Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan

The City of Fountain Valley Planning Department has embarked on the creation of a draft Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan.

The Specific Plan is intended to provide new policy direction, guidance, zoning regulations, and design standards for an area geographically located north of Ellis Avenue, south of Talbert Avenue, west of the Santa Ana River Channel, and east of Ward Street.
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The purpose of the Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan will be to provide a policy and zoning framework that will allow for additional land-uses in the project area.

The city’s goal is to encourage current and future property owners to invest in their property through added land-use flexibility. This added value will not only allow property owners and businesses to continue to operate as they do today, but will also provide a design in which a activity center district can be created through private investment.

The Draft Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan, includes a vision, development regulations, streetscape designs, public space improvements, and a range of implementation measures that will foster the comprehensive re-use and reinvestment in properties in the specific plan area in the future. The specific plan will use a form-based code to incorporate these elements. A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code is a regulation, not a mere guideline, adopted into city law.
The project will include the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to identify potential impacts of change and mitigation measures to reduce those impacts. 

Project Timeline (Tentative dates)   
Notice of Availability of the Partial Recirculated Draft EIR Released – 10/6/17
Public Review of the Partial Recirculated Draft EIR Closes –  (45 day after Notice of Availability) 11/20/17 at 5:00 pm
City Council Public Hearing for consideration of Draft EIR 
and Specific Plan
– tentatively January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Project Updates

A City Council Public Hearing for consideration of the Partial Recirculated Draft EIR and Specific Plan is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Revised Final Environmental Impact Report
Executive Summary
Title Page
Section 1.0
Section 2.0
Section 3.0
Section 3.1
Section 3.2
Section 3.3
Section 3.4
Section 3.5
Section 3.6
Section 3.7
Section 3.8
Section 3.9
Section 3.10
Section 3.11
Section 3.12
Section 3.13
Section 3.14
Section 4.0
Section 5.0
Section 6.0
Section 7.0
Section 8.0
Section 8.0
Back Cover
Front Cover
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G


The Public Review of the Partial Recirculated Draft EIR closed on 11/20/17 at 5:00 p.m. To view public comments, click here.
Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report
Notice of Availability

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Section 1.0, Introduction
Section 3.0, Environmental Impact Analysis
Section 3.2, Air Quality
Section 3.4, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Section 3.5, Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Section 3.7, Land Use and Planning
Section 3.8, Noise
Section 3.9, Population and Housing
Section 3.10, Public Services
Section 3.11, Transportation, Circulation, and Traffic
Section 3.12, Utilities
Section 3.14, Tribal Cultural Resources
Section 4.0, Other CEQA Considerations
Section 5.0, Alternative Analysis
Section 7.0, References

Draft Traffic Impact Analysis Report
Appendix A - D
Appendix D - CalEEMod Spreadsheets
Appendix E - Traffic Impact Analysis
Appendix F - Native American Consultation
Final Environmental Impact Report

FV Crossings Video Presentation
Video Presentation - Click here 

Joint Planning Commission and City Council Study Session - January 25, 2017
         January 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm. - City Council Chambers
          Watch Video
          View the Presentation

Joint Planning Commission and City Council Study Session - July 12, 2016 
         July 12, 2016 - 6:00 pm. - City Council Chambers
         Watch Video
         View the Presentation
The purpose of this joint study session was to introduce the public to the Draft of the proposed  Fountain  Valley Crossings Specific Plan. No action was taken at the Joint Study Session Meeting.



The public review Draft Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan Files can be viewed by clicking on the links below.  

            Draft Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan

            Draft Fountain Valley Crossing Specific Plan Reference Volume

        Community Workshop #3 - July 15, 2015:
        Public Space, Streetscape, & Mobility Analysis                
        July 15, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers
        Watch Video
         View the PowerPoint Presentation

        Community Workshop #2 - May 14, 2015
        Opportunities, Vision, & Strategic Framework
        May 14, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers
        Watch Video
        View the PowerPoint presentation
        Press Release dated May 20, 2015    

        Community Workshop #1 - February 18, 2015:
        Existing Conditions & Context
        February 18, 2015 - 6:00  p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers
         Watch Video
         View the PowerPoint presentation

Project Team

On August 19, 2014, the City Council approved a contract with the Planning Consulting Firm of Freedman, Tung, and Sasaki for the preparation of the Specific Plan and related Environmental Impact Report.