Background: In 2004, the Anaheim City Council adopted a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan and certified Environmental Impact Report (EIR) No. 330 as the environmental documentation for this project. The General Plan is a document that represents the City’s view of its future and is a blueprint for a city’s growth and development. The City Council and the Planning Commission use the General Plan to help guide their land use decisions.
In 2009, the Anaheim City Council approved the 2006-2014 General Plan Housing Element. This document is one of the seven State-required components of the General Plan. This document assesses the housing needs for the City of Anaheim and plans for the provision of housing for a variety of income levels. The Housing Element includes a Policy Program that identifies specific strategies to meet these housing needs.
Proposed Project: Housing Opportunities Sites Rezoning Project is proposed to implement the Housing Element’s Housing Production Strategy 1V to rezone properties identified as Housing Opportunities Sites to facilitate “by-right” residential development at these locations. In addition, the City proposes to update of the General Plan’s Land Use Build-Out Estimates and facilitate streamlined environmental review per the Statutory Infill Housing Exemption and SB 226 (Simitian, 2011).
The City of Anaheim, as lead agency for the project, is responsible for preparing environmental documentation in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to determine if approval of the proposed rezonings and subsequent development could have a significant impact on the environment. Since the proposed zone changes are consistent with the City’s adopted General Plan, the City has determined that a supplement to EIR No. 330 would be the appropriate environmental review for the proposed project. Preparation of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR No. 340) will utilize EIR No. 330 in its analysis.
An Initial Study has been prepared by the City of Anaheim for the purpose of defining the scope and content of the DSEIR No. 340. The Initial Study is available for a 30-day public review at the Anaheim Planning Department (200 S. Anaheim Boulevard) or on the Planning Department’s website (www.anaheim.net/planning, click on the link to “Planning and Zoning” followed by the link to “Current Environmental Documents”). The Anaheim General Plan and supporting materials may be viewed on the City’s website at www.anaheim.net/generalplan.
Responses: In accordance with the time limits mandated by State law, if you have any concerns about the proposed project and the scope and content of the information to be addressed in DSEIR 346, please send your written response to the City of Anaheim at the address below at the earliest possible date but not later than November 16 at 5:00 p.m. Responses may also be submitted by fax to (714) 765-5280 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Kim, Senior Planner
City of Anaheim, MS 162
200 S. Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA, 92805
Scoping Meeting: The City held a public scoping meeting at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in the Council Chamber, City Hall East, 200 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, California to provide members of the public with an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and provide comments about the scope and content of the information to be addressed in the DSEIR.
Questions: Please contact Susan Kim, Senior Planner, at (714) 765-4958 or email@example.com.
Document and Webpage Links:
Notice of Preparation/Scoping Meeting and Initial Study
Scoping Meeting Presentation
2006-2014 Housing Element
2014-2021 Housing Element Update