Packing House District Transit-Oriented Development Expansion Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Placentia
Document Title
Packing House District Transit-Oriented Development Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning Designation: Manufacturing/Combined Planned Manufacturing District, General Plan Land Use Designation: Industrial
Document Description
In 2017, the City of Placentia prepared and adopted an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (2017 IS/MND) (State Clearinghouse No. 2017021012) to analyze the environmental effects of creating a Transit-Oriented District (TOD) zone classification, land use designation, and set of Development Standards within the City’s Packing House District. The City is now proposing to implement a series of discretionary actions that would expand the City’s existing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Packing House District zoning and land use designation to include approximately 14.5 additional acres of land (TOD Expansion Area) adjacent to the existing TOD Packing House District (Original TOD Area) that were identified as potential housing sites in the City’s 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element Update. These areas consist of approximately 11.5 acres located south of Crowther Avenue and west of South Melrose Street and approximately 3 acres along Cameron Street south of Crowther Avenue. The TOD Expansion Area is currently zoned for Manufacturing uses and designated for Industrial uses in the City’s General Plan. The proposed project would facilitate the development of up to 1,378 new residential units within the TOD Expansion Area by rezoning the 14.5-acre TOD Expansion Area to allow residential uses at densities of up to 95 units per acre, as specified in applicable TOD Packing House District Development Standards established by the City. The proposed project also includes the adoption of a streetscape plan within the Crowther Avenue right-of-way between Placentia Avenue and State Route 57, which would serve as a gateway into the TOD Expansion Area. Discretionary actions associated with the proposed project include a General Plan Amendment (GPA No. 2023-01) and Zone Change (ZCA 2023-01) to expand the General Plan TOD Packing House District land use and zoning designations to include the TOD Expansion Area, adoption of a streetscape plan within the Crowther Avenue right-of-way between Placentia Avenue and State Route 57, and adoption of the Supplemental IS/MND (EA 2023-01). The proposed project would be programmatic in nature and does not propose any physical development.

Contact Information

Joe Lambert
Agency Name
City of Placentia
Job Title
Director of Development Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Crowther Avenue, Cameron Street, Melrose Street, Placentia Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
See "Other Location Info".
State Highways
SR 57, SR 91
BNSF Railway
See "Other Information".
Santa Ana River
3 S
9/10 W
Other Location Info
Assessor's Parcel Numbers: 339-101-06, 339-101-07, 339-101-10 through 339-101-14, 339-451-01 through 339-451-06, 339-451-12, 339-451-14, 339-451-15.
Other Information
Schools Within 2 Miles: McFadden Elementary School, Valadez Middle School Academy, Commonwealth Elementary School, Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts, John O. Tynes Elementary School, Saint Joseph Catholic School, Ruby Drive Elementary School, Morse Elementary School, Acacia Elementary School, IvyCrest Montessori Private School, La Vista High School, Topaz Elementary School, Raymond Elementary School, California State University, Fullerton, Thomas Edison Elementary School, Minaret Academy, Sycamore Junior High School, Sunkist K-6 School, Rio Vista Elementary School, Melrose Elementary School, Valencia High School, District Education Center, El Camino Real High School, Brookhaven Elementary School, El Dorado High School, Wagner Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Troy High School.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 8, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (The project enables but does not propose this development.)(Units 1378, Acres 14.5)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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