From the Inbox:
The Planning Commission meeting for Aug. 4 has "study" items. One of them is the beginning of the design guidelines (2014) that was finalized into the At Home in Encinitas ordinance.
This is from page 2:
Other guideline revisions resulted from comments provided by the Planning Commission, project applicants, and consultants. These comments pertained to confusion over the definition of study areas to be evaluated and the high cost of the studies. In order to clarify the definition of broader community study areas for evaluation, staff is now proposing to use the community character exhibits (Attachment PC-1) previously prepared for the City’s Housing Element Update. These exhibits portray “community character areas” throughout Encinitas and allow for a more loosely defined study area that can be used to define the broader community study areas for analysis. In addition, staff removed the need to conduct land use analyses as provided in the guidelines. This deletion allowed the analyses to provide a greater focus on community character and scenic resources while lowering the cost of the studies.Here is the link:
At this time, staff will receive input from the Planning Commission, incorporate any necessary revisions, and return to the Planning Commission with a finalized version of the guidelines for additional review and comment.