CUP No. 2023-072 and Ordinance No. 940 (DA 2023-072)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Bell Gardens
Document Title
CUP No. 2023-072 and Ordinance No. 940 (DA 2023-072)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Applicant proposes the demolition of an existing 960 square-foot (“SF”) structure, the construction of a new 2,500 SF commercial building, and the development of the Mr. Nice Guy storefront cannabis retail use, subject to conditions of approval inclusive of the execution of a development agreement by and between Mr. Nice Guy Bell Gardens, LLC and the City of Bell Gardens.

Contact Information

Steven Jones
Agency Name
City of Bell Gardens
Job Title
City Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Bell Gardens
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Eastern Avenue and Watcher Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3) Common sense exemption; 15303(c) New construction or conversion of small structures
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Pub. Res. Code § 21000 et seq.) and CEQA Guidelines (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15000 et seq.), CUP No. 2023-072 and DA No. 2023-072 be found categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) (Common Sense Exemption) and Section 15303(c) (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures). The Project involves the demolition of a vacant dilapidated structure and development of a 2,500 SF retail storefront that would provide for conditionally approved onsite sales of cannabis and cannabis products similar to other retail uses.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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