AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013

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AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 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. 2013-28 
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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:

1. REVIEW OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND MASTER SIGN PROGRAM (CASE NO. ZON2010-00402): GOLDEN COVE CENTER (LM)
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Request: A review of the operations and effectiveness of the Conditions of Approval for the Golden Cove Center Conditional Use Permit and Master Sign Program

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__, thereby determining that the Golden Cove Center is operating in compliance with its Conditional Use Permit (CUP), and combining all applicable CUP Conditions of Approval into one Resolution.

CONTINUED BUSINESS:

NONE

PUBLIC HEARINGS:


2. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT, AND INTERPRETATION PROCEDURE (CASE NO. ZON2013-00223): 6509 PALOS VERDES DRIVE EAST / ORECK (LM)
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Request: A request to construct a 783 square foot addition to the existing 1,793 square foot residence and a 56 square foot addition to the existing 351 square foot garage. The proposed addition would result in a structure that reaches a maximum height of 23’-2 ½” as measured from the lowest finished grade adjacent to the structure (elev. 840.0’) to the top of the highest ridgeline (elev. 863.2’). The project also includes 233 cubic yards of grading with associated retaining walls, other ancillary improvements. Lastly, the proposal includes a request to adjust the location of the Open space Hazard Zoning District Boundary Line by 58 feet on the subject property.

Action Deadline: December 28, 2013

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__, thereby conditionally approving the Height Variation, Grading Permit, and Interpretation to adjust the Open Space Hazard District Boundary Line for 6509 Palos Verdes Drive East (Case No. ZON2013-00223)

3. HEIGHT VARIATION AND GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2013-00197): 3602 COOLHEIGHTS / HERBERT (LM)
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Request: A request to construct a 612 square foot first floor addition and 465 square foot second floor addition to the existing 3,185 square foot residence (656 square foot garage included). The proposed second story addition would reach a maximum height of 24’-7” as measured from the lowest finished grade adjacent to the structure (elev. 103.62’) to the top of the highest ridgeline (elev. 128.21’). The project also includes 51.4 cubic yards of grading with associated retaining walls, a new pool and spa and an outdoor kitchen.

Action Deadline: December 28, 2013

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__, thereby denying, without prejudice, the Height Variation and Grading Permit a request to construct a first and second floor addition, and 38.8 cubic yards of grading due to incompatibility issues with the second floor staircase.

4. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2013-00324): 3280 VIA CAMPESINA / BEZIC (LM)
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Request: A request to demolish the existing residence and construct a new 10,239 square foot, two-story residence, 423 square foot garage and another separate 481 square foot garage, and 761 square feet of basement storage area. The proposed residence would result in a structure that reaches a maximum height of 25’-10” as measured from the lowest finished grade adjacent to the structure (elev. 110.5’) to the top of the highest ridgeline (elev. 135.9’). The project also includes a total of 980 cubic yards of grading to accommodate the new residence and ancillary improvements.

Action Deadline: January 3, 2014

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__, thereby conditionally approving the Height Variation and Grading Permit for 3280 Via Campesina (Case No. ZON2013-00324)

5. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING, AND SITE PLAN REVIEW PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2011-00280): APN 7566-006-018 / ESFAHANI (AH)
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Request: A request to construct a new 5,597 square foot, 2-story single-family residence and garage, with 712 cubic yards of total associated grading on an existing vacant lot located east of Knoll View Drive (APN 7566-006-018).

Action Deadline: January 3, 2013

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__, thereby denying, without prejudice, a Height Variation, Grading and Site Plan Review Permit for a new 5,997 square foot, two-story single-family residence, with a total of 712 cubic yards of grading, on an existing vacant located at east of Knoll View Drive (Case No. ZON2011-00280).

6. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REVISION (CASE NO. ZON2013-00111): 28041 HAWTHORNE BLVD. / SPRINT PCS (SK)
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Request: Remove 6 existing Sprint antennas on the roof and install 3 new antennas within a new encasement (5.67’ height) that will appear like a decorative chimney on the east end of the roof.

Action Deadline: April 23, 2014

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to an unspecified date, thus requiring a new public hearing notice to allow the applicant additional time to construct the required certified silhouette that depicts the proposed antenna enclosure.

7. FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2012-346): CITYWIDE (AH)
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Request: Review recommended code language amendments to RPVMC Section 17.76.030 regarding modifications to the Fence, Wall and Hedge application that was discussed at the September 10, 2013 Planning Commission meeting.

Action Deadline: NONE

Recommendation:

1. Review the following Code Amendments to Section 17.76.030 of the Development Code that would:


a. Remove “hedges” from the Fence, Wall and Hedge Permit application process;

b. Allow hedges located outside the front and street-side setbacks to grow to an unspecific height provided views from surrounding residences are not significantly impaired;

c. Create an initial site visit step for a Fence and Wall Permit whereby Staff assess view impacts on a preliminary basis to determine if a Fence and Wall Permit is warranted;

d. Change the allowable height of freestanding fences and walls outside of the front or street-side setback areas from 6 feet to 7 feet; and

e. Clarify the height limitations of fences, walls and hedges for flag lots.


2. Provide direction to Staff on the proposed code amendment language and direct that the appropriate resolution memorializing the Commission’s direction be brought back at a subsequent Planning Commission meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

8. GENERAL PLAN CONSISTENCY FINDING (CASE NO. ZON2013-00444): APN# 7572-004-002 / City (SK)
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Request: Finding of consistency with the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan for the acquisition of Parcel No. 7572-004-002 near Cherry Hill Lane in the Portuguese Bend Landslide area.

Action Deadline: December 30, 2013

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2013-__, finding the City’s acquisition of Assessor Parcel No. 7572-004-002 consistent with the General Plan.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

9. NOVEMBER 12, 2013 MINUTES
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

10. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON JANUARY 14, 2013
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for January 14, 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.