November 6, 2013 Planning Commission Agenda

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TOWN OF APPLE VALLEY
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 – 6:00 P.M.


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS INVITED. Planning Commission meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, California. If you wish to be heard on any item on the agenda during the Commission’s consideration of that item, or earlier if determined by the Commission, please so indicate by filling out a "REQUEST TO SPEAK" form at the Commission meeting. Place the request in the Speaker Request Box on the table near the Secretary, or hand it to the Secretary at the Commission meeting. (G.C. 54954.3 {a}).

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REGULAR MEETING
The Regular meeting, open to the public, will begin at 6:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL
Commissioners: Qualls____________; Shoup_____________; Tinsley_____________
Vice-Chairman Kallen________; and, Chairman Lamoreaux________

PLANNING COMMISSION CLOSED SESSION
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION.
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9; (1 or more cases)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Minutes for the Regular Meeting of October 2, 2013.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

2. Development Permit No. 2013-004. A request to approve a Development Permit to allow the construction of a 15,179 square foot, two (2)-story medical office building. The project will include paved parking, lighting and landscaping.
Applicant: R.A.M. Architecture
Location: 16008 Kamana Road; APNs 0473-412-11 and - 12
Project Planner: Pam Cupp, Associate Planner
Recommendation: Approval

3. Development Code Amendment No. 2013-003. Discussion of Town’s Existing Urgency Ordinance clarifying the scope of the Town’s prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and recent laws regarding the banning and regulation of such dispensaries.
Applicant: Town of Apple Valley
Location: Town-wide
Staff Member: John Brown, Town Attorney
Recommendation: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 2013-014 recommending that the Town Council adopt the language in the existing Urgency Ordinance modifying the definition of medical marijuana despensaries, which expands the existing prohibition of medical marijuana dispensaries.

4. Specific Plan No. 2009-001, Amendment No. 1. A request to amend the LCER Specific Plan to permit a cluster of eighteen (18) classroom portals sited as a plaza learning center development of the existing K-12 Lewis Center for Educational Research school site (the “Academy for Academic Excellence”). The LCER Specific Plan encompasses 150 acres in size; APN(s) 0474-183-21 and 22.
Applicant: Mr. Rick Piercy, representative of the Lewis Center for Educational Research
Location: 17500 Mana Road
Project Planner: Douglas Fenn, Senior Planner
Recommendation: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 2013-13

5. Development Code Amendment No. 2013-005 (Continued from October 2, 2013). A request to modify the provisions of the Development Code by amending various Sections within Chapter 9.74, "Signs and Advertising Displays".
Applicant: Town of Apple Valley
Location: Town-wide
Project Planner: Pam Cupp, Associate Planner
Recommendation: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 2013-007

6. Development Code Amendment No. 2013-006 and Specific Plan No. 2005-001 Amendment No. 6. An Amendment to Title 9 "Development Code" of the Town of Apple Valley Municipal Code amending the development standards of photovoltaic solar farms within the Apple Valley Dry Lake area; and

An Amendment to the North Apple Valley Industrial Specific Plan (NAVISP) Section III “Development Standards and Guidelines” by amending the photovoltaic solar farms development standards.
Applicant: Town of Apple Valley
Location: North Apple Valley Industrial Specific Plan and the Apple Valley Dry Lake area
Project Planner: Carol Miller, Senior Planner
Recommendation: Continuance

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Anyone wishing to address an item not on the agenda, or an item that is not scheduled for a public hearing at this meeting, may do so at this time. California State Law does not allow the Commission to act on items not on the agenda, except in very limited circumstances. Your concerns may be referred to staff or placed on a future agenda.

PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS

STAFF COMMENTS

OTHER BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT
The Planning Commission will adjourn to its next regularly scheduled meeting on November 20, 2013.

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