JULY 17, 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEETING – FOLLOW UP REPORT ON ROADWAY VEGETATION
At its July 17, 2012 meeting, the City Council will receive a follow-up report on the effectiveness of the Council approved Condition that increased the maximum height limit to 30-inches for any vegetation that grows along the median and parkway of Palos Verdes Drive South adjacent to the Terranea Resort.
- Click here to view the July 17, 2012 City Council Staff Report
- Click here to view the late correspondence from the July 17, 2012 City Council meeting
NOTICE OF FIREWORKS DISPLAY
The City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes at its June 5, 2012 meeting approved a permit for a fireworks display to be held on June 24, 2012 off of Terranea Resort in conjunction with a wedding reception.
The fireworks display will last a maximum of two minutes between 9:30pm and 10:00pm and will be launched from a barge a minimum of one-thousand feet off the coast from Terranea. The company conducting the display has submitted the required approvals from the United States Coast Guard, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the Federal Aviation Administration. A Fire Safety Officer from the Fire Department will be on site during the fireworks display. All expenses associated with this display, including the cost of notification and the Fire Safety Officer, are being borne by the permittee.
Please note that animals can become startled by fireworks, so residents are encouraged to take any necessary precautions to ensure their animals’ safety.
Inquiries should be directed to Senior Analyst, Matt Waters, at 310-544-5218 or at email@example.com.
JULY 5, 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Conditional Use Permit No. 215 Revision "P" On July 5, 2011, the City Council will consider adopting a resolution amending the Conditional Use Permit to address the roadway and median vegetation discussed at its June 21, 2011 meeting.
- Click here to view the July 5, 2011 City Council Staff Report.
- Click here to view Resolution No. 2011-48 (Conditional Use Permit No 215, 1t. al. Revision “P”)
JUNE 21, 2011 CITY COUNCIL – SIX MONTH REVIEW OF CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL
On June 21, 2011, the City Council will conduct a review of the project’s compliance with, and the adequacy of, the conditions of approval imposed by the City Council since it has been 6 months since the Final Certificate of Compliance was issued for the project. The Council’s six month review is in accordance with Condition No. 16. The June 21st City Council meeting will be held at 7pm at Hesse Park Community Room located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.
- Click here to view the June 21, 2011 City Council Staff Report
- Click here to view the late correspondence submitted at June 21, 2011 City Council Meeting
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL. REVISION “O”
The applicant, Destination Development, for the Terranea Resort and Spa is requesting the City Council’s consideration of Revision “O” to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al. The applicant’s request is to extend the condition compliance deadline date from April 9, 2010 to June 21, 2010. The City Council is scheduled to consider the applicant’s request at its Tuesday, April 6, 2010 meeting at Hesse Park Community Building. However, Staff is recommending that this item be continued to the April 20th City Council meeting to allow additional time to determine condition compliance.
- Click here to view the public notice
- Click here to view the April 6th City Council Staff Report
- Click here to view the April 20th City Council Staff Report
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL. REVISION “N”
The applicant, Destination Development, for the Terranea Resort and Spa is requesting the City Council’s consideration of Revision “N” to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al. The applicant’s request is to extend the condition compliance deadline date from January 4, 2010 to April 9, 2010. The City Council is scheduled to consider the applicant’s request at its Tuesday, January 19, 2010 meeting at Hesse Park Community Building.
- Click here to view the January 19, 2010 City Council Staff Report on Revision “N” to CUP No. 215 et. al.
- Click here to view the public notice
TERRANEA OPENS FOR BUSINESS
The Terranea Resort and Spa opened for business on Friday, June 12, 2009. Included in the opening are the hotel room accommodations, banquet and conference facilities, restaurants and the spa and fitness center, and the 9-hole golf course. Additionally, the City Council approved public amenities are now available for use.
The public amenities include two free public parking lots (the Fishing Access parking lot and the on-site Coastal Access parking lot), public trails including coastal access trails, overlooks, a sandy beach (chaise lounge chairs, umbrellas and cabanas are available for non-hotel guests for a fee), a public snack shop located on the coastal access trail, public restrooms (including an outdoor shower for beach goers), drinking fountains, interpretative signs along the public trails, bicycle racks, picnic tables, benches, and viewing stations (.25 fee that goes to non-profit organizations associated with improving water quality and marine ecology).
Unless otherwise noted, the public amenities listed above are available for free during City park hours (one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset).
PROPOSED TOT REBATE AND FUTURE RESIDENT RATES ABANDONED
On July 7, 2009, the City Council approved a Hotel Incentive Program Ordinance No. 490. Subject to certain conditions contained in the Ordinance No. 490 and a related Covenant Agreement (the “Agreement”), the Ordinance would have enabled the Terranea Resort to apply for participation in the Hotel Incentive Program (the “Program”).
Terranea did not enroll in the Incentive Program to receive a rebate from the City of the TOT collected from the Resort. Had Terranea enrolled in the Program, it would have provided certain discounts to residents of the City in exchange for TOT rebates. The City Council elected to rescind the Hotel Incentive Program, including the TOT rebates and resident discounts, by enacting Ordinance No. 497 on September 1, 2009.
Additional information can be found as follows:
Links to the staff reports, Powerpoint files presented to the City Council and the archived video stream of the City Council review of this matter can be found via the Agenda for the following meetings of the City Council:
Additional Background About The Project
On April 26, 2000, Destination Resorts International submitted the initial applications for development of a hotel and golf course resort that encompassed the Long Point property (the former Marineland property at 6610 PVDS) and the City’s Upper Pt. Vicente property. After a Draft EIR was prepared and circulated to the public, public hearings on the merits of the project applications by the Planning Commission began on April 10, 2001 and concluded on October 9, 2001. The Planning Commission forwarded a recommendation to the City Council for approval of 5 golf holes and an 8.2-acre passive/active recreational area on the City’s Upper Pt. Vicente property and 4 golf holes, a golf practice facility and resort hotel on the Long Point site. On October 16, 2001, the City Council voted unanimously to deny the use of the City’s Pt. Vicente property for the proposed project. At the applicant’s request, on November 7, 2001, the City Council agreed to place the public hearings on hold until May 7, 2002 to allow the applicant time to consider their options.
On April 22, 2002, the developer formally submitted a revised project to the Planning Department for consideration. The revised project no longer included the Upper Point Vicente property and was modified to a resort hotel with a golf academy and driving range amenity. On May 7, 2002, the City Council held a joint meeting with the Planning Commission and Finance Advisory Committee, during which the Developer presented the revised project site plan for the Resort. At that time, the Council unanimously agreed to keep the discussion of the proposed project applications at the Council level, rather than remanding the project back to the Planning Commission or Finance Advisory Committee and certified the project EIR. As such, the City Council conducted public hearings on the revised project on June 18, July 16, August 6, and August 28, 2002. Concurrently, the Planning Commission considered the applicant’s request for a Variance to allow the construction of a hotel swimming pool and public beach facility in the City’s Coastal Setback Zone at its July 23, 2002 meeting and recommended approval of said lower pool facility.
On August 28, 2002, the City Council approved the following project, with 205 conditions of approval:
- A 400-room resort hotel (bungalows included) with a golf academy/practice facility (3 golf holes)
- 50 casitas (a maximum of 3 keys per unit)
- 32 single keyed villa units
- conference center, golf club house, a spa, related commercial uses, restaurants, public trails and park areas, coastal access points, 100 public parking spaces, natural open space and habitat areas.
The City Council’s decision was appealed to the California Coastal Commission and the appeal hearing occurred on June 11, 2003. The Coastal Commission denied the appeal, thereby approving the project with special conditions, essentially approving the same project approved by the City Council. Formal adoption of the conditions of approval by the Coastal Commission occurred on August 7, 2003. On October 7, 2003, the City Council formally accepted the modifications made by the Coastal Commission and the additional conditions of approval.
On May 17, 2005, the City Council approved a number of minor changes to the hotel design and layout determining that the changes were all in substantial conformance with the City’s final 2003 approval. In addition, on March 21, 2006, the City Council approved a change to project’s golf amenity, allowing a 9-hole short game golf course to replace a 3-hole practice facility. Furthermore, on December 5, 2006, the City Council approved minor modifications to grading, building ridgeline elevations, buildings and hotel operations and accepted an updated site plan and grading plan based on the revised project plans. To view the revised site plan click here. The California Coastal Commission has also approved all of these changes.
The demolition of the remaining buildings and infrastructure from the former Marineland development occurred in the Summer of 2006 and the complete clearing of the site began in February 2007. The grading permit was issued on May 31, 2007 and grading and construction of the site is currently underway. It is expected that the hotel will be open and operational by June 2009.
The City’s project planner overseeing the Long Point Project is Principal Planner Ara Mihranian. He may be contacted at (310) 544-5228or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Long Point Development LLC may be contacted at 310-802-7400.
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