Planning Division News Splash:
The City of Newport Beach is the Lead Agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Back Bay Landing project. The project is a proposed integrated, mixed-use waterfront village on an approximately 7 acre portion of a 31.4 acre parcel generally located at the northwesterly corner of East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive, adjacent to the Upper Newport Bay in the City of Newport Beach. The proposed project involves land use amendments to provide the legislative framework for future development of the site. Amendments to the General Plan and Coastal Land Use Plan are required to change the land use designations to a Mixed-Use Horizontal designation and a Planned Community Development Plan (PCDP) is proposed to establish appropriate zoning regulations, development standards, and design guidelines for the property. Specific project design and site improvement approvals will be sought at a later time.
The City has prepared an Initial Study that provides a detailed project description and evaluation of the potential environmental effects of the proposed project. The Notice of Preparation and accompanying Initial Study will be released and available for a 30-day public review period beginning October 1, 2012, and ending October 30, 2012. Copies of the document will be available for review at the City of Newport Beach Planning Division, located at 3300 Newport Boulevard, Building C, Newport Beach, CA 92663, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at all City’s library branches. The document can also be accessed online at: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/ceqadocuments.
Please submit all written comments and responses to:
Jaime Murillo, Associate Planner
City of Newport Beach
Community Development Department - Planning Division
3300 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
The City will also accept responses to this notice submitted via e-mail received through the close of business on October 30, 2012. E-mail responses to this notice may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City will conduct a public scoping meeting in conjunction with this Notice of Preparation in order to present the project and the EIR process and to receive public comments and suggestions regarding the scope and content of the EIR. The meeting will be held on October 17, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Friends Room, Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, California.