A G E N D A
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
"Populus felix in urbe felici"
WEDNESDAY, February 20, 2002
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
ROOM 213, CITY HALL
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
Information concerning future Planning Commission Agendas. Update on recent City Council action on appeals, ordinances, development projects, and planning policy studies. Information on recent Architectural Review Board and Landmarks Commission actions. Update on project status and related planning matters.
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
5-A. November 14, 2001
5-B. December 5, 2001
5-C. December 12, 2001
5-D. December 19, 2001
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
6-A. Appeal of Architectural Review Board Approval of ARB 01-283 , 1522 Sixth Street. Appeal of the Architectural Review Board’s approval of the design, colors, materials, landscaping and irrigation plans for a new five-story, 26-unit, 100% affordable housing project. (Planner: Laura Beck, AICP) Appellant: Eri Kroch. Applicant and Property Owner: JSM Stressa, LLC, Craig D. Jones, Managing Member.
6-B. Conditional Use Permit 01-015, 3330 Ocean Park Boulevard, C5 (Special Office Commercial) District. Application for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the re-location of the Cutting Board Restaurant to an existing 653 square foot space within the Santa Monica Business Park. The proposed operating hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The proposed restaurant will include 12 indoor and 12 outdoor seats for dining. No alcohol service is proposed. (Planner: Patrick Clarke) Applicant: The Cutting Board Restaurant.
6-C. Conditional Use Permit 01-020, 2201 Wilshire Boulevard. Application for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a Type 20 (Off-Sale Beer & Wine) alcohol license for a grocery store (Whole Foods Market) located at 2201 Wilshire Boulevard. The retail use contains approximately 26,354 square feet of floor area, less than 1% of which will be utilized as display area for the proposed alcohol sales. The proposed hours of operation and alcohol sales are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. (Planner: Ariel Socarras) APPLICANT: Whole Foods Market. PROPERTY OWNER: Beverly Larner.
7. DISCUSSION: Continued from February 6, 2002 Agenda
Public Input Permitted
Note: There are no staff reports associated with these discussion items.
7-A. Appointment to Third Street Promenade Retail Moratorium Task Force.
7-B. Request to address issue of information provided to Planning Commission by staff and request for staff to include all pertinent facts in future staff reports. Requested by Chair Olsen via e-mail on September 27, 2001.
7-C. Request to hear from staff about process and interaction between Planning Department and Business License Department. Requested by Chair Olsen via e-mail on September 27, 2001.
7-D. Request to discuss asking the City Council to direct staff to revert to the past standard practice of airing the entire Planning Commission meeting on CityTV and to replay the meetings during the week. Requested by Chair Olsen via e-mail October 23, 2001.
7-E. Request for Zoning Administrator Interpretations of Section 9.04.18.040 and Section 9.04.20.020 of the Santa Monica Zoning Ordinance (Santa Monica Municipal Code). Requested by Chair Olsen via e-mail on December 13, 2001.
7-F. Request to initiate Permit Revocation process for Cellular Fantasy located at 2600 Wilshire Boulevard based on signage violations. Requested by Chair Olsen via e-mail on January 8, 2002.
7-G. Request to ask the City Council to revert to the previous method of receiving communication and presentations from Boards and Commissions. Requested by Chair Olsen via e-mail on January 9, 2002.
8. FUTURE COMMISSION AGENDA ITEMS
9. PUBLIC INPUT
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CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
Barbara Brown, Commissioner
Darrell Clarke, Commissioner
Julie Lopez Dad, Commissioner
Arlene Hopkins, Commissioner
Jay P. Johnson, Commissioner
Geraldine Moyle, Commissioner
Kelly Olsen, Chairperson
Kevin McKeown, City Council Liaison
Suzanne Frick, Director of
Planning & Community Development Department
Barry Rosenbaum, Senior Land Use Attorney
Kyle Ferstead, Commission Secretary
The Planning Commission considers a range of requests for development permits, appeals, and planning policy matters, and conducts public hearings on many of its agenda items. Due to the number, complexity and public interest associated with many agenda items, meetings of the Commission are generally lengthy. The Commission makes every effort to proceed as expeditiously as possible; your patience and understanding is appreciated.
REQUESTS TO SPEAK on an item must be submitted on a speaker's request form and submit it to the Commission secretary. All requests to address the Commission on public hearing items must be submitted prior to the Commission's consideration of the item.
CONSENT CALENDAR items will be acted upon by the Commission at one time without discussion unless a Commissioner requests discussion on an item or a member of the public has submitted a request to speak on an item. If such a request is made, the item will be heard after the balance of the Consent Calendar has been voted upon.
PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURES on each public hearing item include presentation of a staff report; Commission questions of staff; a fifteen minutes presentation by the project applicant or applicant’s representative or team, if any; Commission questions of the applicant; three minutes for each member of the public wishing to speak to the item; three minutes for project applicant to respond to the public or clarify issues raised by the public; Commission deliberations and decision.
PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC should begin with the speaker stating his or her name and address followed by a statement regarding the item under consideration. Please speak to the Commission as a whole.
PROFESSIONALS APPEARING BEFORE THE COMMISSION should clearly identify their status, such as "attorney", "paralegal", "architect", "designer", or "landscape architect". Instances of misrepresentation of professional status may be referred to the City Attorney for possible prosecution.
LETTERS OR WRITTEN MATERIALS regarding agenda items may be submitted to the City Planning Division staff prior to or at the Commission meeting; written materials submitted at least eight days in advance of the meeting will be included in the Commission's meeting packet. Materials submitted after the deadline may be difficult for the Commission to adequately review.
ASSIGNING OF TIME for members of the public wishing to speak to an item is permissible within specified limits. A "representative speaker" may be allowed one additional minute of speaking time, to a maximum of five additional minutes (hence, eight minutes total) for each person actually in attendance who assigns his or her right to speak via a request to speak form to the "representative speaker."
ACTION BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION on most matters occurs with the affirmative votes of at least four Commissioners.
DESIGN ASPECTS OF PROJECTS considered by the Planning Commission must also be approved by the Architectural Review Board. For more information on this process, contact the City Planning Division.
APPEALS of certain actions of the Commission are appealable to the City Council. For specific information on appeals, please contact the City Planning Division.
Copies of agendas and staff reports are available at our Planning Counter, Room 111 of City Hall, and through the City’s Home Page on the World Wide Web using the following address: http://www.smgov.net or www.santa-monica.org
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