PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS Fernando Aguilera District 1 Robert Acheson District 2 Jack Mobley District 3 (Chairperson) Kurt Spycher District 4 (Vice Chairperson) Mark Erreca District 5
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AGENDA
PLANNING COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:00 a.m
Merced County Administration Building
Board Room, Third Floor 2222 M Street
Merced, California 95340
Phone: 209.385.7654 Fax: 209.726.1710 IMPORTANT NOTICE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 CRISIS, AND AS AUTHORIZED BY THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20, COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF MERCED PLANNING COMMISSION WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING OFFSITE VIA CONFERENCE CALL. PUBLIC ACCESS TO A MEETING LOCATION WILL BE UNAVAILABLE. FOR THE SAFETY OF COUNTY STAFF AND THE PUBLIC, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE ELECTRONICALLY AND/OR OBSERVE A LIVE BROADCAST OF THE MEETING ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT INCLUDED WITH THIS AGENDA. IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES VIEWING OR PARTICIPATING IN THIS MEETING OR REQUIRE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION, PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING STAFF AT (209)385-7654.
1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL OF COMMISSIONERS

3.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4.

CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS

5.

PUBLIC HEARING(S)


5.I.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT No. CUP19-006

Godinho Dairy LP - A request to bring an existing dairy heifer facility into compliance and modify the facility to allow the facility to increase the number of animals housed from 2,004 to 3,501 (1,103 Animal Units). The modification includes the construction of three freestall barns and a loafing barn within and adjacent to the existing heifer ranch footprint, over the course of two phases. The project site is located at the southeast corner of South Johnson Road and West Henry Miller Avenue in the Los Banos area, identified as Assessor's Parcel Numbers (APN) 081-020-008 and 081-020-019. The property is designated Agricultural land use in the General Plan and is zoned A-1 (General Agricultural). CEQA – Staff has prepared an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project. TSH

RECOMMENDATION(S):
1) Open/close public hearing;
2) Certify the Project Environmental Impact Report and adopt the Findings of Fact, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and,
3) Approve Conditional Use Permit No. CUP19-006 based on the findings included in the staff report and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.
5.II.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT No. CUP19-010

Merced Rescue Mission - A request to establish and construct a 45,000 square foot community care/adult recovery facility with interim supportive housing and residential rehabilitation programs for homeless persons, including families and veterans. The facility will include respite care, administrative offices, classroom, kitchen and dining facilities, and recreational facilities. The project site is located on the north side of Cone Avenue, approximately 800 feet east of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the Merced Area, identified as Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 259-060-004 and 259-060-005.The property is designated Merced Urban Community Low Density Residential land use in the General Plan and is zoned R-2 (Two Family Residential). CEQA – Staff recommends the Planning Commission find that the project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 21159.25 of the CEQA Guidelines – “Unincorporated County Infill Mixed-Use Residential.” TSH

RECOMMENDATION(S):
1) Open/close public hearing;
2) Determine that the project can be found exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 21159.25 – “Unincorporated County Infill Mixed-Use Residential” of the CEQA Guidelines; and,
3) Approve Conditional Use Permit No. CUP19-010 based on the findings included in the staff report and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.
6.

COMMISSION ACTION ITEM(S)

7.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

8.

COMMISSIONER'S COMMENT

9.

ADJOURNMENT

10.

PRINTABLE (PDF) AGENDA

10.I.

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA 05/27/2020