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RESOLUTION NO. ZA2020-031 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING MINOR <br />USE PERMIT NO. UP2019-034 FOR A SMALL CELL FACILITY <br />LOCATED WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY ON CITY <br />STREETLIGHT NUMBER SLC4653, ON THE NORTH SIDE OF <br />BAYSIDE DRIVE, APPROXIMATELY 900 FEET NORTH OF EL <br />PASEO DRIVE (PA2019-115). <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 <br />(“Applicant”), with respect to City of Newport Beach Streetlight Number 4653, located <br />within the public right-of-way, on the north side of Bayside Drive approximately 900 feet <br />northwest of El Paseo Drive, 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 Bayside Drive and includes the following: 1) Removal and replacement of an <br />existing City streetlight; (2) Installation of a small cell wireless facility that consists of four <br />remote radio units, a raycap disconnect, and an omni-directional antenna within a 12- <br />inch diameter equipment shroud. This equipment would be fixed to the top of the <br />replaced streetlight pole for a maximum height of 27 feet, 5 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. The subject location is not on a <br />coastal bluff or canyon, not adjacent to or within the viewshed of a public viewpoint, <br />coastal view road, public park or beach, or public accessway, as identified on the <br />Coastal Land Use Plan Map 4-3 (Coastal Views), and does not contain significant <br />natural landforms or vegetation. The project scope involves the removal and <br />replacement of an existing City streetlight in the same location with the same luminaire <br />height. The project has been designed to blend within the existing streetscape. The