31796 Coast Highway-- Fire Station No. 4 Relocation Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Laguna Beach
Document Title
31796 Coast Highway-- Fire Station No. 4 Relocation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Dental office/South Laguna Village Commercial (SLV)/Local Business Professional Zone (LBP)
Document Description
The City of Laguna Beach’s (City) Administrative Policy Manual, Chapter Five, General Policy 5-17, provides procedures for the City to follow in the acquisition of real property for City use/ownership, etc. In part, Section 5 Environmental Review notes that acquisition of real property by a public agency is a “project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and may be subject to certain exemptions. Further, the policy advises that the Community Development Department should be consulted to ensure that the appropriate environmental review is conducted and that any necessary environmental documentation is completed prior to a decision to acquire the parcel. Therefore, this environmental document is being prepared to consider the City’s potential acquisition of the real property located at 31786 and 31796 Coast Highway. The analysis considers the acquisition of the project site for construction of a replacement fire station for the nearby Fire Station No. 4. The replacement fire station would include living quarters, three apparatus bays, and an exterior public restroom within an approximately 9,250 sf, two-story (26 feet including roof) building. A surface parking lot would provide 10 parking spaces. The station would include two driveways, one on Coast Highway and one on 5th Avenue. The Coast Highway driveway would provide employee vehicle ingress and egress (right turn only egress) and fire engine and, paramedic truck ingress. Fire engines and paramedic trucks would exit the site via the 5th Avenue driveway. Fire station priority signal lighting would be added on Coast Highway.

Contact Information

Ken Domer
Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach
Job Title
Assistant City Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Laguna Beach
Southern California
Cross Streets
5th Avenue and Coast Highway
Total Acres
Parcel #
056-105-04, -07, and -35
State Highways
Coast Highway
Anneliese Schools- Aliso Campus, Casalero Middle School
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (City Facility)
Local Actions
Property Acquisition
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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