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Planning Commission 
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – 6:00 P.M.

City Hall
Council Chambers
6907 El Camino Real
Atascadero, California


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  CALL TO ORDER
       Pledge of Allegiance
 Roll Call:    Chairperson Ward
Vice Chairperson Schmidt
Commissioner Bentz
Commissioner Colamarino
Commissioner Cooper
Commissioner Dariz
Commissioner Wingett
   APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
 Motion and Vote

  PUBLIC COMMENT

  (This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Commission on any matter not on this agenda and over which the Commission has jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to three minutes. Please state your name and address for the record before making your presentation. The Commission may take action to direct the staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.)

  PLANNING COMMISSION BUSINESS

  CONSENT CALENDAR 
 
 Motion and Vote
  (All items on the consent calendar are considered to be routine and non-controversial by City Staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the Commission or public wishes to comment or ask questions.)
  1. APPROVAL OF ACTION MINUTES OF THE REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ON MAY 15, 2012.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS 


NONE

PUBLIC HEARINGS 

2.   DEL RIO ROAD COMMERCIAL AREA SPECIFIC PLAN:

PLN 2007-1245 - WALMART SUPERCENTER / PLN 2007-1246 - THE ANNEX SHOPPING CENTER /

PLN 2007-1183 - ANNUAL CIP REVIEW - 2012 UPDATE OF THE FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN:  PRIORITIZATION OF THE DEL RIO ROAD / US 101 INTERCHANGE PROJECT
 
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 Public Comment on Item
 
 Response to Public Comment
 
 Planning Commission Discussion
 
 Motion and Vote
 
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Property Owner: Walmart Inc. / The Rottman Group / Montecito Bank & Trust
Applicants: EDA Inc. / Omni Design Group
Project Title: Del Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan
PLN 2007-1245 –  Walmart Supercenter / PLN 2007-1246 – The Annex 
Shopping Center

PLN 2007-1183 – Annual CIP Review – 2012 Update of the Five Year Capital 
Improvement Plan:
Prioritization of the Del Rio Road / US 101 Interchange Project
Project Description: Del Rio Commercial Area Specific Plan

The Del Rio Commercial Area Specific Plan consists of two non-contiguous areas totaling 
approximately 39.3± acres located at the intersection of El Camino Real and Del Rio Road 
in the City of Atascadero.  The Specific Plan has two components:

Walmart component:  A Walmart Supercenter store consisting of 129,560 square feet (sf), 
two (2) 5,000 sf commercial outlots, and up to 44   multi-family residential units is proposed 
to be developed on approximately 26.2± acres located at the southeast quadrant of the El 
Camino Real / Del Rio Road intersection.

Annex component:  Approximately 120,900 sf of commercial uses including food and 
beverage retail sales, general merchandise stores, eating and drinking places and one 
single-family residential remainder parcel with up to 6 dwelling units is proposed to be 
developed on approximately 13.1± acres at the northeast quadrant of the El Camino Real / 
Del Rio Road intersection and on the west side of El Camino Real.

Approvals and entitlements necessary for the proposed project include the following:
  • Environmental Impact Report certification
  • General Plan Amendment
  • Zoning Ordinance Text and Map Amendment
  • Specific Plan adoption
  • Specific Plan Master Plan of Development
  • Tree Removal Permits
  • Vesting Tentative Parcel Maps.
Capital Improvement Plan Component

The City of Atascadero is in the first fiscal-year of the 2011 – 2016 Five Year Capital 
Improvement Plan (Capital Plan).   The Atascadero Planning Commission is required to 
annually review the Capital Improvement Plan and forward its findings to the City 
Council. One of the main considerations of the proposed updated CIP is freeway 
interchange improvements.

Traffic conditions and development patterns impact needed transportation improvements 
over time, and require the City to update project priorities regularly.  Based on the 
current City Council focus on economic development, and recent environmental and 
financial analysis of the Del Rio Specific Plan (Walmart / Annex Development), Staff 
recommends that the Del Rio Road and San Anselmo Road interchanges be advanced 
to the highest priority projects.  Based on current and anticipated traffic levels (and near 
term mitigation measures identified in the Del Rio Specific Plan) Staff recommends
revising the interchange improvements to the following:

  1. Del Rio Interchange
  2.  San Anselmo Road Interchange
  3. Traffic Way roundabout at SB on-ramp
  4. Curbaril Avenue Interchange
  5. Santa Barbara Road Roundabout at NB on-ramp
  6. Santa Rosa Road Interchange
Proposed Environmental Determination: Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report (SCH No.: 2010051034)
Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends the Planning Commission:

  1. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0005 recommending that the City Council adopt Resolution “A”, certifying Proposed Final Environmental Impact Report SCH No. 2010051034 for the Del  Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan, including Mitigation Monitoring Program, and Statement of Overriding Considerations; and,
  2. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0006 recommending the City Council adopt Resolution “B”, approving General Plan Land Use Diagram Amendment (GPA 2007-0020 and GPA 2007-0021) based on findings; and, 
  3. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0007 recommending that the City Council introduce Ordinance “A” for first reading to establish zoning code text for Specific Plan Zone 2 (ZCH 2007-0141 and ZCH 2007-0142) based on findings; and,
  4. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0008 recommending that the City Council introduce Ordinance “B” for first reading to approve a zoning map amendment (ZCH 2007-0141 and ZCH 2007-0142), including a zoning overlay of the project site to “SP-2” (Specific Plan Zone 2) based on findings; and,
  5. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0009 recommending that the City Council introduce Ordinance “C” for first reading, for the adoption of Specific Plan Zone 2 (SP 2009-0003) which includes the Del Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan and Appendix documents, based on findings; and
  6. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0010 recommending the City Council adopt Resolution “C”, adopting Specific Plan Master Plan of Development (SP 2009-0003) for the Del Rio Commercial Area, based on findings and subject to Conditions of Approval;
  7.  Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0011 recommending the City Council adopt Resolution “D”, approving the Walmart Tree Removal Permit TRP 2009-0128, based on findings and subject to Conditions of Approval; and,
  8. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0012 recommending the City Council adopt Resolution “E”, approving the Annex Tree Removal Permit TRP 2009-0127, based on findings and subject to Conditions of Approval; and,
  9. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0013 recommending the City Council adopt Resolution “F” to approve the Walmart Vesting Tentative Parcel Map AT 09-0073 (TPM 2009-0095; Walmart) based on findings and subject to Conditions of Approval; and,
  10. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0014 recommending the City Council adopt Resolution “G” to approve the Annex Vesting Tentative Parcel Map AT 07-0059 (TPM 2011-0098; The Annex) based on findings and subject to Conditions of Approval.
  11. Adopt Resolution PC 2012-0016 / “H” notifying the City Council that the Planning Commission has found the 2012  Update of the Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan consistent with the General Plan, based on findings. 
  12. Recommend the City Council allocate funds and direct staff to begin the permitting and design process for the expansion of the Del Rio Road / US 101 interchange.

  COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND  REPORTS

  DIRECTOR’S REPORT

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission is schedule for June 19, 2012 at City Hall, Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero

  Please note: Should anyone challenge in court any proposed development entitlement listed on this Agenda, that person may be limited to raising those issues addressed at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to this public hearing.