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Notices of Preparation (NOP)

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.

Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City of Garden Grove Focused General Plan Update and Zoning Amendments (FGPUZA)

Location: Citywide

Project Description: The City of Garden Grove, as Lead Agency, hereby gives notice pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, regarding the preparation and completion of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Focused General Plan Update and Zoning Amendments (FGPUZA or “Project”). The City is proposing to amend the Housing Element, Land Use Element, and Safety Element, as well as prepare a new Environmental Justice Element, to comply with State law requirements. In addition to the General Plan update, the City is proposing various amendments to Title 9 (Land Use) of the Garden Grove Municipal Code in compliance with California Government Code (CGC) Section 65300 et seq. and to make it consistent with the Focused General Plan Update. Therefore, the proposed “Project” that is evaluated in the Draft EIR is adoption of both the Focused General Plan Update and Zoning Amendments (FGPUZA or “Project”).

The Draft EIR is an informational document that evaluates a proposed Project’s potential to significantly impact the environment, while also identifying ways to reduce or avoid environmental impacts through mitigation measures and alternatives to the Project.

Written comments may be submitted to the City of Garden Grove Community and Economic Development Department, Planning Services Division. Please indicate a contact person for your agency or organization (if applicable) and send comments to:

Chris Chung, Urban Planner City of Garden Grove, Community and Economic Development Department 11222 Acacia Parkway, P.O. Box 3070 Garden Grove, California 92840 714-741-5314 | chrisc@ggcity.org

First Public Hearing Date to Consider Adoption: October 21, 2021 (Planning Commission)

Notice Period: August 23, 2021 to October 6, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declarations (IS/MND)

Public Review Draft of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Site B2 Hotel Project

Location: Northwest corner of Harbor Boulevard and Twintree Avenue, along the west and east sides of Thackery Drive, east of Tamerlane Drive in the City of Garden Grove. The project site is located at 12241, 11261,12271, 12291, 12311 and 12323 Harbor Boulevard; and 12246, 12252, 12262, 12282, 12292, 12312, 12322, 12251, 12261, 12281, 12291, 12311, and 12321 Thackery Drive

Related Cases: Planned Unit Development No. PUD-141-01(A) and Site Plan No. SP-107-2022

Project Description: The proposed project involves construction of a full-service high-rise (maximum height of 350 feet) resort hotel with hotel program entertainment/pool deck (height of approximately 61 feet) on a 3.72-acre site. The proposed hotel would include 500 guest suites with balconies; themed pool experience with lazy river; storage and loading area at 8,600 square feet maximum; event space with a 600-person maximum occupancy theater; a grand ballroom at 9,490 square feet; two (2) meeting rooms at 4,194 square feet and 4,031 square feet, respectively; a variety of food and beverage opportunities to be placed throughout the hotel totaling in a maximum area of 22,296 square feet; themed amenities totaling 13,238 square feet; a 7,000-square foot arcade; and a spa and fitness center at 8,532 square feet. All hotel amenities, except for the ballroom, meeting rooms, and 11,148 square feet of restaurant, would be for the hotel guests use only. The proposed project would also include a five-level (approximately 61 feet) parking garage (four levels above grade and one level below grade) with a grand total of 528 spaces to serve the 500 guest suites, event space, commercial and retail uses, food and beverage needs, as well as other amenities such as spa and fitness center.

First Public Hearing Date to Consider Adoption:July 7, 2022 (Planning Commission)

Notice Period: June 9,2022 to June 28, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

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Public Review Draft of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for 9071, 9081, & 9091 Lampson Avenue

Location: North side of Lampson Avenue, between Magnolia Street and Loraleen Street, at 9071, 9081, and 9091 Lampson Avenue.

Related Cases: Planned Unit Development No. PUD-018-2022, Site Plan No. SP-118-2022, Tentative Tract Map No. TT-19232-2022, and Variance No. V-038-2022

Project Description: A REQUEST FOR A PROPOSED 13-UNIT SMALL LOT SUBDIVISION PROJECT ON AN APPROXIMATELY 1.6-ACRE SITE, LOCATED AT 9071, 9081, AND 9091 LAMPSON AVENUE (ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NOS. 133-183-55 - 58). THE SPECIFIC LAND USE ENTITLEMENT APPROVALS REQUESTED INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (I) RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT ZONING TO FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SMALL LOT SUBDIVISION PROJECT; (II) SITE PLAN APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT THE 13 TWO STORY HOMES ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED SITE IMPROVEMENTS; (III) TENTATIVE TRACT MAP APPROVAL TO SUBDIVIDE THE SUBJECT PROPERTIES TO FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT; AND (IV) VARIANCE APPROVAL TO DEVIATE FROM THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE FOR A RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.

First Public Hearing Date to Consider Adoption: December 1, 2022 (Planning Commission)

Notice Period: October 20, 2022 to November 18, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

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Notice of Determination (NOD)

Site B2 Hotel Project

Location: Northwest corner of Harbor Boulevard and Twintree Avenue, along the west and east sides of Thackery Drive, east of Tamerlane Drive in the City of Garden Grove. The project site is located at 12241, 11261,12271, 12291, 12311 and 12323 Harbor Boulevard; and 12246, 12252, 12262, 12282, 12292, 12312, 12322, 12251, 12261, 12281, 12291, 12311, and 12321 Thackery Drive

Related Cases: Planned Unit Development No. PUD-141-01(A) and Site Plan No. SP-107-2022

Project Description: The proposed project involves construction of a full-service high-rise (maximum height of 350 feet) resort hotel with hotel program entertainment/pool deck (height of approximately 61 feet) on a 3.72-acre site. The proposed hotel would include 500 guest suites with balconies; themed pool experience with lazy river; storage and loading area at 8,600 square feet maximum; event space with a 600-person maximum occupancy theater; a grand ballroom at 9,490 square feet; two (2) meeting rooms at 4,194 square feet and 4,031 square feet, respectively; a variety of food and beverage opportunities to be placed throughout the hotel totaling in a maximum area of 22,296 square feet; themed amenities totaling 13,238 square feet; a 7,000-square foot arcade; and a spa and fitness center at 8,532 square feet. All hotel amenities, except for the ballroom, meeting rooms, and 11,148 square feet of restaurant, would be for the hotel guests use only. The proposed project would also include a five-level (approximately 61 feet) parking garage (four levels above grade and one level below grade) with a grand total of 528 spaces to serve the 500 guest suites, event space, commercial and retail uses, food and beverage needs, as well as other amenities such as spa and fitness center.

City Council Public Hearing: August 23, 2022


Notices of Exemption (NOE)

Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-212-94(Rev. 2022)

Location: 12141 Valley View St

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: The applicant requests approval to modify the conditions of approval of Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-212-94 to allow a 13,740 square foot, bowling alley to continue to operate with an original Alcoholic Beverage Control(ABC) Type "47" (On-Sale, General) License and with live entertainment in the form of three (3) karaoke rooms. The proposed bowling alley will occupy a porton of the building of the former AFM Bowling Alley. Upon approval and exercise of the subject request, the Conditional Use Permit previously governing the tenant space, CUP-212-94, shall be revoked and become null and void.

Public Hearing Date: January 20, 2022

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Site Plan No. SP-111-2022 and Tentative Parcel Map No. PM-2021-190

Location:Northeast corner of Garden grove Boulevard and Brookhurst Street at 10201 and 10231 Garden Grove Boulevard.

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description:Site Plan approval to construct a five-story mixed-use development on a 1.86-acre site consisting of two parcels with 9,786 square feet of retail space, 9,270 square feet of medical space, and 52 apartment units with a 22.5% affordable housing density bonus for "very low-income" households. Pursuant to the State Density Bonus law, the applicant is requesting one (1) concessions and four (4) waivers from the GGMU-2 (Garden Grove Mixed Use 2) zone development standards: (1) a concession to reduce the minimum required private balcony area and dimensions for each unit, (2) a waiver to reduce the minimum active recreation dimensions and to allow the indoor and roof deck recreation areas to contribute to more than 50% of the required open space; (3) a waiver to allow a fire department turn-around area to encroach into the required 10-foot rear setback area; (4) a waiver to allow the building to exceed the maximum building height of 50 feet or 4-stories; and (5) a waiver to reduce from the minimum 300 cubic feet of private storage per unit. Also, Tentative Parcel Map approval to consolidate the two (2) existing parcels into a single-lot to accommodate the proposed development.

Public Hearing Date: May 19, 2022

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Site Plan No. SP-112-2022 and Tentative Parcel Map No. PM-2021-112

Location:Northeast corner of Beverly Lane and Eneo Place, at 9801 and 9811 Beverly Lane.

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description:Site Plan and Tentative Parcel Map approval to reconfigure two (2) existing adjacent parcels to create two (2) new lots for the purpose of constructing a new two-story single-family home on each lot. Lot 1 will have a lot size of 10,500 square feet. Lot 2 will have a lot size of 7,238 square feet. The existing single-family dwelling will be demolished to accommodate the proposed development.

Public Hearing Date: May 19, 2022

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Variance No. V-037-2022

Location: East side of Topaz Street, at the reverse corner of Huntley Avenue and Topaz Street, at 12262 Topaz Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A Variance request to deviate from the minimum rear yard setback requirement of the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zone, Municipal Code Section 9.08.040.020.A (Residential - General Development Standards), for the construction of a second story balcony partially within the rear setback. The site is at 12262 Topaz Street (Assessor's Parcel No. 130-601-14).

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Site Plan No. SP-114-2022

Location: North side of Westminster Avenue and west of Taft Street, at 10691 Westminster Avenue

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Site Plan approval to construct a new 3,670 square foot two-story commercial/medical office building, on a vacant 13,259 square foot lot, located at 10691 Westminster Avenue (APN: 099-504-44), along with associated site improvements.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Site Plan No. SP-115-2022

Location:East side of Harbor Boulevard, south of Garden Grove Boulevard at 13200-13220 Harbor Boulevard

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description:A request for Site Plan (SP) approval to construct an approximately 4,000 square foot, two-unit, restaurant pad building within the southwest corner of the parking lot of an existing multi-tenant shopping center, Harbor Place Center. One restaurant will be approximately 2,800 square feet with a drive-thru lane, and the second restaurant will be approximately 1,200 square feet. Both restaurants will maintain 500 square foot outdoor patio areas. Associated site improvements include the reconfiguration of the shopping center's parking lot to accommodate the new pad building, as well as landscape improvements where the new pad building will be located..

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-268-09 (SUPPLEMENTAL PARKLET)

Location: West side of Main Street, between Acacia Parkway and Garden Grove Boulevard, at 12911 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Conditional Use Permit approval to allow an existing restaurant, Azteca Restaurant and Lounge, currently operating under Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-268-09, with an existing State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Type "47" (On-Sale, General, Public Eating Place) License, to extend the sale of alcoholic beverages to a temporary parklet located within the public street.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-143-2018 (SUPPLEMENTAL PARKLET)

Location: East side of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, at 12900 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Conditional Use Permit approval to allow an existing restaurant, AUM Beer House, currently operating under Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-143-2018 with an existing State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Type "47" (On-Sale, General, Public Eating Place) License, to extend the sale of alcoholic beverages to a temporary parklet located within the public street.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-284-09 (REV. 10)(SUPPLEMENTAL PARKLET)

Location: West side of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, at 12941 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Conditional Use Permit approval to allow an existing restaurant, The Wharf, currently operating under Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-284-09 (Rev. 10) with an existing State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Type "47" (On-Sale, General, Public Eating Place) License, to extend the sale of alcoholic beverages to a temporary parklet located within the public street.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Director Review No. DR-056-2022

Location: West side of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, at 12919 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: Request to install a new 220 square foot (11 ft x 20ft), temporary parklet in the public right-of-way, adjacent to the public sidewalk for E Patisserie.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Director Review No. DR-057-2022

Location: Wast side of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, at 12921 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request to install a 330 square foot (30' x 11') temporary parklet on the public right-of-way, adjacent to the public sidewalk for Phin Smith.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Director Review No. DR-059-2022

Location: East side of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, at 12908 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request to install a 220 square foot (20' x 11') temporary parklet for Café 102 on the public right-of-way, adjacent to the public sidewalk.

Public Hearing Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Director Review No. DR-066-2022

Location: West side of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, at 12941 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Director's Review approval to allow an existing restaurant, The Wharf, to install a new 275 square foot (11ft x 25ft) temporary parklet located within the public street and adjacent to the public sidewalk.

Public Hearing Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Director Review No. DR-067-2022

Location: East side of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, at 12900 Main Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Director's Review approval to allow an existing restaurant, AUM Beer House, to install a new 550 square foot (11ft x 50ft) temporary parklet located within the public street and adjacent to the public sidewalk.

Public Hearing Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-227-2022

Location: South side of Lampson Avenue and west of Harbor Boulevard, at 12442 Lampson Avenue

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Conditional Use Permit approval to allow an existing convenience store, Express Food Store, located at 12442 Lampson Avenue, to operate with a new State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Type “21” (Off-Sale, General) License. The existing convenience store is currently operating with an ABC Type “20” (Off Sale, Beer and Wine) License, under the approval of Conditional Use Permit No. CUP 586-02. Upon approval and exercising of the subject request, the Conditional Use Permit previously governing the tenant space, CUP-586-02, shall be revoked and become null and void.

Public Hearing Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Director's Review No. DR-068-2022

Location: West of Main Street, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for Director's Review approval to allow an existing restaurant, Azteca Restaurant and Lounge, to install a new, 550 square foot (50' x 11') temporary parklet located on the public street and adjacent to the public sidewalk.

Public Hearing Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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Director's Review No. DR-065-2022

Location: East of Magnolia, between Garden Grove Boulevard and Stanford Avenue

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request to construct a second, two-story dwelling unit with an attached two-car garage for the purpose of creating a duplex. The subject lot is currently improved with a single-story dwelling and an attached two-car garage. The existing unit will be modified, and the existing garage will be relocated to accommodate the proposed development.

Public Hearing Date:Monday, October 24, 2022

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Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-229-2022

Location: Northeast corner of Valley View Street and Cerulean Avenue at 12582 Valley View Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: The applicant is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit to allow a new restaurant, Estrada’s Café, to operate with an original State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Type “41” (On-Sale, Beer and Wine, Public Eating Place) License, at 12582 Valley View Street, within an existing vacant restaurant tenant space. Upon the approval and exercising of the subject request, the Conditional Use Permit previously governing the tenant space, CUP-179-06, shall be revoked and become null and void.

Public Hearing Date:Thursday, November 10, 2022

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Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-231-2022

Location: South side of Garden Grove Boulevard, between Kerry Street and Galway Street, at 9760 Garden Grove Boulevard

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request to operate an existing restaurant, Mochinut/Chung Chun Rice Hot Dogs, with a new original ABC Type "41" (On-sale, Beer & Wine, Public Eating Place), located at 9760 Garden Grove Boulevard.

Public Hearing Date:Thursday, November 10, 2022

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