CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Calerdine called the meeting to order at 1:32 pm.
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 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:
The agenda was accepted, as presented.
Chair Calerdine opened public comments:
-ROBERT STONE, noted concern with the lack of an affordable housing component for the Miralon project.
There being no further speakers public comments was closed.
1. CONSENT CALENDAR:
1A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: JULY 27, 2016 AND AUGUST 10, 2016
Motion to approve Approve Item 1A as submitted. Moved by Commissioner Donenfeld, seconded by Vice-Chair Weremiuk.
Vote to approve Approve Item 1A as submitted. (Approved)
2. NEW BUSINESS:
2A. TRIPALMSVIEW PROPERTIES, LLC. FOR A TIME EXTENSION OF A TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP CREATING FOUR SINGLE-FAMILY LOTS IN LAS PALMAS ESTATES SUBDIVISION LOCATED AT 555 NORTH VIA MONTE VISTA, ZONE R-1-B (CASE TPM 36706). (GM)
Associate Planner Mlaker presented the proposed time extension as outlined in the staff report dated September 28, 2016.
Commissioner Donenfeld questioned why there has been no development on the property since the first approval in 2002.
PHILLIP FOMOTOR, civil engineer, (spoke on behalf of the owner) explained that the applicant had purchased the property in 2014 and because of the recession no development had previously occurred; he described the timelines on recordation of the map.
Vice-Chair Weremiuk questioned if 6 months be sufficient time to complete the process and would be making a motion.
Motion to adopted Approve the extension of time for a six (6) month period. Moved by Vice-Chair Weremiuk. The motion did not receive a second and was lost.
The Commission discussed if six (6) months would be adequate time.
Vice-Chair Weremiuk then made a motion for a one-year approval noting that she does not want to see come back next year with the finding of due cause.
Commissioner Middleton noted a permit has been pulled for street improvements and pad construction and questioned if this had occurred. She noted concern that the applicant could not provide concrete reasons why this project has been delayed and is now 12 years old. Commissioner Middleton stated she would be opposed to project if it returns in one year.
Motion to approve Grant a one-year extension of time from June 11, 2016 to June 10, 2017. Moved by Vice-Chair Weremiuk, seconded by Commissioner Hirschbein.
Vote to approve Grant a one-year extension of time from June 11, 2016 to June 10, 2017. (Approved)
2B. BERA WEST ENTERPRISES, OWNER FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURE APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION ON A 5,000-SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE BUILDING LOCATED AT 265 RADIO ROAD, ZONE M-1, CASE 3.3033 MAJ). (GM)
Associate Planner Mlaker provided an overview of the proposal to construct a warehouse building as outlined in the staff report.
The Commission had the following technical questions:
-Width of alley.
Vice-Chair Weremiuk noted this seems totally appropriate with the rest of the neighborhood. She would be making a motion for approval with the architectural findings in the staff report.
Motion to approve Approve, as submitted. Moved by Vice-Chair Weremiuk, seconded by Commissioner Lowe.
Vote to approve Approve, as submitted. (Approved)
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:
Commissioner Middleton commented on the City Council's decision on the South Palm Canyon to deny the use of gates on this project and their support of the Planning Commission's decision.
Chair Calerdine suggested coming up with guidelines as a policy because there may be times when gates may be appropriate.
The Commission discussed gates, Planned Development Districts, upcoming joint meeting with the City Council, planning on updating the General Plan, update on small lot subdivision, PDD subcommittee meeting and an update on developments in the city.
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
Planning Director Fagg reminded the Commission the next regular meeting would be held on Thursday, Oct. 13th.
The Planning Commission adjourned at 4:07 pm to 1:30 pm on, Thursday, October 13, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
Sep 28, 2016 Planning Commission