Master Use Permit for a New 81,775 Sq Ft Hotel w/ Full Alcohol Service for Hotel Patrons and a New 16,348 Sq Ft Retail/Office Building, and Reduced Parking

Summary

SCH Number
2020110325
Lead Agency
Manhattan Beach, City of (City of Manhattan Beach)
Document Title
Master Use Permit for a New 81,775 Sq Ft Hotel w/ Full Alcohol Service for Hotel Patrons and a New 16,348 Sq Ft Retail/Office Building, and Reduced Parking
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/19/2020
Project Applicant
MB Hotel Partners, LLC
Present Land Use
Vacant Restaurant

Document Description
Notice of Exemption for a mixed-use commercial development consisting of two buildings containing hotel, office, and retail uses that would replace an approximately 8,483-square-foot vacant restaurant building (formerly El Torito) and associated surface parking lot. A two-story, 16,348-square-foot commercial building would be constructed on the southwestern corner of the project site containing approximately 6,893 square feet of ground-floor retail uses and 9,455 square feet of office uses on the second floor. An L-shaped, four-story, 81,775-square-foot hotel would be constructed along the north and east property lines of the project site containing 162 hotel rooms and associated hotel amenities including full alcohol service for hotel patrons only. The project also includes a request for a reduction in the number of required parking spaces (152 parking spaces provided). Upon completion, the project would result in 98,123 square feet of total floor area and a floor area ratio of approximately 1.5:1. The project was approved with a Master Use Permit.

Contact Information
Ted Faturos
City of Manhattan Beach
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone : (310) 802-5512
tfaturos@citymb.info

Location

Cities
Manhattan Beach
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Southern California
Zip
90266
Parcel #
4168-013-015

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15332 (Class 32 In-Fill Development Projects)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 (Class 32 In-Fill Development Projects) in that the project is consistent with the City of Manhattan Beach General Plan and all applicable policies as well as with project site’s CG-D8 (General Commercial, Sepulveda Boulevard Corridor Overlay) zoning designation and regulations. The project site is no more than five acres (1.52 acres) within city limits and is substantially surrounded by urban uses. The project site has no habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species and can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. Furthermore, approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. There are no features that distinguish this project from others in the exempt class and, therefore, there are no unusual circumstances.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SIGNED NOE MB Hotel 600 S Sepulveda Blvd   PDF 92 K

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