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BAYSIDE FAMILY RESORT HOTEL PROJECT 1131 BACK BAY DRIVE

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 Site Plan Rendering

Notice of Preparation 

 

Project Description

The development of a 201,499-sq-ft 275-room family inn hotel.

Discretionary Actions

The Project will require the following discretionary approvals:

  • Certification of the Bayside Family Resort Hotel EIR - to address reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts resulting from the legislative and project specific discretionary approvals:
  • Planned Community Development Plan - to establish land uses and development standards for the project site.
    Major Site Development Review - for the development of the proposed hotel, recreational areas and amenities, associated surface parking lots, and the installation of additional landscaping and lighting in accordance with the adopted Planned Community and Zoning Code development standards;
  • Conditional Use Permit - to ensure site compatibility and allow for ongoing regulation of hotel operations and ancillary facilities;
  • Traffic Study - to analyze the projected increase in vehicle trips resulting from the proposed project pursuant to the City’s Traffic Phasing Ordinance; and
  • Approval in Concept and Amendment to the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) 5-83-962) (California Coastal Commission).

 Vicinity Map

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Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

An EIR is anticipated to address reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts resulting from the project specific discretionary approvals, an Initial Study and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are warranted for this project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Environmental Science Associates (ESA) has been retained as the consultant for the preparation of this environmental document.

Anticipated Studies with the EIR include a/an:

  • Biological Resources Assessment and Wetland Delineation
  • Coastal Access Plan
  • Coastal Hazards Report
  • Cultural Resources
  • Construction Pollution Prevention Plan and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Geotechnical Study
  • Hydrology Study
  • Noise Study
  • Traffic Study
  • Utility Demand Analysis
  • View Simulations
  • Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP)/Water Quality Hydrology Plan (WQHP)

Project Schedule

  • Submitted September 9, 2016
  • Incomplete letter sent to project applicant October 14, 2016
  • Request for EIR consultant proposals sent: May 12, 2018
  • Updated project plans submitted October 18, 2018
  • Incomplete letter sent to project applicant October 24, 2019
  • Project Review Request(PRR) routed to reviewing departments October 18, 2019 with comments due back November 1, 2019
  • EIR Consultant Professional Services Agreement approved by City Council November 27, 2018
  • EIR Scoping Meeting: September 25, 2019
  • Notice of Preparation Comment Period: September 16, 2019 through October 16, 2019

Anticipated Future Events

  • Application Deemed Complete: TBD 
  • EIR public draft released for comments:  anticipated summer 2020
  • Planning Commission Study Session: TBD
  • Planning Commission Meeting: anticipated fall of 2020
  • City Council Meeting: anticipated fall of 2020

Development Impact Fees

  • Fair Share Fees and San Joaquin Transportation Corridor Fees apply

Project Planner

Makana Nova, Senior Planner
949-644-3249
mnova@newportbeachca.gov

Chelsea Crager, Associate Planner
949) 644-3227
ccrager@newportbeachca.gov