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TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB" GOLF AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELPOMENT PROJECT   DEPARTMENT DIVISIONS


REVISION "DDD" - SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Hesse Park Community Building, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes to consider:

Revision "DDD" to the Trump National Golf Course Project: which includes the following:
• A request to revise Grading Permit No. 1541, in order to amend the project's conditions of approval to allow the continued temporary opening of the driving range for an additional 2-year period.
• Development Agreement Revision: A Revision to the existing Development Agreement between Trump National and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes which would extend the life of the Development Agreement and Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 for an additional 2 years consistent with California State Government Code Section 66452.33, which through the Subdivision Map Act, automatically extends Tract Maps for an additional 2-year period.

  • Click here to view the September 16th City Council Staff Report on Revision "DDD"
  • Click here to view the August 28, 2014 Public Notice

LOCAL COASTAL SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT - SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

The Planning Commission of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Hesse Park Community Building, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes to consider a City initiated amendment to the City's Local Coastal Specific Plan (LCP) to allow flag poles within the Coastal Zone to exceed the City's 16-foot height limit, up to a maximum height of 70-feet, as measured from adjacent grade, subject to the following standards:

  • One flag pole per property to fly the American flag only;
  • On property owned or dedicated to the City with public access;
  • The overall property underlying and surrounding the flag pole should be a minimum of 150-acres;
  • An approved Variance Permit (to exceed the 16-foot height limit) is obtained from the Community Development Department; and,
  • The property accommodating the flag pole should provide onsite a minimum of 20 free public parking spaces, public restrooms, drinking fountain, and public bench seating.
  • Click here to view the September 9th Planning Commission Public Notice
  • Click here to view the September 9th Planning Commission Staff Report

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE EVENT AT TRUMP NATIONAL ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has approved, with conditions, a request for a Special Use Permit for the 2014 Concours d'Elegance Car Show to be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Trump National.

  • Click here to view the City's Notice of Decision for the Special Use Permit (including the Conditions of Approval)

 JULY 29, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

In response to the July 9, 2014 California Coastal Commission meeting on matters related to the Trump National project, the City Council, at its July 29, 2014 meeting will consider initiating an amendment to the City's Local Coastal Plan to allow flag poles to exceed 16' in height on property owned or dedicated to the City in the City's Coastal Zone.

  • Click here to view the July 29, 2014 City Council Staff Report on this matter.

2014 TRUMP NATIONAL WINE AND BEER FESTIVAL

On June 4, 2014, the Community Development Director approved a Special Use Permit to allow the "2014 Trump National Wine and Beer Festival" at the Trump National Golf Club and Founders Park. This will be a charity event with proceeds benefitting the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy.The festival will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The entire event will be from 12 noon to 4pm. Admission to the event will be $60.

GENERAL BACKGROUND

The Trump National Golf Course development consists of an 18-hole public golf course, a driving range, a clubhouse, a maintenance facility, 4 affordable housing units, 59 single family residential lots, public parklands, pedestrian and bicycle trails, and native habitat preserves. The subject property is approximately 261 acres in size and is located between Palos Verdes Drive South and the Pacific Ocean, and between the Portuguese Bend Beach Club on the west and the City’s Shoreline Park property on the east. The main entrance to the site is at the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive South and Forrestal Drive/Ocean Trails Drive.

A portion of the project suffered a landslide on June 2, 1999 that destroyed a major portion of the 18th golf hole. The developer obtained approval from the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the California Coastal Commission for a landslide repair plan. Repair of the landslide, which included re-building the 18th hole, was completed in late 2005.

The development was purchased by Donald Trump Properties in October 2002. On May 20, 2003, the City Council approved the relocation of some golf course tees, the addition of water features, as well as improvements to the clubhouse, including the addition of a day spa and more restaurant space. Furthermore, in June 2005, the City Council approved the construction of a driving range to replace 16 of the approved residential lots on the west side of the project.  While the Clubhouse, with its restaurants, pro shop and banquet facilities has been open since 1999, on January 17, 2006, the City Council approved the opening of the full 18-hole golf course to the public for the first time. 

In addition to the golf course, building pads have been graded to accommodate 59 residences on both ends of the project site. Of these 59 residential lots, 36 have been approved for sale through Final Map No. 50667 on the east end of the project. Currently, Trump National has constructed or is in the process of constructing homes on some of these lots. The remaining 23 residential lots on the west end of the project are not available for sale or development at this time since the Tentative Tract Map (50666) covering these lots has not been finaled.

In July 2005, Founders Park, a City park located below the Clubhouse that overlooks the ocean, was dedicated by City Officials. The City park, along with all the public trails and public parking lots are open to the public between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset.  The park and trails can be accessed from La Rotonda Drive and from Ocean Trails Drive.

The City's project planner overseeing the Trump National project is Senior Planner, So Kim. She may be contacted at (310) 544-5228 or via email at sok@rpv.com. Please contact Deputy Community Development Director, Ara Mihranian in her absence at the same number or via email at aram@rpv.com. Trump National may be contacted at (310) 265-5525.

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Planning documents associated with this project are listed below and may be accessed by clicking on each document.

 

 

 

 
Community Development Department
Planning and Zoning
Building and Safety
Code Enforcement
View Restoration and Preservation (foliage related)
Equestrian Uses
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