CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: October 12, 2004
Subject/Title: Public hearing to consider a Residential Growth Management
Program (RGMP) application for a proposed allocation for an 11 lot
subdivision by The Mark Pringle Company, LLC, located at the southeast
corner of Apricot Way and Montclair Place
Prepared by: Erik Nolthenius, Senior Planner
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Economic Development Director
Staff recommends that the City Council pass and accept the attached
Resolution granting an allocation for 11 lots to The Mark Pringle Company,
There has been no previous City Council action related to the project site.
On August 25, 2003, The Mark Pringle Company, LLC submitted a Tentative
Subdivision Map application to subdivide a 4.84-acre site located at the
southeast corner of Apricot Way and Montclair Place into 11 lots and a
remainder parcel. 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 project was not scheduled to be considered by the
Planning Commission until July 20, 2004. 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 received a
sufficient number of points to receive an allocation.
This RGMP application is one of two being considered under the newly adopted
2004 RGMP. The application was evaluated by staff based on the set of 16
evaluation criteria that were established as part of the RGMP. A project
needs a minimum of 120 points to receive an allocation. This project meets
that threshold, with the bulk of points attributable to off-site
infrastructure improvements. Project-specific improvements are listed in the
resolution. The General Plan designation for this area is Low Density
Residential, with a mid-range density of 3 dwelling units per acre. This
project, at a total of 12 units (1 existing unit and 11 new units), is at
2.48 dwelling units per acre.
Fiscal impact to the City would be positive. The addition of another
residential neighborhood will contribute to the ultimate build out
population by helping to attract economic development, jobs and businesses.
The new homes will also provide annual property tax revenue to the City.
Tentative Subdivision Map 8763
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING AN
ALLOCATION FOR 11 DWELLING UNITS IN CALENDAR YEAR 2005 TO THE MARK PRINGLE
COMPANY, LLC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED FOR THE
RESIDENTIAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (RGMP)
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 lastly 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 application was submitted by The Mark Pringle Company, LLC for
11 dwelling unit allocations; 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 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 RGMP and recommended a specific point total be awarded;
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
accept public testimony and reviewed all available information, including
the application, correspondence from the applicant, the staff report
prepared for the Council with 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 The Mark Pringle Company, LLC has
achieved 120 total points as required by the 2004 RGMP and grants the
requested allocation of 11 dwelling units in accordance with the application
and the following proposed improvements:
1. Completion of approximately $147,000 in reimbursable infrastructure
improvements for landscape projects identified in the Community
Beautification CIP budget, as determined by the Parks & Recreation Director,
the City Engineer and the Community Development Director.
2. Provision of sewer and water stubs to APN’s 019-100-003 (Herring),
019-100-004 (Bromley) and 019-100-009 (Koehler).
3. Provision of pavement shading, windows with self glazing shading, whole
house fans and meeting or exceeding PG&E Energy Star specifications in all
4. Provision of at least one floor plan for every 20 market rate lots,
traffic calming features and integrated pedestrian/bicycle facilities
connecting to destinations.
5. Acquisition and irrevocable offer of dedication to the City of Brentwood
of the ultimate right-of-way for Apricot Way along the project frontage.
6. Provision of four lots within the subdivision of at least 20,000 square
feet in size.
7. Inclusion of the existing residence into the subdivision’s TSM and
Lighting and Landscaping District and Community Facilities District.
8. Connection of the existing residence to the City’s sanitary sewer and
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 their
regular meeting of October 12, 2004, by the following vote: