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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR 1-23-2023

Zoning Administrator

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT Public Hearing on a Coastal Development Permit, Use Permit and Variance (Planning Application PA22- 0163)

LOCATION

The project is located at 117 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA within the Fifth Supervisorial District. (APN 053-040-53)
PROPOSAL A request for a Coastal Development, Use Permit and Variance in conjunction with the major remodeling of and additions to an existing single-level 2,131 square foot home. 990 square feet of new living area in a new second floor is proposed. The Coastal Development Permit is required for the improvements to the existing home with associated site grading. The Use Permit is required for over-height retaining walls at the rear of the property (abutting Coast Highway) and for a reduced driveway depth. The Variance is required for reduced setbacks: a) reduced front setback of 5 feet 9 inches, where the Zoning Code would require 7 feet 5 inches for a front setback based upon the average of front setbacks on adjoining lots; b) a reduced rear yard of 10 feet 10 inches where Zoning would require 17 feet 8 inches on a shallow lot; c) reduced side yard setback to a minimum of 4 feet 10 inches to allow the proposed new constriction to match existing, nonconforming side yard setbacks where Zoning would require 5 feet.
ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION Staff is recommending that the proposed project be found Categorically Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under the Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 exemptions pursuant to Sections 15301, 15302 and 15303 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and County of Orange procedures.
APPLICANT Andrea Shelley, Property Owners
MEETING DATE February 2, 2023
MEETING TIME 1:30 p.m. (Or as soon as possible thereafter)
INVITATION TO BE HEARD All persons either favoring or opposing this proposal and all supporting documents are invited to present their views at this meeting. It is requested that any documents or written response be submitted to OC Development Services prior to the meeting date. If you challenge the action taken on this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised prior to close of the public meeting described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to OC Development Services. Interested parties may also send comments on the project via email to Kevin.Canning@ocpw.ocgov.com. Comments submitted before the start of meeting will be part of the public record and distributed to the Zoning Administrator for consideration. For further information contact Kevin Canning at (714) 667-8847 or Kevin.Canning@ocpw.ocgov.com. The project’s Staff Report, project plans and other supporting materials will be available a minimum of 72-hours prior to the hearing at:

https://ocds.ocpublicworks.com/service-areas/oc-development-services/planning-development/hearings-meetings/zoning-administrator

PROJECT LOCATION/SITE MAP Please see map in attached PDF below.
PUBLIC MEETING LOCATION

County Conference Center
425 West Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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