2021-2029 Housing Element Update (GPA22-0003)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Whittier
Document Title
2021-2029 Housing Element Update (GPA22-0003)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
An updated General Plan Housing Element to address the 2021-2029 (6th) Housing Element cycle. This Housing Element will replace the element adopted on October 12, 2021 as part of the comprehensive update to the City of Whittier’s General Plan. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared to evaluate the anticipated buildout of the Whittier Planning Area, which consists of approximately 21.8 square miles of land within the City’s boundaries (14.6 square miles) and land outside the City’s boundaries within the City’s Sphere of Influence (7.2 square miles). The EIR assessed the anticipated development that could occur within the Planning Area if every parcel in the city developed at the densities and intensities expected under the proposed General Plan. Anticipated growth accommodated by the Plan within the Planning Area included new and expanded businesses, governmental and educational uses, and residential development. Growth is projected for the area within the City as well as for the Planning Area, which includes the Sphere of Influence. It is noted that the total growth estimates anticipate buildout of the entire Planning Area. Actual future development would depend on future real estate market conditions, new state and federal laws and regulations, property owner preferences, site-specific constraints, technological advancements, and other factors. Significant environmental impacts were identified in the EIR and it was determined that, even with implementation of all feasible and recommended mitigation, the following impacts would remain significant and unavoidable: Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Transportation (VMT). As described in the EIR, there are sites within the City and its Planning Area that are on the lists of sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5.

Contact Information

Luis G. Escobedo
Agency Name
City of Whittier
Job Title
Assistant Director of Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
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Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Whittier
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Los Angeles
Final Environmental Document Available at
Whittier City Hall, Community Development Department, 13230 Penn Street, Whittier, CA 90602.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the 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


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