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TO: <br />FROM <br />CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br />September 24, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. 13 <br />HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director - 949-644-3232, <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Makana Nova, Associate Planner <br />949-644-3249, mnova( <br />TITLE: Professional Service Agreement with Psomas for Environmental <br />Services for the Proposed Newport Village Mixed -Use Project <br />Located in the 2000 Block of West Coast Highway (PA2017-253) <br />ABSTRACT: <br />For City Council's consideration is a Professional Services Agreement for $389,501 with <br />Psomas for environmental consulting services for the proposed Newport Village Mixed - <br />Use Project located at 2000-2244 West Coast Highway and 2001-2241 West Coast <br />Highway in the Mariners' Mile corridor. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Determine that the action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act <br />(CEQA) pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines <br />because it will not result in a physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; <br />and <br />b) Approve the Professional Services Agreement with Psomas and authorize the Mayor <br />and City Clerk to execute the agreement. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />There is no fiscal impact related to this item. The consulting service cost of $389,501 will <br />be reimbursed to the City by the Applicant, MX3 Ventures — MSM Global. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />MX3 Ventures — MSM Global (Applicant) is proposing a mixed-use development <br />encompassing approximately 9.4 acres on the north and south sides of West Coast <br />Highway in the Mariner's Mile corridor. An environmental impact report (EIR) will be <br />required for the project. Staff has selected the environmental consulting firm Psomas to <br />prepare the EIR. <br />13-1 <br />