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Planning Commission Meeting Update

August 28, 2013                  Wednesday                             6:00 p.m.


ROLL CALL:      Commissioners John Fowler, Michael Multari, Charles Stevenson, Vice-Chairperson John Larson, and Chairperson Michael Draze

                        All of the Commissioners were present.


MINUTES:  Minutes of July 24 and August 14, 2013, were approved.



1.     3725 Orcutt Road.  MS/TR/ER 137-11:  Minor subdivision to create three parcels in conjunction with a Vesting Tentative Map to create a subdivision with 80 lots and review of the initial study of environmental impact; Terence Orton, applicant.  (Pam Ricci)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the Draft Resolution (Attachment 1) which recommends approval of the project to the City Council, based on findings and subject to conditions.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Larson, seconded by Commr. Draze, the Planning Commission recommends approval of the project to the City Council per staff’s recommendation with the following modifications to findings and conditions of the draft resolution (5:0).

1)    Modify Condition 3 in Section 1 to read: “If necessary, as determined by the Public Works and Community Development Directors, a notice of requirements or other agreement acceptable to the City of San Luis Obispo may need to shall be recorded in conjunction with the Parcel Map to clarify development restrictions, conditions of development, and reference to any pertinent conditions of approval related to VTM 3044.”

2)    Add reference to Finding 1 in Section 2 that development standard reductions are supported by the affordable housing statutes and the provision of amenities consistent with Specific Plan policies.

3)    Add the following new finding in Section 2:  “With review of the final map, minor adjustments to the pedestrian system to align better with the property to the north may be made with the approval of the Community Development and Public Works Directors.”

4)    Delete the reference to poison oak planting in the listing of biological mitigation measures.

5)    Modify the second sentence of Condition 8 in Section 3 to specify approval by the Public Works Director.

6)    Modify Condition 15 to properly reference Lot 18.

7)     Delete Condition 45.f.

8)     Modify Condition 46 in Section 3 to specify that it be determined by the Community Development Director.

9)     Include the suggested standard affordable housing agreement recommended by staff to Condition 51 in Section 3 and wording regarding instruments to assure compliance to read:  “Prior to the recording of any phase of the map, the applicant shall enter into an Affordable Housing Agreement with the City that specifies the timing of construction of affordable units and contains provisions for failure to complete any or all of the affordable housing units such as collecting affordable housing in-lieu fees, establishing a threshold for number of units that can be constructed before some affordable housing units are provided, and providing a letter of credit, bond, or other financial guarantee to assure compliance.  The goal of the condition is to have the affordable housing constructed as early as possible.”

10)   Add a condition to:  widen Mondrian Plaza to accommodate a sidewalk and parking on one side of the street; add a sidewalk to Parc Altlier in addition to the parking shown on one side of the street; increase the width of Terrasse Plaza to accommodate parking where feasible; and increase the width of Le Jardin to accommodate parking on one side of the street.

11)  Add the following condition:  “Shared driveways shall be considered to better accommodate more on-street parking.”

12)   Add a new condition which reads:  “A construction phasing plan shall be submitted to the Community Development Director prior to the issuance of the first building permit.”

13)  Add a new condition regarding the requirement for a Construction Management Plan.

The Commission also made a second motion to provide guidance to the Architectural Review Commission (ARC).

      Moved by Commr. Multari, seconded by Commr. Stevenson, the Planning Commission recommends to the Architectural Review Commission that they look for opportunities for shared driveways and pay attention to the streetscape of the row house units (5:0).


2.     Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast – Deputy Director Doug Davidson announced that the next meeting is September 11th, “Bike Night”, with an extension of the Bob Jones Trail and the bike plan up for consideration.

3.      Commission

a.  Commr. Draze announced that the Council agenda includes consideration of two new potential commissioners, so it is likely there will be one or two new commissioners at the next meeting.

ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 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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