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Planning Commission Meeting Update

August 14, 2013                     Wednesday                             6:00 p.m.


ROLL CALL:      Commissioners John Larson, Michael Multari, Charles Stevenson, 1 Position Vacant, Vice-Chairperson – Position Vacant, and Chairperson Michael Draze 

                        John Fowler was absent. 


MINUTES:   Minutes of July 24, 2013, were continued to August 28th in order to obtain a quorum.

ELECTION:  Commr. Larson was unanimously elected Vice-Chairperson.



1.     323 Grand Avenue.  MS/ER 25-13:  Review of minor subdivision of 323 and 353 Grand Avenue to create four parcels with exceptions to the minimum lot depth and area requirement and adoption of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact; R-1 zone; Ryan Petetit/John Belsher, applicants.  (Marcus Carloni)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution (Attachment 1) which grants final approval to the project, based on findings and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Commissioner Stevenson, seconded by Commissioner Larson to approve the project per the staff recommendation with a revision to finding #5 and the addition of two conditions to prohibit secondary dwelling units and recommend that the ARC consider eliminating backing out onto Grand Avenue from Lot 1 (4:0).

2.     City-Wide.  GPI 15-12:  Land Use and Circulation Elements Update:  Continued review of Task Force-recommended alternatives to the Land Use Element update; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development Dept., applicant.  (Kim Murry)

RECOMMENDATION:  Review the land use and circulation alternatives endorsed for further evaluation by the Task Force for the Land Use and Circulation Elements Update and provide input and revisions as appropriate.

ACTION:  On motion by Commr. Multari, seconded by Commr. Stevenson, the Planning Commission recommended to the City Council that the L5 area (Dalidio) be designated as a mixed-use planning area with policies to evaluate the appropriate mix of uses, including agricultural open space at fifty percent and a residential component that is consistent with applicable airport policies.  The Commission further recommended that circulation connections between Los Osos Valley Road and Dalidio be evaluated. (4:0).

ACTION:  On motion by Commr. Multari, seconded by Commr. Stevenson, the Commission recommended to the City Council that both 15-2 and 15-3 (Prado overpass and interchange) alternatives be evaluated (4:0).

ACTION:  On motion by Commr. Multari, seconded by Commr. Stevenson, the Planning Commission recommended to the City Council that Site 14 (Oceanaire connection to Froom Ranch) be enhanced for bike and pedestrian connections but that no vehicular connections be made; that K-3 (Sunset Drive-in to Prado Site) be designated for a mix of uses with policy direction to guide appropriate mix; that M-3 and M-4 (Froom Ranch and LOVR) be considered through policy discussion to support a non-residential buffer along roads but to consider Medium-High Density residential development and park at this location; that Task Force directional items for O-3 (Madonna) be included in the policy discussion but not require a Planned Development overlay; and that N-4 (Calle Joaquin) be addressed through policies that will call out the appropriate mix of uses. (4:0).

ACTION:  On motion by Commr. Multari and seconded by Commr Stevenson, the Planning Commission recommends the TF-LUCE recommendations for 17-2 (Vachel), 18-2 (North-South connection between Tank Farm and Buckley), 19-4 (Bypass and Buckley connection to Higuera), P-5 (Residential/open space mix near Los Verdes condos), Q-2 (policy to review MASP density), R-3 (mixed use at Broad/Tank Farm), and S-3 (Avila Ranch concept) as a planning area with policy direction that will guide future development. (4:0).

ACTION:  On motion by Commr. Stevenson and seconded by Commr. Larson, the Planning Commission recommended the Council include evaluation of the consequences of eliminating the Bishop Street bridge, withdraw the alternative of eliminating the Orcutt Road overpass, provide policy direction for I-3 (area behind General Hospital), and strongly endorsed the inclusion of the Broad Street Area plan with changes to address removal of the McMillan/Duncan area and provisions for non-conforming uses as part of the update. (4:0).


3.     Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast – Staff provided an agenda forecast for August 28th and September 11th meetings.  Staff informed Commission that Council will make Planning Commission appointments for vacant positions on September 3, 2013.

4.     Commission – Commissioner Draze informed staff of his absence from the August 28th meeting.

ADJOURNMENT – The meeting adjourned at 9:39 p.m.



Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Planning Commission regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the Community Development, 919 Palm Street, during normal business hours.

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