CITY OF SANTA CLARITA
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
Tuesday, March 4, 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 February 18, 2013, STUDY SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING
COMMISSION SECRETARY ANNOUNCEMENT
A. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
ITEM 1 – MASTER CASE NO. 13-115, ZONE CHANGE 13-008, SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT 13-002 (ZONING AMENDMENT)
Case Planner: Ben Jarvis, Associate Planner
Applicant: City of Santa Clarita
Location: Downtown Newhall Specific Plan Area
Request: The project would amend the Downtown Newhall Specific Plan (DNSP) to reformat the document to a standard size, change the zoning on 28 parcels, and revise the code to clean up minor errors, better define land uses, and reflect updated references to the Unified Development Code. This would be the fourth amendment to the DNSP.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission receive additional testimony from the public; close the public hearing; and adopt Resolution P14-01 that recommends that the City Council (1) adopt the Negative Declaration prepared for the project, and (2) approve Master Case 13-115, consisting of Zone Change 13-008 and Specific Plan Amendment 13-002 (Zoning Amendment), consisting of amendments to the Downtown Newhall Specific Plan (Exhibit “A”).
B. PUBLIC HEARING
ITEM 2 – MASTER CASE NO. 13-075, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 13-005
Case Planner: Mike Marshall, Assistant Planner II
Applicant: Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences
Location: 25300 Rye Canyon Road (APN: 2866-011-010)
Request: The applicant is requesting the approval of a conditional use permit to allow for the operation of a primary school with up to 650 students in grades Kindergarten-6th (K-6), with an additional 37 teachers and employees. The property is located in the BP (Business Park) zone within the Valencia Industrial Center.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission receive the information and materials that constitute Master Case 13-075 (CUP 13-005) and adopt Resolution P14-04 denying the request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for the operation of a primary school within the BP zone at 25300 Rye Canyon Road in the Valencia Industrial Center.
C. PLANNING MANAGER’S REPORT
D. PLANNING COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS
E. 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