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File #: 21-943    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/30/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action: 8/24/2021
Title: Action on a Request for a Special Permit to Allow Seasonal Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Sales Events at 3590 Benton Street from September 17, 2021 through December 24, 2021
Attachments: 1. ABC Tree Farms 3590 Benton Street Operations Plan, 2. Pumpkin Patch Site Plan, 3. Christmas Tree Site Plan
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Request for a Special Permit to Allow Seasonal Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Sales Events at 3590 Benton Street from September 17, 2021 through December 24, 2021

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing and Transportation Development

BACKGROUND
The applicant, Holly Prinz of ABC Tree Farms, LLC, is requesting a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Code Section 18.60.030 to allow seasonal Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree sales events located on a vacant lot at the southeast corner of Lawrence Expressway and Benton Street (3590 Benton Street). The property is zoned as Single Family Residential (R1-6L). However, City Code Section 18.60.030 allows activities to be performed in any non-industrial Zoning District for any use not otherwise regulated within the Zoning Code upon issuance of a Special Permit by the City Council.

The site is adjacent to a church and the Calabasas Creek. Neighboring properties include single-family, multi-family and commercial uses.

The Pumpkin Patch sales event is proposed to begin on September 17, 2021, and end on October 31, 2021, with setup commencing on September 1, 2021 and the breakdown of the setup to be completed by November 10, 2021. The Christmas Tree sales event will begin on November 20, 2021, and end on December 24, 2021, with setup commencing on November 10, 2021 and the breakdown of the setup to be completed by December 31, 2021. The hours of operation for the Pumpkin Patch will be from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The hours of operation for the Christmas Tree lot will be from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

The proposed pumpkin sales event would include temporary tents, children's inflatable entertainment units, a dumpster area, and a storage container. The Christmas Tree sales event would include similar temporary facilities. ...

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