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 Target Site Expansion Project

Location: North side of Westminster Avenue, west of Brookhurst Street at 13861 Brookhurst Street

Related Cases: Site Plan No. SP-101-2021

Project Description: The applicant is requesting Site Plan approval to expand an existing 180,449 square foot shopping center, which is currently improved with the Garden Grove Superstore, a Target retail store, and a Firestone auto repair shop, by constructing (i) two (2) new 4,000 square foot drive thru pad buildings, (ii) one (1) new 4,000 square foot multi-tenant commercial building attached to the existing Target, (iii) replacing the existing Firestone auto repair shop with a 5,600 square foot drive thru multi-tenant building, and (iv) removing Target’s 13,600 square foot garden center.

Public Hearing Date: September 2, 2021

Notice Period: August 4, 2021 to August 23, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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Notice of Determination (NOD)


Notices of Exemption (NOE)

Minor Modification to Site Plan No. SP-045-2018

Location: Northwest corner of Garden Grove Blvd. and 9th Street

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description: A request for approval of a Minor Modification to Site Plan No. SP-045-2018 to modify the approved plans for the property located at 11461 Garden Grove Blvd. to change the use and site plan design of the property from an outdoor communal area to a parking lot to provide additional parking for the Cottage Industries Project.

Public Hearing Date: September 8, 2021

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Variance No. V-034-2021

Location:Southeast corner of San Juan Place and Anita Place, at 13862 Anita Place.

Related Cases: N/A

Project Description:A request for Variance approval in order to deviate from Section 9.12.040.030 (Special Requirements – Single-Family Homes in the R-2 and R-3 Zones) of Title 9 of the Municipal Code to deviate from the minimum 10’-0” street setback requirement of the R-1 (Single-Family Residential) zone for corner lots to improve a 4,050 square foot lot with a new 2,084 square foot two-story single-family dwelling unit with an attached two-car garage.

Public Hearing Date: September 23, 2021

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