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How Planning Commission Meetings Are Conducted

AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY,TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 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. 2010-37
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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. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
– TIME EXTENSION (CASE NO. ZON2009-00107): 3960 Crest Road / CalWater-Verizon (KF)
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Request: A request to extend the approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a Verizon Wireless telecommunications facility for one (1) year.

Action Deadline: None.

Recommendation: Grant a 1-year extension of the approval of the Conditional Use Permit for the property at 3960 Crest Road (Planning Case No. ZON2009-00107) via Minute Order, thereby setting the final expiration date as December 8, 2011, with all conditions of approval remaining in full force and effect.

CONTINUED BUSINESS:


2. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 200, REVISION “B”, GRADING PERMIT & COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2009-00442): Lower Point Vicente / Annenberg Foundation (AM)
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Request: A request to construct a 50,979 square-foot education building (including an 11,850 sq. ft. enclosed subterranean parking lot and a 3,916 sq. ft. enclosed mechanical area) and a 990 square-foot outpost building, as well as site improvements consisting of an outdoor exhibit area (archaeological dig, dry farming exhibit, and Tongva Village), expanded picnic and viewing areas, enhanced on-site trails, restroom facilities, and approximately 10 acres of new landscaping. The proposed education building would be two-stories with an approximately 35,000 square foot footprint, and at its highest point, the building would be 16-feet above the existing grade (the “by right” height limit for buildings within the Open Space Recreational zoning district) and 27-feet above the proposed finished grade, as measured from the lowest finished grade (153’ – garage entrance) to highest roof ridge line (180’ – upper parapet). The Outpost Building would be 16-feet in height as measured from existing grade. The project would be served by 197 parking spaces, including 101 parking spaces previously approved by the Planning Commission under a separate permit for the PVIC expansion project. Site preparation would involve excavation of approximately 39,570 cubic yards of material (soil and rock) and placement of approximately 14,780 cubic yards of fill material. Approximately 24,790 cubic yards of material would be exported from the site (primarily consisting of rock material).

Action Deadline: One year from the date the EIR is certified

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing, without discussion, on the proposed planning applications to the January 25, 2011 Planning Commission meeting.

3. 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 941 square foot addition to the existing residence. The overall height of the residence would be 35’-6” 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 proposal and the additional analysis provided by Staff and if the project meets the Commission’s previous concerns, adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2010-__; thereby conditionally approving a Variance, Height Variation, Coastal Permit and Grading Permit (Case No. ZON2009-00402).

(This item was continued from the September 28 and November 23, 2010 Planning Commission Meetings)

4. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT AND EXTREME SLOPE PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2009-00170): 54 Rockinghorse Road / Colaruotolo (LM)
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Request: A request to construct an after-the-fact 71 square foot addition to the first floor and a 2,343 square foot basement beneath the existing 3,478 square foot residence. The overall height of the residence will measure 24’-0” as measured from the highest existing ridgeline (elev. 217.93’) to the lowest finished grade adjacent to the foundation/slab (elev. 193.93’). The project also includes a new deck in the rear yard that will extend a maximum of 6’-0” beyond the top of a previously existing extreme slope. Additional after-the-fact grading approval for a new retaining wall with a maximum height of 20’-0” along the south property line and 1,799 cubic yards of cut and fill is required for the construction of the basement and fill in the rear yard.

Action Deadline: February 11, 2011

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the January 11, 2011 meeting.

(This item was continued from the October 26, 2010 Planning Commission Meeting)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

5. APPEAL OF VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT (CASE NO. VRP2008-00031): Via Cambron / Via Collado / Berry Hill / Carter / Parsons / O’Sullivan (AT)
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Request: A request to modify the Director’s approval of City Tree Review Permit Case No. CTRP2008-00031, to allow for the trimming and adoption of ten (10) trees whereas the amended Director’s decision requires the removal of three (3) City-owned Canary Island Pine trees, and allows for the adoption of seven (7) City-owned Canary Island Pine trees in the public right-of-way, which significantly impair the views from the properties located at 7306, 7315, 7284 and 7333 Berry Hill Drive.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: Amend the Planning Commission’s previous decision and require the removal of three (3) trees and the trimming and lacing of seven (7) trees, so as to restore the significantly impaired views from 7284, 7306, 7315 and 7333 Berry Hill Drive.

(This item was continued from the April 27, 2010 Planning Commission Meeting)

6. GENERAL PLAN UPDATE: City / Citywide (GP)
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Request: A request to review and discuss the Sub-committee’s recommendations on the “Draft” Circulation Element, and review and discuss the Staff prepared “Draft” Housing and Social Services Element.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: 1) With regards to the Circulation Element, Staff recommends that the Planning Commission: A) Review the attached Sub-committee (Tomblin, Lewis, Leon) and Traffic Safety Commission prepared Draft, which includes proposed revised Goals and Policies; B) Within the Draft, review the text box comments submitted by Staff, the Traffic Safety Commission and Commissioner Knight, and provide direction to Staff on whether to incorporate those comments or not; C) Consider any late comments submitted by the Sub-committee, the Planning Commission, and/or the Public; and D) Approve the proposed “Draft” with any revisions as directed.

2) With regards to the Housing and Social Services Element, Staff recommends that the Planning Commission: A) Review the attached Staff prepared Draft; B) Consider any late comments submitted by the Sub-committee, the Planning Commission, and/or the Public; and D) Approve the proposed “Draft” with any revisions as directed.

3) Receive and file the revised “Draft” Schedule.

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:


7. MINUTES OF OCTOBER 12, 2010
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8. MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 9, 2010
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

9. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON JANUARY 11, 2011
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 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.