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The City of Rancho Palos Verdes hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the City CEQA Guidelines, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes has prepared and completed the Final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Marymount College Facilities Expansion project.  Click here to view the Final EIR.

The Planning Commission of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will conduct a continued public hearing on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7:00 pm to receive public testimony, among other things, on the Final EIR for the proposed project.  The public hearing will be held at the Hesse Park Community Building located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.   

The Project applications consist of Zoning Case No. ZON2003-00317 (Revision “E,” to Conditional Use Permit No. 9, a Grading Permit, a Variance Permit, and a Sign Permit).  The Project involves renovations to the campus consisting of the demolition of 7 of the 13 existing buildings, the modernization and expansion of 4 existing buildings (14,916 square feet), the construction of 6 buildings including a new library, athletic building and two resident hall buildings (121,092 square feet), the relocation/reconfiguration of recreational facilities, parking areas (463 off-street parking spaces), and the entry drive, and various site improvements.  The proposed two residence hall buildings will accommodate (128 rooms) 255 persons (250 students and 5 adult supervisors).  Additionally, the applicant proposes to conduct 102,000 cubic yards of earth movement (51,000 cubic yards of cut and 51,000 cubic yards of fill) that will be balanced on-site.  The proposed Project would occur entirely within the boundaries of the existing 24.57-acre campus.  No change to the College’s existing academic operation or student enrollment limit is proposed under the current development application.
The October 28, 2008 public hearing will be the first of a number of public hearings on the project, including the FEIR.  If you have any comments or concerns about the proposed project that you would like to be considered by the Planning Commission, please communicate those thoughts in writing to the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement.  All interested parties are invited to submit comments and attend and give testimony at the public hearings.

Written materials, including emails, submitted to the City are public records and may be posted on the City’s website.  In addition, City meetings may be televised and may be accessed through the City's website.  Accordingly, you may wish to omit personal information from your oral presentation or written materials as it may become part of the public record regarding an agendized item.

A copy of all relevant materials including the project Final EIR and revised project plans are on file in the offices of the Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, and are available for review from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

In addition to City Hall, the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project, consisting of the Responses to Comments, the Mitigation Monitoring Program, the Errata to the Draft EIR, and the Appendix Excerpt on the Recent Project Revisions, are currently available for public review at the following locations:

            Fred Hesse Park Community Building
                        29301 Hawthorne Blvd.
                        Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

            Miraleste Library
                        29089 Palos Verdes Drive East
                        Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

            Palos Verdes Main Library
                        650 Deep Valley Drive
                        Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
The Final Environmental Impact Report is also available for public review on the City’s website at www.palosverdes.com/rpv under the Marymount College link.

Inquiries regarding the proposed project should be directed to Ara Michael Mihranian, Principal Planner, at (310) 544-5228, or via email at aram@rpv.com or Joel Rojas, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement at 310-544-5228 or via email at joelr@rpv.com.

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

STATE GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65009 NOTICE:  If you challenge this application 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 Rancho Palos Verdes at, or prior to, the public hearing.



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