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North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan (NMDSP) Update



January 23, 2017

 

The City of Montclair is proposing to amend and update the North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan (NMDSP) adopted in 2006.  The proposed update would involve the proposed expansion of the current NMDSP boundary to include the area at southwest corner of the Arrow Highway and Monte Vista Avenue, and for the area that is currently within the Turner Center Specific Plan located along Richton Street between Central Avenue and Monte Vista Avenue.  The update would also include modified or new development standards pertaining to land use, architectural, and other aspects of the plan.  

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 23, 2017, the City of Montclair, acting as Lead Agency, released for public review and comment a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that evaluates potential environmental effects associated with the proposed North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan (NMDSP) Amendment Project (Proposed Amendment).

 

The 45-day public comment period will commence on January 23, 2017 and conclude on March 8, 2017. The Draft Supplemental EIR is available for review on the City’s website at www.cityofmontclair.org. Copies of the Draft Supplemental EIR are also available for public review at the following:

 

City of Montclair

Development Services Department

5111 Benito Street, Montclair, CA 91763

 

·         Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except during office closures)

 

Montclair Branch Library

9955 Fremont Avenue

Montclair, CA 91763

 

·         Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except during library closures)

 

PUBLIC MEETING: The City will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at 5111 Benito Street, Montclair, CA 91763 (City of Montclair City Council Chambers). The purpose of the meeting is to present information about the proposed project, the City’s process and timelines, and to solicit input, including written comments, on the content of the Draft Supplemental EIR. Interested parties, including public agencies, are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the proposed project and the environmental review process and to express any concerns about the proposed project, including any mitigation measures and alternatives. The public meeting information and the Draft Supplemental EIR are posted at the following website:

www.cityofmontclair.org

 

Links to the related documents:

NMDSP Appendix A

NMDSP Appendix B

NMDSP Amend Project Initial Study

NMDSP NOP

March 15, 2017 UPDATE

 

The City of Montclair is proposing to amend and update the North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan (NMDSP) adopted in 2006.  The proposed update would involve the proposed expansion of the current NMDSP boundary to include the area at southwest corner of the Arrow Highway and Monte Vista Avenue, and for the area that is currently within the Turner Center Specific Plan located along Richton Street between Central Avenue and Monte Vista Avenue.  The update would also include modified or new development standards pertaining to land use, architectural, and other aspects of the plan.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) a Draft Supplemental EIR for the NMDSP Proposed Amendment was released for 45-day public review period beginning on January 23, 2017 and ending on March 8, 2017.  Additionally, a public meeting was held on February 15, 2017 to present information to the public about the proposed amendment project and to solicit input, including written comments, on the content of the Draft Supplemental EIR.

 

Following the public review and comment period, the City prepared a “Responses to Comments” document that addresses comments made on the Draft Supplemental EIR.  The Responses to Comments together with the Draft Supplemental EIR make up the “Final Supplemental EIR” for NMDSP Proposed Amendment. 

 

March 16, 2017

 

The City of Montclair is proposing to amend and update the North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan (NMDSP) adopted in 2006.  The proposed update would involve the proposed expansion of the current NMDSP boundary to include the area at southwest corner of the Arrow Highway and Monte Vista Avenue, and for the area that is currently within the Turner Center Specific Plan located along Richton Street between Central Avenue and Monte Vista Avenue.  The update would also include modified or new development standards pertaining to land use, architectural, and other aspects of the plan.  

 

The Draft NMDSP Amendment document and Final  Supplemental EIR prepared for the project are posted for review on the City’s website at www.cityofmontclair.org.

 

A copy of the Draft NMDSP Amendment document and the Final  Supplemental EIR are also available for public review at the following locations:

 

City of Montclair

Development Services Department

5111 Benito Street, Montclair, CA 91763

 

·         Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except during office closures)

 

Montclair Branch Library

9955 Fremont Avenue

Montclair, CA 91763

 

·         Monday through Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except during library closures)

 

PUBLIC MEETING: The City Council will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the prepared Final Supplemental EIR and proposed NMDSP Amendment.  City Hall is located at 5111 Benito Street, Montclair, CA 91763 (City of Montclair City Council Chambers).

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Diaz at (909) 625-9432 or mdiaz@cityofmontclair.org.

 

Si desea información en Español acerca de esta propuesta, por favor comuníquese con Silvia Gutierrez en la ciudad de Montclair, al teléfono (909) 625-9435.

 

Link to the related document:

FINAL Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan Update - March 15, 2017

 


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