Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0069    Version: 1 Name: DS - Belmont Pool RES GP Coastal
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Title: Adopt resolution approving a General Plan Amendment (GPA19-001) to the Local Coastal Program Element of the General Plan;
Attachments: 1. 012120-H-20sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-20-0014.pdf
TITLE
Adopt resolution approving a General Plan Amendment (GPA19-001) to the Local Coastal Program Element of the General Plan;

DISCUSSION
At its December 19, 2019 meeting, the Planning Commission held a duly-noticed public hearing on this item and forwarded it to the City Council with a recommendation that City Council approve all requested actions. The Planning Commission’s recommendation to the City Council was appealed by Jeff Miller (APL19-012), Melinda Cotton (APL19-013), and Susan Miller (APL19-014) on December 27, 2019, and by James Hines (APL19-015) on December 30, 2019 (Attachment A). Per Section 21.21.501.C of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC), actions taken by the Planning Commission that are recommendations to the City Council are not subject to appeal. However, this code section has not been accepted into the Certified Local Coastal Program by the California Coastal Commission as of the date of this report and therefore does not apply within the Coastal Zone.

The appellants’ statements, and staff’s responses to the appeals, are attached to this report, and demonstrate that the project would not result in an adverse effect on the environment, and that the project is consistent with all required findings (Attachment B).

The project is located at the site of the former Belmont Plaza Olympic pool, a City facility that opened in 1968 and closed in 2013. Located at 4200 East Ocean Boulevard, the project site is composed of 5.8 acres of City-owned land between Termino Avenue to the west, and the beach parking lot to the east; the beach bike path to the south, and a small block of commercial buildings on the south side of Ocean Boulevard to the north. The site includes the entire Olympic Plaza right-of-way up to the south property line of the commercial properties fronting on Ocean Boulevard. The site also contains the existing pool that replaced the former Belmont Pool (Attachment C).

Project History and Entitlements

On March 2, 2017, the Plann...

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