18.30.170   PLANNED MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL.
   .010   Final Plan Approval Required.  No grading permit or building permit for a planned mixed use development shall be issued prior to final plan approval by the Planning Commission, as set forth in this section, unless expressly exempted by subsection 050.  Construction for such development may commence only after the Planning Director finds that the project is in compliance with the regulations, applicable policies and guidelines of the (DMU) Overlay Zone, and the approved final plan, if applicable.
   .020   Actions Prior to Grading Permit.  Prior to issuance of a grading permit for a planned mixed use development, final plans shall be prepared and submitted to the Planning Department as provided herein. 
      .0201   Final plans shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
         .01   Site plans;
         .02   Preliminary landscape plans;
         .03   Parking, pedestrian and vehicle circulation plans, including access to adjoining public rights-of-way; and
         .04   Such other plans and information as may be required at this time by the Planning Director and/or the Planning Commission.
      .0202   The Final Plans shall be prepared and submitted to the Planning and Building Department, for review and approval by the Planning Commission as a “Reports and Recommendations” item, in accordance with its procedures, and containing the information set forth in the final plan review application, as adopted by resolution of the Planning Commission, and on file with the Planning and Building Department.
      .0203   If the final plans are found to be in conformance with the provisions of this chapter, they shall be approved.  The Planning Commission’s decision shall be final, unless appealed to the City Council within ten (10) days from the date of such decision.
   .030   Actions Prior to Building Permit. Prior to issuance of a building permit for a Planned Mixed Use Development, final plans shall be prepared and submitted to the Planning and Building Department as provided herein.
      .0301   Final plans shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
         .01   Site plans;
         .02   Floor plans;
         .03   Elevations;
         .04   Roof- and ground-mounted equipment plans;
         .05   Sign plans;
         .06   Landscape plans;
         .07   Fence and wall plans;
         .08   Parking, pedestrian and vehicle circulation plans, including access to adjoining public rights-of-way;
         .09   Exterior lighting plans;
         .10   Line-of-site drawings; and
         .11   Such other plans and information as may be required by the Planning Director and/or the Planning Commission.
      .0302   The final plans shall be prepared and submitted to the Planning and Building Department, for review and approval by the Planning Commission as a “Reports and Recommendations” item, in accordance with its procedures, and containing the information set forth in the final plan review application, as adopted by resolution of the Planning Commission, and on file with the Planning and Building Department.
      .0303   If the final plans are found to be in conformance with the provisions of this chapter, they shall be approved.  The Planning Commission’s decision shall be final, unless appealed to the City Council within ten (10) days from the date of such decision.
   .040   Final Plan Exemptions.  The following are exempt from the final plan review and approval process:
      .0401   Interior building alterations, modifications or improvements that do not result in an increase to the gross square footage of the building, and that do not increase the parking requirements.
      .0402   Minor building additions or improvements to, or at the rear of, a building or development complex that are not visible to public rights-of-way; do not exceed five percent (5%) of the gross square footage of the existing buildings, or one thousand (1,000) square feet, whichever is less, and that do not increase the parking requirements.
      .0403   Landscape improvements or modifications that are not in connection with building modifications that require final plan review and approval.
   .050   Planning and Building Department Review of Exemptions. Plans for projects which are exempt from final plan review pursuant to subsection .040 shall be submitted to the Planning Director, for a determination of conformance with the provisions of this chapter, prior to issuance of a building permit or approval of landscaping plans.
   .060   Environmental Review.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, final plan review by the Planning Commission shall include a ministerial determination whether the proposed building, structure or use has been environmentally cleared, on a project-specific level, by the Environmental Impact Reports for the Disposition and Development Agreement between the Anaheim Redevelopment Agency and Koll Anaheim Center Associates, Resolutions 90R-13 and ARA 90-1, adopted January 9, 1990, Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for Parcels 8 and 9 by Agency Resolution ARA-83-84, adopted November 8, 1983, Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for Project Alpha, Parcel 10 by Agency Resolution ARA-83-85, adopted September 6, 1983, and Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for Project Alpha by Agency Resolution ARA 76-38, adopted November 23, 1976, and/or other final environmental documentation for projects in the (DMU) Overlay Zone.  If prior environmental documentation is not adequate to environmentally clear the proposed use or project, an initial study shall be prepared, and any necessary further environmental review and mitigation shall be provided, pursuant to the procedures outlined for subsequent projects under a master environmental impact report in the California Public Resources Code Section 21157.1.
   .070   Appeal of Planning Commission Action.  An appeal shall be processed in the same manner as appeals for decisions regarding reclassifications, conditional use permits and variances, as set forth in Chapter 18.60 (Procedures), except that the appeal period shall be ten (10) days.
   .080   Development Review and Permits. Prior to commencing any work pertaining to the erection, construction, reconstruction, moving, conversion, alteration or addition to any building or structure within the (DMU) Overlay Zone, all building and site plans shall be subject to design review by the Community and Economic Development Department, as well as review by the Building Division. The Community and Economic Development Department will review project design and seek to ensure compatibility of the project with the scale and quality of development within the (DMU) Overlay Zone. The Community and Economic Development Department will make recommendations regarding project design to the Planning Commission, for consideration in connection with the Planning Commission’s decision on the final plan review or conditional use permit.
   .090   Landscape Plan Review. The location of all proposed on-site and off-site landscaping, including irrigation facilities and landscaping within the parkway area (the area within the ultimate street right-of-way, as described in the Circulation Element of the Anaheim General Plan), shall be shown on a site plan, drawn to scale, and shall be subject to review and approval by the Planning and Building Department prior to installation. Such plans shall be consistent with the approved final plans.  (Ord. 5920  1 (part); June 8, 2004: Ord. 6156 §§ 9-11; September 22, 2009:  Ord. 6352 §§ 6-11; December 15, 2015:  Ord. 6357 §§ 6 - 11; February 9, 2016.)