Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Planning Commission Update

   UPDATE AUGUST 13: The Huntington Beach Planning Commission voted 4 -3 to certify the draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).  The Commission then voted 5 - 2 to approve the General Plan Amendment and re-zoning of Historic Wintersburg property to commercial / industrial.

The Planning Commission denied, 4 - 3, the "Statement of Overriding Consideration" (the action that would allow demolition).

   While complicated and specific to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) which governs the environmental review process, the actions taken essentially re-zone the property, but prevent demolition at this time.  

   It is anticipated that the property owner will appeal this to the Huntington Beach City Council.

   More information will be posted as available.

WATCH: the full Planning Commission meeting on the Historic Wintersburg Youtube Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/HistoricWintersburg/feed?filter=2

   Thank you again to all the supporters who came forward to speak.  We will continue our effort to save Historic Wintersburg!

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