Monterey County Planning Commission
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Board of Supervisors Chambers, Monterey County Government Building
168 West Alisal St. at Capitol, Salinas, CA
(831) 755-5025
 
A. ROLL CALL: 9:00 AM
B. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
C. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None
D. SCHEDULED ITEMS
 
E. OTHER ITEMS: Set Special Meeting for October 19, 2005 - Rancho San Juan Revised Specific Plan
 
F. ADJOURNMENT
 
Design Approvals (Consent)
9:15AM
1. AFFORDABILITY TERM ISSUE (PD050757)
PROJECT LOCATION: COUNTY-WIDE
PLANNING AREA: County-Wide
PROJECT PLANNER: NOEL
ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: None
 
PRESENTATION ON THE AFFORDABILITY TERM ISSUE FOR THE INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAM.
 
Recommended Action: Recommend Approval to Board of Supervisors
Scheduled Items
10:30AM
2. SALA DENA M (PLN040458)
PROJECT LOCATION: 61 MONTEREY RD SALINAS
PLANNING AREA: Greater Salinas Area
PROJECT PLANNER: LYNNE MOUNDAY
ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: Categorically Exempt
 
CONTINUED FROM 8/11/04. APPEAL OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION BY THE PLANNING DIRECTOR CONTAINED IN A LETTER DATED JANUARY 2, 2003 DETERMINING THAT "THE OPERATION OF A COMMERCIAL FRUIT STAND AT 63 MONTEREY-SALINAS HIGHWAY [APN 207-112-013-000] IS NOT LISTED AS AN ALLOWED USE UNDER CHAPTER 21.30 OF TITLE 21 (REGULATIONS FOR FARMLAND "F" ZONING DISTRICTS) AND THERE IS NO PERMIT WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED FOR THIS USE." TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF MONTEREY COUNTY PURSUANT TO TITLE 21 SECTION 21.82.030, APPEAL AUTHORITY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS.
 
Recommended Action: Deny Appeal
11:00AM
3. LEAVENS RANCHES (PLN040730)
PROJECT LOCATION: 27220 ESCOLLE RD GONZALES
PLANNING AREA: Greater Salinas Area
PROJECT PLANNER: DAVID LUTES
ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: TBD
 
USE PERMIT TO EXPAND AN EXISTING 56 ACRE AVOCADO ORCHARD BY APPROXIMATELY 15 ADDITIONAL ACRES THAT INCLUDES A 5 ACRE PORTION ON 15- TO 25-PERCENT SLOPES. THE EXPANSION INCLUDES CONVERSION OF UNCULTIVATED LAND TO CULTIVATED AGRICULTURAL USE BY THE USE OF 2 TERRACES ACROSS THE SLOPE OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT, WITH DESIGN CONSULTATION BY THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE. (AN ACCESSORY 30 FOOT BY 35 FOOT SHOP BUILDING WILL BE CONSTRUCTED ON-SITE TO ACCOMMODATE THE AGRICULTURAL OPERATION). THE PROJECT IS LOCATED AT 13016 ESCOLLE ROAD, GONZALES (ASSESSOR PARCEL NUMBER 216-013-016-000), WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF ESCOLLE AND RIVER ROADS, CENTRAL SALINAS VALLEY AREA.
 
Recommended Action: Approve Project
11:15AM
4. MORISOLI PARTNERSHIP ET AL (PLN020016)
PROJECT LOCATION: PINE CANYON AREA KING CITY
PLANNING AREA: Central Salinas Valley Area
PROJECT PLANNER: LUIS OSORIO
ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: Environmental Impact Report Prepared
 
COMBINED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (MORISOLI-AMARAL - FORMERLY TAVERNETTI, PLN020016) CONSISTING OF A 1) GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE CENTRAL SALINAS VALLEY AREA PLAN TO AMEND PROPERTIES FROM RURAL GRAZING (10 - 160 ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE) AND PERMANENT GRAZING (40 ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE) TO LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (5 - 1 ACRES PER UNIT MINIMUM LOT SIZE) AND MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (1-5 UNITS PER ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE); 2) REZONING FROM RG/40 (RURAL GRAZING, 40-ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE), RG/20 (RURAL GRAZING 20-ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE), PG/40 (PERMANENT GRAZING, 40-ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE), LDR/B-6 (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL NO FURTHER SUBDIVISION), LDR/1-UR (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL 1 ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE URBAN RESERVE), AND LDR/5-UR (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL 5 ACRE MINIMUM LOT SIZE URBAN RESERVE), TO LDR (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL), MDR (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL), AND O (OPEN SPACE); 3) VESTING TENTATIVE MAP SUBDIVIDING 402 ACRES INTO 319 RESIDENTIAL LOTS FOR AN OVERALL DENSITY OF 79 UNITS PER ACRE WITH 48 INCLUSIONARY UNITS, DESIGNATED OPEN SPACE, SCENIC EASEMENTS ON SLOPES GREATER THAN 30% WITH RIDGELINES AND KNOLLS CLEARLY WITHIN THE HIGHWAY 101 VIEW SHED; 4) USE PERMIT TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT ON SLOPES IN EXCESS OF 30%; 5) USE PERMIT TO ALLOW REMOVAL OF OAKS IN EXCESS OF SIX INCHES IN DIAMETER; AND 6) USE PERMIT TO ALLOW EXPANSION OF A SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY; AND 7) GRADING (APPROXIMATELY 700,000 CUBIC YARDS OF CUT AND 630,000 CUBIC YARDS OF FILL). THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED WESTERLY OF THE INTERSECTION OF PINE CANYON AND JOLON ROADS, KING CITY (ASSESOR'S PARCEL NUMBERS 420-063-045-000, 221-122-021-000, 221-122-025-000, 221-161-017-000, 420-063-044-000, 420-063-046-000, 420-063-054-000 AND 420-063-055-000), ACCESS PROVIDED FROM PINE CANYON ROAD VIA PETTIT ROADS AND VIA CANADA ROADS, CENTRAL SALINAS VALLEY AREA.
 
Recommended Action: Recommend Approval to Board of Supervisors
 
*The Recommended Action section indicates the staff recommendation at the time the agenda was prepared. That recommendation does not limit the Planning Commissionís alternative actions on any matter before it.
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