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The methods and procedures for implementation and administration of the Specific Plan are prescribed as follows:
.010 Implementation. The Specific Plan shall be implemented through the processing and approval of Final Site Plans prior to the issuance of building permits except as expressly provided in paragraph 18.116.040.020.0205 (Final Site Plan Exemptions). For uses requiring a conditional use permit or variance to waive code requirements, the Final Site Plan shall be submitted and reviewed for consistency with the Specific Plan in conjunction with the processing of the conditional use permit or variance.
.020 Final Site Plan Review and Approval. Final Site Plans, shall be processed in accordance with Chapter 18.70 (Final Site Plans) except as provided for as follows:
.0201 Site Plan Review. Plans shall be prepared and submitted to the Planning Department for review and approval by the Planning Director pursuant to the requirements in Chapter 18.70 (Final Plan Reviews).
.0202 Site Plan Approval. If the Planning Director finds the Final Site Plan to be in conformance with the Specific Plan and the provisions of this Chapter, the Planning Director shall approve the Final Site Plan. The Planning Director’s decision shall be final unless appealed to the Planning Commission within ten (10) days from the date of such decision. Plans submitted for issuance of building permits shall be in substantial conformance with the approved Final Site Plan.
.0203 Appeal Process. The appeal shall be processed in accordance with Section 18.60.130 (Procedures/Appeals-General) through 18.60.150 (Scope of Review) in the same manner as appeals for decisions on reclassifications, conditional use permits or variances as set forth in Sections 18.60.130 (Procedures/Appeals-General) except that the appeal period shall be a maximum of ten (10) days.
.0204 Environmental Review. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, Final Site Plan review by the Planning Department under paragraph 18.116.040.020 (Final Site Plan Review and Approval) shall include a ministerial determination whether the proposed building, structure or use has been environmentally cleared on a project-specific level by the Master Environmental Impact Report for the Anaheim Resort Specific Plan (MEIR No. 313) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Report For Amendment No. 14 to the Anaheim Resort Specific Plan (SEIR No. 340), or other final environmental documentation. If not, then the proposed activity shall be subject to the preparation of an initial study and potential further environmental review and mitigation pursuant to the procedures outlined for subsequent projects under a Master EIR in Public Resources Code Section 21157.1.
.0205 Final Site Plan Exemptions. The following projects or improvements are exempt from the Final Site Plan review and approval process as set forth in subsection 18.116.040.020 (Final Site Plan Review and Approval); however, plans depicting these improvements shall be submitted to the Planning Department for review and approval for consistency with the Specific Plan prior to the issuance of building and/or sign permits:
Interior building alterations
Modifications or improvements that do not result in an increase in the gross square footage of the building.
Minor building additions or improvements to or at the rear of a building or development complex
Must not be visible from the public right-of-way; do not exceed five percent (5%) of the building’s gross square footage or one thousand (1,000) square feet, whichever is lesser; are in substantial conformance with the building envelope; and, are in conformance with the Design Plan and the Zoning and Development Standards set forth in this chapter.
Exterior facade improvements
Must not add to the gross square footage of a building or development complex; are in substantial conformance with the building envelope; and, are in conformance with the Design Plan and the Zoning and Development Standards set forth in this chapter. Such improvements may include, but are not limited to, the installation of window awnings and/or canopies, replacement of existing doors and windows, and modification, repair or resurfacing of exterior walls and roof areas.
Including Anaheim Resort freestanding monument signs, wall signs, and on-site directional/informational signs, which are in conformance with the Design Plan and the Zoning and Development Standards set forth in this chapter except as provided for in Section 18.116.160.
Improvements or modifications that are not in connection with building modifications.
.030 Development Review and Permits. All building and site plans shall be subject to review by the Zoning and Building Divisions of the Planning Department for conformance with the Specific Plan and the approved Final Site Plans. Permits shall be issued in compliance with all provisions of Section 18.90.110 (Development Review and Permits - General). In addition, where there are existing buildings and structures on a site for which more intensive development is proposed under the provisions of this Zone, no building permit shall be issued until the Chief Building Official and the Fire Chief have certified that the existing buildings and structures are safe for occupancy and for human habitation.
.040 Landscape Plan Review. The location of all proposed landscaping, including landscaping, irrigation and lighting treatments located within the parkway area (the area within the ultimate public right-of-way and described in Sections 4.0 (Public Facilities Plan) and 5.0 (Design Plan) of the Specific Plan document), shall be shown on a site plan, drawn to scale, and shall be subject to the review and approval of the City prior to installation. Landscaping plans shall be consistent with Final Site Plans approved pursuant to subsection 18.116.040.020 (Final Site Plan Review and Approval) and the provisions of the Design Plan. Improvements within the parkway area shall be prepared in compliance with City standards to the satisfaction of the City Engineer and shall be subject to review and approval by the City Engineer prior to installation.
.050 Specific Plan Amendments. Amendments to the Specific Plan shall be processed in accordance with Chapter 18.72 (Specific Plans).
.060 Master Planned Developments.
.0601 In order to encourage the assemblage of contiguous parcels of land to facilitate master planning and also to recognize and accommodate the uniqueness of land uses (i.e., consolidation of parcels leading to a reuse or intensification of land use), property located in this Zone may be reclassified to its own Specific Plan Zone pursuant to the procedures set forth in Chapter 18.72 (Specific Plans).
.0602 Any properties so reclassified shall be subject to the development standards adopted for said zone pursuant to Section 18.72 (Specific Plans); provided, however, that:
.01 The height of all structures shall not exceed the maximum heights defined in Section 18.40.080 (Structural Height Limitation - Anaheim Commercial Recreation Area).
.02 The landscape and setback requirements for all structures shall be the same as set forth in Sections 18.116.090 (Structural Setbacks - Commercial Recreation (C-R) District (Development Area 1)) through 18.116.100 (Screening, Walls, Fences, Landscaping and Lighting - Commercial Recreation (C-R) District (Development Area 1)).
.03 Development abutting Harbor Boulevard between Interstate-5 Freeway and Orangewood Avenue and Katella Avenue between Walnut Street and Interstate-5 Freeway shall be in conformance with the standards set forth in Section 18.116.130 (Central Core) and the Design Plan.
.04 Prior to approving any new development standards for said zone, the Planning Commission and City Council shall consider the proposed standards in light of the goals and purpose identified in the City of Anaheim General Plan for the Commercial Recreation land use designation as well as the goals and objectives of the Anaheim Resort Specific Plan as described in the Executive Summary (Section 1.0) and the Design Plan. (Ord. 5453 § 1 (part); September 27, 1994: Ord. 5920 1 (part); June 8, 2004: Ord. 6031 § 64 (part); August 22, 2006: Ord. 6265 § 9; January 15, 2013: Ord. 6473 § 47; December 3, 2019.)