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18 Railyard Artist Lofts Master Plan AmendmentTOWN OF TRUCKEE California RESOLUTION 2016A8 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL. OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE APPROVING MINOR AMENDMENTS TO THE TRUCKEE RAILYARD MASTER FLAN WHEREAS, the Town of Truckee adopted the Truckee Railyard Master flan in 2009; and WHEREAS, the adapted Railyard Master Plan assumed the Union Pacific Railroad balloon track would be relocated east; and WHEREAS, it is no longer feasible to relocate the balloon track east and because of this change, minor modifications to the adopted Truckee Railyard Master Plan are necessary to support the first development application, the Truckee Artist Lofts (Planning Application No, 2016-00000132), WHEREAS, amendments to the Truckee Railyard Master Plan require legislative action by the Town Council, and the Planning Commission is charged with the responsibility of reviewing the amendments and forwarding to the Town Council a recommendation for the approval or denial cf the amendments; and WHEREAS, the Town of Truckee Planning Commission, at a duly noticed public hearing on April 19, 2015, adopted Resolution No. 2016-03 recommending approval of miner Truckee Railyard Master Plan amendments, Downtown Specific Plan amendments and a Development Permit land use application for the construction of the Truckee Artist Lofts, a 4 -story, 121,000 sf. 77 unit multi -family housing project with 66 income -restricted rental apartments and 11 market - rate rental units, 45 on-site parking spaces, and 3,855 sf. of ground floor commercial on APN: 19-420-71 within the Downtown Extension (DE) District of the Truckee Railyard Master Plan and adopting findings in support of such actions; and WHEREAS, on or about April 8, 2016 and April 29, 2016, a public notice was published in the Sierra &m and mailed to property owners within 500 feet of the project site and all other interested persons informing the public of the date, time, and location of the public hearing for the Council's consideration of minor Master Plan amendments, amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan, Development Permit and EIR Addendum; and WHEREAS, the Council held a public hearing on the matter at meetings on May 10, 2015; and WHEREAS, the Town Council has completed and certified a Final Environmental Impact Report in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act Statutes and Guidelines and reviewed and considered the information contained in the Final EIR, The Council made the findings required by Section 15491 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines; these findings are set forth in Exhibit C of Council Resolution No. 2009-32, adopted by the Council on June 10, 2009, The Council has eliminated or substantially lessened all significant effects on the environment where feasible as shown in the findings of Resolution No. 2009-32 and determined that any remaining significant effects on the environment found to be unavoidable are acceptable due to overriding concerns and considerations as described in the findings of Resolution No. 2009-32; and Resolution No. 2016-18 Page 1 WHEREAS, the Council adopted Resolution No, 2009-32 thereby certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report and finding that the approval of the amendments to the Railyard Master Plan will not have a significant effect on the environment upon incorporation of mitigation measures into the project; and WHEREAS, the Council duly considered the Final Environmental Impact Deport, any and all information and public comments, and the recommendation of the Planning Commission as set forth in their Resolution No- 2009-03; and WHEREAS, An Environmental Impact Report (F=IR) Addendum was prepared in conjunction with the Truckee Artist Lofts application in support of the associated minor Master Plan Amendments and the Addendum concludes that that there are no new environmental impacts; and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Council of the Town of Truckee hereby amendments the Truckee Railyard Master Plan as set forth in Exhibit "A", attached hereto and incorporated herein BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Council hereby adopts the findings set forth in Exhibit "B", attached hereto and incorporated herein, in support of amending the Truckee Railyard Master Plan. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the applicant shad defend, indemnify, and held harmless the Town and its agents, officers, and employees from any claim, action, or proceeding against the Town to attack, set aside, void, and/or actions of the Town Council utilizing the findings set forth in this ordinance, which claim, action, or proceeding is brought within the time period provided for by State law. WWWY,W The foregoing Resolution was introduced by Council Member Barr, seconded by Council Member Wallace Dee, at a Regular Meeting of the Truckee Town Council, held on the 10th day of May, 2016 and adopted by the following vote: AYES: Council Member Barr, Council Member Wallace Dee, Council Member Flora, Vice Mayor Goodwin, and Mayor deRyk Jones. NOES: none. ABSENT: none, ATTEST: fes' `;- 1 Z� Joan oley Jones, Mayor Resolution 2016-18 Page 2 Town Council Resolution 2016-18 EXHIBIT A Minor Truckee Railyard Master Plan Amendments The Council hereby amends the Truckee Railyard Master Plan as follows. (Deletions are shown by ctrikethm gh type and additions are shown by underline italic type.) 1. Chapter 2, Vision, amend the last paragraph of the Truckee Railyard Master Plan Vision subsection, to read as follows: The Master Plan allows for the phasing of development to utilize existing services and provide flexibility to meet changing market and cammunity demands as the Master Plan Area develops overtime. Affordable housing projects with mixed unit types and affordability levels shall be given priority processing to incentivize a diversity of housing o tions within the Rait and Master ,Plan Area and increase the Town's supply of affordable housirlg. and celnnated W44r1 farm es iAGh4d4G mninr-1-6trignnl d'Y^J i1 C+YY]li�hlnrl dl lLS IAflWq T - ��'y���,(£L5 - �� ���y1"13 (�/r�f��y-l�lrlyr{'racy ��J--yrrjr/crra,�vy �f�/y.� these FtJVL++rG'rf fn airs r�tr�i'+ tri lAnrir'n aa'��Iniev+S.irri r� hei E�Tl7 ln-d+"L"'ii'1rti�'fQr�lPG/G'CG'Li ✓1lY _�VMY1� Council at May 10. 2016 hearing). 3, ChanNNter urling Goals and Poliriec,Festate .-.'-.w PetlicGiy.'�� ``^^ 1 r 4. �n tlr,irn .onrin rr-ernlr.�rdi.i1-c of all 04.091414n_nr1 rnlnrn_ler!_i.ifilifil_f'ani]&S_inn__Le rriira r.r r.lav_erl tF 1,flrs, m-4in_. n Me r.l-ry .-r nrna -F;q bit row pales r- overhead rinef :nn!rrrlrnq these ifeet4ed—fei�^; sl �t� r6 � � , r, i .�.� -,. n d� ., r> � n (Deleted by Town Council at May 10, 2016 hearirrpJ. Chapter 9, Implementation and Phasing, amend Table 9-1, Implementation Measures and Action Items Responsible No. Implementation Measures/Action Items Timing Party I Development Agreement. Prior to any land use approvals Prior to any land use Developer/Town or development activity in the Master Paan Area, the Town approval or building and the developer shall enter into a Development Agree- permit issuance. ment. Affordable housing projects will? more than 50 affordable units may receive land use approval griortee Dove oprnent Aq eement execution as an incentive for Priority Processing providing compliance with Development Agreement Approval is adapted as a project condition of Resolution No. 2016-18 Page 3 No. Implementation Measures/Action Items �Apr�dval. - 6. Amend Figure 7-1 as shown below: Timing Responsible Party 7. Amend Chapter 9, Table 9-1: Railyard Master Plan Implementation Measure 3 as follows: Prepare a Streetscape Plan for each District within the Master Plan Area. The Streetscape Plans shall be coordinated with existing downtown streetscapes and shall contribute to a sense of visual continuity between Districts while allowing for unique and eclectic variations between Districts. The plan shall provide details for curbs and gutters, parkway strips,air rking, crosswalks, street furniture, transit she#e-rs StODS, landscaping, paving, lighting and signage. Unless otherwise specified, the streetscape guidelines for the Downtown Commercial Core shall apply in the Downtown Extension District (DTSP; Chapter 5.D through 5.J). Streetscape Plans shall be subject to review and approval by the Town Engineer. Resolution 2616-18 Paste 4 Town Council 'Resolution 2016-18 EXHIBIT B Findings Minor Rallyard Master flan Amendments Railyard Master Plan Section 10.2.a, (Amendments to the Master Plant, Minor Amendments) allows for Community Development Director approval of minor Master Plan amendments consistent with the Master Plan findings listed in Master Plan Chapter 10.1. The requested minor Master Plan amendments are specific to changes necessary to support the Truckee Artist Lofts projectlDevelopment Permit approval, implementation of Master Plan Policy 1.g. "Provide a range of housing options to support different lifestyles, families and tenures and provide affordable and employee housing consistent with the General Plan" as well as General Plan Housing Element implementation. The Community Development Director finds that the proposed amendments are consistent with the adopted Master Plan goals and policies in addition to the findings below. The Planning Commission considered the Community Development Director's findings and concurs, determining the minor Master Plan amendments consistent with the required findings below. A. The uses, activities, and densities of the Master Plan shall be compatible and sensitive to the immediate environment, neighborhood, and adjacent properties relative to architectural design, scale, bulk, building height, buffer zones, identity, character, visual integrity, and orientation The proposed amendments are related to prioritizing affordable housing and exempting affordable housing projects from the timing requirement of Master Plan implementation such as Development Agreement execution prior to any land use approvals. These changes will not result in any physical changes to development Haat will occur under the Master Plan as it was approved in 2009. This finding is further supported in the findings contained within the April 19, 2010 Planning Commission meeting minutes, Town Council Resolution No. 2096-19 and Resolution No. 2016-20. B. The uses, activities, and densities of the Master Plan shall provide a compatible, efficient, and workable relationship with surrounding uses and activity The proposed Master Plan Amendments will not result in any modifications to the uses, activities and densities already allowed under the Master Plan approved in 2009. This finding is further supported in the findings contained within the April 19, 2016 Planning Commission meeting minutes, Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and Resolution No. 209820, and the May 10, 2016 Town Council meeting minutes. C. Appropriate parking and loading shall be established for all uses of the Master Plan. The proposed Master Plan Amendments will not result in any modifications to parking and loading standards already established in the Master Plan approved in 2009. Resolution 2016-18 Page 5 The Railyard Master Plan Chapter 4 established comprehensive parking requirements. The EIR prepared for the Railyard Master Plan included a study of parking standards for land uses in the Master Plan Area. The parking study looked at the Town's Downtown parking standards and existing demand, reviewed available parking datalstatistres for similar mountain town areas, and evaluated opportunities for shared parking. The study resulted in parking rates for uses within the Master Plan Area Master Plan Chapter 9, Table 9-1, also requires implementation of a Streetscape Plan and Parking Management Plan to ensure buildout of the Master Plan does not create any parking or loading impacts. This finding is further supported in the findings contained within the April 19, 2016 Planning Commission meeting minutes, Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and Resolution No. 2016-20, and the May 10, 2016 Town Council meeting minutes. D. The Master Plan is consistent with the Development Gude, the General Plan. and the Downtown Specific Plan. The modifications proposed to the Master Plan will not affect the Master Plan's consistency with the Development Code, General Plan, and the Downtown Specific Plan. The proposed amendments are related to prioritizing affordable housing and exempting affordable housing projects from the timing requirement of Master Plan implementation such as Development Agreement execution prior to any land use approvals. The Development Code, General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan do not include any provisions specific to the timing of Master Plan implementation. This finding is further supported by the discussion contained in the "DiseussionlAnalysis" section of the April 19, 2016 Planning Commission staff report and Exhibit E, Addendum to the Railyard Final EIR and the findings contained within the April 19, 2016 Planning Commission meeting minutes, Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and Resolution No. 2016-20, and the May 10, 2016 Town Council meeting minutes. E. Natural and/or geologic hazards that affect the property of the Master Plan shall be identified and mitigated. Nothing associated with the proposed Master Plan amendments will modify the findings of the ,EIR related to natural and/or geologic hazards. This fi"nding is supported by the Final Environmental Impact Report Volumes 1, and fl, dated November 2008 and Volume 111 dated May 2009 and the Addendum dated April 2016. As such the natural and/ar geologic hazards that affect the property of the Master Plan will be identified and mitigated consistent with the 2009 findings. This finding is further supported in the Planning Commission meeting minutes, Resolution No. 2016-20, and the May 10, findings contained within the April 19, 2016 Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and 2016 Town Council meeting minutes. F. Site plan, building design and location, and open space provisions of the Master Plan shall be designed to produce a functional development responsive and sensitive to natural features, vegetation, and overall aesthetic quality of the community. Resolution 2616-18 Page 6 The proposed Master Plan amendments related to making affordable housing projects a priority will not modify any of the site plan, building design, location, andlor open space provisions of the Master plan approved in 2009. As such, the Master Plan continues to be designed to produce a functional development responsive and sensitive to natural features, vegetation, and overall aesthetic quality of the community consistent with the 2009 findings. This finding is further supported in the Planning Commission meeting minutes, Resolution No. 2016-20, and the May 10, findings contained within the April 19, 2096 Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and 2016 Town Council meeting minutes. G. The circulation system of the Master Plan shall he designed to address on and off-site traffic circulation for both vehicles and pedestrians. The proposed Master Plan amendments do not change any of the circulation goals, policies or development standards. This finding is further supported in the Planning Commission meeting minutes, Resolution No. 2016-20, and the May 10, findings contained within the April 19, 2016 Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and 2096 Town Council meeting minutes. H. Functional and aesthetic landscaping and open space shall be incorporated into the Master Plan to optimize and preserve natural features, recreation, views and function. The proposed Master Plan amendments related to malting affordable housing projects a priority do not modify any of the functional and aesthetic landscape provisions of the Master Plan approved in 2009. This finding is further supported in tate Planning Commission meeting minutes, Resolution No. 2096-20, and the May 10, findings contained within the April 19, 2016 Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and 2016 flown Council meeting minutes. 1. The phasing and subdivision plan shall provide a workable, functional, and efficient relationship throughout the development of the Master plan. The proposed Master Plan amendments maintain a workable, function and efficient development pattern. By prioritizing the Truckee Artist Lofts, a project with substantial affordable housing units, the Planning Commission finds that the timing of streetscape and infrastructure improvements will be coordinated throughout the Master Plan Area. This finding is further supported in the Planning Commission meeting minutes, Resolution No. 2016-20, and the May 10, Findings contained within the April 19, 2016 Town Council Resolution No. 2016-19 and 2016 Town Council meeting minutes. Resolution 2018-18 Page 7