DATE OF NOTICE: June 17, 2020
CITY OF MURRIETA
NOTICE OF APPROVAL – DIRECTOR’S PROJECT AND CEQA DETERMINATION (APPEAL PERIOD)
Minor Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) 2019-2050
MINOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMT (MCUP) 2019-2050: A Minor Conditional Use Permit to allow for an expansion of an existing brewery to add a 903 square foot tasting facility (Tap Rooms, Service/Bar, Restrooms) within an existing 17,000 square foot one-story commercial building. Additionally, a 1,770 square foot outdoor accessory patio is proposed for operations, which will be contained within an existing landscaped area. The subject property is located at 26015 Jefferson Avenue, Suites D, E, and F (APN: 910-221-004, 005, and 006); and.
PROJECT DETERMINATION: The City of Murrieta conducted a review of the project and the City Planner (On behalf of the Director) has made a determination to approve the project based on the following findings:
- The proposed use is conditionally allowed within, and would not impair the integrity and character of, the subject zoning district and complies with all applicable provisions of this development code;
- The proposed use is consistent with the objectives, policies, general land uses, and programs of the general plan, and any applicable specific plan;
- The approval of the conditional use permit for the proposed use complies with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and there will be no/will not be potentially significant negative impacts upon environmental quality and natural resources that could not be properly mitigated and monitored;
- The site is suitable for the type and intensity of use or development that is proposed;
- There are adequate provisions for sanitation, water, and public utilities and services to ensure public convenience, health, safety, and general welfare; and
- The proposed use would not create significant noise, traffic, or other conditions or situations that may be objectionable or detrimental to other allowed uses in the vicinity or adverse to the public convenience, health, safety, or general welfare, or materially injurious to properties and improvements in the vicinity of the subject property.
ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: The City of Murrieta conducted an environmental review of the project and the City Planner (On behalf of the Director) has made the following environmental determination pursuant CEQA Guidelines: Categorical Exemption: The project meets the criteria as set forth in State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) because the project involves no additions to the structure and a negligible expansion of use. The project involves minor alterations of the existing building and the existing exterior landscape area. The project does not trigger any of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions found in State CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 there is no significant cumulative impact, no significant impact on the environment, the site is not within a scenic highway corridor, the site is not a historical resource, and the site is not a hazardous waste site.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for the above described project.
APPEAL OPTIONS: Appeal of Director Decisions. Notwithstanding other provisions of this code, any person may appeal an action rendered by the director to the Planning Commission.
Appeal of Environmental Decision. Any person, in connection with any entitlement, permit or administrative decision authorized under the development code (Title 16), may appeal to the City Council, pursuant to the procedures and requirements set forth in this chapter, the determination of a non-elected, decision-making body of the city to certify an environmental impact report, approve a negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration, or determination that a project is not subject to Public Resources Code section 21080 et seq. (California Environmental Quality Act) if the project is not otherwise subject to further administrative review.
Appeals to the Planning Commission. An appeal of an action of the director shall be filed with the secretary of the commission within ten (10) days following the date of this notice for which an appeal is made.
Appeals to the Council. Appealable environmental determinations pursuant to Section 16.78.020C (Appeal of Environmental Determination) shall be filed in the office of the city clerk within ten (10) days following the date of this notice for which an appeal is made.
Next Business Day. If the last day to file an appeal falls on a legal holiday recognized by the city or on a Saturday or Sunday, the following business day shall be deemed the last day to file the appeal.
Fees. Appeals may be subject to a filing fee. Please refer to Chapter 16.78 “Appeals” of the Murrieta Municipal Code and the City’s Fee Schedule for further information.
All Appeals shall be submitted in following manner – Provide a completed “Application for Appeal (DS-210)” with the corresponding fee (as applicable). This form can be located at the City’s website at https://www.murrietaca.gov/286/Applications-Forms or received “in-person” at City Hall at 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562. For any questions, please call the Planning Division at (951) 461-6060 and/or City Clerk’s office at (951) 461-6030.
Project Determination Appeal
City of Murrieta, Development Services Department, Attn: Jarrett Ramaiya, City Planner, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562 or [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact the City Planner at (951) 461-6069 or [email protected].
Environmental Determination Appeal
City of Murrieta, City Clerk, Attn: Stephanie Smith, City Clerk, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562 or [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at (951) 461-6030 or [email protected].
State law provides that if you challenge the City’s action on this project in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing or described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the at or prior to the public hearing.
Please contact the Planning Division at (951) 461-6060 with any questions or to assist you further. You are welcome to review the project plan(s) and information.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact staff for further assistance, or visit https://www.murrietaca.gov/746/Development-Services COVID-19 updates webpage. You may request a copy of the above-described items and draft decision. This can be to be mailed, or emailed to you by calling the project planner, Aaron Rintamäki, Associate Planner, (951) 461-6079, [email protected]. Staff will also make themselves available via phone to go over any questions and/or concerns that you may have with the proposal.