Public Hearing Notice of DR 16-04

ON FEBRUARY 5, 2018   


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rosemead Planning Commission will consider a Mitigated Negative Declaration and will conduct a public hearing to consider the Garvey Earle Plaza Project at a Planning Commission Meeting on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM, at Rosemead City Hall, 8838 Valley Boulevard, Rosemead:

CASE NO.: Design Review 16-04 – The City of Rosemead (hereafter referred to as “Lead Agency”) has completed an Initial Study (IS) of the proposed Garvey Earle Plaza Project to be located on a 0.874-acre site at the northeast corner of the intersection of Garvey Avenue and Earle Avenue in the City of Rosemead, California. The project site is developed as a used car lot. The existing used car lot and other site improvements will be demolished to allow construction of the proposed four–story mixed-use development with 7,520 square feet of retail/restaurant use on the first floor and 35 residential units on the second through fourth floors. The project includes a gym, kid’s room, lounge, and library. The project includes a density bonus application under Senate Bill (SB) 1818 that allows density bonuses up to 35% for low-income housing. As a result, six (6) of the apartments will be available for low-income households for a minimum of 55 years and 29 market rate apartments for a total of 35 apartments. New landscaping will be provided around the project perimeter on the north, west and south. The project abuts the hotel east of the site. The project proposes 116 parking spaces, including 70 standard spaces, including two handicap spaces, for project residents in the subterranean parking structure and 46 standard spaces, including two handicap spaces and a commercial loading zone on the surface level. The project also proposes 14 bicycle parking spaces on the first floor and subterranean level. The building is 55’ in height, which includes the height of the decorative parapet. There is one point of site access from Earle Avenue that provides entry to the surface and subterranean parking structure. Delivery vehicles for the retail and restaurant uses will be restricted to two axle trucks with a maximum height of 8’-6”.

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: The Initial Study has been undertaken to determine if the proposed project may have a significant effect on the environment. The Initial Study was prepared and completed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. On the basis of the Initial Study, the City of Rosemead has concluded that the project would have significant impact, unless mitigated, therefore a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was prepared. The MND reflects the independent judgment of the City as a lead agency per CEQA Guidelines. The project site is not on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5. The proposed project is not considered a project of statewide, regional or area-wide significance and would not affect highways or other facilities under the jurisdiction of the State of California Department of Transportation.

Copies of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration are available on the City’s website, Rosemead Public Library, and on file at the City of Rosemead Planning Division located at 8838 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770, for public review. Any person wishing to comment on the adequacy of the Mitigated Negative Declaration must submit such comments, in writing, to the City of Rosemead Planning Division, Attn: Cory Hanh, Associate Planner. Comments must be received within the 30-calendar day public review period from January 3, 2018 to February 1, 2018.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65091, this public hearing notice has been published in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the local agency and has been mailed to all owners of real property as shown on the latest equalized assessment roll within 300 feet of the real property that is the subject of the hearing. Lastly, this notice is also posted onsite and in six (6) public locations, specifying the availability of the application, plus the date, time and location of the public hearing. The Planning Commission Agenda and Staff Report will be available on the City’s website under “City Calendar” ( by the end of day on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009 (b), if this matter is subsequently challenged in court, the challenge may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Rosemead at, or prior to, the public hearing.