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RDRC Minutes January 26, 2006

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
REDEVELOPMENT DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS FULLERTON CITY HALL
Thursday January 26, 2006 4:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER :

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 PM by Chairman Daybell

ROLL CALL :

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Daybell; Committee Members Cha, Duncan and Hoban
COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: Committee Member Larsen
PUBLIC PRESENT: Matt Bennett, John Ellingsen, Linda Christina Gomez, Jeff Scheidemantel, Kerry Stork, Orville & Steve Woods
STAFF PRESENT: Senior Planner Eastman, Assistant Planner Kusch, Clerical Staff Leopold, Chief Planner Rosen, Planner Wolff

MINUTES:

MOTION made by Committee Member Hoban to APPROVE minutes as WRITTEN, SECONDED by Committee Member Duncan. Passed unanimously.

ELECTION:

MOTION made by Commissioner Hoban, SECONDED by Committee Member Cha to keep current Chairman Daybell and Vice Chairman Duncan. Passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS:

Item No. 1

PRJ05-00257 - ZON05-00023. APPLICANT: BARGHAUSEN CONSULTING ENGINEERS. PROPERTY OWNER: PRICE CO.
A request to construct and operate a self-serve retail gasoline service station with 8 dispensers, a 32 foot by 120 foot canopy and 3 underground fuel storage tanks with a capacity of 90,000 gallons in a Community Improvement District located at 900 S. Harbor Blvd. (Generally located on the east side of Harbor Blvd. between 770 and 1232 feet north of Orangethorpe Avenue. (C-2 ZONE) (Categorically Exempt under Section 15332 of the CEQA Guidelines) (Continued from January 12, 2006) (JW)

Planner Wolff provided a staff report on the project and reviewed letter submitted by Costco regarding the neighbor's concerns expressed at the previous meeting.

Public hearing opened.

John Ellingson, Barghausen Engineers, stated they would be able to comply with the recommended conditions except for Condition No. 2. They will be unable to expand the proposed two foot wide planter strip as recommended. They have revised plans to include additional landscaping in other areas as required by Condition No. 2.

Resident Christina Gomez expressed her concerns regarding noise.

Public hearing closed.

Committee Member Hoban is in favor of the project based on the plans.

Committee Member Duncan supported the tree selection for parking lot trees, and made a recommendation that the trees along Harbor be selected based on communication with staff. He stated the trees on the Harbor right-of-way area may be some other variety based on City street tree inventory. He stated that he would not want the air separator (gas vapor recovery equipment) exposed and is concerned with safety and vandalism. A vertical screen that gets covered up with a vine and doesn't take up so much room horizontally may be used. In addition, the canopy would work well with the additional landscape. Committee Member Duncan is in support of the project.

Committee Member Cha stated the design looks very nice and should match the Costco building. He is in favor of the project.

Chairman Daybell stated it would be a good addition and is in support of the project.

MOTION made by Committee Member Hoban, SECONDED by Committee Member Cha to APPROVE project with staff recommendations and exclusion of Condition No. 2. Passed unanimously.

Item No. 2

PRJ05-00677 - ZON05-00094. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: FABIAN BUENAVENTURA.
A request to demolish existing buildings and construct a three unit condominium project on property in a CID zone, located at 115 and 117 Southgate Ave. (R-3 Zone) (Categorically Exempt under Section 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines) (Continued from October 27, 2005) (JEA)

Senior Planner Eastman provided a staff report on the project. He stated there would be additional conditions placed on the project. When it goes to the Planning Commission, more of the technical details from other departments will need to be addressed.

Public hearing opened.

The applicant stated he is in agreement with the conditions listed in the staff report. Fabian Buenaventura, project designer, said he reviewed the conditions and is willing to make changes listed in the staff report and work with staff.

Committee Member Duncan questioned if the applicant was going to use asphalt shingle. Mr. Buenaventura stated they were unsure about the type of shingle they were going to use, but are willing to adjust to the type of shingle that would best match. Senior Planner Eastman stated that, based on the plans provided, it was staff's understanding that a composition shingle with terra cotta color was proposed. Senior Planner Eastman said that another tile might be appropriate.

Resident Steve Woods reviewed the plans with staff and said he liked the project.

Public hearing closed.

Committee Member Cha was in support of the project.

Committee Member Hoban stated that he too was in support, but suggested that if the roof is a composition shape that it's a 40-50 year roof with the variegation of color and texture, and that it not be a three tab shingle type.

Committee Member Duncan stated it was a well thought out design. He suggested the applicant work with the City on landscaping. Committee Member Duncan was in support of the project with staff recommendations and with a condition to not allow three-tab roof shingles.

MOTION made by Committee Member Hoban, SECONDED by Committee Member Cha to APPROVE project pending staff recommendations and a condition that if composition shape is used that it not be a three-tab shingle, but something with variegation and texture. Passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS:

None

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:

None

PUBLIC COMMENT:

No public comments

STAFF/COMMITTEE COMMUNICATION:

None

MEETINGS:

Senior Planner Eastman provided a summary on the January 24 City Council and January 25 Planning Commission meetings.

AGENDA FORECAST:

None

ADJOURNMENT:

Meeting adjourned at 5:15 P.M

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