CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 1:32 p.m.
Roll Call: 7 members present, 0 members absent, 0 members excused.
REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA:
The agenda was available for public access at the City Hall exterior bulletin board (west side of Council Chamber) and the Planning Services counter by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:
Commissioner Conrad requested Item 2B pulled from the Consent Calendar for further discussion.
Vice Chair noted his abstention on Item 2D due to a property related conflict of interest.
Commissioner Caffery noted his abstention on Item 2B and would not be participating in the discussion or vote.
1. PUBLIC COMMENTS: (Three minute time limit.)
Chair Marantz opened Public Comments; and there being no appearances Public Comments was closed.
2. CONSENT CALENDAR:
Motion to To approve, Items 2A, 2C and 2D, as part of the Consent Calendar. Moved by Scott, seconded by Ringlein.
Vote to To approve, Items 2A, 2C and 2D, as part of the Consent Calendar. (Approved)
2A. Case 3.0709 MAJ - A request by Carlo Paoli to construct an 875 square foot
addition to an existing single family residence located at 213 Camino Descanso, Zone
R-1-B, Section 27, APN: 513-420-006. (David A. Newell, Associate Planner)
Approved, as part of the Consent Calendar.
Motion to To re-consider Item 2A. Moved by Conrad, seconded by Caffery.
Vote to To re-consider Item 2A. (Approved)
Commissioner Conrad expressed concern with the height of the proposed addition on the hillside lot.
Chair Marantz noted that no complaints have been received from neighbors on this project. Staff concurred.
Staff provided clarification on the interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to hillside lots.
Motion to To approve, subject to Conditions of Approval. Moved by Scott, seconded by Vice Chair Hochanadel.
Vote to To approve, subject to Conditions of Approval. (Approved)
Staff reported this action may be appealed to the City Council within 10 days.
2B. Case 5.1070 PD 317 / TTM 30047 (Eagle Canyon) - A request by CR-Eagle
Member, LLC for a one-year time extension for a previously approved subdivision of 75
single-family residences, 155 townhomes and an activity center located at both north
and south of Bogert Trail, west of South Palm Canyon Drive, Zone SP-1 and W-R-1-A,
Section 34, APN: 513-046-001, 003 010 and 018. (Project Planner: Bryan Fernandez,
Commissioner Caffery left the Council Chamber at 1:37 p.m.
Commissioner Conrad commented that this parcel of land is on the alluvial fan and is in a very sensitive area. Ms. Conrad expressed concern with the density of the project and felt it was an opportune time to review the entitlements for the project.
Vice Chair Hochanadel recommended a new condition be added, if the project is approved, for removal of the construction fence.
Staff confirmed that an Environmental Impact Report (E.I.R.) was conducted on the Canyon South Specific Plan, as well as, an addendum to the E.I.R.
Motion to To continue to the meeting of May 14, 2008. Moved by Conrad, seconded by Scott.
Vote to To continue to the meeting of May 14, 2008. (Approved)
Commissioner Caffery re-entered the Council Chamber at 1:48 p.m.
2C. Case TTM 32263 - A request by Jeff Parker on behalf of the Jameson Company for
a one-year time extension for a previously approved subdivision of one building into nine
condominium units located 1301 Montalvo Way, Zone M-1-P, Section 7, APN’s: 677
-461-002 and 003. (Project Planner: Bryan Fernandez, Assistant Planner)
Approved, as part of the Consent Calendar.
2D. Case 3.2875 SFR - A request by Faruk and Paula Taysi for a one-year time extension to
construct a 3,883 square foot single-family residence located at 678 La Mirada Road,
Zone R-1-A, Section 22, APN: 513-260-039. (Project Planner: Bryan Fernandez,
Approved, as part of the Consent Calendar. (Noting Vice Chair Hochanadel’s abstention)
3. Case 8.251 VAR - A request by Kraus-Manning Inc. for a sign variance to install one 75
square foot monument sign and one 96 square foot freestanding sign facing the airport on
the Signature Flight Support commercial building located at 250 North El Cielo, Zoned A
(Airport), Section 18, APN: 677-270-022. (Project Planner: Bryan Fernandez, Assistant
Bryan Fernandez, Assistant Planner, provided background information as outlined in the staff report dated April 23, 2008.
Commissioner Scott noted that the vicinity map identifies the site across the street from the project. Staff determined that there is no effect on the notification based upon the vicinity map since more of the neighborhood to the west of the site was noticed, and all properties to the east is part of the Palm Springs International Airport.
Chair Marantz opened the Public Hearing; and there being no appearances, the Public Hearing was closed.
Motion to To approve sign variance, subject to the Conditions of Approval. Moved by Vice Chair Hochanadel, seconded by Cohen.
Vote to To approve sign variance, subject to the Conditions of Approval. (Approved)
4. COMMISSION WORK PROGRAM:
* Work Program Priorities and Subcommittee Assignments
Mr. Ewing reported that the Architectural Advisory Committee and the Utility Undergrounding subcommittee meetings would be rescheduled to mid-to-late May.
Mr. Ewing announced the a joint meeting with the City Council and Planning Commission would be held on April 30th to review the application by Wessman Company for the Museum Market Plaza.
Staff notified the Commission that Bryan Fernandez would be leaving the City and has accepted a position with the City of El Segundo. The Commission wished him the best.
5. COMMISSION/STAFF REPORTS AND REQUESTS:
Vice Chair Hochanadel expressed safety concerns with the new center median recently installed on Vista Chino and Gene Autry Way. (Driving eastbound does not allow a left turn and vehicles are making a u-turn in the middle of the wash.)
Chair Marantz reported the right turn signal light on East Palm Canyon to Camino Real is not functioning properly. Staff responded that both of these traffic concerns would be forwarded to the Public Works Department.
Commissioner Caffery requested staff address the change of speed limits on streets within the city. Marcus Fuller, Assistant Director of Public Works, provided details on the State regulations requiring a traffic engineering study to be conducted every five years.
Commissioner Cohen announced that Livmore Road is officially closed.
There being no further comments the meeting adjourned at 2:18 p.m.
Apr 23, 2008 Planning Commission