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City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 10/08/2019  

SUBJECT:
DENIAL OF EXTENSION OF TIME 19EXT02 FOR TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 16959 TO SUBDIVIDE 6.64 ACRES OF LAND TO CREATE 11 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES LOCATED NORTH OF PINNACLE ROAD AND SOUTH OF CARBON CANYON ROAD
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt a Resolution entitled:
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA DENYING EXTENSION OF TIME (19EXT02) FOR TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 16959 TO SUBDIVIDE 6.64 ACRES OF LAND TO CREATE 11 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES AND 2 OPEN SPACE LOTS LOCATED NORTH OF PINNACLE ROAD AND SOUTH OF CARBON CANYON ROAD
BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS:
On June 24, 2019, the applicant, Everbright International, submitted a request for a three-year extension of time for Tentative Tract Map 16959, which would subdivide 6.64 acres of land to create 11 single-family residential properties and 2 open space lots located north of Pinnacle Road and south of Carbon Canyon Road. As part of the formal request, the applicant summarized the circumstances that have prevented the recordation of the final map within the previous three years and the steps taken to allow the project to move forward successfully if the requested extension was granted. The applicant indicated that previous efforts were hampered by problematic staffing and challenging site constraints, but to enable the project to proceed towards final map approval and the initiation of physical development in a more coordinated and timely fashion, the applicant was pursuing a joint venture with a firm more experienced in real estate development. The new project manager and development team anticipated initiating the rough grading of the project and obtaining approval of the final map within 18 months of the granting of the requested extension of time.
 
The Planning Commission of the City of Chino Hills held a duly noticed public hearing on August 6, 2019, to review and consider the staff report prepared for the project, receive public testimony, and review all correspondence received on the project. The Planning Commission adopted a resolution approving Extension of Time 19EXT02 to grant a two-year extension, rather than the three years requested by the applicant, to Tentative Tract Map 16959.
 
On August 13, 2019, two members of the City Council requested to review the Planning Commission’s action regarding the subject application pursuant to Section 16.58.070 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code.
 
 


The City Council of the City of Chino Hills held a duly noticed public hearing on September 10, 2019, to review and consider the staff report prepared for the project, receive public testimony, and review all correspondence received on the project. After receiving public testimony and further deliberation, the City Council directed staff to prepare and return a resolution denying the Extension of Time at the subsequent meeting, September 24, 2019. At this meeting, the City Council agendized the resolution of denial, but continued item to the next scheduled meeting, October 8, 2019. The attached resolution sets forth the reasoning of the City Council in its decision to deny the Extension of Time.
ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW:
The denial of the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 Cal. Code Regs. § 15270, subd. (a), Projects Which Are Disapproved (“CEQA does not apply to projects which a public agency rejects or disapproves.”).
FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund.
REVIEWED BY OTHERS:
This item has been reviewed by the City Attorney.
Attachments
Resolution

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