North Paramount Gateway Specific Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Paramount
Document Title
North Paramount Gateway Specific Plan
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
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 replaces two existing specific plans - the Clearwater North Specific Plan and the Howe/Orizaba Specific Plan - into a single specific plan, slightly expands the planning area to incorporate additional key parcels along Paramount Boulevard and provides a land use plan to support reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT), sustainability efforts, and economic vitality near the planned West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) light rail transit station at the Paramount Boulevard/Rosecrans Avenue intersection. The proposed NPGSP would be implemented through a General Plan Amendment that would include identification of the NPGSP and change of General Plan Land Use designations along Paramount Boulevard from Commercial and Multiple-Family Residential to Area Plan. The proposed NPGSP would replace the current zoning standards with customized standards for mixed-use infill development and comprehensive design standards for the built environment. The NPGSP would revise the existing zoning designations and boundaries of Multiple-Family Residential (R-M); General Commercial (C-3); Commercial-Manufacturing (C-M); and PD-PS (Planned Development with Performance Standards) to proposed the NPGSP zoning designations of Multiple-Family Residential, Medium Density (R-M) (distinguished from R-M-HD); Multiple-Family Residential, High Density (R-M-HD) (a new zoning designation per the proposed NPGSP); Mixed-Use, Medium Density (MU-1); and Mixed-Use, High Density (MU-2). The maximum residential density would increase from 22 du/ac to 30 du/ac in the Multiple-Family Residential (R-M) and Mixed-Use, Medium Density (MU-1) zones, and to 40 du/ac in the Multiple-Family Residential High Density (R-M-HD) and Mixed-Use, High Density (MU-2) zones. Maximum building heights and floor area ratio (FAR) would generally remain consistent with current standards, with a 30 to 45-foot height limit and 1.5 to 2.0 FAR maximum for applicable zoning designations. The General Plan Land Use Map designation “Area Plan” would be expanded to encompass the entire NPGSP area. The maximum buildout, which is anticipated to occur in 2045, of the proposed NPGSP zoning would result in 5,044 residential units and 31,171 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
Parcel #
State Highways
I-105, I-710, SR-91, SR-19
Union Pacific
Roosevelt Elem., Park Elem., Paramount Middle
Los Angeles River

Notice of Completion

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 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 Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Specific Plan (Residential, Commercial))
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, 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, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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