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05-03-1993 Parks and Recreation Commission AgendaAGENDA SARATOGA PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING TIME: MONDAY, MAY 3, 1993 - 7:30 P.M. PLACE: CITY HALL EOC CONFERENCE ROOM 13777 FRUITVALE AVENUE, SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA TYPE: Regular Meeting A G E N D A I. ORGANIZATION A. Roll Call B. Minutes (Meeting of April 5, 1993) C. Posting of Agenda (Agenda was posted on the City Hall Kiosk on April 28, 1993) II. OLD BUSINESS A. III. NEW BUSINESS A. DR-88-057 12532 Parker Ranch Road request for reconsideration of conditions of Design Review Approval concerning the pedestrianJequestrian trail (condition #5 & 16). B. SD.93.003,V.93.005 & DR.93.007 14644 Stoneridge Drive consideration of condition of development. IV. COMMISSION AND STAFF REPORTS A. Commission Report on Previous Council Meetings B. Recreation Department Status Report from Joan Pisani M E M O R A N D U M T0: Parks and Recreation Commission FROM: Secretary, Parks and Recreation Commission SUBJECT: MEETING OF MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1993 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- REMINDER - BEAUCHAMPS PARK DEDICATION SATURDAY MAY 1, 1993 9:30AM III. A. DR-88-057.1 12532 Parker Ranch Road At time of final inspection it was noted the builder had constructed two large pillars adjacent to the back of the curb within the trail easement. Additionally, a low retaining wall which cuts across the easement was constructed. The owners have decided to appeal the condition which requires the trail be kept clear of obstacles on the basis the neighbors have constructed improvements within the easement. Please try to visit the site so that at the meeting, the commission can render a decision. Since the location is very close to Beauchamps Park, a site visit may be done in conjunction with Beauchamps Park dedication. Recommendation: Commissioners should review site and determine if strict compliance of conditions should be enforced or if the conditions should be modified or eliminated. B. SD.93.003,V.93.005 & DR.93.007-14644 Stoneridae Drive Staff has reviewed the Trails Master Plan and has determined the subject application requires no trail requirements. Recommendation: No conditions required. Please let Marlene know if you will be a to end this meeting. (867-3438) n T inidad Secretary mt April 8, 1993 M E M O R A N D U M T0: Planning Departmen FROM: Dan Trinidad SUBJECT: DR-88-057 As requested, I have inspected the subject site and have determined that conditions 5) and 16) have not been complied with, wherein that two columhs and a retaining wall have been constructed within the pedestrian/equestrian easement. Mr. and Mrs. Lin have decided to appeal those specific conditions, and request that they be allowed to take occupancy while their appeal is being heard. To facilitate that request, I have had the City attorney prepare the attached agreement and Mrs. Lin has applied for reconsideration of conditions. Mrs . Rose Lin has signed the agreement and has posted a bond in the amount of $912 to cover the cost of removing the improvements within the easement. She will return tomorrow with her husband's signature and until that time, I am suggesting that occupancy not be withheld since the City has full assurance that either the conditions or the obstruction will be removed. mt 13777 FRUITVALE AVENUE • SARATOGA, CALIFORNW 95070 (408) 867-3438 COUNCIL MEMBERS: TRANSMITTAL TO: CITY ENGINEER BUILDING DEPARTMENT SAN JOSE WATER WORKS BILL COTTON, GEOLOGIST FROM: DATE: • APPLICATION # AND LOCATION ~Q•~ OWNER'S NAME Karen Anderson Martha Clevenger Willem Kohler Victor Monia Francis Slutzman SARATOGA FIRE DISTRICT SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT CENTRAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT OTHER 11~t~/~ ~ (~Q~ ~ ~~~ ~~ i ~. CA1MV1n • OWNER'S ADDRESS PROJECT DESCRIPTION: ~ ~ ~ C-QY1 ~ f1~.'hL~/ 1/ (Incl. sq. footage) ~-~ ` .' 1 ~ ~ ~ _t=j-= t We have received the above application an ha a tent{~~at'vely ache~d~t ed~ it for the Planning Commission meeting of ~ ~ ~lt~i~~°.VWIWlf~.4 Please submit your comments to the Planning Department by so that we can incorporate your concerns into the review process. Thank You. A:Transmittal Printed on recycled paper. RESOLUTION NO. DR-88-057 CITY OF SARATOGA PLANNING COMMISSION STATE OF CALIFORNIA LIN, 12532 PARKER RANCH ROAD WHEREAS, the City of Saratoga Planning Commission has received an application for design review approval of a new 5,599 sq. ft. two-story single family dwelling at 12532 Parker Ranch Road, and; WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held a duly noticed public hearing at which time all interested parties were given a full opportunity to be heard and to present evidence, and; WHEREAS, the applicant has met the burden of proof required to support said application, and the following findings have been determined: -The height, elevation and placement of the project on the site does not unreasonably interfere with views of the surrounding residences in that the ridge of the roof is lower than Parker Ranch Road elevation and will not interfere with the view from the street or the adjacent properties. -The project does not unreasonably interfere with the privacy of the surrounding residences in that the side yard setbacks maintained, are large than the minimum standard, the rear elevation is facing an open space area, and the number of second story windows at the side elevations is not excessive. -The natural landscape is being preserved by minimizing tree removal, soil removal, and grade changes in that no tree removal is necessary and the proposed grading of 1,350 cu. yds. is reasonable for a steep lot of 36$ slope under the building site. the design of the home along the topographic contour lines reduces the volume of soil removal for the proposed structure. -The project will minimize the perception of excessive-bulk in ' relation to the immediate neighborhood in that the home is below the street level, appears as one story from the street, and is stepped down the hill. As such, the front and side elevations does not appear bulky. The revised rear elevation is designed with horizontal articulations, combination of materials and colors, and is reduced in length. As such, the elevation will not appear excessively bulky in spite of its length. Landscaping is proposed along the rear elevation which will soften the elevation and reduces its bulk. DR-88-057; 12532 Parker Ranch Rd. -The project is compatible in terms of bulk and height with those homes within the immediate area and in the same zoning district in that the home is 5,599 sq. ft. and 26' high. Other two-story homes similar in size and height exist in the surrounding neighborhood. The proposed materials and colors are compatible with the natural environment and the proposed home will not stand out within its surroundings. -The project will not interfere with the light, air, and solar access of adjacent properties in that the proposed home is located on a large lot and maintains adequate setbacks. -The plan does incorporate current Saratoga grading and erosion control standards in that the amount of cut proposed is reasonable to the steep lot and the 9.5 cut complies with the 10 ft. maximum cut allowed per the Building Code. Erosion control measures will be incorporated in accordance with the City Engineer requirements. NOW, THEREFORE, the Planning Commission of the City of Saratoga does hereby resolve as follows: Section 1. After careful consideration of the site plan, architectural drawings, plans and other exhibits submitted in connection with this matter, the application of Edward & Rose Lin for design review approval be and the same is hereby granted subject to the following conditions: 1. The development shall be located and constructed as shown on Exhibit "A", incorporated by reference. 2. Prior to submittal for building permit or grading permit, a zone clearance shall be obtained from the Planning Department. 3. The maximum height of an exposed underfloor area shall not exceed 5 ft. 4. No retaining wall shall have an exposed height that exceeds 5 ft. 5. No structure shall be permitted in the scenic, Public service and pedestrian/equestrian easements. 6. No ordinance size tree shall be removed without design review approval per subdivision condition. 7. No recreational courts are permitted per subdivision condition. 8. Slopes shall be graded to a maximum 3:1 slope. DR-88-057; 12532 Parker Ranch Rd. 9. No pool (excluding spa) shall be permitted per subdivision conditions, since slope is over 20$ at all areas of the lot. 10. Exterior colors shall be beige for wood siding and dark brown for brick and roof. li. Landscaping for screening along rear elevation shall be installed to soften the rear elevation. Prior to issuance of building permits, applicant shall submit landscaping plans for the Planning Director's review and approval. The applicant shall deposit with the city a bond of the estimated amount of the landscaping value to assure performance of the condition upon removal of the restriction on landscaping when drought conditions no longer exist. 12. Applicant shall submit a geotechnical investigation and report by licensed professional to include details on: a.) Soils b.) Geology 13. Detailed on-site improvement plans showing the following shall be submitted to the Building Division prior to issuance of a zone clearance: a.) Grading (limits of cuts, fills; slopes, .~cross- sections, existing and proposed elevations, earthwork quantities) b~ Drainage details (conduit type, slope, outfall, location, etc.) c.) Retaining structures including design by A.I.A. or - R.C.E. for walls 3 feet or higher d.) Erosion control measures e.) Standard information to include titleblock, plot plan using record data, location map, north arrow, sheet no's. owner's name, etc. 14. Property is located in a designated hazardous fire area. a. Roof covering shall be fire retardant, Uniform Building Code Class A or B prepared or built-up roofing. Re- roofing, less than 10$, shall be exempt. (Ref. Uniform Fire Code Appendix E, City of Saratoga Code 16-20:210). b. Early Warning Fire Alarm System shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of Article 16-60 City of Saratoga. DR-88-057; 12532 Parker Ranch Rd. c. Early Warning Fire Alarm System shall have documentation relative to the proposed installation and shall be submitted to the Fire District for approval, prior to issuance of a building permit (City of Saratoga 16-60). d. Automatic sprinklers shall be installed in garages and/or carports with the capacity to accomodate three or more automobiles (City of Saratoga Code 16-15:110). 15. Driveways: All driveways have a 14 ft. minimum width plus one ft. shoulders. a. Slopes from 11$ to 15$ shall be surfaced using 2-1/2" of A.C. or better on 6" aggregate base from a public street to proposed dwelling. 16. The equestrian trail shall be graded to comparatively level path from side to side, and shall be a minimum of 8 ft. wide with additional land if necessary to go around obstructions. the improvements shall be done prior to final inspection. Section 2. Applicant shall sign the agreement to these conditions within 30 days of the passage of this resolution or said resolution shall be void. Section 3. Construction must be commenced within 24 months or approval will expire. Section 4. All applicable requirements of the State, County, City and other Governmental entities must be met. Section 5. The applicant shall affix a copy of this resolution to each set of construction plans which will be submitted to the Building Division when applying for a building permit. Section 6. Unless appealed pursuant to the requirements of Article 15-90 of the Saratoga City Code, this Resolution shall become effective ten (l0) days from the date of adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City of Saratoga Planning Commission, State of California, this 22nd day ofMarch, 1989 by the following roll call vote: AYES: Commissioners Guch, Harris, Burger, Tucker, and Kolstad NOES: None ABSENT: Commissioners Siegfried and Tappa Q.. ~- Chairperson, Planni Commission RESOLUTION NO. V-88-037 CITY OF SARATOGA PLANNING COMMISSION STATE OF CALIFORNIA LIN - 12532 PARKER RANCH RD. WHEREAS, The City of Saratoga Planning Commission has received an application for variance approval to allow the construction of the home on a 36$ slope under the building site where 30~ is the maximum allowed, at 12532 Parker Ranch Road; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has conducted a duly noticed public hearing at which time all interested parties were given a full opportunity to be heard and to present evidence; and WHEREAS, the applicant has met the burden of proof required to support his said application, and the Planning Commission makes the following findings: A strict or literal interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance would result in practical difficulty or unnecessary physical hardship inconsistent with the objectives of the Ordinance in that the restriction on slope under the building site applies mainly for steep lots with unstable soil conditions. The subject lot was not identified by the City Geologist as one with potential earth movements of major concerns. The geological recommendations and appropriate erosion control measures will be followed so that the construction will not result in significant envirorunental impacts. Exceptional or extraordinary physical circumstances exist that are applicable to the property involved or to the intended use of the property which do not apply generally to other properties in the same zoning district in that the average slope on the lot is 34~ and a very large open space easement covers about 50$ of the lot which limit the location of the home to 36~ of the building site. Strict or literal interpretation and enforcement of the specified regulation of the Zoning Ordinance would deprive the applicant of privileges enjoyed by owners of other properties classified in the same zoning district in that no other practical building site of 30~ slope or less exists on the lot. Strict interpretation of the Code will not allow the owner to develop the property. Granting of the Variance will not constitute a grant of special privilege inconsistent with the limitations on other properties in the same zoning district in that the Planning Commission approved number of variances for other lots in the same subdivision including the adjacent lot to the left, to allow construction on building sites of more than 30$ slope. Granting the Variance will not be detrimental to the public health, safety or welfare, or materially injurious to properties or improvements in the vicinity in that the applicant will prepare and follow geotechnical investigation and soil report and will incorporate all the requirement of the City Engineer for erosion DR-88-057, V-88-037; 12532 Parker Ranch Rd. control measures. As such the project will have no adverse impact on the environment. NOW, THEREFORE, the Planning Commission of the City of Saratoga does hereby resolve as follows: Section 1. After careful consideration of the site plan, architectural drawings, plans and other exhibits submitted in connection with this matter, the application of for variance approval be and the same is hereby granted subject the following conditions: 1. Design review approval is required for any structure on the lot. Section 2. Applicant shall sign the agreement to these conditions within 30 days of the passage of this resolution or said resolution shall be void. Section 3. Construction must be commenced within 24 months or approval will expire. Section 4. All applicable requirements of the State, County, City and other Governmental entities must be met. Section 5. The applicant shall affix. a copy of this resolution to each set of construction plans which will be submitted to the Building Division when applying for a building permit. Section 6. Unless appealed pursuant to the requirements of Article 15-90 of the Saratoga City Code, this resolution shall become effective ten (10) days from the date of adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City of Saratoga Planning Commission, State of California, this 22nd day of March 1989, by the following vote: AYES: Commissioners Guch, Harris, Tucker, Burger and Kolstad NOES: None ABSENT: Commissioners Siegfried and T a Chairman, Planning Co 'ssion ATTE~ . ,, '^ j Secre ary, Planning Commission / Tlhe foregoing conditions are hereby accepted. (j1,1~ Ann c~r~ ~ . G ~ S. y, ~~~r~~ Signature of Applicant Date DR-88-057; 12532 Parker Ranch Rd. ATTEST: The foregoing` ~p~~n,,...._~ S ~.~ S. conditions are hereby accepted. 4~ 318 Signature 13777 FRUITVALE AVENUE • SARATOGA. CALIFORNIA 95070 (408) 8673438 COUNCIL MEMBERS: Karen Anderson Martha Clevenger Willem Kohler TRANSMITTAL victor Monia Francis Sfutzman TO: CITY ENGINEER BUILDING DEPARTMENT SAN JOSE WATER WORKS BILL COTTON, FROM : ~~~ DATE: s APPLICATION # OWNER'S NAME OWNER'S ADDRESa PROJECT DESCRIPTION: (Incl. sq. footage) n ~ivis~~ :: We have received the above application an ha a to to iVely.sch e~~t for the Planning Commission meeting of ~~~~~~ P e se ub your comments to the Planning Department by so that we can incorporate your concerns into the rev proc ss. Thank You. REPLY: A:Transmittal SARATOGA FIRE DISTRICT SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT CENTRAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ~'~ a OTHER ~'~'~iV-AM~-Q ~/~/VLGGS Printed on recycled paper. C~~~s~ oiY ~~~~sOO C~L~ 13777 FRUITVALE AVENUE • SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA 95070 • (408) 867-3438 COUNCIL MEMBERS: December 18, 1992 Karen Anderson Ann Marie Burger Willem Kohler Vic(or Monia Karen Tucker M E M O R A N D U M T0: PLANNING DEPARTMENT FROM: PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION SUBJECT: STANDARD GUIDELINES OF DEVELOPMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN/EQUESTRIAN TRAILS ------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------- At the last Commission meeting of December 7, 1992, the Commissioners generated guidelines for the development of pedestrian/equestrian trails to impose on future design review, site and subdivision applications. Following will serve as guidelines which can be modified as applied to specific applications. Standard Pedestrian/Equestrian Guidelines for Conditions of Site Development• - Dedicate pedestrian/equestrian easements along (describe locations). - Prior to issuance of any certificates of occupancy and subject to the review and approval of the Parks & Recreation Commission, the applicant shall improve the pedestrian/equestrian easement(s) within the development to the "Trail Design Standards and Details" called out in the Chapter 3.7 of the City's Parks and Trails Master Plan. mt Printed on recycled paper.