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Agenda Item 10. <br />City of Brea <br />PLANNING COMMISSION COMMUNICATION <br />TO:Honorable Chair and Planning Commission <br />FROM:Jennifer Lilley <br />DATE:03/28/2017 <br />SUBJECT:CONSIDERATION OF ADDENDUM NO. 16-01, TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. <br />2016-178, PRECISE DEVELOPMENT NO. 16-04, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NOS. <br />16-10 AND 16-11 FOR A PROPOSED MIXED USE, IN-FILL DEVELOPMENT <br />INCLUDING 747 RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS, 16,900 SQUARE FEET OF <br />COMMERCIAL TENANT SPACE AND A 150-ROOM HOTEL LOCATED ON AN <br />APPROXIMATELY THIRTY- ACRE SITE AT THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST <br />CORNERS OF STATE COLLEGE BOULEVARD AND BIRCH STREET. <br />BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION <br />BACKGROUND <br />The Planning Commission received the staff report, associated materials and a staff presentation <br />regarding the proposed project and related actions at its February 28, 2017 meeting. At that time the <br />Commission received public testimony on the proposed project and continued the public hearing to its <br />meeting of March 28, 2017. Since the February 28 meeting, staff has received additional written <br />comments regarding the project which are attached to this report for the Commission’s reference. <br /> <br />DISCUSSION <br />The Commission received public testimony during the February 28, 2017 hearing. Several speakers <br />addressed similar areas of concern or had similar questions. Staff has summarized the issues raised <br />to-date and grouped similar questions into the topics below. The list of major topics is a summary of <br />the statements or concerns common to multiple speakers and is intended to provide the Planning <br />Commission additional information. This is not meant to be a verbatim transcription of speaker’s <br />comments or an exhaustive list of issues. The clarification and information provided is meant for the <br />Commission’s reference for the next steps in your review. Staff will look to the Commission to provide <br />direction with any additional information or clarification as needed. Additionally, staff will look to the <br />Commission regarding direction on the preparation of draft Resolutions for Commission action on the <br />project. Critically, the project actions must include legal findings and be backed by facts of support <br />from the public hearing record. To assist those considerations the required findings are provided <br />within this report. <br /> <br />GENERAL PLAN AND ZONING DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS:  The General Plan is out-of-date or <br />wrong.  This kind of development is too intense and doesn’t match the community vision for Brea.  <br />This is too much density and too many units for this property.  <br />Clarification/Information –The current and existing General Plan and Zoning designations for the site <br />allow for the level and type of development proposed by the applicant. These existing designations <br />actually allow for a density and intensity above the proposed plans, as outlined in the 2.28.17 staff <br />report to the Commission. The applicant is not proposing to amend the General Plan or Zoning for the <br />property. Importantly, the applicant has an active and complete development application and the City <br />is legally precluded from retroactively imposing a change in General Plan regulations for the site at <br />this time.