Long Beach, CA
File #: 11-1240    Version: 1 Name: DS - RES 2nd + PCH - 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/5/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/20/2011 Final action: 12/20/2011
Title: Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, deny the appeals by David Robertson and Mary Suttie; Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust; Heather Altman; "Our Town-Long Beach" (ten people); and Kerrie Aley, and uphold the decision of the Planning Commission certifying the Final EIR and approving the Site Plan Review, Tentative Subdivision Map, Standards Variance, and Local Coastal Development Permit requests; Adopt resolution recertifying the Final EIR 04-09 for the Second + PCH project (State Clearinghouse No. 2009101014);
Attachments: 1. 122011-H-1sr&exhibits.pdf, 2. 122011-H-1Reso Final EIR.pdf, 3. 122011-H-1-Handout J Weinstein.pdf, 4. 122011-H-1-Handout P Pirzadeh.pdf, 5. 122011-H-1-Handout T Paone.pdf, 6. 122011-H-1-Handout CA Coast Com.pdf, 7. 122011-H-1-Handout P Towner.pdf, 8. 122011-H-1-Handout Lyon Communities.pdf, 9. 122011-H-1-Handout D Robertson.pdf, 10. 122011-H-1-Handout S Phillips.pdf, 11. 122011-H-1-Handout PowerPoint.pdf
Related files: 11-072PL, 11-055PL, 11-060PL, 14-0486, 12-0099, 11-1239, 11-1241
TITLE
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, deny the appeals by David Robertson and Mary Suttie; Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust; Heather Altman; "Our Town-Long Beach" (ten people); and Kerrie Aley, and uphold the decision of the Planning Commission certifying the Final EIR and approving the Site Plan Review, Tentative Subdivision Map, Standards Variance, and Local Coastal Development Permit requests;

Adopt resolution recertifying the Final EIR 04-09 for the Second + PCH project (State Clearinghouse No. 2009101014);

DISCUSSION
The 10.93-acre project site is located in the southeastern portion of the City, bounded by Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to the east, Second Street to the north, Marina Drive to the west and the Marina Shores shopping center to the south. The project site covers the entire Subarea 17 of the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP) district, also known as PD-1 (Exhibit A- Location Map). Surrounding land uses are primarily commercial retail in nature, particularly along PCH, with the Alamitos Bay Marina to the west and the Marina Pacifica residential community to the north. The Los Cerritos Wetlands is located east of PCH, approximately 400 feet northeast of the project site at the closest point, and separated by existing urban development. Since the project site is down-gradient from the Los Cerritos Wetlands, the project site and Los Cerritos Wetlands are not hydrologically connected.

The applicant originally proposed a mixed-use development project (Second +PCH project) that was larger than the project proposal, which is the subject of this staff report. On October 12, 2011, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this project at a special meeting to consider certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the project entitlement requests (Exhibit B - Planning Commission October 12, 2011 Staff Report). At this meeting, the Plannin...

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