Long Beach, CA
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File #: 15-1311    Version: 1 Name: EPD/DS/LS/FM/PRM - Civic Center D1,2
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/1/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/15/2015 Final action: 12/15/2015
Title: Recommendation to: 1. Receive supporting documentation into the record; conclude the public hearing; 2. Adopt resolution certifying Supplemental EIR 02-15, adopting a Statement of Overriding Considerations and approving a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Long Beach Civic Center Project (The Project) (State Clearinghouse No. 2015041054); 3. Approve a Site Plan Review and Conditions of Approval in conjunction with the Project, a four-block development consisting of a new City Hall Building, a new Port Headquarters Building, a new Main Library, a redeveloped Lincoln Park, and private residential and commercial mixed-use buildings, in addition to parking garages, public street extensions of Chestnut and Cedar Avenues, related infrastructure and landscaping, and the demolition of (i) the former Long Beach Courthouse at 415 West Ocean Boulevard, (ii) the existing City Hall building at 333 West Ocean Boulevard, and (iii) the existing Main Library at 101 Pacific Avenue...
Attachments: 1. 121515-H-1sr&att.pdf, 2. 121515-H-1 Exhibit A.pdf, 3. 121515-H-1 Exhibit B.pdf, 4. 121515-H-1 Exhibit C.pdf, 5. 121515-H-1 Exhibit D.pdf, 6. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 1 of 8.pdf, 7. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 2 of 8.pdf, 8. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 3 of 8.pdf, 9. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 4 of 8.pdf, 10. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 5 of 8.pdf, 11. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 6 of 8.pdf, 12. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 7of 8.pdf, 13. 121515-H-1 Exhibit E_part 8 of 8.pdf, 14. 121515-H-1 Exhibit F_part 1of 3.pdf, 15. 121515-H-1 Exhibit F_part 2 of 3.pdf, 16. 121515-H-1 Exhibit F_part 3 of 3.pdf, 17. 121515-H-1 PowerPoint.pdf, 18. 121515-H-1 Corresp.DLBA.pdf, 19. 121515-H-1 Corresp.Harris.pdf, 20. 121515-H-1 Corresp.Pearl.pdf, 21. 121515-H-1 Corresp.Denevan.pdf, 22. RES-15-0152.pdf
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TITLE
Recommendation to:

1. Receive supporting documentation into the record; conclude the public hearing;

2. Adopt resolution certifying Supplemental EIR 02-15, adopting a Statement of Overriding Considerations and approving a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Long Beach Civic Center Project (The Project) (State Clearinghouse No. 2015041054);

3. Approve a Site Plan Review and Conditions of Approval in conjunction with the Project, a four-block development consisting of a new City Hall Building, a new Port Headquarters Building, a new Main Library, a redeveloped Lincoln Park, and private residential and commercial mixed-use buildings, in addition to parking garages, public street extensions of Chestnut and Cedar Avenues, related infrastructure and landscaping, and the demolition of (i) the former Long Beach Courthouse at 415 West Ocean Boulevard, (ii) the existing City Hall building at 333 West Ocean Boulevard, and (iii) the existing Main Library at 101 Pacific Avenue in the Downtown Planned Development District (PD-30);

DISCUSSION
The need for a replacement Civic Center was first formally identified in 2007, when the Department of Public Works presented to the City Council a study identifying major seismic deficiencies of the existing City Hall building. The study concluded that extensive seismic renovations were needed to protect lives during a major seismic event, and that renovation, in conjunction with required building code upgrades, systems replacements, overall maintenance, and staff relocation during the retrofit period, would cost approximately $170 million in 2013 dollars. The Main Library building was found to suffer from more debilitating seismic and building systems deficiencies. Findings of this original study were confirmed in a second study performed and presented to the City Council in 2013, at which point the City Council authorized staff to release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development, constructio...

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