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SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING may 1, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 6:30 P.M.

 

 

Chair Etta Waterfield

Community Development Director, Larry Appel

Commissioner Adrian Andrade

Planning Division Manager, Peggy Woods

Commissioner Rodger Brown

Senior Assistant City Attorney, Wendy Stockton

Commissioner Robert Dickerson

Principal Civil Engineer, Shad Springer

Commissioner Fred Quigley

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: 2622

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: June 5, 2013

CALL TO ORDER:    Chair Etta Waterfield

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

ROLL CALL:                        Commissioners Adrian Andrade, Rodger Brown, Robert Dickerson, Fred Quigley and Chair Etta Waterfield

APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF APRIL 17, 2013.

 

 

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 SKYWAY BUSINESS PARK, 3070 AND 3130 SKYWAY DRIVE, PD-2007-016. Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to allow the subdivision of an existing multi-tenant industrial property from two lots into ten lots under Tract 5931; some of the lots would be smaller than the 15,000 square foot minimum allowed under the current PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 111-292-001 and -022. (Project Planner: Ryan Granata)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year to April 3, 2014.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

2.                  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR A PRODUCE PACKING AND COLD STORAGE FACILITY FOR BONITA (BONIPAK) PACKING, 1850 WEST STOWELL ROAD, PD-2012-0007, E-2012-0043. Review of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and a Planned Development Permit to allow the phased construction of an expansion of approximately 174,000 square feet of cold storage space and associated support facilities to an existing agricultural produce storage, packaging and distribution facility in a PD/CM/AG (Planned Development/Commercial Manufacturing/Agricultural Overlay) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-820-028 (portion). (Project Planner: Bill Scott)

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, authorize filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve subject to the conditions as outlined in the preliminary draft of the Planned Development Permit.

 

3.                  GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR THE Santa Maria AREA TRANSIT (SMAT) MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS BUS YARD EXPANSION, 1301 FAIRWAY DRIVE, AND A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE OF AN ABANDONED FLOOD CONTROL EASEMENT, 2641 AIRPARK DRIVE, GPZ-2011-004, E-2011-048. Review of a Mitigated Negative Declaration of environmental impact and a General Plan amendment and zone change on two separate areas, as follows: Area A: General Plan land use and zone change on a 0.67 acre site from LI (Light Industrial) to CF (Community Facilities); and a zone change for a 0.67 acre site from PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) to PF (Public Facilities) zoning district, a Project Review (PR) Permit to facilitate the expansion of the SMAT bus yard on 0.67 acres. The expanded bus yard will include the addition of 13 bus parking spaces, construction of an eight foot wide vegetative swale, landscaping, and sidewalk and driveway improvements on the 0.67 acre site. AND Area B: A General Plan Amendment from COS (Conservation Open Space) to LI (Light Industrial); and a zone change from OS (Open Space) to PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) zoning district on an approximately 2.75 acre portion of four parcels to reflect future industrial use of an abandoned flood control easement. No further environmental review is required. (Project Planner: Ryan Granata)

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, E-2011-048, for the Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) Bus Yard Expansion project, GPZ-2011-004 and U-2012-0042 (PR), as shown on Exhibit A of the Planning Commission resolution incorporated herein by reference; and


2.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a.         Amend the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) of 0.67 acres (Bus Yard Expansion, Area A) from LI (Light Industrial) to CF (Community Facilities), AND approximately 2.75 acres (Abandoned Flood Control Easement, Area B) from COS (Conservation Open Space) to LI (Light Industrial) as shown on Exhibit A of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and

b.                  Rezone 0.67 acres (Area A) from PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) to PF (Public Facilities), AND approximately 2.75 acres (Area B) from OS (Open Space) to PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing), as shown on Exhibit A of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference.

 

4.                  PROJECT REVIEW PERMIT FOR THE SANTA MARIA AREA TRANSIT (SMAT) MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS BUS YARD EXPANSION, 1301 FAIRWAY DRIVE, U-2012-0042(PR), E-2011-048. Review of a Project Review (PR) Permit for the installation of a bus storage and maintenance yard expansion in a PF (Public Facilities) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 111-580-008. The environmental impacts of the project have been analyzed in a Mitigated Negative Declaration (E-2011-048) prepared for the General Plan amendment and zone change for the project, GPZ-2011-004. (Project Planner: Ryan Granata)

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 to the Planning Commission meeting of June 19, 2013.

 

5.                  MODIFICATION OR REVOCATION OF 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. The environmental impacts of this project were previously reviewed in a mitigated negative declaration (E-2004-007). No further environmental review is required. (Project Engineer: Shad Springer)

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 continue this matter to the Planning Commission meeting of June 5, 2013.

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

6.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

7.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

                                                                                                                                                                       

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: May 2, 2013

Next regular Public Hearing: June 5, 2013*

 

*The May 15, 2013, Planning Commission Public Hearing has been cancelled due to lack of agendized items. However, there will be a Study Session meeting on May 3, 2013, to discuss “Study Session Only” items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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