Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 14-007 analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction of a 37-unit apartment building that is 100 percent affordable (except for one manager’s unit) on an approximately 0.99 acre vacant lot. Entitlements include a General Plan Amendment (GPA), a Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA), and a Conditional Use Permit (CUP). The GPA is required to amend the land use designation from RM-15 (Residential Medium Density–15 dwelling units per acre [du/ac]) to RH-35 (Residential High Density-35 du/ac). The RH-35 designation would allow a maximum of 34 units on the site. The ZMA is required to amend the zoning designation from RM to RH. The CUP is required, pursuant to the City of Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance for the development of a four-story apartment building consisting of 36 affordable dwelling units and 1 unrestricted income unit and 68 parking spaces (plus 1 moving van space); to develop on a site with a grade differential of 3 feet or greater; to request a density bonus for 3 units; and to request affordable housing incentives for increased building height, deviation from minimum unit sizes, and deviation from minimum upper-story setbacks. A reduction in parking is requested, pursuant to the State of California Density Bonus Law, for 1.0 space for 1-bedroom units, and 2.0 spaces for 2 and 3-bedroom units. The four-story apartment building consists of one level of parking with three levels of residential units (10 one-bedroom units, 15 two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units). The development includes 7,191 sq. ft. of common open space, 3,840 sq. ft. private open space, a 1,007 sq. ft. community room.
The public comment period for Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 2014-007 began on Thursday, February 18, 2016 and will conclude on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:00PM.
A copy of the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration is on file with the Community Development Department, City of Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Huntington Beach, California 92648. A copy of Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 2014-007 is also available for review at the Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, California, 92647, the City Clerk’s Office, 2000 Main St., 2nd Floor, Huntington Beach, California; and on the internet at http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/Government/Departments/Planning/Environmentalreports.cfm.
Subsequent to the comment period, a public hearing will be scheduled before the City of Huntington Beach Planning Commission. The public hearing is tentatively scheduled for mid May 2016.
Any person wishing to comment on the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration may do so in writing within 20 days of this notice by providing written comments to Tess Nguyen, Associate Planner, City of Huntington Beach, Community Development Department, 2000 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.