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Planning Commission Agenda
Special Meeting
Thursday, April 30, 2015
7:00 P.M.
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:

  • Call to Order / Roll Call of Commission Members

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Agenda

  • Announcements and Introductions

7:05 P.M. - Oral Communications – Public Comment:

For citizens wishing to address the Commission on matters not on the agenda

Consent Item(s):

1. Approval of Minutes: March 12 & April 2, 2015

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
(818) 224-1712

Item 2 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Planning Commission Resolution No. 2015-576 (updated version)
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 Graded Pad
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 Plan
Exhibit G - Analyses submitted by Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
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. Alternative #1
Exhibit K - Alternative #1 Cost Estimate

Discussion Item:

3. (8:00 P.M.) A discussion regarding how to make the Planning Commission more effective.

8:30 P.M. - Future Agenda Items and Reports:

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.

If you wish to appeal any decision of 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 the project planner.

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