Design Review 23-01 and Tentative Tract Map 83992


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Rosemead
Document Title
Design Review 23-01 and Tentative Tract Map 83992
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Viet Mai has submitted a Design Review and Tentative Tract Map application, requesting to utilize the City’s Small Lot Ordinance for the subdivision of one parcel into five small lots. Each lot will contain one, three-story single-family dwelling unit with an attached two-car garage. The proposed project will also consist of new site improvements pertaining to landscaping, lighting, and a solid waste and recyclable material collection facility. The granting of a Discretionary Site Plan and Design Review and Tract Map is required for a small lot subdivision. The subject site is located at 4036 Walnut Grove Avenue (APN: 5391-006-024) in the Medium Multiple Residential (R-3) zone.

Contact Information

Annie Lao
Agency Name
City of Rosemead
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32 , Section 15332
Reasons for Exemption
Class 32, Section 15332 of the California Environmental Quality Act exempts projects characterized as in-fill development if the project meets the following conditions: 1) The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations; The Rosemead General Plan land use designation for the project site is High Density Residential (30 du/ac) and the project site is zoned R-3. Per Rosemead General Plan, Table 2-5 (General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Consistency Table), the project is consistent with the applicable General Plan Land Use designations and all applicable General Plan policies. In addition, the project is consistent with all applicable zoning designations and regulations as small lot subdivisions are permitted in the R-3 zone with the approval of a Tract Map and Discretionary Site Plan and Design Review. 2) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses; The project site is approximately 0.26 acres and is located within the City of Rosemead’s municipal boundaries. The project site is surrounded by urban uses and bounded by residential use to the north, west, and south and a self-storage facility to the east of the project site. Within the same block, there are residential developments, a retail shop, a motel, a place of religious assembly, and an educational institute. One block extending south along Walnut Grove Avenue is generally characterized by a mix of retail, restaurants, beauty salons, and offices. 3) The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; The project site, located within a fully urbanized residential neighborhood, is disturbed and has been developed with three residential units, a paved surface driveway, and other site improvements for many decades. There is no habitat on the project site to support any endangered, rare, or threatened wildlife species, and there are no wetlands, riparian habitat, or other sensitive natural communities either on or adjacent to the project site. In addition, there are no plants or wildlife on the project site that are designated or would qualify as a sensitive or special status species in local or regional plans, policies, or regulations by the California Department of Fish and Game or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 4) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality, and; Traffic A Trip Generation and VMT Screening Assessment (Exhibit “C”) was reviewed and accepted by the City’s contract traffic engineer. The proposed residential development will result in fewer than 50 peak hour trips and does not require an intersection level of service analysis. The project is a small infill project within a low VMT area and is presumed to have a less than significant impact on VMT. Noise Both the construction and operation of the project will comply with all requirements of the Rosemead Noise Ordinance, per RMC Chapter 8.36. Therefore, the project will not cause significant noise impacts. Air Quality Vehicle trips will be the primary source of emissions associated with the project's operations. Given the nature of the proposed use, net emissions from operation of the project will be well below South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) thresholds. During project construction, the development team will comply with all applicable SCAQMD and City standards regarding construction equipment and fugitive dust to minimize any air quality impacts. Water Quality Preparation and compliance with a Low Impact Development (LID) Plan will ensure that the project meets all applicable water quality and water discharge requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and has no significant water quality impacts. 5) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The urbanized project site is already served by Southern California Edison (electric), the Southern California Gas Company (gas), and California American Water (water). Sanitary sewer service is provided by the City of Rosemead in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. Recycling and waste collection are provided by Republic Services, Inc. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department provide emergency response services. Will-serve letters have been obtained and the project will be adequately served by all of the foregoing agencies. Accordingly, Design Review 23-01 and Tentative Tract Map 83992 are classified as a Class 32 Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15332 of CEQA guidelines.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Notice of Exemption

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