AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, August 12, 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, August 12, 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, August 12, 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. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 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. 2008-26

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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. VESTING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 68796, GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING PERMIT, DENSITY BONUS & ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CASE NOS. SUB2007-00003 & ZON2007-00072): 28220 Highridge Road / REC Development (KF)
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Request: A request to approve a 28-unit, 2- to 3-story condominium complex with subterranean parking; 22,111 cubic yards of related grading; and the annexation and rezoning of a 440-square-foot portion of the 1.25-acre project site that currently lies within the City of Rolling Hills Estates.

Action Deadline: None.

Recommendation: 1) Adopt P.C. Resolution No 2008-__, recommending certification of the Mitigated Negative Declaration to the City Council; and 2) adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, recommending conditional approval of the requested Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 68796, general plan amendment, zone change, conditional use permit, grading permit and density bonus to the City Council.

2. STATUS REPORT ON THE SALVATION ARMY TRAIL EASEMENT ISSUE: 30840 Hawthorne Boulevard / Salvation Army (ES/AT)
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Request: Review a status report on the progress made regarding a potential trail easement traversing the Salvation Army property.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: Receive and file the status report, and take no further action on this matter

3. MINUTES OF MAY 27, 2008
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4. MINUTES OF JUNE 10, 2008
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5. MINUTES OF JUNE 24, 2008
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6. MINUTES OF JULY 8, 2008
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CONTINUED BUSINESS:

7. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT & CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00593): 5 Cayuse Lane / Goddard (KF)
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Request: A request to construct a new, 6,486-square-foot 2-story single-family residence and attached second dwelling unit; and to conduct three hundred thirty-eight cubic yards

(338 CY) of related grading. The maximum height of the project is proposed to be 25’-9” from the lowest finished grade covered by the structure and 25’-6” from the highest existing grade covered by the structure.

Action Deadline: August 16, 2008.

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby denying, without prejudice, the requested height variation, grading permit and conditional use permit (Case No. ZON2007-00593)

(This item was continued from the July 22, 2008 Planning Commission meeting)

8. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT & GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00182): 31100 – 31176 Hawthorne Boulevard and 31202 – 31246 Palos Verdes Drive West (Golden Cove Center) / Petrossi (ES)
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Request: A request to demolish an existing restaurant building (Golden Lotus) measuring 6,815 square feet, and construct a new Trader Joe’s grocery store building with 12,944 square feet of retail area and 3,530 square feet of mezzanine storage area (16,474 square feet of gross area). The new grocery store building is proposed to measure 38-feet in overall height as measured from highest ridgeline to lowest finish grade. Also proposed is a subterranean parking structure for 85 vehicles under the new market building with an elevator, and re-striping of the existing parking lot, thereby increasing the overall number of parking spaces in the shopping center from 275 spaces to 356 spaces; construction of several courtyards along the front of the existing two-story building; a new courtyard along the north side of the new market building; closure of the enter-only driveway along Palos Verdes Drive West to add common space to the area adjacent to Starbuck’s Coffee shop; relocation of the existing trash enclosure; a new pedestrian entry feature leading to the restaurants along the western portion of the site; and, a request to allow a pedestrian access gap in the wall between the shopping center and the adjacent vacant property to the south.

Action Deadline: October 12, 2008

Recommendation: Receive and file the report on the withdrawal of the project applications.

(This item was continued from the May 27, 2008 and June 24, 2008 Planning Commission meetings)

9. HEIGHT VARIATION & SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2007-00472): 27000 Freeport Road / Kwon (SK)
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Request: A request to construct a new two-story 5,614.02ft² residence with an attached 661.04ft² garage on a vacant lot. The proposed building height is 25’-11”, as measured from the point where the lowest foundation or slab meets finished grade, to the ridgeline or highest point of the structure.

Action Deadline: November 16, 2008.

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the September 23, 2008 meeting.

(This item was continued from the July 22, 2008 Planning Commission meeting)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

10. HEIGHT VARIATION & SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2008-00092): 29102 Highmore Avenue / Madden (KF)
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Request: A request to construct an 89-square-foot 1-story addition at the front and a 2,487-square-foot 2-story addition at the rear of an existing 1-story single-family residence. The maximum height of the project is proposed to be 24’-6” from the lowest finished grade covered by the structure and 18’-0” from the highest existing grade covered by the structure.

Action Deadline: August 29, 2008.

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby conditionally approving the requested height variation and site plan review (Case No. ZON2008-00092)

11. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING PERMIT, SIGN PROGRAM & ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CASE NO. ZON2002-00216): 29941 Hawthorne Boulevard / Chhabria (KF)
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Request: A request to construct a new, 7,232-square-foot 2-story office building with twenty-nine (29) parking spaces in a 6,370-square-foot subterranean garage and an adjoining surface parking lot, and 9,943 cubic yards of related grading. The maximum height of the proposed building is 30’-6” from the highest existing grade covered by the structure, and 44’-6” from the point where the lowest foundation meets finished grade.

Action Deadline: October 19, 2008.

Recommendation: 1) Receive Staff’s presentation and recommendation of denial, without prejudice, of the proposed project; 2) open the public hearing and receive testimony from the applicant and interested parties; and 3) continue the public hearing to September 23, 2008, to allow Staff to respond to all comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration and prepare appropriate resolutions.

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

SEE CONSENT CALENDAR

ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

12. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF AUGUST 26, 2008
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Commission

ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 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.