CITY OF CARPINTERIA

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

David Allen, Vice-Chair

Jane L. Benefield

John Callender

Glenn La Fevers, Chair

John Moyer

 

City Council Chamber

           5775 Carpinteria Avenue

                       Carpinteria, CA 93013

                       Time:  5:30 p.m.

           Agenda Posted:  6/30/11

 

July 5, 2011

 

AGENDA

 

THE PLANNING COMMISSION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE ORDER IN WHICH ITEMS ARE HEARD.  APPLICANTS NOT IN ATTENDANCE WHEN THEIR ITEM IS CALLED MAY HAVE THEIR ITEM CONTINUED TO THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING.

 

Any written, printed or electronic material and/or exhibit presented at this meeting becomes the property of the City, and a copy must be provided to City staff.

 

This meeting will be broadcast live on Government Access Television Channel 18 and rebroadcast on Wednesday after the meeting at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

 

1.      CALL TO ORDER and ROLL CALL

 

2.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

3.      INTRODUCTIONS, PRESENTATIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

4.      PRESENTATIONS BY CITIZENS

This time on the agenda provides an opportunity for the public to address the Planning Commission on items within the jurisdiction of the Commission and not listed on other sections of the agenda.  Please limit comments to no more than five minutes.  Depending on the number of speakers wishing to make comments, the Chair may further limit the time available to each speaker to control the amount of time spent on this part of the agenda.  If you wish to speak on a CONSENT CALENDAR item, please do so during this part of the meeting.

 

Please be advised that California law does not allow the Planning Commission to discuss or take action on any issue presented by the public during this portion of the meeting.  The Commission may ask a question for clarification, provide a brief response to public comment, refer the matter to staff for review and a later report or direct staff to place an item on a future agenda.

 

The City is not responsible for the content of statements made during the public comment period or the factual accuracy of any such statements.

 

5.      CONSENT CALENDAR

Items on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and are normally enacted by one unanimous vote of the Commission.  Individual items may be removed and considered separately at the request of a Commissioner.  Any item removed from the Consent Calendar will be added to another section of the agenda.

 

·         Minutes of the regular Planning Commission meeting held June 6, 2011.

 

6.      NEW PUBLIC HEARING

Albertsons Casitas Plaza Expansion Project                         Planner:  Steve Goggia

Project No. 10-1547-CUP/CPR/CDP

·         Environmental Impact Report

Hearing on the request of Kent Heasley for Albertsons, Inc. to consider case No. 10-1547-CUP/DPR/CDP [application filed October 22, 2010) for a Conditional Use Permit, Development Plan Revision and Coastal Development Permit under the provisions of the Commercial Planned Development Zone District to expand the existing Albertsons grocery store at Casitas Plaza into an adjacent vacant retail space.  The floor area of Albertsons would increase from 20,062 square feet to 40,290 square feet.  New architectural elements would be integrated into the existing storefront canopy to provide a wind screen while additionally screening shopping carts, vending machines and outdoor sales areas.  New architectural elements would also be integrated into other existing storefronts within Casitas Plaza.  The overall sign plan would be modified and new signs installed.  The parking lot would be improved with a revised parking layout, additional landscape islands, a lighted pedestrian path and an increase from 431 to 432 spaces.  All parking lot lighting would be replaced.  Other improvements include new planter areas, landscape elements and drainage inserts to implement storm water Best Management Practices.  The hearing is also to consider the Environmental Impact Report prepared for the project pursuant to the State Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act.  The EIR and all documents referenced therein may be reviewed at the Community Development Department, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria.  The EIR is also available for review at the Carpinteria Branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library, 5141 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria.  The application involves APN 001-070-063, located at1002 - 1114 Casitas Pass Road and 5400 – 5412 Carpinteria Avenue.

 

1.      Disclosure of Ex Parte Communications

2.      Staff Presentation

3.      Public Hearing

4.      Planning Commission Action

 

7.      MATTERS PRESENTED BY COMMISSIONERS

 

8.      DIRECTOR’S REPORT

a.       Distributed Information

i.        Action Minutes of the Architectural Review Board meeting of June 16, 2011

ii.      City calendar for the month of July 2011

iii.    Community Development Project Status Report as of June 30, 2011

iv.    Construction Permit Report as of June 30, 2011

v.      Memorandum Regarding the Status of the Lagunitas Mixed Use Project

 

9.      ADJOURNMENT

 

Notes

All actions of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council. Appeals must be filed with the City Clerk within 10 calendar days of the Commission's action. Appeal deadline for items on this agenda:  5:00 p.m., July 15, 2011. The next regular Planning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

 

If you challenge any of the Planning Commission's decisions related to the agenda items above in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence to the Planning Commission prior to the public hearing.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Jackie Campbell at jackiec@ci.carpinteria.ca.us or (805) 684-5405, ext. 451. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting. 28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II.