February 24, 2009 Planning Commission Agenda


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AGENDA
HUNTINGTON BEACH PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009

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

 

CHAIR ELIZABETH SHIER BURNETT

VICE-CHAIR BLAIR FARLEY

COMMISSIONER FRED SPEAKER
COMMISSIONER JANIS MANTINI

COMMISSIONER JOHN SCANDURA
COMMISSIONER TOM LIVENGOOD

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, Mantini, Farley, Shier Burnett, Scandura, Livengood, Delgleize

AGENDA APPROVAL

A. PROJECT REVIEW (FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS)

A-1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 08-013/VARIANCE NO. 08-007 (APPEAL – BEACH PROMENADE AT BEACH BLVD. AND ATLANTA AVE.) – Tess Nguyen, Associate Planner

A-2. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 08-052 (BRETHREN CHRISTIAN CHURCH GYM AT 2141 STRATHMOOR LANE) - Rami Talleh, Senior Planner

B. STUDY SESSION ITEMS - NONE

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, Mantini, Farley, Shier Burnett, Scandura, Livengood, Delgleize

WELCOME NEWLY APPOINTED PLANNING COMMISSIONER JANIS MANTINI

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. REVOCATION OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 06-020/ENTITLEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 06-008 (BLACK BULL CHOPHOUSE – CONTINUED FROM THE NOVEMBER 12, 2008 MEETING) Applicant: Michael C. Adams Associates Request: To consider the revocation of Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 06-020 and Entitlement Plan Amendment (EPA) No. 06-008, which permitted the establishment of a 6,290 sq. ft. restaurant with alcohol sales, live entertainment and dancing, up to four billiard tables and 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor dining area. The Planning Commission may revoke the CUP or amend the conditions of approval. Location: 300 Pacific Coast Highway, # 112 (south side of Walnut Avenue, between Main St. and Third St. – Pierside Pavilion, Downtown) Project Planner: Rami Talleh

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: “Modify Conditional Use Permit No. 06-020/Entitlement Plan Amendment No. 06-008 with revised findings for approval and revised suggested conditions of approval pursuant to Condition No. 5 of Conditional Use Permit No. 06-020 approved on November 6, 2006.”

 

B-2. NEGATIVE DECLARATION NO. 08-007/CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 08-020 (ARCO GAS STATION/CARWASH/CONVENIENCE STORE) Applicant: Michael C. Adams Associates Request: ND: To analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed project. CUP: To permit the development of an approximately 2,400 sq. ft., 24-hour convenience store, gas station, an approximately 960 sq. ft. automated carwash, and associated site improvements. The request also includes the onsite sale of alcoholic sealed/packaged beverages for offsite consumption. Location: 21452 Brookhurst Street, 92646 (northeast corner of Brookhurst Street and Hamilton Avenue) Project Planner: Andrew Gonzales

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to:

A. “Approve Negative Declaration No. 08-007 with findings (Attachment No.1)”

B. “Approve Conditional Use Permit No. 08-020 with modifications and findings and suggested conditions of approval (Attachment No.1).”

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 –
Commissioner Mantini -
Vice Chairperson Farley -
Chairperson Shier Burnett -
Commissioner Scandura -
Commissioner Livengood -
Commissioner Delgleize -

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to the Planning Commission Workshop on March 4, 2009, at the Central Library, Maddy Room, and then to the next regularly scheduled meeting of March 10, 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.