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031306 OTLRB Minutes - --------.- MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OLD TOWN TEMECULA LOCAL REVIEW BOARD MARCH 13, 2006 CALL TO ORDER The Old Town Temecula Local Review Board convened in a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m., on Monday, March 13, 2006, in the Main Conference Room, of Temecula City Hall, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, California. ROLL CALL Present: Board Members: Harker, Haserot, Blair, Moore, and Chairman Allen. Absent: None. Also Present: Redevelopment Director Meyer Associate Planner West Principal Planner Hazen Director of Planning Ubnoske Management Analyst Hillberg Development Processing Coordinator Noland Code Enforcement Officer Cole Minute Clerk Childs PUBLIC COMMENTS None. CONSENT CALENDAR 1 Minutes RECOMMENDATION: 1.1 Approve the Minutes of February 13, 2006. MOTION: Board Member Harker moved to approve the Consent Calendar. Board Member Blair seconded the motion and voice vote reflected unanimous BDDroval. New Items . 2 A orooosed amendment to the Old Town Soecific Plan modilvina orivate ooen soace. Conditional Use Permit and oarkina reauirements for mixed use oroiects. modilvina the Historic Preservation orovisions. sian reaulations and landscaoina auidelines. addina auidelines for oreservina remainina allevs. and makina minor modifications and corrections. R: IOIdTown/LRBlMlnutesl031306 Associate Planner West provided the Board with a staff report of the Amendment to the Old Town Specific Plan (of written material), and requested that the Board provide comments/recommendations. The following changes/additions/deletions were provided by the Old Town Local Review Board: Hiah Densitv Residential Plannina Area . Allow ''for profif' museums within the High Density Residential Planning Area Director of Redevelopment Meyer clarified for the Board that currently non-profit museums would be conditionally permitted, and that the change would only be to include ''for-profit'' museums as well as "non-profif' museums for medium and high density Planning Areas. In response to Board Member Moore's concern regarding off-site signage, Director of Planning Ubnoske noted that currently the City does not permit off site signage but that if the problem were to arise, it would become a Code Enforcement issue. . Allowance ''for profit" museums within the High Density Residential Planning Area acceDted by the Board as Dresented by staff Mixed Use Proiect Reauirements . Delete The Conditional Use Permit (CUP) requirement for mixed use projects, and allow the determination for individual uses within a mixed use project to be based on the Land Use Matrix acceDted as Dresented by staff . Require residential uses within mixed use project to provide on-site parking for each residential unit, or accept an in-lieu parking fee Director of Redevelopment Meyer clarified that any in-lieu fees collected would be applied to offset the cost of the future parking structure. Director of Planning Ubnoske informed that an in-lieu parking fee will be at the discretion of the City and would only apply if the applicant could not meet the parking requirement; therefore, that the applicant would have an opportunity to petition the Director of Planning to pay an "in lieu" parking fee. Board Member Moore stated that it would be her opinion that a parking plan should be developed, but that it not allow outside parking in areas that would be restricted for residential parking. . Provide flexibility in how private open space is provided for mixed use project acceDted by the Board as Dresented by staff Expansion of the Historic Preservation Provisions . Expand the historic preservation requirement of the Old Town Specific Plan to four designated historic sites outside of Old Town Temecula and to clarify the requirements for making determinations of historic appropriateness R: 10IdTownlLRBlMlnutes/031306 2 Board Member Moore informed staff that the Mercedes Pujol School, built in 1889, was left off the historic preservation list. Board Member Moore suggested that staff add language to the Specific Plan that would give the Director of Planning the ability to add new historic structures to the list without having to amend the Specific Plan. . For Board Member Moore, Director of Planning Ubnoske stated that she would explore her request with the City Attorney. For staff, Chairman Allen noted that the word effect in the sentence: The change does not effect how the Old Town Local Review Board currently operates, page 2, last paragraph, be changed to affect. In response to any concerns with regard to C. Buildina Permits and Prohibitions, No.4, Director of Planning Ubnoske noted that she will add language that would impose that: Interior building changes to non-historic buildings, while still requiring a building permit, would not be required to obtain a Finding. F. Findina of Historic Aoorooriateness Chairman Allen suggested that under 4a. Level One Proiects: that bullet No.5, the word effectina be changed to affectina. Board Member Blair expressed concern with not having the opportunity to review the Old Town Community Theater sign, and would be of the opinion that it would not meet the intent of the Specific Plan. In response to Board Member Blair's concern, Director of Planning Ubnoske apologized for not bringing the sign program to the Old Town Local Review Board for review. The historic preservation requirements of Old Town have been acceDted by the Board as Dresented bY staff with the above mentioned chanaesJadditions. Allevs . Incorporate design standards for the remaining alleys in Old Town Chairman Allen stated that although he would be in favor of keeping alleys in Old Town maintained, he would be of the opinion that the proposed amendment could be too restrictive. For the Board, Director of Redevelopment Meyer noted that the language in the Specific Plan would impose that development projects adjacent to the designated alleys would be required to construct improvements in and adjacent to the alley. Board Member Blair stated that with regard to Guideline 1 - Functional Desian for Vehicular Access Alleys, that there would be too many uses of the word "provided." . Board Member Blair stated that with regard to Guideline 2 Functional Desian for Pedestrian Access Alleys, that there are too many uses for the word "access."; and that the word not in the bullet: Pedestrian amenities such as fountains, landscaping and seating areas should be provided when limited vehicle use is not anticipated, be deleted. R: IOldTownlLRBlMinutesl031306 3 That the word to in the bullet: Businesses may establish patron entrances from vehicular access alleys provided that additional space is provided to that an area at least six feet in width is provided to accommodate door swing and safe pedestrian movement into and out of the business, be replaced by !Q. acceoted bv the Board with the above mentioned chanaes Mixed Use Proiects . Amend Subsection III.F.c.vi. as follows: One parking space per residential unit shall be provided on site and screened from public view. If this parking requirement cannot be met, then the applicant may petition the Director of Planning to accept an "in lieu" parking fee. Acceptance of an "in lieu" parking fee would be at the discretion of the Director of Planning. acceoted bv the Board as oresented bv staff with the addition that a mechanism be established that would include a formula for calculatina oarkina fees Other Clarifications/Chanaes . that the word in be replaced by the word is in the sentence: and clarifying that plywood is an unacceptable exterior material acceoted bv the Board Sian Standards The Board requested that language be added to the specific plan that would state the standards for "creek side" signage. Wall Mounted Sians . Bottom of the sill line of the second floor windows; be changed to Srd or 4th floors Interior Facino Sions - that this be reexamined for "u" shaped buildings Permanent Window Sians - No window signs are permitted above second floor be changed to third floor The Board requested that staff explore the possibility of adding language with regard to a Marquee signage. Buildino Name Sian - The Board requested that language be added that would clarify what types of signs would be allowed, such as painted-on signs, brass signs, etc. Miscellaneous and Tvoooraohic Chanaes acceoted bv the Board as oresented bv staff MOTION: Board Member Blair moved to approve the proposed Amendment to the Old Town Specific Plan subject the changes requested by the Board. Board Member Moore seconded the motion and voice vote reflected unanimous aooroval. R: IOldTownlLRBlMinulBsl031306 4 DIRECTOR OF PLANNING REPORT No report at this time. DIRECTOR OF REDEVELOPMENT REPORT Director of Redevelopment Meyer advised that the Civic Center Master Plan will be brought forward to the Old Town Local Review Board at the April 1 0, 2006 meeting, for review. Mr. Meyer also advised that the Dalton III OPA on a participation agreement, will be considered by the City Council at the March 28, 2006, City Council meeting. CODE ENFORCEMENT REPORT A Code Enforcement report was distributed to the Board. BOARD MEMBER REPORT Chairman Allen informed that he has noticed the use of neon signage in Old Town, and requested that Code Enforcement explore this issue. For Chairman Allen, Code Enforcement Officer Cole stated that he would investigate the issue. Board Member Moore expressed concern with the ivy growing on the Old Town mural, and the amount of trash on the property and parking lot. Chairman Allen relayed that he had an opportunity to attend an award ceremony at the Disney Land Hotel, hosted by the S.outhern California Restaurant Writers Association; and advised that Bailey's Old Town dinning, Thornton Winery Restaurant, and a shop in Pechanga Casino, were awarded a gold certificate for excellence in dinning. ADJOURNMENT .m., Chairman Bla' formally adjourned this meeting to ADril10. 2006, at 9:00 a.m. in onfer nce Roo ,City Hall, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, California 92590. 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