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Minutes 05/11/1994 . . /-. AGENDA CITY OF PORT ANGELES PLANNING COMMISSION 321 East Fifth Street Port Angeles, W A 98362 May 11, 1994 7:00 P.M. I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL ill. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of April 27, 1994. IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS: 1. SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PERMIT - SMA 94(04)141- K-PLY. 439 Marine Drive: Request to allow the construction of a 3,000 sq.ft. roof over an existing fuel storage pile in the M-2, Heavy Industrial, District. 2. EXTENSION OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT - CUP 92(02)04 - BUDGET RENT-A-CAR. Northwest comer of Front and Oak Streets: Request to extend a conditional use permit which allows a commercial parking lot to be operated in the CBD, Central Business District. V. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC: VI. STAFF REPORTS: VII. REPORTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS: Vill. ADJOURNMENT All correspondence pertaining to a hearing item received by the Planning Department at least one day prior to the scheduled hearing will be provided to Commission members before the hearing. Members: Carl Alexander, Chair. Orville Campbell. VieeoChair, Bob Winters, Cindy Souders, Bob Philpott, Linda Nutter and Tim German. Planning SllIff: Brad Collins, Director; John Jimerson, Associate Planner; Sue Roberds. Office Speeialist, David Sawyer, Sr. Planner. . MINUTES PLANNING COMMISSION Port Angeles, Washington 98362 May 11, 1994 7:00 p.m. I. CALL TO ORDER Chair Alexander called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. II. ROLL CALL Commissioners Present: Bob Philpott, Carl Alexander, Orville Campbell, Linda Nutter, Bob Winters and Tim German Commissioners Excused: Cindy Souders Staff Present: John Jimerson and Sue Roberds Public Present: David Mackey and Greg Patterson tt ill. APPROVALOFMThrn~ Commissioner Nutter moved to accept the April 27, 1994, minutes as presented. Commissioner Philpott seconded the motion, which passed 6-0. IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS: SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PERMIT - SMA 94(04)141 - K-PLY. 439 Marine Drive: Request to allow the construction of a 3,000 sq.ft. roof over an existing fuel storage pile in the M-2, Heavy Industrial, District. John Jimerson reviewed the Department Report and responded to questions from the Commission regarding the need for the permit. Chair Alexander opened the public hearing. . Dave Mackey, 4118 S. Bean Road, represented K-Ply and answered questions from the Commission indicating that the excavation of approximately twenty-seven yards of material is for support footings for the roof cover. The cover is engineered to withstand expected weather conditions. In response to Commissioner Nutter, Mr. Mackey stated that there is plenty of room around the fuel pile area to manage a fire in the event one should occur but that the fuel is usually very wet and not in danger of igniting. Commissioner Winters asked the applicant if he understood the conditions recommended by staff. Mr. Mackey answered that he did. . . . PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES May 11, 1994 PAGE 2 To clarify discussion concerning the depth of the fill which may be at this site, Mr. Jimerson stated that Ken Sweeney, of the Port of Port Angeles, had indicated that core samples had been taken which could determine the depth of fill in the area. There being no further testimony, Chair Alexander closed the public hearing. Commissioner Winters moved to forward a favorable recommendation to the City Council for approval of the pennit with the three conditions and findings and conclusions as recommended by staff which are as follows: Conditions: A. The applicant shall retain a qualified archaeologist to monitor the excavation activities, unless the applicant can demonstrate that the depth of the excavation will not go beyond the depth of the fill material. Upon discovery of evidence of possible archaeological significance, the applicant shall follow the recommendations of the archaeologist for proceeding, consistent with all relevant state and federal historic preservation laws. B. The applicant shall submit a site plan to the Planning Department identifying the location of the disposal of excavated materials. Any materials placed within the log pond shall comply with the requirements of the Army Corps of Engineers, Departments of Ecology and Wildlife, and any agencies with jurisdiction. C. The project shall comply with the National Electrical Code, including meeting the required clearances. Findings: 1. The approval is for construction of a 60' x 50' roof to cover a fuel storage area within the K-Ply mill site. 2. The project involves excavation of 27 cubic yards of material. The site has been filled to an unknown depth. 3. The site is in close proximity to S'Klallam Village sites, including one at the base of the Daishowa Mill to the west and one at Hollywood Beach to the east. 4. The site is improved with a plywood mill including several buildings, paving, log and fuel storage. 5. The site is zoned Heavy Industrial (M-2) and designated Heavy Industry in the Comprehensi ve Plan. 6. The Port Angeles Shoreline Master Program designates the site "Urban" and its' regulations have been considered in review of this application. 7. The Port of Port Angeles has been granted a permit for fIlling in the K-Ply Pond to the north. . . . PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES May 11, 1994 PAGE 3 Conclusions: A. As conditioned, the proposal is consistent with the Port Angeles Shoreline Master Program, specifically General Regulations C.l, 2 & 4; Land Use Element D.7; and Use Activities F.18. B. The industrial use is consistent with the Heavy Industrial designations of the site in the Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan. C. As conditioned, the proposal will not be detrimental to the shoreline. Commissioner Campbell seconded the motion which passed 6 - O. EXTENSION OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT - CUP 92(02)04 - BUDGET RENT-A-CAR. Northwest comer of Front and Oak Streets: Request to extend a conditional use permit which allows a commercial parking lot to be operated in the CBD, Central Business District. Greg Patterson, 529 East Sixth Street, represented Budget Rent-A-Car. He asked that the Commission not require paving because the lot is leased to them and the owner has not given permission for paving in the past. The lot is used for approximately two months a year, during the months of July and August, as overflow parking by travelers who leave vehicles for lengthy periods of time. Approximately twelve persons who work at the food bank across the street use the lot on a daily basis. The current lease of the property is open ended as the property is for sale. In response to Commissioner Nutter, Mr. Patterson answered that wheel stops are not used as they hinder ease of movement given the various sizes of vehicles using the lot, i.e., recreational vehicles, and an attendant is on duty when the lot is in operation to assure orderly parking. There is no storm drainage problem as the lot is below grade and percolates readily. There being no further testimony, Chair Alexander closed the public hearing. Commissioner Gennan moved to approve a one year extension of the conditional use permit as requested, with two conditions as follows, and citing the noted f"mdings and conclusions: Conditions: 1. The extension shall be for a one year period, until May 13, 1995. 2. A parking Jot attendant shall be on-duty during those times when vehicles are being parked. . . . PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES May 11, 1994 PAGE 4 Findines: 1. The Central Business District zone allows independent parking lots as a conditional use. 2. The use of the property as a parking lot is not consumptive of limited land in the Central Business District and can be converted to a higher use. 3. There are other independent parking lots in the vicinity. 4. The Victoria ferries generate the need for long.term off-street parking in the Downtown area. 5. The parking ordinance requires that parking lots providing required parking shall be paved with concrete, asphalt or other hard surface paving. The ordinance does not contain standards for parking lots not intended to provide required parking. 6. The applicant has operated the parking lot at this location since 1990. 7. There have been no complaints with regard to the operation of the parking lot. Conclusions: A. As conditioned, the proposed use is compatible with the surrounding commercial uses and with the intent of the CBD zone. B. As conditioned, the Conditional Use Permit is in the public use and interest and is not detrimental to tbe public welfare. C. As conditioned, the proposal is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Central Business District designation. Commissioner Winters seconded the motion. In speaking to his motion, Commissioner German agreed that this area is used minimally and as it is not the wish of the owner to pave the area, if a requirement were made that it be paved, it probably would not be and would cease to be utilized as overflow parking. Therefore, the vehicles now being stored off-street would end up on the streets and in available parking lots Downtown. Commissioner Winters added that there is no indication the use of the overflow parking area is increasing or that the intention is to use it for other than intermittent or permanent parking. Commissioner Philpott stated that the lot is being used as permanent parking for at least twelve persons now. The proposed microbrewery recently approved for the lot across the street from the site will cause more use of the property. He concurred with the Planning Department's recommendation for improvement to the site as the lot is becoming a permanent parking area. PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES May 11, 1994 PAGE 5 . Mr. Jimerson answered questions from Chair Alexander concerning parking standards and requirements for required parking versus parking which is not required under the City's Parking Ordinance. Commissioner Campbell added that the cost of the improvement may exceed the cost of doing business if the lot were required to be improved. Mr. Patterson answered that payment for use of the lot is based on a percentage of revenues. Chair Alexander indicated that he could go along with the temporary use for one more year but further extension may be viewed as indicating permanency, and, based on changes which may occur in the Downtown area during the next year J the use may not be approved further or will need improvement prior to further extension. Commissioner Nutter agreed. The motion was called for and passed 6 - O. V. COMMUNICATIONS FROM mE PUBLIC: None. . VI. STAFF REPORTS: Sue Roberds indicated that she had contacted the Project Maintenance Engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation with regard to a letter sent from the Planning Commission expressing dissatisfaction with the repair of potholes on First Street and had been informed that the potholes will be re-repaired within the next couple of weeks. VD. REPORTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS: None. Vill. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. ~~s~remry Carl Alexander, Chair . PREPARED BY: Sue Roberds . . . PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE: Spokesmen for the proponents and opponents will be given an opportunity to speak to the request. Information submitted should be factual, relevant and not merely duplication of a previous presentation. A reasonable time (10 minutes) shall be allowed the spokesman; others shall be limited to short supporting remarks (5 minutes). Other interested parties will be allowed to comment briefly (5 minutes each) or make inquiries. The Chairman may allow additional public testimony if tbe issue warrants it. Brief rebuttal (5 minutes) for proponents and opponents will be heard separately and consecutively with presentation limited to their spokesman. Rebuttal shall be limited to factual statements pertaining to previous testimony. Comments should be directed to the Board, not the City Staff representatives present, unless directed to do so by the Chairman. . PLEASE SIGN IN CITY OF PORT ANGELES Planning Commission Attendance Roster Meeting Dale: ~ 't 1/ /(/9 'I . ..... ... ... : . ....,. '. '.' .... ~~:'.' .. '>:::AI)DRESS; .. .. . .. "'""' ~~ 1./ '1 t/j ~J-. fII rfJJ w-~ C;2-q fE . U