October 2, 2013 Planning Commission Agenda

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TOWN OF APPLE VALLEY
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 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}).

Materials related to an item on this agenda, submitted to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, are available for public inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA during normal business hours. Such documents are also available on the Town of Apple Valley website at www.applevalley.org subject to staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.

The Town of Apple Valley recognizes its obligation to provide equal access to those individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office, at (760) 240-7000, two working days prior to the scheduled meeting for any requests for reasonable accommodations.

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________

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Minutes for the Regular Meeting of September 18, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

2. Development Permit No. 2013-004 and Variance No. 2013-001. A request to approve a Development Permit to allow the construction of a 15,179 square foot, two (2)-story medical office building. The Variance is a request to allow a nine (9)-foot encroachment into the required front yard setback and an eleven (11)-foot encroachment into the required side yard (alley) setback. The project will include paved parking, lighting and landscaping.
Applicant: R.A.M. Architecture, representing Dr. Liu
Location: 16008 Kamana Road; APNs 0473-412-11 and -12.
Project Planner: Pam Cupp, Associate Planner
Recommendation: Denial

3. Tentative Tract Map No. 18917. A request to subdivide approximately eighty-five (85) gross acres into 406 single-family residential lots within four (4) phases.
Applicant: Mr. Steve Ford for Pulte Homes
Location: The project is located within the Jess Ranch Planned Unit Development at the southwest corner of the termination of Town Center Drive and Jess Ranch Parkway; APNs 0399-261-03 and 0434-681-23.
Project Planner: Carol Miller, Senior Planner
Recommendation: Approval

4. Conditional Use Permit No. 2013-008. A request to approve a Conditional Use Permit to allow a trucking facility. The trucking company operates up to fifteen (15) trucks that will be parked on the property. The facility will not be open to the public for commercial truck parking. No changes are proposed to the two (2) existing structures.
Applicant: Ron & Dorothy Borgens (Poot Trucking)
Location: The project site is located at 13643 Tonikan Road (former animal shelter); APNs 3087-382-19, -20 & -21
Project Planner: Carol Miller, Senior Planner
Recommendation: Approval

5. Conditional Use Permit No. 2012-02, Amendment No 1. A request to review and amend previously approved Conditional Use Permit No. 2012-02 to allow an increase in height from seventy (70)-feet to eighty (80)-feet in height for a wireless telecommunication monopole designed as a pine tree.
Applicant: The Palmerin Group, Inc
Location: The project site is located on the Apple Valley Municipal Golf Course on Fairways #13 and #14; APN 3112-111-41.
Project Planner: Carol Miller, Senior Planner
Recommendation: Approval

6. Conditional Use Permit No. 2013-006 and Deviation Permit No. 2013-001. A request for approval of a Conditional Use Permit to construct a sixty-five (65)-foot tall wireless telecommunication facility designed as a clock tower within the Town’s complex of government buildings. The project includes a request for approval of a Deviation Permit to allow an encroachment of approximately 620 feet into the required 750-foot separation requirement between the wireless telecommunication facilities.
Applicant: Wireless Development Resources, LLC on behalf of AT &T
Location: The project site is located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway; APN 3112-251-22
Project Planner: Carol Miller, Senior Planner
Recommendation: Approval

7. 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: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 2013-012.

8. Development Code Amendment No. 2013-005. 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: Continue to November 6, 2013 Planning Commission Meeting


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

9. A discussion pertaining to public hearing noticing requirements.

10. A discussion pertaining to a proposed Planning Commission Policy Statement that establishes criteria regarding requests to reduce the square footage and architectural modifications of previously approved Development Permit(s) for single-family tracts. The policy will be Town-wide for the remaining residential tracts that were not finished prior to the recent recession.

ADJOURNMENT
In that the October 16, 2013, Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled, the Planning Commission will adjourn to its next regularly scheduled meeting on November 6, 2013.

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