agenda

SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING january 16, 2013

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, Sandy Cachola

 

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 espaŮol 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: 2614

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: February 6, 2013

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 DECEMBER 19, 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 Commissionís 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 SANTA MARIA FREEWAY CENTER INTERCHANGE DIRECTORY SIGN, 1000 EAST BETTERAVIA ROAD, PD-2008-010, E-2008-052. Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to allow construction of a 70-foot high, 193 square-foot interchange directory sign in a PD/FS (Planned Development/Freeway Service) zoning district, Assessorís Parcel No. 128-136-009. (Project Planner: Brian Halvorson)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year to January 15, 2014.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.                  TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP FOR THE SANTA MARIA FREEWAY CENTER, 1000 EAST BETTERAVIA ROAD, TRACT 5977, E-2011-015. Review of a tentative parcel map that would create two additional lots on a 4.9 acre lot. The total number of lots on the project site will increase from two (2) lots to four (4) lots and will range in size from 0.80 to 1.86 acres. The zoning of the site PD/FS (Planned Development/Freeway Service), Assessorís Parcel Nos. 128-136-008 and 128-136-009. This project qualifies for a Class 15 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 resolution, approve the tentative map, Tract 5977, for the Santa Maria Freeway Center Parcel Map, subject to the following:


3.                  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR A MONOPINE AT GREAT AMERICAN STORAGE, 851 EAST ENOS DRIVE, PD-2012-0006, E-2012-0037. Review of a Planned Development Permit for the installation of a 50 foot monopine with associated telecommunications equipment at Great American Storage, in a PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessorís Parcel No. 128-139-003. This project qualifies for a Class 1 categorical exemption. No further environmental review is required. (Project 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 contained in the preliminary draft of the Planned Development Permit.

 

4.                  GENERAL PLAN AMEMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR WESTERN SKY COMMUNITIES, LLC FOR A 91-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX, 1318 NORTH BROADWAY AND 1329 NORTH MCCLELLAND STREET, GPZ-2012-0001, E-2012-0016. Review of recommendations to City Council regarding an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) to change the land use designation on 0.87 acre from CC (Community Commercial) to HDR-22 (High Density Residential) and a zone change on 0.87 acre 1.71 acres from PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial and R-3 (High Density Residential), respectively, to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential), and approving 35 percent density bonus on the 2.58 acres, Assessorís Parcel No.121-031-009. This project qualifies for Class 5 and Class 32 categorical exemptions; no further environmental review is required. (Project Planner: Bill Shipsey)

5.                  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR WESTERN SKY COMMUNITIES, LLC FOR A 91-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX, 1318 NORTH BROADWAY AND 1329 NORTH MCCLELLAND STREET, PD-2012-0002, E-2012-0016. Review of a Planned Development Permit to allow the conversion of an existing retirement facility into a 91-unit apartment complex, including an addition of approximately 27,504 square feet, and a 700 square foot community building on 2.58 acres, Assessorís Parcel No.121-031-009. This project qualifies for Class 5 and Class 32 categorical exemptions. No further environmental review. (Project Planner: Bill Shipsey)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, remove these items 4 and 5 from the agenda.

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OTHER BUSINESS:

6.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

7.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

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ADJOURNMENT:

Next study session: January 24, 2013

Next regular Public Hearing: February 6, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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