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SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 1, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 6:30 P.M.

 

 

Chairman Rodger Brown

Community Development Director, Larry Appel

Vice-Chair Adrian Andrade

Planning Division Manager, Peggy Woods

Commissioner Tom S. Lopez

Senior Assistant City Attorney, Wendy Stockton

Commissioner Michael W. Moats

Principal Civil Engineer, Shad Springer

Commissioner Richard Quandt

Special Districts Planning Tech, Patty Ellis

 

Recording Secretary, Kathleen Wilson

 

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to the requirements of Government Code Section 54954.2. By listing a topic on this agenda, the Planning Commission has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item. In addition to any action identified in the brief general description of each item, the action that may be taken shall include: a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; adoption, approval or disapproval or recommendation thereof.

Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities. For the hearing impaired, the City has assisted listening equipment available. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) service, please call 800-735-2929. In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the use of this assisted listening equipment, notification is required by at least 4:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting by calling 925-0951, extension 307. This equipment can also be used for translation by Spanish-only speaking persons. To allow the City to coordinate and request a Spanish translator from the volunteer corps, call 925-0951, extension 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday before the meeting. Para permitir a la Ciudad el poder coordinar y solicitar a un traductor para español del cuerpo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951, extensión 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el martes antes de la junta.

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Community Development Department, available for public inspection during City business hours. Any writing or documents provided to a majority of the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda will also be available for public inspection in the Community Development Department during normal business hours. The Community Development Department ([805] 925-0951, ext. 244) will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

NOTICE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEC. 12-35.211 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS MAY BE APPEALED TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

Next Resolution No: 2574

Next Two Regular Planning Commission Meetings: September 15, 2010, and October 6, 2010.

CALL TO ORDER:    Chairman Rodger Brown

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

ROLL CALL:              Commissioners Tom S. Lopez, Michael W. Moats, Richard Quandt, Vice-Chair Adrian Andrade and Chairman Rodger Brown

APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF AUGUST 18, 2010.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (not to exceed a total of 15 minutes):

Each member of the audience may address the Commission on any subject within the Commission’s business. Each member of the audience and each subject is limited to discussion of three minutes or as otherwise directed by the Chair.

 

 

1.            CONSENT CALENDAR: The consent calendar is approved with one motion. These items are read only on request of Commission members. Should anyone, including members of the public, wish to discuss or disapprove any item, it must be dropped from the blanket motion and considered as a separate item.

a.      EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR A WOMEN’S SHELTER FOR GOOD SAMARITAN SHELTER, INC., 401 WEST MORRISON AVENUE, PD-2006-015, E-2006-056. Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of a two-story, 16,600 square foot building for counseling and housing perinatal women and their young children, in a PD/CPO (Planned Development/Commercial Office and Professional Office) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 123-172-014.  (Planner: Brian Halvorson)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year.

b.      EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR A MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING FOR MISSION HOPE CANCER CENTER, 1325 EAST CHURCH STREET, PD-2008-007, E-2008-046.  Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of a three-story, 37,000 square foot medical office building, in a PD/CPO (Planned Development/Commercial Office and Professional Office) and PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 128-120-008, -012 and 013.  (Planner: Bill Shipsey)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

2.                  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR CALDERON TIRES, 333 SOUTH BLOSSER ROAD, U-2010-023, E-2010-039. Review of a Conditional Use Permit to establish a retail auto tire store in a C-2 (General Commercial) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-210-005. This project qualifies for a Class 3 categorical exemption.  No further environmental review is required.  (Planner: Greg Stones)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the preliminary draft of the Conditional Use Permit.

 

3.         GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE AND SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT FOR HERITAGE AT WESTGATE RANCH, NORTH OF BATTLES ROAD, SOUTH OF LA BREA AVENUE, EAST OF “A” STREET AND WEST OF BLOSSER ROAD, GPZ-2010-002, SPZ-2010-001, E-2010-021. Review of recommendations to the City Council regarding amendments to the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map), zoning and the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan for a 52.6 acre property located within the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan, Assessor's Parcel No. 117-240-029. The amendment to the General Plan and Specific Plan (Land Use) would change the 52.6 acres from RMH (Residential Mobile Home Park) to LMDR-8 (Low Medium Density Residential, 8 dwelling units per acre). The zone change and Specific Plan zone change would change the 52.6 acres from PD/RMH (Planned Development/Residential Mobile Home Park, 400 dwelling unit maximum) to PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single-Family Small Lot Residential, 300 dwelling unit maximum). The amendments to the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan would also include minor revisions to text, tables, figures and land uses relating to the land use and zoning changes. The environmental impacts of this project have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), E-88-10, and the Supplement to the EIR, E-2003-022, (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992. No further environmental review is required.  (Brian Halvorson)

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That the Planning Commission:

1.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council determine that the environmental impacts of the Heritage at Westgate Ranch, GPZ-2010-002, SPZ-2010-001, Tract 5969 and PD-2010-004 have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Supplement to the EIR (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992. Because the current project meets the conditions for the application of State CEQA Guidelines Section 15162, preparation of a new EIR is not required; and

2.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a)                 Amend the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) of the 53.2 acre site FROM MHP (Mobile Home Park) TO LMDR-8 (Low Medium Density Residential, 8 dwelling units per acre), as shown on Attachment A of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and

b)                 Rezone the 53.2 acre site FROM PD/RMH (Planned Development/Residential Mobile Park) TO PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single Family Small Lot Residential), as shown on Attachment B of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference.

 

3.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a)         Amend the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan (Land Use Plan) of the 53.2 acre site FROM MHP (Mobile Home Park) TO LMDR (Low Medium Density Residential, maximum of 296 dwelling units), as shown on Attachment A of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and

b)         Amend the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan (Zoning Map) of the 53.2 acre site FROM PD/RMH (Planned Development/ Residential Mobile Home Park) TO PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single Family Small Lot Residential, maximum of 296 dwelling units), as shown on Attachment B of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and

c)         Amend Sections 2 and 3 of the Blosser Southwest Specific Plan, as shown on Attachment C of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference.

 

4.                  TENTATIVE TRACT MAP FOR HERITAGE AT WESTGATE RANCH, 1300 TO 1400 BLOCK OF LA BREA AVENUE, TRACT 5969, E-2010-021. Review of a recommendation to City Council for a tentative tract map that would create 300 residential lots and 19 common lots on a 58.8 acre lot. The residential lots range in size from 3,360 square feet to 9,070 square feet. The common lots total 2.6 acres. The existing zoning of the site is PD/RMH (Planned Development/Residential Mobile Home Park, 400 dwelling unit maximum) and the proposed zoning is PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single Family Small Lot Residential), Assessor's Parcel No. 117-240-029. The environmental impacts of this project have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), E-88-10, and the Supplement to the EIR, E-2003-022, (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992. No further environmental review is required.  (Planner: Brian Halvorson)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That the Planning Commission:

1.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council approve the tentative tract map, Tract 5969, for Heritage at Westgate Ranch Tract, subject to the following:

a.         The design as shown on the Official Tentative Map.

b.                  The conditions set forth in the June 22, 2010 (Revised), Subdivision Committee Minutes.

 

5.                  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR HERITAGE AT WESTGATE RANCH, 1300 TO 1400 BLOCK OF LA BREA AVENUE, PD-2010-004, E-2010-021.  Review of a Planned Development Permit to allow construction of 300 single family residential homes, a community park, play equipment and walking/bicycle trails, in a proposed PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single Family Small Lot) zoning district, Assessor's Parcel No. 117-240-029. The environmental impacts of this project have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), E-88-10, and the Supplement to the EIR, E-2003-022, (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992. No further environmental review is required.  (Planner: Brian Halvorson)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, continue this item to October 20, 2010.

 

6.                  TENTATIVE TRACT MAP FOR THE BETTERAVIA INDUSTRIAL PARK (ZIMMERMAN), LOCATED NEAR THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTH BLOSSER ROAD AND WEST BETTERAVIA ROAD, TRACT 5962, E-2009-025. Review of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and a tentative tract map to subdivide one parcel (55.17 acres net/ 57.53 gross) into thirty-eight (38) individual lots for industrial purposes, located in a PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-330-082. (Planner: Greg Stones)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That the Planning Commission:

1.                  By resolution, file a mitigated negative declaration, E-2009-025, for the project and adopt the mitigation monitoring program.

 

2.         By resolution, approve the tentative map, Tract 5962, for Betteravia Industrial Park (Zimmerman Tract), subject to the following:

a.         The design as shown on the Official Tentative Map.

b.                  The conditions set forth in the January 19, 2010 (Revised August 18, 2010), Subdivision Committee Minutes.

c.         The mitigation measures contained in Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration E-2009-025.

 

7.                  MASTER PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AND DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE BETTERAVIA INDUSTRIAL PARK (ZIMMERMAN), LOCATED NEAR THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTH BLOSSER ROAD AND WEST BETTERAVIA ROAD, PD-2009-006, E-2009-025. Review of a Master Planned Development Permit and design guidelines for the Betteravia Industrial Park to allow future development on thirty-eight (38) industrial lots, in a PD/M-1 (Planned Development/ Light Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-330-082. A Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared for the project under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. No further environmental review is required. (Planner: Greg Stones)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the preliminary draft of the Planned Development Permit.

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

8.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

9.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: September 2, 2010

Next regular Public Hearing: September 15, 2010

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