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RESOLUTION NO. ZA2020-051 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING <br />TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. NP2020-004 FOR TWO (2)-UNIT <br />CONDOMINIUM PURPOSES LOCATED AT 712 AND 712 ½ IRIS <br />AVENUE (PA2020-059) <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 712 Iris LLC (Applicant), with respect to property located at 712 <br />and 712 ½ Iris Avenue, and legally described as Lot 14, Block 736 Corona del Mar Tract, <br />requesting approval of a tentative parcel map for condominium purposes. <br /> <br />2. The applicant requests a tentative parcel map for two (2)-unit condominium purposes. A <br />duplex will be demolished and a new duplex is currently in the building permit review <br />process. No waivers of Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) Title 19 (Subdivisions) <br />are proposed. The tentative parcel map would allow each unit to be sold individually. <br /> <br />3. The subject property is located within the Two-Unit Residential (R-2) Zoning District and <br />the General Plan Land Use Element category is Two Unit Residential (RT). <br /> <br />4. The subject property is not located within the coastal zone; therefore, a coastal <br />development permit is not required. <br /> <br />5. A telephonic public hearing was held on June 25, 2020, in the Council Chambers located <br />at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, California, observing restrictions due to the <br />Declaration of a State Emergency and Proclamation of Local Emergency related to <br />COVID-19. A notice of time, place and purpose of the hearing was given in accordance <br />with the NBMC. Evidence, both written and oral, was presented to, and considered by, <br />the Zoning Administrator at this hearing. <br /> <br />SECTION 2. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT DETERMINATION. <br /> <br />1. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to <br />Section 15315 under Class 15 (Minor Land Divisions) of the CEQA Guidelines, California <br />Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, because it has no potential to have a <br />significant effect on the environment. <br /> <br />2. The Class 15 exemption allows the division of property in urbanized areas zoned for <br />residential, commercial, or industrial use into four (4) or fewer parcels when the division is <br />in conformance with the General Plan and Zoning, no variances or exceptions are required, <br />all services and access to the proposed parcels are available, the parcel was not involved <br />in a division of a larger parcel within the previous two (2) years, and the parcel does not <br />have an average slope greater than 20 percent. The Tentative Parcel Map is for