Development Projects/Environmental Info

Municipal Code Text Amendment 20-0005; Specific Plan No.11

Project site:



Consideration of a Municipal Code Text Amendment of Title 18-Zoning, Chapter 18.518 Specific Plan 11 of the San Dimas Municipal Code, to amend grading limits within Planning Area I and make various clean-up text amendments.

The proposed Municipal Code Text Amendment (MCTA) would allow for up to one thousand (1,000) cubic yards of grading, cut and fill, beyond that grading necessary for the primary residence, driveway and garage for properties located within SP-11 Planning Area 1 (36 residential lots, up to 36,000 CY grading). Per the previous Development Plan Review Board policy, a swimming pool and five (5) feet of decking surrounding the pool were exempted from the additional grading calculations. The proposed MCTA would also include development standards for the grading, landscaping and any retaining walls that the additional grading would require. Additional clean-up items are proposed by removing sections which dealt with the initial development of the area and codifying previous policies regarding Conditional Uses within the specific plan.


The Project Site is located within the southwestern portion of the City and is located within Specific Plan-11. Specific Plan-11, Area I is bordered by Puente Street to the north, Via Verde to the southeast, East Covina Hills Road to the southwest and the City of Covina to the west. The majority of the Specific Plan has been developed with single-family residences within hillside areas and is surrounded by existing hillside single-family residences.  Local access to the Project Site is provided by Via Verde and regional access is provided by the San Bernardino Interstate-10 (I-10) Freeway, approximately 1-mile to the south.


The City of San Dimas hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, Staff has analyzed the request for the following:

After reviewing the Initial Study and any applicable mitigating measures for the project, Staff has determined that this project will not have a significant effect on the environment.  Accordingly, a MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION has been prepared.

Public comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration will be received by the City beginning on September 17, 2021, through October 7, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.  A public hearing of the San Dimas Planning Commission will be held to consider the proposed project and the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration on October 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the San Dimas City Hall Council Chambers at 245 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773. The proposed project and the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration are anticipated to be heard by the San Dimas City Council at a later date. Any additional future public hearings by either the San Dimas Planning Commission or the San Dimas City Council will be noticed as required.


Copies of all relevant material, including the project specifications and all documents referenced in the Mitigated Negative Declaration, are available for public inspection at San Dimas City Hall, Planning Division, 245 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, and the City’s website.  Please click on the document links below: