A new mixed-use housing development is proposed on the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, called "The Commons." The project consists of approximately 6.5 acres in Claremont, and 3.0 acres in Upland, and the applicant is proposing to integrate the areas into one cohesive development with a Specific Plan in Claremont.
The Commons project proposes to convert 6.5 acres of underutilized and vacant land near the entrance to the City of Claremont into a residential/Mixed-Use village. The project plans include a City gateway, park and open space, neighborhood-serving retail, and for-sale residential attached and detached housing. The Commons is designed for a variety of homebuyers, including “empty nester” buyers seeking ease and accessibility in later years, as well as attainable first-time homebuyers. This development would contain approximately 27 single-family detached homes, 68 townhomes (20 of the 68 townhomes are within Claremont), and 5,000 square feet of retail with ten flats above the retail.
Claremont Commons Initial Study
The City of Claremont (City) will be the Lead Agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) addressing The Commons project with consists of a Specific Plan, development plans, a tentative tract map, and amendments to the General Plan and Zoning Maps. This Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been prepared and distributed by the City to solicit written comments from responsible and trustee agencies, from the state agencies, and interested organizations and individuals. The City is requesting input regarding the scope and content of the environmental information to be addressed in the Draft EIR.
PROJECT LOCATION: The Commons Specific Plan is proposed on approximately 9.5 acres located at the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue in the City of Claremont and the City of Upland. The City of Claremont is located in Los Angeles County and the City of Upland is located in San Bernardino County. The City of Claremont portion of the project site is 6.5 acres of the 9.5 acres. The City of Upland portion of the project site is 3.0 of the 9.5 acres.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Commons Specific Plan would establish land use regulations, development standards, and design guidelines for development within the Specific Plan planning area. The intent is to provide specificity with regard to permitted uses and expectations for the design and construction of new buildings and parking facilities, development and use of open spaces, internal roadway and other circulation improvements, lighting, and landscaping. Future development within The Commons Specific Plan would provide a high quality planned development that provides a diverse mix of housing opportunities with a small area of retail.
The Commons Specific Plan would include a total of 62 dwelling units (27 single‐family detached homes, 20 townhomes with 15 flats above the retail spaces) and 5,000 square feet of retail and associated parking in Claremont and 48 townhomes in the Upland portion of the project. The development will have a wide easement, which will be used as active and passive open space for the project. There are three types of plans that will be built on site: single‐family detached units, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom townhomes, and single‐story flats. The household expected size is between 2 and 5 occupants.
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report - NOP Review Period: November 20, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Community Information Meeting
A Community Information Meeting was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the City Yard located at 1616 Monte Vista Avenue, Claremont.