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CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT <br />Agenda Item No. 27 <br />August 11, 2009 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Planning Department <br />Rosalinh Ung, Associate Planner, 949 - 644 -3208 <br />rung (a n ewportbea ch ca. g ov <br />SUBJECT: Reconsideration of General Plan Amendment Initiation (G12009 -001) <br />Newport Beach Country Club (PA2005 -140 & PA2008 -152) <br />ISSUE: <br />Should the City Council rescind the General Plan Amendment initiation for the Newport <br />Beach Country Club renovation? <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />If deemed appropriate, rescind the City- initiated General Plan amendment by adopting <br />the attached resolution (CC6). <br />DISCUSSION: <br />On January 27, 2009, the City Council initiated a General Plan Amendment to amend <br />Anomaly No. 74 of Table LU2 to increase the development limit from 35,000 to 55,500 <br />square feet for the development of a new golf clubhouse (Attachments CC1 & 2). <br />Two competing applications for development of the new golf clubhouse have been <br />submitted. The application filed by the property owner, Golf Realty Fund, seeks to <br />increase the development limit from 35,000 to 36,000 square feet to accommodate a <br />proposed 35,784 square -foot clubhouse, including meeting and dining facilities, pro - <br />shop, administrative offices and locker facilities. The application filed by the lease <br />holder, International Bay Club, seeks to increase the development limit from 35,000 to <br />55,500 square feet to accommodate a 52,000 square -foot clubhouse with similar <br />ancillary uses. <br />After the City Council initiated the amendment, staff was informed that Golf Realty Fund <br />and International Bay Club were in the process of resolving their differences related to <br />