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Annual Review of the North Newport Center <br /> Development Agreement (PA2009-023) <br /> Zoning Administrator, April 13, 2017 <br /> Page 2 <br /> DISCUSSION <br /> Section 15.45.080 of the Municipal Code requires the City to periodically review <br /> development agreements to determine if the applicant has complied with the terms of <br /> the agreement. This review should be conducted at least once every 12 months. The <br /> applicant is required to demonstrate good faith compliance with the terms of the <br /> agreement, and should the Zoning Administrator believe the applicant has not complied <br /> in good faith with the agreement, the Zoning Administrator should refer the matter to the <br /> City Council. <br /> Background <br /> On December 18, 2007, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2007-21 approving <br /> Development Agreement No. DA2007-002 (DA) between the City and Irvine Company. <br /> The DA granted Irvine Company entitlement and transfer rights within the North <br /> Newport Center Planned Community (NNCPC). At the time the DA was approved, <br /> NNCPC consisted of Fashion Island, Block 600, portions of Block 500 and San Joaquin <br /> Plaza. Since then, portions of Block 100, Block 400, and the entirety of Block 800 have <br /> been incorporated into the NNCPC. On June 6, 2012, the City Council approved an <br /> amendment to the DA, which incorporated these additional remaining sub-areas within <br /> the NNCPC. On November 10, 2015, the North Newport Center Planned Community <br /> was expanded to include two existing buildings within the 500 block of Newport Center <br /> Drive; however, the DA was not amended to include the expanded area. <br /> The DA specifies the permitted uses, density and intensity of development through the <br /> application of the NNCPC text, circulation improvements, public benefits, and dedication <br /> of street rights-of-way and open space. The DA vests Irvine Company's right to develop <br /> regional commercial, office, mixed-use, and residential uses in North Newport Center as <br /> depicted in Table 1. The term of the DA is 25 years and it expires in 2032. <br /> The DA is available online at: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/developmentagreements. <br /> The last annual review, conducted on January 26, 2017, covered activities occuring in <br /> 2015, and the Zoning Administrator found Irvine Company to be in good faith <br /> compliance with the agreement. This review is for activities occurring during the 2016 <br /> calendar year. <br /> 2016 Development Activity <br /> Table 1 summarizes the entitlement and building activity for the NNCPC that occurred in <br /> 2016. Several projects are under construction within the planned community, but only <br /> completed activities with certificates of occupancy are included in Table 1, unless <br /> otherwise noted. In total, twelve (12) building permits were issued in 2016, for various <br /> tenant improvements that did not result in any changes to gross floor area. <br /> TmpIt:10-15-13 <br />