Transfer of Development Rights From Block 100 to San Joaquin Plaza and Block 600

Summary

SCH Number
2010108229
Lead Agency
Newport Beach, City of (City of Newport Beach)
Document Title
Transfer of Development Rights From Block 100 to San Joaquin Plaza and Block 600
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Transfer of a total of 112,114 sq. ft. of general office intensity from Block 100. 75,878 sq. ft. will be transferred to San Joaquin Plaza and 45,236 sq. ft. will be transferred to Block 600. 430 residential units will be re-assigned from San Joaquin Plaza to Block 500. 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
Dan Miller
City of Newport Beach
550 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 720-2609

Location

Cities
Newport Beach
Counties
Orange

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Ministerial
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(1); 15268
Reasons for Exemption
The Transfer of Development Rights from Block 100 to Block 600 and San Joaquin Plaza is considered a ministerial action because it only involves application of fixed standards. As a Ministerial action, the Transfer of Development Right is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with CEQA S 21080(b)(1) and CEQA Guidelines S 15268. As detailed in CEQA Guidelines S 15369, "Ministerial' describes a governmental decision involving little or no personal judgment by the public official as 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."
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