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AGENDA

PLANNING COMMISSION of the

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CITY OF HANFORD

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

400 N. Douty St.

7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

INVOCATION

FLAG SALUTE

PUBLIC COMMENT

This is the time for citizens to comment on subject matters not on the agenda and that are within the jurisdiction of the Commission. This is also

the public s opportunity to request an item from the Consent Calendar be pulled for discussion purposes or to comment on any item on the agenda. Comments related to Public Hearing items will be heard at the time the item is discussed. A maximum of three minutes is allowed for each speaker. Please begin your comments by stating your name and providing your city of residence.
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CONSENT CALENDAR

Consent Calendar items are considered routine and will be enacted in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these matters unless a

request is made and then the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar to be discussed and voted upon by a separate motion.

1. Approval of the Minutes of the April 23, 2019 Meeting

2. TIME EXTENSION 2019-01, a request to extend the life of Tentative Tract 919 Unit II

for 24 months. The project applies to property located south of Fargo Avenue, west of

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Centennial Drive (APN 009-030-154).

PUBLIC HEARING

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Continued item from Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENT

NO. 2019-01: a request by 198-43, LLC to amend Title 17, Section 17.08.030 Commercial, Office, and Industrial Zone Use Table of the Hanford Municipal

Code by
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adding sections in order to permit or permit with a conditional use permit, the

following uses in the C-R Regional Commercial zone district: colleges; exercise studios;

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large health facilities; business support services; medical offices; professional and

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commercial offices; laboratories; furniture stores; and food catering.

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DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS

COMMISSIONERS' ITEMS OF INTEREST

ADJOURNMENT Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available to

public inspection in the Planning Division Office located at 317 N. Douty Street, Hanford, California 93230, during normal business hours. Such documents are also available at the city s website, www.cityofhanfordca.com subject to staff s ability to post documents before the meeting.
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If you need a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in this meeting, please contact

the Planning Division s office, 559-585-2580, 317 N. Douty Street, Hanford, California 93230, at least 2 days prior to the meeting 28 CFR 35.102.35.104 ADA Title II
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APPEALS: Any action of the Planning Commission, which is a final project decision, may be appealed to the City Council by the applicant or any

adversely affected person. To file an appeal, an appeal application and filing fee of 1,000.00 must be submitted to the Community Development Department, 317 N. Douty Street, Hanford, California, within ten (10) days following the date of the final decision of the Planning Commission.
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AGENDA

STAFF REPORT

MEETING DATE: 5/14/2019

AGENDA SECTION: 1

SUBJECT:

Approval of the Minutes of the April 23, 2019 Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the Minutes of the April 23, 2019 meeting.

BACKGROUND:

FISCAL IMPACT:

ATTACHMENTS:

04-23-19 Minutes

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MINUTES

PLANNING COMMISSION of the

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CITY OF HANFORD

COUNCIL CHAMBERS 400 N. Douty St.

7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CALL TO ORDER Chairperson PADEN called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL Attendee Name Title Status Arrived Richard Douglas Present 6:53 PM Michael Johnston Present 6:49 PM Travis Paden Present 6:41 PM Savino

Perico Present 6:57 PM Angel Vee Galvan Present 6:56 PM Jacob Sanchez Present 6:49 PM Jason Kemp Van Ee Present 6:49 PM

INVOCATION Pastor Robert Hayden, Howard Chapel AME Zion Church

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FLAG SALUTE Commissioner SANCHEZ led the flag salute.

PUBLIC COMMENT This is the time for citizens to comment on subject matters not on the agenda and that are within the jurisdiction of the Commission.

This is also the public s opportunity to request an item from the Consent Calendar be pulled for discussion purposes or to comment on any item on the agenda. Comments related to Public Hearing items will be heard at the time the item is discussed. A maximum of three minutes is allowed for each speaker. Please begin your comments by stating your name and providing your city of residence.
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Prior to Public Comment, City Attorney Mizote announced that he would be recused from this meeting, due to conflicts of interest. He introduced

Attorney Ray Carlson, also with the Griswold, LaSalle firm, who would be the City Attorney for the meeting.
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CONSENT CALENDAR Consent Calendar items are considered routine and will be enacted in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these

matters unless a request is made and then the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar to be discussed and voted upon by a separate motion.

Motion to approve the Consent Calendar.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Richard Douglas SECONDER: Michael Johnston AYES: Douglas, Johnston, Paden, Perico, Galvan, Sanchez, Kemp Van Ee

Approval of the Minutes of the March 12, 2019 Meeting

PUBLIC HEARING 1. Municipal Code Amendment No. 2019-01: a request by 198-43, LLC to amend Title 17,

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Section 17.08.030 Commercial, Office, and Industrial Zone Use Table of the Hanford Municipal Code by adding sections in order to permit or permit

with a conditional use permit, the following uses in the C-R Regional Commercial zone district: colleges; exercise studios; large health facilities; business support services; medical offices; professional and commercial offices; laboratories; government offices; furniture stores; landscape nurseries; banks and credit unions secondary branch; food catering; payday lenders; and tailoring. (Staff recommends continuance of the item to May 14, 2019). Per Community Development Director Mata, staff recommended that the Public Hearing be continued to the May 14, 2019 meeting.
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Hanford resident Diane Sharp encouraged the Commission and staff to open this item to extensive review and broad-based comment before referring it to

City Council. She suggested that City staff meet with downtown business owners, at the owners' convenience, to get their input.
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Motion to continue the Public Hearing for Municipal Code Amendment No. 2019-01 to the next Planning Commission meeting on May 14, 2019.

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RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Michael Johnston SECONDER: Richard Douglas AYES: Douglas, Johnston, Paden, Perico, Galvan, Sanchez, Kemp Van Ee

2. Conditional Use Permit No. 2019-03: is a request to allow a furniture store, under 20,000 square feet, to be located within the Hanford Mall in

the C-R Regional Commercial zone district. The project is located at 1673 W. Lacey Boulevard, Suite 109 (APN 011-060-037). Chairperson PADEN opened the Public Hearing at 7:11 p.m. and called for the Staff Report.
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Senior Planner Myers presented the staff report, recommended approval, and invited questions of staff.

Chairperson PADEN opened Public Comment:

FAVOR None.

OPPOSED

David Ayers, Hanford - He expressed concern that, with the C-R zone being open to furniture sales at the mall, with a Conditional Use Permit (CUP),

downtown will experience a mass exodus of businesses, resulting in blight. He encouraged the Commissioners to deny the CUP.
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Director Mata addressed Mr. Ayers' concerns, stating that staff was able to support all the required findings for approval. She noted that, if the

Commission decides to deny the CUP, they must make the findings for denial, by showing that these conditions cannot be met.
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Joe Serrano, owner (with his father) of Serrano's Furniture, stated that his business is growing, and they need more room. If his location were

larger, he would remain downtown; but, he had to look for a larger space. Serrano's owns the building at their current location, and they are looking for a tenant to rent the space. Mr. Serrano responded to Commissioners' questions.
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Chairperson PADEN closed the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m. and called for a motion.

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Motion to adopt Resolution No. 2019-05, approving Conditional Use Permit 2019-03.

RESULT: APPROVED [6 TO 1] MOVER: Richard Douglas SECONDER: Jason Kemp Van Ee AYES: Douglas, Johnston, Paden, Perico, Sanchez, Kemp Van Ee NAYS:

Galvan

3. MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENT NO. 2019-02 is a request to amend Title 17, Section 17.08.030 of the Hanford Municipal Code by adding to the line D8

dispensaries (non-storefront retail) as a conditional use in the IH zone, amending line I23 to allow storefront retail dispensaries as a conditional use in the MX-D zone and amend Section 17.69 to allow medical and adult use commercial operations and to allow dispensaries. Chairperson PADEN opened the Public Hearing at 7:44 p.m. and called for the staff report.
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Director Mata presented the staff report, recommended approval, and invited questions of staff.

She and Police Chief Parker addressed Commissioners' questions.

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Chairperson PADEN opened Public Comment:

FAVOR

Larry Thacker, San Jose, representing Caliva (cannabis dispensaries) - He stated that legal cannabis dispensaries are necessary, in order to combat

illegal cannabis business. He would like to bring Caliva to downtown Hanford.
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OPPOSED

John Lehn, Hanford - Mr. Lehn expressed concern over possible odor and suggested the addition of strict odor control.

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Director Mata replied to Mr. Lehn's concern, stating that the City's ordinance prohibits allowing it to become a nuisance. Chief Sever added that the

products are already in sealed packages and that most odor issues occur with outdoor or greenhouse cultivation.
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Following considerable discussion, Chairperson PADEN closed the Public Hearing at 8:27 p.m. and called for a motion.

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Motion to approve Resolution 2019-06 recommending approval of Municipal Code Amendment 2019-02 to the City Council, amending Section 17.69.030 B.1.

by adding colleges to the list of schools.
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RESULT: APPROVED [6 TO 1] MOVER: Michael Johnston SECONDER: Jacob Sanchez AYES: Douglas, Johnston, Paden, Perico, Galvan, Sanchez NAYS: Kemp Van Ee

DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS Director Mata announced: 1) Aldi's grand opening will be Thursday, May 2, 8:00 a.m.; 2) Gabrielle Myers has been promoted from

Associate Planner to Senior Planner. She thanked Ms. Myers for her hard work and congratulated her on the promotion.
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COMMISSIONERS' ITEMS OF INTEREST Commissioner GALVAN referred to Page 57 of the agenda packet and noted that it contained an incorrect Notice of

Exemption. Director Mata assured her that staff would include the correct Notice.

Commissioner JOHNSTON reported a very large hole in the sidewalk in front of Serrano's Furniture at Sixth and Douty Streets. Staff will check on that

right away.
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Commissioners DOUGLAS and KEMP VAN EE congratulated Ms. Myers on her promotion.

Chairperson PADEN commented that Amazon's free shipping on furniture purchases might present challenges for our furniture stores.

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ADJOURNMENT Chairperson PADEN adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Diana Black Recording Secretary

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AGENDA

STAFF REPORT

MEETING DATE: 5/14/2019

AGENDA SECTION: 2

SUBJECT:

TIME EXTENSION 2019-01, a request to extend the life of Tentative Tract 919 Unit II for 24

months. The project applies to property located south of Fargo Avenue, west of Centennial Drive

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(APN 009-030-154).

See staff report, attached.

FISCAL IMPACT:

ATTACHMENTS:

Staff Report - Time Extension 2019-01

Resolution No. 2019-08

Attachment 1 -Tentative Tract 919

Attachment 2 - Original PC staff report for 919

Attachment 3 - City Council Resolution 17-29-R

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Attachment 4 -Tract 919 Final Map Recorded (Unit I)

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CITY OF HANFORD PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT

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MEETING DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

PROJECT: TIME EXTENSION 2019-01, a request to extend the life of Tentative

Tract 919 Unit II for 24 months.

LOCATION: The property is located south of Fargo Avenue, west of Centennial

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Drive (APN 009-030-154).

PROJECT PLANNER: Gabrielle de Silva, Senior Planner

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission:

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1. Adopt Resolution No. 2019-08, approving Time Extension No. 2019-01.

RECOMMENDED MOTION

1. I move to adopt Resolution No. 2019-08, approving Time Extension No. 2019-01.

PROJECT PROPOSAL

Time Extension No. 2019-01 is a request by San Joaquin Valley Homes to extend the life of Tentative Tract Map 919 for 24 months, in order to record

the second and final phase of Tract 919. If approved, the time extension would extend the expiration of the project until May 16, 2020.

Tentative Tract Map 919 is attached Attachment 1.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On May 16, 2017, the City Council approved Tentative Tract Map 919, filed by San Joaquin Valley Homes, subdividing 31.77 acres into 125 residential

lots. The project is applicable to the property located south of Fargo Avenue, west of Centennial Drive.
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Note: Typically, tentative tract map approvals are granted by the Planning Commission, however, since the project also involved a general plan

amendment, rezone, and annexation, the project was forwarded to the City Council.
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Figure 1: Land Use

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Figure 2: General Plan Designation Low-Density Residential

Figure 3: Zoning Designation R-L-5 Low-Density Residential

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Tentative Tract 919 is a subdivision of 31.77 acres into 125 single-family, low-density residential lots, in accordance with the General Plan

designation for the area, Low-Density Residential. Although Tentative Tract 919 was submitted under the 2002 General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, staff evaluated the map for consistency with both the 2002 General Plan and 2035 General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The project satisfies all standards required for the 2035 General Plan and R-L-5 Low-Density Residential zoning designation.
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A full analysis of Tentative Tract Map 919 appears in the original Planning Commission staff report Attachment 2, for the Commission s review. The

City Council approved Tentative Tract 919 for two years, May 16, 2017 to May 16, 2019 under Resolution 17-29-R Attachment 3.
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On April 26, 2019, Unit I of Tract 919 was recorded. A copy of the recorded final map is attached Attachment 4.


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