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CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />330 NEWPORT BOULEVARD <br />NEWPORT BEACH, CA 97658 <br />(949) 644-110 , FAX (949) 644-3250 <br />Hearing Date: <br />Agenda Item No.: <br />Staff Person: <br />REPORT TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL <br />SUBJECT: Service Station Regulations Update (Amendment 885) <br />May 10, 1999 <br />16 <br />Patrick J. Alford <br />(949) 644 -3235 <br />SUMMARY: An amendment to Chapter 20.80 (Service Stations), Chapter 20.03 (Definitions), <br />and 20.67 (Signs) of Title 20 of the Municipal Code to update land use and <br />property development regulations for service stations. This amendment includes a <br />provision allowing the co- development of convenience markets with service <br />stations and the adoption of a set of design guidelines. <br />ACTION: Hold hearing; introduce ordinance and pass to second reading on May 24, 1999. <br />Backeround <br />Regulatory History <br />In November 1962, the City adopted Amendment 147, requiring use permits for service stations. <br />0 In March 1972, the City adopted zoning regulations for service stations. <br />In November 1991, the Planning Commission considered Amendment 738, which would add car washing <br />and the sale of convenience items as permitted activities at service stations. The Planning Commission <br />recommended approval of Amendment 738 without the provision for the sale of convenience items, citing <br />concerns about the sale of alcoholic beverages (see discussion on alcoholic beverage sales below). In <br />January 1992, the City Council approved Amendment 738 as recommended by the Planning Commission. <br />The Economic Development Committee (EDC) initiated a review of the City's service station regulations <br />in July 1996. The EDC formed a subcommittee consisting of EDC members and representatives of the <br />Planning Commission to review and revise the service station regulations. <br />On June 25, 1997, the EDC voted to submit the subcommittee's recommendations to the City Council. <br />The City Council initiated Amendment 863 on July 28, 1997. The amendment included provisions that <br />would have allowed the co- development of convenience markets, and eating and drinking establishments. <br />Beginning on August 21, 1997, the Planning Commission held public hearings on Amendment 863. On <br />April 23, 1998, the Planning Commission denied Amendment 863 citing that there was no evidence of <br />public or market demand for such facilities in Newport Beach, concern over the off -sale of alcoholic <br />beverages and the appearance of such facilities. However, the Planning Commission also recognized that <br />the existing service station regulations were antiquated and indicated that a new amendment stripped of <br />co- development provisions should be considered. <br />On June 8, 1998, the City adopted Amendment 869 (Alcoholic Beverage Outlet Ordinance), requiring use <br />permits for all alcoholic beverage outlets. <br />