GATEWAY DISTRICT SPECIFIC PLAN 

Announcement of Public Review Period

The City of South Gate has prepared a Draft Specific Plan (Plan) for the Gateway District. The Plan will define goals for a livable, vibrant and pedestrian-friendly area, while alleviating transit traffic on Firestone Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.

Public Review Process


The City has prepared a Notice of Intent to adopt a Negative Declaration Environmental Review in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Draft Gateway Specific Plan.

A copy of the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration can be viewed here: Public Notice

A copy of the Initial Study/Negative Declaration can be viewed here: IS/Negative Declaration

A copy of the Draft Gateway District Specific Plan can be viewed here: Public Review Draft
The environmental analysis prepared for the proposed project indicated that the project will not result in any significant adverse un-mitigatable impacts. For this reason, the City of South Gate has determined that a negative declaration is the appropriate CEQA document. The following findings may be made based on the analysis contained as part of the Initial Study’s preparation:

  • The approval and subsequent implementation of the project will not have the potential to degrade the quality of the environment.
  • The approval and subsequent implementation of the project will not have the potential to achieve short-term goals to the disadvantage of long-term environmental goals. 
  • The approval and subsequent implementation of the project will not have impacts that are individually limited, but cumulatively considerable, when considering planned or proposed development in the immediate vicinity.
  • The approval and subsequent implementation of the project will not have environmental effects that will adversely affect humans, either directly or indirectly.

Copies of the Negative Declaration, Initial Study, and the Draft Gateway District Specific Plan are available at the links above and will be available for public review at the following location:

Community Development Department (Planning Counter)
8650 California Avenue
South Gate, California 90280

Copies of the IS/ND and Draft Specific Plan can also be found online at www.cityofsouthgate.org/185/Planning. Please send your comments to the attention of Mr. Steve Masura, Contract Planner, at City of South Gate, Community Development Department, 8650 California Avenue, South Gate, California 90280. Mr. Masura’s contact number with the City is (323)-563-9526 or email at smasura@sogate.org. Your responses are requested by July 8, 2019. The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed project in the City Council Chambers. The City Council will then conduct a separate public hearing for the project in the City Council Chambers. The dates for either public hearing are to be determined and public hearing notices for those meetings will be provided as required.

Anuncio del Período de Revision Pública


Proceso de Revision Publicos


Informacion en Espanol acerca de esta junta puede ser obtenida llamando at (323) 563-9535.

 
Welcome

to the City of South Gate’s webpage for the Gateway District Specific Plan.

 In anticipation of the planned South Gate Eco-Rapid Transit Station, the City of South Gate is preparing a Specific Plan (Plan) for the Gateway District, to establish a comprehensive vision for the future rail station area.  The Plan is an opportunity for the City to create a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) which is mixed-use, pedestrian- and transit-focused.  The Plan will define goals for a livable, vibrant, and pedestrian-friendly area, while accommodating vehicular, truck, bus and light rail transit traffic on Firestone Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue, one of the City’s busiest intersections.  Through design and policy, the Plan would make it possible to introduce housing, shopping, entertainment, jobs, civic areas, and open spaces planned around the South Gate station.

The South Gate Station will link the city of South Gate to other employment regions, commercial areas, and residential neighborhoods along the Eco-Rapid Transit Corridor; of which the southern portion, from Downtown Los Angeles to the city of Artesia, is known as the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB).  The Eco-Rapid Transit Corridor spans 40-miles from Bob Hope Airport to the city of Artesia and will grant South Gate residents, business owners and visitors alike, increased access to local and regional bicycle routes and multi-purpose trails, and nearby transportation corridors, including Amtrak, Metrolink and Metro’s Blue, Gold, Green, Red and Purple Lines.

Background Planning Efforts

 In 2013, the City of South Gate completed the Firestone and Atlantic Station Area Plan; a concept plan for the future Station. The City of South Gate has continued to team with OLDA/Eco- Rapid Transit Authority to continue to provide input into the WSAB development, including refinements to the future South Gate station plan.  Thus far, recommendations for this gateway to South Gate have been shaped by community and stakeholder input as well as community engagement efforts of the 2009 General Plan and 2015 Zoning Code update. This Specific Plan effort will build on prior collaboration to refine the framework and establish a final Specific Plan document.

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Goals of the Plan

  1. Design a transit-oriented center that allows for a mixed-use community and enhances the regional transportation network.
  2. Reduce carbon emissions and noise levels by providing services accessible by walking, biking, transit and other forms of non-motorized transportation.
  3. Create a pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment to support the walkability and transit options within South Gate.
  4. Incorporate cultural, public and green spaces for outdoor activities.
  5. Plan a district that respects and represents the overall architectural character of the City.
  6. Increase access to education and employment centers throughout the region.

Specific Plan Boundary

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