Downtown Hawthorne Specific Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Hawthorne
Document Title
Downtown Hawthorne Specific Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Existing Land Use: Highly urbanized areas of Los Angeles County, includes residential, commercial, public uses, right-of-way, and open space. GP: Low Density Residential, High Density Residential, Freeway Commercial, Local Commercial, General Commercial, Public Facility, Specific Plan. Zoning: R-1, R-4, C-1, C-2, C-3, Specific Plan, Parking
Document Description
The Downtown Hawthorne Specific Plan (DHSP) area totals approximately 786 acres or 1.23 sf. The DHSP designates five land use areas (residential, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use and public/quasi public) and four opportunity sites known as Transformative Projects. The four Transformative Projects (Hawthorne Mall, Civic Center, South Bay Ford, and St. Joseph's Plaza) in the DHSP are sites identified for new and catalytic development and investment. The Transformative Projects are intended to embody bold ideas and further support the Specific Plan's vision and objectives, which include: 1) provide a clear vision and flexible strategies framework that will help spur the future evolution of Downtown Hawthorne; 2) ensure an economically vibrant, safe, healthy and sustainable Downtown Hawthorne that supports a range of users, including residents, business owners, workers and visitors; 3) capitalize on key transformative projects that will be catalysts for future public and private investment and positive change; 4) identify opportunities to develop and expand plazas, parks and open space areas to support a livable and healthy downtown; 5) foster strong connectivity, access and circulation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and automobiles; and 6) engage the entire community in robust, creative and ongoing engagement and participation processes. The City of Hawthorne General Plan, including the General Plan Land Use Map, will also be amended concurrent with the adoption of the DHSP, which includes a proposed land use diagram, and goals and policies of the Specific Plan.

Contact Information

Gregg McClain
Agency Name
City of Hawthorne
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Hawthorne Boulevard and El Segundo Boulevard
State Highways
I-105, 405, SR-107
LAX & Hawthorne Municipal
Hawthorne USD Wiseburn USD

Notice of Determination

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


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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