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Montebello, CA 90640
Phone: 323-887-1477
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR SPECIAL COUNSEL
The City of Montebello is soliciting the services of a qulified legal firm to serve as Special Counsel for the Montebello Hills Specific Plan project.  The selected firm will provide legal advice and opinions to City staff, the Planning Comission, the Community Redevelopment Agency, and the City Council on land planning, development, and CEQA compliance issues pertaining to the processing of the Specific Plan and the associated environmental and development documents.  A copy of the Request for Proposals can be obtained by contacting the Planning Manager via email, by calling the Planning Division office at 323.887.1475, or it can be downloaded in PDF format here.  All proposals must be postmarked or received by the City by 4:30 p.m. March 15, 2011.

FISCAL IMPACT REPORT
The Fiscal Impact Report for the Montebello Hills Specific Plan is available here

DRAFT EIR COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO MAY 28, 2009
Notice of extension

MONTEBELLO HILLS SPECIFIC PLAN

The City of Montebello is currently processing an application for the Montebello Hills Specific Plan.   The area encompasses the 488-acre property owned by Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP), covering the Montebello oil field.  The Montebello Hills property is located in the northeastern portion of the City of Montebello, near the cities of Rosemead and Monterey Park to the north, and unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles and the Whittier Narrows Flood Plain to the east. 

The City of is currently processing an application for the Montebello Hills Specific Plan.The area encompasses the 488-acre property owned by Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP), covering the oil field.The Montebello Hills property is located in the northeastern portion of the City of , near the cities of and to the north, and unincorporated areas of the and the Whittier Narrows Flood Plain to the east.

The applicant (Cook-Hill Properties) is proposing to develop portions of the site into a master planned residential community that will provide up to 1,200 detached and attached residential housing units.  As part of the project, nearly 2/3 of the site will be preserved, in compliance with the requirements of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), for the long-term preservation of the California Gnatcatcher and its habitat.

 

Currently, the draft environmental analyses is completed for the preparation of the State required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project, and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is available for public comment and review for 45 days from March 30 to May 13, 2009.  Links for all 5 Volumes of the document are provided below.  During this 45-day review period the public is allowed the opportunity to review and comment on the document.  Additionally, during the 45-day review period the document and its findings will be presented to the City’s Planning Commission and City Council to garner their input.  Subsequent to the 45-day review period, necessary revisions will be made to the EIR to complete the Final EIR.  All public comments received during the review period will be responded to in writing as part of the Final EIR.  The Final EIR is then presented to the City Council for its consideration for certification of its adequacy in analyzing and identifying the environmental impacts for the project and related mitigation measures associated with the project.  It is expected that the Final EIR will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council in Summer 2009.    

 

The Draft Montebello Hills Specific Plan is also available at all the same locations as the DEIR as specified in the Notice of Availability below.  Additionally, it can be viewed or downloaded at the following link -  DRAFT MONTEBELLO HILLS SPECIFIC PLAN - due to file size download speed may be slow.   

 

    Project Schedule

 

    Scoping Meetings

     July 8, 2008 6:30 p.m. and July 12, 2008 2:00 p.m.
                  Meeting Notice         Meeting Presentation

   Scoping Meeting Report
               Scoping Meeting Report Appendix A-D

  Scoping Meeting Report Appendix E-G
              Scoping Meeting Report Appendix H-J
              Scoping Meeting Report Appendix K

     Scoping Meeting Report Appendix L Part 1

     Scoping Meeting Report Appendix L Part 2
            Scoping Meeting Report Appendix M

 

                    Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
                   State Clearing House No. 2008011122
                    Public review and comment from March 30 - May 13, 2009
                     as detailed in the  NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY (NOA)

                       NOA comment period extended to May 28, 2009 -  NOA Extension

                      
                       Links for all 5 Volumes of the document are available in .pdf format below.
                      Due to file sizes some downloads may 
                                          take longer than others.                        

          Volume I
             Draft Environmental Impact Report

           
           Volume 2 
Appendix A -  NOP and Distribution List
Appendix B - NOP Comment Letters
Appendix C - Scoping Report
Appendix D - Visual Study
Appendix E - Air Quality Assessment
Appendix F - Biological Resources Assessment
Appendix G - Cultural Resources Assessment
Appendix H - Final Paleo Resources Assessment

           Volume 3
Appendix I - Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation

          Volume 4
Appendix J - Draft Remedial Action Plan
Appendix K - Methane Investigation on the Montebello Oil Field Memorandum
Appendix L - EDR Data Map
Appendix M - Radon Gas Study
Appendix N - Fire Protection Program
Appendix O - Final Drainage Report
Appendix P - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Appendix Q - Noise Analysis


          Volume 5
Appendix R - Traffic Study
Appendix S - Wastewater Report
Appendix T - Water Supply Assessment
Appendix U - On-Site Domestic Water System Report
Appendix V - Oil Operations

            The DEIR is also available for review at each of the following locations during this 45-day review period:

        City of Montebello
            Planning Division Counter
             1600 W. Beverly Blvd.
             Montebello CA  90640

        Montebello Library 
            1550 W. Beverly Blvd.
            Montebello CA  90640

           Chet Holifield Library 
                 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. 
            Montebello CA  90640
 

                   Specific Plan & DEIR Joint Study Sessions with 
                City Council and Planning Commission
            April 28, 2009 and May 7, 2009
              Study Sessions Notice
                April 28, 2009 Presentation          May 7, 2009 Presentation

                                   Final Environmental Impact Report              
            It is expected to present the Final EIR to the Planning Commission and City Council in Summer 2009

             Submit Comments
                  Please send any comments regarding the Specific Plan and the DEIR to: 

                Michael Huntley, Director of Planning and Community Development

             1600 W. Beverly Blvd.

            Montebello CA  90640

            t. 323.887.1477

            f. 323.887.1488

                e. mhuntley@cityofmontebello.com

 

 

 

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