Current Projects

KB Home Orchard Street and Cypress Avenue Project
3630, 3640, and 3700 Cypress Avenue and 11312 Orchard Street
Project Description
The Project applicant has met with City Staff and nearby residents, and has subsequently modified the Project in response to their comments. The Project is modified as follows: The applicant proposes to demolish 159,100 square feet of existing industrial property and construct 103 townhomes with attached two-car garages on a 5.24 acre site. Two-story townhomes are proposed along Orchard Street and the remainder of the townhomes will be three-stories in height. A total of 269 off-street parking spaces are provided (206 spaces within two-car garages and 63 open stalls).
Requested Entitlements:
• General Plan Amendment (GPA No. 03-19) to change the site’s General Plan Land Use designation from “Industrial Business Park” (11312 Orchard Street and 3630 and 3640 Cypress Avenue) and “Medium Density Residential” (3700 Cypress Avenue) to “High Density Residential”;
• Zone Change (ZC No. 01-19) to change the zoning designation from “M-2” (11312 Orchard Street and 3630 and 3640 Cypress Avenue) and “R-3” (3700 Cypress Avenue) to “R-4”;
• Vested Tentative Tract Map (VTTM No. 82797) to consolidate all parcels and subdivide for 103 condominium units;
• Conditional Use Permit (CUP No. 20-19) for the construction of three (3) or more dwelling units;
• Variance (VAR 03-19) to deviate from common and private open space requirements; and
• Modifications (MOD) as follows:
MOD No. 28-19 to modify off-street parking requirements;
MOD. No. 29-19 to modify the front yard setback requirements;
MOD. No. 30-19 to modify the maximum allowable wall height throughout the development; and
MOD. No. 36-19 to modify the lot size to exceed the maximum allowable FAR.
Environmental Description
•   Modified Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
•   Appendices

Public Review Period & Meeting
September 18, 2020 to October 19, 2020 (Public Review Period)


Please send your written comments on the Modified Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration by October 19, 2020 to:
Nancy Lee, Senior Planner
City Hall West
11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA 91731
E-mail: nlee@elmonteca.gov

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

Planning Commission Public Hearing
Date:     Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time:     7:00 PM
Place:    El Monte City Hall East – City Council Chambers
              11333 Valley Boulevard
              El Monte, CA 91731

Members of the public wishing to observe the meeting may do so in one of the following ways:
(1) Turn your TV to Channel 3;
(2) City’s website at http://www.elmonteca.gov/378/Council-Meeting-Videos; or
(3) Call-in Conference (669) 900-9128; Meeting ID 923 3580 9126 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID.
Members of the public wishing to make public comment may do so via the following ways:
(1) Call-in Conference (669) 900-9128; Meeting ID 923 3580 9126 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.
(2) E-mail – All interested parties can submit questions/comments in advance to the Planning Division’s general e-mail address: planning@elmonteca.gov. All questions/comments must be received by the Planning Division no later than 3:00 pm on September 22, 2020 for the Planning Commission meeting.

The Planning Commission staff report on this matter will be available on or about September 18, 2020 on the City of El Monte website, which may be accessed at http://elmonteca.gov/AgendaCenter/Planning-Commission-2 or by e-mailing nlee@elmonteca.gov.

Review Body & Final Decision
City Council will make the final decision at a future noticed public hearing.

Contact
Nancy Lee, Senior Planner; nlee@elmonteca.gov or (626) 580-2096