Meeting

AGENDA
LAKE FOREST PLANNING COMMISSION

Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission
Thursday, August 6, 2020

City Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive Lake Forest, California
 
NOTICE: Pursuant to Lake Forest Municipal Code Section 2.04.010, Regular Meetings of the Planning Commission are held the Thursday following the first City Council meeting of each month at the hour of 6:30 p.m.

AGENDA ON THE INTERNET: The Agenda is available through the Internet at www.lakeforestca.gov. You can access the document on the Friday before the meeting on Thursday. 

AGENDA DESCRIPTION: The Agenda descriptions are intended to give notice to members of the public of a general summary of items of business to be transacted or discussed. The listed Recommended Action represents staff’s recommendation. The Planning Commission may take any action which it deems to be appropriate on the agenda item and is not limited in any way by the recommended action.


SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND COMMENT DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC:

EXECUTIVE ORDER: On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a State Emergency in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19. On March 17, 2020 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20, which allows a local legislative body to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and address the local legislative body. Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, please be advised that the City of Lake Forest Planning Commission may participate in meetings by teleconference.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:  Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 and given the current health concerns, members of the public can access meetings live on our website. The City Council Chambers will be closed to the public.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Members of the public may submit e-comments to planningcommission@lakeforestca.gov  or a voicemail message by calling (949) 461-3456. E-comments will not be read at the meeting.  If leaving a voicemail message, please indicate if it is a general public comment (must be in the subject matter jurisdiction or official business of the City of Lake Forest) or on an agenda item and indicate the number. Voicemail messages will be played at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes, per item. To ensure staff reviews all comments prior to the Planning Commission meeting, please submit email or voicemail comments by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. Comments received after said time will be uploaded to the agenda packet and made part of the official public record of the meeting.

Please contact the Commission Secretary at (949) 461-3460, if you have any questions.
 
 
CALL TO ORDER: 6:30 PM
     
ROLL CALL: Commissioners: Mark Armando
    Terence Carney
    Thomas Ludden
  Vice Chair: Jolene Fuentes
  Chair: Francisco Barajas
     
  Director of Community Development: Gayle Ackerman, AICP
  Assistant Director of Community  


 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of our Country to be led by Chair Barajas.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

Members of the public can submit an e-comment to PlanningCommission@LakeForestca.gov or a voice mail message by calling (949) 461-3456. E-comments will not be read at the meeting.  If leaving a voice mail message, please indicate if it is a general public comment (must be within the subject jurisdiction or official business of the City of Lake Forest) or on an agenda item and indicate the number.  Voice mail messages will be played at the meeting and will be limited to three-minutes, per item. To ensure staff reviews all comments prior to the Planning Commission Meeting, please submit email or voice mail comments by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.  Comments received after said time will be uploaded to the agenda packet and made part of the official public record of the meeting.
 
CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following matters are for Commission consideration/discussion/action. Members of the public may have the opportunity to address these items if they wish to do so. Please complete the "Request to Speak" form and give to the Commission Secretary.
1. 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF JULY 9, 2020

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve as Submitted.
 

 

PUBLIC HEARING(S):
 
Public Hearings are scheduled for a time certain of 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. Planning Commission, when considering the matter scheduled for hearing, will take the following actions: 1. Open the Public Hearing. 2. Receive staff report. 3. Accept public testimony. 4. Planning Commission comments and questions. 5. Take appropriate action. Please refer to process noted under Public Comment on the submission of comments during the Coronavirus pandemic.
 
2. 

USE PERMIT 11-19-5315, PLANNED SIGN PROGRAM 05-20-5354, AND PLANNED SIGN PROGRAM 11-19-5316 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW DRIVE-THROUGH CAR WASH WITH SELF-SERVICE VACUUM STALLS, AND RELATED SIGNAGE LOCATED AT 21781 LAKE FOREST DRIVE IN THE HERITAGE HILL PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt the following resolutions entitled: 1. A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, DENYING USE PERMIT 11-19-5315 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW DRIVE-THROUGH CAR WASH WITH SELF-SERVICE VACUUM STALLS LOCATED AT 21781 LAKE FOREST DRIVE IN THE HERITAGE HILL PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER 2. A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, DENYING PLANNED SIGN PROGRAM PSP 05-20-5354 FOR DRIVE-THROUGH SIGNAGE FOR A NEW CAR WASH LOCATED AT 21781 LAKE FOREST DRIVE 3. A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, DENYING PLANNED SIGN PROGRAM 11-19-5316, AN AMENDMENT TO PLANNED SIGN PROGRAM 06-17-5045, FOR THE HERITAGE HILL PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER
 

3. 

Use Permit 06-20-5360 to establish a 3,200 sq.-ft. member-only group fitness training facility (Train-X Wellness Center) at 21088 Bake Parkway, Unit 108. The facility would provide fitness instruction, preventative care and chiropractic care.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1. Approve a categorical exemption for Use Permit 06-20-5360, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Class 1 - Existing Facilities, and direct the Director of Community Development to prepare and file with Clerk of the County of Orange a Notice of Exemption pursuant to Public Resources Code Sec. 21152(b) and CEQA Guidelines Sec. 15602. 2. Adopt a resolution entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA APPROVING USE PERMIT 06-20-5360 TO OPERATE A 3,200 SQ.-FT. MEMBER-ONLY GROUP FITNESS-TRAINING FACILITY (TRAIN-X WELLNESS CENTER) IN AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL TENANT SPACE AT 21088 BAKE PARKWAY, UNIT 108, LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA.
 

DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS:
 
CITY ATTORNEY COMMENTS:
 

PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS:

At this time, Planning Commissioners may comment on agenda or non-agenda matters. No discussion may take place on any item not appearing on the posted agenda. Planning Commissioners may ask a question for clarification, respond to statements made or questions posed by the public, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his or her own activities. In addition, the Planning Commission may refer to staff or other resources for factual information, request staff to report back at a subsequent meeting or direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. No action may be taken on non-agenda matters unless authorized by law (Government Code Section 54954.2).
 
Commissioner Armando:
Commissioner Carney:
Commissioner Ludden:
Vice Chair Fuentes:
Chair Barajas:
 

ADJOURNMENT:
 
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this Meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, you should contact the Commission Secretary at (949) 461-3460. Notification 48 hours prior to the Meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to this meeting. The Planning Commission agenda and agenda back-up materials can be obtained from the Commission Secretary on the Monday prior to the Commission meeting.  Agenda and agenda packets, if requested, will be made available in an appropriate alternative format to persons with a disability as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Copies of the agenda are provided at no cost and agenda back-up materials are available at the per page copy cost.  If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive a copy of the agenda, request must be provided to the Commission Secretary in writing.

The City of Lake Forest mailing address is 100 Civic Center Drive Lake Forest, California.
Phone: (949) 461-3400. FAX (949) 461-3511

CERTIFICATION: I, Jennifer Weiss, Commission Secretary of the Lake Forest Planning Commission hereby certify that the foregoing agenda was posted for public review at City Hall on July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Jennifer Weiss
Commission Secretary