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AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY,TUESDAY,NOVEMBER23, 2010


AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
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. 2010-35

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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. COASTAL PERMIT, VARIANCE, HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT AND SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2009-00403): 86 Yacht Harbor Drive / Pesusich (LM)
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Request: A request to construct an 861 square foot addition to the existing residence. The overall height of the residence would be 35’-8 ½” in height as measured from the lowest finished grade adjacent to the structure to the highest ridgeline. The additions would connect the detached garage to the primary residence. The applicant is also requesting to legalize a 300 square foot carport that was previously converted to habitable space along the northeast portion of the existing residence. The application requires a Height Variation to allow the existing residence to exceed 16’-0” from the highest grade elevation. A Variance is required to allow construction over an extreme slope, the overall height to exceed 26’-0”, and construction of more than 250 square feet within the City’s Coastal Setback Zone. The project also includes the construction of retaining walls.

Action Deadline: January 6, 2011

Recommendation: Review the revised project, provide Staff and the applicant with feedback and continue the project to the December 14, 2010 Planning Commission meeting (Case No. ZON2010-00383).

(This item was continued from the September 28, 2010 Planning Commission Meeting)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT AND SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2009-00152): 30675 Via La Cresta / Design Mantra, Inc. (SK)
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Request: A request to construct a 1,099ft² addition (168ft² first floor & 931ft² second floor) and a 480ft² balcony to an existing 3,506ft² two-story residence. Additionally, a 5’ tall retaining wall is proposed against the upslope to the rear of the property and an existing spa and sports court will be relocated and reconfigured in the rear yard.

Action Deadline: December 10, 2010

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2010-___; thereby approving, with conditions, a Height Variation, Grading Permit and Site Plan Review application (Case No. ZON2009-00152).

3. HEIGHT VARIATION AND GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2008-00383): 5 Via Ciega / Rosenberg (LM)
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Request: A request to demolish the existing residence and construct a new 6,010 square foot residence, garage and storage area, whereby a portion of the residence will exceed 16’-0” to accommodate a new garage. The overall height of the two-story portion of the residence will measure 25’-11” as measured from the highest existing ridgeline (elev. 218.5’) to the lowest finished grade adjacent to the foundation/slab (elev. 192.6”). The project also includes a total of 925 cubic yards of grading (616 cubic yards of cut and 309 cubic yards of fill) to accommodate the new garage and storage space, driveway, new pool and additional yard area. In addition to a number of garden walls, a new retaining wall will be constructed at the rear of the new residence ranging in height from 2’-6” to 10’-0”.

Action Deadline: February 17, 2011

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2010-__; thereby conditionally approving the Height Variation and Grading Permit (Case No. ZON2008-00382)

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:


4. MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
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5. MINUTES OF OCTOBER 12, 2010
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6. MINUTES OF OCTOBER 26, 2010
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

7. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON DECEMBER 14, 2010
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park.

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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.