Environmental Documents

General Plan Update

The City is currently updating its General Plan, a key planning document that will shape the future of your community by providing direction for growth and change in Placentia. The General Plan will include goals, policies and implementation actions addressing important community needs ranging from land use and mobility, to public safety. Some of the newer General Plan elements include Economic Development, Sustainability and Health and Wellness.

Every city in California has a General Plan; however the City of Placentia's current General Plan is outdated. The updated General Plan will comprehensively revisit the community's priorities and establish a vision for the next 25 years. The General Plan will include goals, policies, and implementation actions addressing several topics. Some of these topics are required by state law and others will be included based upon input from the community.

Office of Planning and Research - Notice of Preparation General Plan EIR (PDF)

NOP - EIR - General Plan Update County Clerk Recorded (PDF)

Specific Plan 5 Amendment 

The City proposes to amend the Placentia Municipal Code (PMC) Chapter 23.105 entitled "Specific Plan 5" (SP-5) to modify Section 23.105.050 to add hospitality uses to the permitted uses for Parcels 9 and 11 and to modify Section 23.105.070 entitled "Height" to allow the maximum allowable height to be seventy-five (75) feet within the Specific Plan under Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA) No. 2019-01. The project would also have a corresponding Specific Plan Amendment (SPA) No. 2018-01 for Specific Plan 5 (SP-5) to amend the permitted uses for Parcels 9 and 11 to add the hospitality uses and to modify the maximum height permitted within the Specific Plan from fifty to seventy-five feet.

The City of Placentia proposes to adopt a Negative Declaration for the above-referenced project. Such Negative Declaration is based on the finding that project impacts are less than significant. The reason to such a finding are documented by an Initial Study prepared by the City. The proposed Negative Declaration, and documented incorporated by reference will be available at the hyperlink below. 

Copies of the Negative Declaration are available for review at City of Placentia City Hall located at 401 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870 or at the hyperlink located below. The period of review will be from June 6, 2019 through June 25, 2019. Written comments regarding the proposed Negative Declaration must be submitted to the City of Placentia prior to 6:00 p.m. on the last day of the 20-day public review/comment period (June 25, 2019) to Joseph Lambert, Development Services Director.

Joseph Lambert
Development Services Director
City of Placentia
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
Ph: (714) 993-8124  Email: jlambert@placentia.org

Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration

Specific Plan 5 Draft Initial Study & Negative Declaration

Crowther Sewer Pipeline Project

The City proposes to construct an independent parallel pipeline adjacent to the existing pipeline and new manholes. The proposed project would involve construction of a 15-inch-diameter PVC pipe and 18-inch HDPE pipe along W Crowther Avenue, an 18-inch-diameter PVC pipe and 20-inch HDPE pipe along S Placentia Avenue, and an 18-inch-diameter PVC pipe along E Orangethorpe Avenue and S State College Boulevard, totaling 7,530 linear feet in length. The alignment would cross under the SR-57, OCPW storm drain channel and BNFS railway. The proposed project would connect to the Newhope–Placentia Trunk Sewer one manhole upstream (north) of the existing connection located on S State College Boulevard. The upsized sewer line is needed to serve the redevelopment of the Packing House District Transit-Oriented Development project approved in 2017.

The proposed project would connect to the Newhope–Placentia Trunk Sewer one manhole upstream (north) of the existing connection located on S State College Boulevard. This is not the location of an existing connection, and thus, the proposed project would install a new 18-inch-diameter connection, totaling approximately 230 linear feet, where one does not currently exist. Upon completion of the proposed project, the existing 7,300 linear feet of 10-inch and 12-inch pipeline would be abandoned in place. Each end of the sewer pipeline between manholes would be plugged and capped. The new collection system would be reconnected to all service laterals and mainline connections.

The project site was not identified on a hazardous materials site, enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code, as a result of its historical use for oil exploration activities.

Copies of the Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study are available for review at City of Placentia City Hall located at 401 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870 or at the hyperlink located below. The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and supporting documents will be available for public review and comment from March 1, 2019 to April 1, 2019. Any comments you have must be submitted in writing no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 to Andrew A. Gonzales, Senior Planner, City of Placentia, 401 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870.

Andrew Gonzales
Senior Planner
City of Placentia
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8124
Email Andrew Gonzales

Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration 

Crowther Sewer Pipeline Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration

Crowther Sewer Pipeline Final Mitgated Negative Declaration

Alta Vista & Rose Residential and Commercial Development Project

An Initial Study has been prepared for a development project involving amendments to the East Placentia Specific Plan (SP-7) and the zoning code to allow medium density residential uses on a 6.46-acre portion of the 8.45-acre project site. The project would develop the 6.46-acre portion of site with 54 detached single-family homes, and the remaining 1.99-acre portion of the site with 10,420 square feet commercial building containing commercial uses. The entitlements requested by the proposed project (Zoning Code & Specific Plan Amendment (ZCA) 2017-09; Development Plan Review (DPR) 2017-03; Vesting Tentative Tract Map (VTTM) 2017-186; and Use Permit (UP) 2017-09) are a discretionary decision or "project" that requires evaluation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A Mitigated Negative Declaration is the proposed CEQA determination for this project. The City of Placentia, acting as the CEQA lead agency for this project, will consider adoption of this Mitigated Negative Declaration at a future scheduled public meeting. The City has prepared an Initial Study for the above project in accordance with the CEQA Guidelines Article 5, Section 15063.

Copies of the Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study are available for review at City of Placentia City Hall located at 401 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870 or at the hyperlink located below. The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and supporting documents will be available for public review and comment from May 19, 2018 to June 7, 2018. Any comments you have must be submitted in writing no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Andrew A. Gonzales, Senior Planner, City of Placentia, 401 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870.

Andrew Gonzales
Senior Planner
City of Placentia
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8124
Email Andrew Gonzales

Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
Appendix A – Air Quality Report (PDF)
Appendix B – Habitat Suitability Evaluation (PDF)
Appendix C – Cultural & Paleontological Assessment (PDF)
Appendix D – Geotechnical Investigation (PDF)
Appendix E – Greenhouse Gas Assessment (PDF)
Appendix F – Phase 1 Environmental Assessment (PDF)
Appendix G – Methane Gas Assessment Report (PDF)
Appendix H – Drainage Study (PDF)
Appendix I – Noise Impact Analysis (PDF)
Appendix J – Traffic Impact Analysis (PDF)

Golden Avenue over Carbon Canyon Creek Channel Bridge Replacement Project

The City of Placentia has prepared an Initial Study of the Golden Avenue over Carbon Canyon Creek Channel Bridge Replacement Project, which recommends that at Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) be issued, and the City has authorized the release of the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for public review and comment for the above project.

The City of Placentia, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is proposed to replace the existing Golden Avenue Bridge over Carbon Canyon Creek Channel. The project area is near the border between the cities of Placentia and Yorba Linda, and is located east of California Street, west of Rose Drive, north of Brooklyn Avenue, and south of Chicago Avenue and Imperial Highway/State Route (SR) 90. The project limits would extend 200 feet from each end of the existing bridge, and 75 feet upstream and downstream of the bridge.

A copy of the Initial Study and technical studies are located at the hyperlink located below. The period of review will be from Monday, April 2, 2018, to Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Written comments on the Initial Study should be submitted to Mr. Joseph Lambert at the address listed below no later than 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Any parties that comment on this proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration will be notified of the meeting date where the adoption of the MND will be considered. The technical and environmental issues related to this project may be discussed at this meeting. Please contact Mr. Joseph Lambert if you have questions regarding the City's review process for considering the Mitigated Negative Declaration.

Joseph Lambert
Director of Development Services
City of Placentia
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8124
Email Joseph Lambert

Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
Noise Impact Assessment (PDF)
Archaeological Survey Report (PDF)
Initial Site Assessment (PDF)
Hydrology Report (PDF)
Paleontological Identification and Evaluation Report (PDF)
Natural Environment Study (PDF)
Visual Impact Report (PDF)
Floodplain Encroachment Report (PDF)
Paleontological Letter Report (PDF)
Air Quality & Greenhouse Gas Impact Assessment (PDF)