The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed removal of 62 outdoor advertising structures (billboards) in the Metro right-of-way, on both sides of the railroad tracks along Newhall Avenue, Bouquet Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road.
CITY OF SANTA CLARITA PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
City Council Chambers
23920 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 3, 2013, STUDY SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING
COMMISSION SECRETARY ANNOUNCEMENT
A. PUBLIC HEARING
ITEM 1 –
MASTER CASE NO. 13-196, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 13-016
Case Planner: Jessica Frank, Associate Planner
Applicant: AT&T Mobility
Location: Mammoth Lane north of Shenandoah Place (APN 2854-064-900)
Request: The applicant is requesting a conditional use permit to allow for the installation and operation of a wireless telecommunication facility directly adjacent to an existing 38-foot tall Newhall County Water District tank.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt Resolution P14-03, approving Master Case No. 13-196, Conditional Use Permit 13-016 to allow for the construction of a wireless telecommunications facility adjacent to an existing water tank located on Mammoth Lane, north of Shenandoah Place (APN 2854-064-900), subject to the attached Conditions of Approval (Exhibit A).
ITEM 2 – MASTER CASE NUMBER 13-184, ZONE AMENDMENT 13-005,
GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT 13-003, ZONE CHANGE 13-007,
DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT 13-002, INITIAL STUDY 13-006
Case Planner: David Koontz, Associate Planner
Applicant: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Location: The 62 outdoor advertising structure removals are located within the Metro ROW, along both sides of the railroad tracks, along Newhall Avenue, Bouquet Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road in the locations depicted on DA Exhibit A (attached). The three proposed billboard development sites consist of the Norland Road site, the Remson Road site and the Magic Mountain Parkway site, located as follows:
a. The Norland Road site is located adjacent to the south side of State Route 14 (SR-14), within the Norland Road right-of-way, approximately 1000 feet east of Oak Springs Canyon Road (APN: 2840-001-271) in the Open Space (OS) zone.
b. The Remsen Road site is located adjacent to west side of State Route 14 (SR-14), within the Remsen Road right-of-way, approximately
1000 feet east of Sierra Highway (adjacent to APN: 2827-010-012) in the Business Park (BP) zone.
c. The Magic Mountain Parkway site is located adjacent to the east side of Interstate 5 (I-5) on the north side of Magic Mountain Parkway, approximately 900 feet west of Tourney (APN: 2866-007-907) in the Business Park (BP) zone.
Each of the billboard development sites described above is depicted on DA Exhibit C (attached).
Request: The applicant is requesting a Zone Amendment to the text of the Unified Development Code (UDC) and Municipal Code, a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, and Development Agreement (including lease agreements attached as exhibits thereto), to allow the construction and operation of three digital billboards (six billboard faces totaling 4032 square feet) on three freeway-adjacent City-owned sites and the removal of all 62 existing outdoor advertising structures (118 billboard faces totaling 25,830 square feet) in the Metro right-of-way (ROW) within the City. The proposed Zone Amendment would also establish a five (5) year amortization period for the removal all remaining billboards within the City erected prior to adoption of the City’s first updated sign ordinance, which is November 13, 1990 and create a Billboard Relocation Overlay Zone.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission open the public hearing; receive testimony from the public; close the public hearing; make a recommendation to the City Council regarding a preferred design option(s) for the digital billboards; and adopt Resolution P14-002, recommending the City Council adopts the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the project and approve Master Case 13-184 with the attached Conditions of Approval (Exhibit A), Zone Amendment (Exhibit B), General Plan Amendment (Exhibit C) and Zone change (Exhibit D) and Development Agreement (Exhibit E).
B. PLANNING MANAGER’S REPORT
C. PLANNING COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS
D. PUBLIC BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR
This time has been set aside for the public to address the Commission on items that are NOT on the agenda. Commission will not act upon those items at this meeting, other than to review and return without action, or provide direction to staff. ALL speakers must submit a speaker’s slip to the Secretary PRIOR to this portion of the meeting, and prepare a presentation not to exceed three (3) minutes.
Complete packets are available for public inspection at the City Clerk’s front counter and the Permit Center front counter. Any writings or documents distributed to a majority of the members of the Planning Commission regarding any open session item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the Permit Center located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 140, during normal business hours. These writings or documents will also be available for review at the meeting.
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I, Jeff W. Hogan, do hereby certify that I am the duly appointed and qualified Planning Manager for
the City of Santa Clarita, and that on February 15, 2013, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m., the foregoing agenda was posted at City Hall, Valencia Library, and the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s
Jeff W. Hogan, AICP
Santa Clarita, California