Monrovia 2021-2029 Housing Element Update, Safety Element Update, and New Environmental Justice Element

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Monrovia
Document Title
Monrovia 2021-2029 Housing Element Update, Safety Element Update, and New Environmental Justice Element
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Housing Element is a policy document setting forth the City’s plan to accommodate its share of regional housing needs, as determined by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The City of Monrovia’s share for the 2021-2029 planning period is 1,670 new housing units. This allocation is referred to as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, or RHNA. The Housing Element does not specifically authorize the construction of any housing development, nor does it indicate where and when specific housing projects will occur. The Housing Element is a required component of the City’s General Plan and must be updated on a regular basis, as set forth in Government Code Sections 65580 – 65589.8.8. The Housing Element consists of the following components: 1) housing needs, 2) constraints to housing development, 3) housing resources (available sites and funding sources), 4) a housing plan, and 5) affirmatively furthering fair housing strategies. The implementation of the Monrovia Housing Plan identifies a series of zoning text amendments to the Monrovia Municipal Code. Those zoning text amendments need to be considered in order to respond to a number of State law requirements. The specific text amendments of the Zoning Code will be prepared by the City and adopted at a later time. The 2021-2029 Housing Element applies to all properties within the City of Monrovia on which existing and proposed General Plan land use designations and zoning districts allow residential and/or mixed-use development. In conjunction with this Housing Element Update, the City is also undertaking an update to the General Plan’s Safety Element to align it with recently enacted State Laws and adopt new climate adaptation and wildfire strategies. Lastly, the City developed a new Environmental Justice Element for the General Plan to comply with Senate Bill (SB 1000) and Senate Bill (SB 244). The purpose of the Environmental Justice Element is to address public health risks and environmental justice concerns of those living in disadvantaged communities as defined in Government Code, §65302(h)(4)(A), many of which are the result of geographic or procedural inequities. Since these policy documents do not specifically authorize the construction of any development, nor do these documents specifically indicate where and when specific housing projects will occur, this IS/MND examines the potential environmental impacts at a programmatic level.

Contact Information

John Mayer
Agency Name
Community Development Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Citywide, Countywide, Statewide
Cross Streets
Huntington Drive and Myrtle Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Interstate 210
Metro Gold Line
Santa Anita Wash

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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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), 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 22, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1670, Acres 8960)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, 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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