AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, August 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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, AUGUST 26, 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. 2008-29
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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. 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: Review the proposed code language for the Volunteer Green Building Program, provide Staff with feedback and direct Staff to bring back the appropriate resolutions for consideration at the September 9, 2008 meeting

(This item was continued from the May 13, June 10 and July 8, 2008 Planning Commission meetings)

2. GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE, VARIANCE, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CASE NO. ZON2008-00091): 28103 Hawthorne Boulevard (CVS Pharmacy) /Tricor Southwest Corporation (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 20-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) Discuss the merits of the project; 2) Close the public hearing and formulate a recommendation to the City Council on the application package; and, 3) adopt the appropriate Resolution(s) that memorializes the Planning Commission’s decision.

(This item was continued from the June 10 and July 8, 2008 Planning Commission meetings)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

3. HEIGHT VARIATION PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00218): 28926 Doverridge / Thuotte (SK)
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Request: A request to construct a 106ft² addition to the first floor, a 365ft² addition to the second floor and a 120ft² balcony to the rear of an existing two story residence with a maximum overall height of 23’, as measured from the point where the lowest foundation or slab meets finished grade, to the ridgeline of the structure.

Action Deadline: September 9, 2008

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby conditionally approving the Height Variation Permit (Case No. ZON2007-00218).

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

NONE

ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

4. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
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Commission

ADJOURNMENT:


The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 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.