Site Plan/Design Review 2013-02. Livingston Farm Supply has applied for a Site Plan/Design Review application to construct a 4, 176 square foot building addition to an existing 5,000 square foot agricultural business facility on a 6.6 -acre parcel located at 2380 Walnut Avenue, Livingston, generally located on the south side of Walnut Avenue, east of Industrial Drive on property zoned M-1 (Limited Industrial), APN 023-060-004.

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a. Site Plan/Design Review 2013-02. Livingston Farm Supply has applied for a Site Plan/Design Review application to construct a 4, 176 square foot building addition to an existing 5,000 square foot agricultural business facility on a 6.6 -acre parcel located at 2380 Walnut Avenue, Livingston, generally located on the south side of Walnut Avenue, east of Industrial Drive on property zoned M-1 (Limited Industrial), APN 023-060-004.

Agenda Item #:  3a.

Meeting Date:  August 13, 2013

Report Date: August 7, 2013

CITY OF LIVINGSTON PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT

CITY FILE NUMBER: Site Plan/Design Review 2013-02 Livingston Farm Supply

OWNER/APPLICANT:

Livingston Self Storage – 4018 S. Tegner Road Turlock, CA 95380

Jim Fernandes Construction, lnc. c/o: Robert Fernandes – 4018 S. Tegner Road Turlock, CA 95380

PROJECT LOCATION: 2380 Walnut Avenue, Livingston, CA 95334

PROPOSED ACTION: Approval of Site Plan Design Review 2013-02 -Livingston Farm Supply Building Addition, a 4, 176 square foot building addition to an existing 5,000 square foot agricultural business facility on a 6.6 acre parcel located 2380 Walnut Avenue (generally located on the south side of Walnut Avenue, east of industrial Drive in the M-1 Limited Industrial Zone (APN: 023-060-004). The property is also developed with a mini storage facility and other office suites.

PREPARED BY: Holly R Owen, Contract Associate Planner

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Property Size: (6.6 acres)

Existing Land Use: Equipment Sales, Rental, Repair

General Plan Land Use Designation: Limited Industrial

Zoning: Limited Industrial (M-1)

Street Access: Walnut Avenue

Adjacent General Plan Land Use Designation & Zoning District:

North: County of Merced

South: Limited Industrial (M-1)

East: Open Space (0)

West: Limited Industrial (M-1)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The applicant, Jim Fernandes Construction, Inc., proposes to construct a 4, 176 square foot building addition to an existing 5,000 square foot agricultural business facility on a 6.6 acre parcel located 2380 Walnut Avenue (generally located on the south side of Walnut Avenue, east of industrial Drive in the M-1, Limited Industrial zone district (APN: 023-060-004). The property is also developed with a mini storage facility and other office suites.

The proposed project is an addition to an existing commercial use in the M-1, Limited Industrial zone district on approximately 6.6 acres. The property is currently an agricultural supply store located east of Hammatt Avenue and on the south side of Walnut Avenue. The site’s General Plan designation of Limited Industrial is appropriate. An equipment sales, rental and repair store is a permitted use in the Limited Industrial zoning district. The Site Plan/Design Review process is an appropriate entitlement for this project at this time.

SITE PLANIDESIGN REVIEW:

Project elevations propose a one story building that is an addition to the existing building. The addition will serve as a combination of new retail space as well as an additional storage area. Eight new parking spaces will be added as a requirement for the increased square footage.

As a Condition of Approval, landscape and irrigation plans will be submitted to Staff for review and approval.

OUTSIDE AGENCY COMMENTS:

None.

ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS:

The Project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 Existing Facilities). Class 1 in this instance consists of projects involving negligible or no expansion of an existing use, provided that it meets the criteria below: projects characterized as in-fill development meeting the conditions described below:

15301 [(e) (2)]: Additions to existing structures provided that the additions will not result in an increase of more than 10,000 square feet if:

(A) The project is in an area where all public services and facilities are available to allow for maximum development possible in the General Plan; and

(B) The area in which the project is located is not environmentally sensitive.

A Notice of Exemption will be filed with the Merced County Clerk within 5 days of Project approval by the City Council.

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt Resolution 2013- , recommending to the City Council the approval of Site Plan/Design Review 2013-02 subject to the attached conditions of approval.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Location and Zoning Map

2. Site Plans and Elevations

3. Resolution 2013-_ with Exhibit A, Conditions of Approval

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RESOLUTION 2013-

RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON RECOMMENDING TO THE CITY COUNCIL THE APPROVAL OF SITE PLAN/DESIGN REVIEW 2013-02 FOR LIVINGSTON FARM SUPPLY

WHEREAS, Fernandes Construction has applied for Site Plan/Design Review to construct a 4,176 square foot building addition to an existing 5,000 square foot agricultural business facility on a 6.6 acre parcel located at 2380 Walnut Avenue; and

WHEREAS, Staff has reviewed the Plans with reference to the 1999 General Plan, the 2025 General Plan, the Zoning Code and the adopted Livingston Design Guide; and

WHEREAS, the public hearing for the Proposal has been properly noticed by posting in public places, a newspaper ad, and a mailing to adjacent properties within 300 feet of the site; and

WHEREAS, The California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to additions to existing structures which are less than 10,000 square feet if in an area where all public services and facilities are available to allow for maximum development permissible in the General Plan and in an area which is not environmentally sensitive.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission adopts Resolution 2013-_ , a Resolution recommending to the City Council the approval of Site Plan/Design Review 2013-02.

The foregoing resolution was introduced and moved for adoption on August 13, 2013, by

Commissioner

the following vote:

, and being duly seconded by Commissioner

, was passed by

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ATTEST:

Chair, LUIS ENRIQUE FLORES

Secretary of the Planning Commission, HOLLY R. OWEN

EXHIBIT A

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR SITE PLAN/DESIGN REVIEW 201 3-02

LIVINGSTON FARM SUPPLY BUILDING ADDITION

2380 WALNUT AVENUE

 

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