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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT <br /> F \. <br /> U � PLANNING DIVISION <br /> 100 Civic Center Drive,P.O. Box 1768,Newport Beach, CA 92658-8915 <br /> 949-644-3200 <br /> www.newi) <br /> CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br /> ZONING ADMINISTRATOR STAFF REPORT <br /> July 27, 2017 <br /> Agenda Item No. 2 <br /> SUBJECT: Balboa Island Seawall Improvements (PA2017-078) <br /> SITE LOCATION: North and South Bay Front, Balboa Island <br /> Coastal Development Permit No. CD2017-033 <br /> APPLICANT: City of Newport Beach, Public Works Department <br /> OWNER: City of Newport Beach <br /> PLANNER: Gregg Ramirez, Senior Planner <br /> 949-644-3219, gram irez( <br /> GENERAL PLAN/ZONING DISTRICT <br /> • General Plan: None (Public Right of Way) <br /> • Zoning District: None (Public Right of Way) <br /> • Coastal Land Use Plan: None (Public Right of Way) <br /> • Coastal Zoning District: None (Public Right of Way) <br /> PROJECT SUMMARY <br /> A Coastal Development Permit (CDP)to allow the installation of an approximate 9-inch high <br /> concrete cap on top of the existing Balboa Island seawalls along the North and South Bay <br /> Front boardwalk. The project also includes three-foot wide gaps in the seawall cap to <br /> preserve access to waterside beaches, and six-foot gaps at public docks to preserve <br /> access. The gaps will accommodate temporary removable barriers that will be installed to <br /> provide flood protection during high tide events. Short concrete step segments on the <br /> landward side of the existing seawall cap will also be installed at private docks and <br /> gangways to facilitate access. Routine seawall maintenance and minor repairs are also part <br /> of the project. No improvements seaward of the existing seawall are proposed. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> 1) Conduct a public hearing; <br /> 2) Find this project exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) <br /> pursuant to Section 15301 under Class 1 (Existing Facilities)of the CEQA Guidelines, <br /> because it has no potential to have a significant effect on the environment; and <br /> 1 <br />