AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION, TUESDAY,SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

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AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

REGULAR MEETING
7:00 P.M.
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SCHEDULING NOTES

REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMUNIITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR 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, UNLESS THE PLANNING COMMISSION AGREES TO SUSPEND ITS RULES, NO NEW BUSINESS WILL BE HEARD AFTER 11:00 P.M. AND NO ITEM WILL BE HEARD PAST MIDNIGHT. ANY ITEMS NOT HEARD BECAUSE OF THE TIME LIMITS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUED TO THE NEXT COMMISSION AGENDA.

NEXT P.C. RESOLUTION NO. 2013-20

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CALL TO ORDER:

FLAG SALUTE:

ROLL CALL:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

COMMUNICATIONS:

City Council Items:

Staff:

Commission:


COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE (regarding non-agenda items):

CONSENT CALENDAR:

NONE

CONTINUED BUSINESS:

1.         HEIGHT VARIATION (CASE NO. ZON2013-00226): 27108 DIAMONDHEAD - YEE (AH)
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   Powerpoint Presentation

Request:  A request for a 170 square foot, 2nd-story addition to the rear of an existing 2-story single-family residence.

Action Deadline:  September 27, 2013

Recommendation:  Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__ approving, with conditions, Case No. ZON2013-00226 for a Height Variation Permit.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.         SITE PLAN REVIEW, GRADING, VARIANCE MINOR EXCEPTION PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2013-00328):  2902 VISTA DEL MAR – AGA DESIGN GROUP (SK)
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Request:  Construct a new split-story (16’/30’ height envelope), 10,656ft² residence (4,088ft² first floor, 3,319ft² second floor and 3,249ft² basement), a 852ft² detached garage, a 178ft² detached pool restroom, a swimming pool, 5,312yd³ of related grading, construction of combination walls up to 7.5’ in height, retaining walls up to 18.6’ in height and a 6’ tall entry gate. 

Action Deadline:  November 4, 2013

Recommendation:  Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__; thereby denying, without prejudice, Case No. ZON2013-00063.

3.         SITE PLAN REVIEW, GRADING, VARIANCE MINOR EXCEPTION PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2013-00328):  6031 PALOS VERDES –SANITATION DISTRICTS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (SK)
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Request:  Relocate an existing 600kW generator from the front of the property to the side of the property, parallel with the side property line; replace/relocate an existing Edison emergency switch, and install a back-up generator on the property.  City approval of a minor exception permit and a variance are required for the proposed setback reductions for all three mechanical units described above.  The proposal also includes 80yd³ of grading, a combination wall (retaining wall with a fence on top) up to 9’-10” in height along the side property lines, a 7’-5” tall free-standing wall and gate along the front property line, and landscaping around the new walls for screening purposes. 

Action Deadline:  October 22, 2013

Recommendation:  Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__; thereby, conditionally approving Case No. ZON2013-00328.

4.         GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP UPDATE – GREEN HILLS MEMORIAL PARK AND GATEWAY PARK:  CITYWIDE (GP/SK)
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Request:  Change the land use designation for 1) Green Hills Memorial Park from Commercial-Retail to a new land use designation of Cemetery; and 2) Gateway Park from Agricultural, Open Space Hazard, and Single-Family Residential (less than or equal to 1 dwelling unit/acre) to Recreational-Passive.

Action Deadline:  None

Recommendation:  1) Approve the proposed land use changes to the General Plan land use map for Green Hills Memorial Park; and 2) review and discuss Staff’s background information on Gateway Park, hear public testimony, provide feedback and continue the discussion of Gateway Park to the October 22, 2013 Planning Commission Meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

5.         AUGUST 27, 2013 MINUTES
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6.         SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 MINUTES
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

7.         PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON OCTOBER 8, 2013
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ADJOURNMENT:       

The next meeting is scheduled for October 8, 2013
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Americans with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the Community Development Director at 310 544-5228 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Notes:
1. Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Friday.  The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during the Planning Commission meeting.
2. Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at the front counter of the Planning Division lobby at City Hall, which is located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes during normal business hours as stated in the paragraph above.
3. You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV.
4. Written materials, including emails, submitted to the City are public records and may be posted on the City’s website.  In addition, City meetings may be televised and may be accessed through the City’s website.  Accordingly, you may wish to omit personal information from your oral presentation or written materials as they may become part of the public record regarding an agendized item.