Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

9:00 a.m.


Chair:  Jay Brown                    Vice-Chair:  Matthew Ottone  Secretary:  Mike Novo


                        Paul C. Getzelman                                Cosme Padilla

                        Jay Brown                                            Aurelio Salazar, Jr

                        Amy Roberts                                        Juan Sanchez

                        Matthew Ottone                                   Martha Diehl

                        Don Rochester                                     Keith Vandevere




A.        ROLL CALL






D.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  August 25 and September 8, 2010






1.         9:00AM - Morgadinho Fernando M & Marilyn M Trs - PLN090006

            Planning Area:  Carmel Valley Master Plan.  Project Planner:  Anna Quenga.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit consisting of an Administrative Permit and Design Approval to allow an addition to a single family dwelling within a Site Plan Review district and Use Permit to allow development within the Carmel Valley Floodplain.  Development consists of partial demolition, remodel, and addition to a single family dwelling (a 703 square foot addition to the main level, demolition of the existing 609 square foot second story and construction of a new 1,234 square foot second story, and the construction of a 536 square foot attached garage, a 351 square foot covered front porch, and a 759 square foot rear deck).  Materials and colors to consist of stucco and wood painted brown and taupe for the walls, green clad windows and metal guardrails, and grey asphalt shingles.  The project includes the replacement of the existing septic system and approximately 200 cubic yards of grading (less than 100 cubic yards of cut and less than 100 cubic yards of fill).  The property is located at 35 Paso Hondo, Carmel Valley (Assessor's Parcel Number 189‑111‑014‑000), Carmel Valley Master Plan area.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


2.         9:00AM - Stewart Francine A & Rodriguez David John - PD090953

            Planning Area:  Del Monte Forest.  Project Planner:  Joe Sidor.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Request for waiver of fees for rezone of parcel from Resource Conservation (RC) to Medium Density Residential (MDR).  The property is located at 4209 Sunridge Road, Pebble Beach (Assessor's Parcel Number 008‑053‑001‑000), Del Monte Forest, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Deny Fee Waiver


3.         9:30AM - 2008 Highlands Annexation - PLN090342

            Planning Area:  Carmel Area Land Use Plan.  Project Planner:  Joe Sidor.  Environmental Status:  Addendum.  Project Description:  Amendment to a previously‑approved Combined Development Permit (PLN030325).  This amendment will add four properties (Assessor's parcel numbers 241‑071‑002‑000, 241‑073‑001‑000, 241‑073‑002‑000, and 241‑182‑006‑000) to the sewer line main approved under PLN030325, and a Coastal Development Permit to allow development within 50 feet of a coastal bluff.  The properties are located along or near the Caltrans Highway 1 right‑of‑way, Carmel Highlands, Coastal Zone.  PLN030325 consisted of a Combined Development Permit for the Highlands Inn sewer connection project consisting of:  a Coastal Development Permit for development on slopes of 30% or greater; a Coastal Development Permit for development with a positive archaeological report; a Coastal Development Permit for the removal of protected trees (up to 16 Monterey pines); and a Coastal Development Permit for development within 100 feet of environmentally sensitive habitat (to include San Jose and Gibson Creeks); grading (approximately 2,900 cubic yards of cut and 2,600 cubic yards of fill) and retaining walls.  Properties for which construction is proposed are located at and around the Highlands Inn and the Tickle Pink Inn (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 241‑181‑006‑000, 241‑181‑011‑000 to 241‑181‑013‑000, 241‑351‑004‑000 and 241‑351‑005‑000), and the Caltrans right‑of‑way along Highway 1 from the Highlands Inn to the Point Lobos entrance and from the intersection of Ribera Road with Highway 1, westerly along Ribera Road to an existing pump station near Calle la Cruz, in the Carmel Highlands, Point Lobos, and Carmel Meadows areas of the Carmel Area Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


4.         10:00AM - HARPER CANYON REALTY LLC - PLN000696

            Planning Area:  Toro.  Project Planner:  Taven M. Kinison Brown.  Environmental Status:  Environmental Impact Report Prepared.  Project Description:  Harper Canyon (Encina Hills) Subdivision Proposal. The Proposal Is A Combined Development Permit Request Consisting Of: 1) A Vesting Tentative Map For The Subdivision Of 344 Acres Into 17 Residential Lots Ranging In Size From 5.13 Acres To 23.42 Acres On 164 Acres With One 180-Acre Remainder Parcel; 2) Use Permit For The Removal Of Approximately 79 Coast Live Oak Trees Over Six Inches In Diameter For Road And Driveway Construction; 3) Use Permit For Development On Slopes In Excess Of 30 Percent; 4) A Use Permit For The Expansion Of A Public Water System; 5) Grading For Net Cut And Fill Of Approximately 2,000 Cubic Yards; And Design Approval.  The Project Is Located North Of San Benancio Road, Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 416‑611‑001‑000 and 416‑ 611‑002‑000), East Of Highway 68, Toro Area.  Recommended Action:  Continue to November 10, 2010 hearing.


G.        OTHER MATTERS:  Appointment – Greater Monterey Peninsula Land Use Advisory Committee – Tamara Harris






The Recommended Action indicates the staff recommendation at the time the agenda was prepared.  That recommendation does not limit the Planning Commission’s alternative actions on any matter before it.


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