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Environmental Documents

The Planning Division administers the environmental review process for all land-use projects within the City pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as applicable.  All projects and proposals are reviewed to ensure that the health and safety of the public are protected and that all project related impacts are appropriately mitigated.  Major projects currently going through the entitlement process include:

 

 


Billboard Ordinance and Freeway Overlay Zone
Non-Residential Properties along the I-10 Freeway


Project Description:                                                
The City of El Monte is proposing a Zone Change to establish a freeway overlay zone for certain non-residential zones along the I-10 freeway and a Code Amendment to revise Titles 16 (Subdivisions) and 17 (Zoning) of the El Monte Municipal Code to allow the installation of billboards in the overlay zone. Specifically, the following Chapters are proposed for revision: 16.26 (Design Standards); 17.04 (Definitions); 17.12 (Sign Standards and Signage Regulation); 17.24 (Conditional Use Permit); 17.54 (C-3 Zone); 17.70 (Outdoor Advertising Structures); 17.72 (Downtown El Monte Retail Core Facade Design Standards); and 17.88 (Freeway Overlay Zone
Environmental Description:

Responses to Comments

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Notice of Intent

Public Review Period: April 7, 2017 to May 8, 2017
Review Body: The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council at a public hearing, with the City Council making the final decision.
Contact: Benjamin Martinez, Economic Development Senior Manager
bmartinez@elmonteca.gov or (626) 580-2248,
Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (except holidays)

Garvey/La Madera Mixed-Use Project
11619-11707 Garvey Avenue, 11726-11728 Asher Street and 3024 La Madera Avenue


Project Description  
The project calls to construct a multi-story mixed-use project on a 2.98 acre site bounded by La Madera Avenue to the west, Garvey Avenue to the south and Asher Street and Baseball Street to the north.  The main building along Garvey Avenue will be up to 4-stories in height and will include ground floor retail and upper floor assisted living and 28 senior housing units.  A second smaller building to the north will be 2-stories in height and will house a memory care facility.  Requested entitlements include a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change (for the northern portion of the site) to Mixed/Multi-Use (MMU) to allow a mixed-use project, a Tentative Tract Map, Conditional Use Permit for senior housing and a multi-tenant building, Design Review for the architecture and Modifications to reduce the density and number of loading spaces.  An Initial Study has been prepared for the project:

Public Comments
Comments on the Initial Study were received from April 29, 2016 to May 23, 2016.  In addition, a community meeting was held on Thursday, May 12, 2016.  The project is currently going through the entitlement process with public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council.

For questions, please contact Paula Kelly at pkelly@elmonteca.gov or at (626) 258-8626.


Hickson Industrial Project
10640 Hickson Street

 

Project Description:  The proposed project calls for the construction of two (2) industrial buildings (Building 1 and Building 2) on a vacant 4.03-acre site. Building 1 will have a total area of 44,428 square feet (39,428 square feet of warehouse space and 5,000 square feet of office space) and three (3) truck loading docks; and Building 2 will have a total area of 48,668 square feet and three (3) truck loading docks. The two buildings will total 93,096 square feet.  Parking for the proposed project will be provided by surface parking areas and will include 115 parking spaces. The site is located in the Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zone. Requested entitlements include a Conditional Use Permit since the proposed new development will be within 150 feet of a residentially zoned or used property and Design Review for the new industrial buildings. The project will also require a Lot Line Adjustment to create two parcels from the current three parcels.
Environmental Documents: Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Appendices
Notice of Availability 
Public Review Period: April 20, 2017, ending at 5:00 p.m. May 11, 2017
Community Meeting: Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:   6:30 p.m.
Place:  El Monte City Hall
            City Hall West – Conference Room A
            11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA 91731
Review Body: The final project will be presented to the Planning Commission at a separate public hearing.
Contact:
Paula Kelly, Contract Planner
pkelly@elmonteca.gov or (626) 258-8660,
Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (except holidays)

Lawrence Equipment Project
11228 Chosen Street

Project Description
The applicant is proposing to demolish existing commercial, industrial and residential structures and construct a new 34,588 square foot office/warehouse building and a 57 space surface parking lot for an expansion of the existing Lawrence Equipment Company. Requested entitlements include a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for a portion of the site, a Conditional Use Permit for a buffer use, Design Review for new construction and Modifications related to side yard setbacks and fence heights.  The project was originally presented to the Planning Commission in December 2015.  That version of the project included a parking lot at 12202 Chosen Street, which has since been removed.

An Initial Study has been prepared for the project

Public Comments

Comments on the Initial Study will be received from March 9, 2017 to March 30, 2017. Any person may provide comments in writing via mail or email to:

Jennifer Davis, Contract Planner

El Monte City Hall, Planning Division

11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California 91731

jdavis@elmonteca.gov


Comments on the Initial Study were also received during the two previous review periods, in June 2014 for the original study and from November 12, 2015 to December 14, 2015 for a revised study.  A community meeting on the Initial Study was also held in June 2014. 

For questions, please contact Jennifer Davis at jdavis@elmonteca.gov or at (626) 258-8626. 

 


San Gabriel Valley Water Company
11802-11822 Ranchito Street and 4626 Madera Stree
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Project Description
The applicant is proposing to replace an existing well for the Plant No. 1 facility that has been damaged and cannot be repaired.  The project will also replace the existing 62 year old reservoir to meet modern code requirements.  Additional improvements include constructing four well buildings and completing street and sidewalk repairs and installing new walls and landscaping.  Requested entitlements include a Conditional Use Permit for a government related facility (for a water company).  An Initial Study has been prepared for the project:

Comments on the Initial Study will be received from September 8, 2016 to October 10, 2016.  Any person may provide comments in writing via mail or email to:
           Jennifer Davis, Contract Planner
           El Monte City Hall, Planning Division
           11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California 91731
           jdavis@elmonteca.gov

Community Meeting  
In addition, a Community Meeting to receive comments on the project and environmental document will be held:
           Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM
           El Monte City Hall West, Conference Room A
           11333 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California 91731

For questions, please contact Jennifer Davis at jdavis@elmonteca.gov or at (626) 258-8626.


Valley Commercial Project

9933 Valley Boulevard
 
Project Description:
The proposed project calls for a new 2-story 17,000 square foot multi-tenant commercial building with underground parking.  The site is currently zoned Heavy Commercial (C-4) and High Density Residential (R-4).  Requested entitlements include a General Plan and Zone Change for the entire site to be developed for commercial uses.  Other entitlements include a Tentative Tract Map to subdivide the tenant spaces for condominium purposes, a Conditional Use Permit for a multi-tenant development, Design Review for the architecture and Modifications for loading and minimum lot size for a multi-tenant building.      
 
Environmental Description:
 
Public Review Period:
June 29, 2017 to July 20, 2017
 
Review Body:
The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council at a public hearing on August 8, 2017, with the City Council making the final decision.
 
Contact:
Tony Bu, Associate Planner
tbu@elmonteca.gov or (626) 258-8626, 
Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (except holidays)
 
                                

Valley Mixed-Use Project and Expanded Zone Change
Project: 11640-11710 Valley Boulevard
Expanded Area: 11730 and 11740 Valley Boulevard and 3147 Baseball Avenue 


Project Description
The project calls to construct a 4-story mixed-use project with 31,240 square feet of commercial space, 76 upper story residential units and 311 surface and underground parking spaces.  The 2.57 acre site was formerly developed with an automobile dealership.  Requested entitlements include a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change to Mixed/Multi-use to allow a mixed-use project, a Tentative Tract Map (TTM) for condominium purposes and Design Review (DR) for the building architecture and site landscaping.  In addition, staff initiated expanding the General Plan Amendment and Zone Change to include the properties to the east at 11730 Valley Boulevard, 11740 Valley Boulevard and 3147 Baseball Avenue.  An Initial Study has been prepared for the project:

Public Comments
Comments on the Initial Study were received from March 14, 2016 to April 13, 2016. In addition, a Community Meeting was held on March 31, 2016.  The project is currently going through the entitlement process with public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council.

For questions, please contact Paula Kelly at pkelly@elmonteca.gov or at (626) 258-8626. 

 

Environmental for Approved Projects

Bannister Project
4422-4436 Bannister Street

The project calls to construct 22 two-story single-family dwelling units on a 3.15 acre site. In September 2015, the City Council approved the project and adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration:



Flair Spectrum Project
9400 Flair Drive

The 14.66 acre project site is located at the southeast corner of Flair Drive and Rio Hondo Avenue.  The project includes a 250-room hotel, a 690,000 square foot retail outlet center, 600 dwelling units and 3,491 parking spaces.

In January 2015, the City Council approved the project and certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR):

 
Garvey/Tyler Project
11022-11048 Garvey Avenue

The project calls to demolish the existing developments on the site and construct a new mixed-use project with 67 multi-family units, 3 work-live units and a 2,150 square foot retail building.  The 3.49 acre site is located on the south side of Garvey Avenue between Tyler Avenue and Consol Avenue. In August 2015, the City Council approved the project and adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration:

 

Hickson Industrial Project
10620 Hickson Street
The project calls to construct two industrial buildings totaling 67,111 square feet on a vacant 2.89 acre site.  In April 2016, the Planning Commission approved the project and adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration:
 



Palo Verde Apartments Project
4707 and 4716 N. Peck Road

The project calls to construct a new 49-unit affordable housing development on a 1.03 acre site. In January 2016, the Planning Commission approved the project and adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration:

Rowland Housing Project
4127-4143 Rowland Avenue

The project calls to construct a 71-unit multi-family development with two- and three- story structures on a vacant 3-acre site.  In January 2016, the City Council approved the project and adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration:


Valley & Ramona Residential Project
11127 Ramona Boulevard


The project calls to construct a 62-unit townhouse development (including 4 live-work units) on a vacant 3.08 acre site.  In May 2016, the City Council approved the project and adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration:


Walmart Project
4000 Arden Road

This project calls to construct an 182,429 square foot supercenter with associated circulation, parking and loading facilities on a 15.4 acre site.  The center would include merchandise and groceries, off-site alcohol sales, smaller sub-tenant and an outdoor garden center.  

In September 2015, the City Council approved the project and certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR):  

Final EIR

Draft EIR:


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11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA. 91731-3293
 
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