October 19, 2006. Original approval of Vesting Tentative Tract Map 6861 by your Commission to create 76 single-family lots and 2 landscape lots on an
18.72 acre subdivision area zoned R-1 (One-Family Dwelling). A Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project was adopted at the same Planning Commission meeting, which included site specific archaeological, cultural, and air quality mitigation measures.
Extension of Time Vesting Tentative Tract Map 6861
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In response to the Economic Downturn and the Recession, the California State Legislature approved a series of automatic extensions to certain
approved tentative subdivision maps. As a result of these state extensions, Vesting Tentative Tract Map 6861 was previously provided one additional year of approval per SB 1185 (2008), two additional years under AB 333 (2009), two additional years under AB 208 (2011), two additional years under AB 116 (2013) and two additional years under AB 1303 (2015). The cumulative result of the automatic extensions of time approved by the State is that this tentative map expires on July 5, 2019. The Subdivision Map Act allows an additional 60 days beyond the expiration date to provide local jurisdictions time to consider the extension of time request.
The Subdivision Map Act and the Bakersfield Municipal Code allow for separate extensions to be approved by your Commission with an aggregate of up to
six years. Typically, City policy has been to approve extensions of time in 2 three-year intervals. This current request represents the first request for Vesting Tentative Tract Map 6861. Staff recommends approval of a three- year extension of time to expire on July 5, 2022, with no changes to previously approved conditions of approval. The original subdivision application was deemed complete on September 5, 2006.
The City's Bikeway Master Plan identifies current Jewetta Avenue as Class 2 bike facility (bike lanes). The Traffic Engineer will evaluate if bike
lane striping should be installed or delayed along future extension of Jewetta Avenue and if their installation will compromise public safety (e.g. short lengths of unconnected bike lanes that would confuse drivers and cyclists increasing the likelihood of accidents). Striping would then occur at the time the City added bike lanes along the street with connections to the existing bikeway network.
Based upon an initial environmental assessment, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) an initial study was prepared for the
original project of the subject property and a Mitigated Negative Declaration was adopted on October 19, 2006. In accordance with Section 15061(b)(3), Common Sense Exemption, this project is exempt from the requirements of CEQA because it will not affect the environment.
The applicant provided the application for the Extension of Time for Vesting Tentative Tract Map 6861 in a timely manner, and has requested a
three-year extension to be able have additional time to process in response to the economic downturn which has slowed lot sales. The three-year extension is reasonable and is in compliance with the extensions permitted by BMC 16.16.080. Therefore, the request is recommended for approval by the Planning Director.
WHEREAS, the Secretary of the Planning Commission set Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 1501 Truxtun
Avenue, Bakersfield, California, as the time and place for a public hearing before the Planning Commission to consider the application, and notice of the public hearing was given in the manner provided in Title Sixteen of the Bakersfield Municipal Code; and