Current Projects

Project Name & Address

Code Amendment No. 770 - Freeway Overlay Zone Billboards

Project Description

The City of El Monte is proposing amendments to El Monte Municipal Code (EMMC) Chapter 17.88 (Freeway Overlay Zone Billboards). Proposed amendments include, but are not limited to the following:

  • General Plan Amendment No. 04-19 to amend the General Plan land use designation from Medium Density Residential to General Commercial and Zone Change No. 02-19 to change the zoning designation from R-3 (Medium Density Multiple Family Dwelling) to C-3 (General Commercial) for APNs 8566-003-900 and 8566-003-901;
  • Expand the Freeway Overlay Zone to include three (3) new areas for a total of 10 areas: Area 8 will encompass the area south of the I-10 Freeway and Asher Street, along the east and west sides of Meeker Avenue, west of Peck Road; Area 9 will encompass the area along the northeast side of Rosemead Boulevard/California State Route Highway 19; and Area 10 will encompass the area south of the I-10 Freeway and Stockham Place and west of Cogswell Road; and
  • Allow the installation of billboards within 250 feet of residential zoned properties.

The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council, with the City Council making the final decision at a future public hearing.

Environmental Description

Executive Summary (PDF)

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)

Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (PDF)

Public Review Period & Meeting

October 10, 2019 to November 8, 2019 (Public Review Period)

November 12, 2019 (Planning Commission Public Hearing)

Review Body & Final Decision

Planning Commission recommendation to the City Council


Betty Donavanik, Community and Economic Development Director; Email Betty Donavanik or (626) 258-8626