Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

NOVEMBER 7, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA-BORDER ISSUES STATUS REPORT NOVEMBER 7, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA-BORDER ISSUES STATUS REPORT NOVEMBER 7, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA-BORDER ISSUES STATUS REPORT



TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING & CODE ENFORCEMENT

DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2006

SUBJECT: BORDER ISSUES STATUS REPORT

Staff Coordinator: Kit Fox, AICP, Associate Planner

RECOMMENDATION

Review the current status of border issues.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This month’s report includes:

  • A brief report on the Ponte Vista Community Advisory Committee (PVCAC);
  • A report of the release of the Draft Program EIR for the Peninsula Village Overlay Zone (PVOZ) in Rolling Hills Estates; and,
  • A follow-up report on the Draft EIS/EIR for the Berth 97-109 Container Terminal Project (China Shipping) in the Port of Los Angeles.

BACKGROUND

The following is the regular monthly report to the City Council on various "border issues" potentially affecting the residents of Rancho Palos Verdes. The complete text of the current status report is available for review on the City’s website at:

http://palosverdes.com/rpv/planning/border_issues/2006/20061107_BorderIssues_StatusRpt.cfm

DISCUSSION

Current Border Issues

Ponte Vista Project at Former Navy Housing Site, Los Angeles (San Pedro)

The October 12, 2006, Ponte Vista Community Advisory Committee (PVCAC) meeting was canceled a few days before the meeting because the draft EIR for the project had not yet been released by the City of Los Angeles. The next PVCAC meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2006. Staff will continue to attend and report upon these meetings.

Peninsula Village Overlay Zone, Rolling Hills Estates

On October 20, 2006, the City received the attached Notice of Availability/Completion for the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DPEIR) for the Peninsula Village Overlay Zone (PVOZ) in Rolling Hills Estates. According to the notice, the PVOZ would allow for a maximum of nine hundred (900) dwelling units within the zone. The City of Rolling Hills Estates has already entitled one hundred seventeen (117) units in the PVOZ project area, with another three hundred twelve (312) units pending (see table below).

Project

Address

Existing/

Former

Use

Approved/

Proposed Use

No. of Units

Status

Rolling Hills Villas

901 Deep Valley Dr.

Parking lot

Senior condominium

41

Approved 8/3/2004

Silver Spur Court

981 Silver Spur Rd.

McDonald’s (demolished)

Mixed-use condominium

18

Approved 9/14/2004, under construction

Deep Valley Drive Condos

627 Deep Valley Dr.

Carwash

Mixed-use condominium

58

Approved 3/14/2006

Mediterranean Village

927 Deep Valley Dr.

Medical office building

Mixed-use condominium

120

Under Planning review

Unnamed Project

827 Deep Valley Dr.

Medical office building

Senior condominium adjacent to existing medical office building

16

Under Planning review

Unnamed Project by Laing Urban

Crenshaw & Indian Peak

Vacant (former buildings demolished by landslide)

Mixed-use condominium

176

Under Planning review

Total Dwelling Units Approved and/or Pending

429

 

A public meeting to accept comments on the DPEIR will be held on November 13, 2006, and the 60-day public comment period will end on December 18, 2006. Staff intends to prepare comments on the DPEIR for the City Council’s review at the December 5, 2006, City Council meeting.

Berth 97-109 Container Terminal Project, Port of Los Angeles

The City’s comments on the Draft EIS/EIR for the China Shipping project were faxed and mailed to the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) on October 4, 2006. ACOE acknowledged receipt of our comments via e-mail, but declined to extend the public comment period as we had requested. Also attached to tonight’s report is a copy of the comments submitted by the Port Community Advisory Committee (PCAC). Staff will continue to monitor this project as we await the release of the Final EIS/EIR.

New Border Issues

There are no new Border Issues on which to report at this time.

Respectfully submitted:

Joel Rojas, AICP, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement

Reviewed by:

Les Evans, City Manager

Attachments:

Notice of Availability/Completion and Executive Summary for PVOZ DPEIR

RPV comments on China Shipping Draft EIS/EIR

ACOE acknowledgment of receipt of RPV comments

PCAC comments on China Shipping Draft EIS/EIR