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Wednesday, September 12, 2001
-Planning Commission Agenda-

Date: Re-scheduled to
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: City Council Chambers-First Floor


REGULAR MEETING
WEST COVINA PLANNING COMMISSION

RESOLUTION NO. 01-4690


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AGENDA

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular meeting, August 28, 2001

A. OTHER MATTERS OR ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

This is the time when any member of the public may bring a matter to the attention of the Commission that is within the scope of duties assigned to the Commission. The Ralph M. Brown Act limits the Planning Commission and staff's ability to respond to comments on non-agendized matters at the time such comments are made. Thus, your comments may be agendized for a future meeting or referred to staff. The Commission may discuss or ask questions for clarification, if desired, at this time.

By policy of the Commission, Oral Communications at this time on the agenda is limited to a total of 15 minutes. Persons who are not afforded the opportunity to speak at this time may do so under Item E. later on the agenda.

B. CONSENT CALENDAR

This is the time for the public to comment on any item on the Consent Calendar. As Consent Calendar items are considered routine in nature, they are normally enacted in one motion. The Chairperson may remove a questioned Consent Calendar item for separate action.

1. FORTHCOMING PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE

Receive and file.

Motion by _______, seconded by _______, to approve the items listed.

HEARING PROCEDURE:

You are encouraged by this Commission to express your views on any matter set for public hearing. It is our procedure to first receive the report of the Planning staff, then to ask for public testimony; first from those in favor of the matter, followed by testimony from those in opposition to it, and, if there be opposition, to allow those in favor, rebuttal testimony only as to the points brought up in opposition. To testify on a matter, you need to simply come forward to the lectern at the appropriate time, give your name and address and make your statement. In addition, please sign in on the sheet provided at the podium so it will facilitate preparation of our minutes. Do not be concerned with your possible lack of experience in public hearings. We are interested in what you say, not your level of expertise as a public speaker. After a hearing has been closed, you may not further speak on the matter unless requested to do so by a member of the Commission.

C. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS

(1)
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 553
APPLICANT: Tacit Communications
LOCATION: 1500 S. Azusa Avenue
REQUEST: To allow installation of a wireless telecommunications facility designed as either a 55-foot tall mock palm tree or a 70-foot tall mock power pole.

The applicant has requested that this item be continued to September 25, 2001 to allow time for the preparation of revised plans.

C. NEW PUBLIC HEARINGS

(2)
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 01-07
PRECISE PLAN NO. 01-02
NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
APPLICANT: EZ Lube - Ed Reynolds
LOCATION: 305 N. Citrus Avenue
REQUEST: The applicant is requesting the approval of a conditional use permit and precise plan to construct an oil change and lubrication facility with a drive through facility on a 15,241-square foot lot. A 1,909-square foot building, 3,177 square feet of landscaping, and seven parking spaces are proposed. The proposed building includes three work bays, a waiting area, and restroom amenities. The site is located within the "Service Commercial" (S-C) Zone.
  1. Open public hearing
  2. Staff Report
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Close public hearing
  5. Commission discussion
  6. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  7. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to (certify/deny) of the Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for Conditional Use Permit No. 01-07 and Precise Plan No. 01-02.
  8. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  9. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 01- (approving/denying) Conditional Use Permit No. 01-07.
  10. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  11. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 01- ( approving/denying) Precise Plan No. 02-01.

These decisions are final unless appealed to City Council within ten days.

(3)
CODE AMENDMENT NO. 01-04
NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
APPLICANT: City of West Covina
LOCATION: City wide
REQUEST: The proposed code amendment consists of certain amendments to Chapter 26 (Zoning) of the West Covina Municipal Code related to low and moderate-income and senior citizen housing. Specifically to be considered is an increase in the maximum level of density bonus that may be granted from the current level of 100 percent. For example, where zoning permits 20 dwelling units per acre, a 100 percent density bonus would allow the approval of a housing development with a density of 40 dwelling units per acre. The proposed amendment would allow consideration of approving low and moderate-income and/or senior citizen housing developments in excess of 40 units per acre.
  1. Open public hearing
  2. Staff Report
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Close public hearing
  5. Commission discussion
  6. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  7. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to recommend to the City Council of the Negative Declaration of (certification/denial) Environmental Impact for Code Amendment No. 01-04.
  8. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  9. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 01- recommending to the City Council (approval/denial) of Code Amendment No. 01-04.

Final action on this matter will be considered by the City Council at a meeting tentatively scheduled for October 2, 2001.

(4)
GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 01-03
ZONE CHANGE NO. 01-04
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 01-11
PRECISE PLAN NO. 01-04
NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.
APPLICANT: West Covina Senior Villas, LLC (TELACU & Pacific Development)

LOCATION: 1842 E. Workman Avenue (South side of Workman Avenue,
approximately 200 feet east of Azusa Avenue) REQUEST: The project proposes the construction of a three-story, 86-unit senior citizen apartment complex, on a 1.66-acre site. The project is proposed to be restricted to senior citizens with a portion of the units restricted to very low- and low-income households. Eighty-five one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom manager's unit are proposed. The single bedroom units will be 690 square feet, and the manager's unit will be 1,040 square feet in size. Additionally, the project includes a 756-square foot community room, 11,140 square feet of landscaping, and 68 parking spaces.

The project requires the granting of the following entitlements:

(1) a General Plan amendment to change General Plan land use designation from Low Medium Residential (4.1-8.0 dwelling units per acre) to Medium High Residential (15.1-20.0 dwelling units per acre);

(2) a zone change from "R-A" (Residential-Agricultural), Area District I, to "MF-20" (Medium Density Multiple-Family Residential);

(3) a conditional use permit for incentives for the provision of senior citizen and lower-income housing, including the granting of a density bonus for an increase in density from 20 units per acre allowed under the "MF-20" Zone to 52 units per acre, and the approval of certain deviations from the development standards of the "MF-20" Zone, including deviations from required front, side, and rear yard setbacks, providing less than the required number of parking spaces, exceeding the maximum lot coverage, exceeding the maximum allowed building length, providing less than the required size and dimensions of recreation/leisure space, and allowing dwelling units with less than the required floor area;

(4) a precise plan for the physical development of the site.

  1. Open public hearing
  2. Staff Report
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Close public hearing
  5. Commission discussion
  6. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  7. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to recommend to the City Council (certification/denial) of the Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for General Plan Amendment No. 01-03, Zone Change No. 01-04, Conditional Use Permit No. 01-11 and Precise Plan No. 01-04.
  8. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  9. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 01- recommending to the City Council (approval/denial) of General Plan Amendment No. 01-03.
  10. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  11. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 01- recommending to the City Council (approval/denial) of Zone Change No. 01-04.
  12. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  13. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 01- (approving/denying) Conditional Use Permit No. 01-11.
  14. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to adopt findings as recommended by staff.
  15. Motion by ________, seconded by ________, to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 01- (approving/denying) Precise Plan No. 01-04.

Final action on General Plan Amendment No. 01-03 and Zone Change No. 01-04 will be considered by the City Council at a meeting tentatively scheduled for October 2, 2001. Actions regarding Conditional Use Permit No. 01-11 and Precise Plan No. 01-04 is final unless appealed to the City Council within ten days.

D. NON-HEARING ITEMS

(1)
STUDY SESSION
WILD ANIMAL ORDINANCE

On August 14, 2001, the Planning Commission requested that an item be agendized to discuss the matter of amending the City's Wild Animal Ordinance. The City Attorney has since advised that because of pending litigation against the City, it would not be appropriate for the Planning Commission to discuss this matter at this time.

Motion by _________, seconded by _________ to table this matter to a later time.

E. COMMISSION REPORTS/COMMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

This is the time when any member of the Commission may bring a matter to the attention of the full Commission that is within the scope of duties assigned to the Commission. Any item that was considered during the public hearing portion is not appropriate for discussion in this section of the agenda. NO COMMISSION ACTION CAN BE TAKEN AT THIS TIME. If the Commission desires to discuss an issue raised by a resident or take an action, the Commission may vote to agendize the matter for the next meeting. The Commission may discuss or ask questions for clarification, if desired, at this time.

(1)
STATUS OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT AROMA DRIVE AND GALSTER WAY

(2)
ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE FOR PARKWAY PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER - Commissioner York

(3)
ALLEY REPAIR BETWEEN CAMERON AVENUE AND CHARLINDA STREET, EAST OF CITRUS STREET - Commissioner Lane

(4)
DUMPSTERS AND SIGNAGE AT WESTFIELD SHOPPINGTOWN - Chairman Tarozzi

(5)
CITY COUNCIL ACTION:

This is an oral presentation of City Council matters and actions of the listed meeting which are in the Commission's area of interest. (6)
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT

ACTION: Motion by __________, seconded by __________, to adjourn at __________ p.m.