South Pasadena General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan Update & 2021-2029 Housing Element

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of South Pasadena
Document Title
South Pasadena General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan Update & 2021-2029 Housing Element
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Project includes all actions needed to update the existing (1988) General Plan and (1996) Mission Street Specific Plan (now referred to as the Downtown Specific Plan [DTSP]) and prepare the 2021-2029 Housing Element. The focus of the General Plan and DTSP Update is to preserve the stable and established neighborhoods and direct carefully calibrated growth to five focus areas. Total non-residential growth projections through 2040 including 300,000 square feet of office and 130,000 square feet of commercial. For the proposed 2021-2029 Housing Element, the Southern California Association of Governments has determined that South Pasadena's Regional Housing Needs Assessment allocation is 2,067 units. The City must demonstrate to the State there is zoned capacity for its RHNA allocation.

Contact Information
Margaret Lin
City of South Pasadena
Lead/Public Agency
1414 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Phone : (626) 403-7236


South Pasadena
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Fair Oaks Street and Mission Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
710, 110, 10
Metro Gold Line
South Pasadena Unified School District
Los Ange

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Housing Element)(Units 2067, Acres 2221) Office (General Plan Update)(Sq. Ft. 300000, Acres 2221, Employees 1380) Commercial (General Plan Update)(Sq. Ft. 130000, Acres 2221, Employees 598)
Local Action
General Plan Update General Plan Element Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wildfire
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 Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
RNOP-GP-DTSP-HE 4-20-2021   PDF 450 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Notice of Completion & Environmental Document Transmittal ML   PDF 191 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2018011050_NAHC Comment   PDF 291 K

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