WP Beach Restuarant


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Document Title
WP Beach Restuarant
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project entails construction of a new restaurant at 17300 Pacific Coast Highway which is currently developed with an existing restaurant, commonly known as Gladstones. The proposed project would require the demolition of the existing restaurant, construction of a new restaurant structure, and reconfiguration of the adjacent surface parking lot to accommodate valet service, local bus layover, and public beach parking. In addition to construction of the proposed restaurant, the proposed project includes the operation of the restaurant consistent with an Option to Concession Agreement as well as a 50-year Concession Agreement.

Contact Information

Jolee Hui
Agency Name
County of Los Angeles Regional Planning
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Pacific Coast Highway

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302 (Class 2)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from CEQA under the Categorical Exemption Class 2 (Replacement or Reconstruction) as defined in Section 15302 of the CEQA Guidelines. The exemption allows for replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. This section also provides four examples of projects that are categorically exempt under this class of exemption, including, (b) replacement of a commercial structure with a new structure of substantially the same size, purpose, and capacity. The proposed project would replace an existing restaurant structure with a new restaurant structure within the same site and of a similar size and capacity. The proposed project would include a restaurant building with a square footage of approximately 12,500 square feet which while larger than the existing Gladstones aggregate floor area (approximately 12,091 square feet inclusive of existing main restaurant, secondary restaurant, and accessory structure) is programmed with a smaller capacity and fewer seats (proposed 450 seats compared to existing capacity of 707 seats).
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Notice of Exemption

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