Long Beach, CA
File #: 11-1239    Version: 1 Name: DS - RES - 2nd +PCH -2
Type: Resolution Status: Received and Filed
File created: 12/8/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/20/2011 Final action: 12/20/2011
Title: Adopt resolution amending the Local Coastal Program (LCP) of the General Plan and forward supporting materials to the California Coastal Commission for approval and certification; and
Attachments: 1. 122011-H-1sr&exhibits.pdf, 2. 122011-H-1Reso LCP.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: 11-1241, 11-1240, 11-072PL, 11-055PL, 11-060PL, 14-0486
TITLE
Adopt resolution amending the Local Coastal Program (LCP) of the General Plan and forward supporting materials to the California Coastal Commission for approval and certification; and

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 Planning Commission also considered a text amendment request to the City’s LCP and SEADIP Subarea 17 to allow residential land uses and development standards consistent with this project proposal (Exhibit C - Proposed Text Amendment to LCP and SEADIP Subarea 17).

After several hours of public testimony, the Planning Commission took the following actions:

1) Certified Final EIR 04-09 for this p...

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