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File #: 22-930    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/5/2022 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 8/3/2022 Final action:
Title: Action on Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, General Plan Amendment and Rezone for the Property Located at 1601 Civic Center Drive
Attachments: 1. MND & MMRP, 2. Responses to MND Commens, 3. MND Resolution, 4. GPA Resolution, 5. Rezone Resolution, 6. Public Correspondence, 7. Conditions of Rezone Approval, 8. Development Plans, 9. PMM - eComment Report, 10. PMM - Email Correspondence
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Action on Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, General Plan Amendment and Rezone for the Property Located at 1601 Civic Center Drive

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Applicant: Kathy Robinson, Charities Housing
Owner: Charities Housing
General Plan: Community Commercial
Zoning: General Office (OG)
Site Area: 1.4 acres (61,409 square feet)
Existing Site Conditions: The property is developed with a 28,950 square foot two-story office building, surface parking lot and site landscaping. The office building and site improvements were constructed in 1974. The existing site has a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 0.47.
Surrounding Land Uses:
* North: Church
* South: Civic Center Drive, hotel, and commercial development
* East: Lincoln Street and City Hall campus
* West: Townhome development

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

Staff Recommendation: That Planning Commission approve resolutions recommending City Council adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), approve the General Plan Amendment, and approve the Rezone for the property located at 1601 Civic Center Drive.

BACKGROUND
On September 2, 2021, Charities Housing ("Owner") filed an application to redevelop the property located at 1601 Civic Center Drive from office use to residential with a 100 percent affordable housing project that includes private and public amenities and on- and off-site improvements. The proposal requires a General Plan Amendment and Rezone of the property to change the land use designation and zoning of the site, and environmental analysis of potential impacts associated with project development as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The requisite applications have been submitted and are the subject of this staff report.

The original submittal proposed a six-story structure with podiu...

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