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File #: 20-0742    Version: 1
Status: Public Hearing
File created: 4/30/2020 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 5/7/2020 Final action:
Title: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN STANDARDS CODE AND LCP AMENDMENTS (PA2019-070) Site Location: Citywide To comment on this item during the meeting, please call 949-270-8165.
Attachments: 1. ITEM NO. 2 STAFF REPORT, 2. 2a_Additional Materials Received After Printing_Various_PA2019-070, 3. 2b_Additional Materials Received_Various_PA2019-070, 4. 2c_Additional Materials Received_Various_PA2019-070, 5. 2d_Additional Materials Received_Various_PA2019-070
Title
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN STANDARDS CODE AND LCP AMENDMENTS (PA2019-070)
Site Location: Citywide

To comment on this item during the meeting, please call 949-270-8165.

Recommendation

Summary:

Amendments to Title 20 (Zoning Code) and Title 21 (Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan) of the Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) revising development standards applicable to single- and two-unit residential development. Specifically, the proposed amendments are designed to reduce bulk and mass associated with future residential development as follows:

Revisions to Third Floor Development Standards

· Application of existing third floor front and rear step back requirements to covered deck areas and to narrower lots 25-foot wide or less lots that are zoned R-2 (the narrower lots are currently exempt).
· Application of existing third floor side step back requirements to lots 30 feet wide or greater.
· Establish a new maximum coverage standard for third floor structures (enclosed or unenclosed) by limiting them to 50 percent of buildable area of a lot. Uncovered deck area would remain unrestricted.

Clarification of the Definition of Gross Floor Area

· Currently finished attics with a ceiling height of 6 feet or higher meet the definition and the amendment would change the definition to include unfinished attics.
· Covered patios, decks, and balconies above the first floor would be defined as floor area unless completely open on at least two sides, rather than one side.
· Carports only open on one side would be defined as floor area.

Changes Applicable to Single-Unit and Two-Unit Dwellings in the R-BI and RM Zones

Existing third floor and open volume standards applicable to residences and duplexes in the R-1 (Single-unit Residential) and R-2 (Two-unit Residential) zones would apply to future single- and two-unit dwellings in Two-Unit Residential, Balboa Island (R-BI) and Multiple Residential (RM) zones.

Recommended Action:

1. Conduct a public hearing;

2. F...

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