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Staff Review Committee Meeting Minutes January 16, 2003

COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM FULLERTON CITY HALL
THURSDAY, 9:00 A.M., JANUARY 16, 2003

CALL TO ORDER: Joel Rosen, Chair called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Mullis, Tabatabaee, Thompson, Wallin
COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: Lynn, Maynard
STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Eastman, Kusch

MINUTES:

December 19, 2002 minutes approved as written.

INTRODUCTIONS - COMMITTEE AND STAFF MEMBERS:

ACTION ITEMS:

PRJ03-00007 - ZON03-00001. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: MAHINDOKHT REZVANI. A request to allow a reduction of the rear yard setback from 15 feet to 12 feet for a proposed addition to an existing single-family residence on property located at 1322 West Orangethorpe Avenue (south side of Orangethorpe Avenue, approximately 350 feet east of Basque Avenue) (R-1-7.2 zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15332 of CEQA Guidelines).

The applicant was present.

Staff Senior Planner Mullis described the scope of the project, and displayed aerial photos of the site. She said that the proposed addition meets the open space and setback requirements recommended by the Site Plan process. The applicant has spoken with his neighbors; none objected. Only one condition was recommended, and that modified plans be submitted within 10 days.

MOTION made, SECONDED and CARRIED by all members present, to APPROVE PRJ03-00007 - ZON03-00001 subject to the following condition. (Resolution No 323).

  1. That all exterior materials and colors used to construct the new addition shall match the existing residence.

The applicant was advised of the appeal period.

PRJ02-00439 - ZON02-00055. APPLICANT: LEANNE PEREZCANO; PROPERTY OWNER: JODYNE ROSEMAN. A request to allow a women's weight loss and fitness center within an existing storefront on property located at 347 North State College Boulevard (southwest corner of State College Boulevard and Chapman Avenue) (C-2 zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 153332 of CEQA Guidelines).

The applicant was present.

Staff Assistant Planner Kusch described the scope of the project stating that Curves is a women's weight loss and fitness center requesting to open a business in an existing storefront with a tenant space of approximately 2,000 square feet.

The center was designed, based on the current tenants, with no surplus parking. Staff is concerned with the lack of parking, not for this tenant, but for any subsequent tenants with a more intense use. The applicant submitted a Staff Report from the City of Brea of a similar size facility. The parking study showed that the center would not have a demand higher than a typical retail space, and parking did not appear to be an issue. However, depending on the type of business of future tenants in Fullerton, parking could be an issue.

Curves proposed hours of operation are:

6:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sat.
Closed Sun.

The applicant, Leanne Perezcano, stated that the center is very small scale; she would start with 8 machines; 12 being the maximum. Women would be in and out in 30 minutes. She displayed a photo taken at 5:00 p.m. to show that parking would not be an issue.

MOTION made, SECONDED and CARRIED by all members present, to APPROVE PRJ02-00439 - ZON02-00055 subject to the following condition(s). (Resolution No 324).

  1. If the existing multi-tenant commercial building on the south side of the property is remodeled, the remodel must be complementary to the architecture of the new Sav-On Drugs building and subject to approval by the Director of Development Services.
  2. The building needs to be ADA compliant having two handicapped bathrooms. The applicant is also required to have two exits based on occupancy, and must obtain a Building Permit.
  3. Submit detail plans prepared by a licensed engineer/architect.
  4. Any future change of occupancy, tenant improvement, or classroom setting would require review by this Committee.
  5. The maximum number of stations that would be allowed is 24.

The applicant was advised of the appeal process.

ADJOURNED AT 9:30 A.M. AS THE STAFF SITE PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE

RECONVENED AS THE STAFF REVIEW COMMITTEE


ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR HEARING BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON JANUARY 22, 2003

Meeting Notes

PRJ02-00392 - ZON02-00048 - CUP-931A. APPLICANT: LITTLE DIVERSIFIED ARCHITECTURAL; PROPERTY OWNER: ORANGEFAIR MARKETPLACE, LLC. A request for a faade remodel of an existing shopping center and the addition of 50,500 square feet of building area, including retail shell structures and a restaurant; to allow the addition to exceed the maximum permitted FAR of .035, and to allow for shared parking on property located at 140 Orangefair Mall (bounded by Harbor Boulevard, Lemon Street, Orangethorpe Avenue and Orangefair Avenue) (C-2 zone) (Negative Declaration)

Staff Associate Planner Eastman introduced the proposal. He said there are two phases to the project and two proposed site plans, A and B. The Redevelopment Design Review Committee reviewed the project June 9, 2003, and recommended approval with a preference for Site Plan B.

Phase 1 includes remodeling the Center's facade along Orangethorpe Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. There may also be some changes to the Factory 2 U building if alternative B is implemented. This depends on yet unidentified factors that have to do with the existing tenant lease agreement and potential to attract new tenants for the Phase 2 addition. There will also be minor changes to the landscaping at the entrance of Orangefair Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue.

Phase 2 - includes two alternatives, an addition of several retail spaces in the rear of the center and a restaurant; a remodel to the faades of Lemon Street and Orangefair Avenue, and a reorientation of the parking lot from northsouth/eastwest. Alternative B demolishes Factory 2 U and part of another tenant space and creates a pass-thru lane for access to tenants in the back. The square footage lost by demolishing Factory 2 U would be partially reconstructed by adding to Tenant 12 and 13. The property owner would like to create a pedestrian plaza atmosphere as well. Orientation of in some tenant spaces still needs to be addressed.

The Site Plan Review Committee's comments include:

  1. Handicapped parking was a Building issue.
  2. Fire voiced concern about the sprinkler system.
  3. A new water main and a trash enclosure is recommended.
  4. Substandard items have not been addressed.

ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR HEARING BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON FEBRUARY 12, 2003

Meeting Notes:

PRJ02-00393 - TRACT 16478. APPLICANT: ROBERT JOHNSTONE; PROPERTY OWNER: RONALD CARPENTER. A request to approve a Tract Map for a seven-lot subdivision on a 1.60-acre property located at 765 Carhart Avenue (west side of Carhart Avenue between approximately 315 and 420 feet south of the southwest intersection of Carhart Avenue and Pico Street) (R-2-P zone) (Negative Declaration)

Staff Assistant Planner Kusch introduced the project. He explained that this request is to modify a retaining wall. Staff has requested hydrology calculations. Building a storm drain up through the channel would create a blind area between the retaining wall and fence. May need to revise the slope area.

Fire had issues with cars parking on both sides of the street and along the cul de sac, leaving inadequate width for fire trucks to navigate in case of a fire. The solutions suggested were to either widen the road, allow parking only on one side of the street, or allow no parking. Fire would like to require no parking along the cul de sac. An option to sprinkler instead of widening the street was discussed. A 6-foot parkway with a 4-foot sidewalk around the perimeter was recommended.

PRJ02-00402 - ZON02-00050. APPLICANT: EDWARD W. MILLER; PROPERTY OWNERS: RAFAEL ROJAS AND PEDRO N. GONZALES. A request to consider a Conditional Use Permit for construction of a private parking lot to provide additional parking for an existing market, on property located at 2200 West Valencia Drive (approximately 120-249 feet east of Gilbert Street and 120 feet south of Valencia Drive) (R-1-6 zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15303 of CEQA Guidelines).

Assistant Planner Kusch presented the project.

  1. Building may require one or more handicapped parking spaces.

ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR HEARING BY THE RDRC ON JANUARY 23, 2003

Meeting Notes:

PRJ02-00426 - ZON02-0054. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: CAROL DODSON. A request to approve site and architectural plans for a Development Project to construct a second dwelling unit on property at 242 West Malvern Avenue (southeast corner of Malvern and Highland Avenue) (R-1l-7.2 zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15332 of CEQA Guidelines).

The Committee had no comments.

ADJOURNMENT:

10:15 a.m.

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