North Paramount Gateway Specific Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Paramount
Document Title
North Paramount Gateway Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Multiple-Family Residential (R-M), General Commercial (C-3), Commercial-Manufacturing (C-M), and PD-PS (Planned Development with Performance Standards)
Document Description
The proposed Project is the North Paramount Gateway Specific Plan, which replaces two existing specific plans within the Project site—the Clearwater North Specific Plan and the Howe/Orizaba Specific Plan, both adopted by the City of Paramount in 1987. The intent of the Project is to combine the two specific plan areas into a single specific plan, slightly expand the plan area to incorporate additional key parcels along Paramount Boulevard, and develop a plan that provides long-term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled, supports sustainability efforts, promotes community health and well-being, and strengthens the economic vitality of businesses and individuals. The Project involves the rezoning of 279 acres from a mix of Multiple-Family Residential (R-M), General Commercial (C-3), Commercial-Manufacturing (C-M), and PD-PS (Planned Development with Performance Standards) to Multiple-Family Residential, Medium Density (R-M), Multiple-Family Residential, High Density (R-M-HD), Mixed-Use, Medium Density (MU-1), and Mixed-Use, High Density (MU-2). The maximum residential density will increase from the current 22 dwelling units/acre (du/acre) to 30 du/ac in the R-M and MU-1 zones and 40 du/ac in the R-M-HD and MU-2 zones. Maximum heights and floor area ratios will generally remain consistent with current standards, with a 45-foot height limit and 2.0 FAR maximum for most projects. The projected net change in development within the Specific Plan area is 5,044 residential units and 31,171 square feet of retail and office space, which would be in addition to the existing 1,707 residential units and 159,829 square feet of retail and office space.

Contact Information

John King
Agency Name
City of Paramount
Job Title
Assistant Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Paramount Blvd./Rosecrans Ave.
Total Acres
State Highways
I-105, I-710, SR-91, SR-19
Union Pacific
Roosevelt Elementary, Park Elementary, Paramount Middle School
Los Angeles 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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), 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, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Specific Plan (Residential, Commercial))
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, 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
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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