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RESOLUTION NO. 2006- 2 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT <br />BEACH ADOPTING MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (SCH NO. 2005- <br />071067) AND APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 2004 -005, <br />LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 2005- <br />001, TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 2005 -014, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. <br />2004 -004 (16774), TRAFFIC STUDY NO. 2005 -002 AND COASTAL <br />RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 2005 -004 FOR PROPERTY <br />LOCATED AT 900 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE (PA 2004 -169) <br />WHEREAS, an application was filed by Lennar Homes with respect to property located <br />at 900 Newport Center Drive, and legally described as Parcel 1, as per map filed in Book 75 <br />pages 33 and 34 of parcel maps, in the office of the County Recorder to construct 79 residential <br />condominiums on a 4.25 -acre site presently developed with tennis courts operated by the <br />adjacent Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. The applicant requests approval of: a General Plan <br />Amendment and an Amendment of the 1990 Local Coastal Plan Land Use Plan (LCPLUP) to <br />change the land use designations of the 4.25 -acre site from Administrative, Professional & <br />Financial Commercial to Multiple - Family Residential; an Amendment of the 2004 LCPLUP to <br />change the land use designation from Visitor - Serving Commercial (CV -B) to Medium Density <br />Residential C (RM -C); a Zone Change to rezone the subject property from APF to the PC <br />District; adopt a Planned Community Development Plan to establish permitted use and <br />development regulations; consider a waiver of the 10 -acre minimum land area requirement for <br />Planned Community District adoption; a Parcel Map to subdivide the subject property from the <br />hotel development for financing and development purposes; a Tract Map for the condominium <br />ownership (79 residential units); a Traffic Study pursuant to the Traffic Phasing Ordinance <br />(TPO) and a Coastal Residential Development Permit regarding the provision of affordable <br />housing in accordance with the Municipal Code and the General Plan Housing Element. <br />WHEREAS, on November 3, 2005, the Planning Commission held a noticed public <br />hearing in the City Hall Council Chambers, 3300 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach, California <br />at which time the project applications, the Mitigated Negative Declaration and comments <br />received thereon were considered. Notice of time, place and purpose of the public hearing <br />was given in accordance with law and testimony was presented to, and considered by, the <br />Planning Commission at the hearing. With a vote of 6 ayes (one recused), the Planning <br />Commission recommended approval of the above - mentioned applications to the City Council. <br />WHEREAS, the property is located in the Block 900 — Hotel Plaza of the Newport <br />Center (Statistical Area L1) of the Land Use Element and has a land use designation of <br />Administrative, Professional & Financial Commercial (APF) and zoned APF (Administrative, <br />Professional, Financial). <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 20.94 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code, the City <br />Council held a noticed public hearing on November 22, 2005, which was continued to <br />December 13, 2005 without testimony, to consider the proposed applications and the <br />recommendations of the Planning Commission. <br />