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CONSENSUS DECISIONS OF THE CARDIFF SPECIFIC PLAN AREA REVIEW COMMITTEE


Prepared by the Cardiff Protection Association:
Presented To:
Encinitas City Planning Commissioners:

Ms. Joann Shannon - Cardiff
Mr. Paul Van Slyke- Olivenhain (CSPACR Committee member)
Ms. Virginia Felker-New Encinitas (CSPACR Committee member)
Mr. Mark Steyaert- Old Encinitas
Mr. Gene Chapo- Leucadia

History:

The Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Area Review Committee (CSPACR) was appointed by the Encinitas City Council as Cardiff Stakeholders to review the Steele Cardiff Draft ‘line by line’ and to draft a Cardiff Citizens Plan. CSPARC members included 2 Cardiff Town Council members, 2 Cardiff Chamber members, 2 City Planning Commissioners, 1 Traffic Commissioner, 2 Specific Plan Area Property Owners, 2 Specific Plan Business Owners, and Cardiff Residents. The meetings were facilitated by Pedr Norby and input was provided to the Committee by the City Planning Department and the City Engineering Department. The Mixed Use and Specific Plan Consultant Marc Brodeur was paid $10,000 dollars to attend meetings. The CSPARC agreed as a Committee to reach decisions by Consensus . CSPARC meetings were held weekly for 9 months. CSPARC meetings were well attended by the public and many meetings were standing room only. The following is a list of the Consensus Decisions of the CSPARC as documented in the CSPARC notes:

CONSENSUS DECISIONS OF CSPARC COMMITTEE

Table of Contents:

Mixed Use and height regulations
Zoning and Lot Coverage
Setback regulations
Lot Consolidation, Lot size, Transient habitation,
Siting buildings, Cardiff Elementary, San Elijo Campgrounds, Carpenteria Way Incentives deleted from draft

Mixed Use in the Cardiff Citizens Plan:

Sept 11 2007: ‘Pedr Norby facilitated a discussion with the Committee about where and how to limit mixed use within the specific plan area”

“after a number of suggestions and discussions among committee members there was consensus to limit mixed use to properties on the east side of Newcastle Ave from Birmingham Drive to Chesterfield Ave and only on lots of 5,000 sq ft or less.

Sept 18 2007 The Sept 11 Consensus Decision amended to read “there was consensus to limit mixed use to properties on the east side of Newcastle Ave from Birmingham Drive to Chesterfield Ave and only on lots of 5,000 sq ft or less( to include) the 2 parcels on the Southeast corner of Chesterfield’.

Sept 18 2007 “There was also consensus by the Committee to recommend Mr. Brodeurs suggestion earlier that evening to limit mixed use to lots of 5,000 sq ft or less as established at the time of adoption of the Specific plan’.

Oct 2 2007 ‘Pedr Norby facilitated a discussion with the committee about how to limit mixed use within the specific plan area in relation to height. The consensus of the committee was to limit the height of mixed use development to 26/30 ft’.

Height in the Cardiff Citizens Plan :

Aug 14 2007 “Committee was consensus was to maintain existing height of 2 stories Committee Consensus was to maintain existing height of 2 stories and 26/30ft Committee consensus was to maintain existing height of 2 stories and 26/30 ft for commercial and 2 stories and 22/26 ft for residential’

Aug 21, 2007 “Committee consensus was to maintain existing maximum height of 2 stories 26/30 ft for commercial and 2 stores 22/26 ft for residential’.

Oct 30 2007 ‘There was consensus by the Committee to set an 18ft height limit for one story buildings’.

Zoning in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Oct 30 2007 “The Committee came to consensus on the following. 4 zoning designations would apply to the Specific Plan’

‘C-R-11 = Residential (22/26 ft, 40% Lot Coverage, 0.60 FAR)
“C-OP = Office Professional (26/30ft, 30% lot coverage,0.60FAR) (26/30ft,40% lot coverage,0.75FAR)
“C-GC = General Commercial (26/30ft, 30% lot coverage,0.60FAR
“C-CM =Commercial Mixed (26,30ft,30% lot coverage, 0.60 FAR

“Properties on the Southside of Chesterfield previously designated as C- CRM have been changed to C-CM to correspond to the above zoning designations’

Lot Coverage in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Sept 18, 2007 “There was consensus by the committee to keep existing standards for residential to 40% lot coverage and 0.60 FAR’
Sept 18 2007 ‘The designated Office Professional Standards would have 2 different standards as follows’
‘Commercial Office Professional 30% lot coverage 0.60 FAR would apply to properties westerly of Newcastle Ave I Planning area one currently zoned as GC and shown in the draft as C-OM’

“Office Professional 40% lot coverage 0.75 FAR this would apply to properties easterly of Newcastle Ave in Planning area one currently zoned OP and shown in the draft as C-OM but excluding properties at Birmingham ave and Montgomery Ave.

Jan 15 2008 “In the GC Zone There was consensus by the Committee to change the proposed 75% lot coverage to the following 30% lot coverage and 0.60 Floor Area Ratio”

Jan 15, 2008 “There was consensus by the committee to change the proposed 80% lot coverage for single story buildings to 60% lot coverage and 0.60 Floor Area Ratio with an addition 0.10% permitted for lofts or open patios’.

March 4 2008 “C-CM Zone revise lot coverage to 30%and Floor Area ratio to 0.60 Consistent with GC Zone’.

Setbacks in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Oct 2 2007 ‘The Setbacks designated for the east side of Newcastle Ave (20ft min) and the south side of Chesterfield Dr from Newcastle Ave to the terminus of the planning area boundary (10ft) will remain unchanged’.

Oct 2 2007 ‘By Consensus the committee recommended the street side setbacks within planning area 4 be revised accordingly’

‘North Side of Orinda Drive between San Elijo and Newcastle ave from 5 ft min to 10 ft’

North Side of Orinda Drive from between Newcastle Ave and the terminus of the Planning Area boundary from 10 ft min to 20 ft’.

“east of San Elijo from 5 ft min to 20 ft”

“West side of Newcastle ave from 10 ft min to 20 ft”

Oct 9 2007 “‘Retain 5ft setbacks on all ally”

“Interior side yard setbacks to be 10 ft minimum’

“Maintain a 20 ft setback on the north and south side of Liverpool Dr Aberdeen Drive and Chesterfield Dr’.

Nov 6 2007 There was consensus by the committee for the following items:

“Rear yard setbacks to be 10 ft in planning areas 1 and 4, and 5 ft in planning areas 2 and 3’

“Structures in Commercial zones abutting residentially zoned properties would be required to maintain a minimum 10 ft setback from the abutting residential property’.

Lot Consolidation in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Oct 9 2007 “There was consensus by the committee to allow consolidation of lots up to 10,000 sq ft’.

Minimum Lot size in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Sept 18 2007 “There was a consensus of the committee to have a limit of 2 units on 5,000 sq ft lots and to require a major conditional use permit to allow these units on a mixed use site’.

Oct 30 2007 “The minimum lot size throughout the specific plan area shall be 5,000 sq ft

Transient habitation in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Oct 30 2007 “Transient habitation which would remain with a provision of requiring on site 24 hour management’

Siting Buildings in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Dec 4 2007 “Siting Buildings setback with pedestrian plazas behind the sidewalk and building entrances opening on the plaza also create pedestrian orientation’

“Primary building entrances should be off the main street, flat walls should be avoided’.

Cardiff Elementary, Carpenteria Way, Campgrounds in the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Citizens Draft:

Jan 15 2008 “The committee requested to add language that in the event the following 3 sites go through a development process, therefore changing there use, the sites would be subject to the Specific Plan Process as part of the Cardiff Specific Plan.

Incentives included in the Steel Draft not to be included in the Cardiff Citizens Plan

Oct 2 2007 “By consensus of the committee the provision that requires a stepback has been deleted from the draft specific plan”

“By Consensus the following provisions have been deleted from the draft specific plan”

“-Incentive to provide for low income housing by increasing height to 33 ft”

Owner incentive for ally repairs/resurfacing by increasing height limit to 33 ft”

Nov 13 2007 Remove the reference to build to lines within the last paragraph of page 5-10 and remove the last sentence of the 4th paragraph on page 5-11”.

Nov 27 2007 “There was consensus by the committee to remove the following items from table 5.2required parking on page 5-20
“Remove affordable unit spaces’
“remove live work unit spaces’

Dec 4 2007 “Figure 16 revise graphic by removing 3 story depiction’
“large expanses of blank walls and building facades are unacceptable’

 
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