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DS Planning and Zoning Commission Agenda May 26

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City of Dripping Springs

Planning & Zoning Commission Regular Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM

City Hall Council Chambers 

511 Mercer Street - Dripping Springs, TX 78620



This meeting will be held via videoconference and the public is encouraged and welcome to participate.  Public comment may be given during the videoconference by joining the meeting using the information below.  Public comment for this meeting may also be submitted to the City Secretary at, no later than 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 


The Planning & Zoning Commission respectfully requests that all microphones and webcams be disabled unless you are a member of the Commission.  City staff, consultants and presenters please enable your microphone and webcam when presenting to the Commission.


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Commission Members:

Mim James, Chair

James Martin, Vice Chair

Martin Garza

Christian Bourguignon

Roger Newman

John McIntosh

Evelyn Strong


City Staff/Appointed Officials:

Michelle Fischer, City Administrator

Ginger Faught, Deputy City Administrator

Laura Mueller, City Attorney

Amanda Padilla, Senior Planner

Chad Gilpin, City Engineer

Robyn Miga, Planning Consultant





A member of the public who desires to address the Commission regarding any item on an agenda for an open meeting  may do so at presentation of citizens before an item or at a public hearing for an item during the Commission’s consideration of that item. Citizens wishing to discuss matters not contained within the current agenda may do so, but only during the time allotted for presentation of citizens. Speakers are allowed two (2) minutes to speak during presentation of citizens or during each public hearing.  Speakers may not cede or pool time.    Members of the public requiring the assistance of a translator will be given twice the amount of time as a member of the public who does not require the assistance of a translator to address the Commission.  It is the request of the Commission that members of the public wishing to speak on item(s) on the agenda with a noticed Public Hearing hold their comments until the item(s) are presented for consideration.  Speakers are encouraged to sign in.  Anyone may request a copy of the City’s policy on presentation of citizens from the city secretary.  By law no action may be taken during Presentations of Citizens.



The following items are anticipated to require little or no individualized discussion due to their nature being clerical, ministerial, mundane or routine. In an effort to enhance the efficiency of Planning & Zoning Commission meetings, it is intended that these items will be acted upon by the Planning & Zoning Commission with a single motion because no public hearing or determination is necessary. However, a Planning & Zoning Commission Member or citizen may request separate deliberation for a specific item, in which event those items will be removed from the consent agenda prior to the Planning & Zoning Commission voting on the consent agenda as a collective, singular item. Prior to voting on the consent agenda, the Planning & Zoning Commission may add additional items that are listed elsewhere on the same agenda.


A.         Approval of April 28, 2020 Planning & Zoning Commission regular meeting minutes.

April 28, 2020 PZC Minutes


B.         Approval with conditions regarding SUB2020-0010: a Final Plat for an approximately 9.271 acre tract of land situated in A0475 A0475 - WILLIAM WALKER JR SURVEY, ACRES 28.9102, Hays County, Texas. The property is generally located at the intersection of Kibo Ridge and US Hwy 290.

Applicant: Blake Rue

Condition: Post Fiscal Surety or Construct Public Infrastructure

SUB2020-0010 Staff report

Exhibit 1: Subdivision Application

Exhibit 2: Final Plat Headwaters Commercial Phase 2B




A.         Public hearing and consideration of recommendation regarding ZA2020-0004: Application for Zoning Amendment to consider a proposed zoning map amendment from Agricultural (AG) to Planned Development District 10 (PDD 10) for an approximately 13.585 acre tract of land situated in I.V. Davis, JR. Preemption Survey, Abstract Number 673, Hays County, Texas. The property is generally located east of Founders Memorial Park, commonly known as Big Sky Ranch. 

Applicant: Rex Baker, Baker Attorneys


1. Presentation

2. Staff Report

3. Public Hearing

4: Zoning Change

ZA2020-0004: STAFF REPORT - PDD 10 

Exhibit 1: Zoning Amendment Application

Exhibit 2: ORDINANCE - BIG SKY PDD 10 


B.         Public hearing and consideration of recommendation regarding a Zoning Text Amendment to Chapter 30: Zoning; Exhibit A, Zoning Ordinance, amending Section 1, Procedures & Administration; Section 4, Overlay Districts, establishing Division 1, Conditional Overlay Districts; Division 2, Historic Preservation, and Division 3, Historic Districts. 


1. Staff Report

2. Public Hearing

3. Zoning Text Amendment

Staff Report - Historic District Zoning

Exhibit 1 : ORDINANCE - Historic District Zoning


C.         Public hearing and consideration of recommendation regarding  a Zoning Text Amendment to Chapter 30 Zoning; Exhibit A, Zoning Ordinance, Section 5, Development Standards & Use Regulations, A. Off-Street Parking & Loading, Amending Section 5.6, Parking Based on Use, establishing Mercer Street Historic District Parking, and Section 5.7.8, Location of Parking Spaces. 


1. Staff Report

2. Public Hearing

3. Zoning Text Amendment 

Staff Report-Historic District Parking

Exhibit 1: ORDINANCE Historic District Parking


D.         Public hearing and consideration of recommendation regarding a Zoning Text Amendment  to Chapter 30: Zoning; Exhibit A, Zoning Ordinance, Section 1, General Provisions, to amend the definitions section.


1. Staff Report

2. Public Hearing

3. Zoning Text Amendment

Staff Report - Definitions Amendment 

Exhibit 1: ORDINANCE- Definitions Amendment



No action to be taken. 


A.         Planning Projects

May Planning Department Project Report



The Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Dripping Springs has the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any matter as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices), and 551.086 (Economic Development). The Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Dripping Springs may act on any item listed in Executive Session in Open Session or move any item from Executive Session to Open Session for action. 




A.         Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings

June 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

July 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

August 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

B.         City Council & Board of Adjustment Meetings

June 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (6:00 Workshop / 6:30 Regular Meeting) 

June 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

July 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (6:00 Workshop / 6:30 Regular Meeting) 

July 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

X.         ADJOURN




All agenda items listed above are eligible for discussion and action unless otherwise specifically noted.  This notice of meeting is posted in accordance with Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon's Texas Codes. Annotated.  In addition, the Commission may consider a vote to excuse the absence of any Commissioner for absence from this meeting. 


Due to the Texas Governor Order, Hays County Order, City of Dripping Springs Disaster Declaration, and Center for Disease Control guidelines related to COVID-19, a quorum of this body could not be gathered in one place, and this meeting will be conducted through videoconferencing.  Texas Government Code Sections 551.045; 551.125; and 551.127.


I certify that this notice of meeting was posted at the City of Dripping Springs City Hall and website,, on May 21, 2020 at 3:40 p.m.


Andrea Cunningham

City Secretary


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