City of Bell Gardens Housing Element 2021-2029


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Bell Gardens
Document Title
City of Bell Gardens Housing Element 2021-2029
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Housing Element update includes a program to facilitate the development of ADUs. Other opportunities to meet the RHNA allocation exist in the City’s R3 (one property) and Mixed Use Overlay (with multiple parcels). The Mixed Use (MU) Overlay allows 30 units per acre with an FAR of 4.0 and up to four stories. The City has not yet amended the Zoning Code to implement the Mixed Use designation but utilizes the R-3 standards for the recent project application. Based on density, the MU sites (20-30 units per acre) can also facilitate lower income housing. The MU sites are assigned to the moderate and above moderate income RHNA categories. The City has also identified two sites for rezone into R-3 residential uses.

Contact Information

Carmen Morales
Agency Name
City of Bell Gardens
Job Title
City Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Bell Gardens
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Various sites within the City
State Highways
I-710. I-5
Montebello School District
Los Angeles River, Rio Hondo River

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 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 Water Resources (DWR), 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, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Mix of residential types and densities)(Units 603, Acres 25.17)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, 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


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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