Current Projects

14982 PROSPECT AVENUE - "RALLY'S BURGERS"

CASE NO(S).:

Design Review 2021-0013; Conditional Use Permit 2021-0025

PROJECT LOCATION:

14982 Prospect Avenue

CASE PLANNER:

Mary Salman | Assistant Planner

(714) 573-3134 | MSalman@TustinCA.org

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

A request to construct a restaurant with a drive-thru lane (Rally's Burgers). 

STATUS:

The project is in the entitlement phase, and plans are under review by staff.


Housing Element Update – 6th Cycle

Click here to review draft document: housing element update 6th cycleClick Here to review: initial study/negative deCLARation for the draft housing element update 6th cycle

PROJECT LOCATION:

Citywide

CASE PLANNER:

Erica H. Demkowicz, AICP | Senior Planner

(714) 573-3127 | EDemkowicz@tustinca.org

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The State of California requires that each jurisdiction's housing element be updated every eight (8) years and certified by the State.  The housing element provides in-depth analysis of the City's population, economic, and housing stock characteristics as well as a comprehensive evaluation of programs and regulations related to housing. It also serves as the primary policy document on housing for the City’s decision-makers to address housing opportunities and needs for present and future residents.    

The City of Tustin is kicking off the Housing Element Update process and over the next several months, City staff will be working with the community to update the Housing Element for the 2021-2029 planning period.

STATUS:

A timeline of recent 2021 - 2029 Housing Element Update activities is as follows:

October 5, 2021: Public hearing before the City Council.
>> Click here to download the City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Report 

September 14, 2021: Public hearing before the Planning Commission scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
>> Click here to download the Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Staff Report 

September 7, 2021:(Amendment to Draft) City Council meeting to amend, based upon the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) review of the draft Housing Element related to preservation of at-risk units and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The proposed revision further facilitates the equitable dispersion of housing units of various income levels throughout the City. Specifically, the revision redistributes 582 units (517 Preservation of At-risk units and 65 ADUs) to the Tustin Market Place and the Enderle Center. No increase in the number of units at Tustin Legacy is proposed. The revision also includes adjustments to the distribution of units at various income levels (based on RHNA percentages) evenly and proportionately throughout the sites.
>> Click here to download the September 7, 2021, City Council Staff Report

For future public engagement opportunities, status updates, resources, or to take Tustin's Housing Element Survey, please click here for access to the City of Tustin's Housing Element focused webpage. 

13751 & 13841 red hill avenue mixed use project - "The Hill"

Red Hill Mixed Use Project (JPEG)

CASE NO(S).:

Design Review 2021-0001/Development Agreement 2021-0001/Vesting Tentative Tract Map 17822/Subdivision 2021-0001

PROJECT LOCATION:

13751 & 13841 Red Hill Avenue

CASE PLANNERS:

Erica Demkowicz | Senior Planner
(714) 573-3127 | edemkowicz@tustinca.org

Irma Huitron | Assistant Director- Planning
(714) 573-3035 | IHuitron@tustinca.org

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The proposed project includes the construction of a new, 4-story, vertical mixed use project on a 3.38 acre site within the Red Hill Avenue Specific Plan area.  The project will contain 137 residential units and 7,000 square feet of commercial retail space.  Primary access to the site will be off of Red Hill Avenue with a secondary access off of San Juan Street.  The project will also include ten (10) flexible-format retail spaces (i.e. live-work units), 228 on-site parking spaces and six (6) affordable housing units.   On-site amenities include corner and retail plazas adjacent to Red Hill, gateway signage at San Juan Street & Red Hill Avenue, open air courtyards with enhanced paving, outdoor benches and tables, landscape planters and public art.  

STATUS:

Approved by the City Council on August 17, 2021. Construction drawings have not yet been submitted into plan check to obtain building permits.


1382 bell avenue rezone project (Airspace)

Airspace (JPEG)

CASE NO(S).:

Zone Change 2020-0001

PROJECT LOCATION:

1382 Bell Avenue

CASE PLANNER:

Samantha Beier, AICP | Senior Planner

(714) 573-3354 | SBeier@tustinca.org

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The proposed Airspace office project involves a change in zoning from Planned Community Industrial (PC-IND) to Planned Community Industrial/Business (PC-IND/BUS) District. The change in zoning would allow office uses that are not accessory to light industrial uses as permitted uses, in addition to light industrial and other uses allowed in the PC-IND District.  The project also includes a request to apply Tustin City Code parking standards for offices exceeding 25,000 square feet.  No construction is proposed in conjunction with Zone Change 2020-0001.

Negative declaration:

An Initial Study has been prepared for the above project in accordance with the City of Tustin’s procedures regarding implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, and on the basis of that study hereby finds:

That there is no substantial evidence that the proposed project may have a significant effect on the environment. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not required and a proposed Negative Declaration has been prepared in accordance with Article 6 of the CEQA Guidelines

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration (PDF)

Draft Initial Study/ Negative Declaration (PDF)

Appendix A – Planned Community District Regulations (PDF)

Appendix B – Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transportation Impact Analysis (PDF)

Appendix C – Geotechnical Report (PDF)

Appendix D – Preliminary Water Quality Management Plan (PDF)

STATUS:

The City Council approved the Zone Change 2020-0001 on July 20, 2021.

hISTORIC rESOURCES sURVEY uPDATE

Historic Survey Photo

PROJECT LOCATION:

Citywide (Excluding East Tustin Specific Plan and Tustin Legacy)

CASE PLANNER:

Elaine Dove, AICP, RLA | Senior Planner

(714) 573-3136 | EDove@tustinca.org

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of the survey update is to record and update information on potential historic resources in Tustin.  It will update information on the 400+ properties identified in earlier surveys as places of social, historical and architectural significance.  Properties constructed through 1976 will also be considered.  No properties will receive formal historic designation as part of the survey.  

STATUS:

Staff has completed the update to the City’s Historic Resources Survey since its last update occurred in 2003. Staff and consultants have prepared Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) forms which are primary records of each identified historic resource and which can be used by property owners to nominate their properties to the California or National Register of Historic Places.  Staff will use the DPR forms to inform and guide the review of potential alterations of historic buildings. On August 10, 2021, the Planning Commission adopted the 2021 Historic Resources Survey Update Report with authorization for the Community Development Director to make minor modifications to the final survey report. Staff expects to present the survey results to the City Council on October 19, 2021. 

"at-home" Home furnishing store tenant improvement

At-Home Design Store (PNG)

PROJECT LOCATION:

2505 El Camino Real

CASE PLANNER:

Erica H. Demkowicz, AICP | Senior Planner

(714) 573-3127 | EDemkowicz@tustinca.org

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project includes renovation (i.e. interior and exterior tenant improvements) to an existing retail building to accommodate a new, “At-Home” home furnishing  store.    

STATUS:

Project Under Construction.

Myford Industrial Warehouse Project

Panattoni Development Project

Case No(s).:

Design Review 2020-0005; Subdivision 2020-0002/ Tentative Parcel Map 2020-149

Project Location:

14451 Myford Road

Case Planner

Scott Reekstin | Principal Planner

(714) 573-3016 | SReekstin@tustinca.org 

Project Description:

The proposed project involves the demolition of an existing 91,794-square-foot industrial building and adjacent parking lot and the construction of a new 220,331-square-foot industrial building, new parking spaces. relocated drive approaches, and new landscaping. The proposed project also includes a Tentative Parcel Map, consisting of the merger of 2 adjacent lots (4 Assessor’s Parcels) into one parcel (9.9 acres) and a Preliminary Water Quality Management Plan. 

mitigated Negative Declaration:

An Initial Study has been prepared for the above project in accordance with the City of Tustin’s procedures regarding implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, and on the basis of that study hereby finds:

That although there is substantial evidence that the proposed project may have a significant effect on the environment, there will not be a significant effect in this case because mitigation measures have been added to the project. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not required.   

STATUS:

Project under Construction.

brookfield at tustin legacy

Brookfield Residential (BMP)

Case No(s).:

Development Agreement: 2019-00001; Subdivision: 2019-00001/ Tentative Tract Map 19103; Design Review: 2019-00009

Project Location:

Portion of Neighborhood D South, Tustin Legacy

Case Planner:

Samantha Beier, AICP | Senior Planner

(714) 573-3354 | SBeier@tustinca.org

Project Description:

Residential project with 400 residential units, open space, park areas, and a private amenity area. The three neighborhoods will be comprised of 117 three-story single-family detached homes, 129 three-story triplex townhomes, and 154 stacked flats and townhomes.

Status:

Project Under Construction.

Schoolsfirst federal credit union headquarters campus

SchoolsFirst

Case No(s).:

Lot Line Adjustment 2018-00003; Conditional Use Permit 2018-00015; Design Review 2018-00023

Project Location:

15332 Newport Avenue, 15444 Newport Avenue, 15222 Del Amo Avenue, 1200 Edinger Avenue

Case Planner:

Scott Reekstin | Principal Planner

(714) 573-3016 | SReekstin@tustinca.org

Project Description:

Headquarters campus for SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union including 180,000 square feet office, 5,000 square feet credit union branch, 4-level parking structure, and site improvements.

Status:

Project is complete, with a grand opening date for the facility to be announced. 

Levity at Tustin Legacy


Levity 2

Case No(s).:

Tract Map 18125; Design Review 2017-012

Project Location:

Northeast corner of Tustin Ranch Road & Victory Road

Case Planner:

Samantha Beier, AICP | Senior Planner

(714) 573-3354 | SBeier@tustinca.org

Project Description:

Residential condominium project with 218 units including single family detached, townhomes, and flats, and community amenities on approximately 14 acres.

Status:

Project Complete.

Vintage

Vintage

Case No(s).:

General Plan Amendment 2016-01; Zone Change 2016-001; Tract Map 17993; Development Agreement 2016-002; Design Review 2016-14

Project location:

Southwest corner of 6th and B Street

Case planner:

Elaine Dove, AICP, RLA | Senior Planner 

(714) 573-3136 | EDove@tustinca.org

Project description:

New residential condominium project with 140 units, a mini park, recreation building, and swimming pool.

Status:

Project is now complete.