o7Here are some items the Planning Commission will consider tonight:
CONDO CONVER- SION PARKING
The commission will consider requiring more parking spaces when
property owners want to convert duplexes into condos for sale. The
city now has two different parking requirements for new projects --
one for properties in the coastal zone and old Corona del Mar, and
another for the rest of the city. When duplexes are converted,
they're required to meet only the standard in place at the time they
were built. That results in property owners providing fewer
off-street parking spaces for condos.
The City Council agreed last month to require more parking for
condo conversions of buildings with three or more units, but it left
duplexes alone after a number of residents complained they wouldn't
be able to meet more stringent parking requirements.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Opposition from some owners of duplexes is likely, but the staff
recommendation is to make city code more consistent by increasing the
parking requirement. If the commission agrees to the changes, the
council will have the final say.
DOMINGO VILLAS CONVERSION
The owner of an eight-unit complex on Domingo Drive wants to
convert the apartments to condos for sale and has planned renovations
such as new windows, landscaping and large decks. The city had failed
to notify tenants of the complex about a hearing set for July 25, so
it was rescheduled.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Staff members recommend approving the condo conversion.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Newport Beach Planning Commission meeting
WHEN: 6:30 tonight
WHERE: City Council chambers, City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd.
INFO: Call (949) 644-3200
or visit o7www.city.newport- beach.ca.us.f7