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South Bay Galleria Draft EIR

 Notice of Availability / Notice of Completion

To: Interested Parties                        From:   City of Redondo Beach

                                                                                 Community Development Department

                                                                                 415 Diamond Street

Date:  July 27, 2017                                                Redondo Beach, California 90277

SUBJECT:   Notice of Availability, Notice of Completion and Notice of Public and Agency Review and Comment Period for South Bay Galleria Improvement Project (SCH# 2015101009)

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Redondo Beach, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Bay Galleria Improvement Project (the proposed project). The DEIR identified significant and unavoidable impacts for the proposed project associated with traffic and transportation (operation). Impacts to biology, cultural resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and noise would be less than significant with incorporation of the proposed mitigation measures.  All other impacts were determined to be less than significant. The project site is (1) not listed as a hazardous waste facility, property, or disposal site, (2) does not contain a solid waste disposal facility with known migration of hazardous waste, (3) does not contain a leaking underground storage tanks with filed unauthorized release reports, and (4) is not subject to an active cease and desist order as enumerated under California Government Code 65962.5.

The DEIR will be available for review and comment commencing July 28, 2017 and ending September 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM (comments must be received by this time). Any person wishing to comment on the DEIR may provide written comments to Stacey Kinsella, Associate Planner, at the City of Redondo Beach, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, California 90277 or via email to Please include the name of a designated contact person. Please contact Stacey Kinsella at (310) 318-0637, Ext. 2232 if you have any questions. The DEIR is available for review at locations 1 through 5 below. Documents referenced in the DEIR are available for review at location 1 below.

  1. City of Redondo Beach, Community Development Department, 415 Diamond Street, Door ‘E,” Redondo Beach, California 90277

  2. City of Redondo Beach, City Clerk, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, California 90277

  3. Redondo Beach Public Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, California 90277

  4. Redondo Beach Public Library - North Branch, 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, California 90277

  5. Online at (follow link to South Bay Galleria on Home Page)


    Project Description: The proposed project is located at 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, on approximately 29.85 acres in the City of Redondo Beach. The project site is roughly square in shape and is bound by Artesia Boulevard to the north, Kingsdale Avenue to the west, Hawthorne Boulevard to the east, and by the 150-foot-wide Southern California Edison high voltage easement to the south. The proposed project consists of modifications and additions to the existing 29.85-acre South Bay Galleria enclosed mall property in the City of Redondo Beach. The proposed project includes demolishing some existing structures and redesigning portions of the site by combining expanded retail and dining venues with open-air promenades, hotel, and residential development.

    Retail square footage, including department stores, mall shops, dining and entertainment would be increased by up to 224,464 square feet (sf). Overall density of the development on the site (including retail, hotel, and housing) would increase to a maximum of 1,950,565 sf of building floor area. The proposed project includes a hotel of up to 150 rooms (105,000 sf) and up to 650 residential apartment homes (650,000 sf). Currently, the site does not contain any residential units or overnight accommodations, but the project site is identified in the City of Redondo Beach 2013–2021 General Plan Housing Element as the “site with the greatest potential for future residential development” in the entire City. The Housing Element identified the project site as “an ideal location for transit-oriented development involving high-density residential uses.” The approval of the proposed project by the City is contingent upon the review and certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report and potential approval of other entitlements, such as Site Plan Approval, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Subdivision Map(s), Variance, Conditional Use Permit, and Planning Commission Design Review. The project applicant, South Bay Associates SPE, LLC, requested environmental review in 2014 and the Notice of Preparation and Environmental Initial Study was made available to the public on October 1, 2015 (File No.2015-09-EIR-001).

A public workshop to present the Galleria Project Draft EIR was held on August 26, 2017.  To view the PowerPoint presentation from the workshop, click here.