Request to rezone two parcels, totaling 13.1 acres, from Planned Development (P-D) (298) to a new Planned Development (P-D) to allow for the development of a commercial truck parking facility. The project site is improved with the following: an existing 1,200 square-foot office, 2,500 square-foot shop with a 1,000 square-foot awning, 2,600 square-foot storage building, 11,000 square-foot pole barn, asphalt/concrete parking areas, lighting affixed to the existing buildings 10-20 feet in height, six 40-foot-tall free-standing poles, and 6-foot-tall chain link fencing around the perimeter of the site. The applicant is proposing to stripe the existing asphalt area with 58 parking spaces for tractor-trailer combinations and install a new gravel parking lot with 13 spaces for employee parking adjacent to the existing storage building. The office will be used for the employees of the parking facility. The shop will be used for light maintenance including changing tires, visual inspection, and checking fluid levels, and will not be open to the public. The storage building will be utilized to store forklifts, load docks, spare parts, tools, and personal or business documents. The pole barn will be used for outdoor storage of extra pallets stacked up to six feet in height and not visible from the roadway. The use of the pole barn and storage building are associated with a separate trucking business operated by the applicant. Proposed landscaping will consist of a combination of trees and shrubs creating a 20-foot-wide planting strip along the entirety of the road frontage, and privacy slats will be added to the existing chain link fencing along the side and rear property lines. No additional buildings or signage are proposed. Lighting will be added to four of the existing poles and the other two poles will be removed. No loading, unloading, or wash facilities are proposed. Hours of operation are proposed to be seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a maximum of three employees on-site for the office and shop. However, the site will be open to customers through a secured access gate, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The project anticipates between up to 10 customers visiting the site per day, with up to five customers on-site at peak times. The site has access to South Golden State Boulevard and is served by private well and septic system. The site is listed on the EnviroStor database managed by the CA Department of Toxic Substances Control and is considered remediated with the possible exception of a hotspot of hexavalent chromium. The only ongoing activity is groundwater monitoring which occurs once per year.
P-D (298) was approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 19, 2005 under General Plan Amendment No. 2000-09 and Rezone No. 2000-12 – Valley Wood Preserving, Inc., to allow truck, recreational vehicles, and equipment parking and storage, and office, warehousing and storage within the existing buildings. However, no development took place resulting in an expired Planned Development. Accordingly, a rezone is required in order to approve development of the site.