Westminster Gardens Specific Plan Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Duarte
Document Title
Westminster Gardens Specific Plan Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Specific Plan/SP-Specific Plan
Document Description
The proposed project will update the Westminster Gardens Specific Plan (WGSP) through a comprehensive update, repealing in its entirety the existing Specific Plan, replacing it with a new Specific Plan to facilitate redevelopment of the existing LPC. The updated WGSP identifies the long-term vision and objectives for private redevelopment, new residential and non-residential development capacity, and associated public and private improvements within the WGSP area over a 15-to-20-year span. The WGSP update establishes the general type, parameters, and character of the development aimed at transforming the current Westminster Gardens LPC campus into a vibrant and dynamic environment with senior-centric amenities, services, and multiple housing and continuum of care options at various price points, providing aging Duarte residents a destination to continue to reside within the City. Redevelopment under the updated WGSP is intended to address the unmet demand for senior housing and services within Duarte and the surrounding communities. Implementation of this amendment allows for redevelopment of the Westminster Gardens LPC campus to allow an increase in build-out capacity from 149 to 550 residential units/beds and from 27,663 to 112,000 square feet of non-residential floor area. Another major goal of updating the WGSP is to achieve a coordinated, cohesive environment and character within the Westminster Gardens LPC by updating development and design standards.

Contact Information

Scott Nash
Agency Name
City of Duarte
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Central Avenue and Santo Domingo Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
8529-014-025, -026, -028, and -029
State Highways
I-210 and I-605
Metro Gold Line
San Gabriel River and Santa Fe Dam

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, 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 (Senior Living)(Units 401, Acres 14.36), Other (+625,492 SF of Life Plan Community Non-Residential Floor Area)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, 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, 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 Agency(ies)]

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