agenda

SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING december 5, 2012

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, Jim Davis

 

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.

To receive reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act during the meeting, please notify the Community Development Department what you need during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. The Community Development Department office is at 110 South Pine Street, Santa Maria; (805) 925-0951, ext. 244. The City will give primary consideration to your request in providing assistance. Examples of assistance may include exhibits in large-sized format, use of assisted listening equipment, use of the California Relay Service, texting by cellular phone, or the services of a live interpreter. Assisted listening 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, ext. 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Monday 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, ext. 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes 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: 2612

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: November 7, 2012*

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 NOVEMBER 7, 2012.

 

 

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 THE WESTGATE MARKETPLACE SHOPPING CENTER, NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH BLOSSER ROAD AND WEST BATTLES ROAD, PD-2007-012. Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of a retail shopping center consisting of up to twelve commercial buildings, totaling 132,380 square feet on a 13.1 acre site in a PD/CC (Planned Development/Convenience Center) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 117-240-030, 117-240-031 and 117-240-032.  (Project Planner: Bill Scott)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year to January 2, 2014.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.                  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING DEVELOPED SITE TO A MIXED-USE PROJECT TO FACILITATE THE MOXIE CAFE, 1317 WEST MCCOY LANE, U-2012-0031, E-2012-0035. Review of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the conversion of an existing developed industrial site to a mixed-use project that would be comprised of a 4,026 square foot restaurant/café and a 15,934 square foot warehouse/office in a PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor's Parcel No. 111-051-010. The project qualifies for a Class I categorical exemption. No further environmental review is required. (Project 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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

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

 

3.                  AMENDMENT TO A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR THE SANTA MARIA FREEWAY CENTER, 1000 EAST BETTERAVIA ROAD, PD-2002-020, E-2002-041. Review of a request for an amendment to a previously approved Planned Development Permit to allow a reduced side yard setback for a car wash structure. The overall project includes one gas station (with mini-mart and drive-thru car wash), two drive-thru restaurants, one conceptual sit-down restaurant and a multi-tenant commercial building in a PD/FS (Planned Development/Freeway Service) zoning district. The total size of the overall center (all building pads) is 25,267 square feet, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 128-136-008 and 128-136-009. The environmental impacts of this project were previously reviewed in a Mitigated Negative Declaration (E-2002-041). No further environmental review is required. (Project 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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve an amendment subject to the conditions contained in the preliminary draft of the amended Planned Development Permit.

 

4.                  GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR CENTENNIAL SQUARE, SOUTHWEST CORNER OF MILLER STREET AND PLAZA DRIVE, GPZ-2012-0002, E-2012-0022. Review of recommendations to City Council regarding a Mitigated Negative Declaration of environmental impact and a General Plan amendment and zone change to allow the re-designation of 1.26 acres of CPO (Commercial/ Professional Office) and 5.09 acres of HDR-16 (High Density Residential – maximum of 16 dwelling units per acre) to 6.35 acres of HDR-22 (High Density Residential –maximum of 22 dwelling units per acre) and a zone change of 1.26 acres of PD/CPO (Planned Development/Commercial/Professional Office) to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential)(the 5.09 acres will remain PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential)), Assessor's Parcel No. 128-066-003. (Project 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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That the Planning Commission take the following actions:

 

1.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council authorize the filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration of environmental impact, E-2012-0022, and adopt the Mitigation Monitoring Program for the Centennial Square project, GPZ-2012-0002 and PD-2012-0003; and

 

2.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a)     Amend the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) designation FROM 1.26 acres of CPO (Commercial/Professional Office) and 5.09 acres of HDR-16 (High Density Residential – maximum of 16 dwelling units per acre) TO 6.35 acres of HDR-22 (High Density Residential – maximum of 22 dwelling units per acre) as shown on Exhibit A of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and

b)     Rezone the site FROM 1.26 acres of PD/CPO (Planned Development/Commercial/Professional Office) TO 1.26 acres of PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) as shown on Exhibit A of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference. The 5.09 acres will remain PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential).

 

5.                  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR CENTENNIAL SQUARE, SOUTHWEST CORNER OF MILLER STREET AND PLAZA DRIVE, PD-2012-0003, E-2012-0022. Review of a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of 138 residential apartments with recreation building, pool, children’s play equipment and landscaped open space within an existing and proposed PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) zoning district, Assessor's Parcel No. 128-066-033. The environmental impacts of this project were analyzed in a Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2012-0022, prepared for GPZ-2012-0002. (Project 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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, continue the Planned Development Permit to the February 6, 2013, Planning Commission hearing to allow the City Council to act on the pending General Plan amendment and zone change application (GPZ-2012-0002) for this project.

 

6.                  MODIFICATION OR REVOCATION OF A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR A GAS STATION WITH A MINI-MART, CAR WASH, AND GAS PUMP CANOPY, 1144 WEST MAIN STREET, PD-2004-010, E-2004-007. Review of a modification to or revocation of Planned Development Permit PD-2004-010 based on failure to comply with conditions of approval relating to the construction of a gas station with a 2,500 square foot mini-mart, a 1,042 square foot car wash, and a 3,024 square foot canopy area in a PD/C-2, (Planned Development/General Commercial) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 123-011-003 and 123-011-026. (City Attorney: Wendy Stockton; Project Engineer: Shad Springer; Project 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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, per the applicant’s request, continue this matter to the Planning Commission meeting of December 19, 2012.

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

OTHER BUSINESS:

7.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

8.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

                                                                                                                                                                       

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: December 6, 2012

Next regular Public Hearing: December 19, 2012

 

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