Hive Live Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Costa Mesa
Document Title
Hive Live Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan Land Use designation Industrial Park (IP) within the North Costa Mesa Specific Plan/ Zoning Designation of Planned Development Industrial (PDI) with a Special Area (North Costa Mesa Specific Plan). The North Costa Mesa Specific Plan (Specific Plan) identifies the project site as Subarea 1 (Home Ranch) C (Industrial Park).
Document Description
The project proposes to demolish the existing Hive Creative Office Campus and Los Angeles Chargers practice field and construct a new multi-phased master-planned residential community (“Hive Live”). The project proposes up to 1,050 dwelling units (rental/apartment units) in three buildings, 3,692 square feet of retail uses, and 335,958 square feet of open space. Each building includes its own residential amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, pool/spa, coworking lounge, and various other amenities along with open space. Between each building, the project would provide paseos and bicycle/pedestrian access to the nearby Rail Trail. These paseos are envisioned to be publicly accessible during business hours and would also provide open space opportunities to on-site residents as well.

Contact Information

Chris Yeager
Agency Name
City of Costa Mesa
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Costa Mesa
Southern California
Cross Streets
Susan Street and South Coast Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-405, SR-55, SR-73
John Wayne Airport
Santa Ana River

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 Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 8, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1050, Acres 14.25), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 2215, Acres .01, Employees 2)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


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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