Norwalk Entertainment District-Civic Center Specific Plan Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Norwalk
Document Title
Norwalk Entertainment District-Civic Center Specific Plan Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The City will prepare an EIR to analyze environmental impacts associated with implementation of the proposed project, which would include the establishment of the Norwalk Entertainment District-Civic Center Specific Plan. The proposed project seeks to implement the City’s Economic Development Opportunities Plan, which identified the project site as an area for the promotion of economic development, by revitalizing the project site with the development of a vibrant community-focused development. The proposed project to be described in the specific plan includes the construction of a mixed-use development with residential, commercial, and open space uses on the location of the current City Hall Lawn and surface parking lot. Up to 400 residential units and associated amenities would be developed. Up to 150,000 square feet of commercial uses would be developed and would include a mix of food and beverage establishments, retail, commercial, health and wellness facilities, and office uses. The proposed project would include ground-floor public open space and residential open space. Residential parking would be provided on-site, and the proposed project would also utilize the existing parking structure in the southern part of the project site for the proposed commercial uses. No modifications to the existing parking structure facility are proposed. No modifications are proposed to the existing Norwalk City Hall building or the small portion of the County building that are within the project site, and the existing uses within these structures would continue. Construction of the proposed project, in accordance with the proposed specific plan, is anticipated to begin in 2023 and last up to 24 months. A general plan amendment is proposed to establish a land use designation of specific plan for the project site. The development area of the project site is owned by the City but is proposed to be developed by the applicant through a public private partnership with the City, which may include, among other things, a lease to the applicant of portions of the project site in order to implement the development authorized by the specific plan.

Contact Information

Beth Chow, AICP
Agency Name
City of Norwalk, Community Development
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Norwalk Blvd and Imperial Highway
Total Acres
Parcel #
APN 8047-006-922, -924, and-925 and a portion of APN 8047-006-927
mainline rail; branch line; spur
La Canada Verde Creek

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), 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, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 400, Acres 7), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 150000, Acres 7, Employees 500)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, 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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