PL2015-253 1111 N. Diamond Bar Blvd. Home

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Last Update - September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020 - Public Hearing before City Council on September 15, 2020. The City Council voted 2-2 with only 4 council members in attendance. As a result, the project was not approved. The applicant may revise and resubmit project at a later date. For questions, contact the Community Development Department at (909) 839-7030.

AUGUST 25, 2020 - Planning Commission meeting of August 25, 2020 - By a 4-1 vote, the Commission recommended that the City Council approve both the zone change and development review applications.

July 21, 2020 - Public hearing before the City Council for a final decision is scheduled for July 21, 2020. - City Council voted 4-1 to return to the item to the Planning Commission to conduct an in-person public hearing to receive comments regarding the project.

June 23, 2020 - Planning Commission meeting of June 23, 2020 - By a 4-1 vote, the Commission recommended that the City Council approve both the zone change and development review applications.

Project Public Hearing rescheduled to take place at the June 23, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting. 

Meeting agendas are posted the Friday prior to the meetings, view the online calendar

March 24, 2020 - 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

Related Documents


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.

Environmental Assessment

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