Beach and Orangethorpe Mixed Use Development

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2007111111
Lead Agency
Buena Park, City of (City of Buena Park)
Document Title
Beach and Orangethorpe Mixed Use Development
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/16/2008
Present Land Use
The proposed project is the adoption of the Beach Orangethorpe Mixed-Use Specific Plan (BOMUSP). The project site consists of approx. 12.75 acres located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Beach Blvd. and Orangethorpe Ave. in the City of Buena Park in Orange Co., Ca. Specifically, the project site is bordered by Melrose St. to the north, Beach Blvd. (SR39) to the west, Orangethorpe Ave. to the south, and Brenner Ave. to the east. The project site is predominantly flat with no distinguishing topographical features, and on-site vegetation is limited to ornamental trees, grass, and shrubs. The center and southeastern portions of the site are undeveloped with the exception of one single-family residence on Orangethorpe Ave. Residential uses are located along the northern and eastern perimeters (15 single-family residences), and commercial and restaurant uses are located along the northwestern corners of the site.

Document Description
The Beach Orangethorpe Mixed-Use Specific Plan (BOMUSP) involves the creation of an urban mixed-use development and is anticipated to be built out in two phases. The max. development that would be allowed by the proposed BOMUSP is: 1,000 multi-family residential units in multiple high-rise structures; 355,000sf. of retail development; a 300-room/277,000sf. hotel and subterranean and above-ground parking. The BOMUSP would allow one of the residential buildings to be alternatively developed with office uses, which would replace 177 multi-family units with approx. 195,000sf. of office space. If office space is developed in lieu of residential units, the max. number of residential units would be reduced to 823 units. The project includes the construction of on- and off-site utilities (e.g., sewer, water, storm drain, electric, gas, telephone) to serve the proposed uses. Some improvements, including transportation and utility infrastructure improvements would be required within Caltrans jurisdiction (i.e. Beach Blvd., SR91, I-5). The BOMUSP does not provide a specific project design for the site; rather, it identifies a number of land use concepts that demonstrate how development allowed under the BOMUSP could be implemented on the site. The ultimate building layout and site planning would occur during subsequent development approvals, including the tentative tract map and precise planning process. The proposed project requires: (1) a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation for the entire site to BOMUSP; (2) a zone change to change the zoning for the entire site to BOMUSP; (3) an amendment to the ECSP to remove Sub-District A1 (which encompasses the project site), (4) adoption of the BOMUSP; and (5) approval of a Development Agreement.

Contact Information
Jay Saltzberg
City of Buena Park Community Development Department
6650 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90622

Phone : (714) 562-3615

Location

Coordinates
33°51'36"N 117°59'48"W
Cities
Buena Park
Counties
Orange
Cross Streets
Beach Boulevard (SR39) and Orangethorpe Avenue
Zip
90622
Total Acres
12.75
State Highways
SR39, SR91, I-5
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
Fullerton Municipal Airport
Schools
St. Pius V. Pendleton Elementary School
Waterways
Fullerton Creek
Township
3W
Range
11W
Section
35

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Buena Park
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
City of Buena Park, Community Development Department 6650 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90622

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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