Pacific Square San Gabriel, LLC (the Applicant) proposes a new mixed-use development (proposed project) on an approximately 5.85-acre (255,000 square feet) site (project site) located at 700-800 South San Gabriel Boulevard within the City of San Gabriel (City). The Project Site is bound by E. Grand Avenue on the south, S. Gladys Avenue on the east, E. El Monte Street on the north, and S. San Gabriel Boulevard on the west. The Project Site was previously occupied by San Gabriel Nursery & Florist, which continues to operate just north of the Project Site as a 2-acre retail garden and florist shop. The Project Site is vacant, and all previously existing greenhouses and associated structures were removed after an act of arson on February 14, 2018.
The proposed Project would develop a total of approximately 495,544 square feet of residential and commercial uses across the Project Site, as well as open publicly accessible areas. The proposed Project would develop 243 residential units, 8 live/work units, and 76,046 square feet of commercial space within five occupied stories, plus a mezzanine for a total of six stories, at a building height of 65 feet along with supporting open space across the 5.85-acre Project Site. The northern part of the Project Site fronting on E. El Monte Street is identified as the 700 Plaza, while the southern part of the Project Site fronting on E. Grand Avenue is identified as the 800 Plaza. The 700 Plaza would contain 102 residential condominiums and 36,352 square feet of commercial space including 7,736 square feet of restaurant/bakery space, a 25,233 square-foot fitness center, and 3,383 square feet commercial live-work space. The 800 Plaza would contain 141 residential condominium units and 39,694 square feet of commercial space including 8,866 square feet of restaurant/café space, 7,115 square feet of retail, a 20,330 square-foot market, and 3,383 square feet of commercial live-work space. In total, there would be 243 units (413,238 square feet) and 76,046 square feet of commercial uses. The proposed Project includes the development of a central park area, a central plaza and secondary plaza. The developed parts of the Project are organized around a 23,218 square-foot central park area and 10,325 square-foot central plaza with expansive landscaping and outdoor seating areas with the focus of creating an internal, pedestrian oriented open space.
The Applicant is requesting approval of the following entitlements: (1) Zone Change to change the zoning of the Project Site to Planned Development (PD) Overlay Zone; (2) Development Agreement; (3) Tentative Tract Map; (4) Precise Plan of Design; (5) Master Sign Program; and (6) Certification of an EIR pursuant to CEQA. In addition to the entitlements identified above, approvals are also required for all other discretionary and ministerial permits needed to implement the Project.