ZPC 23-0120, Edington Residence


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Laguna Beach
Document Title
ZPC 23-0120, Edington Residence
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Construction of upper-level additions, new elevated deck area, landscaping, and a revocable encroachment permit in the R-1 (residential Low Density) Zoning District.

Contact Information

Kate Kazama
Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
477 Pearl
State Highways
Other Location Info
477 Pearl Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (APN :644-263-13)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303, Class 3(a)
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the recommended action is exempt from further review per State CEQA Guidelines Section 15303, Class 3(a), New Construction . Class 3(a) allows for one single-family residence, or a second dwelling unit in a residential zone. In urbanized areas, up to three single-family residences may be constructed or converted under this exemption. As aforementioned, the project involves improvements to an existing one single-family home and no evidence has been presented to demonstrate that there is a reasonable possibility that the proposed project will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances, and therefore is exempt from CEQA. None of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions identified in CEQA Guidelines, section 15300.2 applies. There is nothing unusual about the project site or the project itself that would lead to a potentially significant impact. And, even if an unusual circumstance did exist (one does not), there is no reasonable possibility that the project would have a significant effect on the environment. The project site is zoned for single-family development and provides adequate off-street parking. Further, the project will not result in damage to scenic resources within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway; the closest officially designated state scenic highway is located near Anaheim and therefore the project will not result in damage to scenic resources within or near such highway. Further, the project is not located on a site which is included on any list compiled pursuant to Government Section 65962.5; the project site has not been designated as a hazardous waste site. Further, the project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historic resource. Thus, the Class 3 categorical exemption applies.
County Clerk


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