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    AGENDA
    HUNTINGTON BEACH PLANNING COMMISSION

    TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 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.

    Adjournment


    5:45 P.M. - ROOM B-8 (CITY HALL LOWER LEVEL)

    CALL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER

    ROLL CALL: Crowe, Semeta, Pinchiff, Kalmick, Mandic, Brenden, Hoskinson

    AGENDA APPROVAL

    A. PROJECT REVIEW (FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS) - NONE

    A-1. ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 15-004 (MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES) - Tess Nguyen, Associate 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

    E. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS

    F. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS

    6:30 P.M. -RECESS FOR DINNER

    7:00 P.M. -COUNCIL CHAMBERS

    CALL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    ROLL CALL: Crowe, Semeta, Pinchiff, Kalmick, Mandic, Brenden, Hoskinson

    AGENDA APPROVAL

    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. 15-001 (24-Hour Fitness Club) Applicant: Keith Bohr Property Owner: Huntington South Center LLC Request: To permit the establishment of (a) an approximately 32,022 sq. ft., 24-hour commercial recreation and entertainment use (health club) within a vacant tenant space (formerly Albertsons) in an existing shopping center, and (b) a 19-space parking reduction based on a parking survey and shared parking analysis. Location: 9051 Atlanta Avenue, 92646 (northeast corner of Atlanta Avenue and Magnolia Street) City Contact: Jill Arabe, Associate Planner

    STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: “Approve Conditional Use Permit No. 15-001 with suggested findings and conditions of approval (Attachment No. 1).”

    B.2 ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 15-004 (MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES) Applicant: City of Huntington Beach Request: To amend the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance to expressly prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries within the City. Location: Citywide City Contact: Tess Nguyen, Associate Planner

    STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: “Approve Zoning Text Amendment No. 15-004 with findings (Attachment No. 1) and forward Draft Ordinance (Attachment No. 2) to the City Council for adoption.”

    B.3 ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 15-003 (BEACH AND EDINGER CORRIDORS SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT) Applicant: City of Huntington Beach Request: To amend the Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan (BECSP) to reduce the residential Maximum Amount of Net New Development (MAND) from 4,500 units to 2,100 units; require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for all residential and mixed use (residential/commercial) projects; increase the residential parking requirements; increase front yard setbacks on all public streets; limit maximum building height to four stories; create an upper-story setback above the third floor; require all residential projects to include retail/commercial uses at the street level; modify development standards for auto dealers; allow deviation to Edinger frontage road requirements for commercial projects; and allow assembly uses on the ground floor in certain districts with a CUP. Location: Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan (SP 14) City Contact: Jennifer Villasenor, Acting Planning Manager

    STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Motion to: “Approve Zoning Text Amendment No. 15-003 with findings (Attachment No. 1) and forward Draft Resolution (Attachment No. 2) to the City Council for adoption.”

    C. CONSENT CALENDAR - NONE

    D. NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS - NONE

    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

    F-1. PLANNING COMMISSION REQUEST ITEMS - NONE

    F-2. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS
    Commissioner Crowe -
    Commissioner Semeta -
    Vice-Chair Pinchiff -
    Chair Kalmick -
    Commissioner Mandic -
    Commissioner Brenden -
    Commissioner Hoskinson -

    ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to the Planning Commission Workshop on Thursday, April 16, 2015, and then to the next regularly scheduled meeting of Tuesday, April 28, 2015. .

    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.

    Copies of staff reports and/or written materials on each agenda item are on file in the Planning and Building Department and on the City's website (http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/), for inspection by the public. A copy of the agenda packet is also available at the Central Library (7111 Talbert Avenue).

    DVDs OF MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC CHECK OUT AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, AND FOR DUPLICATION SERVICES IN THE PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT.


    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 "Request to Speak" 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 Planning and Building Department, the Central Library and on the City's website (www.surfcity-hb.org) anytime on Wednesday preceding the Tuesday Planning Commission meeting.

     


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