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How Planning Commission Meetings Are Conducted

AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY,TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
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. 2011-01
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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. 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: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 2011-__, thereby approving City Tree Review Permit No. 2008-00031 which requires the heavy lacing of three (3) trees, the trimming, shaping and heavy lacing of seven (7) trees, and the removal and replacement of one (1) of the seven trees if the tree-abutting resident does not consent to the adoption of the tree by February 1, 2011, 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 and December 14, 2010 Planning Commission Meetings)

2. 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 allow for after-the-fact construction of a 70.88 square foot first floor addition, a 1,909.79 square foot lower level addition, a deck that extends a maximum of 6’-0” beyond the top of a previously existing extreme slope, 1,705 cubic yards of previous grading, the reduction of a retaining wall from 15’-0” to a maximum of 8’-0” along the south property line and an additional 200 cubic yards of grading to accommodate the reduced retaining wall and restoration of slopes in the rear yard.

Action Deadline: February 11, 2011

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2011-__; thereby conditionally approving a Height Variation, Grading Permit and Extreme Slope Permit (Case No. ZON2009-00170)

(This item was continued from the October 26 and December 14, 2010 Planning Commission Meetings)

3. FLOOR TO AREA RATIO (FAR) REVIEW): City / Citywide (ES)
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Request: A request to continue the discussion of possibly establishing a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) or some other similar maximum structure size.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: Continue discussing various alternatives to limiting structure size on Residential property; and, if necessary, direct Staff to proceed with drafting an Ordinance to implement a preferred alternative and drafting the appropriate environmental documentation

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

4. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT AND SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2010-00328): 30629 Palos Verdes Drive East / Knounji (SK)
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Request: A request to construct a 27.5’ tall, 1,118ft² two-story addition to an existing two-story residence, convert the existing 674ft² garage into habitable space and construct a new 750ft² detached garage. The request also includes construction of retaining walls up to 7.5’ in height with 231yd³ of grading to expand the side and rear yard.

Action Deadline: February 11, 2011

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2010-__; thereby approving, with conditions, a Height Variation, Grading Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2010-00328).

5. GENERAL PLAN UPDATE - REVIEW OF THE CIRCULATION ELEMENT AND THE HOUSING AND SOCIAL SERVICES ELEMENT: City (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 Planning Commission, and/or the Public; and C) Approve the proposed “Draft” with any revisions as directed.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

6. MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 23, 2010
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

7. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON JANUARY 25, 2011
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 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.