5. DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT FOR ORANGE COUNTY. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's Long Beach office at (562) 590-5071.
6. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
7. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs) See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
a. City of Laguna Beach LCP Amendment No. LGB-MAJ-1-11 (Flood, Major Remodel & Sustainability). Public hearing and action on request by City of Laguna Beach to amend the Implementation Plan to allow development on nonconforming lots and additions to legal nonconforming structures without a variance; establish/clarify what constitutes a ‘major remodel’ and redefine the term ‘kitchen’; update the floodplain/hazards ordinance; change grading/construction material hauling hours, modify threshold for development requiring design review, modify design review noticing requirements, exempt elevator shafts from floor area calculation, update residential development guidelines, and revise City hedge height claim process. (MV-LB)
a. Appeal No. A-5-LGB-12-67 (Ratner, Laguna Beach)Appeal by Commissioners Brennan & Stone from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting permit with conditions to Bruce C. Ratner for substantial demolition, modifications and upper level addition to existing 6,135 sq. ft. residence and pool/spa on 8410 sq. ft. oceanfront lot, at 24 Lagunita Drive, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (JDA-LB)
a. Application No. 5-09-105 (Norberg Family Trust, Laguna Beach)Application of Norberg Family Trust for addition to single-story single family home consisting of 307 cu.yds. cut/fill grading to construct semi-subterranean, 860 sq.ft. new lower level within footprint of existing residence to include 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room plus 326 sq.ft. utility/storage room; addition of lower level paved patio with outdoor spa and shower, outdoor half spiral stair to access new lower level; repairs to 355 sq.ft. wood balcony deck; plus interior remodel of existing home, at 86 South La Senda (Three Arch Bay), Laguna Beach, Orange County. (LR-LB)
b. Appeal No. A-5-DPT-05-306 (Safari, Dana Point)Application of Mehrdad Safari to construct 14,017 sq.ft., 2-story, single-family home, 9-car parking garage, 2 separate 1-story accessory buildings totaling 3,407 sq. feet, and landscape/hardscape on vacant 14.66 ac. lot; construction of retaining walls and grading to remediate landslides along Caribbean Drive and grading to prepare site for development consisting of 15,452 cu.yds. cut, 9,402 cu.yds. fill and 6,050 cu.yds. export to location outside of coastal zone; creation of on-site 700 sq.ft. wetland mitigation and native habitat due to grading, at 32354 Caribbean Drive, Dana Point, Orange County. (FSY-LB)
a. Permit No. 5-07-163-A (Hammond, Laguna Beach)Request by Mark S Hammond for addition of 185 sq.ft. wood deck and gas fire feature at landward side of lot, construct wood and decomposed granite, at-grade patio in place of previously approved water feature at seaward side of home, and construct concrete stairs at northwest corner of site adjacent to home to accommodate fire access, at 58 N La Senda (Three Arch Bay), Laguna Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) [WITHDRAWN]
b. Permit No. 5-82-291-A4 (S.H.C. Laguna Niguel, L.L.C., Dana Point)Request by S.H.C. Laguna Niguel, L.L.C. for remodel and addition of Ritz-Carlton Hotel consisting of adding 29,796 sq.ft. meeting space; conversion of existing meeting space and infill areas into 24 new guest rooms and 2 new casitas, and enhancing hotel’s exterior hardscape, landscape, pool, and guestroom patio areas, at 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, Orange County. (FSY-LB)
Future Meetings: The next meetings of the Coastal Commission are May 9-11 in Marin County and June 13-15 in Huntington Beach.