Small Agenda For Planning Commission Meeting Monday
ONLY TWO ITEMS, STILL COULD RUN LONG
The Costa Mesa Planning Commission meets again Monday, October 10, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The full agenda for this short meeting may be found HERE.
The staff report for the first of two public hearings scheduled for the evening may be found HERE. This is a request to rezone 23.4 acres located at 1375 Sunflower Avenue and 3370 Harbor Blvd. from Industrial Park (MP) to Planned Development Commercial (PDC). This site includes the location of the old Los Angeles Times site. No residential development will be permitted within this site. The staff recommends approval.
SECOND PASS AT SELF-STORAGE ON BRISTOL STREET
Public Hearing #2, HERE, is the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Planning Application for a Self-Storage Facility and Retail Building at 375 Bristol Street. This is the second time around for this project. In June the Planning Commission denied, 4-1, with Chairman Rob Dickson voting NO, the previous project, which was to completely demolish the existing facility and replace it with a self-storage facility and a food court.
FEWER STORAGE UNITS, RETAINING SOME BUSINESSES
This new, revised project reduces the size of the buildings to be demolished to retain some of the existing tenants and reduces the number of self-storage units from 774 to 719. To accomplish this project it requires rezoning the 3.18 acres from Planned Development Commercial (PDC) to General Business District (C2). The last time around most of the existing tenants spoke. I suspect we'll see a big turnout again this time.