The property is generally located east of Greenville Avenue and north of Ridgemont Drive. The properties to the north and south are zoned Planned Development PD No. 4 Shopping Center SC. The property to the west (across Greenville Avenue) is zoned Light Industrial LI. The properties to the east are zoned Single-Family Residential R-5.
The property is currently zoned Planned Development PD No. 4 Shopping Center SC. The applicant is requesting to adopt a base zoning of Community Facilities to facilitate the development of a church, temple or rectory use.
The subject property is approximately 1.97± acres. The Concept Plan shows the 11,900± square-foot, single-level building generally centered on the site. Due to the easements along the Greenville Avenue frontage, the applicant is requesting to relocate the landscape buffer outside of these easements as shown on the Concept Plan. This location will still provide a screen as intended by the Allen Land Development Code (ALDC).
To comply with drainage requirements, the applicant is proposing a privately maintained underground detention facility at the rear of the property. While the applicant has completed a preliminary review with the Engineering Department to ensure the feasibility of the location and size of the facility, the final design will be determined at time of Civil Plan review.
The Concept Plan also illustrates an alternative to ALDC screening requirements. The rear property line is adjacent to single-family residential and the ALDC requires a masonry screen wall in this condition. However, there is a ten-foot-wide utility easement adjacent to the property line. This easement prevents the construction of the masonry wall along the property line. The applicant is proposing to use an ornamental metal fence with masonry columns and landscaping interior to the subject property. This will allow visibility into the easement area and allow for access to maintain the area.
There are three points of access into the site--one on Greenville Avenue and two through internal access drives. The driveway in the northwestern corner of the Property connects to an existing right-of-way dedication and provides the subject property's second point of access. The applicant is also proposing to dedicate and construct a third point of access along the southwestern corner of the property. However, the property to the south has not dedicated or constructed an adjoining driveway. Upon future redevelopment of the adjacent property to the south, this adjacent property to the south will need to connect to the subject property's driveway to provide a second point of access the site. Until such time, the subject property will install temporary traffic rated barrier at this access point.
The building elevations show the approximately 27-foot-tall building with brick, concrete masonry units, and cement as primary building materials. While building materials cannot be regulated by the proposed ordinance, these materials are shown for illustrative purposes.
The development regulations include the base zoning, cross access requirements, landscape buffer location, and screening.
The request has been reviewed by the Technical Review Committee.
On June 16, 2020, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of this request.
Public Hearing Sign - June 5, 2020
Public Hearing Notice - June 5, 2020
Newspaper Notice - June 25, 2020