Planning Commission Study Session Scheduled for January 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm
The study session is intended to provide the Planning Commission and public an opportunity to review and discuss the proposed project, including the draft environmental impact report (DEIR). The study session is for discussion purposes only, and no action will be taken by the Planning Commission.
The project site is located in Koll Center Newport, at 4400 Von Karman Avenue (Assessor Parcel Numbers [APN] 445-131-04, 09, 29, and 30). The site is approximately 13.16 acres and is currently developed with surface parking lots and common landscape areas for Koll Center Newport. The irregularly-shaped site is generally bordered by Birch Street to the northeast, Von Karman Avenue to the west, and existing office uses and associated surface parking lots and garages to the east and south.
The proposed project is a mixed-use infill development that includes 260 residential condominiums; 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail uses, a 1.17-acre public park; a freestanding parking structure; lighting, landscaping, and pedestrian improvements; utility improvements; and the reconfiguration of existing surface parking.
The 260 condominium dwelling units would be in three, 13-story buildings with a maximum building height of 160 feet. The buildings would have two levels of above-grade and two to three levels of below-grade structured parking. The public park would be located adjacent to Birch Street.
Implementation of the project would require the demolition of existing surface parking and landscaping within the project site. Residential parking would be provided on site in the residential building parking structures. Parking for the public park and retail uses would be provided on site within reconfigured surface parking areas Office parking removed during construction of the project would be provided in a new free-standing parking structure, within one of the proposed residential buildings, and in reconfigured surface parking areas. There are three office buildings located within the boundaries of the project site; however, two of the office buildings are not a part of the project: 4490 Von Karman Avenue and 4910 Birch Street. The 4440 Von Karman Avenue office building is a part of the project site as the applicant proposes new landscaping, irrigation, sidewalk improvements and the reconfiguration of disabled parking. No change to the existing building is proposed as a part of the project.
If you need further information, please contact:
Rosalinh Ung, Associate Planner
City of Newport Beach
Community Development Department
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, California 92660