Thursday, February 9, 2012

From the City of Huntington Beach:

The Furuta family home, September 2011.  The home's yard once held tennis courts and gold fish ponds.  After WWII, the Furutas grew sweet peas and pond lilies.  (Photo, 2012)

 From the City of Huntington Beach:

"A Notice of Preparation of a Draft Focused Environmental Impact Report and an Initial Study have been prepared for General Plan Amendment No. 05-001, Zoning Map Amendment No. 05-001, and the demolition or removal of existing structures at a 4.4 gross acre site at 7622-7642 Warner Ave (southeast corner of Warner Ave. and Nichols St.). The Notice of Preparation and Initial Study will be available for public review and comment for 30 days commencing Thursday, September 1, 2011 and ending Friday, September 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.... 

To be consistent with the General Plan, a Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA) to change the zoning designation from RM (Residential Medium Density) to CG (Commercial General) on the 1.1 gross acre portion and to IG (General Industrial) on the 3.3 gross acre portion is also proposed. The project includes the demolition or removal of existing structures on the subject site that have been identified in the Huntington Beach General Plan as having historical significance as local landmarks. No new development is proposed.

 The Initial Study concludes that a Focused Environmental Impact Report addressing historic resource and land use/planning impacts is necessary. Any person wishing to comment on the request may provide written comments to Ricky Ramos, Senior Planner, City of Huntington Beach, Planning and Building Department, P.O. Box 190, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 or by September 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

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