All residential and mixed use General Plan and zoning designations
This Initial Study analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with adoption of the City of Downey’s sixth cycle (2021-2029) Housing Element. The Housing Element Update (HUE) consists of these components: 1) housing needs, 2) constraints to housing development, 3) housing resources (available sites and funding sources), and 4) a housing plan. The HEU applies to all properties within the City of Downey on which existing and proposed General Plan land use designations and zoning districts allow residential and/or mixed-use development. The HEU does not specifically authorize the construction of any housing development, nor does it indicate where and when specific housing projects will occur. This IS/ND examines the potential environmental impacts at a program level for only the HEU since it does not specifically authorize the construction of any housing development, nor does it indicate where and when specific housing projects will occur. Impacts associated with the General Plan and zoning ordinance amendments will be examined at a more focused level since these actions could increase the level of development allowed at specific sites.
Residential (Housing Element Update 6th Cycle)(Units 6525, Acres 8043)
General Plan Amendment
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), 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 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, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), 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 Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
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