Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
Location: Albany City Hall - Council Chambers
1000 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, California 94706
Planning & Zoning Meeting: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7pm, Council Chambers - 1000 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA.
This meeting includes discussion of Conditional Use Permit & Design Review for St. Mary's College High School at 1600 Posen; Design Review & Conditional Use Permit for 631 San Carlos addition; preliminary feedback session for mini-golf course at 1243/1245 Solano; Design Review & Parking Exception for new commercial building at 1600 Solano; status update for wireless facility at 423 San Pablo.
*** AGENDA ***
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
(Consent Calendar items are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. By approval of the Consent Calendar, the staff recommendations will be adopted unless otherwise modified by the Commission. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Commission Member or a member of the audience requests removal of the items from the Consent Calendar.)
A. Meeting Minutes from July 10, 2012
5. PUBLIC COMMENT
For persons desiring to address the Commission on an item that is not on the agenda please note that each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes. The Brown Act limits the Commission ability to take and/or discuss items that are not on the agenda; therefore, such items are normally referred to staff for comment or to a future agenda.
6. DISCUSSIONS & POSSIBLE ACTION ON MATTERS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
A. PA 06-053 St. Mary's College High School Conditional Use Permit & Design Review 1600 Posen Ave, Albany - The Planning & Zoning Commission will continue its discussion following the public hearing opened on September 12, 2012 to review and potentially take action on a Mitigated Negative Declaration, Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request, and Design Review for a new music building at St. Mary's College High School. The CUP proposal includes a proposal for anticipated new buildings on campus as funding becomes available. If approved the CUP will supersede previous CUPs and will establish new operating conditions for the school. Design Review is also sought for a new 13,400 sq. ft. music building on campus.
Recommendation from September 12, 2012 staff report:
Staff recommends that the Planning and Zoning Commission receive the report and review the draft findings and conditions. Should the Commission take action on the application, staff recommends the following actions:
1. Review the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and move to approve Resolution 2012-02 adopting the MND
2. Review the draft Conditional Use Permit (CUP) findings and conditions and move to approve Resolution 2012-03 approving the CUP
3. Review the Design Review request for the new music building at St. Mary's College High School and approve the submittal with project conditions
2012-9-26 PZ SR St Mary's Memo+ Attachments
B. PA #12-040 Design Review & Conditional Use Permit for an addition at 631 San Carlos-
The applicant is seeking design review approval for a new 1st and 2nd story addition at 631 San Carlos Avenue. The existing home is 1,479 sq. ft with two bedrooms and one bath on a 3,750 sq. ft. lot. The applicant would like to add a laundry, family room, trash area, and deck. The second floor is proposed to be 823 sq. ft. and will include three new bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open space area. This results in a three bedroom, three bathroom home. The building height is proposed to be 27'10". Two off-street parking spaces are provided. A Conditional Use Permit is also being sought for the extension of the north wall with a setback distance of 2'0" to the property line.
Recommendation: Approve with project conditions.
2012-09-26 PZ Staff Report - 631 San Carlos
2012-09-26 PZ Application - 631 San Carlos
2012-09-26 PZ Plans - 631 San Carlos
C. Proposed Mini Golf at 1243/1245 Solano Ave.-The applicant is preliminary feedback on a proposed mini golf course at 1243/1245 Solano Ave. The site is currently vacant and approximately 5,000 sq. ft. in area. The site is proposed to contain an 18 hole mini golf course with a 450 sq. ft. building containing a restroom, birthday party room, games, and a booth to hand out balls and putters. The applicant has not yet prepared plans or signed an agreement pending Commission feedback. No plans have been prepared or submitted to the City.
Recommendation: Provide feedback to the applicant and staff and determine if there is support for a mini-golf use at 1243/1245 Solano Ave.
2012-9-26 P&Z SR 1243 Solano Mini Golf
D. PA 10-019, Design Review & Parking Exception for new commercial building at 1600 Solano- The applicant has submitted a revised application for Design Review and Parking Exception approval to demolish the existing building and construct a new two-story 6,410 sq. ft. commercial building containing ground floor retail space and dental offices. Maximum building height is proposed to be 31'9". The subject property is a 5,127 square foot lot with an existing 2,766 sq. ft. commercial building on the southeast corner of Solano and Ordway near the Albany-Berkeley border. The applicant is proposing a valet parking garage with twenty four (24) spots, fifteen (15) tandem parking spots, and eleven (11) self-park spots.
Recommendation: Provide feedback to the applicant and staff.
2012-09-26 PZ Staff Report - 1600 Solano
2012-09-26 PZ Plans - 1600 Solano
2012-09-26 Parking Surveys - 1600 Solano
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. 423 San Pablo Ave.- Update on the status of the Building Permit for Verizon Wireless at the Crown Castle Tower at 423 San Pablo Ave.
B. Planning Application & Building Permit Submittal during the Appeal Period- The Planning & Zoning Commission requested a discussion of the Design Review application and also discussion of building permit submittal prior to the appeal period expiring.
PlanAppl 2012 - FINAL
C. Report on San Pablo Avenue & Buchanan Street Complete Streets Planning Process
D. Report on San Pablo Avenue Stormwater Treatment Demonstration Project
(Staff discussion and Commission member announcement of status of previous agenda items and requests for future agenda items. No public comment will be taken on requests for future agenda items).
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