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CITY OF <br />F NEWPORT REACH <br />" City Council Staff Report <br />November 25, 2014 <br />Agenda Item No. 24 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Kimberly Brandt, Community Development Director — (949) 644-3226, <br />kbrandt@newportbeachca.gov <br />PREPARED BY: Gregg Ramirez, Senior Planner and Fong Tse, Principal Civil Engineer <br />PHONE: (949) 644-3219 and (949) 644-3321 <br />TITLE: Park Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Located on Balboa Island/Little Balboa <br />Island — Adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration and Approval of Bridge Design <br />ABSTRACT: <br />Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program <br />(MMRP) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the approval of the <br />design of the new Park Avenue Bridge and temporary Balboa Avenue Bridge. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Adopt Resolution No. 2014-104 (Staff Report Attachment No. 1), A Resolution of the City Council of <br />the City of Newport Beach Adopting Mitigated Negative Declaration No. ND2014-002 (SCH# 2014101015) <br />for the Park Avenue Bridge Replacement Project (PA2014-135), pursuant to the California Environmental <br />Quality Act, State CEQA Guidelines, and City Council Policy K-3; and <br />b) Approve the design of the Park Avenue Replacement Bridge and Temporary Balboa Avenue Bridge <br />(Staff Report Attachment Nos. CC2 and CC3). <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />There is no fiscal impact to the City's General Fund related to the adoption of the MND and project <br />implementation. Bridge design and construction will be funded by the Federal Highway Bridge Program. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The existing Park Avenue Bridge (Bridge), which spans the Grand Canal and connects Balboa Island with <br />Little Balboa Island, was inspected by the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and <br />received a rating of "Functionally Obsolete" due to its age. Subsequently, staff applied for and secured 100 <br />percent funding under the Federal Highway Bridge Program (HBP) to replace the existing Bridge. <br />24-1 <br />