UPDATE: LA FITNESS HEALTH CLUB FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR)

LA FITNESS HEALTH CLUB (POSTED 6/7/17)

An application has been submitted for a 37,000 sq. ft. single-story health club within the Shops at Rossmoor retail center. The proposed project would be built on an existing parking lot, and the surrounding parking lot would be reconfigured to accommodate the parking demands of the proposed use and the center. The health club would provide membership-based fitness services, including access to exercise equipment, group fitness classes, and personal fitness training (see Exhibit 3 of the NOP, Floor Plan).

The health club is proposed to operate seven days a week. Hours of operation would be 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on and Sunday.

The Draft EIR was available for public review and comment between March 9, 2017 through April 24, 2017. All EIR related comments received during this period were incorporated into the Final EIR.

Final EIR – With Incorporated Comments and Responses (Volume I)
Final EIR – Appendices A-H (Volume II)
Final EIR – Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program

A copy of the Draft EIR can be obtained from the link above or reviewed in person at the addresses listed below.

City Hall
211 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos
Library
12700 Montecito Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Leisure World Library
2300 Beverly Manor Rd
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Mary Wilson Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740

This item is scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission on Monday, June 19, 2017. If you have any questions about the document or the proposed project, please contact:

Steve Fowler, Assistant Planner
City of Seal Beach Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
or
sfowler@sealbeachca.gov


BAY THEATER DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION (Neg Dec)

BAY THEATER RESTORATION

The Bay Theater Restoration Project involves restoration of the theater into a luxury entertainment venue that will feature art movies and live entertainment designed to be integrated with the surrounding environment of restaurants and boutiques in the Old Town area of the City. The existing building features slightly more than 7,000 square feet in three stories with the first floor theater comprising about 5,000 square feet and 475 seats. The proposed renovation will also restore a combined 2,200 square feet of office and apartment space on the second and third floors of the building. The third floor apartment will be utilized by the on-site management firm that will run the facility. Bay Theater event parking will be provided primarily on an off-site basis at the parking lot of the nearby Chase Bank.

A Negative Declaration (Neg Dec) was completed for the proposed project. The Draft Neg Dec is available for public review and comment between April 25, 2017 through May 15, 2017.

Bay Theater Restoration Draft Negative Declaration

A copy of the Draft Neg Dec can be obtained through the links above or reviewed in person at the addresses listed below.

City Hall
211 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos
Library
12700 Montecito Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Leisure World Library
2300 Beverly Manor Rd
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Mary Wilson Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Please send your comments by the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2017. Please send responses to:

Crystal Landavazo, Senior Planner
City of Seal Beach Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
or
clandavazo@sealbeachca.gov


LA FITNESS HEALTH CLUB DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR)

LA FITNESS HEALTH CLUB

An application has been submitted for a 37,000 sq. ft. single-story health club within the Shops at Rossmoor retail center. The proposed project would be built on an existing parking lot, and the surrounding parking lot would be reconfigured to accommodate the parking demands of the proposed use and the center. The health club would provide membership-based fitness services, including access to exercise equipment, group fitness classes, and personal fitness training (see Exhibit 3 of the NOP, Floor Plan).

The health club is proposed to operate seven days a week. Hours of operation would be 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m.  to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m.  to 8:00 p.m. on and Sunday.

A Draft Environmental Impact Report has been completed for the proposed project. The Draft EIR is available for public review and comment between March 9, 2017 through April 24, 2017.

Draft EIR - LA Fitness Health Club EIR

A copy of the Draft EIR can be obtained from the link above or reviewed in person at the addresses listed below.

City Hall
211 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos
Library
12700 Montecito Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Leisure World Library
2300 Beverly Manor Rd
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Mary Wilson Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Please send your comments by the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2017. Please send responses to:

Steve Fowler, Assistant Planner
City of Seal Beach Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
or
sfowler@sealbeachca.gov


SEAL BEACH WATER INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Seal Beach Water Infrastructure Capital Improvement Projects

The City of Seal Beach (City) has prepared this document to assess the potential environmental effects of improving seven (7) water infrastructure facilities as part of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). As a result of the City’s Water Master Plan Update in 2012, these CIP projects address aging and damaged public works infrastructure in preparation for future growth and extreme events. In addition to the water system projects, the City also proposes utility upgrades and structural repairs to the Seal Beach Pier. Compliance with CEQA is required because the City is requesting Joint Powers Authority funding for these improvements and the potential effects shall be evaluated holistically to assess for any potential cumulative effects. The City is seeking approval for six (6) water system maintenance, upgrades, and relocation projects; and one (1) beach and pier project to rehabilitate the Seal Beach Pier. An Initial Study (IS) and Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) were prepared and are currently available for public review and comment. The public comment period for this project is March 7, 2017 through April 5, 2017.

CIP Projects Notice of Intent (NOI)
CIP Projects Initial Study & Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)

A copy of the Notice of Intent and IS/MND can be obtained from the link above or reviewed in person at the addresses listed below.

City Hall
211 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Library
12700 Montecito Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Leisure World Library
2300 Beverly Manor Rd
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Mary Wilson Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Please send your comments by the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2017. Please send responses to:
David Spitz, Associate Engineer
City of Seal Beach Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
or
dspitz@sealbeachca.gov


Planning Projects Under Review

Tentative Tract map 17925 – 232-244 17th Street

The Planning Division is currently reviewing a Tentative Tract Map application. The proposed subdivision will consolidate three existing legal parcels and create five parcels out of existing odd-shaped lots that include a government-owned diagonal railroad easement through the properties. The proposed map contemplates that one single-family residential structure will be built on each of four 28.125-feet-wide lots, with the fifth lot to be left as is. The Project will require City approval of the Tentative Tract Map. The proposed Project requires compliance with environmental procedures (CEQA and CEQA Guidelines). A Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared in conjunction with this application and is currently available for public review and comment. The public comment period for this project is February 9, 2017 through March  13, 2017. The Project Plan will also require a Coastal Development Permit.

Mitigated Negative Declaration – Tentative Tract Map 17925

A copy of the Initial Study can be obtained from the link above or reviewed in person at the addresses listed below.

City Hall
211 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Library
12700 Montecito Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Leisure World Library
2300 Beverly Manor Rd
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Mary Wilson Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740


Please send your comments by the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2017. Please send responses to:
Steve Fowler, Assistant Planner
City of Seal Beach Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
or
sfowler@sealbeachca.gov