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NEWS
March 8, 2007
Here are some items the commission will consider today. LOT SPLIT The city's new general plan, adopted by voters in November, bans the subdivision of lots in existing neighborhoods unless the owner is granted a general plan amendment. Thirtieth Street Architects Inc. is asking for an amendment to split a large lot at 2961 Cliff Drive to allow two homes to be built. The owner would demolish the house that was built on the lot in 1947 and create two lots, one that fronts on Santa Ana Avenue and the other on Cliff Drive.
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NEWS
By Mike Reicher | August 8, 2012
Newport Beach's oldest yacht club is planning to replace its 1919 clubhouse with a larger, modernized building. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club applied for city permits last month that would allow it to exceed the bayfront height limitation and construct a new building with a second-story ballroom. The current clubhouse at 720 West Bay Ave. often floods when storms and high tides inundate the Balboa Peninsula, and the old wooden structure is more vulnerable to earthquakes and fires than its proposed replacement.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
Newport Beach is asking for public input and suggestions on changes for land use rules laid out in the city's General Plan. The City Council recently appointed a Land Use Element Amendment Advisory Committee to review potential changes to the section of the General Plan that governs how property owners can use their land, according to a new release from Newport Beach. "The proposed changes decrease development potential in some areas of the city, while increasing it in some areas," according to the news release.
NEWS
October 26, 2006
Politics, concerning land-use planning under the proposed update to the general plan, have plummeted to a new low. I hope the half-truths and misrepresentations associated with the anti-Greenlight side will be considered by the Pilot as part of the community's and the newspaper's support for ethics in the election process. Here is what bothers me and is not getting through to the voters. The proposed general plan vision statement demonstrates the desire of our community to retain a beach-style atmosphere with slow growth and free-flowing streets and highways.
NEWS
August 13, 2003
I think everyone knows my thoughts on the condos proposed for 1901 Newport Boulevard by now, so I won't drag this whole thing out with too many comments on the technicalities of shade and shadow. I do believe, though, that our whole reliance on what is considered a threshold of significance has been subjective from the beginning. Even with the new environmental report and the revised development plan, I believe there will be a significant negative impact on the city and the surrounding neighborhood in terms of shade and shadow, traffic and density.
NEWS
January 13, 2000
-- Source: The proposed Greenlight initiative. THE BASICS: The measure would amend the Newport Beach City Charter to require voter approval of projects that would require major amendments to the city's general plan. Any development over what is approved in the existing general plan requires an amendment. The basic thresholds in the initiative defining "major" are 100 dwelling units, 100 peak-hour traffic trips and 40,000 square feet of floor area. THE FINE PRINT: The thresholds do not apply to the city as a whole, but to each of 49 distinct "statistical areas" around the city, all of which vary in geographic size.
NEWS
October 12, 2000
Why are the citizens of Newport being sent to the polls to vote on measures, S and T which cancel each other out? Measure T, known as the Traffic Phrasing Ordnance or TPO, is sponsored by politicians, the business sector and organizations that all depend on city money. Measure S, known as the Greenlight initiative, is sponsored by residents, who hope to control density of building as well as density of traffic by allowing residents to vote only on projects that exceed the city's general plan.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | September 18, 2013
Newport Beach is in the process of reviewing possible changes to the land-use portion of the city's general plan. The city periodically updates the document, a state-mandated guide for development, to reflect changes, such as economic growth and housing needs. Newport Beach last amended its plan in 2006. City leaders hope to place proposed revisions on the ballot in 2014. As the economy recovers, city officials want to make changes that will ensure the document is appropriately monitoring the way land is being developed.
NEWS
March 25, 2006
Newport Beach residents are invited to a workshop April 1 to discuss the draft of the city's updated general plan, which will guide development for the next 20 years or so. City officials and a committee of residents have been working since 2002 to create the plan. It describes what types of development and how much would be allowed in each part of the city. The workshop will cover the major changes in the plan, which could appear on the November ballot for voter approval. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at Oasis Senior Center, 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. For information on the general plan, call (949)
NEWS
November 16, 2001
Lolita Harper It is the last piece of developable land in Costa Mesa. The last parcel of unpaved, unbuilt lima bean farm that tells the story of Orange County's agricultural history. But it has been said time and time again, it cannot stay bean fields forever. Something will be built on the 93 acres of land just north of the San Diego Freeway. The question is what. C.J. Segerstrom & Sons has tried for 20 years to develop three Home Ranch projects, the most recent one is expected to be voted on by the Costa Mesa City Council on Monday.
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