Current Projects 

Current Projects

Please see the Development Status Report (DSR) (PDF) for a list of current Planning Projects.

For an explanation of the DSR legend and common abbreviations, click here (PDF).

For more information about a specific project, please contact Community Development at 562-989-7340.

6th Cycle Housing Element Update:  Housing Inventory Sites

Every eight years, California law requires that all cities and counties update their plan to address housing needs for everyone in the community. Help Signal Hill come up with a plan to provide enough affordable housing options for our working families, seniors, and young professionals and to ensure children who grow up here can afford to remain in the community. 

If we don't get a new housing plan approved that provides housing options across all incomes, the City could be fined, lose State funding opportunities, lose the ability to issue permits, and in the end lose local control over having a say where new housing should go. The decisions that we make in the coming months will shape Signal Hill's future. Let's work together to make sure Signal Hill's housing plan is the best one for our city.

We need your comments!  Please read the full Fourth Draft Housing Element - June (PDF) document and send your comments and questions to Community Development Director Colleen Doan: 

The following four housing inventory sites are currently being considered to accommodate the State mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation of 517 units for the upcoming 6th Cycle Housing Element update. Analysis of constraints to development and site capacity is underway. The following conceptual site plans and renderings were presented for public review and comment at the Housing Element Public Workshop #2 on 8/17/2021.

Read our FAQ document for more information.

Housing Element Draft Environmental Impact Report (PDF)

Final Housing Element Environmental Impact Report (PDF)

Appendix A (PDF)

Appendix B (PDF)

Appendix C (PDF)

Appendix D (PDF)

Appendix E (PDF)

Appendix F (PDF)

Appendix G (PDF)

Appendix H (PDF)

Appendix I (PDF)

Conceptual Inventory Site Map

Inventory Sites Map

Site #1: Orange Bluff Conceptual Site Plan

Orange Bluff Conceptual Site Plan

Site #2: Walnut Bluff Conceptual Site Plan

Walnut Bluff Conceptual Site Plan

Site #3: Town Center Northwest Conceptual Site Plan

Town Ctr NW Conceptual Site Plan

Town Center NW Conceptual Main Street

Town Center NW Main Square Rendering

Town Center NW Conceptual Retail Plaza

Town Center NW Retail Plaza Rendering

Site #4:  Heritage Square

In 2018, this site was proposed as the Heritage Square mixed-use residential and commercial development. The City’s General Plan designated this site as a future central business district, mixed-use development. In 2018, a conceptual plan for a mixed-use project, proposed as Heritage Square was reviewed at a community meeting. Public support was voiced for the mixed-use concept; however, the following concerns were registered:

  • The height of the residential structure which was 3- and 4-story;
  • The density/number of res. units was too great (203 units); and
  • An ownership residential product was preferred over the proposed rental type 

The current conceptual plans have been revised as follows:

  • Reduced height with a residential mix of three-story townhomes within the site and two-story single-family residences along Rose Avenue;
  • Reduced density for a total of 72 residential units consisting of 64 three-story townhomes and 8 two-story single-family residences; and
  • Ownership townhomes versus rental apartments.

2018 Conceptual Site Plan

Heritage Square 2018 site plan

2018 Entry from Cherry Ave. and E. Burnett St. Conceptual Rendering

Heritage Square Mockup 1

2021 Conceptual Site Plan

Heritage Square 2021 Conceptual Site Plan

2021 Entry from Cherry Ave. and E. Burnett St. Conceptual Rendering

Heritage Square 2021 rendering

2018 Main Square Conceptual Rendering

Heritage Square 2018 Main Street

2021 Main Square Conceptual Rendering

Heritage Square 2021 Main Street

Timeline for Submittal of 6th Cycle Housing Element Update

Sites ID (location and size)                                                                                             Oct.30, 2020

  • Refine per Orange Bluff site over Walnut Bluff site; and                  
  • Refine per Creston Commons Phase I only and < units                                         Nov. 30, 2020        

ID Sites Constraints and Mitigation                                                                                               

  • ID well abandonments/re-abandonments                                                             Jan. 30, 2021
  • Prepare Phase I                                                                                                Feb. 30, 2021
  • Prepare Phase II and HHRA reports as needed                                                    June 15, 2021

Draft 6th Cycle HEU (Depending on HCD docs.)                                                                  Aug. 5, 2021       

Survey Monkey and Outreach                                                                                          April 1, 2021

Final Project Description and NOP (30 day review)                                                             May 14, 2021

PC Public Workshop #1 for 6th Cycle ZOA/GPA/CEQA Scoping Mtg.                                    May 18, 2020

PC Public Workshop #2 for 6th Cycle ZOA/GPA/CEQA                                                       Aug. 17, 2021

Draft Submittal to HCD (60 days to comment)                                                                     Sept 15, 2021

PC Public Workshop #3                                                                                                 Sept. 21, 2021

Governor Signs AB 1398 (Extends submittal deadline to Oct. 2022)                                    Sept. 28, 2021

Draft CEQA Doc. Circulation for Public Comment (45 day review)                                        Sept. 30, 2021

CC Status Report                                                                                                          Oct. 26, 2021       

45- Day Review Period Ends                                                                                          Nov. 15, 2021

Receive Draft Comments from HCD                                                                                 Nov.15, 2021

Recirculate EIR (45 days)                                                                                                Jan. 20, 2022

CC Status Report                                                                                                         Jan. 25, 2022

Post, Publish and Circulate Revised Draft HEU                                                                 Mar. 7, 2022

End of 45 day EIR Recirculation                                                                                          Mar. 7, 2022

Submit Revised Draft HEU to HCD (*60 days to comment)                                                 Mar. 15, 2022

Comment preview conference with HCD staff                                                                April 29, 2022

Received 2nd HCD Comment Letter                                                                               May 12, 2022

PC PH for 6th Cycle ZOA/GPA/CEQA/HEU                                                                        May 17, 2022

Post, Publish and Circulate 2nd Revised Draft HEU                                                          June 13, 2022

Submit 2nd Revised Draft HEU to HCD (*60 days to comment)                                          June 20, 2022 

PC PH for 6th Cycle ZOA/GPA/CEQA/HEU                                                                     June 21, 2022

CC Introduction of 6th Cycle ZOA/GPA/CEQA/HEU                                                             July  12, 2022

CC 2nd Reading and Approval 6th Cycle ZOA/GPA/CEQA/HEU                                             July 26, 2022

End of HCD 60 Day Comment Period                                                              August 19, 2022 (or earlier)

CC Approval of 6th Cycle HEU                                                                August 23 or September 13, 2022

HCD Deadline for ZOAs, Adoption, & Certification (AB 1398)                                                Oct. 15, 2022

Gateway Center North

  • 950 E. 33rd Street and Southwest corner of California Ave. and E. 33rd Street
  • Remodel of the existing Target Store
  • Three added commercial pads totaling 23,500 square feet
  • New self-storage facility
  • Developer: Target Corporate and Signal Hill Petroleum

Status: On April 20, 2021, the Planning Commission approved SPDR 21-03 and SPDR 21-04 (see the Agenda here).  On May 11, 2021, the City Council approved ZOA 21-01, CUP 21-01, CUP 21-02, the MND, and the Development Agreement (see the Agenda here).

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)

Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)

Appendix A (PDF)

Appendix B (PDF)

Appendix C (PDF)

Appendix D (PDF)

Site Plan
Retail rendering
Self Storage rendering
Target rendering

2599 E. Pacific Coast Highway

  • 7 attached and detached single-family homes
  • Applicant: Thomas Jacobs, Agent

Status:  The Planning Commission has recommended that the project proceed to a public hearing following completion of reports facilitating an environmental (CEQA) determination.

PCH Molino Elevations_Page_1
PCH Molino Elevations_Page_4
2599 E PCH Site Plan for Website

2750 E. 20th Street

  • Proposal to demolish an existing one-story single-family dwelling and construct three detached single-family homes with a two-car garage per unit and three surface parking spaces
  • Applicant: Narshima Reddy

Status:  The View Analysis has been completed. A Planning Commission public workshop was held in March 2020, and the Commission voted unanimously to bring the item to a future public hearing. The public hearing is scheduled for the September 20 Planning Commission meeting.

  1. MND (PDF)
  2. Phase I ESA (Volume 1) (PDF)
  3. Phase I ESA (Volume 2) (PDF)
  4. Phase II ESA (PDF)
  5. OEHHA Memo (PDF)
2750 E. 20th St Site Plan

Signal Hill Business Park

  • A proposed nine-building industrial development, approximately 150,000 square feet
  • Located on two sites totaling nine acres on vacant property the east and west side of Walnut Avenue, south of E. Hill Street
  • The project includes vacation of a portion of 21st Street, west of Walnut Avenue
  • Applicant: Signal Hill XC, LLC.

Status: On October 19, 2021, the Planning Commission approved Site Plan and Design Review 21-07, Tentative Tract Map 80302, and found that a vacation of a portion of E. 21st Street in conformance with the City's General Plan.  On November 9, 2021, the City Council adopted the second RMND, GPA 21-01, ZOA 21-02, and a Resolution of Intent to Vacate. 

Notice of Recirculated Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)

Second Recirculated Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF) 

Appendices and Reference Materials are available from the California Office of Planning and Research CEQANet Portal at this link:

Xebec 3rd Workshop Site Plan
Xebec 3rd Workshop Rendering

1450 E. 27th St. and 2655 Walnut Avenue

  • A proposed two-building industrial development, totaling 24,000 square feet
  • One industrial building and one flex space suitable for retail, office, or industrial uses 

Developer: 2H Property 3060, LLC 

Status: The Planning Commission held a public workshop on November 17, 2020 to review the project. The project will be scheduled for a future public hearing.

Site Plan
Building one rendering
Building two rendering

2550 Orange Avenue

  • The site was the Majestic Driving Range property which was sold to a new owner in 2018
  • The new property owner has shared conceptual plans for an industrial development on the site
  • No formal project submittal has been received

Developer:  CenterPoint Properties

Status:  The new property owner is prepping the site for future sale and development. The site contains multiple abandoned and active oil wells. In 2019, the abandoned wells were located, mapped, and tested for methane emission. Current activity includes demolition of the raised tee box, and removal of obsolete piping and oil field related debris.

2550 Orange
2550 Orange Elevation

2250 Ohio Avenue

  • Proposal to construct a two-story duplex in Planning Area 2 of the Hilltop Area Specific Plan (SP-2) zoning district. Each unit has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half-bathroom, and a two-car garage with private driveway spaces in front of the garage.

Applicant: Salvador Cerda and Khanh Nguyen

Status: The second Planning Commission public workshop was held on January 19, 2021. After receiving public comments and feedback, the Commission voted unanimously to continue the project to a public hearing. Prior to a public hearing, the City must make its environmental determination under the California Environmental Quality Act (or CEQA). The next step is for the applicants to prepare and submit the required environmental reports for the City to review as part of their CEQA determination. The date of the public hearing is TBD.

Side Elevations

1900 Temple Avenue

  • Site Plan and Design Review 21-08 to construct a new custom one-story 2,343 square-foot single-family dwelling with three bedrooms, a den, two-and-a-half bathrooms, an attached 628 square-foot two-car garage, and a detached 725 square-foot two-car garage with attached storage, on a vacant 8,165 square-foot lot at 1900 Temple Avenue in the Residential Low Density (RL) zoning district.

Applicant: Roger Vititow Family Trust

Status: The Planning Commission public workshop was held on November 16, 2021.  There were no public comments and the Commission directed staff to continue working with the applicant to bring the project forward to a public hearing with a 4-0 vote (one recusal due to residing within the 500-foot conflict-of-interest radius). The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for April 19, 2022.  A Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for public comment:  IS MND and MMRP for 1900 Temple Avenue (PDF)

Site Plan for single-family dwelling at 1900 Temple Avenue
Elevation for single-family dwelling at 1900 Temple Avenue

American University of Health Sciences

  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment to reclassify the site from Commercial Office (CO) to the American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) and the American University Research Academy (AURA) Specific Plan (SP-25)

Applicant: American University of Health Sciences

Status: A Planning Commission public workshop was held on June 21, 2022.  A Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for August 16, 2022.  A Notice of Intent to Adopt an IS/ND has been posted. Read the Draft Initial Study and Negative Declaration, with the Appendices.