Newport Banning Ranch

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Newport Beach, City of (City of Newport Beach)
Document Title
Newport Banning Ranch
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Primarily undeveloped but has been in active operation as an oil field since the mid-1940s; General Plan Designation: Open Space/Residential Village (OS[RV]); Z: 40 acres in the City of Production, Sign Restriction, Newport Beach: Planned Community District 25 (PC-25); 361 acres in unincorporated Orange County: R-4 Suburban Multi-family; C-1 Local Business Commercial; M1 Light Industrial Employment. Overlay zones include Oil Production, Sign Restriction, and Floodplain Zone 2.

Document Description
Up to 1,375 residential dwelling units, 75,000 square feet of commercial uses, and 75 visitor serving resort units. Existing oil wells within proposed development and open space areas would be abandoned and the area would be remediated. Two consolidated oil fields would be retained (20 acres of the open space). The proposed Project designates approximately 243 of the project site's 401 acres for Open Space uses. The Open Space District comprises three categories: (1) Lowland Open space/Public Trails and Facilities (LLOS/PTF); (2) Upland Open Space/Public Trails and Facilities (UOS/PTF); and (3) Consolidated Oil Facilities (OF). Approximately 131 acres would be in open space including wetland restoration areas, water detention, trails and viewpoints, and habitat conservation areas. The project includes 45 acres for parks.

Contact Information
Debby Linn
City of Newport Beach
3300 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92685

Phone : (949) 718-1848


33°38'9"N 117°56'45"W
Newport Beach
Cross Streets
north of Coast Highway; South of 19th Street; east of Santa Ana River
Total Acres
State Highways
~ 18 (public & private)
Pacific Ocean, Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (1,375 Units, 68 Acres) Commercial (75,000 Sq. Ft., 18 Acres) Recreational (45 acres (parks)) Other (Resort (75 rooms & related facilities) (5 acres))
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Master Plan Prezone Annexation Local Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 12

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