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Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the City of Garden Grove Focused General Plan Update and Zoning Amendments

Location: Citywide

Project Description: The City of Garden Grove (City) will be the Lead Agency and will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Focused General Plan Update (GPU) and Zoning Amendments (Project). For responsible and trustee agencies, we are interested in your agency’s views as to the appropriate scope and content of the DEIR pertaining to your agency’s statutory responsibilities related to the Project. We will need the name of a contact person for your agency. For interested individuals, we would like to be informed of environmental topics of interest to you regarding the Project.

The City has already determined that an EIR is required for the proposed Focused GPU and Zoning Amendments, however, as permitted by CEQA Guidelines Section 15060(d) (Preliminary Review), the City prepared an Initial Study (see attached) for the Project to determine which potential impacts are required to be analyzed further in the EIR and which impacts do not require any further evaluation (aesthetics, agriculture/forest resources, mineral resources, and wildfire do not require further evaluation).

Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15082(a)(2), the proposed Project, its location, and its potential environmental effects are described in the Initial Study. The City welcomes public input during the Notice of Preparation (NOP) review period.

Notice Period: June 30, 2021 to July 30, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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Public Review Draft of the Initial Study/Negative Declaration for the WestGrove Center Project

Location: West side of Valley View Street, south of Chapman Avenue at 12141 Valley View Valley View Street

Related Cases: General Plan Amendment No. GPA-002-2021, Planned Unit Development No. PUD-104-73 (Rev. 2018/ Rev. 2021), and Site Plan No. SP-097-2021

Project Description: The Project site is currently developed with a former 33,375-sf bowling alley building, which has been vacant since early 2018, and surface parking. The Project involves repurposing the existing building to accommodate new commercial and restaurant uses, and the construction of a new 2,000 square foot drive-thru coffee shop in the southeastern portion of the Project site. While specific tenants have not been identified, it is anticipated the existing building would accommodate a 12,082-sf anchor tenant, a 1,665-sf restaurant with drive-thru, a 2,792-sf restaurant, and a 2,757-sf restaurant. The eastern and southern portions of the existing building would be demolished to accommodate parking and the path of vehicular travel. At completion, there would be 21,296 sf of building area on-site. Additionally, a shared 900-sf outdoor patio area would be provided for the in-line restaurants, and the drive-thru coffee shop would have a 300-sf outdoor patio area. Existing surface parking would be replaced and new landscaping would be installed throughout the site. The Project site has a General Plan land use designation of Civic Institutional, and is zoned Planned Unit Development No. PUD-104-73 Rev. 2018. The Project involves: (1) a General Plan Amendment (GPA) (No. GPA-002-2021) to change the land use designation of the Project site from Civic Institutional to Light Commercial, (2) a Site Plan (No. SP-097-2021) to repurpose the existing vacant bowling alley building to accommodate four commercial tenants, and to construct a 2,000 square foot drive-thru coffee shop; and (3) an text amendment to PUD-104-73 (Rev. 2018/Rev. 2021) to expand the commercial uses permitted to include the uses permitted in the C-1 zoning district.

Public Hearing Date: March 4, 2021

Notice Period: February 10, 2021 to March 2, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for a 6-Unit Apartment Project

Location: South side of Chapman Ave, just east of Loraleen Street, at 9312 Chapman Avenue

Related Cases: General Plan Amendment No. GPA-001-2021, Amendment No. A-030-2021, & Site Plan No. SP-093-2021

Project Description: A request to develop a 20,500 square foot lot with a new multiple-family residential project consisting of a six (6) unit apartment building (the “project”). The specific land use entitlement approvals requested include: (i) Amendment to rezone the property from R-1 (Single-Family Residential) to R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential) to facilitate the development of the residential project; (ii) General Plan Amendment to amend the General Plan Land Use Designation of the property from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) to facilitate the development of the residential project; and (iii) Site Plan to construct the six (6) unit apartment building along with associated site improvements. The Planning Commission will also consider a recommendation that the City Council adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and an associated Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the project.

Public Hearing Date: January 21, 2021

Notice Period: December 23, 2020 to January 12, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for Pavilion Plaza West

Location: South side of Chapman Avenue, west of Brookhurst Street, at 9852 Chapman Avenue

Related Cases: Site Plan No. SP-096-2021, Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-200-2021, Variance No. V-032-2021, and Tentative Parcel Map No. PM-2020-174

Project Description: A request for Site Plan approval to demolish a 76,000 square foot, vacant grocery store building (formerly Vons Pavilion), to construct an approximately 65,980 square foot shopping center, Pavilion Plaza West, in the form of a 3,500 square foot drive-thru restaurant pad building, a 11,200 square foot restaurant pad building, and a 51,280 square foot multi-tenant building. Also, a request for Conditional Use Permit approval to operate and construct the drive-thru restaurant pad building, Variance approval to deviate from the Title 9 Municipal Code Section 9.18.090.070.B (Neighborhood Mixed Use Zone Development Standards) requirement for any gross building footprint of structures at ground level to not exceed 40,000 square feet of contiguous floor area, and Tentative Parcel Map approval to subdivide the 7.03-acre (306,411 square feet) property into two (2) parcels to create a new 0.45-acre (9,459 square feet) parcel for the proposed drive-thru restaurant pad building. The Planning Commission will also consider the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and an associated Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the project.

Public Hearing Date: February 18th, 2021

Notice Period: January 28, 2021 to February 17, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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