AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008 RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008 RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008 RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M.

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AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008

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 DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING & CODE ENFORCEMENT 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 BEFORE ll: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. 2008-25
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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. GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE, VARIANCE, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CASE NO. ZON2008-00091): 28103 Hawthorne Boulevard (CVS Pharmacy) /Tricor (ES)
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Request: A request to change the General Plan Land Use designation from Residential (2-4 d.u./acre) to Commercial Retail, and the Zoning designation from RS-4 (Single-Family Residential) with Automotive Service Station Overlay to CL (Commercial Limited). Further, the project proposes to demolish an existing Valero gas station building with service bays and a cashier kiosk, and the related canopy, gas pumps and fuel storage tanks; and, construct a new 10,880 square foot pharmacy/convenience store building at the southeast corner of the lot (closest to the intersection) measuring 18.5-feet in overall height as measured from lowest finish grade to highest ridgeline of the structure; install wall-mounted and monument signage; a new trash enclosure; and, conduct 3,948 cubic yards of grading to accommodate construction of the new building.

Action Deadline: None.

Recommendation: 1) Review the revised design of the proposed project and the additional information provided by the applicant to determine whether the modifications and additional information address the previous concerns with the proposed project; 2) Close the public hearing and formulate a recommendation to the City council on the application package; and, 3) Direct Staff to prepare the appropriate Resolutions and Mitigation Monitoring Program memorializing the Commission’s decision for adoption at the July 22, 2008 Planning Commission meeting.

(This item was continued from the June 10, 2008 Planning Commission meeting)

2. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS CODE AMENDMENT & ZONE CHANGE (CASE NO. ZON2007-00377): Citywide / City (KF)
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Request: A request to amend the City’s Zoning Code to implement the recommendations of the City’s Residential Development Standards Steering Committee, and other miscellaneous Zoning Code “clean-up” amendments.

Action Deadline: None.

Recommendation: Review and provide direction regarding the remaining code language and zoning map changes presented at the May 13, 2008, Planning Commission meeting and the Residential Development Standards Steering Committee recommendations regarding fences, walls and hedges; receive the recommendations of the Residential

Development Standards Steering Committee regarding minor structures and miscellaneous development provisions for future discussion; and continue the public hearing in this matter to August 12, 2008.

(This item was continued from the February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10, 2008 Planning Commission meetings)

3. GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM: Citywide / City (LM)
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Request: A request to amend Title 15 (Building Code) and Title 17 (Development Code) of the City’s Municipal Code to establish certain building and remodeling requirements for a Green Building Program, adopt the Build It Green Guidelines and Build It Green Rating System for certified recognition of green buildings, and establish incentives for Green Building Projects throughout the City.

Action Deadline: None.

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the August 26, 2008 meeting.

(This item was continued from the May 13, 2008 and June 10, 2008 Planning Commission meetings)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

4. HEIGHT VARIATION & GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2006-00643): 16 Rockinghorse Road / Chen (KF)
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Request: A request to construct a new, 6,477-square-foot, 2-story single-family residence and attached, 3-car garage; and conduct 643 cubic yards of related grading. The residence would have a maximum height of twenty-six feet (26’-0”) from the lowest finished grade adjacent to the foundation to the highest ridgeline; and sixteen feet (16’-0”) from the highest point of the existing building pad covered by the structure to the highest ridgeline.

Action Deadline: July 22, 2008.

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby denying without prejudice the requested height variation and grading permit (Case No. ZON2006-00643).

CONTINUED BUSINESS: (Continued)

5. HEIGHT VARIATION PERMIT, SITE PLAN REVIEW & GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00536): 5501 Shoreview Drive / Barto (SK)
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Request: A request to demolish an existing single-story residence and conduct 475yd³ of grading to accommodate the construction of a new 4,646ft² two-story residence (2,092ft² 1st floor, 1,168ft² 2nd floor and 1,386ft² basement). The proposed structure height is 23’, as measured from the point where the lowest foundation meets finished grade, to the ridgeline of the structure.

Action Deadline: October 2, 2008

Recommendation: Review the revised project, hear public testimony and if the Planning Commission feels that the applicant's revised project has addressed the Planning Commission's concerns, adopt the attached Resolution, approving the proposed project.

(This item was continued from the June 10, 2008 Planning Commission meeting)

NEW BUSINESS:

6. POSSIBLE REDUCTION IN THE SIZE OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION: City (JR)
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Request: Discuss the City Council’s suggestion to reduce the size of the Planning Commission from seven to five members.

Recommendation: Provide any feedback to the City Council on their proposal to reduce the size of the Planning Commission from seven to five members.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

7. MINUTES OF MAY 27, 2008
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8. MINUTES OF JUNE 10, 2008
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

9. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF JULY 22, 2008
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Commission

ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park.

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American 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 Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement 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