PL2015-253 1111 N. Diamond Bar Blvd. Home
Planning Commission Hearing has been postponed to a later meeting date.
Canceled - Public Hearing takes place on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:30 P.M. at Diamond Bar City Hall – Windmill Community Room located at 21810 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Zone Change and Development Review Planning Case No. PL2015-253 (“Project”)
Request zone change to modify existing zoning district from Neighborhood Commercial (C-1) to Low Density Residential (RL) to be consistent with the General Plan land use designation; and approval of Development Review application to construct a new 4,333 square-foot, two story single family residence measuring 28’-8” high on an 11,225 square-foot (0.26 acre) undeveloped, vacant lot.
The Project has been reviewed for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Based on that assessment, the City has determined the Project to be exempt from CEQA under the CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) in that “it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment.” The site is a vacant and unimproved lot. The Zone Change will allow the site to be developed with a new two-story single family residence to be consistent with the General Plan land use designation. The subject site is an irregular and physically constrained lot. The topography and tapering lot depths limits the site’s overall development potential. The modification will rectify an existing inconsistency between the General Plan and Zoning Maps, and allow for development of an underutilized parcel. The modification of the site’s zoning designations for the purposes of allowing a single family residential use is the most viable option in comparison to commercial uses as currently zoned. The Zone Change lowers the potential intensity of the land use, fits more appropriately with the fabric of the surrounding area, and will allow a single family residence that generate less environmental impacts such as air quality, traffic and parking, and utilities and service systems in comparison to commercial uses. Therefore, no further environmental review is required.
Contact the Community Development Department at (909) 839-7030 or Sr. Planner Grace Lee at (909) 839-7032