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File #: 2020-7657   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 1/27/2020
Title: PLN18-0562 - Use Permit - 2331 North Loop Road - Applicant: John L. Lipp on behalf of Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Public hearing to consider a use permit to allow the operation of an animal shelter that will include indoor boarding for up to 34 animals, two supervised outdoor animal runs, administrative offices, and community events, in a new, 12,000-square-foot building on a 0.45 acre parcel. Pursuant to Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-4.10.c, animal shelters with supervised outdoor runs require the approval of a use permit when located within 200 feet of any residential district. This project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15332 (Infill Development) and 15183 (projects consistent with General Plan and Zoning).
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Project Plans, 2. Exhibit 2 Timeline of FAAS Outreach, 3. Exhibit 3 Draft Resolution, 4. Item 7-A Public Comment rev 1-27-20
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PLN18-0562 - Use Permit - 2331 North Loop Road - Applicant: John L. Lipp on behalf of Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Public hearing to consider a use permit to allow the operation of an animal shelter that will include indoor boarding for up to 34 animals, two supervised outdoor animal runs, administrative offices, and community events, in a new, 12,000-square-foot building on a 0.45 acre parcel. Pursuant to Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-4.10.c, animal shelters with supervised outdoor runs require the approval of a use permit when located within 200 feet of any residential district. This project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15332 (Infill Development) and 15183 (projects consistent with General Plan and Zoning).

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To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: David Sablan, Planner II

Date: January 27, 2020

BACKGROUND

On June 10, 2019, the Planning Board approved a Final Development Plan and Design Review to allow the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) to build a 12,000 square foot two-story building on a vacant 0.45 acre parcel located at 2331 North Loop Road. The project site is located in the Harbor Bay Business Park, bordering a single-family residential neighborhood in the R-1-PD (One-Family Residence, Planned Development) zoning district. The property shares its rear property line with four residential properties. Due to the irregular shape of the property and an existing easement, on the same date, the Planning Board approved a Planned Development Amendment to establish new development standards specifically for the project site.

As part of the approval of the FAAS site, the Planning Board also recommended approval of a Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) to allow animal shelters and supervised outdoor runs within two hundred feet (200') of any residential district as conditionally-permitted use...

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