agenda

SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING july 20, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 6:30 P.M.

 

 

Chairman Rodger Brown

Community Development Director, Larry Appel

Commissioner Tom S. Lopez

Planning Division Manager, Peggy Woods

Commissioner Michael W. Moats

Senior Assistant City Attorney, Wendy Stockton

Commissioner Fred Quigley

Principal Civil Engineer, Shad Springer

Commissioner Etta Waterfield

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: 2589

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: August 17, 2011*.

CALL TO ORDER:    Chairman Rodger Brown

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

ROLL CALL:                        Commissioners Tom S. Lopez, Michael W. Moats, Fred Quigley, Etta Waterfield and Chairman Rodger Brown

APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF JUNE 15, 2011.

 

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 SEVILLA, LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SUNRISE DRIVE, SANTA MARIA WAY AND MILLER STREET, PD-2007-010, E-2007-041. Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of 69 single family homes located in a PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 128-090-023 and 109-010-029. (Planner: Brian Halvorson)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year to June 19, 2012.

b.                 EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR TERRACES AT PACIFIC CREST, LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST INTERSECTION OF BATTLES ROAD AND SOUTH DEPOT STREET, PD-2006-003, E-2006-007. Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of 112 townhomes ranging in size from 1,380 square feet to 1,660 square feet in a PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No.118-010-058. (Planner: Bill Scott)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year to July 17, 2012.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.                  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT FOR A PARK AND RIDE LOT, 1223 FAIRWAY DRIVE, PD-2011-002, E-2011-013. Review of a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of a bus park and ride lot consisting of a 340 space parking lot, a security office with restrooms, and associated landscape in a PD/PF (Planned Development/Public Facilities) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 111-580-007. The environmental impacts of the project have been analyzed in a Mitigated Negative Declaration (E-2011-013) prepared for the General Plan amendment and zone change, GPZ-2011-002. (Planner: Neda Zayer)

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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve subject to the conditions as outlined in the preliminary draft of the Planned Development Permit.

 

3.            CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR CHRISTIAN CHURCH CENTER, 2125 SOUTH BROADWAY, SUITE 104, U-2011-023, E-2011-025. Review of a Conditional Use Permit to establish a church use in an existing multi-tenant building in a PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-340-088. This project qualifies for a Class 1 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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve subject to the conditions as outlined in the preliminary draft of the Conditional Use Permit.

4.            TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP FOR DEPOT STREET, 301 NORTH DEPOT STREET AND 705 WEST MAIN STREET, TRACT 5967, E-2010-009. Review of a tentative parcel map to subdivide two (2) lots totaling 4.33 acres into three (3) individual lots that are 0.80, 1.5, and 2.03 acres in size in the CM (Commercial Manufacturing) and PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) zoning districts, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 119-261-005, 007, 008. This project qualifies for a Class 15 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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By resolution, approve the tentative map, Tract 5967, for Depot Street Parcel Map, subject to the following:

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

2.                  The conditions set forth in the April 20, 2010, Subdivision Committee Minutes.

5.            USE DETERMINATION FOR Dave Cross, agent for Adam Family trust, FOR a USE of A public RV storage LOT within the RMH (Residential Mobile Home PARK) zonING district, 3220 sOUTH COLLEGE DRIVE, SP-2011-016. Review of the agent’s request to permit an existing illegal public RV storage yard, originally approved by the County as an accessory use for mobile home park residents, Assessor’s Parcel No. 129-200-028. (Planner: Larry Appel)

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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By resolution, approve that the RV lot continue to be open to the general public.

6.            LAND USE ELEMENT AND CIRCULATION ELEMENT REVISIONS, GP-2011-001, E-2011-019.  Consider recommendations to the City Council regarding a Negative Declaration (E-2011-019) and the amendments to the Land Use Element and the Circulation Element of the General Plan (GP-2011-001). The Land Use Element and Circulation Element revisions would eliminate obsolete language, update certain graphics, and include references to other adopted plans and physical changes already implemented by the City. The revisions include the introduction of a potential “high quality transit corridor” for coordinating future land use/ transportation planning in the Santa Maria - Orcutt urban area. (Planner: Brian Smith, Bill Shipsey, Frank Albro)

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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By resolution, recommend that the City Council take the following actions:

1.                  Authorize the filing of a Negative Declaration (E-2011-009) for the amendments of the Land Use Element and the Circulation Element of the General Plan (GP-2011-001); and

2.                  Approve the amendments of the Land Use Element and the Circulation Element of the General Plan (GP-2011-001).

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

7.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

8.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: August 4, 2011*

Next regular Public Hearing: August 17 2011*

 

*THE AUGUST 3, 2011, PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF AGENDIZED ITEMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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