Friday, November 06, 2015

Small Planning Commission Agenda Monday Night

The Costa Mesa Planning Commission meets again in City Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015 for what should be a very brief meeting since there are only two Public Hearings on the agenda, which may be read HERE.

There is one VERY interesting item on the Consent Calendar - items that normally will be voted upon in one motion without discussion - Item #2, the Comparison Matrix For Orange County Cities.  I cannot imagine this one escaping discussion because the four attachments included are fascinating.  Go to the agenda item, HERE, and you'll find the short staff report plus the four attachments, which are listed as:
  • Attachment 1:   Residential Building Heights
  • Attachment 2:   High Density Residential Designations
  • Attachment 3:   Comparison of Parking Requirements with Select Surrounding Cities Only
  • Attachment 4:   Overall Residential Parking Requirements in Orange County (Single-Family and Multi-Family units)
These attachments are worth a few minutes of your time.

Public Hearing #1, HERE, is the Planning Application and Tentative Tract Map for a five-unit Small Lot Subdivision Residential Development at 261 Mesa Drive, across the street from the Santa Ana Country Club.  This project requests five (5) units on a site that could have 6.  Each of the units will be two-story, 3-bedroom units of over 2,000 square feet each.

The final item on the agenda, Public Hearing #2, HERE, is a request by the Boathouse Collective - a successful, fairly new, restaurant on the Westside of town - for a new Conditional Use Permit because their previous CUP has expired and the venue used for off-site parking is no longer available.  See the staff report, which outlines the details of the new request, including the operating hours and valet parking elements.


Anonymous Casual Viewer said...

The figures for maximum density are meaningless because there is no context. What percentage of each city is built to maximum density? As far as parking goes, are the parking requirements in each city working well?
There's no point in looking at what other cities are doing unless we know if their policies are effective or problematic.

11/07/2015 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

"Baby Huey" Dickson will do what the Newport bosses have already decreed. The other appointees will follow in lockstep. Take a night off Mr. West; go see a movie. The results in this fixed race are already in.

11/08/2015 07:10:00 AM  

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