Planning Commission Has A Full Agenda Monday
FINALLY, A FULL AGENDA
The Costa Mesa Planning Commission meets again at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, September 26, 2016 and has a full agenda to handle. You can read the full agenda package HERE.
11 RESIDENCES AT 2850 MESA VERDE DRIVE EAST
The first of six Public Hearings, HERE, is a General Plan Amendment and Rezone for property at 2850 Mesa Verde Drive East to change the commercial site to R-1, low density residential - a proposed 11 unit development as shown on the images below. Click to enlarge for easier viewing. An interesting element of this proposal is that it didn't go through the normal screening process, but was tucked into a General Plan update discussion last June.
AMENDING SOBECA URBAN PLAN - ADDING DENSITY
HERE, is a City-initiated Urban Plan Amendment to the SoBECA Urban Plan to allow residential development at a maximum 40 dwelling units per acre and an overall development capacity of 450 units within the urban plan area. This is consistent with the recently approved 2015-2035 General Plan - the one that codified high density development in many parts of the city.
CHANGING PIERCE STREET ANNEX INTO THE COUNTRY CLUB - LONGER HOURS
Public Hearing #3, HERE, is the planning application for the expansion, renovation and conversion of Pierce Street Annex, 330 E. 17th Street, into a restaurant (The Country Club). This request includes two variances, one Conditional Use Permit and two Minor Conditional Use permits and would change the operating hours from the current 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. to a proposed hours for The Country Club from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., seven days a week. This project is within 200 feet of a residential properties.
SMALL LOT SUBDIVSION AT 788 CENTER STREET
Public Hearing #4, HERE, is a planning application for a two-unit small lot subdivision development at 788 Center Street. This would replace a single residence with two detached single-family residences with attached two-car garages. This is in the 19 West Urban Plan.
TURNING BANK INTO CRACK SHACK AT ORANGE AND 17TH STREET
Public Hearing #5, HERE, is the planning application to establish a restaurant (Crack Shack) in a former bank building at 196 East 17th Street - at the corner of E. 17th Street and Orange Avenue and requires two CUPs and two minor CUPs. There is great irony in the name of the proposed restaurant, since that intersection has been a hotbed of sober living denizens in recent months.
EXTENDING HOURS AND SALE OF ALCOHOL AFTER 11:00 P.M.
Public Hearing #6, HERE, is the planning application for a CUP to allow extended ours of operation for customer service and sale of alcoholic beverages after 11 p.m. for The Pizza Press at 901 South Coast Drive, Unit C-120. They are proposing extending operating hours from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily.
WHO WILL SHOW UP?
It will be interesting to see how many residents turn out for this meeting since it conflicts with the first Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - the liar and the lunatic. The press is talking Super Bowl kinds of numbers.