New 34-Unit Residential Mixed Use Developed/Density Bonus & Affordable Housing Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Glendale
Document Title
New 34-Unit Residential Mixed Use Developed/Density Bonus & Affordable Housing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
To demolish the existing, approximately 2,880 SF commercial building (built 1980) and associated parking lot, and construct a new three- and four-story mixed-use development designed with three separate buildings – “A”, “B” & “C”. The project will provide 4,473 SF of commercial area on the ground level and 32,567 SF, 34-unit multi-family residential units within the upper two-stories of buildings “A” & “B” facing Foothill Blvd. and the upper three-stories in building “C” at the rear. The total combined floor area (commercial and residential) proposed for the project is 37,040 SF. Parking for the project consists of 19 on-grade parking spaces for the commercial tenants and 77 parking spaces within a sub/semi-subterranean parking garage for the residents. The site is 30,870 square feet located on the southeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Lowell Avenue in the CH – Commercial Hillside zone. On March 9, 2020, the Director of Community Development approved with conditions a Density Bonus Housing (PDBP 1904390) with five affordable units reserved for very-low income households, and findings for three concessions because at least 15% of the base number of units are reserved for very low income households as follows: 1). Increase the maximum height and stories to 51 feet and 4 stories for the rear building (Building “C”), 2) Increase the maximum allowed lot coverage to 75%, and 3) Reduce the total required common outdoor space by 1,187 SF. On February 25, 2021, the Design Review Board approved, with conditions, the design of the proposed mixed-use development described above (DRB Case No. PDR 2011350).

Contact Information

Milca Toledo
Agency Name
City of Glendale
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Foothill Boulevard and Lowell Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt from CEQA review as a Class 32-“In-fill Development Projects” exemption pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 because the project meets all the conditions for an in-fill development project as follows: a) The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations; b) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban areas; c) The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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