The proposed Project includes up to 764 multifamily residential units within two buildings up to four stories in height (or sixty eight feet and six inches) including at least one parking structure per building on the eastern portion of the Site, and 351 attached/detached and staked flat townhome units of up to three stories (or thirty eight feet and six inches) on the western portion of the Site. The Project entitlements include: Site Plan and Design Review (DOR) to approve the development of 1,115 total residential dwelling units, 10,000 square feet of restaurant area, and 111,581 square feet of publicly accessible but privately maintained open space; Vesting Tentative Tract Map (VTTM) for the proposed subdivision of the Project site; Specific Plan (SP) for adoption of the Imperial Avalon Specific Plan for the Project site; Development Agreement (DA); General Plan Amendment (GPA) to change the Project site’s General Plan land use designation from Regional Commercial and Low Density Residential to Urban Residential; and a Zone Change (ZC) to change the Project site’s zoning from Commercial, Automotive and RM-8-D zone to Imperial Avalon Specific Plan.
This is to advise that on November 21, 2022 the City Planning Commission certified the Project’s Environmental Impact Report and made certain CEQA findings, approved the VTTM and DOR and recommended approval to the City Council of Specific Plan No. 21-19, GPA No. 105-19, Zone Change No. ZCC 118-19 and DA No. 23-19. On November 22, 2022 the Project applicant filed a limited appeal of only VTTM Condition #48 to ensure consistency with the Project’s Development Agreement. On December 6, 2022, the City of Carson approved the appeal and VTTM with modified conditions of approval as well as adopted Specific Plan No. 21-19 (first reading), General Plan Amendment No. 105-19, Zone Change No. ZCC 118-19 (first reading), and Development Agreement No. DA 23-19 (first reading). Acting as lead agency on December 6, 2022 the City Council also made, ratified and affirmed the Planning Commission’s CEQA findings and actions as the Council’s own, including that
1. The Project will have a significant effect on the environment.
2. An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this Project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA.
3. Mitigation measures were made a condition of approval of the Project.
4. A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this Project.
5. A statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this Project.
6. Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA.