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RESOLUTION NO. ZA2020-030 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING MINOR <br />USE PERMIT NO. UP2019-030 FOR A SMALL CELL FACILITY <br />LOCATED WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY ON CITY <br />STREETLIGHT NUMBER SLC0796, AT THE NORTHWESTERN <br />CORNER OF BALBOA BOULEVARD AND 30TH STREET <br />(PA2019-111) <br /> <br />THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH HEREBY FINDS AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br />SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FACTS. <br /> <br />1. An application was filed by New Cingular Wireless, LLC d.b.a. AT&T Mobility (Applicant), <br />with respect to City of Newport Beach Streetlight Number SLC0796, located within the <br />public right-of-way, at the northwestern corner of Balboa Boulevard and 30th Street, <br />requesting approval of a minor use permit. <br /> <br />2. The Applicant proposes the installation of a small cell wireless facility on a City-owned <br />streetlight pole. Project implementation will be fully contained within the public right-of- <br />way on Balboa Boulevard and includes the following: (1) Removal and replacement of <br />an existing City streetlight; (2) Installation of a small cell wireless facility that consists of <br />four remote radio units, a raycap disconnect, and an omni-directional antenna within a <br />12-inch diameter equipment shroud. This equipment would be fixed to the top of the <br />replaced streetlight pole for a maximum height of 34 feet, 9 inches, and (3) <br />Establishment of new below-grade support equipment adjacent to the streetlight. <br />. <br />3. The streetlight is located within the public right-of-way. The proposal is regulated by <br />Council Policy L-23 (Siting of Wireless Telecommunications Equipment on City-Owned <br />Property), as well as Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) Chapter 20.49 (Wireless <br />Telecommunication Facilities). <br /> <br />4. The project site is located within the coastal zone. It is not located between the first <br />public roadway paralleling the sea and the sea. The removal and installation of an <br />existing streetlight pole is exempt from the requirements of a coastal development <br />permit pursuant to Section 21.50.035(C)(4) (Repair and Maintenance) of the NBMC. In <br />consultation with Coastal Commission staff, the modification of a streetlight for a small <br />cell facility remains exempt, provided there is no visual resource impact. The project <br />was reviewed for consistency with the Public View Protection regulations of Section <br />21.49.050(B) (Public View Protection) of the NBMC. It is not on a coastal bluff or canyon, <br />not adjacent to or within the viewshed of a public view point, coastal view road, public <br />park or beach, or public accessway, as identified on the Coastal Land Use Plan Map 4- <br />3 (Coastal Views), and does not contain significant natural landforms or vegetation. The <br />project scope involves the removal and replacement of an existing City streetlight in the <br />same location with the same luminaire height. The project has been designed to blend <br />in within the existing streetscape. The replacement streetlight is consistent with the size,