CITY OF CALISTOGA
Planning Commission - Regular Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Chairman Jeff Manfredi
5:30 PM Vice Chairman Paul Coates
Calistoga Community Center Commissioner Carol Bush
1307 Washington St., Calistoga, CA Commissioner Nicholas Kite
Commissioner Walter Kusener
“California Courts have consistently upheld that development is a privilege, not a right.”
Among the most cited cases for this proposition are Associated Home Builders, Inc. v. City of Walnut Creek, 4 Cal.3d633 (1971) (no right to subdivide), and Trent Meredith, Inc. v. City of Oxnard, 114 Cal. App. 3d 317 (1981) (development is a privilege).
Printable Agenda Meeting Video Approved Minutes
A. ROLL CALL
B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
C. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Public Comments is time reserved on each regular meeting agenda to provide an opportunity for the public to directly address the Planning Commission on items of interest to the public, which do not appear on the agenda. Comments should be limited to three minutes. The Commission will not be able to take action on items raised during Public Comments.
D. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA
F. CONSENT CALENDAR
The following items listed on the Consent Calendar are considered routine and action taken by the Planning Commission is by a single motion. Any member of the Planning Commission, staff or the public may request that an item listed on the Consent Calendar be moved and action taken separately. In the event that an item is removed from the consent calendar, it shall be consider after the last scheduled item under New Business.
F1. Minutes from the September 26, 2012 Regular Planning Commission Meeting.
Recommended Action: Approve the Consent Calendar as presented.
G. TOUR OF INSPECTION
Items on this agenda containing an asterisk (*) are designated for the Tour of Inspection. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will leave the Community Center to inspect these sites and will return as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of this inspection is to view the physical characteristics of the site only—no action is taken by the Planning Commission on the site. The Planning Commission may eliminate one or more sites on the tour identified with an asterisk (*). The public is welcome to join the Planning Commission on its tour of inspection.
H. PUBLIC HEARINGS
I. NEW BUSINESS
I1. CALISTOGA APARTMENTS: Review of conceptual development plans to construct a 56-unit affordable housing project located at 1715 Washington Street (APN 011-170-016) within the “R-3”, Residential/Professional Office Zoning District. The applicant is Corporation for Better Housing. No action is requested at this time.
1. Vicinity Map
2. Project Description dated received September 4, 2012
3. General Plan Land Use Map, Figure LU-4 and High Density Residential Land Use Designation Text
4. R-3, Residential/Professional Office Zoning District (Chapter 17.19 CMC)
5. 2012 Napa County Annual Income Limits
6. Calistoga Fire Department Memorandum dated September 7, 2012
7. Northwest Information Center Letter dated September 18, 2012
8. Project Plans (Site Plans, Floor Plans and Elevations)
Recommended Action: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review the conceptual site plan, receive comments from the owner and the public, and provide preliminary comments to the owner and staff on issues of Commission concern.
J. MATTERS INITIATED BY COMMISSIONERS
K. COMMENTS/PROJECT STATUS
The next meeting of the Planning Commission is a regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 5:30 PM.
POSTING: I declare that a copy of this Planning Commission agenda was posted at City Hall, 1232 Washington Street, among other locations within the Calistoga City Limits, on Friday,
October 5, 2012 no later than 4:30 p.m
Planning Commission Secretary
All Planning Commission reports for items on this Agenda are available online at http://www.ci.calistoga.ca.us For additional information, please call the Planning and Building Department at (707) 942-2827.
DECISION: The Planning Commission process is an important step in the permit review process required by the City of Calistoga Zoning Ordinance. For projects that require review by the City Council, the Commission’s action shall be a recommendation to the Council. In cases where no other action is required, the action of the Commission is final unless appealed within ten days of the decision.
APPEALS: Anyone that does not agree with the Planning Commission’s decision or the conditions that may have been imposed by the Commission in approving an agenda item may appeal the commission’s action to the City Council. Appeals must be filed within ten (10) calendar days from the date of the Commission’s action. Appeals may be limited to those issues raised at the public meeting. For additional information concerning the requirements for filing an appeal, please contact the Planning & Building Department, 1232 Washington Street in Calistoga or call (707) 942-2827.
NOTICE: If you challenge a city’s zoning, planning, or other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any City administrative decision may be heard only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period for litigation, in certain cases 30 days following the date of final decision.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE: Pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting please contact the Planning and Building Department at (707-942-2827. Notification forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangement to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 DFR 35.102-35-104 ADA Title II).
PUBLIC COMMENTS: All speakers are asked to provide their name, address, and subject of discussion. Presentations to the Commission are generally limited to five minutes. Additional time may be granted by the Commission Chair as appropriate to the scope of the project.