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CM2016-077 PLNG COM ACT RE AGENDAT ITEM 7B CM 2016-077 CI* 0'Ua,zC J Phi h Chino Hills MEMORANDUM DATE: October 19, 2016 TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council FROM: Konradt Bartlam, City Manager V111 RE: PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION REGARDING AGENDA ITEM 7B — THE RINCON (FORMALLY THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE) — SITE PLAN REVIEW 15SPRO3, MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION, AND MITIGATION MONITORING REPORTING PROGRAM At their meeting on October 18, 2016, the Planning Commission (Commission) received a report from City staff regarding the above-mentioned item, a request for approval of a Site Plan Review for the construction of a 157, 100 sq.ft. commercial center on a 10.42- acre site located at the northeast corner of Pomona Rincon Road and Soquel Canyon Parkway. The proposal includes a 60,000 sq.ft., four-story, 116-room hotel, 60,000 sq.ft., three-story medical office building with subterranean parking, 20,475 sq.ft. of retail, and 16,625 sq.ft. of food services. A similar version of this project was approved by the Commission in 2008, but its entitlement was subsequently terminated due to noncompliance with a condition of approval requiring a payment plan for the Weeda Deferral Assessment Agreement. Commissioner Eliason had general questions regarding shared parking and the amount of spaces the applicant is providing. Staff advised the Commission that a shared parking study was prepared for the project which evaluated peak parking demand for the proposed project uses. The parking analysis demonstrated that the parking provided is sufficient. Commissioner Eliason also had a concern about the limited outdoor seating for the proposed project. The applicant addressed his concern about outdoor seating, explaining that building proposed for restaurant use does provide for sufficient outdoor seating. Commissioner Stover had general questions regarding the Weeda Deferral Assessment Agreement and projections regarding sales tax revenue and economic impact analysis for a commercial site such as The Rincon. Staff briefed the Commission on the history of Weeda Deferral Assessment Agreement and also indicated that an economic impact analysis is not required for a project that is already commercially zoned. Staff also advised that the City does estimate sales tax revenue for commercial sites but it is only an estimate. October 19, 2016 CM2016-077 Page Two Commissioner Romero inquired about the City-owned parcel on the north end of the project. Staff advised the Commission it is Parcel 9465-5, approximately 695 sq.ft., which is a remnant piece from Caltrans after the construction of State Route 71 and Soquel Canyon Parkway onramp, and is located on the proposed medical office building pad. Commissioner Romero also had concerns about maintenance of the commercial center after it develops. Staff advised the Commission that staff will review landscaping, lighting, etc. as the project moves forward and there are existing Municipal Code provisions that require commercial property maintenance and compliance with development permits. Commissioner Romero asked if the project traffic analysis considered the recently approved Santa Barbara and Trumark projects which are adjacent to the Rincon site. Staff explained that the all planned projects, including the Santa Barbara and Trumark, were included in the cumulative traffic analysis. Chairman Larson had general compliments regarding the site layout, architecture and dynamics of the project. The Commission adopted a resolution adopting the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and approving Site Plan Review 15SRP03 by a unanimous vote, 4-0. Commissioner Voigt was absent. KB:JL:MH