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021102 OTLRB Minutes MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OLD TOWN TEMECULA LOCAL REVIEW BOARD FEBRUARY 11, 2002 CALL TO ORDER The Old Town Temecula Local Review Board convened in an adjourned meeting at 9:03 A.M., on Monday, February 11, 2002, in the Main Conference Room of Temecula City Hall, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, California. ROLL CALL Present: Blair, Montgomery,*Ross, and Harker. Absent. Allen. Also Present: Development Processing Coordinator Noland, Redevelopment Director Meyer, Redevelopment Management Analyst Hillberg, Project Planner I Rick Rush, and Minute Clerk Ice. (*It was noted that Board Member Ross arrived at 9:06 a.m.) PUBLIC COMMENTS No comments. CONSENT CALENDAR I Aqenda RECOMMENDATION: 1.1 Approve the Agenda of February 11, 2002. MOTION: Board Member Blair moved to approve the Agenda. The motion was seconded by Board Member Montgomery and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Allen who was absent. 2 Minutes RECOMMENDATION 2.1 Approve the Minutes of December 4, 2001 MOTION: Board Member Blair moved to approve the minutes, as written. The motion was seconded by Board Member Montgomery and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Allen who was absent. R:/OidTown/LRB/Min utes/021102 1 BOARD BUSINESS 3 Installation of four wall siqns for Del Rio Cakes and Supplies (Application No. 02-0042}. RECOMMENDATION: 3.1 That the Old Town Temecula Local Review Board review, provide comments, and take action with respect to the sign plan. Development Processing Coordinator Noland provided an overview of the proposal for four wall signs to be erected on the east and north elevations of the Del Rio Cakes and Supplies Building, located at 41920 Sixth Street; advised that the signs are single-faced and made of Sandblasted Red Cedar Wood; that the primary colors conform to the Old Town color palette; that the letter height conforms to the Specific Plan; and that the total square footage conforms with the square footage allowed. In response to Board Member Blair, Development Processing Coordinator Noland relayed that one of the signs may have been installed prior to approval. For Chairman Harker, Development Processing Coordinator Noland agreed that the smaller sign may be a way to identify the business and that the replaced signs are wall signs even though the picture represents (2) hanging signs. Following up with Development Processing Coordinator Noland, Redevelopment Director Meyer advised that the Sign Ordinance with respect to the Specific Plan provides a total square footage of signage, allowing flexibility on how to disperse that signage and the maximum number of signs. For Board Member Blair, Development Processing Coordinator Noland advised that the signs next door (Irene's Alterations) are included in the sign program, noting Staff will investigate with Code Enforcement Officer Cole as to the status. MOTION: Board Member Montgomery moved to approve the motion as written. The motion was seconded by Board Member Ross, and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. Board Member Blair requested as a footnote to the motion that the Applicant be informed to hang the signs after they have been approved. 4 Informational Update of Villaqes of Old Town (Applicant: Richard Haness and RJH Development). RECOMMENDATION: 4.1 That the Old Town Temecula Local Review Board receive and file. R:/OIdTown/LRB/Minutes/021102 2 Mr. Richard Hannes of RJH Development provided a summary of the status report of the Villages of Old Town and introduced the Consultant Matthew Fagan, who, in turn provided a progress update for this project. Via board presentation, Mr. Fagan provided an overview of the Villages of Old Town Project, noting that the Staff is reviewing the Specific Plan and the EIR; and that the consultant is working with the Public Works Department, and the Planning Department to refine the document, suggesting that several workshops may be required in the future with Planning and/or jointly with the Planning Commission and City Council; Mr. Fagan summarized the Project and its relationship to Old Town as foIIows: · Apartments (1360) · Townhomes (275) · Total units built (1630) on 154 acres. · Park with access roads · Possible Shuttle Service · Overpass or Under crossing between the Villages and Old Town. Resulting in a favorable response from a survey letter sent out to residents of Temecula and surrounding areas, with respect to a shuttle service being provided, Mr. Fagan advised that such a service could possibly enhance strong economic benefits to Old Town as well as the entire City. For Board Member Blair, Mr. Fagan relayed that there will be a small amphitheater, and advised that affordable housing will also be provided. In response to Board Member Ross' concerns, Redevelopment Director Meyer relayed that because Section 8 Housing is Federally Administered Funds through County Housing Authority, and therefore does require City involvement, which is clarified funding assistance (Rancho West, Rancho Creek), noting that affordable housing would be considered, Redevelopment Director Meyer noted that the Villages Project will be constructed in a top quality fashion, noting that Iow to moderate housing would not impact the quality of the construction, and that it only relates to affordable housing. For Board Member Blair, Mr. Fagan advised that the apartments will have an underground parking structure, with stalls on the outside as well; and that the townhomes will have garages and extra parking as well. As for Chairman Harker, Mr. Fagan noted that although the request is not in the approval process stage as of yet, efforts are underway with Staff to refine the Specific Plan and the EIR. With respect to Board Member Ross, Mr. Haness relayed that a market study survey indicated that the project is demand driven, noting that Old Town may flourish at a faster pace, as well to draw a younger generation. For Chairman Harker, Mr. Haness, echoed by Mr. Fagan, confirmed that the small shopping center (coffee shop, outside plaza area for sitting, laundry drop off/pickup, convenient store) will not compete in any way with Old Town; and reiterated that it would be more of a social area to attract residents. R:lOIdTownlLRBIMinutes1021102 3 Further responding to Chairman Harker's concerns, Redevelopment Director Meyer relayed that the plan for the pedestrian crossing between the Villages and Old Town is still in the early stages of development. Continuing with that issue, Mr. Fagan noted that as part of the project the streetscape may be extended from the bridge west to the entry of the project, and that an archway or statement representing the entrance may be proposed in an effort to tie this project with the Old Town theme. For Board Member Ross, Mr. Fagan relayed that there are milestones with respect to the Bypass and the extension of Vincent Moraga Drive extension, which require certain links, noting that meetings with the Public Works Department will be scheduled. Mr. Haness further elaborated on the traffic studies, commenting on the key factors of each phase in terms of the physical connection of the Bypass. In response to Board Member Ross, Mr. Fagan noted that Diaz Road and Business Park Drive and the Bypass and Vincent Moraga Drive would be a very important link, which will be further studied and investigated. As for the architectural style of the apartment buildings and townhomes, Mr. Fagan relayed there are three styles: The Monterey, The Craftsmen, and The Italianate; and advised that a variety of color will be used to compliment the development on the hill and surroundings, blending with the landscape, creating an urban, yet suburban feel. For Chairman Harker, Mr. Fagan noted that an estimated population for this community would be 5,000. (NOTE: At this time, several photomontages were given to the Board and Staff, reflecting a build out at 3 to 5 year period.) In response to Redevelopment Director Meyer, Mr. Haness projected that the project coutd be started two months after obtaining the necessary approvals, such as: · Grading pad for the park. · Masquerading all at onetime. · Landscaping. · Preparing the Highway 79 bridge entire stretch of Vincent Moraga Drive. · Creating the roadbed for the Bypass. · Creating the first phase of the apartment buildings, 10 months to fully rent out- beginning the first phase of the townhomes - 5 to 8 years total build out. For Board Member Montgomery's concerns for the construction traffic, Consultant Fagan relayed that there will be activity and disruptions, noting that such activity should not impacting Front Street, through the Arch, the middle of Old Town, or during any of the major event held in Old Town. In closing, Mr. Fagan thanked the Board and Staff for its time, and relayed that updates would be modified. R:lOIdTownlLRBIMinutes1021102 4 MOTION: Board Member Montgomery moved to receive and file. The motion was seconded by Board Member Blair and voice vote reflected approval with the exception of Board Member Montgomery who was absent. BOARD MEMBER'S REPORTS A. Director of Planning Ubnoske requested that all comments from the remainder of the Board Members, with respect to the Specific Plan Amendment, are submitted by February 25, 2002, noting that a workshop will be scheduled to kickoff amending the Specific Plan; advised that Code Enforcement Officer Cole will be designated as the Old Town Code Enforcement Officer, that he will attend future Local Review Board Meetings, and that monthly enforcement report of citations in Old Town will be provided. DIRECTOR OF REDEVELOPMENT REPORT A. Discussion ensued with respect to affordable housing, Redevelopment Director Meyer inquired if this item should be agendized due to the Board's concerns with residential and commercial redevelopment. Director of Planning Ubnoske, echoed by Redevelopment Director Meyer, noted that redevelopment projects are larger, but that a small percentage are residential, commenting on quality, removal of blithe, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization; relayed that the Community Services Department's Housing Program would apply City-wide; that a Residential Improvement Program, and a First-time Home Owner Program; noted that these two programs have revitalized neighborhoods, due to the needed revitalization on Pujol Street, and that the focus will concentrate there and other areas will be investigated for future improvements. B. With respect to Chairman Harker, Redevelopment Director Meyer confirmed that Mr. Roger Sanapoli (owner of the little red fire station and barn), has no intention of relocating any structures such as the fire station or barn, noting that he lives in the building, owns a business in Old Town, which is residentially zoned, and is the process of painting the building. Chairman Harker relayed that the above-mentioned building is across the street from the Macombo House, a bungalow, which is considered a historical building; and noted that the Temecula Historical Society has identified 18 sites to be considered historical sites. Redevelopment Director Meyer, echoed by Director of Planning Ubnoske and Chairman Chairman Harker, suggested that the Historical Society to join the Local Review Board meeting in the future to give a presentation. Chairman Harker noted that the Historical Society had received $1,500 from the City to provide plaques for the designated historical sites. C. Redevelopment Director Meyer relayed that the City Council will be considering a Development Disposition Agreement and a Regulatory Agreement with the Development Partner on February 26, 2002, relaying that the site plan and elevations for this project would be available at the next Local Review Board Meeting, and that he will give a brief presentation of upcoming Old Town special events for the next six months. R:lOIdTownlLR[~lMinutes1021102 5 ADJOURNMENT At 10:04 A.M. Chairman Harker formally adjourned this meeting to Monday, March 11, 2002, at 9:00 A.M. in the Main Conference Room, City Hall, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, CA 92590 RtlOIdTownlLRBIMinutes1021102 6