Z: Newport Beach: Open Space Active (OS-A) (13.7 acres); Orange County: Z: Local Business with an Oil Production Overlay [C1 (O)] (5.2 acres)
GPD: Newport Beach: Parks and Recreation (PR) (13.7 acres); Open Space/Residential Village (OS/RV) (5.2 acres)
The Project would allow for a public park with active and passive recreational uses. The park would include one baseball field and two youth soccer fields, a playground and picnic area, a memorial garden, an overlook with seating and a shade structure, pedestrian paths, restroom facilities, and parking. The Project includes 97 parking spaces: 75 spaces in an on-site lot with a designated drop-off area and up to 22 parallel parking spaces along with the park access road near the parking lot. The park would include pedestrian access via two entries from the sidewalk along Superior Boulevard and one entry from the sidewalk along West Coast Highway. Vehicle Ingress and egress would be provided via an access road to the park extending from West Coast Highway through the Newport Banning Ranch property. No nighttime lighting other than for public safety would be provided.
Grading would result in excess cut material to be exported from the City. The City proposes that all of the exported soil would go to identified locations on the adjacent Newport Banning Ranch property. Existing oil field roads on the Newport Banning Ranch. The City proposes to widen a portion of the northern side of West Coast Highway from Superior Avenue to a point west of the park access road. A signal is proposed on West Coast highway at the park access road. Because West Coast Highway is a State Highway, Caltrans approvals would be required.
northwest corner of West Coast Highway and Superior Avenue
~10 (public & private)
Pacific Ocean; Santa Ana River
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB)
Recreational (~18.9 acres (park and access road))
Site Plan, Coastal Permit
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
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