TOWNHOUSE STYLE MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT.

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THIS SITE IN THIS AREA'S COMPACT NEIGHBORHOODS.

THE PROPOSAL IS MORE SUITABLE OR CLOSELY MORE ALIGNED WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS DESIGNATION OF COMPACT NEIGHBORHOODS VERSUS THE EXISTING ZONING, WHICH AGAIN IS COMMERCIAL.

COMPACT NEIGHBORHOODS IDENTIFIES SOME HIGHER DENSITIES.

OF COURSE, THIS PROJECT IS A BIT HIGHER DENSITY THAN MOST MULTI-FAMILY PROJECTS THAT WE'VE SEEN.

THE APPLICANTS INTEND, OF COURSE, IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY HOUSING OPTIONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE LONG-TERM VIABILITY OF THE EXISTING RETAIL CENTERS IN THE AREA.

BUT ALSO, AS WE'LL SEE IN THE SITE PLAN HERE, SHORTLY, THE PROPOSED HIGHER-DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY BUILDING IS CLOSER TO THE PUBLIC STREET AND THE LOWER DENSITY TOWNHOUSE STYLE UNITS ABUT THE SINGLE-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH.

HERE'S SOME PHOTOS OF THE AREA.

ON THE TOP-LEFT, OF COURSE,

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SHOWS THE VACANT LAND OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

UP HERE IS THE SHOPPING CENTER TO THE EAST, AND THEN THE TWO BOTTOM PICTURES, YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING APARTMENT COMPLEXES IN THE AREA.

HERE'S THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN.

[NOISE] OUTLINED IN THIS TAN COLOR [LAUGHTER], WHATEVER COLOR THAT IS, IS ONE BUILDING LOCATED HERE.

OF COURSE, THEY'RE TWO POINTS OF ACCESS OFF BELT LINE ROAD, BUT THIS IS ONE BUILDING HERE, OF COURSE, A PARKING GARAGE, SOMETHING WE HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF OUTSIDE OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA, OF COURSE.

BUT THIS IS UP TO A FOUR STORY PARKING GARAGE.

THE MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS STAIR-STEP DOWN THE FOUR STORIES.

IF YOU CAN LOOK REAL CLOSELY, YOU CAN SEE THE DOTS ON THE TAN COLOR OF THE BUILDING, THAT'S WHERE YOU HAVE THE FOUR STORIES.

AGAIN, IT'S PUSHED UP TOWARDS BELT LINE ROAD AND THEN STAIR STEPS DOWN TO THREE STORIES AS YOU GET FURTHER SOUTH.

THEN FURTHEST TO THE SOUTH DOWN HERE, THE BUILDINGS B, C, AND D ARE THE TOWNHOUSE STYLE UNITS, SO THOSE ARE THE LOWEST DENSITY BUILDINGS, AND THAT WAS STRATEGICALLY LAID OUT THAT WAY IN ORDER TO RESPECT THE SINGLE-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH.

MOVED TO THE LANDSCAPE PLAN HERE, THERE ARE SOME AMENITIES BEING PROVIDED BY THE DEVELOPER.

OF COURSE, A CLUB HOUSE, SWIMMING POOL, AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN, THERE WOULD BE A ROOFTOP LOUNGE TOWARDS THE NORTHWESTERN PORTION OF THE SITE AS AN ADDITIONAL AMENITY FOR THE RESIDENTS.

TOWARDS THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE SITE IS AN OPEN SPACE AREA WITH SOME ADDITIONAL SEATING.

THE DEVELOPMENT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE ELEVATORS WITHIN THE BUILDING, A DOG RUN, A FITNESS CENTER, A BUSINESS CENTER WORK ROOM, AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL LAWN.

THERE'S A ROW OF TREES, AS WELL AS THERE WILL BE A MASONRY WALL ALONG THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY CLOSEST TO THE SINGLE-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PER THE GDC.

HERE THE BUILDING ELEVATIONS REPRESENTING MORE OF AN URBAN STYLE PRODUCT.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE THREE AND FOUR STORIES, AND CONTINUE ON HERE YOU CAN SEE THE PARKING GARAGE, AN ELEVATION THERE.

THE MAJORITY OF THE PARKING WHICH MEETS THE GDC REQUIREMENTS, BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE PARKING ON-SITE IS PROVIDED IN THE PARKING GARAGE VERSUS A SURFACE PARKING LOT WITH CARPORT AS WE'VE COMMONLY SEEN.

[NOISE] HERE THE BUILDING ELEVATIONS OF THE TOWNHOUSE STYLE UNITS.

EACH UNIT WILL HAVE A TWO CAR GARAGE, THEY WILL BE FACING TO THE NORTH, AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEY WOULD HAVE SOME BALCONIES AND ROOF TERRACES.

I'LL GO BACK TO THE SITE PLAN HERE.

BUT THE GARAGE IS AGAIN, WOULD BE FACING NORTH IN ACCESSED OFF THE FIRE LANE.

THERE WOULD BE THE FRONT, SO TO SPEAK, PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCES AROUND TO THE SIDE.

EACH TOWN HOME UNIT WOULD HAVE ITS OWN PRIVATE YARD ON THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF IT.

AGAIN, IN ORDER TO RESPECT THE SINGLE-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH BALCONIES AT THE TOWNHOUSE UNITS ALL FACE TO THE NORTH, SO THEY WOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKING THE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES [NOISE].

SCREENING WHILE I MENTIONED A MASONRY WALL EARLIER ALONG THE SOUTHERN PROPERTY BOUNDARY, AND ON THE WESTERN AND EASTERN PROPERTY BOUNDARIES SHOULD BE A METAL OR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FENCE PROVIDED.

THERE ARE FOUR PARTICULAR GDC DEVIATIONS REQUESTED BY THE APPLICANT WITH THIS APPLICATION.

ONE IS BUILDING HEIGHT, USING THE BASE MULTI-FAMILY ZONING DISTRICT IN THE GDC, THE MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT WOULD BE 40 FEET.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSES BETWEEN 40 AND 59 FEET FOR THE NORTHERN PORTION OF BUILDING A, THAT ACCOUNTS UP TO FOUR STORIES, AND THEN FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF BUILDING A 40-45 FEET.

THE APPLICANT CONTENDS THAT THE ADDITIONAL HEIGHT IS NECESSARY TO ACCOMMODATE THE DENSITY AND THE STRUCTURED PARKING IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF PARKING PER THE GDC, WHICH IT DOES.

THE STRAIGHT MULTI-FAMILY DISTRICT, IN THE GDC HAS A MAXIMUM OF 18 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

THIS IS APPROXIMATELY 44 UNITS PER ACRE.

THE PROPOSED DENSITY SUPPORTS A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE, ELEVATORS WITHIN THE BUILDING, AND A RANGE OF HIGH-QUALITY AMENITIES PER THE APPLICANT.

ADDITIONALLY, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE LOWER DENSITY TOWNHOUSE STYLE UNITS ARE STRATEGICALLY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE SINGLE- FAMILY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH.

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THE MULTI-FAMILY DISTRICT IN THE GDC DOES HAVE A PARTICULAR SETBACK FROM SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING DISTRICTS, WHICH IS 1.25 TIMES THE HEIGHT OF THE BUILDING, BUT IT CAPS AT 50 FEET.

BUT BASICALLY HOW THAT APPLIES IN THIS CASE IS THE TOWNHOUSE STYLE UNITS WITHIN THAT REAR SETBACK, THOSE WOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF 43.3 FEET, THAT'S, OF COURSE, USING THE MULTI-FAMILY BUILDING REQUIREMENT.

IN THIS CASE, THEY'RE PROVIDING A REAR SETBACK OF 20 FEET.

THE APPLICANT CONTENDS THAT THE TOWNHOUSE STYLE RESIDENCES WOULD PROVIDE A COMPATIBLE TRANSITION TO THE SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENCES TO THE SOUTH.

MOREOVER, THE SOLID MASONRY WALL AND ROW OF LARGE TREES WILL PROVIDE A SEPARATION BETWEEN THE PROPERTIES.

IT ALSO SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF YOU WERE TO APPLY THE SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACH, THE TOWNHOUSE ZONING DISTRICT, THAT ACTUALLY HAS A MINIMUM OF ONLY FIVE FEET FOR REAR SETBACK REQUIREMENT, THAT DOES NOT APPLY THIS CASE, IT'S JUST A SIDE NOTE IF YOU WERE TO APPLY THE TOWNHOUSE STANDARDS, THAT WOULD ONLY BE 5 FEET.

AGAIN, THE APPLICANT IS PROVIDING 20 FEET.

I SHOULD MENTION AS A SIDE NOTE AS WELL THAT MR. FISHER WILL LIKELY HAVE A VISUAL OF THIS.

HE SHOWED IT AT PLAN COMMISSION BUT THE DEVELOPER PLANS TO DIG DOWN 4 OR 5 FEET ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN ORDER TO LOWER THE SITE, FURTHER MITIGATING ANY IMPACT THAT IT WOULD HAVE ON A SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE TO THE SOUTH AND FURTHER ELIMINATING ANY CONCERN ABOUT OVERLOOKING THE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES TO THE SOUTH.

[NOISE] FINALLY, THE FOURTH DEVIATION REQUESTED IS THE GDC REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 40 PERCENT OF THE SITE AREA TO BE LANDSCAPED FOR MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT.

THAT IS USUALLY NOT A DIFFICULT REQUIREMENT TO MEET.

BUT THAT'S BECAUSE USUALLY WE SEE SURFACE PARKING LOTS WHICH HAVE LANDSCAPE ISLANDS AND LANDSCAPE ISLANDS AGAIN.

BUT IN THIS CASE THERE'S A PARKING GARAGE PROVIDE ONSITE, WHICH YIELDS LESS LANDSCAPED AREA, SO IT EQUATES TO ABOUT 34 PERCENT OF THE SITE BEING DEDICATED TO LANDSCAPING [NOISE].

STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST.

THE PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST, BOTH VPD AND THE DETAILED PLAN, THAT WAS WITH THE 7 TO 0 VOTE.

WE MAILED OUT 64 LETTERS IN THIS CASE, WE RECEIVED ONE IN FAVOR AND FIVE IN OPPOSITION.

ALL THOSE WERE WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA. WITH THAT, MAYOR.

>> THE EXISTING PD WAS CREATED IN 1985, CORRECT?

>> YES, SIR.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NONE. MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU CAN CALL OUR FIRST SPEAKER.

>> MAXWELL FISHER.

[NOISE]

>> IT'S FROZEN OUT. [INAUDIBLE]

>> OKAY. [LAUGHTER]

>> THERE'S THOSE.

>> OKAY.

>> GOOD STATS. [LAUGHTER]

>> SO SMALL I CAN'T READ WHAT IT SAYS.

[LAUGHTER]

>> YEAH AND IT'S NOT SHOWING UP ON HERE.

>> [OVERLAPPING] YOU CAN ACTUALLY CLICK ON THIS IF YOU WANT ME TO BUT I'VE BEEN NO DOWNLOAD VIRUSES AT MY HOUSE.

>> WELL, LETS LET DAN.

[LAUGHTER] IF ANYBODY IS GOING TO CRASH THE SYSTEM, LET'S LEAVE IT TO DAN.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, THAT DOESN'T SHOW UP ON THIS.

>> THAT IS QUITE WEIRD.

[LAUGHTER] [BACKGROUND] I CAN'T READ THAT.

EVERYONE, HOLD YOUR BREATH AND THANKS, DAN.

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> YEAH, [LAUGHTER] MR. FISHER, IF YOU COULD GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, AND YOU WILL HAVE 10 MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION, SIR.

>> YEAH, I'LL TRY TO GO QUICK, MAYOR, COUNCIL, MAXWELL FISHER, 2595 DALLAS PARKWAY, FRISCO, TEXAS 75034, REPRESENTING PINNACLE ENGINEERING, WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

STAFF WENT OVER PICTURES OF THE SITE, SO I'LL SKIP THOSE.

JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT, PEOPLE KNOW THAT PROBABLY WHAT'S AROUND HERE, BUT THERE'S QUITE A BIT OF RETAIL, BOTH ZONING AND BUILDING FLOOR AREA IN THE AREA.

THIS SIDE, OF COURSE, IS A MID BLOCK AND IT'S SAT VACANT FOR SEVERAL YEARS, ZONED AS COMMERCIAL, APPARENTLY IT WAS ZONED MULTIFAMILY DECADES AGO AND THEN THE OWNER CAME FORWARD AND SAID,

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WELL, I THINK IT SHOULD BE COMMERCIAL.

WELL, THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE BEST DECISION HAS SEEN THERE VACANT FOR SEVERAL DECADES SO WE FEEL IT SHOULD GO BACK TO RESIDENTIAL AND TO SUPPORT THE MINI RETAILERS THAT ARE AROUND THE PROPERTY TODAY.

HERE'S A LOOK OF THE ELEVATION.

THIS WOULD BE FROM THE ENTRY ON BELT LINE.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S A CLASS A BUILDING.

I'M HAPPY TO GO BACK TO THAT PHOTO, I THINK WE HAVE IT AT THE END.

SHOWS IT'S WELL ARTICULATED, RIGHT MATERIALS, WELL LANDSCAPED WITH A GREAT ENTRY FEATURE.

SO AS WE ALL DID A GREAT JOB OF EXPLAINING IT, THE 184 APARTMENT UNITS IN THE MAIN STRUCTURED PARKING, 15 TOWNHOUSE UNITS ON THE SOUTH SIDE, AS WE TRANSITION TO THE SINGLE-FAMILY, THIS WOULD BE ELEVATOR SERVED, STRUCTURED PARKING WITH AN INTERIOR COURTYARD.

IT'S MORE URBAN STYLE, OF COURSE, WITH THAT YOU HAVE INCREASED RENTS.

IT'S VERY EXPENSIVE AND WE'LL GET INTO SOME OF THE AMENITIES IN A MINUTE WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT.

THIS IS A COLOR BREAKDOWN SHOWS YOU WHAT THE FOUR STORIES AND THE THREE STORIES ARE ON THE PROPERTY AND THEN BLUE IS THE PARKING GARAGE AND THEN THE TWO-STOREY TOWNHOUSE WITH SETBACKS.

HERE'S A MASS IN THE EXHIBITS THAT WE SHOW THAT'S LOOKING TOWARDS THE NORTHWEST, SHOWS YOU WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE TOWNHOUSES IN 2D, BUT THE APARTMENT THERE IS IN LARGE PHARMA COMPLEXES IN 3D.

SAME THING LOOKING SOUTHWEST ABOUT LINES OF COURSE ON THE RIGHT. THE MASSING EXHIBIT.

HERE'S AN EXHIBIT SHOWING A SITE SECTION THAT SHOWS THAT ARE FOUR-STOREY SECTIONS OVER 320 FEET AWAY OR THREE-STOREY SECTIONS OVER 195 FEET AWAY AND OUR TOWNHOUSE SECTIONS OVER 90 FEET AWAY FROM THE SINGLE FAMILY STRUCTURES.

THE SINGLE FAMILY LOTS ON OUR SOUTH SIDE, THEY'RE ACTUALLY UNUSUALLY DEEP BACKYARDS.

FOR EVERY REASON THEY HAVE VERY LARGE BACKYARD.

THERE'S ALSO A UTILITY EASEMENT BACK THERE, SO THERE'S A LITTLE EVEN MORE SEPARATION THAT YOU MIGHT TYPICALLY SEE.

THEN I'LL ZOOM IN HERE.

THIS SHOWS YOU OUR INTERFACE WITH OUR SOUTHERN PROPERTY.

WE HAVE BASICALLY A 20 FOOT SETBACK AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A FIVE-FOOT GRADE DIFFERENCE.

WHAT'S NICE IS BECAUSE OF OUR GRADING REQUIREMENTS, THE SITE IS GOING TO BE FIVE FEET LOWER SO ESSENTIALLY WE'RE LIKE A HALF-STOREY, LESS THAN WE WOULD BE OTHERWISE WITH THIS REQUEST, WE WOULD HAVE A ROW OF TREES ALONG THE BACK.

WE HAVE A SIX-FOOT WALL WOULD BE SIX FEET ON THE NEIGHBOR'S SIDE, AND IT WOULD BE NINE FEET ON OUR SIDE WHICH IS NICE AND THAT IT PROVIDES NICE PRIVACY FOR OUR TOWNHOUSE RESIDENTS.

HERE'S A LANDSCAPE PLAN.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO GO OVER THAT OR LANDSCAPING AS WELL WE CAN ALONG OUR PERIMETERS.

AMENITIES WERE EXPLAINED BY WILL, I'LL GO OVER A FEW FITNESS CENTER, DOG WALK, WE DO HAVE A CLUB LEISURE AREA, WORK CENTER WITH STRONG WI-FI, COURTYARD VIEWS, WE HAVE A DOG PARK AREA THAT ALSO HAS A SEATING AREA JUST FOR PEOPLE UNDER A PATIO AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER, A BIKE RACK AND THEN A FOURTH FLOOR PATIO.

THE 4TH FLOOR PATIO FACES NORTH, SO IT'S NOT FACING ANYWHERE NEAR THE SINGLE-FAMILY, BUT IT'D BE A NICE LEISURE AREA THAT YOU MIGHT SEE ON A ROOFTOP PATIO DOWN IN UPTOWN.

THIS IS OUR INTERIOR COURTYARD THAT HAS A RAIN CURTAIN POOL, AS WELL AS A KITCHEN AND SEVERAL OTHER LEISURE AREAS AND I CAN SHOW YOU HOW, IF THE MAYOR WILL ALLOW ME AT THE END, WE ACTUALLY HAVE A THREE, IT'S KIND OF LONG, MINUTE VIDEO, BUT IT'S AMAZING.

IT'S THE BEST VIDEO. COUNCILMAN MAYOR SAID NO.

[LAUGHTER] TOO LONG.

WELL, IT'S AN AMAZING VIDEO OF THE PROJECT THAT REALLY GIVES A FEEL FOR WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

ROOFTOP LOUNGE IN THE TOP NORTHWEST CORNER AT THE ELEVATIONS.

I'M HAPPY TO GO OVER THESE EXCELLENT BUILDING MATERIALS WE ARE COMPLYING WITH YOUR BILLING MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS.

THAT BLUE BOX AREA IS THE ROOFTOP LOUNGE WHERE IT WILL BE LOCATED FACING NORTH OR WEST, NORTHWEST.

THIS IS LOOKING EAST AND THEN OUR PARKING GARAGE, WHICH IS ONLY VISIBLE IN THE SOUTH SIDE FROM THE INTERIOR OF THE PROPERTY, IT WILL ALSO HAVE A CLADDING THAT MATCHES THE BUILDING.

WE'RE NOT JUST HAVE AN UGLY GARAGE AND THIS WILL BE CLAD WITH STUCCO TO MATCH THE BUILDING.

OUR TOWNHOUSE UNITS THAT ARE TWO-STORY WITH A ROOFTOP TEARS THAT FACES NORTH AWAY FROM THE SINGLE FAMILY FOR A PORTION OF THAT.

THERE ARE SOME VARIANCES THAT WILL WENT OVER VERY WELL, I'LL QUICKLY GO THROUGH THESE.

WE ARE ASKING FOR AN INCREASE IN DENSITY AND HEIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE THE STRUCTURED PARKING AND THE PRICE OF THE MAN NEEDS WE'RE PROPOSING.

RELATIVELY SPEAKING, THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT CROSSING IS OVER 60 UNITS AN ACRE, WE'RE AT 45.

SO IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THE DENSITY WE'RE PROPOSING, IT'S LESS THAN WHAT YOU SEE DOWNTOWN HERE.

OTHER THING IS OUR DECREASE IN OUR SET BACK ALONG THE TOWNHOUSE AND SINGLE FAMILY.

IF THESE WERE TOWNHOUSE UNITS WHERE YOU HAVE LOTS BETWEEN THE TOWNHOUSES,

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YOU'D HAVE A 20 FOOT SETBACK AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING.

BUT BECAUSE IT'S CONSIDERED MULTIFAMILY, BECAUSE THE UNITS ARE ALL ON ONE LINE OF RECORD, WE HAVE THAT 1.25 RATIO BUILDING SETBACK REQUIREMENT.

THAT'S REALLY DESIGNED FOR A LARGER MULTIFAMILY BUILDING, THAT HAS A GREAT AMOUNT OF MASSING.

WE FEEL THAT THE 20 FEET IS APPROPRIATE HERE, WE'RE ALSO ASKING FOR A LANDSCAPE ARE TO BE DECREASED FROM 40-34 PERCENT AND THAT'S MAINLY BECAUSE IT'S A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE AND IT COVERS A LOT OF AREA.

WE'RE PUTTING LANDSCAPING WHERE WE CAN IF IT WAS A SURFACE PARKING LOT, WE WOULD COMPLY WITH THAT REQUIREMENT.

WE BELIEVE IT CONFORMS WITH THE COMP PLAN AND THAT IT ENCOURAGES UNDER THE HOUSING OPTIONS, IT ALSO SUPPORTS HOUSING OPTION AND BASICALLY OBSOLETE NON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AND THAT'S PRETTY CLEAR WITH THE FACT IT'S BEEN ZONED NON-RESIDENTIAL FOR YEARS AND HAS NOT DEVELOPED IN THIS MID BLOCK.

A COUPLE OF BIG PICTURE ITEMS, THESE PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE BEGINNING JUST TO SHOW THAT THERE'S SUCH AN INCREASE IN JOB GROWTH AND THAT EQUATES TO A NEED FOR HOUSING, 5,700 JOBS, THAT'S 10,000 UNITS, 40 PERCENT RENTERS, THAT'D BE 4,100 UNITS OVER THE NEXT COMING YEARS AND WE'RE ALSO STILL SEEING A DECREASE IN VACANCY.

THE VACANCY RATE IS DECREASING FAR RIGHT THERE EVERY YEAR AND CONTINUES AS PEOPLE CONTINUE TO PILE INTO THE DFW AREA.

RENTAL RATES AND OCCUPANCY, I'M ABOUT TO WRAP UP HERE, THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE HIGHEST RENTAL RATES IN GARLAND AND IT WILL COMPETE WITH RICHARDSON APARTMENTS AND THIS GIVES YOU THE RENTAL RATES OF SOME OF THE APARTMENTS IN THE AREA AND THEN ALSO THE OCCUPANCY RATES ON THE FAR RIGHT, THEY ARE ALL FULL EVEN WITH THE APARTMENTS THAT ARE COMING ON, THEY ARE EVEN PRE-LEASING QUICKLY AT ABOVE 50 PERCENT IN THE AREA.

THIS IS ONE THAT I'VE DONE IN CORINTH RECENTLY.

IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THE COURTYARD.

THE COURTYARD THAT WE HAVE PROPOSED HERE WILL BE A STEP UP OR THREE FROM WHAT YOU SEE THERE AND THAT ONE'S EVEN REALLY NICE AND THEN IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY'RE BUILDING [INAUDIBLE] WILL LOOK LIKE.

THIS ONE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, OF COURSE.

I THINK I WILL STOP THERE.

I DO HAVE A PRETTY FANCY PRESENTATION THAT TAKES YOU THROUGH THE PROPERTY.

IF YOU'RE WILLING TO LOOK AT, IT'S UP TO YOU-ALL, IT'S PRETTY EXPENSIVE, I UNDERSTAND, BUT IT'S PRETTY COOL.

IT'S ONE OF THE BEST ONES I'VE EVER SEEN DONE BY BUD CREATIVE.

>> WELL, WITH THAT KIND OF BUILD UP, [LAUGHTER] HOW CAN I SAY NO TO THAT? I MEAN, IT'S ALMOST THANKSGIVING.

I'M FEELING VERY GENEROUS THIS EVENING, SO YOU BETTER HIT PLAY QUICKLY THOUGH.

>> OKAY. I'LL TRY.

>> THERE MIGHT BE A MOOD SWING.

YOU NEVER KNOW. [MUSIC]

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>> [MUSIC] I'LL STOP IT THERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

LET ME SHARE THAT. I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> VERY GOOD. DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM WILLIAMS.

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

DID YOU BRING POPCORN WITH YOU? [LAUGHTER] THANKS FOR THAT VIDEO.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

COULD YOU PUT YOUR SITE PLAN BACK UP, PLEASE?

>> YEAH.

SORRY, I'M HAVING TROUBLE HERE. HERE WE GO.

>> YOU GOT TO BE QUICKER THAN THE MOUSE.

>> I REALLY LIKE THE OTHER ONE THAT YOU HAD.

IT WAS COLORFUL BUT THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

>> THE COLORED ONE?

>> YEAH, THAT ONE. DENSITY. I KNOW YOU REFERENCE DOWNTOWN.

WELL, I HAPPENED TO BE ON PLANNING COMMISSION BACK THEN.

I REMEMBER EVERYTHING BUT THERE WERE A NUMBER OF OTHER FACTORS THAT WENT INTO THAT, THAT'S NOT FOR DISCUSSION TODAY ON THE DENSITY OF DOWNTOWN BUT THAT'S ANOTHER STORY FOR ANOTHER TIME.

AS I READ THE STAFF REPORT, IT SAYS THAT THERE'S A PROPOSED DENSITY, SUPPORTS A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE, ELEVATORS, AND A RANGE OF HIGH-QUALITY AMENITIES THAT YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT IN HERE.

MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS, ARE ANY OF THE DWELLING UNITS ATTACHED TO THE GARAGE, ANY OF THEM?

>> ARE YOU REFERRING TO THE LARGE APARTMENT BUILDING OR THE TOWNHOUSES?

>> WELL, THE PINK AREA.

IS ANYTHING ATTACHED TO THE PARKING GARAGE, ANY DWELLING UNIT ATTACHED TO THE PARKING GARAGE? THAT'S MY QUESTION.

>> IT'S A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE THAT'S SHARED SO YOU WOULD ENTER INTO AN ELEVATOR AND THEN IT WOULD TAKE YOU INTO THE CORRIDOR.

ACTUALLY, YOU GO THROUGH THE CORRIDOR OR INTO THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE BUILDING, WHICH IS THE ORANGE OR THE PINK AREA AND YOU TAKE THE ELEVATOR UP, OR IF YOU HAVE A FIRST FLOOR, YOU GO TO YOUR UNIT.

OTHERWISE, YOU TAKE THE ELEVATOR UP TO YOUR UNIT.

>> YOU HAVE ACCESS FROM YOUR LIVING QUARTERS.

IF YOU'RE IN YOUR LIVING QUARTERS, YOU'RE NOT IN A PARKING GARAGE.

>> I THINK WHAT HE'S SAYING IS THERE'S AN ACCESS CORRIDOR FROM THE PARKING GARAGE TO EACH LOT.

>> THERE'S AN ACCESS CORRIDOR FROM YOUR LIVING UNIT TO THE GARAGE.

>> THE ONLY UNITS THAT HAVE PRIVATE GARAGES ARE THE GREEN TOWNHOUSE STRUCTURES.

THE OTHER ONES ARE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL PARKING GARAGE THAT YOU WOULD ENTER IN OFF THE BACK.

I SAY ANY OTHER ONE, BUT IT HAS SOME OF THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS OF A PARKING GARAGE.

YOU DON'T HAVE DIRECT ACCESS FROM YOUR UNIT TO THE PARKING GARAGE, YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A CORRIDOR TO GET THERE.

>> HELP ME CONNECT THE DOTS, AMENITIES, DENSITY AS I'M LOOKING AT HERE.

WHAT'S THE DRIVER THERE? THE REQUEST ON THE DENSITY IS MORE THAN DOUBLE "IN THE CDC" BUT IT'S BASED ON THE EXPLANATION HERE, SAYS AMENITIES.

CAN YOU THE CONNECTION? HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DENSITY AND AMENITIES.

>> WELL, FIRST OFF, LET ME SAY THAT

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THE GARLAND DEVELOPMENT CODE WHEN IT COMES TO THE MAXIMUM DENSITY, IT'S MORE OF A SUBURBAN-STYLE LIMIT.

ALMOST EVERY REQUEST THAT COMES BEFORE YOU, THERE'S AT LEAST SOME VARIANTS TO THE DENSITY. IT'S VERY LOW.

>> I GET THAT.

>> BUT THIS IS, OF COURSE, A STEP ABOVE THAT.

BECAUSE WE'RE PROPOSING A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE, WE HAVE TO HAVE A CERTAIN NUMBER DENSITY TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THAT PARKING GARAGE.

[NOISE] IT'S THE PARKING GARAGE AND THEN WITH THAT BECAUSE WE ARE PROVIDING A FOUR-STOREY DEVELOPMENT WITH THE DENSITY THAT WE ARE PROPOSING, IT ALLOWS US TO PROVIDE MORE AMENITIES AND SPEND MORE ON THE PROJECT BECAUSE WE KNOW WE CAN CHARGE MORE FOR THAT PROJECT FOR EACH UNIT BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY WE'RE TRYING TO DELIVER ON THIS SITE.

BUT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT QUALITY WITHIN REQUESTS, A LOT OF TIMES YOU'RE AMENITIES ARE DIRECTLY CORRELATED TO YOUR RETURN ON INVESTMENT OR IN THIS CASE. IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

>> THE ANSWER, OF COURSE, IS THE WAIVER REQUESTS ON THE DENSITY IS MORE ECONOMICALLY DRIVEN, FINANCIALLY DRIVEN.

>> WITH REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ALMOST IT ALWAYS IS. YES.

>> WELL, I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND BUT YES OR NO.

IT'S FINANCIALLY DRIVEN.

>> IT'S NOT JUST FINANCIALLY DRIVEN ANYTIME YOU HAVE A STRUCTURED PARKING URBAN.

THERE'S ONLY A FEW OF THESE IN GARLAND, AS YOU KNOW, DOWNTOWN AND I THINK UP AT FAR AWAY TOWNSEND.

I'M NOT AWARE OF ONE OUTSIDE OF THOSE TWO AREAS UNLESS I'M WRONG.

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW ONE EXIST.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> IT'S EITHER MANSIONS OR TOWERS HAS PARKING STRUCTURES.

>> YOU'RE RIGHT. THANK YOU.

>> MY ONLY QUESTION. I JUST WANT TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONNECTION AND THE DRIVER BEHIND THE DENSITY WAIVER REQUEST.

THE RATIONALE IN THE REPORT SAYS THE REASON FOR THIS REQUEST IS TO SUPPORT THE AMENITIES.

THAT'S IN THE REPORT.

I'M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND.

[OVERLAPPING] THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET AND I THINK YOU'VE DONE THAT.

>> THANK YOU. THE STRUCTURE PARKING GARAGE, THAT'S USUALLY THE THING THAT DEVELOPERS CERTAINLY CAN'T DO IN MOST PROPERTIES, UNLESS IT'S IN A VERY EXPENSIVE PROPERTY THAT IT MAKES SENSE TO WHERE THEY KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO GET A CERTAIN DENSITY TO SUPPORT THAT PARKING GARAGE.

I FORGOT THE COST OF A PARKING GARAGE.

IT'S OUT OF CONTROL.

NOW, I'M SURE IT USED TO BE, I'LL MAKE UP NUMBERS.

I BET COUNCILMAN HEDRICK KNOWS, BUT IT USED TO BE 10,000 AND NOW IT'S WELL ABOVE THAT.

STRUCTURE PARKING IS 2-3 TIMES THAT TYPICALLY PER SPACE.

THAT'S THE BIGGEST DRIVER, BUT BECAUSE THE LINDSLEY THAT WE ARE PROPOSING WITH THE GARAGE, IT ALLOWS US TO DO MANY OTHER THINGS WITH AMENITIES THAT I THINK WOULD BE GREAT FOR RESIDENTS THAT WOULD LIVE HERE.

>> CAN I JUST ASK A QUIZ, MR. GERETH?

>> CERTAINLY.

>> I'M ASKING YOU TO PUT ON YOUR COPY.

IS THERE A NORM OR RANGE ON THESE WAIVERS FROM WHAT'S REQUIRED TO WHAT IS USUALLY THE DEGREE OF THE WAIVER? IS THERE A NORM BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE?

>> FOR DENSITY SPECIFICALLY?

>> YES, ON DESTINY WAIVERS.

>> YEAH. I'M JUST VERY GENERAL NUMBERS HERE, BUT SEEMS THE 27, 30, GIVE OR TAKE UNITS PER ACRE IS FAIRLY COMMON.

THE DRAPER WAS ACTUALLY ABOUT 44 UNITS PER ACRE.

CASSANDRA THAT'S GETTING INTO THE DOWNTOWN AREA, BUT THAT WAS ABOUT FOUR UNITS PER ACRE. MAXWELL IS CORRECT.

THE OTHER PROJECTS DOWNTOWN BUT ALSO FIREWHEEL HIT HIGHER DENSITIES.

DOWNTOWN WAS IN THE 60-80 UNITS PER ACRE.

I BELIEVE THE PARKS AT FIREWHEEL IS AROUND 60 UNITS PER ACRE.

IT JUST REALLY DEPENDS ON THE PROJECT SITE.

WE HAVE SEEN IN GARLAND HIGHER DENSITIES THAN THIS, BUT I WOULD SAY ON AVERAGE WHEN THERE IS A DENSITY DEVIATION SEEMS LIKE AROUND 30 UNITS PER ACRE HAS BECOME FAIRLY COMMON.

>> THANKS.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN AUBIN.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. WE HAVE OTHER PDS WHERE WE HAVE MINIMUM DENSITIES THAT ARE HIGHER, I THINK.

I'M THINKING OF THE ONE AT MARKETPLACE IN SATURN, WHERE I THINK WE HAD SET BECAUSE WE WANTED AN URBAN DESIGN HERE, 30 WAS A MINIMUM DENSITY THERE.

>> YOU'RE CORRECT AT THAT ORIGINAL PD GOING BACK TO, I THINK, 2013, YOU'RE RIGHT.

IT DID HAVE A MINIMUM OF 30. YES, SIR.

>> I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER WHAT THE DENSITY IS NOW, BUT WE WERE ACTUALLY LOOKING IS A CITY TO GET AWAY FROM.

ACTUALLY, THE 18 IS GENERALLY ASSOCIATED WITH

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THE GARLAND-STYLE DONOR DEPARTMENTS. IS THAT ABOUT RIGHT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. YES, SIR.

>> THESE NUMBERS, URBAN DENSITIES TEND TO BE ACTUALLY EVEN MUCH HIGHER.

I KNOW THAT WHEN YOU GET INTO TRUE URBAN CORES LIKE ON THE WEST COAST AND STUFF, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT 70-80 UNITS PER ACRE OR MORE.

IS THAT ABOUT RIGHT?

>> YES, SIR.

>> I'M GOOD THERE. MAXWELL, JUST A FEW QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

BASICALLY WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS IN PRETTY MUCH AN URBAN-TYPE DESIGN.

>> YEAH, OBVIOUSLY. THE STRUCTURED PARKING, THE APARTMENT BUILDING, YES, FOR SURE. [OVERLAPPING]

>> THE STRUCTURED PARKING. YOU'RE JUST NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THAT. THAT'S BEEN OUR ISSUE.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DEVELOPERS WHO ARE NOT INTERESTED IN BUILDING STRUCTURED PARKING BECAUSE THE COST IS RELATIVELY HIGH.

>> WHEN THEY BROUGHT ME THIS PROJECT, I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT AND MY JAW DROPPED, TO GET A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE HERE.

>> THE SITE IS WHAT, FOUR ACRES OR SOMETHING?

>> YEAH, IT'S 4.5 YEAH.

>> 4.5 ACRES. WE'RE LOOKING AT A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 4.5, YOU'RE LOOKING AT 18 UNITS AN ACRE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT SOMETHING THAT'S A LOT MORE DIFFICULT TO DEVELOP, IF AT ALL.

>> I WOULD LOOK IMMEDIATELY WEST.

THAT WOULD BE A GOOD COMP FOR A DENSITY OF 18 YEARS PER ACRE.

IT'S USUALLY DOESN'T LAST.

IT'S NOT A PRODUCT THAT WITHSTANDS THE SUSTAINABILITY YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT SOME IN OTHER CITIES HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH.

THEY'VE BEEN REALLY TRYING TO INCREASE DENSITIES BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WITH THAT, YOU GET A 50, 60-YEAR PRODUCT INSTEAD OF A MAYBE A 30-40 AND THAT 30 AND 40, IT'S LOOKING PRETTY ROUGH.

INSTITUTIONAL BUYERS WOULD MAYBE POTENTIALLY BUY THIS SOMEDAY. I DON'T KNOW.

THEY MAY OWN IT FOREVER OR CLAIM IT, BUT IF THEY DON'T, IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY EXPENSIVE INSTITUTION AND THEY'RE GOING TO PUT MONEY BACK INTO IT AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THE MONEY TO MAINTAIN IT IN EVERY RESPECT AS OPPOSED TO 18 UNITS PER ACRE, MOST LIKELY THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BUY.

>> THERE'S NOT ENOUGH CASH FLOW OFF OF THAT.

>> RIGHT.

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MAYOR. [NOISE]

>> THAT'S MAYOR BASS.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I APPRECIATE IT.

I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM THAT I'M THINKING THE CORRECT WAY.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DENSITY HERE, AND I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM THE GDC DENSITY REQUIREMENTS DO NOT TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE VERTICAL HEIGHT CORRECT?

>> IT CAPS IT AT 40 FEET FOR MULTIFAMILY.

>> RIGHT. BUT AS FAR AS THE DENSITY GOES, THE GDC DOESN'T ALLOW FOR GREATER DENSITY AS YOU ADD ON MORE STORIES, CORRECT?

>> CORRECT. YEAH, IT REALLY JUST STOPS AT 18 UNITS PER ACRE AND ANYTHING ABOVE AND BEYOND THAT TRIGGERS THE PD PROCESS.

>> OKAY, COOL. THANK YOU.

>> SURE.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> THANKS, SIR. MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. MR. FISHER, [LAUGHTER] CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SITE TOPOGRAPHY AS IT FALLS FROM THE REAR TO THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY AND HOW IT RELATES TO THE STEPPED BUILDING?

>> YEAH, WE HAVE TO CUT DOWN IN ORDER TO TIE INTO THE STREET, WE'LL HAVE TO CUT DOWN IN THE BACK, AND THEN THE SITE WILL BE HALF A STORY LOWER IN THE BACK.

IT'S GREAT IN THAT, NOT ONLY ARE WE STEPPING IT DOWN TO THE SOUTH, BUT OUR WHOLE SIDE IS GOING TO BE FIVE FEET LOWER THAN THE PROPERTY TO THAT TO THE SOUTH.

>> WHEREAS RIGHT NOW IS YOUR RIGHT ROOM BUILT ON THAT SITE IS UP QUITE A BIT FROM THE ROAD?

>> YEAH, WE HAVE TO CUT IT.

WE HAVE TO CUT DOWN QUITE A BIT AND IT WILL HAVE RETAINING WALLS IN THE BACK WHICH THE SITE WOULD FEEL SHORTER.

IT WOULD FEEL LIKE 3.5 IN THE FRONT AND 2.5 IN THE MIDDLE AND TWO LITTLE LESS, WHICH IS SINGLE-FAMILY HEIGHT IN THE BACK.

>> ALSO WITH THE DENSITY, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THE IMPACT ON TRAFFIC THERE?

>> YEAH, WE ACTUALLY PROVIDE A TRAFFIC IMPACT LOCALIZED STUDY, AND I ACTUALLY HAVE A COUPLE OF SLIDES ON IT. I'LL SHOW YOU.

WITH MULTIFAMILY, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A PEAK HOUR WHERE PEOPLE MAYBE LEAVE IN THE MORNING SOMEWHAT AND THEN COME HOME IN THE EVENING AT SIX O'CLOCK.

BUT AS YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WORK FROM HOME TODAY, THEY WORK DIFFERENT HOURS, SO IT'S REALLY GOING TO SPREAD OUT.

WE ALSO HAVE TWO DRIVES, SO WE ALSO HAVE WHAT THEY CALL, I BELIEVE, A MAJOR DRIVEWAY OR A HIGHER CAPACITY DRIVE ON

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OUR EAST SIDE WILL PROVIDE BASICALLY RIGHT AND LEFT TURN, AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE AN EXISTING LEFT TURN IN THE MEDIA AND THAT WE'LL BE USING IN ADDITION TO OUR DRIVE ON THE WEST SIDE, WHICH WILL ALSO PROVIDE TWO-WAY ACCESS.

IT SAYS GOOD ACCESS IN AND OUT.

OUR TRAFFIC LEVELS THAT FOR EACH DRIVEWAY DIDN'T WARRANT A DECELERATION LANE, SO I THINK THAT SHOWS YOU THAT TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT WAS HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'VE PROVIDED.

THEY WORK WITH THIS ON BOTH THESE DRIVES.

THE SITE'S A LITTLE TIGHT BUT WE FEEL VERY CONTROLLED WITH THE TRAFFIC.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT A LOT WORSE.

TRAFFIC IS HIGH ALL OVER DFW, UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT IF YOU'VE GOT A [INAUDIBLE] OR EVEN MAYBE AN ASSEMBLY ISSUE, YOU CAN REALLY HAVE SOME TRAFFIC.

I THINK THERE'S A SCHOOL DOWN THE WAY THAT WE'VE HAD SOME TRAFFIC ISSUES AT SCHOOL HOURS.

THAT WON'T BE AN ISSUE HERE.

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

>> WHEN YOU'RE BRINGING THE SIDE DOWN, IT WOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO THE JEFFERSON'S WOODLANDS PROJECT ON NORTH GARLAND, CORRECT? HOW THAT PROPERTY IS BELOW THE STREET LEVEL, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE DESCRIBING?

>> THAT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE. THAT HAD A SLOPE EASEMENT, I THINK.

>> IT'S A MUCH DIFFERENT TOPOGRAPHY, BUT YES, IT'S LOWERED.

THE FIRST FLOOR IS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE STREET LEVEL.

>> YES.

>> YEAH, OKAY. COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

>> [NOISE] THANK YOU, MAYOR. [INAUDIBLE], GOOD TO SEE YOU.

QUESTIONS ON THE TRAFFIC AND THE TURNING.

WHEN YOU'RE HEADED WESTBOUND ON BELT LINE, AND I ASSUME YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO USE THAT EXISTING LEFT-HAND LANE THAT IS THERE FOR THE PROPERTY NOW?

>> YES.

>> ARE THERE ANY CONCERNED ABOUT VISIBILITY FOR EITHER THE CAR THAT'S TURNING IN THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC BECAUSE THERE'S SOME WEIRD TOPOGRAPHY IN THAT AREA?

>> I DON'T BELIEVE SO. I MEAN, I PARKED THERE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS ODD THAT THERE IS EVEN A LEFT-HAND TURN LANE IN THAT MEDIUM BECAUSE THE PROPERTIES HAVE NEVER BEEN DEVELOPED, SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS PECULIAR AT THE VERY LEAST.

BUT IT WORKS OUT GREAT FOR US BECAUSE IT ALIGNS UP WELL.

THERE'S A BIT OF A HILL THERE.

WE HAVEN'T IDENTIFIED ANY ISSUES WITH SITE VISIBILITY.

OF COURSE, WE'LL HAVE TO BE PLACING OUR LANDSCAPING OUT OF THEIR SIGHT VISIBILITY TRIANGLES.

BUT THERE'S NOT REALLY LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, DEAD MAN'S CURVE TYPE SITUATION THAT EXISTS IN THE FRONT THAT I'VE NOTICED AND LIVING GARLAND 10 YEARS.

I'VE DRIVEN ON THIS ROAD HUNDREDS OF TIMES.

I HAVEN'T FOUND THAT TO BE AN ISSUE.

>> THIS IS A HIGH-DENSITY PROJECT AND THE DENSITY DON'T BOTHER ME, BUT AS FAR AS CHARACTER OF THE PROPERTY AND HOW IT'S GOING TO FIT INTO THE REST OF THE SURROUNDING AREA, THAT'S BEEN WHAT I'M STUCK ON.

CAN YOU SELL ME ON THAT BECAUSE I'M WORRIED IF WE PUT SOMETHING THAT'S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM EVERYTHING ELSE IN THAT AREA? IT'S ARCHITECTURALLY DISSIMILAR.

IT'S A HIGH-DENSITY URBAN FIELD TO IT.

EVERYTHING ELSE AROUND IT HAS A SUBURBAN FEEL.

WHY IS SOMETHING LIKE THIS A GOOD FIT FROM A ZONING PERSPECTIVE?

>> WELL, QUITE A BIT OF THE PRODUCT AROUND IS OLDER, SO BY THAT VERY NATURE, IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT.

DIFFERENT IS NOT ALWAYS BAD.

I MEAN, SOMETIMES DIFFERENT MEANS THAT YOU RAISE THE BAR AND YOU HAVE OTHER DEVELOPMENTS THAT WILL UNDERGO A CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP, THAT MAY END UP REDEVELOPING.

THIS WILL DRIVE UP PRICES, AT LEAST FROM A COMP STANDPOINT FOR OTHER MULTIFAMILY AROUND IT, OR IT WILL BE A PILOT PROGRAM FOR MAYBE SOMETHING SIMILAR TO IT.

I ALSO THINK THERE ARE ALSO APARTMENTS ON GARLAND AVENUE TO THE NORTH THAT WERE DONE BY A COUPLE OF BROTHERS ARCHITECTS, I CAN'T REMEMBER THEIR NAMES AROUND THAT POND, AND THAT IS AROUND THE POND SO IT'S MORE SUBURBAN.

THERE'S SPACE, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS ABOUT THAT THAT'S URBAN ABOUT THAT DEVELOPMENT.

I THINK THE FACT THAT WE'RE TRANSITIONING, AT LEAST BEING SENSITIVE TO THE NEIGHBOR TO THE SOUTH, WITH TOWNHOUSE STYLE OR STAIR-STEPPING IT DOWNWARD, WE'RE AT LEAST CONSIDERING THE FABRIC, THE DEVELOPMENT AROUND US WITH THIS REQUEST.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT OR MR. GARREN AS IT SEEMS WE'RE DOING? DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM WILLIAMS?

>> I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. FISHER JUST FOR [LAUGHTER] GARREN.

MR. GARREN IT'S REALLY NOT A QUESTION, BUT JUST A REQUEST FOR FUTURE.

WE HAVE PARTICULARLY HIGH DENSITY IMPACT PROJECTS SIMILAR TO THIS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING ON THE REPORT AS TO OUR TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT'S POSITION.

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I'M NOT ASKING FOR THE WHOLE STUDY, BUT I'D LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING IN THE REPORT THAT DOCUMENTS WHAT, YOU SAID WE DID A TRAFFIC STUDY, I'D LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING IN THE REPORTS THAT SHOW WHAT ADVICE OR DECISION OR WHATEVER THE RIGHT APPEARS FROM OUR TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT.

I'D LIKE TO SEE THOSE, PARTICULARLY IN PROJECTS LIKE THIS THAT ARE HIGH DENSITY.

CAN WE DO THAT?

>> WE CAN DO THAT. IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. LUKEY, HE'S HERE AS WELL.

>> NO, I DON'T HAVE ANY REQUESTS FOR THAT.

LIKE I SAID, I'M JUST SURE YES, I'D LIKE JUST TO SUGGEST THAT.

>> MOVING FORWARD.

>> THANKS YOU SIR, THANK YOU MAYOR.

>> GOOD JOB TRYING TO THROW PAUL IN FRONT OF YOU.

THAT'S A VERY GOOD MOVE, WILL.

[LAUGHTER] MADAM SECRETARY, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM?

>> WE DO NOT.

>> VERY GOOD. COUNCIL, I BELIEVE WE'VE HEARD THE PRESENTATION. MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK?

>> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. THIS MEETING IN MY DISTRICT, I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THIS QUALITY AND THIS TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT COME.

I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL FOR A PROPERTY THAT STAYED VACANT SINCE '85, WHICH HAS OTHER PD AT LEAST WHEN THERE'S PLAN ZONING.

I THINK THIS IS, LIKE MR. FISHER SAID, IT'S RAISING THE BAR FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE SURROUNDING AREA.

ONE MAJOR ISSUE I HAVE WITH IT THAT BABES BEING JUST THE EAST, IT MIGHT MAKE THE WAIT TIME FOR TABLE EVEN LONGER.

>> THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

I AGREE. BUT GIVEN THAT NOW WE SPLIT THE TWO IN HALF, I'D LIKE TO FIRST MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CHANGE IN ZONING TO A PD FOR MULTI-FAMILIES.

>> OKAY. I HAVE A MOTION BY MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

THIS IS FOR ITEM 10A ONLY, WITH A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PAIR THE VOTES FOR US, AND COUNCIL, AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

NOW WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 10B,

[10B. Consider a Detail Plan request by Millennium Village, L.P. / Masterplan to construct 184 multi-family dwelling units and 15 “townhouse style” multi-family units. This property is located at 1602 Belt Line Road in District 7.]

WHICH IS CONSIDERED THE DETAILED PLAN.

SAME APPLICANTS, SAME PROPERTY.

>> IS IT A DETAILED PLAN OR SITE PLAN? BUT EITHER WAY, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> BUT WHAT DID I SAY?

>> DETAILED PLAN, I BELIEVE IT'S A SITE PLAN.

>> WELL, MY AGENDA HERE, IT TELLS ME DETAILED PLAN.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK TO APPROVE ITEM 10B WITH A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PAIR THE VOTE FOR US PLEASE, AND COUNCIL, AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. THANK YOU, SIR.

MOVING ON TO OUR NEXT ZONING CASE,

[Items 10C & 10D ]

THIS ALSO HAS TWO PARTS.

ITEM 10C IS CONSIDERED A SPECIFIC USE PROVISION REQUEST BY WESTFALL ENGINEERING PLLC TO CONSTRUCT A RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP WITH DRIVE-THROUGH.

THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED 5300 NORTH GARLAND AVENUE IN DISTRICT 1.

THIS ITEM ALSO HAS A SECOND PART, COUNCIL MEMBER BATES, ARE YOU OPPOSED TO HEARING BOTH TOGETHER?

>> NO.

>> OKAY. ITEM 10D, CONSIDERED DETAILED PLAN.

SAME APPLICANT, SAME ADDRESS. MR. GARREN?

>> MAYOR, COUNCIL, THANK YOU.

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO BUILD A RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP WITH A DRIVE-THROUGH.

IT'S FOR A STARBUCKS.

IT INCLUDES AN SUP AND A DETAILED PLAN.

BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU SEE THE TERM DETAILED PLAN, THAT'S WHEN THERE IS A PD, A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT INVOLVED.

SO IN THIS CASE, IN THE LAST ZONING CASE, THE UNDERLYING ZONING IS A PD.

THAT'S WHY YOU SEE SOMETIMES DETAILED PLAN VERSUS JUST A SITE PLAN.

THE LOCATION IS 5300 NORTH GARLAND AVENUE AND THE ACREAGE THAT WILL BE CARVED OUT WITH A NEW PAD SITE OUT OF THE EXISTING WALMART SITE ON NORTH GARLAND AVENUE IS APPROXIMATELY 0.78 ACRES.

IT IS AN APD, EXISTING PD AT 13-02 FOR COMMUNITY RETAIL USES.

THAT'S FOR THE WALMART SITE.

HERE'S THE GENERAL SITE LOCATION OF THE SITE, 5300 NORTH GARLAND AVENUE, JUST SOUTH OF SH 190.

IT'S A LOT OF COLOR HERE ON THIS MAP, VERY COLORFUL, BUT THE TEAL OUTLINE SHOWS THE OVERALL WALMART SITE INDICATING PD 13-02.

BUT THE APPLICANT WOULD BE CARVING OUT THIS LITTLE BLUE RECTANGLE FOR THE NEW PAD SITE FOR THE STARBUCKS OUT OF THE EXISTING PARKING AREA AND THE WALMART WOULD STILL COMPLY WITH THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS.

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THIS AREA AS A COMMUNITY CENTERS.

THIS PROPOSAL IS IN GENERAL ALIGNMENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF

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THE COMMUNITY CENTERS WHICH LARGELY CONTEMPLATE COMMERCIAL AND SHOPPING CENTERS.

HERE'S A ZOOM IN OF WHERE THE PROPOSED STARBUCKS WILL BE.

YOU SEE THE WALMART IN THE BACKGROUND THERE, AND SOME ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE AREA ON EITHER SIDE OF NORTH GARLAND AVENUE.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSES TO CARVE OUT A 0.78 ACRE PAD SITE FROM THE WALMART PARKING AREA TO DEVELOP APPROXIMATELY 2300 SQUARE FOOT STARBUCKS COFFEE WITH A DRIVE-THROUGH.

THE DRIVE-THROUGH IS WHAT TRIGGERS THE SUP REQUEST.

HERE'S THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN.

YOU CAN SEE THE PROPOSED BUILDING, AGAIN, APPROXIMATELY 2300 SQUARE FEET HERE.

IT REALLY MEETS ALL GDC AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING PARKING, BOTH ON-SITE AND [NOISE] IN THE WALMART, WHICH STILL MEET THEIR PARKING REQUIREMENTS.

THE LANDSCAPE PLAN, IT COMPLIES WITH ALL LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS OF THE GDC.

HERE ARE THE BUILDING ELEVATIONS.

THESE ALSO COMPLY WITH THE BUILDING DESIGN REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN THE GDC.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A 30-YEAR SUP TIME PERIOD.

THE SUP TIME PERIOD ACTUALLY THE GUIDE RECOMMENDS A RANGE OF 20-25 YEARS.

THE APPLICANT INITIALLY REQUESTED AN UNLIMITED TIME PERIOD, BUT AT THE PLAN COMMISSION MEETING, THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED A 30 YEAR TIME PERIOD TO WHICH THE APPLICANT CONCURRED WITH.

STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST.

PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AS WELL WITH THE SEVEN TO ZERO VOTE, BOTH THE SUP AND THE DETAIL PLAN.

AGAIN, THAT WAS WITH A 30-YEAR SUP TIME PERIOD RECOMMENDATION.

WE MAILED OUT [NOISE] 42 NOTIFICATION LETTERS ON THIS CASE, AND WE RECEIVED TWO BOTH OF THOSE WERE IN OPPOSITION AND WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA.

WITH THAT MAYOR, I'M INCLINED TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> VERY GOOD. ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NONE YET, [LAUGHTER] UNTIL YOU SIT DOWN.

>> MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU CALL OUR SPEAKER, PLEASE.

>> MICHAEL WESTWELL.

>> MR. WESTFALL, IF YOU'D US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION OR YOU CAN JUST SIMPLY ANSWER QUESTIONS, UP TO YOU.

>> IT'LL BE MUCH QUICKER. MY NAME IS MICHAEL WESTFALL, I'M THE APPLICANT, MY ADDRESS IS 1719 ANGEL PARKWAY IN ALLEN, TEXAS, 75002.

I SIMPLY WANTED TO COME UP AND SAY I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

I'M A CIVIL ENGINEER, I PREPARED THE SITE PLAN.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I'M HERE TO ANSWER THEM FOR YOU.

>> VERY GOOD. YOU'LL BE RELOCATING THE STARBUCKS FROM ACROSS THE STREET TO THIS LOCATION ESSENTIALLY?

>> STARBUCKS HASN'T OFFICIALLY SAID IT'S A RELOCATION.

BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS ONE OF THE DRIVE THROUGH SO I'M ASSUMING THAT BUT THEY HAVEN'T.

>> THAT SEEMS TO BE THE MODEL THEY'RE SHIFTING TOWARDS, YES.

I BELIEVE ONE OF THE LETTERS IN OPPOSITION WAS THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY WHERE IT WOULD BE MOVING FROM JUST FOR SOME PERSPECTIVE I BELIEVE.

[LAUGHTER] I JUST WANT TO CLEAR THAT UP THERE.

ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT ON THIS ITEM? DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM WILLIAMS.

>> WOULDN'T LET YOU DRIVE ALL THE WAY FROM ALLEN.

APPRECIATE YOU COMING, BUT JUST A QUESTION.

CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CIRCULATION HAVING GONE IN WALMART, THE PARK AND PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS OBSERVE HOW WELL, IF YOU CAN PUT THIS IPHONE UP? IT'S A DIFFERENCE WHERE IT IS NOW AND WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO MOVE IT.

CAN YOU WALK THROUGH HOW YOU CAN MEDICARE DOWN? I GUESS [INAUDIBLE] BUT SOME OF THE DRIVING HABITS AND THINGS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE IN THE MIDDLE.

CAN YOU WALK ME THROUGH THE CIRCULATION, HOW?

>> SURE. WELL, WE WENT THROUGH ABOUT 20 ITERATIONS OF SITE PLANNING TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT HOW THIS WAS GOING TO FIT HERE.

THIS WAS WHERE WE ENDED AS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR CIRCULATION.

IN ADDITION TO LIMITING THE IMPACTS TO THE WALMART PARKING LOT AND NOT TRYING TO CARVE WAY DOWN INTO THE PARKING LOT WHICH WOULD CAUSE MORE CIRCULATION ISSUES.

WE WANTED TO STAY AS FAR AWAY AS WE COULD FROM THE MAIN PARKING AREA OF THE WALMART WHICH KEPT US UP CLOSE.

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THE IDEA IS TO TRY AND SEPARATE THOSE A LITTLE BIT.

THE CIRCULATION THAT DRIVES HERE, YOU CAN SEE IT THERE.

THE ENTRANCE TO THE DRIVE-THROUGH IS ABOUT AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN GET FROM THE WALMART AND ALSO FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE COFFEE SHOP ITSELF.

THEY'RE GOING FROM THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT AND ONCE THEY'VE COME OUT THEY LAND TO A FIRE LANE WHERE THEY CAN THEN GO LEFT TO RIGHT AND GET OUT TO THE EXISTING DRIVEWAYS.

THE IDEA WAS TO SEPARATE IT FROM WALMART PARKING LOT AS MUCH AS WE COULD.

>> IT'S A SINGLE CAR DRIVE THROUGH WAY?

>> THAT IS CORRECT, YEAH. THERE IS AN ESCAPE AREA AFTER THE MENU BOARD IF THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND OR FORGOT TO WALL IT, BUT YES.

[LAUGHTER]

>> BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY BY A DOUBLE DRIVE-THROUGH, IT HAD SOME CHALLENGES.

>> YES.

>> I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU WERE GOING TO TRY AND DO THAT.

>> THIS IS WHY WE'RE PROPOSING A SINGLE DRIVE-THROUGH LANE.

>> THANKS SIR.

>> THANK YOU. BYE.

>> VERY GOOD. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? I SEE NONE. COUNCIL MAN ROBBES IS IN YOUR DISTRICT.

I'M SORRY. MADAM SECRETARY, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS?

>> WE DO NOT.

>> WE DO NOT. OKAY.

>> SIR, GO AHEAD.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. MOTION TO APPROVE THE SEP AND THE DETAIL PLAN.

>> THE SEP, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT IS FOR THE 30 YEAR TIME RANGE AS, YES.

>> YES. ESTATE AND A 30-YEAR, YES.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER ROBBES TO APPROVE ITEMS 10C AND 10D AND WAS SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COMPILE THE VOTE FOR US PLEASE AND COUNSEL, [LAUGHTER] AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

>> THANKS SIR.

>> MOVING AHEAD. WE HAVE ANOTHER ZONING CASE.

[Items 10E - 10G]

THIS IS ITEM 10E, THIS CASE ACTUALLY HAS THREE PARTS.

AGAIN, AS IN DISTRICT 1, COUNSELOR ROBBES, DO YOU HAVE ANY OPPOSITION TO HEARING ALL THREE ITEMS SIMULTANEOUSLY?

>> NO

>> OKAY. ITEM 10E, CONSIDER ZONING REQUEST BY MUSA ABU DHABI, PLATO'S CLOSET STORE TO OPERATE A USED GOODS RETAIL STORE IN EXISTING TENANTS SPACE.

THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 4430 LAVON DRIVE SUITE 374 IN DISTRICT 1.

ITEM 10F IS CONSIDERED A SPECIFIC USE PROVISION ON THE SAME APPLICANT, SAME ADDRESS AND THEN TNG CONSIDER A DETAILED PLAN, SAME APPLICANT, SAME ADDRESS. GO AHEAD SIR.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. AS YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO OPERATE A USED GOOD RETAIL STORE IN AN EXISTING TENANT SPACE IN THE FIREWALL TOWN CENTER AREA.

THE LOCATION IS 4430 LAVON DRIVE SUITE 374.

THE APPLICANT IS REPRESENTING PLATO'S CLOSET STORE.

THE ACREAGE OF THIS PERIPHERAL SIDE ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE FIREWALL AREA IS APPROXIMATELY 9.9 ACRES AND IT ISN'T A PLAN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 04-54.

HERE'S THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND MORE SPECIFICALLY SHOWN HERE.

THE OVERALL PROPERTY IS AGAIN, PERIPHERAL AREA OF THE FIREWALL AREA.

THERE'S THREE RETAIL AND RESTAURANT BUILDINGS.

THE PLATO'S CLOSET WOULD BE PROPOSED WITHIN THIS BUILDING COLORED IN BLUE HERE, CLOSEST TO FIREWALL PARKWAY AND LAVON DRIVE.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THE FIREWALL TOWN CENTER AREAS, REGIONAL CENTERS, AND ITS USE ALIGNS WITH THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WALKABLE ENVIRONMENT AND CONTRIBUTES AS A SUPPORTIVE USE TO THE FIREWALL AREA AND ALIGNS WITH THE REGIONAL CENTERS RECOMMENDATION.

THE PROPOSED USED RETAIL GOODS STORE, PLATO'S CLOSET WILL BE LOCATED I BELIEVE IN THIS TENANT SPACE HERE.

AGAIN, THIS IS THE BUILDING THAT'S CLOSEST TO FIREWALL PARKWAY AND LAVON DRIVE.

THE REUSE GOODS RETAIL STORE IT AS A SEPARATE USE FROM YOUR STANDARD RETAIL STORE DEFINITION, THE GDC AND IT IS NOT LISTED AS A PERMANENT USE AND THE PD OR THE UNDERLYING ZONING.

THAT IS WHAT TRIGGERED THIS REQUEST.

HERE'S THE SITE PLAN SHOWING A LITTLE MORE SPECIFICALLY FROM A SITE PLAN STANDPOINT WHERE THE TENANT SPACE WILL BE LOCATED.

OUTLINE THERE IN RED.

THE TENANT SPACE IS APPROXIMATELY 3,754 SQUARE FEET.

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THE APPLICANT REQUEST THE SEP TO BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF 20 YEARS, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE SEP TIME PERIOD GUIDE.

FOR THIS PARTICULAR USE.

STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS APPROVAL.

THE PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AS WELL WITH A SEVEN TO ZERO VOTE.

THAT INCLUDED THE 20-YEAR SEP TIME PERIOD.

STAFF MAILED OUT 28 NOTIFICATION LETTERS ON THIS CASE AND WE RECEIVED ONLY ONE AND THAT WAS IN FAVOR AND THAT WAS WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA.

THERE WE GO, WE'RE GOOD.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THE SIDE? I SEE NONE. THANK YOU. MADAM SECRETARY.

>> WE HAVE MR. MUSA ABU DHABI.

>> SIR. WHEN YOU COME FORWARD, IF YOU CAN GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD AND WE'LL GIVE YOU 10 MINUTES TO EITHER MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION OR JUST SIMPLY ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> MY NAME IS MOUSA ABUDAABES, 2221 CLINIC DRIVE IN MCKINNEY, TEXAS.

I AM THE PRESENT FRANCHISEE FROM PLATO'S CLOSET.

HAVE CHOSEN THIS LOCATION AFTER THE STUDIES.

PLATO'S CLOSET HAS BECOME AVAILABLE IN DFW AREA RECENTLY.

THIS IS A SOUGHT AFTER FRANCHISE AS EVERYBODY LIKES TO HAVE ESPECIALLY IN THE DFW HOME.

THERE'S 12 LOCATIONS IN ALL THE MAJOR CITIES AROUND, INCLUDING A PLANE FRISCO, MCKINNEY.

I OWN ONCE UPON A CHILD, THE STORE IN MCKINNEY.

I HAVE A LARGE FAMILY 10 KIDS AND 20 GRAND KIDS.

THEY ARE GROWING OUT OF THE ONCE UPON A CHILD, SO WE WANTED TO GO TO PLATO'S TO GIVE THEM CLOTH AND SHOES.

WHEN THIS BECOME AVAILABLE AND I HAVE A YOUNG MAN, 19 YEARS OLD, HE'S JUST FRESHLY OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT HIM IN THE BUSINESS.

WE CHOSE TO GO INTO THIS AVENUE AND WE CHOSE THE LOCATION BECAUSE THERE'S A GOOD REPUTATIONS FOR THE AREA.

THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS IS DEDICATED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

WE ARE SPECIFICALLY BUY AND SALE, STYLE BRANDS, CLOTHING AND SHOES, AND BAGS FOR THE LADIES.

WE HIRED MANY PART-TIME TEENAGERS AFTER SCHOOLS AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITIES TO START THEIR JOB.

I BELIEVE THIS IS VERY GOOD FOR OUR YOUTH, GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS A SUSTAINABILITY, BECAUSE WE ARE RECYCLING.

WE ARE TAKING GOODS THAT COULD HAVE GONE TO DISPOSAL AND HAVE GOOD USE OF RESALE VALUE AND PUTTING BACK IN THE COMMUNITIES.

I BELIEVE THIS IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE.

THIS IS MY COMMENTS AND I WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> VERY GOOD. WELL, I WILL SAY, YOU LOOK VERY GOOD FOR 10 CHILDREN.

I HAVE THREE AND THERE ARE DAYS WHEN I'M NOT SURE HOW I DO IT, CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.

ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NONE. MADAM SECRETARY, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS?

>> I HAVE MR. WES HOBLIT.

>> OKAY.

>> WES HOBLIT, 2595 DALLAS PARKWAY, FRISCO, TEXAS 75034.

HE COVERED MOST OF MY GOOD POINTS, I'LL BE VERY BRIEF HERE.

OBVIOUSLY HERE'S THE SITE AND I SAW THAT WITH THE PRESENTATION THAT WILL GAVE.

HE WAS CORRECT IN EXACTLY THE SITE.

IT'S TAKING OVER TWO SUITES.

IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF A LARGER SPACE.

WITH THESE TWO SUITES, OBVIOUSLY, YOU NEED A LOT OF ROOM TO SHOP IN STORE CLOTHES, ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. WE'RE DONE WITH THAT.

AS THE APPLICANT STATED, THERE'S 12 STORES EXISTING IN DFW.

THERE'S ABOUT 45 IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

THEY'RE VERY STRINGENT ON THE CLOTHES THAT THEY TAKE, IT'S NOT GOODWILL OR SALVATION ARMY WHERE THEY JUST TAKE IN EVERYTHING AND HOPE TO RESELL IT.

I ACTUALLY WENT TO PLATO'S CLOSET IN MY YOUNGER DAYS TRYING TO MAKE SOME MONEY BEFORE I WENT OFF TO COLLEGE AND I DID NOT SET ONE THING.

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST GOOD STYLE OR GOOD CLOTHES.

THEY DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT.

I THOUGHT IT LOOKED GOOD ON ME BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE STORE.

THAT'S HOW STRONG OF A CLOTHES THAT THEY TAKE.

THEIR LARGE CORPORATION, A NATIONAL RETAILER, THERE'S A FEW OF THEIR COMPANIES THAT THEY ALSO OWN UNDER WINMARK.

PLATO'S CLOSET IS JUST ONE OF THEM.

THERE'S ONCE UPON A CHILD, OBVIOUSLY FOCUSED MORE ON CHILDREN.

PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS SPECIFICALLY YOUR SPORTS STYLE.

ENCORE, SIMILAR TO PLATO'S CLOSET.

MUSIC GO ROUND, SPECIFICALLY FOR MUSIC.

A LOT OF RECYCLING THAT THE APPLICANT WAS SPEAKING ABOUT.

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THERE ARE ALSO TWO USES NEARBY THAT ARE WITHIN THE SAME USE.

THEY'RE NOT WITHIN FIREWHEEL MARKET PLACE, BUT THIS USE DOES EXIST NEARBY.

THESE ARE TWO OBVIOUSLY WELL-RESPECTED STORES THAT PEOPLE LOVE SHOPPING AT.

IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN A COUPLE OF KIDS, THEN I UNDERSTAND WHY.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR.

THE SUP IS FOR THE USE GOODS RETAIL SELLS INDOORS, NOT A BAZAAR OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION 10:00- 9:00.

SUNDAYS A LITTLE BIT LESS 12:00-6:00.

SUP FOR 20 YEARS AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT.

WE THINK IT ALIGNS GOOD WITH THE FIREWHEEL MARKETPLACE.

IT BRINGS A NICE NATIONAL RETAILER FOR GARLAND AND IT COMPLIMENTS ALL THE EXISTING SOURCE.

ROUNDS OUT THE MARKETPLACE A LITTLE BIT.

HERE ANSWERING QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY OR I'LL JUST STOP.

>> VERY GOOD.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ANY QUESTIONS? I SEE NONE.

MADAM SECRETARY WAS THAT OUR LAST SPEAKER ON THIS ITEM?

>> YES, SIR. THAT WAS OUR LAST SPEAKER ON THIS ITEM.

>> VERY GOOD. COUNCILOR BASS, THIS IN YOUR DISTRICT?

>> NO.

>> NO. GO AHEAD.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. MOTION TO APPROVE THE SUP, THE DETAILED PLAN, AND THE ZONING REQUEST.

>> ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE BY COUNCILOR BASS TO APPROVE ITEMS 10E, F, AND G. WE HAVE A SECOND BY COUNCILOR MORRIS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU'D PREP THE VOTES FOR US PLEASE, AND DISPLAY THE VOTES.

THAT ITEM OR THOSE ITEMS ARE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THAT WAS OUR LAST ZONING CASE FOR THE EVENING.

NEXT, WE HAVE ITEM 11.

[11. Consider appointments to Boards and Commissions.]

CONSIDER APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM WILLIAMS HAS AN APPOINTMENT FOR THIS EVENING.

THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A SECOND. GO AHEAD, SIR.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF SAL LIBERTO TO THE SENIOR CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD.

>> VERY GOOD, COUNCIL, YOU'VE HEARD THE NOMINATION.

MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PLAY VOTES FOR US, PLEASE.

DISPLAY THE VOTE. HE IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 12, SAYS SOME COMMENTS.

I DON'T SEE ANYONE HERE IN THE CHAMBER WHO DOESN'T WORK FOR THE CITY AT THIS POINT, DO WE HAVE ANY ONLINE?

>> WE DON'T HAVE ANY VIRTUAL SPEAKERS?

>> NO VIRTUAL SPEAKERS.

THAT BRINGS US TO BEFORE WE ADJOURN THIS EVENING, IT IS THANKSGIVING'S COMING UP.

WE DON'T HAVE A TRADITION HERE OF PARDONING TURKEYS.

WE JUST SIMPLY PASS THE GRAVY AND THE MASHED POTATOES AND ENJOY THEIR COMPANY.

WE JUST WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, SAFE TRAVELS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING. WITH THAT, AT 8:28, WE ARE ADJOURNED.

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* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.