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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
-Planning Commission Agenda-

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: City Council Chambers - First Floor

RESOLUTION NO. 05-5079

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WEST COVINA PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS - FIRST FLOOR
REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
7:00 p.m.


A G E N D A

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular meeting, October 25, 2005

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.

2. REVIEW OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 04-33 (ON-SALE ALCOHOL)
APPLICANT: Grand Dragon Restaurant
LOCATION: 1025 South Glendora Avenue

Review of operation.

Motion by_________, seconded by 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 fill out a speaker card 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. PUBLIC HEARINGS

(1)
GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 04-03
ZONE CHANGE NO. 04-03
PRECISE PLAN NO. 04-06
TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 61893
NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
APPLICANT: Henry Melendez, Dynamic Group of Companies
LOCATION: Southeast corner of West Covina Parkway and
West Garvey Avenue South (Civic Center)
REQUEST: The project consists of the request for a General Plan amendment, zone change, precise plan, and tentative parcel map to construct a new office center on the southeast corner of West Covina Parkway and Garvey Avenue South. The subject property is in the northeasterly portion of the Civic Center where the library parking lot is currently located.

The applicant is requesting a General Plan amendment to change the land use designation from "Public Facilities" to "Service and Neighborhood Commercial." The applicant is also requesting a zone change from "Public Building" (P-B) to "Service Commercial" (S-C) and a precise plan to allow for a 147,630-square foot five-story office center on a 2.57-acre site with four levels of parking. Joint use parking is proposed for the library and the new office development. A tentative parcel map is also requested for the subdivision of the property.
  1. Open public hearing.

  2. Staff Report.

  3. Public Testimony.

  4. Close public testimony.

  5. Commission discussion.

  6. Motion by____________, seconded by____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  7. Motion by____________, seconded by____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 05-50__, recommending to the City Council (certification/denial) of the Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for General Plan Amendment No. 04-03, Zone Change No. 04-03, Precise Plan No. 04-06, and Tentative Parcel Map No. 61893.

  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. 05-50___, recommending to the City Council (approval/denial) of General Plan Amendment No. 04-03.

  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. 05-50___, recommending to the City Council (approval/denial) of Zone Change No. 04-03.

  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. 05-50_, (approving/denying) Precise Plan No. 04-06.

  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. 05-50_, (approving/denying) Tentative Parcel Map No. 61893.

The actions regarding Precise Plan No. 04-06 and Tentative Parcel Map No. 61893 are final unless appealed to the City Council within ten days. Final action regarding General Plan Amendment No. 04-03, Zone Change No. 04-03 and the Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact will be considered by the City Council at a hearing tentatively scheduled for December 20, 2005.

(2)
TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 61781
VARIANCE NO. 05-02
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION
APPLICANT: Richard and Joan Heasley
LOCATION: 337 South Grand Avenue
REQUEST: The project consists of a request for a tentative parcel map to subdivide one 37,695-square foot parcel into two parcels as follows: Parcel 1 (23,195 square feet) and Parcel 2 (14,500 square feet). The applicant is further requesting a variance from development standards, including frontage requirements and a deviation from subdivision regulations for frontage requirements. The project is located in the "Single-Family Residential" (R-1) Zone, Area District III.
  1. Open public hearing.

  2. Staff Report.

  3. Public Testimony.

  4. Close public testimony.

  5. Commission discussion.

  6. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  7. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 05-50, (approving/denying) Tentative Parcel Map No. 61781.

  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. 05-50__, (approving/denying) Variance No. 05-02.

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

(3)
ADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMIT NO. 05-36
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION
APPLICANT: Jose Campis
LOCATION: 915 South Fircroft Street
REQUEST: The applicant is requesting an addition to an existing 2,141-square foot single-family home, including a 400-square foot garage. The proposal is to add a 363-square foot first-story addition and a 749-square foot second-story addition. The house with the proposed addition would be 3,253 square feet including a 400-square foot garage. The project is located in the "Single-Family Residential" (R-1) Zone, Area District IIA.
  1. Open public hearing.

  2. Staff Report.

  3. Public Testimony.

  4. Close public testimony.

  5. Commission discussion.

  6. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  7. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 05-50____, (approving/denying) Administrative Use Permit No. 05-36.

This action is final unless appealed to the City Council within ten days.

NEW PUBLIC HEARINGS
(4)
ZONE CHANGE NO. 05-09
TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 63356
PRECISE PLAN NO. 05-14
TREE REMOVAL PERMIT NO. 05-06
NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
APPLICANT: Olson Company, Annie Mondino
LOCATION: 1951 South Sunset Avenue
REQUEST: The project consists of the development of a 2.53-acre site currently occupied by a single-family house, a pump house, a barn, and various farming equipment. The applicant proposes to construct a 20-unit, single-family residential detached housing project. The following entitlements are required to facilitate the project:

(1) A zone change to change the site's zoning classification from "Residential Agricultural" (R-N), Area District II to "Specific Plan No. 23" (SP-23).

(2) A tentative tract map to subdivide the 2.6-acre site into 20 single-family residential lots and one common lot for private streets and common areas.

(3) A precise plan for the site design and architecture of the proposed dwellings.

(4) A tree removal permit for the removal of specific trees on site.
  1. Open public hearing.

  2. Staff Report.

  3. Public Testimony.

  4. Close public testimony.

  5. Commission discussion.

  6. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  7. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 05-50____, recommending to the City Council (certification/denial) ___ of the Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for Zone Change No. 05-09, Tentative Tract Map No. 63356, Precise Plan No. 05-14 and Tree Removal Permit No. 05-06.

  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. 05-50___, recommending to the City Council (approval/denial) _ of Zone Change No. 05-09.

  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. 05-50_, (approving/denying) Tentative Tract Map No. 63356.

  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. 05-50_, (approving/denying) Precise Plan No. 05-15 and Tree Removal Permit No. 05-06.

The actions regarding Tentative Tract Map No. 63356, Precise Plan No. 05-14 and Tree Removal Permit No. 05-06 are final unless appealed to the City Council within ten days. Final action regarding Zone Change No. 05-09 and the Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact will be taken at the City Council meeting tentatively scheduled for January 17, 2006.

(5)
PRECISE PLAN NO. 04-09
NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
APPLICANT: RHL Design Group, Inc.
LOCATION: 2700 East Garvey Avenue South (Crestview Cadillac)
REQUEST: The project consists of a request for a precise plan to construct a 75,855-square foot, four-story parking garage and a 4,170-square foot addition to an existing auto dealership (Crestview Cadillac). The proposal will result in exterior modification to the existing dealership building. The site is currently occupied by 34,494-square feet of building space consisting of the auto dealership office, car wash, and paint booth. The project is located in the "Medium Commercial" (C-2) Zone.
  1. Open public hearing.

  2. Staff Report.

  3. Public Testimony.

  4. Close public testimony.

  5. Commission discussion.

  6. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to continue these items to January 10, 2006.

(6)
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 05-20
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION
APPLICANT: Joon Lee, Haru Shushi
LOCATION: 1032 West Covina Parkway, West Covina Parkway Plaza
REQUEST: The project consists of a request for a conditional use permit to allow the on-sale general service of beer and wine within an existing 2,400-square foot restaurant. The project is located in the "Neighborhood Commercial" (N-C) Zone.
  1. Open public hearing.

  2. Staff Report.

  3. Public Testimony.

  4. Close public testimony.

  5. Commission discussion.

  6. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  7. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 05-50___, (approving/denying) Conditional Use Permit No. 05-20.

This action is final unless appealed to the City Council within ten days.

D. NON-HEARING ITEM

(1)
PLANNING COMMISSION AUTHORIZED PLANNING DIRECTOR'S MODIFICATION NO. 05-20 TO PRECISE PLAN NO. 05-06
APPLICANT: Pacific Land Development
LOCATION: 2831 Eastland Center Drive

This project is a proposal to modify the architecture of the Target store at Eastland Center. The approval would allow for the applicant to modify the architecture approved by the Planning Commission on July 12,2005.

Motion by ____________, seconded ____________ Planning approve/deny Commission authorized Planning Director's Modification No. 05-20 to Precise Plan No. 05-06.

E. 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.

F. 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)
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.

(2)
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
  1. Summary of Subcommittee Review

G. ADJOURNMENT

Motion by ___________, seconded by _________, to adjourn at _____ p.m.