Rolling Hills Estates General Plan Update Draft EIR

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rolling Hills Estates
Document Title
Rolling Hills Estates General Plan Update Draft EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
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
The proposed project is a comprehensive update of the City of Rolling Hills Estates General Plan (proposed General Plan Update or GPU). The proposed GPU would update the Land Use, Mobility (formerly Transportation), Housing, Conservation, Open Space and Recreation, Noise, and Safety (formerly Public Safety) Elements and would include new 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. The primary changes included in the proposed GPU include: Apply a new Commercial District Mixed-Use Overlay to the City's Commercial District that would allow for a base residential density of 30 dwelling units per acre with an opportunity for a 50-percent density bonus for projects that provide certain community benefits; Extend the existing Mixed-Use Overlay to the properties designated for Commercial Office; Redesignate the property on the northeastern corner of Highridge Road and Armaga Spring Road from Commercial Office to Neighborhood Commercial; Redesignate of the Seahorse Riding Club parcel along Crenshaw Boulevard from Commercial Recreation to Neighborhood Commercial; Revise allowable land uses in the Institutional designation to include affordable residential uses at 1 to 2 units per acre concentrated in small portions of Institutional properties; Adjust the land use designations of several parcels to match their current uses; Envision changing Silver Spur Road from a four-lane street to a two-lane street, narrowing it to a “main street” scale street, with angled parking (instead of parallel parking), buffered bike lanes, and other amenities; Envision removing Bart Earle Way (replaced by a rear entry drive aisle to access parking) and providing the roadway space for development as an addition to existing parcels along the north side of Bart Earle Way; and Envision reconnecting Deep Valley Drive if and when redevelopment of the Promenade Mall site occurs.

Contact Information

Jeannie Naughton
Agency Name
City of Rolling Hills Estates
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rolling Hills Estates
Los Angeles
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Entire City of Rolling Hills Estates
Total Acres
State Highways
Zamperini Field

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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, Santa Monica Bay Restoration, 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
Development Types
Other (General Plan Update)
Local Actions
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, 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


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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