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Airport Land Use Commission


Monday, August 1, 2022
2:00 PM

COG Sequoia Conference Room
2035 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, CA

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Items listed as information still leave the option for guidance/direction actions by the Commission.

1.Call To Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

2.Action/Discussion Items

ALUC position appointment

Summary:  The ALUC position representing the general public was vacated in May 2022 by Bill Darnell. Bill's proxy, John Krikorian, volunteered to fill Bill's seat on the Commission. This position is appointed by the other members of the ALUC. 

Action: Appoint John Krikorian to represent the general public on the Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission.

April 4, 2022 ALUC Action Summary

Action:  Review and approve, or approve with edits, the April 4, 2021 Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission Action Summary.

City of Fresno Planning and Development Department Amendments (Brenda Veenendaal) [ACTION]

Summary: The City of Fresno Planning and Development Department requests an ALUC review and finding of Consistency for  a General Plan Text Amendment and a Development Code text amendment that would do the following:

(1) remove the maximum density for mixed-use zone districts;

(2) modify the restriction that prohibits ground floor residential uses in mixed-use districts so that only corner properties along arterials with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stops will have mandated commercial uses; and

(3) revise Fresno Municipal Code (FMC) Section 15-4907 to allow ministerial approval of multi-family residential uses in mixed-use districts within the City’s Priority Areas for Development (areas identified on Figure IM-1 in the Fresno General Plan. The proposed text amendment will not revise other property development standards contained in the FMC.  In other words, all height, parking, landscaping, fencing and setback requirements will remain unchanged.

This would effect parcels within the jurisdiction of the City of Fresno contained within the five (5) zone districts that allow mixed-use development – Neighborhood Mixed-Use (NMX), Corridor/Center Mixed-Use (CMX), Regional Mixed-Use (RMX), Commercial-Main Street (CMS), and Commercial Regional (CR). 

Some of the effected mixed-use zones are located within traffic pattern zones. See the attached City of Fresno Mixed-Use Zone District and Airport Safety Zone map for reference.

Upon review, staff notes that the City of Fresno's Municipal Code (Section 15-104-B-4 establishes the priority of plans within the City of Fresno planning framework, placing the Fresno County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) above all other operative plans. This provides a safety net to ensure that all future city development is consistent with the ALUCP's policies. This is notated on pages 1-2 of the attached Routing Package. 

Also included within the attached Routing Package is the General Plan Text Amendment language (page 12 of the pdf document) and the Development Code Text Amendment (pg 17 of the pdf).

Action: ALUC staff recommends that the Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission approve a finding of consistency for City of Fresno text amendment P-22-02413.

3.Other Business

Items From Members

Items From Staff

Upcoming 2022 meeting dates (regular schedule)

  • October 3
  • December 5

4.Public Presentations

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the ALUC on items within its jurisdiction but not on this agenda. Note: Prior to action by the ALUC on any item on this agenda, the public may comment on that item. Unscheduled comments may be limited to 3 minutes.