Modelo Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Commerce, City of (City of Commerce)
Document Title
Modelo Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Comstock Realty Partners, LLC
Present Land Use
Land Use: Park, Vacant Lot; Zoning/General Plan: Public Facilities, Commercial Manufacturing

Document Description
The City of Commerce (City) received a development application from Comstock Realty Partners (Project Applicant) for a mixed-use development including park and open space, residential, and commercial uses. The proposed Modelo Project (Project) includes the reconstruction of the existing Veterans Memorial Park and adjacent vacant parcel into a revitalized Veterans Memorial Park, 825 residential units, and approximately 165,000 square feet of entertainment retail. The Project site was previously used for landfill operations, and thus, a component of the Project involves remediation to allow for construction of the Project. Additionally, the Project would enhance transit connection to the Project site.

Contact Information
Joseph Palombi
City of Commerce
2535 Commerce Way
Commerce, CA 90040

Phone : (323) 722-4805 ext. 2389


33°58'18.91"N 118°07'39.1"W
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Gage Avenue and Zindell Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
several; 6357:-018-005
State Highways
Ellen Ochoa Prep chool
Rio Hondo River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (825 Units) Commercial (165,000 Sq. Ft.)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California State Lands Commission Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 7


Environmental Document
Modelo Project Initial Study   PDF 4006 K Modelo Project Summary Form   PDF 190 K NOP   PDF 2327 K
Letter   PDF 227 K NOC   PDF 1896 K
State Comments
2019080312_Caltrans_Response - GTS07-LA-2019-02771 Modelo Project   PDF 762 K 2019080312_NAHC_NOP Modelo Project 8   PDF 167 K

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