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• <br />ORDINANCE NO. 1490 <br />AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT <br />BEACH PROHIBITING THE ISSUANCE OF ALL BUILDING <br />PERMITS FOR ALL CON,TRUCTION, ON THE BALBOA <br />PENINSULA EXCEPT FOR PERMITTED USES IN THE <br />R -1 AND R -1.5 DISTRICTS AND EXEMPTING THE C -1 <br />DISTRICT <br />WHEREAS, the area from 19th Street east to the Bay <br />Entrance Channel bounded on the south by the Pacific Ocean <br />and on the north by the Bay, more commonly referred to as <br />the Balboa Peninsula, comprises single family, multiple resi- <br />dential, and commercial zoning; and <br />WHEREAS, the rapid growth of the City of Newport Beach <br />has created increasing pressures for intensive development and <br />redevelopment of the properties on the Balboa Peninsula which <br />has resulted in and will continue to result in extremely high <br />building denisty and overcrowding of people into this limited <br />land area; and <br />WHEREAS, in preparation of developing a General Plan <br />for future development in the City, the Community Development <br />Department has conducted land use density studies and surveys <br />throughout the various areas in the community; and <br />WHEREAS, as a result of the findings of these density <br />studies for the Balboa Peninsula area, the City Council has <br />instructed the Planning Commission to consider rezoning the <br />Peninsula area in order to permit land uses which will help <br />alleviate the problem of high density and overcrowding in that <br />area; and <br />WHEREAS, pending consideration by the Planning Com- <br />mission of these suggested zone changes, the City Council <br />believes that it would be in the best interest of all of the <br />citizens of Newport Beach to prohibit any construction other <br />than single family or R -1.5 multiple residences and commercial <br />uses permitted in the C -1 District in the Balboa Peninsula <br />area; and <br />-1- <br />DON dm <br />2/13/73 <br />