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

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Summary

SCH Number
2010091080
Lead Agency
Whittier, City of (City of Whittier)
Document Title
SPA 15-001, Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan Amendment (Workplace District)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
This is to advise that the City of Whittier conducted a second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 3040 for Specific Plan 15-001 on August 11, 2015. The Ordinance adopts the Addendum to the Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan (WBSP) Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SPEIR) and various amendments to the development standards and land use regulations for the WPSP Workplace District under Specific Plan Amendment 15-001. 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
Don Dooley
City of Whittier
13230 Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602

562-567-9320
562-464-3509
ddooley@cityofwhittier.org

Location

Coordinates
33°59'9.47"N 118°3'29.42"W
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
Final EIR Available Location
City of Whittier, 13230 Penn Street, Whittier, CA 92602

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
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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