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<br /> <br />RESOLUTION NO. ZA2021-075 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING <br />LIMITED TERM PERMIT NO. XP2021-030 AND COASTAL <br />DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. CD2021-059 TO ALLOW AN <br />EXPANDED OUTDOOR DINING AREA LOCATED AT 2325 EAST <br />COAST HIGHWAY (PA2021-226) <br /> <br />THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH HEREBY FINDS AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br />SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FACTS. <br /> <br />1. An application was filed by Jordan Otterbein, representing Corona del Mar (CdM) <br />Restaurant, with respect to property located at 2325 East Coast Highway, and legally <br />described as Lot 2, Block A, Tract 470, being a Resubdivision of Blocks A, B, C, & K of <br />Tract No. 323 as shown on a map thereof recorded in Miscellaneous Map, Book 14 Pages <br />40 and 41 records of Orange County, California, requesting approval of a limited term <br />permit and a coastal development permit. <br /> <br />2. The applicant requests a limited term permit and coastal development permit to allow a <br />385-square-foot expanded dining area for up to a one (1)-year term (January 1, 2022 <br />through December 31, 2022). A 575-square-foot, 30 seat expanded dining area was <br />previously authorized through Emergency Temporary Use Permit No. UP2020-015 <br />(PA2020-086) for Corona del Mar Restaurant. The proposed dining area will be reduced <br />by 190 square feet from its current condition. <br /> <br />3. The subject property is designated CC (Corridor Commercial) by the General Plan Land <br />Use Element and is located within the CC (Commercial Corridor) Zoning District. <br /> <br />4. The subject property is located within the coastal zone. The Coastal Land Use Plan <br />category is CC-B (Corridor Commercial – 0.0 - 0.75 FAR) and it is located within the CC <br />(Commercial Corridor) Coastal Zoning district. <br /> <br />5. A public hearing was held on November 24, 2021, online via Zoom. A notice of time, place <br />and purpose of the hearing was given in accordance with the Newport Beach Municipal <br />Code (NBMC). Evidence, both written and oral, was presented to, and considered by, <br />the Zoning Administrator at this hearing. <br /> <br />SECTION 2. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT DETERMINATION. <br /> <br />1. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to <br />Section 15301 under Class 1 (Existing Facilities) and Section 15303 under Class 3 (New <br />Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), respectively, of the CEQA Guidelines, <br />California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, because it has no potential <br />to have a significant effect on the environment. <br />