The project is the rescission of a previously approved Specific Plan Amendment to the
Uptown Whittier Specific Plan (SPA21-0001), and a return of development standards that were thereby eliminated by the rescission, to those previously existing before the implementation of SPA21-0001.
The previously-approved project was a Specific Plan Amendment to the
Uptown Whittier Specific Plan affecting the entire 185-acres with additional modifications to all of the Uptown Core zone and portions of the Uptown Center zone. Specific Plan Amendment No. SPA21-0001 amended certain definitions contained within the Uptown Whittier Specific Plan, and amended portions of the development and parking standards in the Specific Plan affecting properties within the entire Specific Plan, and parcels in the Uptown Core and Uptown Center areas. This project rescinds the referenced Specific Plan amendments that were previously approved by the City, and returns the development and parking standards of the Specific Plan to those previously existing, specifically relating to standards such as parking ratio, allowance of tandem and uncovered parking, the size of parking spaces, the depth location of parking lots, increased allowable height of towers/penthouses, modification of building types, and allowance of ground floor residential.