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RESOLUTION NO. H02016-002 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE HEARING OFFICER OF THE CITY OF <br /> NEWPORT BEACH APPROVING REASONABLE <br /> ACCOMMODATION NO. RA2016-001 FOR THE PROPERTY <br /> LOCATED AT 2294 CHANNEL ROAD (PA2016-075) <br /> THE HEARING OFFICER OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH HEREBY FINDS AS <br /> FOLLOWS: <br /> SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FACTS. <br /> 1. An application was filed by Charles and Marjorie Ryffel, with respect to property located <br /> at 2294 Channel Road, and legally described as Tract 518, Lot 1, Block P, requesting <br /> approval of a reasonable accommodation. <br /> 2. The applicant has submitted a reasonable accommodation application requesting relief <br /> from the Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) Section 20.18.030 (Residential Zoning <br /> Districts General Development Standards) to allow an elevator to encroach within the <br /> required side setback area and to exceed the height limit of an existing single-family <br /> home. The proposed elevator is approximately 6 feet 6 inches wide, encroaches into the <br /> required side setback area (minimum 4 feet required, 3 feet 6 inches proposed), and <br /> exceeds the allowed height for flat roofs (maximum 24 feet permitted, 31 feet 11 inches <br /> proposed). The elevator is requested to provide access to the residence for an individual <br /> with a disability. The existing residence is nonconforming related to the side setback and <br /> height, providing a side setback of 3 feet and a maximum height of 37 feet 2 inches. <br /> 3. The subject property is located within the R-1 (Single-Unit Residential) Zoning District <br /> and the General Plan Land Use Element category is RS-D (Single-Unit Residential <br /> Detached). <br /> 4. The subject property is located within the coastal zone. The Coastal Land Use Plan <br /> category is RSD-C (Single-Unit Residential Detached). <br /> 5. Chapter 20.52.070 (Reasonable Accommodations) of the Newport Beach Municipal <br /> Code (NBMC) provides reasonable accommodations in the City's zoning and land use <br /> regulations, policies, and practices when needed to provide an individual with any <br /> disability an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. <br /> 6. A public hearing was held on June 27, 2016 in the Corona del Mar Conference Room <br /> (Bay E-1st Floor) at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. A notice of time, place and <br /> purpose of the hearing was given in accordance with the Newport Beach Municipal <br /> Code. Evidence, both written and oral, was presented to, and considered by, the <br /> Hearing Officer at this meeting. <br /> 7. The hearing was presided over by William B. Conners, Municipal Law Consultant, <br /> Hearing Officer for the City of Newport Beach. <br />