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Q SEW Pp�T <br />CITY OF <br />�m <br />z NEWPORT BEACH <br />c�<,FORN'P City Council Staff Report <br />May 14, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. 4 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director - 949-644-3232, <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Gregg Ramirez, Principal Planner <br />PHONE: 949-644-3219, <br />TITLE: Resolution No. 2019-43: Initiation of Planning and Zoning Code and <br />Local Coastal Program Amendments Related to Residential Massing <br />and Beach Cottage Preservation (PA2019-070) <br />ABSTRACT: <br />The City Council will consider initiating amendments to Newport Beach Municipal Code <br />(NBMC) Title 20 (Planning and Zoning) and NBMC Title 21 (Local Coastal Program <br />Implementation Plan). The purpose of the amendments is to: 1) reduce the massing of <br />three story residential structures by reducing the impact caused by covered patio roof <br />decks and 2) change the design standards to allow more opportunities to preserve <br />residential beach cottages by increasing the amount of floor area that can be added to an <br />existing unit before code compliant parking is required. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Determine this action exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) <br />pursuant to Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) of the CEQA Guidelines, <br />California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3; and <br />b) Adopt Resolution No. 2019-43, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport <br />Beach, California, Initiating Amendments to Title 20 Entitled "Planning and Zoning" <br />and Title 21 Entitled "Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan" of the City of <br />Newport Beach Municipal Code Related to Massing of Three Story Residential <br />Structures and Development Standards for Small Beach Cottages (PA2019-070). <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />There is no fiscal impact related to this item. <br />4-1 <br />