JUNE 7, 2005 REVISION "W" TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB FOR A PROPOSED DRIVING RANGE JUNE 7, 2005 REVISION "W" TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB FOR A PROPOSED DRIVING RANGE

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT

DATE: JUNE 7, 2005

SUBJECT: REVISION "W" TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB FOR A PROPOSED DRIVING RANGE

Staff Coordinator: Gregory Pfost, AICP, Deputy Planning Director

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Resolution No. 2005-__, certifying a Mitigated Negative Declaration; adopt Resolution No. 2005-__, approving an amendment to CUP No. 162; adopt Resolution No. 2005-__, approving an amendment to CUP No. 163; adopt Resolution No. 2005-__, approving an amendment to Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666; and adopt Resolution No. 2005-__, approving an amendment to Grading Permit No. 1541; for Revision "W" (Case No. SUB2004-00008) to the Trump National Golf Club, which is to replace some of the previously approved residential lots with a new driving range in Tract No. 50666.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Trump National Golf Club is requesting a major revision to their project that would replace 16 single-family residential lots within Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 (VTTM50666) with a new golf driving range. The proposed project would also re-configure the size and location of 10 existing lots within VTTM50666, modify the location of public trails, re-grade the subject area, and other modifications noted under the "Project Description" section below. The requested action requires an amendment to all existing project entitlements.

With exception to the Applicant's request for reduced front and rear yard setbacks for Lots #22 and #23, Staff recommends approval of the applicant's request because the project will 1) improve the visual quality of the area by providing more open areas (driving range and open space) and reducing developed areas (less 16 residential lots and 2 public streets), 2) meet all of the necessary findings, and 3) provide for an additional golf amenity that will improve the viability and recreational opportunities of the Trump National Golf Club.

Staff is recommending denial of the Applicant's request to reduce the development standards for proposed Lots #22 and #23 because Staff feels that a deviation to setback standards on these two lots would be incompatible with other lots within the same subdivision.

For the reasons noted above and throughout this report, Staff is recommending that the City Council adopt the attached Resolutions conditionally approving Revision "W".

BACKGROUND

In June 1992, the City Council approved the Ocean Trails project, which, at that time, included an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, public open space and 83 single-family residential lots.

Since June 1992, the project has been revised several times. Today, the approved project includes an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, public open space and 75 single-family residential lots. The 75 single-family residential lots are within two different tracts; 39 lots within Tract No. 50666 and 36 lots within Tract No. 50667. Tract No. 50666 is still a Vesting Tentative Tract Map, while Tract No. 50667 has been finaled. Grading for Tract No. 50667 has been completed. Subsequently, residential lots within Tract No. 50667 can be sold and developed. The Developer is currently constructing residential homes on Lot Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Tract No. 50667.

The existing project entitlements include:

The Trump National Golf Club is composed of two phases of development. Phase I includes a nearly completed 18-hole golf course, 36 single-family residential building pads within Tract No. 50667, a completed and open clubhouse, a completed maintenance building, a completed 4-unit affordable housing complex, and a variety of public trails, public parks, habitat preserves and other open spaces in various stages of completion.

The proposed project site for Revision "W" is known as Phase II of the Trump National Golf Club. Over the past six years, the site was first rough graded to accommodate the approved 39 single-family residential building pads, and was then further graded to use as a borrow site for clay material that was utilized in making modifications to the existing golf course in Phase I. The proposed project site is currently vacant with patches of weeds.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The specific details of the proposed project are as follows: