February 8, 2011 Planning Commission Agenda

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AGENDA
HUNTINGTON BEACH PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011

HUNTINGTON BEACH CIVIC CENTER
2000 MAIN STREET
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92648

CHAIR BARBARA DELGLEIZE

VICE-CHAIR JANIS MANTINI

COMMISSIONER ELIZABETH SHIER BURNETT
COMMISSIONER ERIK PETERSON

COMMISSIONER BLAIR FARLEY
COMMISSIONER MARK BIXBY

COMMISSIONER TIMOTHY J. RYAN

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, SCOTT HESS, AICP
LEGAL COUNSEL, MIKE VIGLIOTTA
PLANNING MANAGER, HERB FAULAND

THE 7:00 PM PORTION OF THE MEETING IS TELEVISED LIVE ON CABLE TV CHANNEL 3. DVDS OF MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC CHECKOUT AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY. COPIES OF STAFF REPORTS AND/OR WRITTEN MATERIALS ON EACH AGENDA ITEM ARE ON FILE IN THE PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT, THE CENTRAL LIBRARY AND ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE (WWW.SURFCITY-HB.ORG) FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION. ANY PERSON HAVING QUESTIONS ON ANY AGENDA ITEM MAY CALL THE PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO MAKE AN INQUIRY CONCERNING THE NATURE OF THE AGENDA ITEM AT (714) 536-5271.

Planning Commission Agenda Information Sheet

The following is a brief explanation of the Planning Commission Agenda Structure:

AGENDA APPROVAL The Planning Commission will announce if any closed public hearing items will be re-opened and may wish to change the order of the items on the agenda.

ORAL COMMUNICATION (FILL OUT REQUEST TO SPEAK FORM) Anyone wishing to address the Planning Commission, only on items not on tonight’s agenda, must fill out and mark the appropriate box and submit a form to speak prior to Oral Communication. Please be advised that testimony provided on Public Hearing items during Oral Communications are not part of the permanent entitlement record. The speaking forms are available at the lower entrance to the Council Chambers. Give the form to the Secretary. Staff will call all speakers by name. There is a four-minute time limit per speaker. Time may not be donated to another. All proceedings are recorded. No action can be taken by the Planning Commission on these communications on this date, unless agendized.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS (FILL OUT REQUEST TO SPEAK FORM) Public hearings allow citizens the opportunity to speak in favor or against specific items. More detailed information on public hearings may be found on the page attached to the back of this agenda. Complete the form by marking the appropriate box and indicating the hearing item you wish to provide testimony on. Please note if the public hearing items have been closed or are still open for testimony. The agenda and staff report will indicate if the public hearing is open or closed. The Planning Commission at their discretion may re-open a closed public hearing and the Commission will make the announcement during Agenda Approval. The speaking forms are available at the lower entrance to the Council Chambers. Give the form to the Secretary. Staff will call all speakers by name. There is a four-minute time limit per speaker. Individuals may choose to donate their 4 minutes of time to another speaker, and the maximum time donation limit is 8 minutes (2 individuals), for a total of 12 minutes per speaker. Individuals who donate time must be present when the item is being discussed. All proceedings are recorded. If you have documents to distribute, there should be enough copies for all Planning Commissioners, staff, and the public. The documents become part of the public record and will not be returned.

CONSENT CALENDAR Consent Calendar items are considered routine items that normally do not require separate consideration. The Planning Commission may make one motion for approval of all items listed under the CONSENT CALENDAR.

NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS These items are considered by the Planning Commission separately and require separate motions. These transactions are considered ministerial and public testimony is not heard.

PLANNING COMMISSION ITEMS / INQUIRIES Items of business or concern are presented by Planning Commissioners and discussed with staff. Informational updates and reports are made by Commissioners who serve as liaisons to various committees.

PLANNING ITEMS Updates and reports from the Planning and Building Director for the information of the Planning Commission and the public.

Adjournment

5:15 P.M. - ROOM B-8 (CITY HALL LOWER LEVEL)

CALL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER

ROLL CALL: Shier Burnett, Peterson, Mantini, Delgleize, Farley, Bixby, Ryan

AGENDA APPROVAL

A. PROJECT REVIEW (FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS)

A-1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 09-017/ENTITLEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 09-005 (COACH'S RESTAURANT EXPANSION - SIX MONTH REVIEW) - Ethan Edwards, Associate Planner

A-2. TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 17261 (THE VILLAGE AT BELLA TERRA - MIXED USE) - Jane James, Senior Planner

B. STUDY SESSION ITEMS

B-1 BROWN ACT - Mike Vigliotta, Deputy City Attorney

B-2 PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP AGENDA - Chair Delgleize

C. PUBLIC COMMENTS - Regarding Project Review and Study Session portions of Meeting

Anyone wishing to speak on Project Review or Study Session items during PUBLIC COMMENTS may do so by filling out a Request To Speak form and giving it to the Secretary. (4 MINUTES PER PERSON, NO DONATING OF TIME TO OTHERS)

D. AGENDA REVIEW (UPDATE ON ALL AGENDA ITEMS) - Herb Fauland

E. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS

F. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS

6:30 P.M. - RECESS FOR DINNER

7:00 P.M. - COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CALL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL: Shier Burnett, Peterson, Mantini, Delgleize, Farley, Bixby, Ryan

AGENDA APPROVAL

PRESENTATION OF PLANNING COMMISSION RESOLUTION NO. 1652 IN APPRECIATION TO OUTGOING COMMISSIONER LIVENGOOD

PRESENTATION OF PLANNING COMMISSION RESOLUTION NO. 1651 IN APPRECIATION TO OUTGOING COMMISSIONER JOHN SCANDURA

A. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Anyone wishing to speak during ORAL COMMUNICATIONS must fill out and submit a form to speak. The Planning Commission can take no action on this date, unless the item is agendized. Anyone wishing to speak on items not on tonight’s agenda, a closed public hearing item, or on non-public hearing items may do so during ORAL COMMUNICATIONS. Please note comments on closed public hearing items will not be part of the permanent entitlement record. Speakers on items scheduled for PUBLIC HEARING will be invited to speak during the public hearing. (4 MINUTES PER PERSON, NO DONATING OF TIME TO OTHERS)

B. PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

Anyone wishing to speak during an open PUBLIC HEARING must fill out and submit a form to speak. The public may address the Planning Commission only during the open PUBLIC HEARING items or during ORAL COMMUNICATIONS. Please review the agenda to determine whether the PUBLIC HEARING item is open or closed. If the PUBLIC HEARING on an item is closed, you will not be permitted to speak during that portion of the agenda and may wish to address your concerns during the ORAL COMMUNICATIONS portion of the agenda. Speakers on items scheduled for PUBLIC HEARING will be invited to speak during the public hearing. (4 MINUTES PER PERSON, WITH A MAXIMUM TIME DONATION OF 8 MINUTES, FOR A TOTAL OF 12 MINUTES PER SPEAKER)

PROCEDURE: Commission Disclosure Statement(s), Staff Report Presentation, Commission Questions, Public Hearing, Discussion/Action.

B-1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 10-002 (MURDY COMMONS MIXED USE PROJECT) Applicant: City of Huntington Beach Property Owner: Freeway Industrial Park Request: To review the environmental impacts associated with the Murdy Commons Mixed Use Project consisting of 984 rental dwelling units, 60,000 square feet of commercial area and a 0.75-acre public open space area on the 12.5-acre project site located on the northeast corner of Gothard Street and Edinger Avenue (former Levitz furniture store, existing EZ Lube business). The project is located within the Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan (BECSP), adopted in April 2010. Development on the project site was included in the Notice of Preparation for the BECSP EIR and analyzed as part of the larger scope of development contemplated in the BECSP EIR (Program EIR No. 08-008), which anticipated approximately 1,250 dwelling units and 60,000 square feet of commercial area on the project site. As such, the analysis in Draft EIR No. 10-002 is tiered from the BECSP Program EIR where appropriate. Location: 7441 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (northeast corner of Edinger Avenue and Gothard Street – former Levitz Furniture site) Project Planner: Jennifer Villasenor

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Part 2

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: "Certify EIR No. 10-002 as adequate and complete in accordance with CEQA requirements by approving Resolution No. 1653 (Attachment No. 1)."

B-2. SITE PLAN REVIEW NO. 10-004 (BOARDWALK MIXED USE PROJECT) Applicant: Sares-Regis Group Property Owner: Freeway Industrial Park Request: To develop a mixed use project consisting of 487 apartment units, 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial area, 4,500 square feet of leasing office area, 9,000 square feet of recreation buildings and a 0.50-acre public open space area on the 12-acre project site (project site excludes the 0.5-acre parcel on the northeast corner of Gothard Street and Edinger Avenue presently developed with an EZ Lube business). All existing improvements on the property would be demolished. SPR No. 10-004 is within the scope of development of the Murdy Commons Mixed Use Project analyzed in EIR No. 10-002 and has been referred to the Planning Commission by the Director of Planning and Building in accordance with Chapter 202 of the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. Location: 7441 Edinger Avenue (north side of Edinger Avenue east of Gothard Street - former Levitz furniture store site) Project Planner: Jennifer Villasenor

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Addendum- Site Plan Review 10-004 Boardwalk Mixed Use Project

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to:

A. "Approve Site Plan Review No. 10-004 subject to the suggested findings and conditions for approval (Attachment No. 1)."

B. "Approve CEQA Findings of Fact with a Statement of Overriding Considerations - EIR No. 10-002 (Attachment No. 5)."

C. CONSENT CALENDAR - NONE

D. NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

D-1. GENERAL PLAN CONFORMANCE NO. 10-005 (LOMA AVENUE EASEMENT VACATION) Applicant: City of Huntington Beach, Public Works Department Property Owner: City of Huntington Beach Request: To determine if the vacation of an existing right of way easement is in conformance with the goals, objectives, and policies of the General Plan. Location: Terminus of Loma Avenue, west of 14th Street at Main Street Project Planner: Hayden Beckman

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: "Adopt Resolution No. 1648, approving General Plan Conformance No. 10-005 with findings (Attachment Nos. 1 and 2)."

E. PLANNING ITEMS

E-1. CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
E-2. CITY COUNCIL ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
E-3. PLANNING COMMISSION ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING

F. PLANNING COMMISSION ITEMS

F-1. PLANNING COMMISSION REQUEST ITEMS - NONE

F-2. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS
Commissioner Shier Burnett --
Commissioner Peterson --
Vice-Chairperson Mantini --
Chairperson Delgleize --
Commissioner Farley --
Commissioner Bixby --
Commissioner Ryan --

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to the next regularly scheduled meeting of Tuesday, February 23, 2011.

Under the provisions of the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, the action taken by the Planning Commission is final unless an appeal is filed to the City Clerk by you or by an interested party. Said appeal must be in writing and must set forth in detail the action and grounds by which the applicant or interested party deems himself aggrieved. Said appeal must be accompanied by a filing fee of One Thousand Five Hundred Eighty-Seven Dollars ($1,587.00) if the appeal is filed by a single family dwelling property owner appealing the decision on his own property and Three Thousand Forty-Five Dollars ($3,045.00) if the appeal is filed by any other party. The appeal shall be submitted to the City Clerk within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the Planning Commission’s action.

Copies of staff reports and/or written materials on each agenda item are on file in the Planning and Building Department, for inspection by the public. A copy of the agenda packet is also available at the Central Library (7111 Talbert Avenue).

DVDs OF MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC CHECK OUT AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, AND FOR DUPLICATION SERVICES IN THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE.

HUNTINGTON BEACH PLANNING COMMISSION
Public Hearing Procedures

This statement has been prepared to provide a better understanding of the procedures for public hearings before the Planning Commission.

Regular meetings of the Planning Commission are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning at 5:15 p.m. in Room B-8 for a study session and then at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers. Adjourned meetings, special meetings, and Study Sessions may be scheduled at other times.

Planning Commission proceedings are governed by the Planning Commission By-Laws, Robert’s Rules of Order and the Brown Act. The following is the typical sequence of events on public hearing items:

A. The Chairperson shall announce the item and if the public hearing is open or closed.

B. The Planning Commission shall disclose any discussions, conversations, etc., with applicants, applicant’s representatives or property owners.

C. The staff report is presented.

D. Questions by the Planning Commission concerning the staff report may be answered at this time.

E. The public hearing is opened by the Chairperson.

F. The applicant or appellant is given an opportunity to address the Commission. Time is not limited but left to the Chairperson’s discretion.

G. Public Comments: Staff will call all speakers by name. Please proceed to the podium. Individuals favoring and opposing the proposal are given an opportunity to address the Commission (up to four (4) minutes), or may choose to donate their time to another speaker if the “Request to Speak� form is filled out and given to the Secretary. A speaker who addresses the Commission on behalf of individuals who donate time are allowed a maximum of 12 minutes. Individuals who donate time must be present when the item is being discussed. Please state your name before addressing the Commission.

H. The Commission may ask questions of speakers addressing the Commission.

I. The public hearing is closed.

J. The Commission will deliberate the matter at this time.

K. The Commission then acts on the matter by continuing, approving, conditionally approving, or denying the petition.

The Planning Commission receives a staff report packet on the Tuesday preceding the meeting, allowing time to review each case and make further investigations in the field prior to the scheduled meeting.

Staff reports are available in the Planning and Building Department, the Central Library and on the City’s website (www.surfcity-hb.org) anytime on Wednesday preceding the Tuesday Planning Commission meeting.