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320 Knob Hill Ave Kensington Assisted Living Project approved by City Council

 

On February 16, 2016, the City Council reopened the public hearing and took a number of actions related to approving RBUSD’s project to develop 320 Knob Hill as a Senior Assisted Living Facility.  The final approval of the project will be dependent on (1) the outcome of a June 7th public vote on the project, (2) certification of the proposed amendments by the Coastal Commission, and (3) the City’s subsequent approval of any suggested modifications by the Coastal Commission.   The City Council designated Councilmember Jeff Ginsburg as a signatory to the ballot argument to be written in support of the project.

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CITY OF REDONDO BEACH NOTICES FOR THE KENSINGTON ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
 
(1) NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/CERTIFY FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 2013121065), FINDINGS, AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM (INCLUDING MODIFIED MITIGATION MEASURES), AND IN THE ALTERNATIVE ADOPTION OF A CEQA EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO CEQA GUIDELINES SECTION 15265.
(2) NOTICE OF INTENT TO INTRODUCE & ADOPT RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES WHICH CONTAIN AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY CHARTER (ARTICLE XXVII), GENERAL PLAN, AND LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM (INCLUDING THE COASTAL LAND USE PLAN AND THE COASTAL ZONING) RELATED TO PERMITTED USES OF THE PROPERTY.
(3) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF REDONDO BEACH REAFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S CONDITIONAL APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, PLANNING COMMISSION DESIGN REVIEW, COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, AND VESTING TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 72314 AS CONTAINED IN RESOLUTION NO. 2015-10-PCR-019.
(4) NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION OF SUBMITTAL SENDING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY’S LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM TO THE COASTAL COMMISSION FOR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL AND A CONCURRENT REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION TO RESPOND TO COASTAL COMMISSION’S ACTIONS.
(5) NOTICE OF AVAILABILITIY AND CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF SAMPLE BALLOT MATERIALS (INCLUDING A TRAFFIC IMPACT REPORT) PREPARED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE XXVII (MAJOR CHANGES IN ALLOWABLE LAND USE) OF THE REDONDO BEACH CITY CHARTER
(5) NOTICE OF MOTION BY THE GOVERNING BODY (CITY COUNCIL) TO PLACE AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL PLAN, THE LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM (INCLUDING THE COASTAL LAND USE PLAN AND THE COASTAL ZONING), AND ARTICLE XXVII OF THE CITY CHARTER UP TO A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.  CITY COUNCIL WILL ALSO CONSIDER ADOPTING A RESOLUTION ORDERING AN ELECTION, A RESOLUTION CONSOLIDATING WITH THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION OR MUNICIPAL ELECTION (OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE ORDERING A SPECIAL ELECTION), AND A RESOLUTION SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING OF WRITTEN ARGUMENTS, AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS.

To: All Interested Persons, Public, Agencies, and Applicant

From: City of Redondo Beach
Notice: December 17, 2015
Project Title: Kensington Assisted Living Facility
Project Location: 320 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach (northwest corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Knob Hill Avenue)

Project Description: The 3.37-acre project site is developed with ten existing structures totaling approximately 23,242 square feet, parking, and ornamental landscaping including some mature trees.  The project site was formerly developed in 1960 as a school. The majority of the project site is occupied by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for administrative offices and special education services.

The project includes the demolition of nine of the ten existing structures; the construction and operation of a two story building totaling approximately 80,000 gross square feet containing a 96-suite assisted living facility (Residential Care for the Elderly) accommodating up to 130 people; and the reuse/rehabilitation of an existing one-story 2,600 square foot building located at the northwestern corner of the site, which may potentially become available for a community use, on property located within the Public Community Facility (P-CF) Zone.  The Project also includes amendments to the City’s General Plan, Coastal Land Use Plan, and Coastal Zoning which would make Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly conditionally permissible in the Public Community Facility Zone (“Proposed Amendments”). The City will also consider submitting proposed amendments to Article XXVII of the City Charter up to a vote of the people.  The Charter amendments (Section 27.6) would exempt suggested modifications, proposed by Coastal Commission related to the Kensington project, from the requirements contained in Article XXVII of the City Charter.

Public Hearing: The City Council of the City of Redondo Beach is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Project on January 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the City Council Chambers, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach CA, 90277. At the hearing, the City Council will review and consider: the approval/certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Findings, and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) (and in the alternative find the Proposed Amendments are Exempt from CEQA, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines § 15265); the Planning Commission’s recommendations for approval of the Proposed Amendments to the General Plan and Local Coastal Program (including the Coastal Land Use plan and the Coastal Zoning) related to permitted uses of the property as contained in Resolutions 2015-10-PCR-017 and No. 2015-10-PCR-018; reaffirming the Planning Commission’s conditional approval of the project entitlements including; Conditional Use Permit, Planning Commission Design Review, Coastal Development Permit, and Vesting Tentative Parcel Map No. 72314; the adoption of a Resolution of Submittal which will send the Proposed Amendments to the Coastal Commission; consideration of the Article XXVII Sample Ballot Materials (including a Traffic Analysis) pursuant to Article XXVII of the City Charter. Additionally, the City Council will consider approval of a Motion to approve an Initiative for a vote of the People and to submit the sample ballot materials. The City Council’s procedures generally include a presentation by staff, the applicant and a question and comment period open to the public and followed by deliberations by the City Council.

If you challenge this matter in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Redondo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Document Availability: The architectural plans/drawings, environmental documents, Proposed Amendments (including the Charter amendments) and other background documents and studies referenced are available for review at the City of Redondo Beach, Community Development Department, Planning Division counter, 415 Diamond Street, Door E, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 during Planning Division operating hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the counter being closed for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. City Hall is closed every other Friday. The Final Environmental Impact Report and the Article XXVII Sample Ballot Materials will also be available at both of the City’s libraries and on the City’s website at www.redondo.org.
 

PUBLISH December 17, 2015, Easy Reader

The public hearing referenced in the notice will continue to the February 16, 2016 City Council meeting.

January 19, 2016 Public Hearing Agenda Link

February 16, 2016 Public Hearing Agenda Link

 
Article XXVII Traffic Analysis

Architectural Drawings

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

Response to Comments and Mitigation Measure & Monitoring Report (MMRP)

Appendix A - Initial Study Comments and Scoping Materials

Appendix B - Visual Impact Assessment

Appendix C - Air Quality and Climate Change Assessment

Appendix D - Historical Resource Report
 
Appendix E - Preliminary Geotechnical Engineering Report
 
Appendix F - Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan / Low Impact Development Plan
 
Appendix G - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
 
Appendix H1 - Noise Impact Analysis
 
Appendix H2- Supplemental Noise Assessment

Appendix I - Fire Response Analysis
 
Appendix J - Traffic Impact Analysis
 
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)

( Notice of Continued Public Hearing )

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