Regular meeting of the Planning Commission Meeting of the City of Redlands held Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. are as follows:
Conrad Guzkowski, Chair
Steven Frasher, Vice Chair
Julie Rock, Commissioner
Mario Saucedo, Commissioner
Joe Richardson, Commissioner
Karah Shaw, Commissioner
Brian Desatnik, Development Services Director
Brian Foote, Planning Manager
Jocelyn Torres, Assistant Planner
1. CALL TO ORDER AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - 3 MINUTES
(At this time, the public has the opportunity to address the Commission on any item of interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission that does not appear on this agenda. The Commission may not discuss or take any action on any public comment made, except that the Commissioners or staff may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by members of the public)
Chair Guzkowski stated everyone from the Commission was in attendance. Chair Guzkowski opened up the Public Comment Period. There were no Public Comments forthcoming and the Public Comment Period was closed.
2. PRESENTATIONS - None
3. CONSENT CALENDAR - None
4. OLD BUSINESS - None
5. NEW BUSINESS
DKC ARCHITECTS, INC.
(PROJECT PLANNER: JOCELYN TORRES, ASSISTANT PLANNER)
to consider the following applications for a 32,466 square-foot parcel located at 1702 West Park Avenue (APN: 0292-155-22-0000) in the Commercial Industrial (EV/IC) District of the East Valley Corridor Specific Plan.
1. A recommendation to the City Council on
Commission Review and Approval No. 907
, a proposal to construct a 7,198 square-foot multi-tenant building for office uses (medical/professional) and retail/commercial uses, and related on-site improvements including a parking lot, landscaping, lighting, and utility connections on a 32,466 square-foot parcel. The project is exempt from environmental review in accordance with Section 15332 (In-Fill Development Projects) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.
2. A recommendation to the City Council on
Lot Line Adjustment No. 638
, a request to legally merge two parcels into one single 32,466 square-foot legal parcel. This application is exempt from environmental review in accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15305 (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations).
3. A recommendation to the City Council on a finding of General Plan Conformity for
Street Vacation No. 170
, a request to vacate a 7-foot wide portion of street frontage, approximately 168 linear feet in length, of excess public right-of-way on the west side of Iowa Street at 1702 West Park Avenue. This application is exempt from environmental review in accordance with Section 15061(b)(3) of the California Environmental Quality Act.
4. A recommendation to the City Council on a
Socio-Economic Cost/Benefit Study
prepared for the project in accordance with Measure U.
5. A recommendation to the City Council on
Commission Sign Review No. 457
, a request for a Uniform Sign Program for a 7,198 square-foot multi-tenant building with four tenant suites. This application is exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15311(a) for accessory structures such as on-premises signs.
Chair Guzkowski opened up the Public Hearing and inquired if the Commission has had any ex-parte communication. There were no comments from the Commission.
Assistant Planner Jocelyn Torres, gave a brief overview and presentation on the proposal.
Mr. Darryl Cartozian, DKC Architects, gave his appreciation and stated he was available to answer any questions that the Commission may have. He stated he was in agreement with the conditions of approval.
Commissioner Saucedo recommended taking photos of the existing single-family home in order to catalog them for documentation purposes, and requested the developer consider adding public art incorporating Redlands heritage.
Ms. Torres stated the project did go to the Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission as an informational item, and there are photographs on file.
Commissioner Rock stated there are a lot of different materials used on the building.
Vice Chairman Frasher inquired if the proposal needs to go back to the Historic Commission for approval, and asked if there was a known tenant at this time. Vice Chair Frasher said he had noticed the street address number "1702" is not very visible for first responders.
Mr. Cartozian stated he could provide additional photos if needed and confirmed that he did not have a tenant at this time.
Chair Guzkowski inquired if the developer would be amicable to add public art to the proposal.
Mr. Cartozian deferred the public art comments to Dr. Phelps, the owner.
Dr. Phelps, property owner, stated she did not want to agree to public art at this time, but may consider public art at a later date.
Commissioner Saucedo recommended the owner consider a sculpture or monument with a historic interpretation and leave it up to the owner to be creative.
Chair Guzkowski concurred with Vice Chair Frasher on the location of the street number not being in the best location for first responders. Chair Guzkowski inquired if there were any public comments.
Ms. Torres confirmed there were no comments received.
ChaIr Guzkowski closed the Public Hearing.
On motion of
Vice Chair Steven Frasher,
Commissioner Karah Shaw that the Planning Commission adopt Resolution Nos. 1502, 1503, and 1519, recommending that the City Council:
Approve a Socio-Economic Cost/Benefit Study for the project;
Approve Commission Review & Approval No. 907;
Approve Lot Line Adjustment No. 638;
Approve Commission Sign Review No. 457; and
Determine that Street Vacation No. 170 is in conformance with the City’s General Plan.
6 - 0 Passed
6. ADDENDA - None
7. ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS
There were no announcements or comments from the Commission.
8. DIRECTOR'S UPDATE
Chair Guzowski inquired if there were any Director Updates.
Director Desatnik stated the Development Agreement was heard and the City Council had a split vote and said the item will come back to City Council in September. The Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) was approved and is formally adopted.
Chair Guzkowski inquired if the Planning Commissions discussion on the Development Agreement could be better represented when it goes back to City Council.
Director Desatnik confirmed he will include more detail in the presentation to City Council.
Planning Manager Brian Foote stated for the August 11, 2020 Planning Commission there is a Final Map for Phase II of the Packing House District and a CUP for a beer and wine license on State Street and another Final Map for two warehouses on Park and Alabama.
9. ADJOURN TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF AUGUST 11, 2020, AT 4:00 P.M.
Chair Guzkowski adjourned the Planning Commission at 4:45 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting of August 11, 2020.
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