SPA 15-001, Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan Amendment (Workplace District)

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Summary

SCH Number
2010091080
Lead Agency
City of Whittier
Document Title
SPA 15-001, Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan Amendment (Workplace District)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/30/2015
Present Land Use
Proposed project area extends along a 6 mile stretch of Whittier Blvd, within the existing Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan
Document Description
On July 23, 2013, the Whittier City Council adopted a moratorium (Ordinance No. 3009) prohibiting residential development in most sections of the Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan (WBSP) Workplace District. The moratorium was extended under Ordinances Nos. 3010 (August 13, 2013) and 3023 (July 8, 2014). The purpose of the moratorium was to provide sufficient time to update the City's regulations to address potentially unlimited residential development which would undermine the purpose and intent of the Workplace District to promote business and job opportunities in the community. The WBSP Amendment addresses the Workplace District through the formation of a Residential Subarea to reduce allowable development in this subarea. The subarea would allow for a maximum of 300 residential dwelling units (du) or a max 782,607 sf of non-residential land uses, or a combination thereof. The WBSP Amendment represents a reduction in allowable residential development as compared to the Workplace District defined in the 2011 WBSP and evaluated in the 2011 WBSP Final SPEIR. This is to advise that the City of Whittier approved the following on July 28, 2015; Urgency Ordinance adopting an Addendum to the WBSP SPEIR for SPA 15-001, and adopting amendments to the development standards and land use regulations for the WBSP Workplace District under SPA 15-001. Due to the expiration of the moratorium on residential development, the City determined that adoption of this ordinance restriction on both the location and number of residential units in the Workplace District must be done on an urgency basis to ensure that SPA 15-001 can be implemented immediately rather that creating undue expense and confusion in the public and with landowners by having a six week window of time in which application for residential development could otherwise be accepted and processed.

Contact Information

Name
Don Dooley
Agency Name
City of Whittier
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Whittier
Counties
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Numerous (Whittier Blvd corridor)
Zip
90602
Total Acres
496
Parcel #
Numerous
State Highways
SR 72, I-605
Railways
Yes
Schools
Yes
Waterways
San Gabriel River
Township
2S
Range
13W
Section
20
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Whittier
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

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 Mitigated or 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

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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