Rolling Hills Estates General Plan Update

Summary

SCH Number
2021050450
Lead Agency
City of Rolling Hills Estates
Document Title
Rolling Hills Estates General Plan Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Residential is the most common land use in the Planning Area, accounting for approximately 60% of uses in the Planning Area (PA). Most commercial land uses in the PA, including offices, mixed commercial and office uses, and general commercial, are located along Silver Spur Road, forming the City’s primary retail and office corridor. Public and community facilities, including churches, City administrative buildings, schools, medical facilities, and land used for utilities, account for 11 percent of all land uses in the PA. Parks and recreational uses represent approximately 20% of land in the Planning Area and include City managed parks, open spaces, and horse arenas, as well as private properties not managed by the City.

Document Description
In 2017, the City initiated a multi-year process to update the City's General Plan, referred to as “General Plan Update” or GPU. If adopted, this General Plan Update would be the overarching policy document that guides land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, community design, and other policy decisions through the anticipated plan horizon year of 2040. The General Plan Update would serve as the City's "blueprint" for future development, providing the policy guidance for achieving the community's vision. The City’s current General Plan dates back to 1992 and is in need of an update as new opportunities, challenges, and approaches have emerged in recent years. The proposed GPU will address emerging issues and community priorities, ensure compliance with State law, and revise implementing policy frameworks to focus on present and future goals and policy objectives. The proposed GPU will also incorporate new and updated assumptions, data, and analysis, as well as establish a new vision and blueprint for development and investment through 2040. The proposed GPU will address nine General Plan elements, seven of which are required by State law (i.e., circulation, conservation, housing, land use, noise, open space, and safety). In addition to these seven elements, the proposed GPU will establish a Sustainability Element. Rolling Hills Estates is essentially a built-out City with only two vacant parcels (other than those designated for open space), a low-density residential parcel and a commercial use parcel. The residential neighborhoods, as well as the parks and recreation areas, in the City are well-established and are not expected to change during the timeline of this proposed GPU. It is anticipated that the GPU will adjust the land use designations of certain parcels to match their current uses, including certain open space areas and parcels built out with high-density residential uses as these uses are not envisioned to change during the GPU timeline. The institutional properties (e.g., schools) are also envisioned to remain during the planning horizon. However, depending on the availability of the space, the proposed GPU may allow certain institutional uses to create opportunities for on-site affordable workforce housing. In addition, the existing mixed-use overlay that allows for residential development in the Commercial District may be extended to parcels designated for commercial office use. In addition to citywide planning direction, the GPU is expected to include focused long-range planning direction and visioning for the Commercial District. Potential changes to the Commercial District include revising development standards to reflect market needs and incentivize development/redevelopment in a manner consistent with the City’s vision for the District (to be developed as part of the GPU). Examples of potential revisions to development standards include: (1) increasing the allowed residential density in the mixed-use overlay; (2) consideration of form-based code standards; and (3) modernization of parking requirements to utilize land more efficiently.

Contact Information
Jeannie Naughton
City of Rolling Hills Estates, Planning Manager
Lead/Public Agency
4045 Palos Verdes Drive North
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Phone : (310) 377-1577
jeannien@rollinghillsestatesca.gov

Location

Cities
Rolling Hills Estates
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Entire City of Rolling Hills Estates
Total Acres
2378
State Highways
State Route 1
Airports
Zamperini Field
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Multiple

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (General Plan Update)
Local Action
General Plan Update General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Energy Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
NOP-RHE GPU_May 2021_final_05   PDF 4358 K RHE GPU Initial Study_final_May 2021_signed   PDF 2191 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOP for SCH-2_05   PDF 206 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021050450_Caltrans Comment   PDF 232 K 2021050450_NAHC Comment   PDF 322 K

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