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AACAP IS-MND Available for Public Review and Comment

AACAP IS-MND Available for Public Review and Comment

City of Redondo Beach

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

Notice Date:  April 27, 2023

Project Name:   Artesia and Aviation Corridors Area Plan Activation with Associated Amendments to the City of Redondo Beach’s Zoning Ordinance and General Plan Land Use Element for Consistency

Project Location: The project area is in the heart of North Redondo Beach and includes segments of both Aviation and Artesia Boulevards as well as the properties fronting each roadway. See Location Map below.

What is this?

This is the Notice of Intent (NOI) that the City of Redondo Beach (City), as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has completed (and intends to adopt) a draft Initial Study- Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS MND) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The IS-MND discloses potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project and recommends mitigation measures to reduce any identified impacts to less than significant levels. The proposed project includes an amendment of the City’s Zoning Ordinance that serves to “activate” the Artesia & Aviation Corridors Area Plan (AACAP) and require future development to be consistent with the intent, standards, and design guidelines of the AACAP. Additional specific Zoning Ordinance and General Plan Land Use Element amendments are proposed to resolve inconsistencies between the standards and guidelines within the AACAP and some existing sections of the Redondo Beach Zoning Ordinance and General Plan Land Use Element.

Adopted by Resolution No. CC-2010-074 on December 8, 2020, the AACAP provides a vision and actions for future growth and development in the approximately 82-acre Plan Area. The purpose of the AACAP is to create a working document that consolidates the recommendations generated from prior revitalization efforts focused on the Plan Area and identify policy approaches and explicit actions that can be used by City staff or property owners to activate, energize, and revitalize the Corridors in a coordinated and consistent manner. The AACAP is intended to serve as a tool to inform the City’s strategic planning efforts, an interdepartmental strategy document that helps outline partnerships needed to accomplish a particular objective, and a companion document to the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The AACAP includes the following chapters:  1) Executive Summary chapter; 2) Background chapter; 3) Placemaking chapter; 4) Mobility; 5) Funding Mechanisms chapter; 6) Implementation chapter.

The City has prepared an Initial Study to determine the proposed project’s potential impact on the environment. The City has determined that the project may have a significant effect on the environment. However, with implementation of the identified mitigation measures, the project's impacts would be reduced to less than significant levels. Accordingly, the City intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration. The public is invited to review the AACAP “activation” Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Declaration online at The public may also submit written comments on the Draft Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration to Sean Scully, Planning Manager, at 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, California 90277, by email at or by phone at (310) 318-0637 x2405. Please see details below for contact details and information regarding the public comment period.

How do I find out more or participate?

  Call the Project Planner, Sean Scully, Planning Manager, at (310) 318-0637 x2405.

  • Email the Project Planner at:
  • View documents related to this project online on the City’s Planning Division website at

Comment Period

The City invites written comments on issues related to potential environmental impacts during the comment period, which starts on April 27, 2023 and will conclude on May 30, 2023. Due to the time limits mandated by State law, your response must be sent at the earliest possible time but no later than 5:00 P.M. on May 30, 2023. Please send written/typed comments (including a name, telephone number, email, and any other contact information) by one of the following means:


City of Redondo Beach

Community Development Department

ATTN: Sean Scully, Planning Manager

415 Diamond Street

Redondo Beach, California 90277


The Planning Manager,, with subject line “Artesia and Aviation Corridors Area Plan Activation and Associated Zoning Ordinance and General Plan Land Use Element Amendments for Consistency comments.”

If applicable, please provide the name of a contact person at your agency.

Public Hearing and Comments

The project and Draft IS-MND are currently planned to be brought before the Redondo Beach Planning Commission at a Special Meeting to be held on June 1, 2023. This Planning Commission hearing will be duly noticed, consistent with standard City practices, before the hearing, at which time the City will inform the public of how they may attend the hearing either in person or remotely consistent with social distancing requirements and other procedures in effect at that time. All comments concerning the Draft IS-MND should be provided in writing and received before 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the review period. Inquiries should be directed to Sean Scully, Planning Manager by phone at (310) 318-0637 ext. 2405 or by email at If applicable, comments received on the IS-MND will be addressed. The comments, responses, and Final IS-MND will be considered by the Planning Commission at a duly noticed public hearing on June 1, 2023, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised during the comment period described in this notice, in written correspondence submitted to the Planning Division as described herein.


Eleanor Manzano

City Clerk of the City of Redondo Beach


PUBLISH: April 27, 2023 (EASY READER)




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