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TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> 111 ORDINANCE 2016-12 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE TOWN COUNCIL <br /> AMENDING VOLUME 3 OF THE DOWNTOWN SPECFIC PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT CODE <br /> FOR HISTORIC DESIGN REVIEW <br /> WHEREAS, the Town of Truckee adopted the Downtown Specific Plan, Volume 2: <br /> Policies and Programs in November 1997 and Volume 3: Historic Design Guidelines in August <br /> 2003 which set forth the policies, projects, implementation plans and regulations intended to <br /> preserve and enhance the historic mountain character of the historic Downtown; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Downtown Specific Plan identifies what types of projects are subject to <br /> Historic Design Review and provides guidelines for achieving compliance with the Town's <br /> development standards for projects located within the Historic District; and <br /> WHEREAS, within Chapter 18.77, the Development Code also establishes what types of <br /> projects are subject to Historic Design Review and provides the criteria and findings necessary to <br /> approve projects located within the Historic District; and <br /> WHEREAS, in 2015, one of the Town Council's priorities was to seek efficiencies in <br /> services including how the Town processes land use applications and development review, <br /> including Historic Design Review: and <br /> WHEREAS, the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission has developed and <br /> recommended templates which will facilitate a streamlined Historic Design Review process: and <br /> WHEREAS, the Planning Commission is an advisory body to the Town Council who is the <br /> review authority to approve amendments to both the Downtown Specific Plan and Development <br /> Code; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Planning Commission made a written recommendation to approve the <br /> proposed amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan and Development Code; and <br /> WHEREAS, the proposed streamlining process is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section <br /> 15061(b)(3). <br /> The Town Council of the Town of Truckee Does Ordain as Follows: <br /> Section 1. Findings. <br /> DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN <br /> 1. The adoption of a proposed Specific Plan is entirely at the discretion of the Council. <br /> The Council shall adopt a Specific Plan only if it finds that the proposed plan is <br /> consistent with the General Plan, and other adopted goals and policies of the Town. <br /> This finding is supported by the discussion contained in the "Discussion" section of the Council <br /> staff report dated September 27, 2016. The changes proposed will allow certain types of <br /> projects and materials to be exempted from Historic Design Review and are consistent with the <br /> General Plan and the Downtown Specific Plan. All exempted projects and materials have been <br /> determined to be consistent with the Historic Design Guidelines. <br />