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                                                          December 13, 2017

5:30 PM  Chair, Paul Coates
Calistoga Community Center  Vice Chair, Tim Wilkes
 1307 Washington St. Calistoga CA
 Commissioner, Scott Cooper
   Commissioner, Walter Abernathy
   Commissioner, Alissa McNair

                                 Printable Agenda      Meeting Video     Approved Minutes



Public Comments is an opportunity to address the Planning Commission on items of interest to the public that do not appear on the agenda. Comments should be limited to three minutes. The Commission may not take action on items raised during Public Comments. 




    F1. Minutes Approval: Approval of minutes for the November 8, 2017 Planning Commission meeting
    F2. 2018 Meeting Schedule Approval: Approval of 2018 Planning Commission meeting schedule

     G1. Calistoga Vista Use Permit UP 2017-8, Design Review DR 2017-6, Tentative Map TM 2017-1: Consideration of use permit, design review and subdivision applications, and a request for a density bonus and affordable housing concession/incentive for the construction of 50 condominiums and related improvements at 1408 & 1506 Grant Street (APNs 011-101-001 and 011-101-009)
     Staff Report
    1. Draft Resolution 2017-18
    2. Draft Resolution 2017-19
    3. Draft Resolution 2017-20
    4. Project description dated November 9, 2017
    5. Inclusionary Housing Proposal and Request for Density Bonus, Development Standards Concession and Reduced Parking dated October 6, 2017
    6. Project plans, and Tentative Maps for: boundary, grading, utilities
    7. Color and materials samples (to be presented at meeting)
    8. Traffic Study for the Calistoga Vista Project dated November 16, 2017
    9. Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines

     H1. Wayfinding Sign Program:  Consideration of proposed Wayfinding Sign Program
     Staff Report
    1. Designs by Sign Type
    2. Sign design options
    3. Preliminary sign locations





I declare that a copy of this Planning Commission agenda was posted at City Hall,1232 Washington Street, among other locations within the Calistoga city limits, on Friday, 
December 8, 2017 no later than 4:30 p.m.
Lynn Goldberg, Planning Commission Secretary

REPORTS: Staff reports to the Planning Commission for items on this agenda are available online at For additional information, please call the Planning & Building Department at 707.942.2827.
DECISION:  For applications that require review by the City Council, the Commission’s action is a recommendation to the Council. In cases where no other action is required, the action of the Commission is final unless appealed.
APPEALS:  Anyone who does not agree with the Planning Commission’s decision or the conditions that have been imposed by the Commission in approving an agenda item may appeal the Commission’s action to the City Council.  Appeals must be filed within 10 calendar days from the date of the Commission’s action. Appeals may be limited to those issues raised at the public meeting. For additional information concerning the requirements for filing an appeal, please contact the Planning & Building Department, 1232 Washington Street, Calistoga or call 707.942.2827.
NOTICE: If you challenge the City’s decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any City administrative decision may be heard only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period for litigation, in certain cases 30 days following the date of final decision.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:  Each City entity offers public programs, services, and meetings in a manner that is reasonably accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. Each City entity complies with all applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California law, and does not discriminate against any person with a disability. Wheelchair access to the Community Center and speaker’s microphone is available to all persons.
If any person has a disability and requires information or materials in an appropriate alternative format (or any other reasonable accommodation), or if you need any special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk Department at 942-2807. For TTY/ Speech-to-Speech users, dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also contact the Planning Commission Secretary at for more information.
In making any request for assistance, advance notice to the City forty-eight hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements.
PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Speakers may provide their name and subject of discussion. Presentations to the Commission are generally limited to three minutes. Additional time may be granted by the Commission Chair as appropriate to the scope of the project

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