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Minutes of the
January 6, 2009 Meeting

A regular meeting of the Planning Commission, City of San Ramon was called to order by Chair Patrino at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in the Council Chambers 2222 Camino Ramon, San Ramon.

ROLL CALL

Present: Comms. Kerger, Viers, Sachs, O’Loane, Chair Patrino

Absent: None

Staff: Phil Wong, Planning Director; Debbie Chamberlain, Planning Services Manager; Alicia Poon, Staff Attorney; Lauren Barr, Senior Planner; Luisa Willnecker; Recording Secretary

Audience: 3

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. PUBLIC COMMENTS OR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

5. ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS
-None-

6. CONSENT CALENDAR
6.1 Minutes from the December 2, 2008 meeting approved.

7. CONTINUED ITEMS AFTER CLOSING OF PUBLIC HEARING
-None-

8. CONTINUED ITEMS – OPEN PUBLIC HEARING
-None-

9. PUBLIC HEARING – NEW ITEMS
9.1 GPA 08-400-003; General Plan Amendment for 2400 Camino Ramon. Project Planner: Lauren Barr, Senior Planner.

Senior Planner Lauren Barr gave a brief summary stating that the applicant has initiated a request for a General Plan Amendment to modify the General Plan land use designation of the property located at 2300 Camino Ramon. The building is a three story, 67,000 square feet office building located on the northwest corner of Camino Ramon and Norris Canyon Road. Mr. Barr added that this was the second of three public hearing required for the General Plan Amendment under Measure G. The first required meeting was a joint meeting with the City Council on December 16, 2008. Mr. Barr also added that at the December 16, 2008 meeting there was general discussion on parking and the applicant’s future intent to use the property for medical office. Mr. Barr further added that since that first meeting an Initial Study/Negative Declaration for the project has been circulated for public review. The comment period, will close on January 19, 2009 and no comments have been received to date.

Comm. Kerger commented that she was pleased with the attached document and felt it was user friendly for the community, especially the discussion of the potential traffic concerns.

Comm. Viers commented that he was pleased with the parking analysis study.

Comm. Sachs asked if the applicant has to return for a land use permit once the property has been zoned. Mr. Barr replied yes and that the two additional use permits are addressed in the environmental document and will return to the Planning Commission for consideration once the General Plan Amendment and Rezone take effect. The current action before the Planning Commission will allow the applicant to move forward with conventional office uses and the medical office use of the property and shared parking will be considered in the future meeting.

Comm. O’Loane asked for clarification on term used for medical clinic. Mr. Barr replied that the term defined in the Zoning Code as being more than four doctors.

Chair Patrino opened the public hearing.

Jonathan Winslow representing ZKS Real Estate stated that he is pleased with staff and the progress of the application.

Chair Patrino closed the public hearing.

It was moved by Commissioner Viers and second by Commissioner Kerger that the Planning Commission schedule the third and final meeting for the next meeting January 20, 2009.

AYES: Comm. Viers, Kerger, Sachs, O’Loane and Chair Patrino

NOES: None

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT: None

10. NON-PUBLIC HEARING ACTION ITEMS
-None-

11. STUDY SESSION/COMMISSIONER LIAISON REPORT AND INTEREST ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS.

12. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further discussion, Chair Patrino adjourned the meeting at 7:16 p.m.

Respectively Submitted, Luisa Willnecker

 

 

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