Transfer of Development Rights from San Joaquin Plaza and Block 600 to Block 500 in North Newport Center

Summary

SCH Number
2011118087
Public Agency
City of Newport Beach
Document Title
Transfer of Development Rights from San Joaquin Plaza and Block 600 to Block 500 in North Newport Center
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/9/2011

Document Description
Transfer of a total of 288,975 s.f. of general office intensity from San Joaquin Plaza (241,711 s.f.) and Block 600 (47,264 s.f.) 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 The project also includes the relocation of 430 residential units from Block 500 to San Joaquin Plaza.

Contact Information
Gregg Ramirez
City of Newport Beach Planning Division
Lead/Public Agency
3300 Newport Boulevard PO Box 1768
Newport Beach, CA 92685-8915

Phone : (949) 644-3219

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 in the North Newport Center Planned Community is not subject to the CEQA pursuant to Section 15268 of the CEQA Guidelines, CA Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, which exempts ministerial projects from the requirements of CEQA. The term ministerial is defined in Section 15369 as 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. This action is ministerial under CEQA because it only involves application of fixed standards. The North Newport Center Planned Community Development Plan explicitly states that applications for transfer of development rights shall be considered by the City Council as a ministerial action.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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