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CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br /> PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT <br /> April 20, 2017 Study Session <br /> Agenda Item No. 2 <br /> SUBJECT: Draft Mariners' Mile Revitalization Master Plan (PA2016-081) <br /> SITE LOCATION: Mariners' Mile, City of Newport Beach <br /> APPLICANT/OWNER: City of Newport Beach <br /> PLANNER: Makana Nova, Associate Planner <br /> (949) 644-3249, mnova@newportbeachca.gov <br /> INTRODUCTION/STUDY SESSION <br /> The purpose of the study session is to introduce the draft Mariners' Mile Revitalization <br /> Master Plan (Master Plan) and provide the Planning Commission and general public with <br /> the opportunity to learn about the project and request specific information prior to or at <br /> the public hearing, which is tentatively scheduled for May 18, 2017. Staff will provide an <br /> overview of the draft Master Plan sections and recommendations. The City's consultant, <br /> PlaceWorks, will also be available to discuss details of the draft Master Plan. No action on <br /> the draft Master Plan will be taken by the Planning Commission at the study session. <br /> PROJECT SUMMARY <br /> In 2011, the City Council recognized the need to revitalize Mariners' Mile and designated <br /> it as one of six "revitalization areas" in Newport Beach. The Mariners' Mile Revitalization <br /> Master Plan serves as a roadmap for revitalization of the corridor and provides guidance <br /> on how future change associated with the revitalization can result in the best outcome for <br /> residents, business and property owners, employees, and visitors. The Master Plan seeks <br /> to leverage both public and private investment through a series of recommended physical <br /> improvements, presented in the Plan's Framework Plan. The Framework Plan addresses <br /> four key topic areas, including land use & urban design, mobility & streetscape <br /> improvements, the public waterfront, and parking solutions in an integrated manner in an <br /> effort to create a bright, prosperous, and sustainable future for the corridor. <br /> The Master Plan also includes corridor-wide design guidelines that provide guidance for <br /> buildings and structures and streetscape enhancements to ensure that future <br /> development is consistent with the character and history of the corridor and achieves the <br /> quality of design expected for this area by the community. Finally, the Master Plan <br /> concludes with and implementation section, grounded in collaboration among the City of <br /> Newport Beach, its constituents, and external agencies and organizations that identifies <br /> key action items and funding strategies to implement the recommendations and strategies <br /> of the Master Plan. <br /> 1 <br />