24 Harbor Island Property Line Wall Variance (PA2019-059), Coastal Development Permit CD2019-021, Variance VA2019-004


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Newport Beach
Document Title
24 Harbor Island Property Line Wall Variance (PA2019-059), Coastal Development Permit CD2019-021, Variance VA2019-004
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Increase in height of segment of approved, unbuilt wall from 3.5' in height to 6' in height along southeasterly property line. The proposed segment of wall that would increase in height is located within a side setback area that is regulated as a front setback for the purpose of regulating accessory structures to title 20 (Planning and Zoning) and 21 (Local coastal Program Implementation Plan) of the Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) because a site-specific setback is identified on Setback Map No S-8. Fences and walls may not exceed 3.5' in height in front setback areas pursuant to NBMC Sections 20.30.040 and 21.30.040 (Fences, Hedges, Walls, and Retaining Walls). The applicant requests approval of a variance to allow the increase in height of a segment of the approved, unbuilt, wall. The increased wall height will provide privacy and allow for the use of the property as a side yard, consistent with the prevailing development in the surrounding area.

Contact Information

Chelsea Crager
Agency Name
City of Newport Beach
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
SoCal Land Co., LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Newport Beach
Cross Streets
24 Harbor lsland

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 3 of Section 15303 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures provides for the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures including but not limited to one single family residence or a second dwelling unit in residential zone. Class 3 also provides for the construction of accessory (Appurtenant) including but are not limited to garages, carports, patios, swimming pools, and fences. The proposed project includes the increase in height of a segment of an approved, unbuilt, wall which is accessory to the residential structure constructed on the site. The 120-foot long, 6-foot tall block wall segment along the southeasterly property line is depicted on Exhibit A A side yard wall is an allowable type of accessory structure to be constructed at a residential property under Section 15303(e). The location of the wall was previously approved under building permit X2017-37 43, and there is no change to the location of the wall. The proposed project will allow for an increase in height of a segment of the wall from 3.5' to 6' in height. The height increase will not result in any environmental impacts.


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