City of Lakeport, California

General Plan & Zoning Inconsistencies

The Lakeport General Plan 2025 was adopted in August of 2009.  With that adoption, discrepancies between the Land Use Designation in the General Plan and the Zoning Ordinance were created. A total of ninety-one (91) parcels with such discrepancies have been identified by Community Development Department Staff throughout the City.

On December 14, 2016, the Planning Commission and Community Development Department staff reviewed the inconsistencies between General Plan Designations and Zoning District land use mapping in the City limits of Lakeport.   At that time, the Community Development Department staff and the Planning Commission reviewed proposed strategies for resolving these conflicts. The inconsistencies reflect parcels with a zoning designation that are significantly different than the General Plan designation.

In the determination of the appropriate changes, staff reviewed the following for determining recommended changes:

  • Review of the goals in the land use section of the General Plan
  • On-site review to determine the use taking place on the property and the immediate area for compatibility

 

Upcoming Public Meetings/Hearings

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (5:00 PM)—Lakeport Planning Commission

City Hall (225 Park Street)

Public Hearing to review proposed changes to the General Plan and Zoning District land use designation mapping to correct existing discrepancies and make formal recommendations for the City Council’s consideration.  The public hearing will also include the review of a CEQA Negative Declaration based upon the Environmental Review / Initial Study prepared for the project by the Community Development Department.

Meeting Materials:

For questions on individual proposed changes please contact Dan Chance, Associate Planner at (707) 263-5615 extension 203 or by email at dchance@cityoflakeport.com.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CORRECTION OF

GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION AND ZONING INCONSISTENCIES:

The following discussions for the changes for those properties that include the current recommendations to either change that include both General Plan Amendments and Zoning Changes to eliminate those inconsistencies identified in Attachment 1.

A summary of proposed recommendations to resolve individual discrepancies is provided here: 

  1. Those properties located adjacent to the Lakeport School District (2503 & 2508 Howard Street and 250 Lange Street) and currently used as school offices and school parking. [Recommendation: General Plan Amendment from Residential to Public and Civic Use.]  Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Residential

Public and Civic Use

PCU, Public and Civic Use

No Change

 

  1. Those properties located along Lakeshore Boulevard (2301 Beach Street, 2435, 2440, 2468, 2502, 2432, 2427 and 2410 Lakeshore Boulevard) are primarily single family dwellings, with the exception of 2301 Beach Street (Anthony’s RV Park).  [Recommendation:   Rezoning from R-5, Resort/High Density Residential to R-1 Low Density Residential for this area.   The rezoning to R-1 would make Anthony’s RV Park a legal nonconforming use prohibiting any future expansion of any resort or high density residential uses.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Residential

No Change

R-5, Resort/High Density Residential

R-1, Low Density Residential

 

  1. The two properties of 1920 and 1940 Hartley Street are currently developed with single family dwellings.  [Recommendation:  General Plan Amendment from Major Retail to Residential.]  Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Major Retail

Residential

R-2, Medium Density Residential

No Change

 

  1. The four properties located along the north side of 11th Street (1150, 1320, 1330 and 1192 11th Street) are currently developed with single family dwellings on large lots; however the General Plan identifies these properties as Office Space.  The Transportation Element of the General Plan identifies the need for the extension of Alden Avenue out to Eleventh Street in this area as means of improving north-south connection within the City.   As an incentive to facilitate this goal, [Recommendation: Extending the 11th Street Professional Overlay along the northern side of 11th Street, changing those properties to R-1 Low Density Residential with the inclusion of the 11th Street Professional Overlay. Excluding the flag portion of 1170 11th Street.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Office/Residential

No Change

R-1, Low Density Residential

Add  P, Professional Use Overlay

 

  1. The property at 201 Smith Street is currently utilized by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office the Sheriff’s Office.  [Recommendation: Rezoning the property to PCU Public and Civic Use to be in conformance with the General Plan Designation of Public and Civic Use.Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Public and Civic Use

No Change

R-1, Low Density Residential

Public and Civic Use

 

  1. The property at 520 Smith Street is currently a single family dwelling on large lot. [Recommendation: Rezoning the property to R-3 High Density Residential to be in conformance with the General Plan Designation of High Density Residential.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

High Density Residential

No Change

R-1, Low Density Residential

R-3, High Density Residential

 

  1. A number of parcels located in the downtown area of North Forbes Street, (825, 775, 727, 625, 601, 555 and 501 North Forbes Street) are identified within the Low Density, Medium, and High Density Residential zoning districts.  While the General Plan designation identifies those properties as Office Space.  The area is primarily made up of single family dwellings.  [Recommendation: Amending Section 17.15 of the Zoning Ordinance, “Regulations for the Eleventh Street Professional Use or “P” Combining District”, by removing the reference to ‘Eleventh Street’ and allowing this combining district to be utilized in other areas of the City where we see the transition of existing single-family residential units to professional offices.  This would preserve the existing residential uses in the area, while providing a larger potential inventory for offices in the immediate downtown and courthouse area.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Office Space

No Change

R-3, High Density Residential

Add  P, Professional Use Overlay

 

  1. A number of parcels located in the downtown area of North Tunis Street, North Brush Street, Third Street, Second Street, and First Street; (825 and 775 North Tunis Street; 325, 305, 140,155, 143, 135, 125 and 130 North Brush Street; 480 and 475 Third Street; 470 Second Street; 490 First Street) are identified within the Low Density, Medium, and High Density Residential zoning districts.  While the General Plan designation identifies those properties as Office Space.  The area is primarily made up of single family dwellings.  [Recommendation: Amending Section 17.15 of the Zoning Ordinance, “Regulations for the Eleventh Street Professional Use or “P” Combining District”, by removing the reference to ‘Eleventh Street’ and allowing this combining district to be utilized in other areas of the City where we see the transition of existing single-family residential units to professional offices.  This would preserve the existing residential uses in the area, while providing a larger potential inventory for offices in the immediate downtown and courthouse area.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Office Space

No Change

R-1, Low Density Residential

Add  P, Professional Use Overlay

 

  1. A number of parcels located in the downtown area of Martin Street, Armstrong Street and South High Street; (202, 230, 260, 290, 350 and 390 Martin Street; 215 Armstrong Street; 250, 235, 295 South High Street) are identified within the Low Density, Medium, and High Density Residential zoning districts.  While the General Plan designation identifies those properties as Office Space.  The area is primarily made up of single family dwellings.  [Recommendation: Amending Section 17.15 of the Zoning Ordinance, “Regulations for the Eleventh Street Professional Use or “P” Combining District”, by removing the reference to ‘Eleventh Street’ and allowing this combining district to be utilized in other areas of the City where we see the transition of existing single-family residential units to professional offices.  This would preserve the existing residential uses in the area, while providing a larger potential inventory for offices in the immediate downtown and courthouse area.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Office Space

No Change

R-2, Medium Density Residential

Add  P, Professional Use Overlay

 

  1. A number of parcels located in the downtown area of South Forbes Street, (301, 325, 355, 385 and 455 South Forbes Street) are identified within the Low Density, Medium, and High Density Residential zoning districts.  While the General Plan designation identifies those properties as Office Space.  The area is primarily made up of single family dwellings.  [Recommendation: Amending Section 17.15 of the Zoning Ordinance, “Regulations for the Eleventh Street Professional Use or “P” Combining District”, by removing the reference to ‘Eleventh Street’ and allowing this combining district to be utilized in other areas of the City where we see the transition of existing single-family residential units to professional offices.  This would preserve the existing residential uses in the area, while providing a larger potential inventory for offices in the immediate downtown and courthouse area.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Office Space

No Change

R-2, Medium Density Residential

Add  P, Professional Use Overlay

 

  1. The property at 25 C Street is a single family dwelling. [Recommendation: Rezoning the property to R-5 Resort/High Density Residential, consistent with the zoning in the immediate area.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Resort Residential

Residential

R-2, Medium Density Residential

No Change

 

  1. The properties at 700 & 900 Esplanade Street serve as private open space area for the adjacent community.  The General Plan designation is Open Space and the Zoning is R-1 Low Density Residential.  [Recommendation: Rezoning to OS Open Space to reflect the park setting.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Open Space Parkland

No Change

R-1, Low Density Residential

Open Space

 

  1. The property at 27 K Street is currently developed with a duplex. [Recommendation: Rezoning the property to R-2 Medium Density Residential.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Residential

No Change

R-3, High Density Residential

R-2, Medium Density Residential

 

  1. The property at 23 K Street is owned by the City of Lakeport and is developed with a pump station which draws water from Clear Lake and delivers it to the water treatment facility at 590 Konocti Avenue.  [Recommendation: Changing both the General Plan Designation and Zoning to PCU Public and Civic Use.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Residential

Public and Civic Use

R-3, High Density Residential

Public and Civic Use

 

  1. The properties at 1250 Pike Street and 30 Royal are currently developed with single family residential units.  [Recommendation: General Plan Amendment to Residential, reflecting the current use.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

High Density Residential

Residential

R-2, Medium Density Residential

No Change

 

  1. The property at 100 Kimberly Lane is the subject of a recently recorded lot line adjustment and Architectural and Design Review for a general retail store (Dollar General) and the property at 1525 South Main Street have a General Plan Designation of Major Retail and a Zoning of C-2, Major Retail and I, Industrial. [Recommendation: Mending the General Plan Designation to reflect the boundaries of this new adjusted parcels providing “I” Industrial for the lands currently in the rear portions of the properties, while  those properties fronting South Main Street to remain Major Retail.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Major Retail

Industrial

I, Industrial

No Change

 

  1. A number of parcels located along Campbell Lane, Grace Lane, and Industrial Avenue Street have a General Plan Designation of Major Retail and a Zoning of I Industrial.  [Recommendation: Amending the General Plan Designation to Industrial.  This would provide a larger area for the much needed industrial uses within the City.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Major Retail

Industrial

I, Industrial

No Change

  1. The property at 1125 North Main Street is currently developed with an apartment complex.  [Recommendation: Amending the General Plan Designation of the entire parcel to High Density Residential consistent with existing use of the property.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Maj Retail/High Density Residential

High Density Residential

R-3, High Density Residential

No Change

 

  1. 950 & 1090 North Forbes Street, 175 10th Street and 975 North Main Street have a General Plan Designation of High Density Residential and  Zoning of PO Professional Office.  [Recommendation: Providing Office Space for the portion of land fronting Forbes Street and Major Retail for portions of property fronting Main Street.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

High Density Residential

Office Space

PO, Professional Office

No Change

 

  1. A number of properties along Lakeport Boulevard, are owned by the County of Lake and County Agricultural Department.  These properties currently have a General Plan Designation of Public and Civic Use and Zoning C-2 Major Retail.  [Recommendation: Rezoning the properties to PCU Public and Civic Uses to reflect the government use of these properties.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Public and Civic Use

No Change

C-2, Major Retail

PCU, Public and Civic Use

 

  1. A property along Konocti Avenue is owned by the City for a Senior Center.  This properties currently has a General Plan Designation of Public and Civic Use and Zoning C-2 Major Retail.  [Recommendation: Rezoning the property to PCU Public and Civic Uses to reflect the government use of these properties.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Public and Civic Use

No Change

Major Retail

PCU, Public and Civic Use

 

 

  1. A number of properties along Lakeport Boulevard, Konocti Avenue and Larrecou Lane are owned by the City, the Fire District and the County of Lake.  These properties currently have a General Plan Designation of Public and Civic Use and Zoning C-2 Major Retail.  [Recommendation: Rezoning the property to PCU Public and Civic Uses to reflect the government use of these properties.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Public and Civic Use

No Change

Major Retail

PCU, Public and Civic Use

  1. The property at 1305 Eleventh St. is currently a single family residence with a General Plan Designation of Light Commercial and Zoned R-1, Low Density Residential.  [Recommendation: Amending the  General Plan Designation of the entire parcel to Low Density Residential consistent with existing use of the property.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Light Retail

Residential

R-1, Low Density Residential

No Change

 

  1. The Property at 105 Lupoyoma Circle is currently a single family dwelling a General Plan Designation of Office Space and Zoned R-3, High Density Residential.  [Recommendation: Amending the General Plan Designation of the entire parcel to High Density Residential consistent with existing use of the property.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Office Space

High Density Residential

R-3, High Density Residential

No Change

 

  1. One property located along the north side of 11th Street (1320 11th Street) are currently developed with a single family dwelling  on a large lot; however the General Plan identifies these properties as Office Space and High Density Residential.  [Recommendation: Rezoning the rear portion of the 1320 11th Street from R-1 Low Density Residential to R-3 High Density Residential.] Click Here for Map

Existing General Plan Designation

Proposed General Plan Designation

Existing Zoning District Designation

Proposed Zoning District Designation

Office/Hig Density Residential

No Change

R-1, Low Density Residential

Add  P, Professional Use Overlay