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File #: 19-1812    Version: 1
Status: Public Hearing
File created: 10/11/2019 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/17/2019 Final action:
Title: COTTAGE PRESERVATION CODE AND LCP AMENDMENTS (PA2019-181) Site Location: Citywide
Attachments: 1. ITEM NO. 4 STAFF REPORT, 2. 4a_Additional Materials Received_Rawson_PA2019-181, 3. 4b_Additional Materials Received_Burt_PA2019-181, 4. 4c_Additional Materials Received_ObermanLevine_PA2019-181

Title

COTTAGE PRESERVATION CODE AND LCP AMENDMENTS (PA2019-181)

Site Location:   Citywide

Recommendation

Summary:

The City is proposing amendments to the Local Coastal Program (Coastal Land Use Plan and Implementation Plan), Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) Title 20 (Planning and Zoning), and Title 15 (Building and Construction) to provide an option to preserve traditional beach cottages. Typically, cottages do not provide all the code-required parking and additions are limited to 10 percent of the existing floor area. The amendments would allow larger additions of up to 50 percent of the existing floor area without providing the minimum code-required parking when the project would result in the preservation of the cottage character and building envelope that is representative of traditional development patterns in the City. Eligible projects would also receive relief from a building code valuation threshold requiring building code compliance as new construction.

 

Recommended Action:

 

1.                     Conduct a public hearing;

 

2.                     Find this project exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 21065 of CEQA and State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060 (c)(2), 15060 (c)(3), and 15378. The proposed action is also exempt pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because it has no potential to have a significant effect on the environment;

 

3.                     Adopt Resolution No. PC2019-033 recommending the City Council approve Code Amendment No. CA2019-006; and

 

4.                     Adopt Resolution No. PC2019-034 recommending the City Council authorize staff to submit Local Coastal Program Amendment No. LC2019-004 to the California Coastal Commission.