Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (Planning Case No. ZON2009-00409)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Document Title
Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (Planning Case No. ZON2009-00409)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential Residential, 1-2 DU/acre Z: Residential, 1-2 DU/acre LMA; Note: See NOP for full details
Document Description
The project description, presented below, has not changed since the City of Rancho Palos Verdes circulated Draft EIR in 2012. Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions: Section 15.20.040 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code established the process for requesting exceptions to the existing moratorium on the "filing, processing, approval or issuance of building, grading, or other permits" within the existing LMA. The proposed code amendment to the City's Landslide Moratorium Ordinance would revise existing Exception "P" to allow for the future submittal of Landslide Moratorium Exception (LME) applications for 31 undeveloped or underdeveloped lots within Zone 2. It should be noted that the granting of an LME does not constitute approval of a specific project request, but simply grants the property owner the ability to submit the appropriate application(s) for consideration of a specific project request. The potential granting of up to 31 LME requests under the proposed ordinance revisions would permit individual property owners to then apply for individual entitlements to develop their lots. The undeveloped lots within Zone 2 are held in multiple private ownerships so the timing and scope of future development is not known. For the purposes of the EIR, it will be assumed that development would occur over a period of at least 10 years from adoption of the ordinance revisions in a manner consistent with the private architectural standards adopted by the Portuguese Bend Community Association and the City's underlying RS-1 and RS-1 zoning regulations.

Contact Information

Octavio Silva
Agency Name
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
N. intersection of Palos Verdes Dr. S. & Narcissa Dr.
Total Acres
Parcel #
PV ES, Ridgecrest, etc...
Pacific Ocean, Altamira Canyon, Palos Verdes Penninsula
Other Information
Note: See NOP for full details

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, 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 Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 47, Acres ~47), Other (Assoc. grading etc.)
Local Actions
Ordinance Amen.
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Septic System, Transportation, GHG, Fire Protection

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