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AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION, TUESDAY, September 25, 2012

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
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. 2012-16
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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.         COASTAL PERMIT, GRADING PERMIT AND SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2012-00141):  3344 Palos Verdes Drive West / Tomaro Architecture (LM)
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Request:  A request to construct a new 10,382 square foot, two-story residence with a 1,027 square foot garage on a 43,484 square foot down sloping lot. The residence will have a maximum height of 25’-8¾”, as measured from the point where the lowest foundation/slab meets finished grade (elev. 251.00’) to the highest ridgeline of the residence (elev. 276.73’), and 13’-8¾“, as measured from the average elevation of the setback line abutting the street (avg. elev. 263.0’) to the highest ridgeline of the residence (elev. 276.73’). The project also includes a total of 2,988 cubic yards of cut and 218 cubic yards of fill.

Action Deadline:  December 6, 2012

Recommendation:   Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2012-__, thereby approving a Coastal Permit, Grading Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2012-00141) for the construction of a new 10,382 square foot residence and 1,027 square foot garage.

CONTINUED BUSINESS: 

NONE

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.         CRESTRIDGE SENIOR HOUSING DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REVIEW SCOPING MEETING (CASE NO. ZON2012-00067 AND SUB2012-00001):  Crestridge Road /Trumark (ES)
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    Powerpoint Presentation

Request:  A request to open the public hearing, and receive comments from the public and the Planning Commission regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Crestridge Senior Housing project.

Action Deadline:  April 20, 2013

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing for the purpose of obtaining comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Crestridge Senior Condominium Housing Project from the general public and from the Planning Commission. 

3.         GENERAL PLAN UPDATE – REVISIONS TO THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP PERTAINING TO THE HAZARD LAND USE BOUNDARY:  City/Citywide (GP)
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    Powerpoint Presentation

Request:  Review the additional information presented regarding Option #2 and provide direction to Staff pertaining to adjusting Hazard boundaries on the General Plan Land Use Map.

Action Deadline:  None

Recommendation:  Staff recommends that the Planning Commission direct Staff to:

  1. Move forward with Option #2 by adjusting all of the Hazard boundaries as recommended by the City Geologist
  2. Change the Hazard land use designation for hillside areas to “Open-Space Hillside” instead of its current “Hazard” designation, with exception to the landslide moratorium area and other known landslide areas in the City where the designation “Hazard” will remain; and
  3. Upon final adoption of the General Plan Update by the Council a subsequent Zone Change and Zoning Code Amendment to establish a new Zoning District entitled “Open-Space Hillside” shall be undertaken.  The new Open Space Hillside district shall permit the same uses and developments currently permitted through the “Extreme Slope” section of the Zoning Code, with exception to new single family residences.

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

4.         MINUTES OF AUGUST 14, 2012
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5.         MINUTES OF AUGUST 28, 2012
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

6.         PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON OCTOBER 9, 2012
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for October 9, 2012, 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 ite