2012 PLANNING COMMISSION Agendas and Draft Minutes

Greetings and Good Day from “the slug”(As I am known in some circles) :-p

Want insights into what is going on and why (development wise) in the City of Livingston. Here’s a good place to start.Just in Case You would like to do a little quick research in some of what the Planning Commission has Considered. Although I do not have separate pages for every Agenda Item, if you click on the links to the Draft Minutes, You’ll get a pretty good idea about what was discussed.

So…what’s on the Agenda for 2012?

JANUARY 10, 2012

Item No. 1 – Consent Agenda

a. Action Minutes from the December 5, 2011 Joint City Council and Planning Commission Special Meeting. {{Note from TheGardeningSnail: Same thing as the one on the City Council Agenda…so I’m linking to that one)

Item No. 2 – Welcome Reappointed Chair/Election of Officers  a. Welcome Reappointed Chair Luis Enrique Flores  b. Election of New Chair and Vice-Chair

Item No. 3 – City Council Update  Item No. 4 – Public Comment  Item No. 5 – Public Hearings

a. Conditional Use Permit 2011-02. OCAT, INC of Modesto requests a Conditional Use Permit for a drive-thru for the Taco Bell restaurant to be located on Joseph Gallo Drive west of Winton Parkway and north of the truck stop.

b. Review of CUP 2001-16,.444. Main Street. The bar at 444 Main Street has been closed for approximately seven years. The bar retains Conditional Use Permit 2001-16 for the sale of alcohol-by-the-glass in the 5,488 square foot building. Michael Sperry desires to open a bar at this site pursuant to his presentation to the Planning Commission on November 8, 2011. Pursuant to LMC Sections 5-6-1(D)(3) and 5-6-1(D)(5) the Planning Commission will consider whether to modify, revoke, or reapprove the CUP.

Item No. 6 – Reports  a. Planning Commission  b. City Staff  c. City Attorney

Item No. 7 – Adjournment to regular meeting on February 14, 2012.

FEBRUARY 14, 2012

Item No. 1 – Consent Agenda

a. Action Minutes from the December 13, 2011 regular meeting.

b. Action Minutes from the December 29, 2011 Special Meeting.

c. Action Minutes from the January 10, 2012 regular meeting with Report. (Note from TheGardeningSnail. This is in regards to an appeal of the decision to grant a Conditional Use Permit to 444 Main Street (formerly the Tequila Club)

Item No. 2 – City Council Update

Item No. 3 – Public Comment

Item No. 4 – Public Hearings

a. Site Plan/Design Review 2009-03Conditional Use Permit 2009-03 and Development Agreement 2009-01The Pacific Companies has applied for Site Plan/Design Review, a Conditional Use Permit and a Development Agreement for 49 affordable apartment units and a community center to be located on a 4 acre parcel (APN 047-310-028) just south of Peach Avenue and the canal on the west side of Lincoln Blvd.

b. Amendment 2011-08, Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) 5-3, Setbacks. The City Council asked the Planning Commission, through Resolution of Intent 2011-71 to take public comment, determine General Plan consistency, and make a recommendation to the City Council concerning an amendment to reduce residential rear yard setbacks from a minimum of fifteen (15) feet to a minimum of five (5) feet. The Planning Commission at their regular meeting of December 13, 2011 by 5-0 voted to recommend retaining the existing fifteen (15) foot rear yard setback. The City Council at their regular meeting of January 3, 2012 requested the Planning Commission review the materials again and make recommendation concerning the inclusion of a second story rear setback for the R-1 zoning district in addition to a revised first story setback.

Item No. 5 – Discussion and Direction

a. Provide staff direction concerning nonconforming uses and a Resolution of Intent.(Note from TheGardeningSnail: a property owner has a Highway Commercial (C-3) zoned parcel (APN 047-210-020, 2351 F Street) with nonconforming residential buildings/use that has been vacant for over six (6) months. Per City Code, the next use of the property must be a commercial use but the owner would like to sell it as a residential rental property)

Item No. 6 – Reports

Item No. 7 – Adjournment to regular meeting on March 13, 2012.

March 05, 2012 Special Meeting

(About the Livingston Family Apartments Development Agreement. There are also additional links to prior discussions of this project)

MARCH 05, 2012 Draft Meeting Minutes

MARCH 13, 2012

Item No. 1 – Consent Agenda

a. Action Minutes from the March 5, 2012 Special Meeting with report.

Item No. 2 – City Council Update

Item No. 3 – Public Comment

Item No. 4 – Public Hearings

a. Conditional Use Permit 2012-02. Blaine Yagi and Meng Vue have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to continue a legal nonconforming agricultural use within the City on approximately 15 acres (APN 024-100-059 and 047-200-022) just north of Campbell Avenue on the west side of Hammatt Avenue.

b. Zoning Text Amendment 2012-01 and Conditional Use Permit 2012-01. MFA Medical Group has applied for a Zoning Text Amendment and a Conditional Use Permit to operate a medical clinic to be located at 1616 Second Street, Livingston, CA, in a Low Density Residential (R- 1) zoning district.

Item No. 5 – Discussion and Direction

a. Murals

Item No. 6 – Reports

Item No. 7 – Adjournment to regular meeting on April 10, 2012.

Note from TheGardeningSnail: the Planning Commission Meeting for April Was Canceled.

MAY 08, 2012 Agenda Packet 050812 Agenda Packet Click on the link above for the Agenda Packet and back up documentation.

June Planning Commission Meeting: Canceled

July Meeting: Canceled

August Meeting: Canceled

September Meeting: Canceled

OCTOBER 09, 2012

Item No.1- Consent Agenda

a. Action Minutes from the May 8, 2012 regular meeting.

Item No.2- Presentation

a. Davidson Boats has submitted a business license application for a boat assembly business operation at an M-1, Limited Industrial zoning district location on Industrial Drive.

Their business characteristics fall in the middle of the M-1 (Limited Industrial) and M-2 (General Industrial) zoning districts. An M-1 use is permitted at this location, but an M-2 use is prohibited.

Davidson Boats is providing a PowerPoint Presentation to the Pla1ming Commission to fully explain their processes so the Planning Commission can help staff determine if this business is a good fit for this location.

Planning Commission will look at the possible impacts of the business and give a recommendation to staff to approve or deny the business license.

Item No. 3- Public Comment

Item No. 4- Public Hearings

a. Conditional Use Permit 2012-05. Sargon Bahrami has applied for a Conditional Use Permit for a fitness/gym use in the Downtown Commercial Zoning District (DTC) at 1471 B Street, SuiteD in the Liberty Market shopping center.

Item No.5- Reports

Item No.6- Adjournment to regular meeting on November 13, 2012.

November Meeting Canceled

DECEMBER 11, 2012

Item No. 1- Consent Agenda

a. Action Minutes from the October 9, 2012 regular meeting.

Item No.2 -Public Comment

Item No.3- Public Hearings

a. Variance 2012-01- Livingston Family Apartments

Pacific West Communities has applied for a variance to allow for a reduced rear yard setback for a previously-approved 49 unit affordable apartment project including a community center to be located on a 4-acre parcel (APN 047-310-028) just south of Peach Avenue and the canal on the west side of Main Street (previously Lincoln Blvd.)

Item No. 4- Reports

Item No.5- Adjournment to regular meeting on January 8, 2013.

 

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