Descanso Gardens Master Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Descanso Gardens Master Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Botanical Garden/Public Facilities and Open Space Zones/Open Space General Plan designation
Document Description
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to adopt a comprehensive 15-year Master Plan (proposed project) to guide the development of Descanso Gardens (Master Plan Area) between 2020 and 2035. Descanso Gardens is one of the four botanic gardens/arboreta of Los Angeles County's park system. The Master Plan Area is an approximately 149-acre property located in the City of La Canada Flintridge adjacent to the eastern City of Glendale boundary, within the Fifth Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County, approximately 11 miles north of the Los Angeles Civic Center. The Master Plan Area is located in the San Rafael and La Canada Land Grants of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute Pasadena topographic quadrangle in Township 1 North, Range 13 West, Section 2; and Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Section 35 (Figure 1, Topographic Map with USGS 7.5-Minute Quadrangle Index). See Attachment for Full Details.

Contact Information

Julie Yom
Agency Name
Los Angeles County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Los Angeles County
Contact Types
Project Applicant


La Cañada Flintridge
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Descanso Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
5813-008-909. 5813-008-9 10. 5813-008-902, 5813-008-903, 5813-008-904
State Highways
SR-2, I-210
See Attachment
Winery Canyon Channel, Flint Canyon Wash, Arroyo Seco, Verdugo Wash
1, 2 N
2, 35

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), 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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Recreational (Botanical Garden)
Local Actions
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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