2021 Brawley Housing Element Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Brawley
Document Title
2021 Brawley Housing Element Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
City of Brawley
Document Description
Imperial County is located in a broad desert that has been transformed to productive agricultural lands by the importation of irrigation water. The City of Brawley is located in central Imperial County, which is in the southeastern corner of California near the Mexican border. Brawley is located approximately – ? 6 miles southeast of the City of Westmorland ? 9 miles to the south of the City of Calipatria ? 9 and 12 miles north of the Cities of Imperial and El Centro ? 21 miles north of Calexico situated along the Mexican border Within the context of the County, Brawley is located at the intersection of State Route 78 with State Route 86 and State Route 111. The New River flows from the southwest to the northern portion of the Brawley Planning Area and the Union Pacific Railroad generally extends north-to-south and bisects central Brawley. Brawley has historically played a significant role in the agricultural economy that characterizes Imperial County. The landscape around the urbanized areas is dominated by agricultural fields, scattered farmhouses, and related agricultural structures. Scenic views are enjoyed throughout Brawley including panoramic views of the stark topography of the Chocolate Mountains in the east and the foothills of the Peninsular Range in the west, the New River riparian corridor, and agricultural open space. Brawley's strategic crossroads location at several major highways and the railroad facilitates easy access for residents and visitors, and regional shipping services. The City continues to provide a unique urban setting for residential, commercial, agribusiness, and industrial uses. The City is distinguished by a historic downtown commercial and civic center surrounded by a variety of distinct residential neighborhoods, parks, some industrial development, agriculture, and a municipal airport.

Contact Information

Gordon R. Gaste
Agency Name
City of Brawley
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
City Wide

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (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 11 (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, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Colorado River Board, 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
Development Types
Other (Housing Element Update)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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