Conditional Use Permit No. 00-221 Burma Buddhist Monastery


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit No. 00-221 Burma Buddhist Monastery
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Single Family Residence / A-1-6,000 / Low Density Residential
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit application to build a two-story Buddhist monastery of 49 feet high with no outdoor announcement system proposed. The first floor of the building will be approximately 7,200 sq. ft., and contains a worship area, two offices, and two bathrooms. The second floor of the building has a living room, ten bedrooms for a total of 10 monks residing in the temple who share four bathrooms. A total of 106 parking spaces (including 3 in garage) will be provided and landscape area is approximately 21,500 sq. ft. The site currently has one 1-story house (4,119 sq. ft.), one guest house (668 sq. ft.), a shed, and one 6-car garage (1,600 sq. ft.). The site currently has one 1-story house would be used for meditation and the 1,600-sq. ft. garage/storage structure would continue that use. The 2-bed room guest house and a shed will be demolished. Although the facility would be accessible 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, the primary worship activities occur only on Sunday between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, with a maximum of 160 attendents on site at any time during this period of time.

Contact Information

Rudy Silvas
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Puente
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Grand View Lane, Sam Gerry Drive
Total Acres
87,500 sq. ft.
Whittier Christian School, Grand View School
Puente Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (Buddhist monastery)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation

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