Bennett Residence


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Orange County
Document Title
Bennett Residence
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
A request for a Coastal Development Permit, Use Permit (s) and Variance approvals in conjunction with the demolition of an existing residence and construction of a four-level single-family residence with two attached garage spaces. The Coastal Development Permit is required to demolish the existing single-family dwelling and construct a new single-family dwelling in the Emerald Bay Local Coastal plan area, with associated grading. The Variance is to reduce the front yard setback from the required 6 foot 3 inch setback to 5 feet and the required rear yard setback from 8 feet 3 inches to 5 feet. The Use Permit is required to address proposed over-height retaining walls for the project. Retaining walls along the side and rear property lines are proposed at heights from 8 to 12 feet where Zoning would allow a 6-foot maximum height. A Use Permit Approval is also requested to permit a reduced driveway length/garage setback of 16 feet 6 inches for one of the two garage entries where the Zoning Code would require 20 feet.

Contact Information

Orange County
300 N. Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Phone : (714) 834-2089


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
53 Emerald Bay
Parcel #

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; Class 3 - consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures.

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