February 10, 2009 Planning Commission Agenda


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AGENDA
HUNTINGTON BEACH PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009

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

 

 

CHAIR ELIZABETH SHIER BURNETT

VICE-CHAIR BLAIR FARLEY

COMMISSIONER FRED SPEAKER
COMMISSIONER TOM LIVENGOOD

COMMISSIONER JOHN SCANDURA
COMMISSIONER BARBARA DELGLEIZE

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, SCOTT HESS, AICP
LEGAL COUNSEL, LEONIE MULVIHILL
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 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 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 administerial 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 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: Speaker, Farley, Shier Burnett, Scandura, Livengood, Delgleize

AGENDA APPROVAL

A. PROJECT REVIEW (FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS)

A-1. REVOCATION OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 06-020/ ENTITLEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 06-008 (BLACK BULL CHOPHOUSE RESTAURANT) – Rami Talleh, Senior Planner

A-2. NEGATIVE DECLARATION NO. 08-007/ CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 08-020 (BROOKHURST GAS STATION/CAR WASH/CONVENIENCE STORE) – Andrew Gonzales, Associate Planner

B. STUDY SESSION ITEMS

B-1. PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP – Chair Shier Burnett

B-2. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS – Chair Shier Burnett

B-3. PLANNING COMMISSION GOALS 2009 – Chair Shier Burnett

C. AGENDA REVIEW (UPDATE ON ALL AGENDA ITEMS) – Herb Fauland

D. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS

E. 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)

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: Speaker, Farley, Shier Burnett, Scandura, Livengood, Delgleize

AGENDA APPROVAL

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. ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 08-005 (AFFORDABLE HOUSING ORDINANCE REVISIONS – CONTINUED FROM THE NOVEMBER 12, 2008 MEETING) Applicant: City of Huntington Beach Request: To amend Chapter 230 of the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance (HBZSO) to modify the provisions for affordable housing. The proposed amendment would increase the size of projects that would be allowed to pay in-lieu fees; increase the required income levels for affordable housing; decrease the required affordability term and make other minor changes to existing provisions. Location: Citywide Project Planner: Mary Beth Broeren

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: “Continue Zoning Text Amendment No. 08-005 to a date uncertain with the public hearing open.”

 

B-2. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 08-049 AND ENTITLEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 09-001 (SHOREBREAK HOTEL AND ZIMZALA RESTAURANT—AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE PLAN APPROVED UNDER CUP NO. 99-045) Applicant: David Martin, CIM/Huntington LLC Request: CUP: To permit the establishment, maintenance and operation of an in-house restaurant and bar (Zimzala Restaurant) and other facilities within the Shorebreak Hotel for on-site sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, outdoor dining, live entertainment and dancing. The sale and consumption of alcohol is proposed to occur within the interior of the hotel, restaurant, bar, as well as the outdoor dining area. The live entertainment is proposed within the restaurant and bar, lobby, banquet room, and courtyard. The dancing is proposed within the banquet room only. EPA: To amend the original public open space plans and locations approved under Conditional Use Permit No. 99-045 (The Strand) by relocating 1,881 sq. ft. from the second level terrace to the ground level. Location: 500 Pacific Coast Highway, 92648 (northwest corner of the Pacific Coast Highway and 5th Street – The Strand/Downtown) Project Planner: Tess Nguyen

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: “Approve Conditional Use Permit No. 08-049 and Entitlement Plan Amendment No. 09-001 with findings and suggested conditions of approval (Attachment No. 1).”

Late Communication

Late Communication 2

C. CONSENT CALENDAR - NONE

D. NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS - NONE

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 Speaker –
Vice Chairperson Blair Farley -
Chairperson Shier Burnett -
Commissioner Scandura -
Commissioner Livengood -
Commissioner Delgleize -

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to the next regularly scheduled meeting of Tuesday, February 24, 2009.

 

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 Forty-One Dollars ($1,541.00) if the appeal is filed by a single family dwelling property owner appealing the decision on his own property or Two Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-Nine Dollars ($2,379.00) 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 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.