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Mission Bell Mixed Use Project - Environmental Impact Report

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Notice of Intent

The City of South Pasadena Planning Commission will consider certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Mission Bell Mixed-Use Project on February 11, 2020.  

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a Draft EIR was prepared for the project. The Draft EIR concluded that all potential impacts identified could be mitigated to less-than-significant levels and the project would not result in significant unavoidable impacts. Construction of the project could potentially expose nearby residences to excessive noise, however mitigation measures were identified in the Draft EIR that would reduce these impacts to a less than significant level.

The Draft EIR was available for public comment from July 29, 2019 to August 27, 2019 and was again advertised for public comment from October 16, 2019 through November 18, 2019. During the public review period, the City received five comment letters on the Draft EIR from public agencies and one comment letter from an attorney representing the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. On October 29, 2019 the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) reviewed the Draft EIR, provided comments for corrections to the Draft EIR, and recommended that the Planning Commission certify the Cultural Resources portion of the Draft EIR pursuant to incorporation of CHC comments.  Subsequently the City prepared a Final EIR which includes the comments letters and corrections from the CHC, and the responses to all comments received.

The EIR for the Mission Bell Mixed Use Project is available for review from the link below and a printed copy is available at the City of South Pasadena Planning and Building Department located in City Hall at 1414 Mission Street.

If you have any questions regarding this project, or would like to submit a comment on the project, please contact, Planning Manager, Kanika Kith at (626) 403-7227, or via e-mail at kkith@southpasadenaca.gov.  

Project Location

The Project Site is on the south side of Mission Street between Fremont Avenue and Fairview Avenue. The Project Site consists of two parcels, 5315-008-045 (1101 and 1107 Mission Street) and 5315-008-043 (1115 Mission Street).

Project Description

The Project Applicant has proposed a two- and three-story mixed-use development located at 1101-1107 Mission Street. The project involves, demolition of the rear portion of the existing building at 1115 Mission Street and construction of a two story residential building, renovation of the remainder of the building at 1115 Mission Street for adaptive reuse as residential and commercial mixed use, construction of a three story residential and commercial retail building on the remainder of the Project site, and the construction of two levels of subterranean parking beneath the entire Project site. The Project would consist of 7,394 square feet of commercial retail space along Mission Street and Fairview Avenue frontages and 36 residential units on above and to the rear of the commercial uses. The Project requires discretionary approvals by the City, including a Conditional Use Permit, Design Review Permit, Certificate of Appropriateness, a Variance, and a Vesting Tentative Parcel Map.

Probable Environmental Effects

Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would not result in significant and unavoidable impacts.  All potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels. Construction of the project could potentially expose nearby residences to excessive noise.   However, mitigation measures were identified in the Draft EIR, which would reduce the impacts to a less than a significant level.

Environmental Impact Report

Mission Bell Final Environmental Impact Report

Mission Bell Draft Environmental Impact Report

Mission Bell Draft Environmental Impact Report with Appendices

Mission Bell Draft Environmental Impact Report - Appendix G - Traffic Study

Notice of Intent

Notice of Availability

Mission Bell Draft Environmental Impact Report - Notice of Completion