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Planning Commission Minutes
Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  Meeting Date :  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00 AM  
  Location :  Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 525
County Government Center
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Guth, Dann, Lazenby, Shepherd, Shaffer Freitas
Alternate Commissioners: Holbert, Aramburu, Jones, Khandelwal, Gonzales

1.Roll Call
2.Additions and Corrections to Agenda
3.Declaration of Ex Parte Communications
4.Oral Communications

5.191008**                        3800 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz 95062               APN’s: 032-092-01 & 032-092-05
 Proposal  to extend the expiration date of Permit 141157 from 2/11/2019 to 2/11/2023, for an approximately 20,800 square foot mixed use building with one commercial  condominium unit at the lower floor, eight residential condominium units at the second and third floors, together with 1,600 square feet of shared service/circulation areas, and the construction of a detached 2,033 square foot residential parking structure,  Requires a Time Extension to Commercial Development Permit, Master Occupancy Program, Height Exception, Coastal Development Permit and Tentative Map 141157.

Property located on the south side of Portola Drive (3800 Portola Drive) at the intersection with 38th Avenue.

PROJECT PLANNER: Lezanne Jeffs, (831) 454-2480

ACTION: Move item off the consent agenda and hold a public hearing.

Extend the approval of application 191008 and tentative map for 2 years and modify Condition of Approval III.L.1.a to remove the opportunity for an ‘in-lieu fee’ instead of ‘on-site affordable’ to be in compliance with current county standards.

AYES: Guth, Dann, Shaffer Freitas, Shepherd, Lazenby
NOES: None

6.Approval of Minutes
 To approve the minutes of the June 12, 2019 Planning Commission meeting as submitted by the Planning Department.

ACTION: Approve the minutes as prepared by staff.

MOTION/SECOND: Dann/Shepherd
AYES: Guth, Shaffer Freitas, Dann, Shepherd
NOES: None
ABSTAIN: Lazenby
7.181579                                      1412, 1438, 1500 & 1514  Capitola Rd., Santa Cruz 95062          APN’s: 026-741-12, -13, -14, -15
 Proposal to adjust four parcels of 0.97 acres, 0.97 acres, 1.04 acres and 0.67 acres to three parcels (two commercial condominium lots within a 1.24-acre common area and a 2.36-acre parcel) and a street dedication of 0.05 acres and to construct a mixed-use development consisting of: 1) a two-story, 11,048 square foot dental office (Dientes) and a two-story, 19,297 square foot medical clinic (Santa Cruz Community Health Center), connected by a shared access tower;  2) four three-story residential buildings totaling 61,275 square feet containing 56 affordable residential apartments, a manager's apartment and a community center;  3) a 338 square foot maintenance shed;  4) a public park/plaza;  5) a private residential open space;  6) a private community garden, 7) shared parking, and 8) three business identification signs and two residential monument signs  with a combined area of 200 square feet, in the C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) district.  In addition, at the 2.36-acre residential portion of the site, the project includes adding the Regional Housing Need ("R" Combining) district to the existing C-1 zoning and a request for a 20% Residential Density Bonus. Requires the approval of a Vesting Tentative Map, a Commercial Development Permit, a Zoning Map Amendment, a Planned Unit Development, a 20% Residential Density Bonus, a Sign Exception, Design Review, and a determination that the project is Categorically Exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Parcels located on the south side of Capitola Road between Leila Court and 17th Avenue (1412, 1438, 1500, 1514 Capitola Road).

PROJECT PLANNER: Lezanne Jeffs, (831) 454-2480

  ACTION: To approve application 181579 with the following changes:

- Remove left turn limitation on western entrance
- Modify the zoning map amendment findings per Guth.
- Modify condition R5 to include revised language per Dann.
- Community garden shall be designed to have maximum sun exposure when considering tree additions and it shall be fenced in.  

AYES: Guth, Shaffer-Freitas, Dann, Lazenby, Shepherd
NOES: None
8.181132                                             2200 7th Ave & 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz 95062        APN’s: 026-461-02 & 026-063-01
 Proposal to modify the animal services campus in three phases. Phase 1: remodel the animal services building on APN 026-063-01 to expand the veterinary procedure area; create a new meeting room; expand the building by 704 square feet to accommodate rabbits and cats; recognize the spay / neuter clinic serving the public; and eliminate condition of approval IV.C.7 of Permit 06-0418 which prohibits dog training and exercise areas within 50 feet of adjacent residential properties. In Phase 2: remodel and add a covered deck and 212 square feet to the existing structure on APN 026-461-02 to become a cat adoption center with coffee shop service; expand the existing northern parking lot by 11 spaces; and install three identification and two pedestrian signs. Phase 3: construct a 1,216 square feet training and education building with a 448 square feet patio to the east of the cat adoption center.  Requires an Amendment to Master Site Plan Permit 06-0418, a sign exception to allow five new signs and a total of 38.5 square feet of signage where 35 square feet is allowed, and a determination that the project is Categorically Exempt under CEQA from further Environmental Review.

Property located on the northeast corner of the intersection of 7th Avenue and Rodriguez Street (2200 7th Avenue and 1001 Rodriguez Street).

PROJECT PLANNER: Annette Olson, (831) 454-3134

ACTION: Approve application 181132 with an added condition of approval requiring that any trees that are removed will be replaced with 2 replacements.

AYES: Guth, Shaffer Freitas, Dann, Lazenby, Shepherd
NOES: None

9.Planning Director's Report
10.Report on Upcoming Meeting Dates and Agendas
11.County Counsel Report
Denial or approval of any permit by the Planning Commission is appealable to the Board of Supervisors. The appeal must be filed with the required appeal fee within 14 calendar days of action by the Planning Commission. To file an appeal you must write a letter to the Board of Supervisors and include the appeal fee. For more information on appeals, please see the "Planning Appeals" brochure located in the Planning Department lobby, or contact the project planner.

(*) This project requires a Coastal Zone Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. It may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors; the appeal must be filed within 14 calendar days of action by the Planning Commission.

(**) This project requires a Coastal Zone Permit, the approval of which is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. (Grounds for appeal are listed in the County Code Section 13.20.110) The appeal must be filed with the Coastal Commission within 10 business days of receipt by the Coastal Commission of notice of local action. Denial or approval of the Coastal Zone Permit is appealable to the Board of Supervisors; the appeal must be filed within 14 calendar days of action by the Planning Commission.

Note regarding Public hearing items: If any person challenges an action taken on the foregoing matter(s) in court, they may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing.

Agenda documents may be reviewed at the Planning Department, Room 420, County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.

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