Parts of Newport Beach have had significant numbers of Group Residential Uses. Generally, the City considers a Group Residential Use to be a residence where the land use is not a traditional single housekeeping unit. This may include but not be limited to a boarding house, a dorm, a "reunion rental," a State-licensed recovery home, a sober living home, and an elder care home.
The City of Newport Beach would like to see each of our residential neighborhoods retain its residential character -- meaning that parking is managed, commercial activities are limited, and neighbors respect neighbors (in terms of noise, clutter, debris, secondhand smoke, profanity, and other nuisances). We also believe that the rights of disabled persons to reside in legal, safe, habitable spaces in our community must be preserved.
Ordinance 2008-05. In January 2008, the City Council adopted a new ordinance (Ordinance 2008-05) that changed the way we regulate many group residential uses. For many existing homes, operators had to get a Use Permit to stay in place. APA Standard; Nonstandard Subdivision Area Map; Flow Charts: Part 1 and Part 2
For More Information. Use the documents linked below to learn more about the City’s regulation of Group Residential Uses -- including how some land uses that accommodate disabled persons are protected by federal and state fair housing laws. For more information or to be placed on an e-mail distribution list about this issue, please contact Melinda Whelan , Assistant Planner at email@example.com.
Forms and Applications
- Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
- Reasonable Accommodations Necessary Findings
- Supplemental Reasonable Accommodations for Housing Providers
- Hearing Officer Decision Appeal
- Use Permit - Group Residential Use
- Orange County Sober Living Network Homes
- Facilities in Newport Beach with approved Use Permits or Approved Reasonable Accommodation
- Residential Recovery Facilities Conference - March 2, 2007
October 11 Community Meeting
Sober Living Homes, Group Homes, and State-Licensed Residential Care Facilities
Monday, October 11, 6 p.m.
Newport Beach Public Library, Friends Meeting Room
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, 92660
The City of Newport Beach will host a community meeting on group residential care facilities on Monday, October 11, at 6 p.m. City staff will provide an overview of the different types of facilities and a brief history of group residential uses in Newport Beach. The discussion will then turn to current or proposed legislative solutions and what else can be done to address the concerns of Newport Beach residents. Community members will be welcomed to join in this important discussion. Newport Beach City Council Members Joy Brenner, Diane Dixon and Duffy Duffield, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, and State Senator Dave Min are scheduled to attend.
Current Agendas, Staff Reports and Actions
Archived Records by Facility Operation