agenda

SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 15, 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.

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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: 2597

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: March 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 JANUARY 18, 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.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.                  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR J MARCOS LIMON FOR AUTOMOTIVE PAINTING, 504 WEST BOONE STREET, U-2011-046, E-2011-049. Review of a Conditional Use Permit to allow automotive painting in a CM (Commercial Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 123-123-005. This project qualifies for a Class 1 categorical exemption. No further environmental review is required. (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 Conditional Use Permit.

 

2.                  GENERAL PLAN ANNUAL REPORT, SP-2012-0003.  Review of a recommendation to the City Council regarding filing of the General Plan Annual Report for the 2011 calendar year.  (Project Planner: Bill Shipsey)

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, recommend that City Council receive the 2011 General Plan Annual Progress Report, accept oral testimony and written comments, and direct that the report be filed with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the State Department of Housing and Community Development.

3.                  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR SA RECYCLING, LLC FOR A RECYCLING FACILITY INCLUDING OUTDOOR STORAGE, 700 WEST FESLER STREET, U 2011-011, E-2011-009.  Review of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the establishment of a recycling facility including screened outdoor storage in a CM (Commercial Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 119-221-002, -003, and -004. This project qualifies for a Class 1 and Class 2 categorical exemption. No further environmental review is required. (Continued from the January 18, 2012, Planning Commission Hearing) (Project Planner: 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 motion, approve subject to the conditions as outlined in the preliminary draft of the Conditional Use Permit.

 

4.                  AREA 9 SPECIFIC PLAN TRAFFIC FEE, GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, SPECIFIC PLAN AND ZONE CHANGE FOR THE AREA 9 PROJECT, LOCATED NORTH OF BETTERAVIA ROAD, BETWEEN “A” STREET AND BLACK ROAD, AND SOUTH OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILROAD TRACKS, FILE NOS. GPZ-2006-011, SPZ-2006-003, E-2006-077 (890+/- ACRES).  Review of recommendations to the City Council for the Area 9 Specific Plan project, a business/industrial park on approximately 890 acres, accommodating office-professional complexes, industrial uses including oil production, and research and development uses. Up to 550 residential units may also be proposed. Infrastructure improvements include sanitary sewer facilities, solid waste disposal, stormwater drainage, water lines, utilities, roads, and bicycle lanes. Assessor Parcel Numbers 117-310-004, -005, -006, -007, -008, -009, -010, -011, -012, and -013; 117-320-003, -004, -005, -007, -008, -011, -012, -013 -014, -015, -016,  and -017; 117-770-001, -002, -051; 117-820-016, -017, -018, -019, -022, -023, -036, and -037. (Project Planner: 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: That the Planning Commission take the following actions:

 

1.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council approve the Area 9 Specific Plan Offsite Road Mitigation Plan, and adopt the Area 9 Specific Plan Traffic Fee; and

 

2.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a.                  certify that the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (SCH#2008071018), E-2006-077, including the Area 9 Specific Plan Final EIR Revisions memo, dated July 8, 2011, have been completed in compliance with the Public Resources Code and the State CEQA Guidelines; and

b.                  make CEQA findings; and

c.                  consider EIR alternatives to the proposed project; and

d.                  adopt a statement of overriding considerations; and

e.                  adopt a mitigation monitoring program for the Area 9 Project, GPZ-2006-011 and SPZ-2006-003; and

 

3.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council reject the applicant’s project description in favor of EIR Alternative 5, Retain and Enhance Circulation Element Improvements, as set forth in the certified Final EIR; and

 

4.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council amend the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) to adopt various land use classifications for Area 9 as follows:

Land Use Classification

Acres

Land Use Classification

Acres

From:

To:

COS – Conservation Open Space

8

COS – Conservation Open Space

10

AOS-II – Secondary Agricultural Open Space

215

LI – Light Industrial

451

HCM – Heavy Commercial/ Manufacturing

493

HCM – Heavy Commercial/Manufacturing

157

GI – General Industrial

174

GI – General Industrial

144

 

 

CC – Community Commercial

14

 

 

CPO – Commercial/Professional Office

114

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

           

; and

 

5.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council amend the General Plan Circulation Element to:

a.                  Change Black Road from “Primary Arterial” to “Secondary Arterial,” between Main Street/Highway 166 and Mahoney Road; and

b.                  Change “E” Street from “Primary Arterial” to “Secondary Arterial,” between Stowell Road and Betteravia Road; and

c.                  Add Sonya Lane as a “Collector,” between “A” Street and Black Road; and

d.                  Add Betteravia Road as a “Secondary Arterial,” between Mahoney Road and Black Road; and

e.                  Make appropriate changes to the Circulation Element text and the Circulation Plan Figure C-1, to correspond to these diagram changes, as shown on Exhibit B of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and

 

6.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council adopt an ordinance to adopt the Area 9 Specific Plan, modified to reflect Final EIR Alternative #5; and

 

7.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council adopt the reimbursement fee for preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Area 9 Specific Plan; and

 

8.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council amend the Zoning Map to rezone the 890 acres of the Area 9 project as follows:

Zoning Designation

Acres

Zoning Designation

Acres

From:

To:

OS – Open Space

223

PD/OS – Planned Development/Open Space

10

PD/CM – Planned Development/ Commercial/ Manufacturing

493

PD/CM – Planned Development/ Commercial/Manufacturing

62

PD/M-2 – Planned Development/General Manufacturing

174

PD/M-2 – Planned Development/General Manufacturing

144

 

 

PD/CM/AG – Planned Development/ Commercial/Manufacturing/Agriculture

95

 

 

PD/M-1 – Planned Development/Light Manufacturing

451

 

 

PD/CPO – Planned Development/ Commercial Office and Professional Office

114

 

 

PD/C-2 – Planned Development/General Commercial

14

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

 

 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

5.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

6.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: February 23, 2012

Next regular Public Hearing: March 7, 2012

 

 

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