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File #: 21-0556    Version: 1 Name: Alcohol\School Variance Request
Type: Agenda Item Status: New Business
File created: 9/29/2021 In control: Development Services
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Consider and take action on a resolution authorizing a variance request to Chapter 10 of the City of League City Code of Ordinances, to allow a restaurant that serves alcohol to be located less than 300 feet from the property line of a public school (Executive Director of Development Services)
Attachments: 1. Data Sheet, 2. Proposed Resolution, 3. Applicant Letter
Title
Consider and take action on a resolution authorizing a variance request to Chapter 10 of the City of League City Code of Ordinances, to allow a restaurant that serves alcohol to be located less than 300 feet from the property line of a public school (Executive Director of Development Services)

Background:
Should this variance request be approved, it will allow for a restaurant serving alcoholic beverages to occupy a tenant space approximately 225 feet from the Clear Creek High School property line.

Project Summary:
The applicant, Alli Jarrett, is proposing to open a restaurant at 201 South Egret Bay Boulevard (FM 270) in the old CVS building. In order to sell alcoholic beverages within the restaurant, a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) license is required. Chapter 10 of the League City Code of Ordinances requires separation of 300 feet from any establishment selling alcohol (restaurant, bar, convenience store, etc.) from a school, church, or day care. In this case, the measurement from the property line of the proposed restaurant to the property line of the school is less than 125 linear feet. The distance from the restaurant tenant space to the school property line is approximately 225 feet. East Main Street (FM 518) separates the school from the proposed restaurant and the closest entrance to the school site is over 600 feet from the tenant space.

The remaining tenant spaces in the CVS building are occupied by a Frost Bank and a Fajita Pete’s restaurant. Should Council choose to approve a variance request, the TABC license would be limited by the use standards in the zoning ordinance and be required to maintain a minimum of 50% sales from food.

Attachments:
1. Data Sheet
2. Proposed Resolution
3. Applicant Letter

CONTRACT ORIGINATION:
Development Services
Applicant: Low Tide, LLC

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