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File #: 19-1130    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/27/2019 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 11/13/2019 Final action:
Title: Action on a Conditional Use Permit to allow a new Car/Truck Rental Facility at 2390 Lafayette Street
Attachments: 1. Project Data Summary, 2. Applicant's Bussiness Operation Plan, 3. Resolution Approving the Use Permit, 4. Conditions of Approval, 5. Development Plans
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Conditional Use Permit to allow a new Car/Truck Rental Facility at 2390 Lafayette Street

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Project: Use Permit to allow a New Car/Truck Rental Facility and on-site improvements.
Applicant: Francisco Valdes, KRJ Design Group
General Plan: Heavy Industrial
Zoning: Heavy Industrial (MH)
Site Area: .64 acre (27,812 sq. ft.)
Existing Site Conditions: Existing one-story 5,011 square foot commercial building.

Surrounding Land Uses
North: Auto oriented businesses across from Richard Avenue
South: Commercial uses.
East: Commercial Uses across from Lafayette Street
West: Commercial uses.

Issues: Consistency with the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Staff Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the Use Permit, subject to conditions of approval

BACKGROUND
The Applicant, Francisco Valdes from KRJ Design Group, filed an application on January 22, 2019 requesting a Use Permit to allow operation of a car and truck rental facility for Avis Budget Group. The project site is located on the south west corner of Richard Avenue and Lafayette Street, and is currently occupied by a one story 5,011 square foot vacant commercial building. The site was previously occupied by a packaging business that moved out in 2016. There is no record of any business license since that time. The surrounding land uses include a truck rental facility to the west and south, auto oriented businesses across from Richard Avenue, and Home Depot across from Lafayette Street.

The site is zoned Heavy Industrial (MH) and the General Plan land use designation is Heavy Industrial. Retail uses are not permitted by right in the Heavy Industrial (MH) zoning district. Pursuant to Section 18.50.040(e) of the Santa Clara City Code, uses that are not permitted by right but that are appropriate for an industrial area, such as lodges and bingo halls, can be conditionally permitted in the MH zoning district, provided that t...

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