HESPERIA, CALIF. (VVNG.com) – On the agenda is the discussion on the revocation of the previously approved conditional use permit for the construction of a large warehouse.
During the meeting on March 10, 2022, it was recommended that the Planning Commission consider revoking the previously approved permit on the basis that it was obtained on fraud.
It is a permit to develop a large clothing warehouse and distribution center that will be located north of the California Aqueduct next to the Toy Outlet.
The proposed Pixior warehouse will be 444,000 square feet in size, with parking spaces next to the unloading docks to accommodate approximately 181 large trucks and 258 spaces for employee and visitor vehicles.
On September 9, 2021, the Planning Commission voted 4-1 to enable the development of the project, provided that the project adopts a “mitigated negative declaration” in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Mitigation Negative Declaration (MND) is a process designed to mitigate or avoid potential significant environmental impacts of a project. The report is then published and made available to the public and comments.
During the public review period, three letters of comment were received from stakeholders.
Letters of comment were received from the Center for Biological Diversity, which expressed concern about the impact on Joshua trees; law firm Lozeau Drury, which expressed concern that an EIR should be prepared; and from the Inland Empire Biking Alliance which promoted the use of bicycles.
Before the project could be scheduled for approval, the applicant had to resolve the issues raised in the comments letters.
According to the City, the applicant had reached an agreement with Lozeau Drury’s law firm and they had officially withdrawn their letter of comment. In addition, the applicant had redesigned his car park to include bicycle parking to address the concerns raised by the Inland Empire Biking Alliance.
Regarding the third letter with comments, the applicant’s representatives sent an e-mail to the City stating that a settlement agreement had been reached with the Center for Biological Diversity.
The agreement required the applicant to contribute to the local land fund for the protection and conservation of Joshua’s western trees, as well as additional mitigation measures on the spot, in return, the Biodiversity Center agreed not to oppose the project’s approval and development.
On January 26, 2022, four months after the project was approved, representatives of the Center for Biological Diversity contacted the City Planning Commission stating that the applicant refused to sign a settlement agreement after the project was approved.
Employees said they would not have supported the project’s approval if the City had been aware that a settlement agreement had not been reached.
According to the City, the applicant consistently ignored the repeated requests to finalize the agreement.
“Given that the city has already approved the project, it seems that the applicant has little motivation to sign a settlement agreement,” the staff report said.
“The staff believes that there is sufficient evidence and adequate grounds for revoking the conditional use permit on the basis of false representations of the applicant,” the City Staff said.
The item was originally put on hold on March 10, however, the applicant requested more time to prepare for the meeting and requested that the item be returned to the agenda to resume on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
If the conditional use permit is revoked, the applicant will not be allowed to apply for the same or a similar project for one year from the date of revocation, according to section 16.12.075 (C) of the Hesperia Municipal Code.
The next regular meeting of the Hesperia Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022, starting at 6:30 pm at the Council premises located at 9700 Seventh Ave, Hesperia, Ca 92345.
Anyone interested in the proposal can contact the planning department at 9700 Seventh Avenue, Hesperia, California, (760) 947-1224 during normal business hours.
Proposed warehouse Pixior is threatened with revocation of license due to fraud – VVNG.com
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