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06-06-2006 PLANNING COMMISSION Minutes CITY OF CHINO HILLS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING/PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES JUNE 6, 2006 CHINO HILLS COUNCIL CHAMBERS 2001 GRAND AVENUE CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONERS PRESENT STAFF PRESENT Abe Hovsepian James DeStefano Art Bennett Bradley E. Wohlenberg Karen Bristow Winston Ward Jeff Adams Betty Donavanik Dawn Vierheilig COMMISSIONERS ABSENT • Mike Braun Adam Eliason The Planning Commission Meeting of June 6, 2006 was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Bristow, who then led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. ITEM #4 - PUBLIC COMMENTS None ITEM #5 - CONSENT CALENDAR a. Residential Design Review #305 and Minor Variance #J06012: 4423 Lugo Avenue. A request by Mrs. Lois Burdett to construct a 1,272 square foot, one- story, single-family detached home on a 4,167 square foot lot within the RS Low Density Residential Zone in the Small Lot Overlay District. Staff recommendation: Adopt a Resolution of Approval. John Gubler, 223 West 11th Street, Upland, asked the Planning Commission to approve a six- foot block wall to separate the applicant's property from his property at 4423 Lugo Avenue to prevent his neighbors from putting building materials and debris on his property. Vice Chairman Bennett recommended that Mr. Gubler discuss the matter with staff and possibly offer to sell his parcel to the applicants. Assistant Community Development Director Winston Ward said that staff would contact the applicant's builder and if the material were found to belong to the builder, staff would ask him to remove it from Mr. Gubler's property. Planning Commission Minutes—June 6, 2006 1 b. Residential Design Review #310: 15021 Ashwood Lane. A request by David _ Bird and Gilbert Valentin to add 1,389 square feet of livable space to an existing 1,234 square foot home. Staff recommendation: Adopt a resolution of approval. COMMISSION ACTION: The Planning Commission approved Items 5a and b. MOTION: Bennett SECOND: Hovsepian AYES: Hovsepian, Bennett, Bristow NOES: None ABSENT: Braun, Eliason c. Minutes: March 21, 2006 d. Minutes: April 10, 2006 e. Minutes: May 2, 2006 COMMISSION ACTION: The Planning Commission approved Item 5c with a correction, and Items 5d and 5e as presented with Commissioner Hovsepian abstaining on Item 5c. MOTION: Bennett SECOND: Bristow AYES: Hovsepian, Bennett, Bristow NOES: None ABSENT: Braun, Eliason ABSTAIN: Hovsepian on Minutes of 3/21/06 (not in attendance) ITEM #6 - PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ITEMS a. General Plan Conformity Review for the City of Chino Hills Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2006-07, pursuant to Government Code Section 65401 and other related items. RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a Resolution entitled "A Resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of Chino Hills Making Findings, Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65401, that the City's Fiscal Year 2006- 2007 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is consistent with the General Plan and recommending approval to the City Council" and forthwith transmit a certified copy of the Resolution to the City Council of the City of Chino Hills for use in its deliberations regarding the City's budget. Senior Engineer Anne Dutrey presented the staff report, which is on file with the Community Development Department. Planning Commission Minutes—June 6, 2006 2 COMMISSION ACTION: The Planning Commission adopted a Resolution entitled "A 111 Resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of Chino Hills Making Findings, Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65401, that the City's Fiscal Year 2006- 2007 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is consistent with the General Plan and recommending approval to the City Council," and that a certified copy of the Resolution be transmitted to the City Council of the City of Chino Hills for use in its deliberations regarding the City's budget. MOTION: Bennett SECOND: Hovsepian AYES: Hovsepian, Bennett, Bristow NOES: None ABSENT: Braun, Eliason ITEM #7 - PUBLIC HEARING a. CASE NO: Design Review #285 and Major Variance 06MJV002 (Continued from May 16, 2006). APPLICANT: Fieldstone Communities PROPOSAL: A request for approval of Design Review #285 and Major Variance 06MJV002, a request to modify the required dimensions of the third (tandem) parking space within a garage. LOCATION: The site is generally located at the southerly terminus of that portion of Pomona Rincon Road north of Soquel Canyon Parkway, and east of the Chino Valley Freeway (within Tentative Tract Map No. 17654) RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt a . resolution approving Design Review #285, and Major Variance 06MJV002 based on the Findings of Facts as listed in the resolution and subject to the Conditions of Approval. City Planner Jeff Adams presented the staff report, which is on file in the Community Development Department. Assistant Community Development Director Ward responded to Commissioner Hovsepian that the City would not issue a permit to convert garage space to habitable area. Workshops are somewhat of a question mark; however, the City would not likely issue a permit that would restrict the ability to park a vehicle within the structure. Chairman Bristow opened the Public Hearing. Raymond de Avila, Fieldstone, said that the development provides ample space for two-car garages. Based on their research it is fairly prohibitive to make garages 40 feet deep and said that it did not make sense to build 150 homes to one standard and change the standard for the Planning Commission Minutes—June 6, 2006 3 four remaining homes. He hoped that the Commission would agree that the project was within the spirit of the Code because the project was an improvement to the City and to the area. Chairman Bristow closed the Public Hearing. —' • COMMISSION ACTION: The Planning Commission adopted a resolution approving Design Review #285, and Major Variance 06MJV002 based on the Findings of Facts as listed in the resolution and subject to the approved Conditions of Approval. MOTION: Hovsepian SECOND: Bennett AYES: Hovsepian, Bennett, Bristow NOES: None ABSENT: Braun, Eliason b. CASE NO: Tentative Tract Map No. 17812 and Site Plan Review 05SPR06 OWNER/ APPLICANT: WF Construction, Inc. PROPOSAL: A request for approval of Tentative Parcel Map No. 17812 for condominium purposes and Site Plan Review•05SPR06 to allow for the construction of a 124,715 square foot office/retail center on a 10.4-acre site that is zoned C-G General Commercial and C-N — Neighborhood Commercial. LOCATION: On the west side of Pipeline Avenue and north of Chino Hills Parkway. RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt a resolution approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Plan, Tentative Parcel Map No. 17812, and Site Plan Review 05SPR06 based on the findings of facts as listed in the resolution and subject to the Conditions of Approval. Associate Planner Betty Donavanik presented the staff report, which is on file with the Community Development Department. During staff's report the Commission discussed with staff ingress/egress, shared parking and whether there were traffic signals and left-turn in and out lanes proposed. Vice-Chairman Bennett suggested staff determine whether there would be adequate turn radius permitted as trucks traveled southbound on Pipeline to westbound Chino Hills Parkway. In fact, he felt that staff should study the entire area because there had been a number of collisions and two fatalities involving vehicles entering the old Kmart shopping center. Commissioner Hovsepian was concerned about lighting for the parking area near the rear block wall spilling onto the residential area. Community Development Director James DeStefano responded that the applicant's lighting plan, which is on file with the Community Development Department, is compliant with the City's Code and the ultimate decision for approval or disapproval of the lighting program rests with the Community Development Director. Planning Commission Minutes—June 6, 2006 4 Chairman Bristow opened the Public Hearing. John Luttrell and Eddie Martinez, Architects, WF Construction, 635 W. Allen Avenue, San Dimas, were present to respond to questions. Mr. Luttrell said that with respect to lighting the project was compliant with all City codes. Because there is a hodge-podge of wall lines behind the residences adjacent to the property, the project proposes a new block walk that is uniform in color and design that will enhance the rear elevation. The wall will be screened from the residences. Mr. Martinez said that his firm was working closely with Citibank to improve the driveway entrance to compliment the other n'ew approaches and that his firm had agreed to remove some of their parking stalls and give the bank exclusive rights to park within the project parking area by giving the bank additional parking stalls with exclusive bank signage. Mr. Martinez responded to Vice-Chairman Bennett that some of the buildings are for sale and WF Construction intends to keep a significant portion of the buildings and act as the overall property manager. 0 . Chairman Bristow closed the Public Hearing. • The Commissioners were pleased with the proposed project that would help get Pipeline built- out with additional office space. COMMISSION ACTION: The Planning Commission adopted a resolution approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Plan, Tentative Parcel Map No. 17812, and Site Plan Review 05SPRO6 based on the findings of facts as listed in the resolution and subject to the approved Conditions of Approval. MOTION: Hovsepian SECOND: Bennett AYES: Hovsepian, Bennett, Bristow NOES: None ABSENT: Braun, Eliason ITEM #8 - STAFF PRESENTATIONS None ITEM #9 - COMMISSION INFORMATION .... . _ ..... . . . . a. City Council Unofficial Action Agenda of May 23, 200x6 t .. Cil 'a3, i ITEM #10 - COMMISSIONER COMMENTS . • None • Planning Commission Minutes—June 6, 2006 5 ITEM #11 - STAFF COMMENTS Community Development Director DeStefano reported that Mr. Marty Schaeffer who had missed the opportunity to speak during comments this evening had concerns regarding the , Shoppes Development and how traffic adjacent to and along Peyton would affect the post office and the development. Community Development Director DeStefano told Mr. Schaeffer that he would schedule a meeting with City Engineer Garry Cohoe to discuss Mr. Schaeffer's concerns. Community Development Director DeStefano pointed out that staff had acquired a new audio- • visual device and that it had passed its initial test this evening. Speaking to glitches in the agenda, Community Development Director DeStefano said he was very glad that Planning Secretary Dawn Vierheilig had returned. Community Development Director DeStefano referred to copies of the revised Economic Development packets he had given to Commissioners this evening. Information has been updated and expanded and contains information on five key sites for which the City is actively promoting development or tenant interest. The packet also contains information regarding the types of development the City is seeking along the freeway corridor. One of the City Council's goals has been to create information sheets for each of the City's commercial shopping centers. The packets are handouts that will be available in the City offices and on the City's website. The Planning Commission Meeting of June 6, 2006 was adjourned at 8:40 p.m. to the next regularly scheduled meeting. � 1. N A,g-a:e. A JA-( Dawn Vierheilig Planning Commission Secretary APPROVED AT PLANNING COMMISSION JUL 182006 CITY OF CHINO HILLS Planning Commission Minutes—June 6, 2006 6