The City of Galveston is undertaking a major overhaul of its zoning and land use regulations as part of the Progress Galveston initiative.
- A draft of the changes for public comment is located at this link.
- An interactive map of the currently proposed zoning is located at this link.
Contrary to what most of us would expect, our area is zoned as Planned Development (code PD) rather than single family housing. The PD zoning means that future development could take place with a density of up to 22 units per acre. Many of us feel that such zoning is out of character with the existing construction and culture and should be changed. In discussions with the City Planning Department, they have asked that we submit change requests in writing and with a voter of individual members.
Thus, we will vote on the following resolution at the upcoming annual meeting:
Resolved this 26th day of January, 2013 at an Annual Meeting of the Members of the Kahala Beach Estates Homeowners Association, KBE-HOA Inc held in the City of Galveston, Galveston County, State of Texas, that we do hereby request changes in the Land Development Regulations (zoning) of the City of Galveston, Texas in conjunction with the Progress Galveston Project initiative.
Resolved that all portions of Kahala Beach Estates Addition No. 1, whose legal description is ABST 121 PAGE 24 BLK 1 KAHALA BEACH ESTATES ADDN 1 LOTS 1 Through 20, recorded in Volume 18, Page 443, Instrument # 9340266, Map Records of Galveston County, Texas and whose addresses are in the 19000 block of Kahala Drive East be designated as SF1, Single-Family Residential with one dwelling.
Resolved that the following parcels which are adjacent to our subdivision and which are not developed be designated be designated as SF1, Single-Family Residential with one dwelling.
|Galveston Tax Account||Property ID||Description|
|0121-0054-0000-000||R117248||ABST 121 HALL & JONES SUR TR 54 ACRES 66.980|
|0121-0054-0002-000||R510763||ABST 121 HALL & JONES SUR TR 54-2 ACRES 60.379|
|0121-0053-0000-000||R117255||ABST 121 HALL & JONES SUR TR 53 98.475 ACRES|