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November 14, 2006 Public Hearing:

  1. Creeks Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Creeks Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Berkeley

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 

Various changes to the Creeks Ordinance (Berkeley Municipal Code 17.08 – Preservation and Restoration of Natural Watercourses) including, but not limited to: definitions, setback requirements from creek culverts, setback requirements from open creeks, and rebuilding by right.

 

Zoning Ordinance amendments to allow issuance of a Use Permit rather than a Variance for certain development standards if needed to meet the City’s Creek Ordinance setback requirements (BMC Chapter 23B.44 - Variances) and to allow rebuilding of certain buildings by right after a disaster, including fire, earthquake or flood (BMC Chapter 23C.04 -Conforming/Non-Conforming Uses).

 

Environmental Review Status:

Creeks Ordinance Amendments: Based on the Initial Study prepared for the project, there is no substantial evidence that the project may cause a significant effect on the environment.  A Negative Declaration has been prepared for adoption by the City Council.

 

Zoning Ordinance Amendments:  Staff concluded the proposed changes would be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that the proposed amendments would not have a significant effect on the environment. Any proposed discretionary project will require its own review pursuant to CEQA. No new uses are proposed to be established or eliminated. 

 

Further Information:  The Initial Study and proposed Negative Declaration are available for public review at the Permit Service Center, 2120 Milvia Street, and the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street. The documents and additional background material are posted on line at: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/planning/landuse/creeks/.  Questions about the project should be directed to Wendy Cosin, Deputy Planning Director at wcosin@ci.berkeley.ca.us or (510) 981-7402.

 

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2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us
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