DATE:   Tuesday, June 2, 2020

TIME:    7:00 p.m.

PLACE: This hearing will NOT be held in the City Council Chambers but rather telephonically and electronically through Zoom to ensure the public health and safety by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020.  See instructions below.

        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Chino Hills will hold a public hearing at the time and place indicated above to Public Convenience or Necessity (PCN) Determination No.  20PCN01.

        PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant, Katy Schardt, Compass Commercial Group, on behalf of Grocery Outlet, has requested a PCN determination for Grocery Outlet located at 4022 Chino Hills Parkway. Pursuant to California Business and Professions Code Section 23958.4(a), on January 4, 2020, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 346 to amend Municipal Code Section 16.12.060 to establish a process to consider PCN determinations for areas the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) deems to have an undue concentration of alcohol sales.   

PROJECT LOCATION: The project is located on the northwest corner of Chino Hills Parkway and Pipeline Avenue at 4022 Chino Hills Parkway.

        NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN Staff has determined that the proposed project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15303(a) (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) of the CEQA Guidelines. The proposed project consists of the remodel of one (1) commercial building. Further, staff has determined with certainty that the project does not have the potential to cause a negative impact on the environment pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), the “common sense” exemption.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that if you challenge the above described project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

ALL PERSONS INTERESTED are invited to be present and comment remotely as follows:

     Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:

     Please use this URL

     PLEASE NOTE: If joining the meeting via Zoom, your phone number will appear on the screen.

     Or join by phone:  +1(669) 900-6833

     Enter Meeting ID: 879 3954 8952

     If you want to comment during the public comment portion of the agenda, Press *9 and we will select you from the meeting cue.

     Please be advised that joining the meeting may display your telephone number or computer name.  Options are available to anonymize this information.  Contact the Planning Commission Secretary if you need help with this option.

     To give the Planning Commission Secretary adequate time to print out your comments for consideration at the meeting, please submit your written comments prior to 5:30 p.m.; or if you are unable to email, please call the Planning Commission Secretary at (909) 364-2742 by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

     If you wish to have your written comments read to the Commissioners during the hearing, please indicate in the Subject Line "FOR ORAL COMMENT PCN 20PCN01."  Comments that you want read to the Commission will be subject to the three-minute time limitation (approximately 350 words).

     Written comments that are only to be provided to Commission and not read at the meeting are not subject to a word limit and will be distributed to the Commission prior to the meeting.

Please note that if you join the hearing by calling in on the telephone rather than through a device with video, you will not be able to view PowerPoint. If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint provided to you ahead of time, please contact the Planning Commission Secretary at 909-364-2742 prior to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to obtain a copy.

Pursuant to the Executive Order, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the Commission meeting, please contact the Planning Commission Secretary, (909) 364-2742 within 48 hours of the meeting.   Additional information regarding this project may be obtained from Yvette Brunetto, Associate Planner with the Community Development Department at or (909) 364-2783. DATED:     May 21, 2020              

PUBLISH:  Chino Hills Champion

                  Saturday, May 23, 2020     294-20


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