Notice of Public Meeting And NOI

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.

Notice of Preparation Review Period: February 6, 2023 – March 7, 2023
Scoping Meeting: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 6:00 P.M. at City Council Chambers, 211 Eighth Street.

The purpose of this Notice of Preparation (NOP) is to notify potential Responsible Agencies that the Lead Agency, the City of Seal Beach, will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Old Ranch Country Club Specific Plan Project and to solicit comments and suggestions regarding (1) the scope and content of the EIR and (2) the environmental issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIR (California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA] Guidelines Section 15082). This NOP also provides notice to interested parties, organizations, and individuals of the preparation of the EIR and requests comments on the scope and contents of the environmental document.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Proposed development at 3901 Lampson Avenue (Old Ranch Country Club) of a 116-unit, 4-level (188,500 SF) multi-family housing development; a 51-unit 3-level senior housing complex including a 25,340-SF medical office facility on the ground floor; a 150-key overnight accommodation (109,015 SF), including a bar and lounge and a specialty restaurant; a relocated maintenance facility (2,650 SF); and a 3-level parking structure with 591 stalls (226,441 SF), with 4 tennis courts on the top level. A total of 1,042 parking spaces are proposed. The project also entails a new clubhouse pool and associated structures (21,000 SF) abutting the existing clubhouse. The Project would also include new connecting drive aisles/streets, surface parking areas, and landscaping in addition to a reconfigured driving range from two-way to a two-level one-way. Other improvements related to recontouring of the golf course and changes pertaining to the flood plain easement and drainage reconfiguration would occur.

The following documents are available for review:

Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 7, 2023 to:
Shaun Temple, AICP
Planning Manager
City of Seal Beach, Community Development Department
211 Eighth Street
Seal Beach, California 90740
562.431.2527 ext. 1316


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Environmental Quality Control Board (EQCB) of the City of Seal Beach will hold a special public meeting in the City Council Chamber at 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be considered. The EQCB will consider a draft Negative Declaration prepared for the following project:

Project Description and Location (G&M Oil): An application for Conditional Use Permit (CUP 19-07) and Variance (VAR 22-01), involving the demolition of an existing fueling station at 1300 Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach (APN 043-133-20) and the removal of a surface parking lot at 328 13th Street, Seal Beach (APN 043-133-18) and the reconstruction of a new service station, including a new canopy along with a new 1,200 square foot mini market. The new development will be located at 1300 Pacific Coast Highway and 328 13th Street. The Variance involves a request for waiver of various development standards. The project also includes a change of zone for property at 328 13th Street from Residential High Density -20 to General Commercial and an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Designation from Residential High Density to Commercial General.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT  the City of Seal Beach proposes to adopt a Negative Declaration for the above-cited Project. The Negative Declaration is based on the finding that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment. Copies of the Negative Declaration (ND) and supporting materials are available for review at the following locations during the Public Comment Period (September 15, 2022 through October 17, 2022):

1. City of Seal Beach Community Development Dept., 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, California 90740. 2. City of Seal Beach website: Development/Planning & Development/Environmental Documents Under Review)
3. Gas Station IS-ND (KH 8-11)

Written comments on the Negative Declaration must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2022 to:

Art Bashmakian, AICP, Interim Senior Planner
211 Eighth Street
Community Development Department
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-2527, ext. 1316

A separate notice will be mailed and published announcing the public hearing meeting date - when the Planning Commission meets to consider the Negative Declaration and the Project.