Planning Commission Agenda
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Council Chambers, City Hall
100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA
The starting times listed for each
agenda item should be considered a guideline only. The Planning
Commission reserves the right to alter the order of discussion in
order to run an effective meeting. If you wish to assure yourself of
hearing a particular discussion, please attend the entire meeting.
7:00 P.M. - Opening Matters:
7:05 P.M. - Oral Communications –
For citizens wishing to address the
Commission on matters not on the agenda
1. Approval of Minutes: March 12 & April
Continued Public Hearing Item:
2. (7:15 P.M.) File No. 130000718.
Request for: (1) a Site Plan Review; (2) a Variance (to build on a
significant ridgeline); (3) an Oak Tree Permit (to encroach into the
protected zone of 25 oak trees and for potential thinning of scrub
oak as necessary for fuel modification); and (4) a Scenic Corridor
Permit (for development within a designated scenic corridor) to
allow for construction of a 7,633 sq. ft. single-family residence
with an attached 661 sq. ft. garage, 1,320 sq. ft. basement, and
appurtenant accessory structures on a previously graded pad on an
existing legal 5-acre lot located at 3121 Old Topanga Canyon Road
(APN 2072-023-013) within the Hillside Mountainous (HM) zoning
district and Scenic Corridor (SC) overlay zone. An Environmental
Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared and circulated in compliance
with CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines. The Planning Commission will be
considering certification of the EIR at this hearing.
Submitted by: Hayne Architects & Design
Planner: Talyn Mirzakhanian
Item 2 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Planning Commission Resolution No. 2015-576 (updated
Exhibit B - Site plan showing location of markers for
Alternative #1 site
Exhibit C - Memorandum from City Engineer
Exhibit D - Email from Fire Department Regarding Access to
Exhibit E - Email from Larinda Pontes with the Fire Department’s
Fuel Modification Unit
Exhibit F - Figure IV-3 of the City of Calabasas 2030 General
Exhibit G - Analyses submitted by Santa Monica Mountains
Exhibit H - Driveway Turnaround Site Plan for a locational shift
for Alternative #1
Exhibit I - Driveway Turnaround Cross-Section for a locational
shift for Alternative #1
Exhibit J - Fuel Modification Comparison - Proposed Project vs.
Exhibit K - Alternative #1 Cost Estimate
3. (8:00 P.M.) A discussion regarding
how to make the Planning Commission more effective.
8:30 P.M. - Future Agenda Items
4. Director’s Report and Update on
Current Projects and Future Agenda Items
5. Reports from the Planning Commission
8:45 P.M. - Adjournment:
Adjournment to the special meeting of
the Planning Commission on May 14, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in Council
Chambers, City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way.
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the Planning Commission, you must do so within ten (10) days of the
Planning Commission action. Please contact the Community Development
Department for information regarding the appeal process.
If you challenge any action of the Planning Commission 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to,
the public hearing.
A copy of the Planning Commission agenda packet, staff reports and
supporting documents and any materials related to an item on this
Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of
the agenda packet are available for review by the public in the
Community Development Department located at Calabasas City Hall, 100
Civic Center Way. City Hall office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. every Friday. If
you have any questions regarding a particular project please contact
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