Design Review 16-1844, Coastal Development Permit 16-1845, Variance 19-5474, and Revocable Encroachment Permit 16-1846 to demolish an existing single-family...


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Laguna Beach, City of (City of Laguna Beach)
Document Title
Design Review 16-1844, Coastal Development Permit 16-1845, Variance 19-5474, and Revocable Encroachment Permit 16-1846 to demolish an existing single-family...
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Designer Glen Gellatly, Lohrbach Studio
Present Land Use
Residential/R-2, Residential Medium Density Zone / Village Medium Density (8-14 dwelling units/acre)

Document Description
The applicant requests design review and a coastal development permit for demolition of an existing single-family dwelling and construction of a 3,592 square-foot single-family residence with an attached 657 square-foot two-car garage in the R-2 (Residential Medium Density) zone. Design review is required for the new structure, elevated decks/terraces (1,612 square feet) , lot coverage, stringline, skylight, grading, retaining walls, landscaping, and construction in an environmentally sensitive area due to oceanfront location, A variance is requested to encroach into the front setback [LBMC 25.12.008(C) (2)] and additional building setback at the front [LBMC 25.50.004(0)], A revocable encroachment permit is requested to construct pilasters, walls, fencing, lighting, irrigation, patio, walkways, and driveway gate within the public right-of-way along Gaviota Drive and Anita Street.

Contact Information
Nancy Csira
City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone : (949) 497-0332


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
Gaviota Drive and Anita Street
Parcel #
State Highways
1 (South Coast Highway)
Laguna Beach High School
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (1 Units, 0.19 Acres)
Local Action
Redevelopment Coastal Permit Design Review
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 California State Lands Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality Department of Toxic Substances Control


Environmental Document
NOI Mitigated Neg Dec 12-23-19   PDF 1348 K
NOC   PDF 1491 K
State Comments
2019129087_DTSC_1007 Gaviota Drive-Laguna Beach_Mitigated Negative Declaration_1   PDF 455 K

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