Dana Point Doheny Village Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting Wednesday May 20 2020

Doheny Village Plan Image Courtesy of The City of Dana Point
Doheny Village Plan Image Courtesy of The City of Dana Point

The Dana Point Doheny Village Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting is Wednesday May 20 2020.
You can submit comments and watch live online at 5:00pm.

The City of Dana Point is in the midst of a comprehensive planning effort for the Doheny Village area of Capistrano Beach.

The City invites interested parties to participate in the scoping meeting for the proposed project in order to learn more about the project, ask questions, and submit comments.

Doheny Village Scoping Meeting Purpose

Present the proposed project
Describe the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Process
Receive public comments

Doheny Village EIR Scoping Meeting Presentation May 20 2020 is Online

Dana Point Community Engagement For Doheny Village Scoping Meeting

Submit Questions and Comments By Email

Submit any comments or questions to bdeines@danapoint.org by 4:00pm on Wednesday May 20 2020.

Questions or comments received will be read into the record during the scoping meeting and any questions will be answered.

Extended Date to Submit Comments

May 28 2020: Agencies, parties, organizations, and individuals regarding the preparation of the EIR.

Submit Comments to:
Ms. Belinda Ann Deines, Principal Planner City of Dana Point
Planning Division
33282 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California 92629 bdeines@danapoint.org 949.248.3570

Speak During The Meeting

You may speak by telephone during the Meeting.

To make this arrangement, please submit a request to speak by sending an email to bdeines@danapoint.org by 4:00pm on Wednesday May 20 2020.

Watch Live or Achieved on Dana Point’s YouTube Channel

Dana Point Doheny Village Environmental Impact Report Schedule

Notice of Preparation (30 Day Public Review Period)
March 13 2020 thru April 13 2020

Draft EIR (45-Day Public Review Period)
Fall 2020 (tentative)

Planning Commission/City Council Public Hearings
Winter 2021 (tentative)

California Coastal Commission Review
Spring 2021 (tentative)

Dana Point Doheny Village Plan Timeline

May 20 2020: Doheny Village Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting Presentation May 20 2020 is Online

October 24 2019: Doheny Village Districts Zoning Draft

June 28 2019: City staff met with interested stakeholders to provide an overview of zoning code update progress in the past year.

January 2019-March 2019: Working Group reviews development and parking standards

The Working Group is focused on reviewing development standards for each of the three core areas within The Village.
The majority of structures in The Village were developed under the Orange County Zoning Code and Capistrano Beach Specific Plan.
The Group researched how the City’s current zoning code requirements have limited redevelopment of existing properties since 1989.
The Group seeks to draft and adopt flexible standards that are appropriate for the neighborhood.

In October 2017, DVMA and local stakeholders have worked together on a monthly basis with City staff to develop a community-driven plan for the future of The Village.
In the past year, the following short-term goals have been completed:

City Council adopted Doheny Village Working Group Guiding Principles
City staff suspended work on the draft Environmental Impact Report
City Council approved the Zone Text Amendment to allow greater flexibility for redevelopment of nonconforming structures and uses
Working Group developed new zoning districts and draft zoning map
Working Group proposes modifications to existing, proposed, and prohibited land uses

In March 2016, the draft code was informally distributed and community members expressed issues related to parking, nonconforming uses, and development standards.
Comprised of long-term business owners, property owners, and village residents, Doheny Village Merchants’ Association (“DVMA”) was formed in late 2016 to address concerns with the proposed plan.

In 2015, the City Council awarded a contract to Opticos Design, Inc. to build off the effort of ROMA Design Group and prepare implementation language for The Village to be incorporated into the City’s zoning code.
A key component of Opticos’ work plan was to facilitate a community design charrette to engage the community and solicit additional input.

In 2010, the City Council selected ROMA Design Group to prepare the Doheny Village Plan for the project area commonly referenced as Doheny Village (“The Village”), and the project included public outreach and resulted in a draft document in 2013.

Doheny Village Plan Documents are Online

Doheny Village Zoning EIR Scoping Presentation May 20 2020 is Online

Doheny Village Working Group Guiding Principles

The Dana Point Doheny Village Form Based Code August 29 2016

Roma Draft Plan: Doheny Village Plan Draft July 2013

Doheny Village Plan Future Tasks

Once the Working Group completes their tasks, City staff will re-initiate environmental review based on the revised documents. The Zoning Code, General Plan, and Local Coastal Plan amendments will be subject to Planning Commission, City Council, and California Coastal Commission review and approval.

For questions regarding the Doheny Village Plan update, please contact Belinda Deines, Senior Planner, at bdeines@danapoint.org or at (949) 248-3570.

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