Robert gray 1275 shady oaks drive southlake texas
Download
1 / 23

robert gray 1275 shady oaks drive southlake, texas - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 300 Views
  • Uploaded on

Planning & Zoning Commission October 19, 2006 Proposed Ordinance 480-OOO. Robert Gray 1275 Shady Oaks Drive Southlake, Texas. Summary of Objections. Reduction of the total accessory building square footage on RE zoning Removal of Special Exception Use (SEU) approvals

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'robert gray 1275 shady oaks drive southlake, texas' - adamdaniel


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Robert gray 1275 shady oaks drive southlake texas l.jpg

Planning & Zoning CommissionOctober 19, 2006

Proposed Ordinance 480-OOO

Robert Gray

1275 Shady Oaks Drive

Southlake, Texas


Summary of objections l.jpg
Summary of Objections

  • Reduction of the total accessory building square footage on RE zoning

  • Removal of Special Exception Use (SEU) approvals

  • Increased setback requirements

  • Exterior material requirement

  • Limitations on “pod” storage containers


Allowable accessory building size l.jpg
Allowable Accessory Building Size

  • Existing limit for RE

    • 5% of lot size

    • Equates to 10,890 sq. ft. for 5 acres

  • Proposes limit for RE

    • 1500 sq. ft., regardless of acreage

  • For a 5-acre lot, this represents an 86% reduction.

  • Limits are the total of all buildings, such as:


Allowable accessory building size4 l.jpg
Allowable Accessory Building Size

  • Existing buildings would be “grandfathered” as non-conforming structures

  • BUT

  • A destroyed or damaged (50% +) building over the limit could not be repaired nor replaced without a variance.


How much do landowners need l.jpg
How Much Do Landowners “Need”

  • Common misperceptions:

    • Accessory buildings are a necessary evil.

    • The total size must be strictly limited.

    • City government is able to determine how much is “needed”.


Do you need this house l.jpg
Do You “Need” This House?

  • 8500+ square feet

  • 7 bedrooms

  • 7 full baths & 2 half baths

  • 4 living areas, 2 dining areas

  • 3 fireplaces, library/study, exercise room

  • Wet bar, dry bar, multiple staircases

  • 5-car garage


Do you need this house7 l.jpg
Do You “Need” This House?

  • Of course not.

  • Residents don’t “need” this house, they “want” this house

    • Lifestyle preferences

    • Personal goals

    • Levels 4 & 5 on Maslow hierarchy


Southlake is a diversified city l.jpg
Southlake Is A Diversified City

  • People have different wants

  • Some prefer smaller homes to have land

  • Owning land provides new options, but also means new obligations

  • Zoning regulations must accommodate this diversity.

  • The owner is the best judge of what is “needed”.

  • City government is not a homeowners association.


Removal of special exception use l.jpg
Removal of Special Exception Use

  • What problem is being solved by this?

  • At present, zonings AG, RE, SF1-A/B, SF-30 and SF-20A/B all have both SEU and SUP

  • Why is RE being singled out?

  • Americans are wary of concentrations of power.

  • Our government is fundamentally based on the principle of “checks and balances”.



Current building setbacks accessory buildings l.jpg
Current Building Setbacks – Accessory Buildings

  • Permanent foundation - 10 feet

  • No permanent foundation - 5 feet


Proposed setback change l.jpg
Proposed Setback Change

  • ANY building over the limit would have to conform to setback limits of primary residence.

  • This change applies to EVERY home in Southlake, not just acreage.

  • Buildings used for animals (i.e. barns) already require 25’ setback.



Exterior materials l.jpg
Exterior Materials

  • If the building is over the permitted limit, “…a minimum of 50% of each (wall) … shall be either of masonry…or similar material as the principal structure…”

  • This change applies to EVERY home in Southlake, not just acreage.

  • Most barns run 2000+ sq. ft.

  • Any building that exceeds the limit, regardless of size, would be affected, leading us to brick tool sheds and play houses.


Exterior materials15 l.jpg
Exterior Materials

  • Brick is not the best material

    • Not waterproof

    • Requires concrete slab or sill

    • Increases construction costs

      • 55% increase in material cost for 2000 sq. ft. metal building with one-half of external walls “faux-brick”

    • Does not flex

    • Difficult and expensive to repair


Exterior materials16 l.jpg
Exterior Materials

  • The proposal will

    • Increase construction costs

    • Increase property taxes

    • Significantly complicate repair

    • Reduce functionality

  • Bottom line: the owner pays to benefit others.


Proposed portable storage ordinance l.jpg
Proposed Portable Storage Ordinance

  • Must have permit

  • No more than 2 permits per year

  • Permit limited to 7 days

  • Limited to one container no larger than 8x10x20

  • Must be placed on driveway at rear

  • Cannot be placed on non-paved surface

  • Why do we need this?


Zoning regulations section 1 l.jpg
Zoning Regulations, Section 1

  • Purpose:

    • Promote health, safety, morals and general welfare

  • Designed to:

    • Lessen congestion

    • Secure safety from fire, panic, etc.

    • Provide adequate light & air

    • Prevent overcrowding of land

    • Avoid undue concentration of population

    • Provide for transportation, utilities, and public services

  • Considerations

    • Character of each district

    • Suitability for particular uses

    • Conserving the value of buildings

    • Encouraging the most appropriate use of land.


Impacts l.jpg
Impacts

  • Reduces property values.

  • More difficult to re-sell as acreage.

  • Increased incentive for sale for sub-division.

  • Encourages keeping old buildings as long as possible, rather than repair or replace.

  • Will result in more outside storage of agricultural equipment and other material.

  • Divisive. Increases distrust between community groups.


Why this proposal l.jpg
Why This Proposal?

  • What problem is being solved?

  • Who benefits?

  • Who is adversely affected?

  • Zoning changes break an implied contract, and must be done carefully to minimize negative consequences.

  • Changes of this magnitude require significant community input.



Presentation material l.jpg
Presentation Material

  • www.southlakesoundings.com


Maslow s hierarchy l.jpg
Maslow’s Hierarchy

5. Actualization4. Status (esteem)3. Love/belonging2. Safety1. Physiological (biological needs)


ad