Los Angeles County officials intend to adopt a mitigated negative declaration (MND) for the Bay Club Marina project on Parcel 8 in Marina del Rey.

A mitigated negative declaration is a less comprehensive environmental review than an environmental impact report and can be conducted as an alternative.

The initial study and draft MND is available for public review from Thursday, October 8th until Monday, November 9th at the offices of the county Department of Beaches and Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (closed on Fridays).

Bay Club project documentation is online at the Beaches and Harbors Web site under “Important Announcements” at http://beaches.co.la.ca.us/BandH/Main.htm/. The documentation is also available at the Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 AdmiraltyWay, Marina del Rey.

All comments should be sent no later than 6 p.m. Monday, November 9th to Anthony Curzi, County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning, Impact Analysis Section, 320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012-3225.

Information, (213) 974-6461, fax, (213) 626-0434, or e-mail, acurzi@planning.lacounty.gov/.

Los Angeles County is the lead agency and the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department has conducted the initial study and prepared a draft MND on behalf of Beaches and Harbors. The draft MND has concluded that the project as modified with changes and conditions attached to the initial study will not have a significant effect on the environment.

The Bay Club Marina project site is at 14015 and 14035 Tahiti Way in Marina del Rey. It is anticipated that the county Small Craft Harbor Commission will consider the Option to Amend Lease Agreement and MND at its meeting on Wednesday, November 18th in the Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

The proposed project includes an application for site plan review for the renovation of 205 apartment units, the public waterfront promenade, a clubhouse, and an approval in concept for the replacement of the existing marina with a 207-slip marina, which conforms to Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBAW) requirements, said Curzi.

The existing apartment buildings will undergo interior and exterior rehabilitation including new facades, refurbished interiors and renovated footage of the existing buildings. The public promenade will be renovated through the installation of new lighting, fencing and paving materials.