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RESOLUTION NO. 2014 -104 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH ADOPTING MITIGATED NEGATIVE <br />DECLARATION NO. ND2014 -002 (SCH NO. 2014101015) FOR <br />THE PARK AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT <br />(PA2014 -135) <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH HEREBY FINDS AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FACTS. <br />1. Park Avenue and the Park Avenue Bridge are designated as Local Roadways in <br />the Circulation Element of the General Plan. The bridge provides resident and <br />visitor access between Little Balboa Island and Balboa Island. <br />2. City and State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Engineers <br />identified structural and functional deficiencies with the existing eighty plus year -old <br />bridge and have concluded that the bridge should be replaced. <br />3. The City's Capital Improvement Program calls for the replacement of the bridge. <br />The new bridge will comply or exceed seismic and structural standards, ADA <br />requirements, and provide improved overall functional use and safety for vehicles, <br />pedestrians, and bicycles. <br />4. The architecture of the new bridge is generally consistent with the existing bridge <br />and will maintain the character of the area. <br />5. To ensure no impact to public access, the project will temporarily relocate vehicular <br />and pedestrian access to and from Little Balboa Island via a temporary bridge at <br />Balboa Avenue. Upon project completion, the temporary bridge will be removed. <br />6. The installation and use of the temporary bridge will decrease the estimated <br />construction time from one (1) year to ten (10) months. <br />7. A public meeting was held by the City Council on November 25, 2014, in the City <br />Hall Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, California. A <br />notice of time, place and purpose of the meeting was given in accordance with <br />the Newport Beach Municipal Code. Evidence, both written and oral, was <br />presented to, and considered by, the City Council at this hearing. <br />