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Past Status Timeline for West Coyote Hills Project

Status as of July 29, 2011:

On July 12, 2011 the City Council reconsidered the applications for development and approved the plan which included amendments to the Circulation, Resource Management and Community Services General Plan Elements, rezoned the property from O-G (Oil and Gas) to SPD (Specific Plan District), approved a Development Agreement, approved a Specific Plan Amendment and Tentative Tract Maps, and approved the abandonment of certain easements.

The development includes up to 760 homes (556 single family detached units and 204 single family attached units) on 180 acres, 283 acres of open space, improvements to the adjacent Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve (72 acres), and 5 acres of retail development.

Status as of June 23, 2011:

The City Council public hearing for reconsideration of this project will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

The project has been reviewed by the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) to determine whether the project may impact or be impacted by operation of the Fullerton Municipal Airport. This hearing pertained to airport issues only, and other aspects of the overall development proposal were not addressed. To review the ALUC agenda and background material click here. To see the Finding of Consistency, click here.

Status as of June 13, 2011:

Prior to the July 12, 2011 City Council reconsideration hearing on the West Coyote Hills development proposal, the project will be reviewed by the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) to determine whether the project may impact or be impacted by operation of the Fullerton Municipal Airport. This hearing will pertain to airport issues only, and other aspects of the overall development proposal will not be addressed. For more information click here

Status as of May 12, 2011:

A Public Hearing for City Council reconsideration has been postponed to Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., in City Hall Council Chambers, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA. More information about the postponement can be found in a press release here.

Why this hearing will occur:

On June 15, 2010 the City council adopted Resolution No. 10-56, denying the requested development proposal.

On August 23, 2010, Pacific Coast Homes filed an action against the City and the City Council entitled Pacific Coast Homes v. City of Fullerton, et al., challenging the City Council's decisions on May 25, 2010 and June 15, 2010, in denying the west Coyote Hills project.

At the April 19, 2011 City Council meeting, the Council entered into a Settlement Agreement with Pacific Coast homes, agreeing to hold public hearings to reconsider certification of the West Coyote Hills Environmental Impact Report and the applications associated with the proposed development project. The reconsideration will be based on the previously prepared EIR and the existing plans and applications on file with the City.

To assist those wishing to review materials relevant to the reconsideration hearing, staff reports and related materials from past hearings have been posted on the Reports page.

Status as of April 20, 2011:

A Public Hearing for City Council reconsideration is scheduled to occur on May 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., in City Hall Council Chambers, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA.

Status as of May 25, 2010:

At their May 25, 2010 meeting, the City Council made the decision to deny the proposed development project. On June 15, 2010, Resolution No. 10-56 was adopted by the City Council which denied the proposed project.

Status as of January 2010:

Responses to the Public Comments on the 2006 RDEIR, 2008 RRDEIR and 2009 RDEIR new sections have been completed. Hard copies are available for review at the Community Development Department, City Hall, at the Main Library and at the Hunt Branch Library. You may also view these documents on our Reports page.

City Hall Hours of Operation and Library Information

City staff have also complied a list of questions and answers that came out of the public informational meetings which took place in July and August of 2009 which have been posted on the Reports page.

Status as of October 2009:

The City has prepared a new section to the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) analyzing potential greenhouse gas emissions from the proposed West Coyote Hills project.This new Section 4.14 of the DEIR is available for public review and comment October 15, 2009 - November 30, 2009.Thisnew section has been added to address the potential effect of the project on global climate change, and was prepared in response to public comments on prior draft EIRs.During the review period, the City will accept written comments addressed to:Community Development Department, Attn: Joan Wolff 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.Fullerton CA92832.For questions contact Joan at 714-738-6837 or joanw@ci.fullerton.ca.us

View the New DEIR Section and associated Technical Report.

Status as of July 2009:

The City of Fullerton invites you to attend a series of specially scheduled public meetings to discuss various aspects of the proposed West Coyote Hills development project. The following commissions/committees will hold public hearings, and invite input from all interested parties. Each commission/committee will make a recommendation on relevant aspects of the project to be forward to the Planning Commission and City Council for consideration.

Monday, July 27, 2009: The Parks and Recreation Commission will consider aspects of the project pertaining to park and recreation needs of the community, including public parks, open space, trails and improvements to the Robert E Ward Nature Preserve. View the slides on-line here. View the minutes here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009: The Energy Resource Management Committee will consider environmental protection issues related to sustainable development practices and resource conservation, such as water, energy and waste management. View the slides on-line here. View the minutes here.

Monday, August 3, 2009: The Traffic and Circulation Commission will consider those facets of the project related to transportation and circulation within the City, such as the proposed street network, roadway connections between the project area and existing street system and planned bikeway. View the slides on-line here. View the minutes here.

All meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

West Coyote Hills

Specific Plan Amendment/Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve

Community Information Meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 7:00 p.m.

Fullerton Senior Center
340 West Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton

Powerpoint presentation presented at Community Information meeting

Video of the meeting is available under Community Workshops here

Please come to a community meeting about the West Coyote Hills Specific Plan Amendments. This meeting will help prepare you for future public hearings by providing information about a proposed development on a 582-acre site. This is an informational meeting only – no recommendations or actions will be taken.Topics to be covered:

  • Project history
  • Project description
  • Synopsis of the Environmental Impact Report
  • Roadmap of the public review process
  • Questions

Public hearings will occur over the next several months, at which time the public is encouraged to offer comments and testimony regarding the merits of the project

NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and subsequently available for viewing on the City’s website.

For more information, please contact:
Joan Wolff, Consultant Planner to City of Fullerton
Community Development Department (714) 738-6837

Read the Press Release


New documents:

West Coyote Hills Draft Specific Plan, March 2009

Status as of February 2009:

Comment letters to the 2008 Recirculated Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report have been collected and are posted on our Reports page here.

Status as of July 2008:

The comment period for the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report ended in early March 2008. Response to Comments are being prepared.

Status (1/15/08):

As a result of comments received by the City on the March 2006 Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), significant new information has been added to the following four sections of the DEIR. (Listed sections have been posted on the Reports page.)

Section 4.4 - Air Quality

Section 4.9 - Public Health and Safety

Section 4.10 - Hydrology and Flood Control

Section 4.12 - Biological Resources

In accordance with Section 15088.5 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines, the City is re-circulating these four sections of the DEIR for public review and comment.

The 45 day public reveiw period for the revised section is January 17 - March 3, 2008.

The revised sections have been posted on the Reports page.

Copies are also available for review at:

City of Fullerton*, Community Development Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832-1775

Fullerton Public Library - Main Branch, Reference Desk, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832-1775

Fullerton Public Library - Hunt Branch, 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833

*Copies of these documents may be obtained at the City's Community Development Department begining on January 17th. Paper copies will be available for purchase at a fee equal to the printing cost. Digital copies (CD) will be available at no charge. A limited number of copies will be available for loan. Please contact Joan Wolff to inquire about a loan copy: 738-6837.

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