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City of Laguna Beach
Community Development

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, Ca 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0713 


9/13/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 091317
 
Subject :Laguna Canyon Planning Study - Review Final Draft
Contact :Wendy Jung    (949) 497-0321
    

September 12, 2017

Gregory Pfost
Director of Community Development
(949) 497-0712

LAGUNA CANYON PLANNING STUDY – REVIEW FINAL DRAFT REPORT AT CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

The City of Laguna Beach and consultant MIG will continue their efforts on the Laguna Canyon Planning Study Project on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, during the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (505 Forest Avenue). The focus of the planning study is to review zoning and development standards in Laguna Canyon.

The Laguna Canyon Planning Study has been presented as a draft report to the Planning Commission in a series of three hearings, and will conclude with a final hearing before the City Council. MIG will present the final draft report that includes suggested modifications to existing planning documents, including the Laguna Canyon Annexation Area Specific Plan, Sarah Thurston Park Specific Plan and zoning for the areas outside of the specific plans. Attention has been given to establishing standards for defining key descriptive terms such as rustic, rural and small scale, and potential modifications to zoning districts and development standards. A copy of the final draft report is available to review on the project webpage (link included below).

The current effort is a “planning study,” and provides only suggested modifications for consideration. Many of the issues raised by staff and through public correspondence and testimony from the community during this process will be afforded the opportunity to be further analyzed during a more detailed Code/Plan amendment process, when and if directed by the City Council to update the City’s Municipal Code and the applicable Specific Plans.

For more information on the Laguna Canyon Planning Study Project please contact: Wendy Jung, Senior Planner at (949) 497-0321; wjung@lagunabeachcity.net or visit: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/cd/planning/mjrplanginitv/lgncnyplnsty.htm

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