BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, the Miller-Dwan Foundation has submitted to the city council a request for a special use permit, in accordance with sections 50-35(v) and 50-56(e), to construct and operate a 12 bed residential hospice house on property described as; Block 11, Lots 1-16; Block 12, Lots 1-16 and odd numbered Lots 17-29; Block 13, even numbered Lots 2-30, all in Clague and Prindles Oak Knoll Division and located on the north side of Baylis Street west of Pecan Avenue; and said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing and the city planning commission has subsequently reported its approval to the city council; and
WHEREAS, the approval was made because of the city planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood if conditions are observed.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a special use permit is hereby granted to Miller-Dwan Foundation to allow for the construction and operation of a 12 bed residential hospice house at ___________________, on the condition that the project be developed consistent with the plans filed with the planning department on January 12, 2006, and on file as Planning Department File Number 06007 as identified as Public Document No. ________ .
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution grants a special use permit to Miller-Dwan Foundation to construct and operate a 12 bed residential hospice house on property located on the north side of Baylis Street, 800 feet west of Pecan Avenue.
The planning commission approved this resolution by a vote of 8-0-2 at its February 14, 2006, meeting. There was one neighbor who spoke in opposition to the request.
In recommending approval of this request, the commission found that the following facts, features, or events show compliance with sections 50-35(u) and 50-56(e) of the City Code;
i) Will the proposed special use result in a random pattern of development with little contiguity to existing or programmed development? No, this is a residential use in a residential zone. This site is comparable in size to three city blocks. The R-1-b zone provides for a development density of one family per 7,000 sq. ft of land area. On this 8.5 acre site, there is the potential for the reconfiguration to 42 single family lots. This proposal presents a density of 1 bed per 31,000 sq.ft. of land area.
ii) Will the requested use cause anticipated negative fiscal or environmental impacts upon the community? No, this facility will have an impact less than 4 single family dwellings,
iii) Will conditions and safeguards protect the comprehensive plan and conserve and protect property and property values in the neighborhood? This is a residential use in a residential zone. This is considered a low impact land use. No unique conditions or safeguards have been identified.
iv) What appropriate conditions and safeguards, including performance bonds and a specified period of time for the permit, are necessary? No unique conditions or safeguards have been identified.
There is no tax impact, this is a tax exempt applicant.
Date Filed: January 17, 2006 Action Deadline: May 16, 2006