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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Purpose


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)   
Existing Conditions Inventory of Study Area  –  Completed 
Public Workshops & Stakeholder Input – Completed
Public Scoping Meeting for the EIR – 10/28/2015 Completed
Notice of Availability of the Draft EIR Released – 1/6/17
Planning Commission and City Council meeting to present the Draft EIR - 1/25/17
Public Review of Draft EIR Closes – 2/20/17  (45 day after Notice of Availability) Extended to 2/22/17 at 5:00pm
Planning Commission Public Hearing for Draft EIR and
Specific Plan and recommendation to City Council
 – May 10, 2017
City Council Public Hearing for consideration of Draft EIR 
and Specific Plan
– June 20, 2017 - City Council continued this item to a date uncertain 

Project Updates


A City Council Public Hearing for consideration of Draft EIR and Specific Plan is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  To view the Agenda, click HERE.

A Planning Commission Public Hearing for the Draft EIR and Specific Plan and recommendation to City Council is scheduled: for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6 pm. To view the Agenda Packet, click HERE.
   
Final Environmental Impact Report for the FV Crossings Specific Plan

Comments received on Draft EIR
Draft EIR public review period ended on 2/22/17.
Comments received are provided below.
Draft EIR Comments

FV Crossings Video Presentation
30-minute Video Presentation - Click here

To view the Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan draft EIR, please click on the link below.

Revised Notice of Availability
Draft EIR for the Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan
Appendix A - Initial Study
Appendix B - NOP and Public Response
Appendix C - FVCSP
Appendix D - CalEEMod Spreadsheets
Appendix E - Traffic Impact Analysis

Notice of Availability

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.