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Meeting Date: October 12, 2004

Subject/Title: Public Hearing: Consideration of Residential Growth Management Program (RGMP) allocations for the proposed Mark Taylor subdivision located south of Grant Street, east of Fairview Avenue and west of Minnesota Avenue within SPA L/PD-26.

Submitted by: Debbie Hill, Assistant Planner

Approved by: Howard Sword, Economic Development Director

Staff recommends that the City Council adopt the attached resolution granting an allocation for 8 dwelling units to Mark Taylor.


This RGMP application is one of two being considered under the newly adopted 2004 RGMP. This project by Mark Taylor is requesting an allocation as follows:

• 8 dwelling units generally located on a 4.02 acre site south of Grant Street, east of Fairview Avenue and west of Minnesota Avenue. The allocation requested is for a 1-year build-out period (2005-2006) as follows: 8 dwelling units in 2005.

On December 19, 2003, Mark Taylor submitted a Tentative Subdivision Map application to subdivide a 4.02-acre site into 9 lots. The project site is located in the Northwest Quadrant of the City, which was exempt from the RGMP as long as subdivision maps in the area were approved prior to July 6, 2004. By the time this particular application was deemed complete and the appropriate environmental review had been conducted, the July 6 deadline had passed. As a result, and in combination with the Council’s direction to revise the existing program, the project has been on hold until now. Assuming adoption of the revised RGMP earlier on tonight’s agenda, the project has been scored accordingly and has received a sufficient number of points to receive an allocation.

This application was rated by staff based on the set of 16 evaluation criteria that were established as part of the 2004 RGMP. A project needs a minimum of 120 points to receive an allocation. This project met this minimum threshold, the bulk of which were due to infrastructure improvements. Project specific improvements are listed in the attached resolution.

The General Plan designation for this area is Low Density Residential. Low Density Residential can accommodate 1.1 to 5 dwelling units per acre with a mid-range of 3 dwelling units per acre. This project, at a total of 9 units (1 existing and 8 new units) is at 2.24 dwelling units per acre, well below the mid-range.

Fiscal impact to the City would be positive. The addition of another residential neighborhood will contribute to the ultimate buildout population by helping to attract economic development, jobs and businesses. In addition, the additional homes will provide additional annual property tax revenue to the City.

1. Resolution
2. Tentative Subdivision Map



WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2326 adopting a Residential Growth Management Program (RGMP) to provide for the review and evaluation of residential growth in the City of Brentwood on July 6, 2001, and effective July 1, 2001; and

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2363, amending Resolution No. 2326, and on November 26, 2002, the city Council adopted Resolution No. 2752 amending Resolution No. 2326, and on May 27, 2003, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2883 amending Resolution No. 2326, and again on September 23, 2003, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2991 amending Resolution No. 2326; and finally the City Council adopted Resolution No. ____ amending Resolution No. 2326 of the RGMP on October 12, 2004; and

WHEREAS, the RGMP provides for the submittal of applications for dwelling unit allocations in two separate cycles during the calendar year; and

WHEREAS, an RGMP application was submitted by Mark Taylor for 8 dwelling units for the 2005 calendar year period; and

WHEREAS, consideration of this application is determined to be covered by the general rule that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. In this case, where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA (CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3)), in that any granting of an allocation for dwelling units will need to be followed by an appropriate Tentative Subdivision Map application to receive an actual land use entitlement, including the appropriate level of environmental review in compliance with CEQA.

WHEREAS, Staff reviewed said application with respect to the criteria established by the 2004 RGMP and recommended a specific point total be awarded; and

WHEREAS, Staff recommended to the City Council that the application receive a total of 120 points; and

WHEREAS, a minimum of 120 points is needed to receive an allocation and the applicant was notified of the point total recommended by Staff; and

WHEREAS, on October 12, 2004, the City Council held a public hearing to consider all public testimony and reviewed all available information, including the application, correspondence from the applicant, and the staff report prepared for the Council which provided Staff’s recommendation; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby finds and determines as follows:

Section 1. The foregoing recitals and Staff report statements are found and determined to be true and correct.

Section 2. The City Council finds that Mark Taylor has achieved the 120 total points required by the RGMP program and grants the requested allocation of 8 dwelling units in accordance with his application and the following proposed improvements:

1. Completion of at least $75,600 in reimbursable infrastructure improvements for landscape projects identified in the Community Beautification CIP budget as determined by the Parks and Recreation Direction, the City Engineer, and the Community Development Director.
2. Acquisition and irrevocable offer of dedication to the City of Brentwood of a 60’ x 205’ right of way from the property to the east of this project (known as the Frisbee property) for the realignment of Minnesota Avenue.
3. Connection of existing residence to the City’s sanitary sewer and water systems.
4. Inclusion of the existing residence in the subdivision’s Lighting and Landscaping District and Community Facilities District.
5. Completion of the frontage improvements along Grant Street.

Section 3. The City Council finds that this action is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines, and directs Staff to file the Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk

PASSED AND ACCEPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at its regular meeting of October 12, 2004, by the following vote:

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