Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0645    Version: Name: DS - Appeal for Park Fees D2
Type: Public Hearing Status: Withdrawn
File created: 6/20/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/13/2019 Final action: 8/13/2019
Title: WITHDRAWN Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, and deny an appeal/protest by Lennar Multifamily Communities (LMC), of the imposition of a Park and Recreation Facilities Fee, pursuant to Chapter 18.18, of the Long Beach Municipal Code, for the Oceanaire Project, at 150 West Ocean Boulevard (SPR1411-01, Mitigated Negative Declaration 03-15, dated June 1, 2015). (District 2)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 071619-H-1sr.pdf, 2. 071619-H-1 Attachments A - U.pdf, 3. 081319-CH-2sr.pdf, 4. 081319-CH-2 Attachments A - U.pdf
TITLE
WITHDRAWN
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, and deny an appeal/protest by Lennar Multifamily Communities (LMC), of the imposition of a Park and Recreation Facilities Fee, pursuant to Chapter 18.18, of the Long Beach Municipal Code, for the Oceanaire Project, at 150 West Ocean Boulevard (SPR1411-01, Mitigated Negative Declaration 03-15, dated June 1, 2015). (District 2)

DISCUSSION
On March 10, 2017, Lennar Multifamily Communities (LMC), submitted an application for a Parks and Recreation Facilities Impact Fee (Park Fee) credit to the City of Long Beach (City). LMC is the developer of the Oceanaire Project, a multifamily residential development at 150 West Ocean Boulevard. LMC requested a credit of $498,573.20 for Park Fees. LMC believes it is due to offset costs incurred in association with park improvements made to Victory Park, which abuts the front of the LMC development project. When the project was initially approved in November 2000, LMC was required to dedicate land and provide improvements to Victory Park, in accordance with the requirements of the City’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) and PD-6, the Downtown Shoreline Planned Development District zone (Attachments A and B). In response to a request from LMC dated March 10, 2017, in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC), the Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine made a determination that LMC was not eligible for a Park Fee credit and denied the request (Attachment C). LMC filed an appeal of that denial on May 31, 2019 (Attachment D). On June 20, 2017, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine disseminated a memorandum to the City Council explaining Park Impact Fees (Attachment E).

On February 7, 1989, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. C-6567 (Attachment F), establishing a Park Fee, which was incorporated into the LBMC, as Chapter 18.18. LBMC Section 18.18.40 (Attachments G and H), r...

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