Torrance Gateway (Phase III)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Torrance
Document Title
Torrance Gateway (Phase III)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant Business Park / M-2 Zone (Heavy Manufacturing District) / Business Park Designation
Document Description
Construction of a five light industrial buildings for warehouse and manufacturing use, in conjunction with a subdivision into five parcels, all situated on property bounded to the north by 190th Street, to the east by Western Avenue, to the south by 195th Street, and to the west by Gramercy Place. Access to the site is proposed from one driveway and pedestrian pathways on 190th Street, one driveway and pedestrian pathways on Western Avenue, two driveways and pedestrian pathways on 195th Street, and two driveways and pedestrian pathways on Gramercy Place. The five buildings are of concrete tilt-up construction and measure a maximum 53’ in height. The buildings feature matching architectural design with varying projections, heights, and finishes, including aluminum canopies and accents panels. Construction is proposed in one phase. Building 8 is positioned at the northwest corner of 195th Street and Western Avenue with the main building entrances along Western Avenue and the truck courts and loading docks screened internally. Building 9 is positioned at the northeast corner of 195th Street and Gramercy Place with the main building entrances along Gramercy Place and the truck courts and loading docks screened internally. Buildings 10, 11, and 12 are positioned perpendicular to 190th Street between Gramercy Place and Western Ave with the main building entrances alongside 190th Street, and the truck courts and loading docks screened internally. Landscaping is provided in between parking areas and along the site perimeter, with monument sign enhancements at the northwest corner of 195th Street and Western Avenue, at southwest corner of 190th Street and Western Avenue, and at center along 190th Street. Parking and internal circulation is provided across the site with total 1,211 parking spaces. The floor plans for each building show similar layouts with tenant separations, ground floors, loading docks, and second story office mezzanines. Building 8 measures 138,813 square feet resulting in a 0.42 Floor Area Ratio (FAR), Building 9 measures 148,295 square feet resulting in a 0.42 FAR, Building 10 measures 148,638 square feet resulting in a 0.43 FAR, Building 11 measures 159,132 square feet resulting in a 0.46 FAR, and Building 12 measures 135,122 square feet resulting in a 0.42 FAR, all within the allowable 0.60 FAR. Combined the building floor area totals 730,000 square feet, resulting in a 0.43 FAR, within the maximum 0.60 FAR analyzed in the 2009 General Plan EIR (SCH No. 2008111046).

Contact Information

Oscar Martinez
Agency Name
City of Torrance
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Patrick Russell
Agency Name
T.I. Commerce Center, LLC
Job Title
Senior Vice President
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Ross Geller
Agency Name
Applied Planning, Inc.
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
190th Street, Western Avenue, 195th Street, and Gramercy Place
Total Acres
Parcel #
7352-016-040, 7352-016-042, 7352-016-044
State Highways
I-110, I-405, SR 91, SR 213
See "Other Location Info"
Dominguez Channel
Other Location Info
Arlington Elementary School, Ascension Lutheran Private School, Carr Elementary School, Casimir Middle School, Denker Avenue Elementary School, Edison Elementary School, El Camino College, Fern Elementary School, Gardena High School, Griffith Center, Halldale Elementary School, Hamilton Adult School, Lincoln Elementary School, North High School, Magruder Middle School, Nativity Private School, Pacific Lutheran High School, Peary Middle School, Riley High School, St. Catherine Laboure Private School, Torrance High School, Torrance Unified School District Headquarters, Van Deene Avenue Elementary School, Yukon Elementary School, and 186th Street Elementary School

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 730000, Acres 39, Employees 730)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, 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, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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

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