The City of Long Beach (City) is the Lead Agency responsible for preparing this Initial Study (IS) evaluating potential environmental impacts associated with the demolition of an existing 5,000 square foot office building on-site and the development of a 12,780 sf fire station and associated landscaping and parking. The proposed project would be located at 4101 Long Beach Boulevard on a 0.4-acre project site. The proposed Fire Station No. 9 would provide fire services to the Fire Station No. 9 service area. Infrastructure improvements necessary to facilitate pedestrian and vehicular access to and from the project site, landscaping improvements, and necessary utility upgrades are also included. Off-site improvements would include three new emergency-only traffic signals and the alley on the north border of the project site would be widened by approximately 2.5 ft. The proposed project requires the following discretionary actions: certification of the EIR, site plan review, standard variance, general plan amendment, zone amendment, and a lot merger. The project site is comprised of two Assessor’s Parcel Numbers [APNs]: 7139-015-017 and 7139-015-01. The Project Site is surrounded by single-family residential uses to the northwest and west, a coffee shop and retail stores directly to the north, multi-family residential uses and office uses to the east across Long Beach Boulevard, and office uses to the south.
This additional Notice of Determination is to further advise the City of Long Beach and the public that on February 7, 2023, the City of Long Beach City Council approved, after conducting the second reading, the ordinances related the zone change and repeal of a special setback.