Westminster Mall Specific Plan Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Westminster
Document Title
Westminster Mall Specific Plan Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Mixed Use Westminster Mall/C-2
Document Description
The proposed project would provide guidelines for mixed commercial, professional office, hotel, and residential development (which would vary in housing type and affordability). The development standards and guidelines will address: permitted uses, building heights (that vary by location on the site), edge treatments, setbacks, aesthetic design features, open space requirements, circulation, and landscaping. The development standards and guidelines would apply to future development as the proposed project does not include development of projects on-site. The proposed project would include a general plan amendment and a specific plan. Primary and secondary circulation within and to the project site would be similar to existing conditions, and would be provided through the 1-405 offramp and driveways along Balsa Avenue, Edwards Street, and Goldenwest Street. A pedestrian and bicycle gateway would be located at the northwestern corner of the site, north of the mall property in the Navy Railway easement. Additionally, future development of the Specific Plan must fit within the capacity of the existing roadway as road widening is not proposed. The Draft EIR would analyze the maximum square footage and number of units (3,000 dwelling units, 425 hotel rooms, 1.2 million square feet of non-residential uses (retail and office), and a maximum height of 10 stories (including density bonuses). Final numbers in the Specific Plan may change depending on the findings of the environmental review.

Contact Information

Steven Ratkay
Agency Name
City of Westminster
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Westminster
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Westminster Mall, Bolsa Avenue, Edwards Street, Goldenwest Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
195-373-08, 09, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 195-461-01, 195-462-01, 02
State Highways
I-405, SR-39, SR-22
Navy Railway easement
Ocean slew ES District, Huntington Beach Union HS District
Westminster Channel
Other Location Info
See NOC for coordinates.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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 Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 3000), Office (Sq. Ft. Other), Commercial (Sq. Ft. Other), Recreational (425 Hotel Rooms), Other (Mixed Use 1.2 Million Sq.Ft. Retail/Office)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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