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


SCH Number
Public Agency
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
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
Agency Name
City of Manhattan Beach
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
MB Hotel Partners, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Manhattan Beach
Los Angeles
Southern California
Parcel #

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.


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