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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE FULLERTON PLANNING COMMISSION

COUNCIL CHAMBERS - FULLERTON CITY HALL

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2001 , 2001 7:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Crane at 4:00 p.m. p.m.
ROLL CALL:
Vice-Chairman Crane; Commissioners Allred-Blake, LeQuire, Price, Sandoval, and Wilson

ABSENT: Chairman Simons

STAFF PRESENT: Chief Planner Rosen, Senior Planner Mullis, Program Planner Linnell and Recording Secretary Stevens

MINUTES:
MOTION by Commissioner LeQuire, seconded and CARRIED by a 5-0 vote, with Commissioner Allred-Blake abstaining, that the Minutes of the October 10, 2001, meeting be APPROVED AS WRITTEN.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

ITEM NO. 1
TRACT TR-16143. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: KB HOME COASTAL

Staff memorandum was presented pertaining to applicant's request for a continuance of this matter. Chief Planner Rosen clarified that the applicant was still in the process of modifying the plans for this project and had requested that the matter be continued until the next regularly- scheduled meeting.

MOTION by Commissioner LeQuire, seconded and CARRIED unanimously by voting members present, that said item be CONTINUED until November 14, 2001.

ITEM NO. 2
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP-1052. APPLICANT: SANDY KATES; PROPERTY OWNER: ROBERT MANSFIELD

Staff report dated October 17, 2001, was presented pertaining to a request to allow a bar use on property located at 116-1/2 West Wilshire Avenue (south side of Wilshire Avenue, approximately 300 feet west of Harbor Boulevard) (C-3 zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15301 of CEQA Guidelines).

Program Planner Linnell reported that this is an existing restaurant and the applicant desired to now operate as a bar, with a Type 48 ABC license. This would be the third "bar" use in the Downtown area, and staff noted that one of the conditions allowed staff to revoke the CUP if the use sustained three or more complaints.

Commissioner Sandoval felt that Condition No. 4 which stated "If the use sustains three or more complaints...", was vague. Program Planner Linnell explained that a complaint must be a verifiable complaint, and the condition would be rewritten to be more specific. In the same condition, she requested that the word "residents" be replaced by the word "customers." Program Planner Linnell stated staff would make that change.

Commissioner Price inquired if staff had received any public input regarding this matter, and Program Planner Linnell answered negatively, but that the Police Department had voiced its concern regarding a concentration of bar uses in this area.

ITEM NO. 3
GENERAL PLAN REVISION GPR-01-03 AND AMENDMENT A-1472. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: CITY OF FULLERTON

Staff report dated October 17, 2001, was presented pertaining to a request to consider a revision in the Land Use Map of the General Plan changing the existing land use designation from Industrial to Downtown Use, and to change the zone classification from M-G to C-3 for property located on the north side of the 100 block of West Santa Fe Avenue (M-G zone) (Negative Declaration).

ITEM NO. 4
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT DP-01-09 (MAJOR); CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP-1053 AND HISTORICAL LANDMARK HL-15B. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: THE WILLIAMS COMPANY

Staff report dated October 19, 2001, was presented pertaining to a request to consider site and architectural plans to add approximately 1,800 square feet for an elevator lobby to serve an existing Historical (Local) Landmark building (The Williams Building); to allow the floor/area ratio to exceed 2.00 with this addition; and to allow the upper level of the building to be used as a reception/dance hall, on property located at 112 East Commonwealth Avenue (south side of Commonwealth Avenue, approximately 150 feet east of Harbor Boulevard (C-3 zone) (Negative Declaration).

REVIEW OF COUNCIL ACTIONS
Chief Planner Rosen gave a brief report on recent City Council meetings.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
There was no one present who wished to speak on any matter within the Commission's jurisdiction.
AGENDA FORECAST
The next regularly-scheduled meeting will be November 14, 2001, at 4:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:32 p.m.
Becky Stevens
Recording Secretary
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