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AUGUST 26, 2015
6:00 p.m.


Planning Commissioners: Lane, Widmer, Tonelli, Socklov, Lamb
Staff: Jen Larson, Lisa Costa Sanders, Stephanie Davis, Sally Bentz

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS (only for items, which are not on the agenda - limit of 3 minutes per person)

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTESMay 27, 2015 and July 22, 2015

4. REGULAR AGENDA - Selection of Planning Commission Chair and Vice-Chair


a. Variance- 52 Marianna Lane Avenue (APN 060-254-130) – Request for a Variance for an accessory building (detached guest house) to be located within the required front yard area. Atherton Municipal Code Chapters 17.15, 17.32, and 17.40.
Recommendation: Deny the Variance.

b. Lot Line Redesignation and Heritage Tree Removal Permits– 458 Selby Lane (APN 070-040-270) – Request for a Lot Line Designation and Heritage Tree Removal Permit. An application to remove five heritage trees. Atherton Municipal Code Sections 8.10, 17.20, and 17.32
Recommendation: Approve the Lot Line Redesignation, approve a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of two Palm trees and deny the Heritage Tree Removal request for the removal of three Oak trees.

c. Special Structures Permit – 33 Walnut Avenue (APN 060-331-110). Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow an addition beyond the main building area for a legal non-conforming residence. Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.15, 17.26, and 17.33.
Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.

d. Annual Master Plan Update and TDM Reporting, Addendum Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, Conditional Use Permit and Variance - 50 Valparaiso Avenue (APN 070-360-080) Menlo School. Request for a Conditional Use Permit and Variance for the Central Campus Project
1. Accept the Master Plan for filing
2. Approve the Addendum Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
3. Deny the requested Variance
4. Approve the Conditional Use Permit

e. Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Civic Center Master Plan
Recommendation: Recommend the City Council approve the EIR




The next regular Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.

Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting at the Atherton Library, 2 Dinklespiel, Station Lane, and the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.

In compliance with SB 343, materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, during normal business hours.

Planning Commission decisions are appealable by any aggrieved person to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the decision.

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Dated & Posted 08/20/2015