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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.

On September 24, 2013 the Anaheim City Council approved the Housing Opportunities Sites Rezoning Project by certifying EIR No. 346 and introducing an ordinance to reclassify properties designated by the 2006-2014 Housing Element as Housing Opportunity Sites to either the Residential Opportunity (RO) Overlay Zone or the Mixed Use (MU) Overlay Zone to facilitate “by-right” residential development at these locations. On October 8, 2013, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 6288 to finalize the rezoning of these properties. All of the rezoning sites are properties that were already designated for housing development by the General Plan, but zoned for non-residential land use. The RO and MU Overlay Zones allow the properties to be either developed according to their non-residential zoning or with housing. Click here to view the rezoning sites.

On February 4, 2014, the Anaheim City Council approved the 2014-2021 Housing Element. The Housing Element designated all of the properties that were rezoned as part of the Housing Opportunities Sites Rezoning Project, as Housing Opportunity Sites for the 2014-2021 planning period.

Document and Webpage Links:

Ordinance No. 6288

Housing Opportunity Sites

City of Anaheim General Plan

2014-2021 Housing Element

Residential Opportunity (RO) Zone

Mixed Use (MU) Overlay Zone

Notice of Determination for Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR) No. 346

FSEIR No. 346

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) No. 346 (entire document)

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Project Description

4. Environmental Setting

5.1 Air Quality

5.2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

5.3 Noise

5.4 Transportation and Traffic

6. Significant Unavoidable Adverse Impacts

7. CEQA Mandated Sections

8. Organizations and Persons Consulted

9. Qualifications of Persons Preparing the EIR

10. Bibliography

Appendix A: Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study

Appendix B: Notice of Preparation Responses

Appendix C: SB 226 Provisions

Appendix D: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Modeling Data

Appendix E: Noise Modeling Data

Appendix F: Traffic Impact Analysis

Appendix G: Draft Code Amendment

Appendix H: Revised Tables Lu-5: Residential Buildout Estimates and LU-6: Non-Residential Buildout Estimates