Bell Gardens Water Reservoir


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bell Gardens, City of (City of Bell Gardens)
Document Title
Bell Gardens Water Reservoir
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
City of Bell Gardens, Public Works Department
Present Land Use
Zoning-Medium Density Residential (R-3); General Plan-Open Space Parks

Document Description
The 1.82-acre Project area is located within the northeastern portion of the City of Bell Gardens. The three alternative Project sites within the Project area that are under consideration for the Project (as described below) are located within a rectangular area comprised of 11 parcels (Reference Exhibit) at 6607-6673 Florence Place and 6937-6951 Emil Avenue in the City of Bell Gardens. The City of Bell Gardens owns the parcels, which are covered with natural turf, mature trees, and shrubs. The alternate sites (Reference Exhibits) are bounded to the north by Bell Gardens Veterans Park and the Bell Gardens Boys and Girls Club, on the south by Florence Place and a mix of single-family and multiple-family residences south of Florence Place, on the east by Emil Avenue and duplex and triplex residences east of Emil Avenue, and on the west by Perry Road and BBB Market west of the Perry Road/Florence Place intersection. The three alternative Project sites are separated from Bell Gardens Veterans Park by an alley. The City of Bell Gardens is intending to construct above-ground site improvements to its Well No. 1 Facility. The improvements would supplement the existing Well No. 1 that is located at the northeast corner of Perry Road and Florence Place. In addition, the City intends to construct a new water well and install a new water reservoir tank (tower). The new water tower would be located within one of three potential locations (Project sites) within the 1.82-acre Project area, referred to in this document as Subarea A, Subarea B, and Subarea C as described below. (See NOC for full details)

Contact Information
Chau L. Vu
City of Bell Gardens, Public Works Department
8327 Garfield Avenue
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Phone : (562) 806-7770


Bell Gardens
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Florence Pl and Emil Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
Suva Elementary School; Suva Intermediate School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Public Works Projects)
Local Action
Grading Permit; Building Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 7 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 7


Environmental Document
2020049058 NOA   PDF 657 K Appendices   PDF 36779 K Draft MND, MMRP   PDF 536 K Initial Study   PDF 6357 K NOI   PDF 56 K OPR's Summary Form   PDF 880 K
NOC   PDF 1690 K
State Comments
2020049058_Caltrans Comment   PDF 156 K

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