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OKAY. I'D LIKE TO OPEN THIS MEETING UP ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

IF I CAN GET EVERYBODY TO STAND AND WE'LL HAVE A PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE.

. ROLL CALL.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS.

COMMISSIONER AGULERA.

HERE. COMMISSIONER ACHESON.

HERE. COMMISSIONER MOBLEY, HERE.

COMMISSIONER ERRECA.

HERE. AND COMMISSIONER SPYCHER DID CALL IN THAT HE'D BE OUT.

BUT WE DO HAVE A QUORUM.

GOOD. OK.

[4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

IF I CAN GET APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR MAY 11TH, I MOVE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

SECOND, I HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE. OPPOSED? OK PASSED OK AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WISHING TO SHARE OR MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA AT THIS POINT IN TIME? MAY DO SO.

SEE NONE. BRING IT BACK UP.

OKAY, TIFFANY.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN ACHESON.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS.

[6.I. 9:00 AM ZONE CHANGE NO. ZC21-004- ITEM A.]

MY NAME IS TIFFANY HO AND I'M A PLANNER THREE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF PRESENTING ZONE CHANGE NUMBER ZC 21 DASH 004 AND THE ASSOCIATED SITE PLAN AND DESIGN REVIEW SPR 21 DASH 010 AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION NUMBER AA 22 DASH 046.

THE APPLICANT IS STERLING TRIPLENETCAP DELHI LLC.

SO THE PROJECT APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO CHANGE THE ZONING OF A 1.85 ACRE PARCEL FROM C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL TO NEW MIXED USE.

THE PURPOSE IS TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A THREE STORY 48 APARTMENT COMPLEX AND THEN ALSO TO ALLOW FOR OFF SITE PARKING SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION.

THE PROJECT SITE IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF WEST KING STREET, APPROXIMATELY 235 FEET SOUTHWEST OF NORTH STEPHENS STREET IN THE DELHI AREA.

ITS DESIGNATED DELHI URBAN COMMUNITY MIXED USE AND ZONED C2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL.

THIS SLIDE HERE SHOWS THE VICINITY OF THE PROJECT SITE.

THE PROJECT SITE ITSELF IS HIGHLIGHTED IN TEAL.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE PROJECT SITE IS SURROUNDED BY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AS WELL AS SOME COMMERCIAL USES TO THE SOUTHWEST.

THERE IS A VACANT LOT THAT IS USED AS A STORM DRAINAGE BASIN.

HERE IS A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE PROJECT SITE.

AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE PROJECT SITE IS SURROUNDED BY RESIDENTIAL USES AS WELL AS RETAIL USES.

THAT RETAIL COMMERCIAL CENTER IS THE O'REILLYS DOLLAR TREE AND DELHI HEALTH CLINIC ON SITE OF THE PROJECT SITE IS VACANT AND UNDEVELOPED.

HERE IS A SLIDE THAT SHOWS THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN.

PROPOSED SITE PLAN SHOWS THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE ONE ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS TO THE FRONT OF KING STREET, AS WELL AS 2 TO 3 BEDROOMS TOWARDS THE REAR.

THE PROJECT SITE WILL HAVE ABOUT 48 UNITS, AS WELL AS A CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND, A LEASING OFFICE AND A FITNESS CENTER AND AMPLE PARKING FOR THE RESIDENTS ON SITE.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS ON THE PROJECT PLAN WILL BE THE MEANDERING TRAIL WITH THE SHADE TREES AS WELL AS VERY HEAVY LANDSCAPING THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT. SO ADJACENT TO THE RESIDENTIAL ZONES, WHICH IS THE SOUTH WEST SIDE AND THE EAST SIDE, THERE'S R3, ZONING AND THE PROJECT WILL BE CONSTRUCTING A SIX FOOT WALL WITH HEAVY LANDSCAPING TO KIND OF PROVIDE SOME PRIVACY AND SCREENING.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME OFF SITE IMPROVEMENTS AS WELL WITH THIS PROJECT, INCLUDING SHARED ACCESS WITH THE RETAIL CENTER AND SHARED PARKING WITH THE RETAIL CENTER.

THE ADJACENT PARCEL ALSO HAS A TRASH ENCLOSURE THAT IS IMMEDIATELY NEXT TO THE PROPOSED CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND.

SO TO MINIMIZE ANY IMPACTS TO THAT CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND AND THE RESIDENTS QUALITY OF LIFE, THEY ARE GOING TO BE RELOCATING THAT TRASH ENCLOSURE TOWARDS THE NORTH OF THE DELHI HEALTH CENTER, WHICH IS MORE CLOSE TO THE COMMERCIAL ZONES OVER THERE, AND REALLY MINIMIZE THAT

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LAND USE CONFLICT.

TO GIVE YOU A BETTER VISUALIZATION OF THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX PLAN, THIS IS THE PROPOSED FRONT ELEVATION THAT YOU WOULD BE SEEN BY KING STREET.

HERE ARE THE PROPOSED FLOOR PLANS FOR THE APARTMENT COMPLEX.

THERE ARE ONE BEDROOMS, TWO BEDROOMS AND THREE BEDROOMS, AS WELL AS AN OFFICE AND GYM.

THESE UNITS KIND OF VARY BETWEEN CLOSE TO 800 SQUARE FEET TO ALMOST OVER 1000 SQUARE FEET.

THE PROJECT SITE, AS MENTIONED BEFORE, IS DESIGNATED MIXED USE.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE COMMUNITY PLAN MAP, THE SURROUNDING AREA IS ALSO DESIGNATED MIXED USE WITH SOME MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO THE NORTHWESTERN SIDE OF THE PARCEL.

AS DETAILED IN THE STAFF REPORT, THE PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE GOALS AND POLICIES RELATED TO LAND USE OF COUNTY WIDE DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

IN THIS MIXED USE LAND USE DESIGNATION, THE ALLOWED DENSITY IS 4 TO 33 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE, OR FOR A 1.85 ACRE PARCEL. THAT IS ABOUT 8 TO 61 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

SO THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX BEING 48 UNITS WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE DENSITY STANDARDS.

AS DISCUSSED, THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED IN THE DELHI COMMUNITY AND IS SUBJECT TO THE DELHI COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES, POLICIES AND IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES.

STAFF HAS FOUND THAT THE PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH THOSE OBJECTIVE POLICIES AND IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES, AND STAFF WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES 3.2 A AND 3.2 C, WHICH REQUIRE THAT ANY ZONES OR ANY LAND USES THAT ARE DESIGNATED MIXED USE SHOULD BE RE ZONED AS MIXED USE ONCE IT'S ESTABLISHED.

AT THE TIME WHEN THIS DELHI COMMUNITY PLAN WAS ADOPTED, THERE WAS NO MIXED USE ZONE.

BUT IN NOVEMBER 30, NOVEMBER 2019, THE MIXED USE ZONE WAS ADOPTED AND BECAME EFFECTIVE.

SO REALLY, THIS PROJECT IS IMPLEMENTING A GENERAL PLAN POLICY THAT REQUIRES THE REZONING OF MIXED USE.

HERE IS A MAP OF THE ZONING IN THIS AREA.

THE PROJECT SITE IS HIGHLIGHTED AND RED.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE SURROUNDING AREA INCLUDES A LOT OF C TWO ZONE, SOME R3, WHICH IS HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND THEN JUST A LITTLE BIT OF R1, WHICH IS SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.

THE PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE ZONING CODE, INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

I'VE INCLUDED DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR C2 AND R3 ZONING HERE ON THIS TABLE.

JUST TO SHOW YOU THAT MIXED USE IS KIND OF AN INTERMEDIARY BETWEEN THE TWO USES C2 ALLOWS FOR A MAXIMUM OF 75 FEET WITH ALMOST ZERO SETBACKS, AS R3 ALLOWS A MAXIMUM OF 65 FEET IN HEIGHT WITH SOME SETBACKS.

AND THE MIXED USE IS ACTUALLY A SMALLER BUILD OUT WITH SOME SETBACKS AND A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 50 FEET.

THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT MEETS ALL SETBACK REQUIREMENTS DOES NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS OR THE LOT COVERAGE CONTINUING ON WITH LOOKING AT ZONING PROVISIONS.

AGAIN, THIS PROJECT IS COMPLIANT WITH ALL APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE ZONING CODE, INCLUDING OFF STREET PARKING, LANDSCAPING AND GENERAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.

THE PROJECT APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO HAVE SOME OFF SITE PARKING, SPECIFICALLY APPROXIMATELY EIGHT PARKING SPACES VIA A SHARED PARKING FACILITY LOCATED ON THAT RETAIL CENTER.

THAT SHARED PARKING FACILITY IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL WITH AN ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION, AND THE PROJECT DOES MEET THE CRITERIA OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR SHARED PARKING.

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW STAFF HAS REVIEWED THE PROJECT AND FOUND THAT NO FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 15183 PROJECTS CONSISTENT WITH THE COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING, AS WELL AS SECTION 21159.25 OF THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE.

SO ON THIS SLIDE HERE, THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE REASONS WHY THIS PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING AND IS DETAILED IN ATTACHMENT A OF THE STAFF REPORT.

ESSENTIALLY, THE PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE DENSITY AND USE CHARACTERISTICS AND POLICIES CONSIDER WITH THE DELHI COMMUNITY PLAN.

THE COMMUNITY PLAN WAS ANALYZED THROUGH AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT WHICH WAS CERTIFIED BY THE BOARD ON JUNE 13, 2006.

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THIS PROJECT DOESN'T HAVE ANY NEW IMPACTS OR NEW INFORMATION THAT WOULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS OR CAUSE FOR MORE SEVERE IMPACTS THAT ARE ALREADY IDENTIFIED.

AND ALL THE MITIGATION POLICIES THAT ARE IN THE COMMUNITY PLAN, AS WELL AS ALL THE ZONING CODE PROVISIONS THAT ARE UNIFORMLY APPLIED, WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO ENSURE THAT IMPACTS WOULD BE LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT FOR SECTION 2115925, WHICH IS REALLY AN INFILL DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS.

THIS PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE GENERAL PLAN COMMUNITY PLAN ZONING CODE.

IT MEETS THE DENSITY REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE SET FORTH IN THAT SECTION.

THERE REALLY AREN'T ANY ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION, NOISE, AIR QUALITY.

THERE WON'T BE ANY DAMAGES TO SCENIC OR HISTORIC RESOURCES.

AND THE SITE IS NOT LISTED ON THE SITE LIST IN SECTION 65962.5 OF THE GOVERNMENT CODE.

SO BECAUSE OF THESE REASONS, IT DOES MEET THE CRITERIA OF THE INFILL EXEMPTION, WHICH IS SECTION 21159.25 OF THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

STAFF DID PRESENT THIS PROJECT TO THE DELHI MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MAC ON MAY 12TH, 2022. AND AFTER THE DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION, THE MAC UNANIMOUSLY VOTED 6 TO 0 TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT.

THERE WERE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT OF THE PROPERTY AND GENERAL SUPPORT THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE HIGH DENSITY HOUSING IN DELHI.

NOTICE OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING WAS MAILED TO PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN 300 FEET OF THE PROJECT SITE AND PUBLISHED IN THE MERCED SUN STAR ON JULY 1ST.

AS OF WRITING THE STAFF REPORT, NO COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED.

BUT WITHIN THIS WEEK WE DID RECEIVE ONE LETTER OF OPPOSITION WHICH I PROVIDED TO YOU AS ATTACHMENT H.

TO RESPOND TO THIS LETTER.

I'VE COMPILED A LIST OF FACTS ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

SO THE COMMENT LETTER NOTED THAT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT NOTICE OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING AND AN ABILITY TO COMMENT ON THE ITEM.

SO AS MENTIONED, THIS PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE HEARING WAS CIRCULATED PURSUANT TO STATE LAW.

WE ALSO PRESENTED TO THE DELHI MAC AND THE DELHI MAC AGENDAS ARE POSTED PURSUANT TO THE BROWN ACT.

FINALLY, FOR THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT AREN'T ABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON, THEY CAN BE SUBMITTED COMMENTS VIA WRITING OR PHONE PRIOR TO THE COMMISSION HEARING, AS THIS LETTER HAS DONE.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE.

IF THIS PROJECT WERE TO GET APPROVED, THERE IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR ENGAGEMENT VIA THE BOARD OF SUPERVISOR HEARING FOR THE ZONE CHANGE.

AS FOR THE CONCERNS ABOUT TRAFFIC AND SAFETY CONCERNS RELATED TO TRAFFIC, A VMT ANALYSIS WAS PREPARED FOR THIS PROJECT AND THE VMT ANALYSIS CONCLUDED THAT THERE WOULD BE A LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AGAINST TRAFFIC.

IT ALSO CITED THAT THE INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS STATES THAT MULTIFAMILY HOUSING HAS LOWER TRIP GENERATION THAN SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS OR COMMERCIAL LAND USES, WHICH MEANS THAT IF THE PROJECT WERE TO STAY COMMERCIAL, THE COMMERCIAL LAND USES WOULD GENERATE MORE TRIPS THAN THIS MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COMPLEX. AS FOR PRIVACY, THE LETTER WRITER'S PROPERTY WILL ACTUALLY BE THE PROPERTY.

THE PROJECT WILL ACTUALLY CONSTRUCT A SIX FOOT WALL WITH LANDSCAPING IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY.

WRITER'S PROPERTY, THE LETTER WRITER'S PROPERTY, EXCUSE ME AND BE SET BACK APPROXIMATELY 64 FEET.

SO THERE WOULD BE AMPLE PRIVACY FOR THAT PROPERTY OWNER FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS.

THE LETTER WRITER HAD NOTED THAT THEY WERE TOLD THEY COULD ONLY DEVELOP THREE HOUSES ON THEIR PROPERTY, BUT AS PREVIOUSLY SHOWN IN THE LAND USE MAP.

THIS PROPERTY IS DESIGNATED MIXED USE AND IT'S ZONED R THREE.

SO THE PROPERTY ACTUALLY COULD BE DEVELOPED WITH THE SAME STANDARDS AS THIS PROJECT, WHICH IS 4 DWELLING UNITS TO 32 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE AND ACTUALLY WOULD HAVE HIGHER HEIGHT STANDARDS.

SO WHEREAS THIS PROJECT CAN ONLY BUILD UP TO 50 FEET, HER PROPERTY COULD BE DEVELOPED UP TO 60 FEET.

FINALLY, IN TERMS OF THE REZONING POLICY, AGAIN, AS STATED, THE COMMUNITY PLAN STATES THAT WE SHOULD BE REZONING ALL THE PROPERTIES THAT ARE DESIGNATED MIXED USE IN THE COMMUNITY PLAN AS MIXED USE ZONE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH EACH OTHER.

SO THIS IS A REQUIRED POLICY AND THIS PROJECT WOULD IMPLEMENT THAT.

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GIVEN ALL THE INFORMATION THAT I PROVIDED TODAY IN THIS PRESENTATION AS WELL AS DETAILED IN THE STAFF REPORT.

STAFF HAS TWO RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE FIRST IS TO DETERMINE THAT THE PROJECT REQUIRES NO FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PURSUANT TO SECTION 15183 PROJECTS CONSISTENT WITH THE COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING OF THE CEQA GUIDELINES AND SECTION ONE OR 21159.25 OF THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE FOR THE PROJECT DETERMINATION STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION ADOPT A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ADOPT.

THE ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ZONE CHANGE SITE PLAN AND DESIGN REVIEW AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION BASED ON THE FINDINGS LIST IN THE STAFF REPORT AND SUBJECT TO THE RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL.

THIS CONCLUDES STAFF'S PRESENTATION.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME, STAFF CAN ANSWER THEM.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, TIFFANY.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION? THE TREES THAT ARE GOING TO BE PLANTED ALONG.

I MEAN, THEY GOT SOME HEIGHT TO THEM OR ARE THEY GOING TO BE REDWOODS OR I MEAN, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? I MEAN, ARE THEY GOING TO GROW ABOVE THE SIX FOOT WALL? APPRECIABLE AMOUNT.

CORRECT. SO OUR ZONING STANDARD SAYS THAT THEY HAVE TO HAVE A HEIGHT OF 20 FEET AT MATURITY.

SO THAT'S THE STANDARD THAT'S GOING TO BE REQUIRED.

AS FOR THE FINAL, WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE TREES, THE FINAL LANDSCAPE PLANS ARE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF THE BUILDING PERMIT.

SO THAT'S WHEN WE WILL KNOW WHAT THE ACTUAL TREES WILL BE.

OKAY. AND IN THE IT LOOKED LIKE THE 64 FEET IS GOING TO BE THAT PARKING LOT THAT GOES UP TO THE EDGE OF THE PROPERTY, THEN GOES TO THE EDGE OF THE BUILDINGS.

ARE THERE THAT SIDE OF THOSE OF THE BUILDING, ARE THERE GOING TO BE BALCONIES ON THAT WHERE PEOPLE CAN GO OUTSIDE THE BUILDING ON THEIR BALCONY AND LOOK OVER OR ARE THEY GOING TO BE BASICALLY JUST FLAT? GOOD QUESTION. SO AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS ELEVATION, THERE REALLY AREN'T ANY BALCONIES.

THERE ARE SOME STAIRWAYS AND BREEZE WAYS TO ACCESS THE APARTMENTS.

BUT AT THE ACTUAL APARTMENTS, THERE AREN'T ANY BALCONIES.

OKAY. OKAY.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? SEE NONE.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I'D LIKE TO OPEN IT UP FOR THE PUBLIC.

ANY COMMENTS FOR OR AGAINST THE PROJECT MAY DO SO AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

SEE NONE. I'LL BRING IT BACK UP.

AND ANYWAY, I WANT TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND BRING IT BACK UP TO THE PC FOR ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

SEE NONE.

WHAT'S YOUR PLEASURE? WELL, I WOULD MOVE THAT.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION DETERMINED THE PROJECT REQUIRES NO FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PURSUANT TO SECTION 15 183 PROJECTS CONSISTENT WITH COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING OF THE SCHOOL GUIDELINES AND SECTION 21159.25 OF THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND, I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED? UNANIMOUS. OKAY.

ON THE DETERMINATION YEAH MOVE THE WE ADOPT A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ADOPT THE ORDINANCE APPROVING ZONE CHANGE NUMBER ZC21 004 SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN REVIEW NUMBER SPR21010 AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION NUMBER AA 22046 BASED ON THE FINDINGS LISTED IN THE STAFF REPORT AND SUBJECT TO THE RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL.

I HAVE A SECOND. SECOND, I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE. OPPOSED? UNANIMOUS. OKAY, CAMERON.

[6.I.i. 9:00 AM MINOR SUBDIVISION APPLICATION NO. MS22-005- ITEM B]

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS.

THE PROJECT BEFORE YOU TODAY IS MINOR SUBDIVISION NUMBER MS22-005 FOR CHARLES VOS.

SO MY SUBDIVISION APPLICATION NUMBER MS22-005 IS A REQUEST TO CREATE A FIVE ACRE FINANCIAL PARCEL FROM A 35.43 ACRE PARCEL.

TO USE THIS AS A SECURITY INSTRUMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RESIDENCE, IT'S LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF WASHINGTON ROAD, AT THE CORNER WITH AMERICAN AVENUE, WEST OF HILMAR, IDENTIFIED AS APN 045180004 AND ITS DESIGNATED AGRICULTURAL LAND USE AND THE GENERAL PLAN AND ZONED A1 GENERAL AGRICULTURAL.

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HERE'S THE VICINITY OF THE PROJECT SITE.

IT'S SURROUNDED BY ORCHARDS, A PLASTICS RECYCLING FACILITY AND SINGLE FAMILY RURAL RESIDENCES.

WELL, THIS IS THE TENTATIVE PARTIAL MAP, CLEARLY DISPLAYING THE PROPOSED FINANCIAL PARCEL, PARCEL A AND THEN THE REMAINDER.

THE PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE GENERAL PLAN POLICIES REGARDING THE FACILITATION AND PRESERVATION OF AGRICULTURAL USES.

PROJECT IS ALSO CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE MERCED COUNTY ZONING CODE, AS WELL AS THE SUBDIVISION MAP ACT AND TITLE 17.

SECTION 18.10.030(F)(1)(B)(1) OF THE MERCED COUNTY ZONING CODE PROVIDES FOR THE ABILITY OF OWNERS OF AGRICULTURALLY ZONED LAND OF AT LEAST 20 GROSS ACRES IN SIZE FOR THE A-1 GENERAL AGRICULTURAL ZONE, TO USE THEIR PARCEL AS A SECURITY INSTRUMENT TO FINANCE A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING TO BE OCCUPIED BY THE PARCEL OWNER OR A MEMBER OF THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

THE PROJECT PROPOSES TO CREATE A FINANCIAL PARCEL PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION OF THE ZONING CODE.

THE FINANCIAL PARCEL WOULD BE ONE CREATED BY THE CONVEYANCE OF A SECURITY INSTRUMENT TO FINANCE A SINGLE FAMILY HOME WHICH WOULD BE OCCUPIED BY THE PROPERTY OWNER OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

IT IS AT LEAST ONE NET ACRE AND NOT MORE THAN FIVE NET ACRES IN SIZE, WHICH WOULD BE ADEQUATE FOR AN ONSITE WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM.

THE PROJECT CAN BE FOUND EXEMPT FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 15061B3 THE COMMON SENSE RULE 15 15302 REPLACEMENT OR RECONSTRUCTION AND 15303 NEW CONSTRUCTION OR CONVERSION OF SMALL STRUCTURES OF THE CEQA GUIDELINES.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS PUBLISHED IN THE SUN STAR AND MAILED TO ALL OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN 300 FEET OF THE PROJECT SITE ON JULY 1ST, 2022. NO COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLIC.

STAFF HAS TWO RECOMMENDATIONS.

FIRST, THE MOTION TO ADOPT THE CEQA FINDINGS FOR EXEMPTION AND A MOTION TO APPROVE MINOR SUBDIVISION NUMBER MS22-005.

THIS CONCLUDES STAFF'S PRESENTATION ON THE PROJECT AND I AM AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

WELL I WOULD MOVE THAT PLANNING COMMISSION DETERMINES THE PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PURSUANT TO SECTION 15061B3 COMMON SENSE 15302 REPLACEMENT OR CONSTRUCTION AND 15303 NEW CONSTRUCTION OR CONVERSION OF SMALL STRUCTURES OF THE SQL GUIDELINES.

SECOND, SECOND.

I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE. OPPOSED? PASSED A PROJECT DETERMINATION.

MOVED. THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES MINOR SUBDIVISION NUMBER MS22-005 BASED ON THE FINDINGS IDENTIFIED IN THE STAFF REPORT AND SUBJECT TO THE RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL. SECOND.

MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE. OPPOSED? UNANIMOUS.

CAMERON NEXT PROJECT.

ALRIGHTY. MY SECOND PROJECT TO BE PRESENTED TODAY IS ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION NUMBER AA22-021 FOR MR.

[6.I.i.1. 9:00 AM ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION NO. AA22-021- ITEM C.]

DANIEL OLIVARES.

SO THIS PROJECT IS A REQUEST TO EXPAND AN EXISTING SWEET POTATO STORAGE FACILITY BY ALLOWING THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR 12,000 SQUARE FOOT STEEL SWEET POTATO STORAGE BUILDINGS, A 6000 SQUARE FOOT LEAN TO BUILDING WITH A METAL ROOF, A 2400 SQUARE FOOT TRUCK DOCK, AND AN 1800 SQUARE FOOT OFFICE BUILDING TO REPLACE THE CURRENT APPROXIMATELY 1750 SQUARE FOOT OFFICE BUILDING.

AND FINALLY, A 12,500 SQUARE FOOT ASPHALT PARKING LOT FOR A TOTAL DEVELOPMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 1.5 ACRES.

THE PROJECT SITE IS LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF GRIFFITH AVENUE, APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET NORTH OF SCHENDELL AVENUE IN THE DELHI AREA, IDENTIFIED AS ASSESSOR'S PARCEL NUMBER 046110005 LANE IS DESIGNATED AGRICULTURAL LAND USE IN THE GENERAL PLAN AND ZONED A ONE AGRICULTURAL.

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SO HERE'S THE VICINITY OF THE PROJECT SITE.

IT'S SURROUNDED BY ROAD CROPS EXCUSE ME, ORCHARDS AND AGRICULTURAL STORAGE AND PROCESSING FACILITIES, NOT UNLIKE THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN BEING PROPOSED.

NOW, THESE ARE THE SITE PLANS FOR THE PROPOSED EXPANSION.

IF YOU LOOK AT IT, SORRY, I CAN'T FIND THE POINTER, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE FOUR BUILDINGS IN THE TOP MIDDLE OF THE SITE.

THOSE ARE THE PROPOSED STORAGE BUILDINGS.

AND THEN THE REST OF THE DEVELOPMENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE AREA OF THE PARCEL NEAR GRIFFITH AVENUE, THE VERTICAL ROAD.

THAT'S JUST THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW OFFICE AND THE RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SUPPORT OF THE EXPANDED STORAGE. SO THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN FOUND CONSISTENT WITH OUR GENERAL PLAN, BOTH THE LAND USE AND AGRICULTURAL ELEMENTS IN PROMOTING CONTINUED AGRICULTURAL USE ON LAND DESIGNATED AGRICULTURAL.

AND IT CONFORMS WITH ALL POLICIES AND THE ZONING CODE.

THE PROJECT WAS REVIEWED IN A PREPARED INITIAL STUDY, MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION, WHICH IS ATTACHMENT B AND THE STAFF REPORT WHERE IT WAS FOUND THAT ALTHOUGH THE PROPOSED PROJECT COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT, THERE WILL NOT BE SIGNIFICANT EFFECT IN THIS CASE BECAUSE REVISIONS IN THE PROJECT HAVE BEEN MADE BY OR AGREED TO BY THE PROJECT PARTICIPANT.

PROJECT PROPONENT.

THESE ARE THE PROPOSED MITIGATION MEASURES.

THEY WERE INCLUDED IN THE CONDITIONAL APPROVAL AND THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS MITIGATION MEASURE HYDRO ONE, ESSENTIALLY MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS A SUFFICIENT LEACH LINE REPLACEMENT AREA.

HYDRO TWO, MAKING SURE THAT THE APPLICANT OBTAINS SEPTIC TANK DEMOLITION PERMITS FROM MERCER COUNTY, DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND THEN HYDRO THREE THAT ALL SEPTIC TANKS CONNECTED TO BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE DEMOLISHED.

THAT IS THE OFFICE BUILDING THAT CURRENTLY EXISTS, SHALL BE DESTROYED UNDER PERMIT FROM MERCED COUNTY DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.

THESE MITIGATION MEASURES WERE ALL ADAPTED FROM SUGGESTING CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL SUBMITTED BY MERCED COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INCLUDED IN THEIR AGENCY REVIEW OF THE PROJECT NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS MAILED TO THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND PUBLISHED IN THE SUN STAR ON JULY 1ST, 2022, AND NO COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED.

STAFF HAS TWO RECOMMENDATIONS THEN FOR THIS PROJECT.

FIRST, THE MOTION TO ADOPT THE CEQA FINDINGS FOR THE ADOPTION OF A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION.

SECOND, A MOTION TO APPROVE ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION NUMBER AA22-021.

THIS CONCLUDES STAFF'S PRESENTATION AND I'M NOW AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, CAMERON. ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION? SEE NONE. AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

I'LL OPEN IT UP TO THE PUBLIC FOR ANY COMMENTS AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

SEE NONE.

CLOSES COMMENT SECTION AND COME BACK UP TO THE COMMISSION.

WHATS YOUR PLEASURE? OK I WOULD MOVE THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION ADOPTS THE PROPOSED MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROJECT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15 ZERO SEVEN FOR CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION OR MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF THE CEQA GUIDELINES.

BASED ON THE FINDINGS, INCLUDING THE STAFF REPORT.

SECOND. MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE. OPPOSED? PASS.

OK PROJECT DETERMINATION.

I MOVE THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION NUMBER AA22-021 BASED ON THE FINDINGS IDENTIFIED IN THE STAFF REPORT AND SUBJECT TO THE RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL.

SECOND.

MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE. OPPOSED? PASSED UNANIMOUS.

OK ANY COMMISSION ACTION ITEMS NOTHING ADDITIONAL, SIR.

OK DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

NOTHING AT THIS TIME.

COMMISSIONERS COMMENT.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.