The property is generally located north of Bethany Drive and west of Greenville Avenue. The property to the north is zoned Planned Development PD No. 3 for Light Industrial LI. The properties to the west and south are zoned Planned Development PD No. 3 for Shopping Center SC. To the east (across Greenville Avenue), the properties are zoned Planned Development PD No. 46 for Community Facilities CF and Single-Family Residential District R-5.
The applicant is proposing to tenant an approximately 13,095± square foot portion of the existing building for a competitive cheerleading training facility. Staff categorizes this type of use as a Gymnastics and Sports Training Facility use.
The property is zoned Planned Development PD No. 3 for Light Industrial LI. The Allen Land Development Code requires a Specific Use Permit SUP for a Gymnastics and Sports Training Facility use within the Light Industrial zoning district.
The applicant submitted a business summary in conjunction with the SUP application.
The following is a summary of the proposed business operations:
- Regular operating hours: Monday through Friday 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Any special events will be held on weekends.
- The center will be staffed with a maximum of six staff members and 60 students.
The applicant is confident that parking provided will adequately support the facility because of parent drop-off and evening operating hours. Staff also believes the amount of parking is adequate for the proposed use.
There are no proposed changes to the exterior of the building.
The Specific Use Permit request has been reviewed by the Technical Review Committee.
On January 17, 2017, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request, with the addition of the hours of operation to be included in the ordinance.
After the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request, the applicant discussed hours of operation with staff. While the primary activity will occur in the times indicated, general office use, employee training, and teaching of individual student lessons will occur outside the hours. The applicant generated a traffic study indicating no negative impacts to the parking outside the hours of operation that were originally listed.
The attached ordinance (With Hours of Operation) represents the recommendation made by the Planning and Zoning Commission without the benefit of a parking study. An alternate ordinance (No Hours of Operation) represents the parking study that was reviewed and approved by the Engineering and Planning Departments and will also be available for consideration by the City Council.
Both the Engineering and Planning Departments find that the activities for general office use, employee training, and teaching of individual student lessons will have no substantial impact on the site and concur that the offset of the hours of operation from the separate uses appear to allow for a shared parking experience for the tenants. Additionally, the applicant has stated that they will also have private lease agreements and will enforce parking on a private basis. For these reasons, City staff recommends approval of an alternate ordinance with no fixed hours of operation.
Public Hearing Sign Installed - January 6, 2017
Property Hearing Letter Mailed - January 6, 2017
Newspaper Notices Published - January 26, 2017