This section will highlight those major projects in the City of Placentia. A major project is determined based on its overall affect on the City and/or potential affect to a larger neighborhood or community area. A major project need not be formally submitted nor be a project under the review of the City. We will attempt to list projects here that are deemed to be of interest to the public. This section may not include all projects so you are encouraged to review the Development Projects List
for submitted applications.
HQT - 10 Unit Development
The project applicant, Villa Picae LLC, is proposing to redevelop the existing 0.52-acre site with ten (10) residential condominium dwelling units. Two structures are proposed that will include five (5) units in each structure. As illustrated in the Conceptual Site Plan (refer to Exhibit 2-3), vehicular access to the garages of each unit will be provided from Spruce Street via an existing alley on the east side and a private drive on the west side. Each unit will have two covered parking spaces in the attached garage. Guest parking is also included and will include six (6) parallel parking spaces along the western property boundary and two perpendicular spaces at the southern property boundary; two additional perpendicular parking spaces, including one handicap space, will also be provided in the southeastern corner of the site at the terminus of the alley. Please click here for initial study.
HQT - Schaner Ranch (Kraemer Boulevard and Morse Avenues)
This is a 7.92 acre mostly vacant parcel. The site is a former working farm and is now owned by HQT Properties. The developer has proposed medium density residential development. While the most recent proposal was for 112 homes (50 paired homes, 50 townhomes, and 12 flats over commercial) the developer is currently conducting community outreach in order to address several concerns. At this time, the City does not have a formal application and the developer has not submitted a new project site plan. A Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) information sheet has been prepared. Please click here
for the FAQ. On January 8, 2013 a Study Session for the proposed project was held with the Placentia Planning Commission. To watch that meeting on YouTube, please click here
(full running time 1hr 11min). For more information on the developer, please visit www.hqthomes.com
Olson Urban LLC - 1049 Golden Avenue
This is a 2.68 acre parcel that is zoned high density (R-3) and currently contains one home. The developer proposed 33 detached and paired single family homes at a density of 12.3 units/acre. The Planning Commission approved the recommendation of the Tentative Tract Map and Development Agreement on March 12, 2013 and the City Council adopted the Development Agreement on May 21, 2013. The Development Agreement becomes effective 30 days thereafter. The original City Council agenda item can be found here
(Warning: Large File Size). For more information on the developer, please visit www.olsonhomes.com
Shapell Homes - Alta Vista east of Rose
This is a 11.3 acre site that was originally approved and entitled in 1998 as a 62 unit single family residence (R-1) tract. The site has sat vacant with the exception of ongoing oil production on portions of the site. Shapell Homes has contacted the City to begin the process of re-approving a medium density project consisting of small lot detached single family homes; however, at this time no specific application has been submitted and no further information is available. For more informatin on the developer, please visit www.shapellhomes.com
OCTA Grade Separation Project (OC Bridges Project)
While not a project processed through the City of Placentia, this large scale project has city-wide affect. For more information please visit www.ocbridges.com
Rose & Alta Vista Vacant Commercial Property
This is a 8.43 acre vacant parcel on the southeast corner of Rose Drive and Alta Vista Street that is zoned commercial. This is not a residential zoned property. At this time there are no commercial development plans for the property submitted to the City. For commercial development opportunity, please contact the City at (714) 993-8242 and the City will provide your information to the property owner.
Downtown Metrolink Station and Parking Structure
Please click here
to find additional information on this important development project.
Zoning Amendment 2013-02
The City has initiated an amendment to the City's Zoning Code to allow for outdoor advertising along the 57 Freeway corridor within close proximity to the freeway and under the tight guidelines of applicable State and Federal law regarding such advertising. Per the proposed ordinance, any proposed location must be processed through a Development Agreement which requires both Planning Commission and City Council review and approval. An environmental Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND
) are being processed for this amendment. A community meeting is scheduled for July 10, 2013 at the Whitten Center at 7 pm. Click here
for more information. (update 6/24/13)