Santa Cruz County
CA

Agenda Item
DOC-2020-853

Schedule a public hearing on November 17, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM or thereafter, to consider Application 181607, a proposal to add the Permanent Room Housing (PRH) Combining Zone District to parcel 081-091-05, property located at 13320 Highway 9, and associated CEQA Notice of Exemption, and take related actions, as recommended by the Planning Director

Information

Department:Planning: Sustainability and Special ProjectsSponsors:Planning Director Kathleen Molloy
Category:PLN SSP - Board LetterFunctions:Land Use & Community Services

Board Letter

Recommended Action(s):

1)              Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter, to consider application 181607, for rezoning and residential development permit to add the Permanent Room Housing (PRH) Combining District to parcel 081-091-05 (13320 Highway 9), and associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Notice of Exemption;

 

2)              Direct Clerk of the Board to publish notice of the date and time for the scheduled hearing in the newspaper at least 10 calendar days prior to the hearing date, as required by Santa Cruz County Code Section 18.10.223(A)(1); and

 

3)              Direct Planning staff to mail notice of the date and time for the scheduled hearing to the applicant and property owners within 300 feet of the exterior boundaries of the subject parcel.

 

Background

The PRH Combining District was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in January 2020 and certified by the Coastal Commission in May 2020. The purpose of the district is to recognize and preserve housing that is converted from former visitor accommodation and care facilities that have become obsolete for their original intent.

 

Analysis

13320 Highway 9 is a 3.2-acre parcel developed with a single-family dwelling and nine cabins. These structures formerly functioned as a manager’s unit and vacation cabins. The applicant is proposing to rezone the property to add the PRH Combining District and legally recognize 11 housing units as PRH units (the 10 existing units plus a new unit formed from a guest suite on the lower level of the single family dwelling). This application requires a zoning plan amendment to change the property’s zoning from SU to SU-PRH, a residential development permit to approve and define parameters for the PRH use, and a determination that the project is exempt from further review under the California Environmental Quality Act. On July 22, 2020, after a duly noticed public hearing, the Planning Commission recommended approval of this application to the Board.

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Strategic Plan Element(s)

The proposed project meets the County Strategic Plan’s “Affordable Housing” goal within the “Attainable Housing” focus area. The project would legally recognize and preserve the conversion of former motel rooms as housing units. These housing units are affordable by design due to their small size.  

Meeting History

Oct 20, 2020 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

Public hearing November 17, 2020

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:John Leopold, First District Supervisor
SECONDER:Ryan Coonerty, Third District Supervisor
AYES:John Leopold, Zach Friend, Ryan Coonerty, Greg Caput, Bruce McPherson

Discussion