Zoning Ordinance Update Meeting Schedule

Low Density Housing

Planning Commission March 18, 2015

The 33rd hearing overall on the Draft Zoning Ordinance Update. The Planning Commission will consider adopting the following: · A Resolution of the Planning Commission recommending that the City Council amend the General Plan Land Use Map of the City of Santa Monica (Attachment A of the March 18, 2015 staff report). In Exhibit A to Attachment A, the 115 parcels whose land use designation may be changed are identified. · A Resolution of the Planning Commission recommending that the City Council implement the proposed Zoning Ordinance Update, Chapter 9.01 through Chapter 9.52 of Article 9 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code by repealing the existing Official Districting Map and adopting a new Official Districting Map for the City of Santa Monica. · A Resolution of the Planning Commission recommending that the City Council amend the Land Use and Circulation Element of the General Plan of the City of Santa Monica in the following manner: 1. Removal of Activity Centers Overlays on Wilshire Boulevard-Wilshire/Centinela Activity Center Overlay and/or Wilshire/14th Activity Center Overlay or modifying the development standards authorized in these centers. 2. Removal of Tier 3 from the Mixed-Use Boulevard land use designation (“MUB”) in certain areas of the City or modifying the MUB development standards for Tier 3 in these areas of the City. 3. Removal of Tier 3 from the Mixed-Use Boulevard Low land use designation (“MUBL”) in certain areas of the City or modifying the MUBL development standards for Tier 3 in these areas of the City. 4. Establishing that a project which preserves a City-designated landmark or structure of merit in a portion of the R2 District that had historically been zoned R3 shall receive a 6-foot height bonus, allowing for an additional floor of housing beyond that otherwise authorized in this district. 5. Modifying the discretionary review process for a project that requests Tier 3 height by eliminating the requirement that such review only be through a development agreement when the project would preserve a City-designated landmark or structure of merit and the requested FAR would not exceed the limitations established for Tier 2 projects.

Planning Commission March 4, 2015

This is the eleventh hearing to review the Redline Public Review Draft Zoning Ordinance Update and 32nd hearing overall on the Draft Zoning Ordinance Update. The Planning Commission will consider adopting the following: · A Resolution of the Planning Commission recommending that the City Council repeal the existing Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 9.04 of Article 9 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code, and add a new Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 9.01 through Chapter 9.52, to Article 9 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code. · A Resolution of the Planning Commission recommending that the City Council amend the Land Use and Circulation Element of the General Plan of the City of Santa Monica in the following manner: 1. Amend the title of all “Building Height Standards” graphics in Chapter 2.1 of the LUCE to “Building Height Guidelines” to clarify that graphics do not establish mandatory development standards (e.g., pp. 2.1-32, 2.1-33, 2.1-34, 2.1-36, 2.1-37, 2.1-39, 2.1-40, 2.1-42, 21.-44, 2.1-45, 2.1-46, 2.1-49, 2.1-51, 2.1-53). 2. Strike the following text from Chapter 2.1: “similar to the established stepback standards of the zoning ordinance in effect as of May 27, 2010” throughout the LUCE (e.g., pp. 2.1-34, 2.1-36, 2.1-39, 2-1.41, 2.1-47, 2.1-51, 2.1-52, 2.1-53). 3. Clarify throughout the LUCE that Tier 1 is baseline, by-right development up to the discretionary review thresholds established by the Zoning Ordinance (e.g., pp. 2.1-27, 2.1-33, 2.1-35, 2.1-38, 2.1-43, 2.1-46, 2.1-50, 2.1-52, 2.1-53, 3.2-4, 3.2-5). 4. Amend text on pg. 2.1-41 (first bullet on the left) to include: “and a 3-foot height bonus above the 32-foot base height.” 5. Eliminate requirement that Tier 2 Residential and Mixed-Use projects be processed by development agreement unless the projects provide nonresidential uses above the first floor (e.g., 3.2-5, 3.2-6). 6. Eliminate the provisions stating that Tier 2 discretionary review be undertaken by a Conditional Use Permit and clarifying that this discretionary review can be undertaken by a development review permit or its equivalent. (e.g., pp.3.2-4, 3.2-5, 3.2-6).

Planning Commission February 25, 2015

This is the tenth hearing to review the Redline Public Review Draft Zoning Ordinance Update and 31st hearing overall on the Draft Zoning Ordinance Update. The Planning Commission will discuss the modifications to the Redline Public Review Draft Zoning Ordinance Update previously preliminarily approved by or presented to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission may discuss any other division of the Redline as well as potential amendments to the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), LUCE Land Use Map, and Official Districting Map, particularly as they relate to these modifications. The Commission will hear public testimony and provide comments and preliminary recommendations to staff on these topics. Revisions, additions, and/or deletions will ultimately be included as part of the formal recommendation to the City Council for adoption. The Planning Commission will also consider adopting a Resolution of Intention authorizing public hearings to consider recommending to the City Council that it amend specified provisions of the Land Use and Circulation Element of the General Plan of the City of Santa Monica (LUCE) allowing greater height, number of stories and modified processing for parcels containing historic resources. This Resolution of Intention represents the formal commencement of the process to consider recommending to the City Council that the City Council amend specified provisions of the LUCE. This resolution does not represent any specific recommendations by staff or predict any final decisions by the Planning Commission. Instead this resolution signifies the beginning of the formal process by which the Planning Commission will review the proposed changes the LUCE before making any formal recommendations to the City Council.

Planning Commission February 18, 2015

This is the ninth hearing to review the Redline Public Review Draft Zoning Ordinance Update and 30th hearing overall on the Draft Zoning Ordinance Update. The Planning Commission will address the major topics within Division III related to Chapter 9.28 (Parking, Loading, and Circulation) and within Division VI related to Chapter 9.53 (Transportation Demand Management) that the Commission and public focused on during the initial public review draft and will also continue its deliberations on the treatment of Historic Resources and Section 9.31.070 (Automobile/Vehicle Sales, Leasing, and Storage). The Planning Commission may discuss any other divisions of the Redline as well as potential amendments to the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), LUCE Land Use Map, and Official Districting Map, particularly as they relate to Chapter 9.28, Chapter 9.53, and Section 9.31.070. The Commission will hear public testimony and provide comments and preliminary recommendations to staff on all these topics. Revisions, additions, and/or deletions will ultimately be included as part of the formal recommendation to the City Council for adoption. The Planning Commission will also consider adopting a Resolution of Intention authorizing public hearings to consider recommending to the City Council that it amend specified provisions of the Land Use and Circulation Element of the General Plan of the City of Santa Monica (LUCE) eliminating the provisions stating that Tier 2 discretionary review be undertaken by a Conditional Use Permit and clarifying that this discretionary review can be undertaken by a Development Review Permit or its equivalent. This Resolution of Intention represents the formal commencement of the process to consider recommending to the City Council that the City Council amend specified provisions of the LUCE. This resolution does not represent any specific recommendations by staff or predict any final decisions by the Planning Commission. Instead this resolution signifies the beginning of the formal process by which the Planning Commission will review the proposed changes the LUCE before making any formal recommendations to the City Council.

Planning Commission February 4, 2015

This is the eighth hearing to review the Redline Public Review Draft Zoning Ordinance Update and 29th hearing overall on the Draft Zoning Ordinance Update. The Planning Commission concluded and closed the public testimony on Division III (excluding Chapter 9.28 – Parking, Loading, and Circulation and Chapter 9.53 – Transportation Demand Management) at its January 28, 2015 meeting and will continue its deliberations on the major topics within that Division (excluding Chapter 9.28 – Parking, Loading, and Circulation and Chapter 9.53 – Transportation Demand Management which will be discussed on February 18, 2015) that the Commission and public focused on during the initial public review draft. The Planning Commission may discuss any other division of the Redline as well as potential amendments to the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), LUCE Land Use Map, and Official Districting Map, particularly as they relate to Division III. The Commission will provide comments and preliminary recommendations to staff on all these topics. Revisions, additions, and/or deletions will ultimately be included as part of the formal recommendation to the City Council for adoption.

Planning Commission January 28, 2015

Amendments and Final Recommendations

Planning Commission January 21, 2015

Redline review #6: Division III

Planning Commission November 19, 2014

Town Hall meeting on Zoning Ordinance update.

Planning Commission November 5, 2014

Resolutions of Intention

Planning Commission May 14, 2014

Division III - Chapter 9.23, Community Benefits (continued to date TBD in July, 2014)

Planning Commission June 5, 2013

Part 2 of a study session on Transportation Demand Management (TDM), including an overview of existing TDM ordinance provisions, and discussion of preliminary concepts for new TDM ordinance provisions.

Planning Commission May 1, 2013

Planning Commission Study Session on implementing Tier 2 Community Benefits.

Planning Commission January 30, 2013

A study session to hear a presentation and discuss changes to the Zoning Ordinance, including parking and transportation demand management (TDM) provisions, that are focused on making Santa Monica more sustainable by encouraging and supporting walking, bicycling, and transit use.

Architectural Review Board December 17, 2012

Discussion and staff presentation on the Zoning Ordinance Update regarding Mixed Use and Commercial Development Standards and Design Guidelines.

Planning Commission November 28, 2012

Study session on the Zoning Ordinance Update to discuss draft mixed-use and commercial development standards and design guidelines.

Planning Commission November 7, 2012

Presentation and discussion on draft multi-family and mixed-use residential design guidelines for the Zoning Ordinance update.

Community Workshop September 20, 2012

Community workshop to discuss parking and transportation issues for the Zoning Ordinance update.

Planning Commission September 19, 2012

A continuation of the Study Session on Community Benefits, including on Tier 2 projects and related issues for the revised Zoning Ordinance, with presentation by consultant Vivian Kahn from Dyett & Bhatia. The study session began on August 22, 2012.

City Council August 14, 2012

Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance amending Interim Zoning Ordinance Number 2394 (CCS) to further extend the Interim Zoning Ordinance to August 14, 2013, and authorizing in residential and “A” off street parking overlay zones (i) small increases in square footage of existing nonconforming auto dealer uses and (ii) development of automobile parking structures, storage facilities, and related uses associated with an adjacent dealership subject to discretionary review.

Planning Commission July 25, 2012

Study session on how uses and districts may be regulated in the revised Zoning Ordinance, with presentation by consultant Vivian Kahn from Dyett & Bhatia.

Community Workshop May 14, 2012

Public meeting to discuss design and development standards for the Zoning Ordinance update.

City Council April 10, 2012

Development Agreements and Community Benefits Study Session – recommendation to review and comment on the information presented; and review and affirm the approach for identifying and evaluating community benefits for development agreements.

Planning Commission/ARB Special Meeting March 28, 2012

A joint study session of the Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board to review, discuss and provide input on design and development review processes as part of the Zoning Ordinance Update project. Discussion to include, but not be limited to, review of how similar cities review design and development, options for review thresholds and procedures, use of guidelines and standards, and involvement of design professionals and design review bodies in the process. The discussion will include input and recommendations from the Zoning Ordinance Update consultants.

Planning Commission March 14, 2012

Discussion of the provision of community benefits in the context of development agreement negotiations. The discussion will include but not be limited to procedures, the nature and scope of community benefits, community benefits framework within the Land Use and Circulation Element, best practices, community input, project requirements, and project feasibility considerations.

Planning Commission January 11, 2012

A presentation on the progress of the zoning ordinance update and recommendations by consultant Dyett & Bhatia regarding the major issues they have identified.

Landmarks Commission December 12, 2011

Update on goals and timeline of the Zoning Ordinance update.

Architectural Review Board November 7, 2011

Staff presentation and discussion of the Zoning Ordinance update goals and timelines.

City Council October 25, 2011

Recommendation to review the goals and timeline presented and direct staff to proceed with the Zoning Ordinance Update.

Planning Commission October 12, 2011

A study session on the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Update underway to implement the adopted Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE). The study session will include a presentation of project goals for review and endorsement, and a review of project timeline and approach.