City CouncilAgenda Item Summary
Meeting Date: 6 August 2013Prepared by: Marc Wiener, Senior Planner
a use permit application; water allocation resolution; and certification
an initial study/negative declaration for the establishment
event center at a sitelocated in the Service Commercial (SC) District.
The project site is a 16,000 square foot commercial property that is developed withtwo buildings totaling
square feet. The applicant is proposing to use the existingbuildings on the site as an event center to provide a venue for special events, such asmeetings, conferences, wedding receptions, cooking demonstrations, hands-on classes,retail shows, etc. A valet service is proposed to park cars at the Carmel Plaza garage andthe Sunset Center parking lot. The project will require certification
the InitialStudy/Negative Declaration and the approval
a use permit to allow for off-site parking.The project will also require the adoption
a water allocation resolution to transfer Citywater into the "Commercial Category" to be used for this project.
With the attached findings and conditions:
Approve the use permit application to allowfor off-site parking 2); Adopt a resolution to certify the Initial Study/NegativeDeclaration; 3) Adopt a resolution to pre-commit the water in the "Commercial" landuse category to the Event Center Project.
Initial Study (IS) was prepared by RBF Consulting. Based onthe
the consultant and staff determined that the project would not cause a significanteffect on the environment and prepared a Negative Declaration (ND).
Planning Commission reviewed the project on 9 January 2013 and was supportive
the site and request for off-site parking.
4 June 2013 the City Councildetermined that the applicant is equitably entitled to water that was previously donated tothe City
use for the Plaza Del Mar project.