The following Planning Commission agenda includes text only version of the staff reports associated with the business matters to be brought before for the Planning Commission at its Regular Meeting of this date. Changes to the staff reports may be necessary prior to the actual Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission may elect to delete or continue business matters at the beginning of the Planning Commission Meeting. Additionally, staff reports attachments, including but not limited to, pictures, plans, drawings, spreadsheet presentations, financial statements and correspondences are not included. The attachments are available for review with the official agenda package at the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Department.
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RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 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. 2003-42
CALL TO ORDER:
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Council Policy Items (Excerpt Minutes):
COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE (regarding non-agenda items):
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 Height Variation and Site Plan Review, and denying, with prejudice, the Minor Exception Permit (Case No. ZON2003-00215)
Request: A request to allow modifications to the existing monopole located on City Hall property. The modifications will include replacing some of the existing whip antennas on the monopole with panel antennas. The proposal does not include an alteration to the existing height of the monopole and/or allowing additional cellular carrier companies to use the monopole.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-__, thereby, denying, without prejudice, the submitted revision to Conditional Use Permit No. 119.
Request: A request to allow the installation of eight panel antennas (four sectors; two per sector), within four faux chimneys to be constructed on the roof of the existing building and the construction of the related equipment on the roof.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission consider the applicant’s request to obtain feedback on the current proposal and possible alternatives and continue the public hearing for the Conditional Use Permit (Case No. ZON2003-00282) to the November 11, 2003 Planning Commission meeting.
Request: A request to remove an existing 28-foot high light pole in the parking lot area of the Los Verdes Golf Course, and replace it with a new 28-foot high light pole at the same location with two (2) antenna panels mounted on the pole. Further, an equipment cabinet is proposed adjacent to the pole.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-___; thereby conditionally approving Case No. ZON2003-00283.
Request: A request to overturn the Director’s approval of a 9,206 square foot single family residence on a 37,084 square foot unimproved parcel. The proposed residence has a height of 15.75’, as measured from the front setback line to the highest ridgeline of the residence, and 29.5’, as measured from the lowest grade adjacent to the foundation/slab to the highest ridgeline of the residence. The Grading Permit is a request to allow 821 cubic yards (731 cubic yards cut, 90 cubic yards fill, and 641 cubic yards export) of grading and the construction of the residence. The Site Plan Review is a request to construct a pool with spa and related equipment to the rear (west side) of the proposed residence
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-___; thereby denying the appeal and upholding the Director’s approval of the Grading Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2003-00039).
Request: A request to trim and/or remove view-impairing foliage on a property located at 29902 Avenida Magnifica has been withdrawn by the applicant after the notice of a public hearing was sent and published in the newspaper.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission accept the withdrawal of the application and take no further action on this matter.
Request: A request to adopt an Ordinance relating to the conservation and managementof Coastal Sage Scrub habitat and establishing regulations and procedures applicablethereto.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review the proposed ordinance and continue the public hearing to October 28, 2003 to allow Staff to make additional modifications to the ordinance in response to public comments received thus far on the current draft ordinance.
RECESS (approximately 8:30 P.M.):
Request: A finding of consistency with the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan for the placement of four (4) additional portable classroom buildings at Dodson Middle School
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2003-__, finding the placement of four (4) additional portable classroom buildings at Dodson Middle School inconsistent with the General Plan
Request: A request by Commissioner Duran Reed to review and consider a possible amendment to the definition of a "hedge" currently contained in the City’s Development Code.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review the current definition and provide staff with direction.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
October 28, 2003, 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park.