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Posted on: August 24, 2020

August 20 City Council and Planning & Zoning Joint Meeting Recap

Charting the Course

All City of Seabrook public meetings are currently being held virtually. If you wish to listen and/or give comments during a public meeting, please review the agenda posted to the website for call-in instructions. Those wishing to speak during the public comments portion of the meeting must register in advance of the meeting by sending an email to Robin Lenio and provide their name, address and phone number. 


SPECIFIC PUBLIC HEARING - PRELIMINARY PUD
City Council conducted the following public hearing at a Joint Meeting with the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:00 p.m., prior to the regular City Council meeting:
 
A Request for approval of a Preliminary Planned Unit Development (Preliminary PUD) to create "Seabrook Town Center" comprising of a 324 unit luxury multi-family apartment complex, 37,000 sq. ft. of leasable retail space, an entertainment plaza, and 751 parking spaces located on 3 tracts of land approximately 19.5355 acres.  

Applicant / Owner:  Pacific Ridge Properties, 211 E. Carrillo Street, #204, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Legal Description:  
Tract 1:  A 3.9818 acre tract of land situated in the Ritson Morris Survey, Abstract 52, Harris County, Texas, and being out of and a part of Lots 17 and 18 of Ruggles Subdivision as recorded in Volume 5 at Page 30 of Map Records of Harris County, Texas.  Said tract also being all of that certain 3.982 acres conveyed by The Presbyterian Extension Committee, Presbyterian Church, U.S. of Greater Houston to Richard W. Harral, Jr., by Deed dated July 10, 1978 and recorded under County Clerk’s File No. F676747 of Deed Records of Harris County, Texas.

Tract 2:  A 3.4196 acre tract of land situated in the Ritson Morris Survey, Abstract 52, Harris County, Texas, and being out of and a part of Lots 17 and 18 of Ruggles Subdivision as recorded in Volume 5 at Page 30 of the Map Records of Harris County, Texas.  Said tract also being all of that certain 1.716 acres conveyed by Red Bluff Development Company to City of Seabrook by Deed dated August 2, 1972 and recorded under County Clerk’s File NO. D695743 of the Deed Records of Harris County, Texas; all of that certain 0.6887 of an acre conveyed by Red Bluff Development Company to City of Seabrook by Deed dated April 19, 1966 and recorded under County Clerk’s File No. C401938 of the Deed Records of Harris County, Texas and all of that certain 1.00 care tract of land conveyed by Red Bluff Development Company to City of Seabrook by Deed dated December 9, 1967 and recorded under County Clerk’s File No. C828387 of the Deed Records of Harris County, Texas.

Tract 3:  A 12.1341 acre tract of land situated in the Ritson Morris Survey, Abstract 52, Harris County, Texas and being out of and a part of Lots 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Ruggles Subdivision as recorded in Volume 5 at Page 30 of the Map Records of Harris County, Texas.  Said tract also being out of and a part of the residue of that certain 40.92 acre tract of land conveyed by Theodore Dee McCollum, Jr. to Seabrook Venture II by Correction Deed dated March 1, 2000 and recorded under County Clerk’s File No. U265748 of the Official Public Records of Real Property of Harris County, Texas.

Location:  This property is located north of Repsdorph Road, south of Oak Dale Way, west of State Highway 146, and east of Lakeside Drive.

DOWNLOAD MEETING PRESENTATION (large file download)


COUNCIL AND P&Z PRELIMINARY PUD DECISION 
City Council members and Planning & Zoning Commission members heard from a number of Seabrook residents and other members of the public on questions and concerns regarding the above rezoning request.
 
Resident concerns included traffic issues; additional multi-family units in Seabrook; ingress and egress; lighting; noise; buffering; the ability to attract high-end retailers; the effects of the development on the surrounding schools; whether an anchor store, such as a grocery store, could be built instead of the apartment building; golf cart traffic and parking; continued small-town feel;  lack of development of retail on other approved projects; the effect of the development on surrounding home values;
 
The Planning & Zoning Commission held a meeting immediately following the public hearing, and by a 4-3 vote recommended approval to the City Council of the preliminary PUD.
 
Finally, the City Council held a special meeting immediately following the Planning & Zoning meeting with unanimous votes to require the developer to hold either online or COVID safe in-person town hall meetings with interested members of the public to discuss concerns and answer questions and a 5-1 vote, with Councilmember Davis absent from the meeting, to approve the preliminary PUD.


PUD NEXT STEPS 
The Preliminary PUD applicant will now move into the next phase of the PUD process and the applicant will be required to hold residential meetings as part of the process. Additional Public Hearings will be held prior to the final PUD decision. Download PUD Process here

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