Cont., Area and along the side and rear property lines, for reduced driveway length and to allow an increased driveway slope gradient

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Orange County
Document Title
Cont., Area and along the side and rear property lines, for reduced driveway length and to allow an increased driveway slope gradient
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project proposes the demolition of an existing residence and construction of four-level single-family residence (with one level subterranean) with an attached four-car garage. The Coastal Development Permit is required to demolish the existing single-family dwelling and construct a new single family dwelling with associated grading in the Emerald Bay Local Coastal Plan area. The Use Permit is required to address the proposed driveway's length and slope, and various proposed over-height walls on the site. The driveway slope proposes a -7% gradient where the maximum allowed by Zoning Code is -6%. Walls within the front yard setback will be 5 feet for the spa safety enclosure and 10 feet for an architectural wing wall where Zoning would allow a 3 foot 6 inch maximum height. Retaining walls along the side and rear property lines will be from 6 feet to 15 feet 6 inches in height where Zoning would allow a maximum 6-foot wall. The Variance is requested to allow a front setback of 8 feet and a rear setback of 5 feet where the Zoning Code would require setback of 8 feet 10 inches based upon the shallow lot provisions of Code.

Contact Information
Kevin Canning
Orange County
Lead/Public Agency
300 N. Flower Street P.O. Box 4048
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Phone : (714) 667-8847


Laguna Beach
Parcel #
State Highways
66 Emerald Bay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301,15302,15303
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. Class 2 - Replacement and Reconstruction. Consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures.

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