HUNTINGTON BEACH PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
HUNTINGTON BEACH CIVIC CENTER
2000 MAIN STREET
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92648
CHAIR DAN KALMICK
VICE-CHAIR EDWARD PINCHIFF
COMMISSIONER BILL CROWE
COMMISSIONER LYN SEMETA
COMMISSIONER CONNIE MANDIC
COMMISSIONER MIKE HOSKINSON
COMMISSIONER PATRICK BRENDEN
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND BUILDING, SCOTT HESS, AICP
LEGAL COUNSEL, PAUL D'ALESSANDRO
PLANNING MANAGER, JANE JAMES
THE 7:00 PM PORTION OF THE MEETING IS TELEVISED LIVE ON CABLE TV CHANNEL 3 AND ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE (HTTP://WWW.HUNTINGTONBEACHCA.GOV/). 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 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.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (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 Public Comments. Please be advised that testimony provided on Public Hearing items during Public Comments 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 comments 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.
5:15 PM - STUDY SESSION, COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CALL PLANNING COMMISSION STUDY SESSION TO ORDER
ROLL CALL: Crowe, Sementa, Pinchiff, Kalmick, Mandic, Brenden, Hoskinson
A. PROJECT REVIEW (FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS)
A-1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 15-030/ TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 17930 (NEWLAND CONDOMINIUMS) Request: To permit the consolidation of two parcels for a one-lot subdivision on an approximately 0.829 net acre site and to construct a development of 13 for-sale townhome condominium units along with associated open space and infrastructure. Location: 17541 & 17561 Newland Street, 92647 (west side of Newland Street, approximately 220 feet south of Slater Avenue) City Contact: John Ramirez, Contract Planner
B. STUDY SESSION ITEMS - NONE
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) - Jane James, Planning Manager
E. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS
F. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS
6:30 PM - RECESS FOR DINNER
7:00 PM - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CALL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Crowe, Semeta, Pinchiff, Kalmick, Mandic, Brenden, Hoskinson
A. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Anyone wishing to speak during PUBLIC COMMENTS 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 PUBLIC COMMENTS. 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 PUBLIC COMMENTS. 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 PUBLIC COMMENTS 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. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 15-004 - APPEAL (VERIZON WIRELESS MONOPALM) Applicant/Appellant: Ryan Birdseye, Birdseye Planning Group Property Owner: Lester C. and Jimmy L. Smull Family Trust Request: To permit the installation, maintenance, and operation of a 56 ft. high wireless communication facility designed as a palm tree (monopalm) with twelve (12) 8-ft. long panel antennas, one (1) GPS antenna, twelve (12) remote radio units, two (2) raycaps, and associated support equipment (2 equipment cabinets, 1 standby generator with a 55 gallon fuel tank) within a 238 sq. ft., 6-ft. high equipment enclosure. Location: 9062 Adams Avenue, 92646 (southeast corner of Magnolia Street and Adams Avenue) Environmental Status: This request is covered by Section 15303, Class 3, California Environmental Quality Act. City Contact: Tess Nguyen, Associate Planner
Staff Recommended Action:
"Approve Conditional Use Permit No. 15-004 with suggested findings and conditions of approval (Attachment No. 1)."
B-2. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 15-056 (BLAST 825 PIZZA BEER AND WINE) Applicant: James Hudson, Mega Treats LLC Property Owner: Mickel 5 Points Holdings LLC and Beach Center Partners LLC Request: To permit on-site sale, service, and consumption of beer and wine within an existing 2,995 sq. ft. eating and drinking establishment and a 327 sq. ft. outdoor patio. Location: 18541 Beach Blvd. Ste. 101, 92648 (southwest corner of Beach Boulevard and Main Street) Environmental Status: This request is covered by Section 15301, Class 1, California Environmental Quality Act. City Contact: Joanna Cortez, Assistant Planner
Staff Recommended Action:
"Approve Conditional Use Permit No. 15-056 with suggested findings and conditions of approval (Attachment No. 1)"
B-3. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 15-052 (ANYTIME FITNESS CLUB) Applicants: James Adamitis and Jacob Saldana Property Owner: Meadowlark Plaza Trust Request: To permit an approximately 5,805 sq. ft., 24-hour commercial and recreation use (health club) within a vacant tenant space in an existing shopping center. Location: 5341 Warner Avenue, 92649 (north side of Warner Avenue, east of Airport Circle - Meadowlark Plaza) Environmental Status: This request is covered by Section 15301, Class 1, California Environmental Quality Act. City Contact: Jill Arabe, Associate Planner
Staff Recommended Action:
"Approve Conditional Use Permit No. 15-052 with suggested findings and conditions of approval (Attachment No. 1)"
C. CONSENT CALENDAR
D. NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS
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
Submitted by Chair Kalmick and Commissioner Brenden - Discuss Newport Beach's Operator's Permit and additional tools for the Commission to help regulate land use and alcohol control and the effectiveness of the Entertainment Permit in regulating nuisances associated with alcohol and entertainment. In addition, consider a transmittal to the City Council requesting that staff study these issues and report back on potential positive and negative impacts of the City implementing such an ordinance as either a replacement for the Entertainment Permit or as a supplement to it.
Request City Council to direct staff to study Newport Beach's Operator's Permit and report back on both positives and negatives of the City implementing such an ordinance as either a replacement for the Entertainment Permit or as a supplement to it.
F-2. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission is Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 5:15 PM in Council Chambers, Civic Center, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California.
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 â€œRequest to Speakâ€� 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 Community Development Department, the Central Library and on the City's website (www.surfcity-hb.org) anytime on Wednesday preceding the Tuesday Planning Commission meeting.
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 accompanied by a filing fee of One Thousand, Seven Hundred Sixty-Three Dollars ($1,763.00) if the appeal is filed by a single family dwelling property owner appealing the decision on his own property and Three Thousand, Three Eighty-Three Dollars ($3,383.00) 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.
Zoning Administrator meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Meeting Agendas, Action Agendas, and Minutes are available to view online.