Transfer of Development Rights from Block 600 to Block 500 in North Newport Center

Summary

SCH Number
2008078326
Lead Agency
Newport Beach, City of (City of Newport Beach)
Document Title
Transfer of Development Rights from Block 600 to Block 500 in North Newport Center
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/23/2008

Document Description
Transfer of 24,428 square feet of general office intensity from Block 600 to Block 500 within the North Newport Center Planned Community. The transfer will occur in accordance with the Transfer of Development Rights provision in the North Newport Center Planned Community Development Plan Section IV (C).

Contact Information
David Lepo
City of Newport Beach
3300 Newport Boulevard PO Box 1768
Newport Beach, CA 92685-8915

Phone : (949) 644-3200

Location

Cities
Newport Beach
Counties
Orange

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Ministerial
Type, Section or Code
Sec.21080(b)(1);15268
Reasons for Exemption
The Transfer of Development Rights from Block 600 to Block 500 is considered a ministerial action because it only involves application of fixed standards. As a ministerial action, the Transfer of Development Rights is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with CEQA Sec. 21080(b)(1) and Sec. 15268. As detailed in CEQA Sec. 15369, "Ministerial' describes a governmental decision involving little or no personal judgment by the public official as to the wisdom or manner of carrying out the project. The public official merely applies the law to the facts as presented but uses no special discretion or judgment in reaching a decision." The Transfer of Development Rights is allowed under the General Plan, and it is allowed consistent with General Plan Land Use Policy LU 8.14.3. Further, North Newport Center Planned Community Development Plan Section IV (C) requires approval of a transfer if it meets two fixed standards. The first standard requires that the transfer not result in a greater traffic impact than the development allowed without the transfer.

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