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RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2003
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE RECORDING SECRETARY PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF THE REMARKS OF THE FIRST SPEAKER ON THE ITEM. NO REQUEST FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT TIME.
PURSUANT TO ADOPTED PLANNING COMMISSION PROCEDURE, NEW BUSINESS ITEMS NOT HEARD BEFORE ll:00 P.M. WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUED AND WILL BE HEARD ON THE NEXT COMMISSION AGENDA.
NEXT P.C. RESOLUTION NO. 2003-37
CALL TO ORDER:
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Council Policy Items (Excerpt Minutes):
COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE (regarding non-agenda items):
Request: An appeal of the Director’s decision to approve Case No. ZON2002-00001 for a Site Plan Review, allowing for the construction of a new 3,220 square foot one-story, single-family residence on an existing vacant lot.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review the revised design of the proposed project and determine whether the modifications adequately address the Planning Commissions’ concerns with neighborhood compatibility, and if determined to be acceptable, adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-__, denying the appeal and upholding the Director’s amended approval of Case No. ZON2002-00001 for a Site Plan Review, as redesigned.
Request: A request to construct an 835 square foot addition to an existing 1,934 square foot residence and conduct 134 cubic yards of grading. Since the applicant is proposing to demolish more than 50% of the existing linear footage of walls, this proposal is considered a new residence. The proposed addition measures 22.38’ high, as measured from the lowest grade adjacent to the building foundation/slab (96.12’) to the highest ridgeline of the residence (118.5’), and 15.8’ high, as measured from the highest grade adjacent to the foundation/slab (102.7’) to the highest ridgeline of the residence.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-___; thereby approving, with conditions, the Height Variation, Grading Permit, and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2003-00138)
Request: A request to construct a 1,827 square foot two story addition to an existing 3,184 square foot one story residence and to permit an existing six-foot tall fence. The proposed addition measures 25.68’ high, as measured from the lowest grade adjacent to the building foundation/slab (100.32’) to the highest ridgeline of the residence (126’), and 25.28’ high, as measured from the highest grade adjacent to the foundation/slab (100.78’) to the highest ridgeline of the residence. The Minor Exception Permit is to allow an existing after-the-fact six-foot tall wrought iron, with pilaster, fence that is located between the façade of the residence and the front and street-side property line. Additionally, the Site Plan Review is to allow said fence within the Intersection Visibility Triangle.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-___; thereby approving, with conditions, the Site Plan Review and denying, without prejudice, the Height Variation and Minor Exception Permit (Case No. ZON2003-00215)
Request: A request to conduct 350 cubic yards (306 cubic yards cut and 44 cubic yards fill) of grading, and to construct a 684 square foot guest house, 85 square foot dressing room, 720 square foot game/equipment room, 1,344 square foot sports court, and 2,400 square foot swimming pool. The Variance is a request to allow the grading and structures on a slope that exceeds 35% gradient (extreme slope).
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-___; thereby denying, without prejudice, the Grading Permit, Variance, and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2002-00299).
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review the draft language of the code amendments requested by the City Council on July 15, 2003 and provide the City Council with feedback on possible code amendment language to clarify the Height Variation and Grading Application findings not addressed by the City Council on July 15, 2003.
RECESS (approximately 8:30 P.M.):
Request: Review the City’s Annual Report to the State regarding the status of the City’s General Plan.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission direct Staff, via Minute Order, to forward the City’s Annual Report to the City Council regarding the status of the General Plan and the progress on its implementation during the fiscal year 2002-2003.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
September 9, 2003, 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park.