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El Segundo Downtown Specific Plan

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  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Specific Plan Project Description
    2. Specific Plan Boundary
    3. Specific Plan Vision
    4. Downtown Philosophy and Concept
    5. Statutory Authority

  2. OVERVIEW OF THE SPECIFIC PLAN SURROUNDING AREA
    1. The Community
      1. Location Context
      2. Demographics
      3. Economic Context
    2. Land Uses
    3. Existing Utilities and Infrastructure
      1. Water Service
      2. Fire Protection
      3. Sewer Service
      4. Gas/Electric/Telephone Service
      5. Solid Waste Disposal
      6. Public and Private Transportation

  3. RELATIONSHIP OF THE SPECIFIC PLAN TO THE EXISTING GENERAL PLAN
    1. Economic Development
    2. Land Use
    3. Circulation
    4. Conservation
    5. Noise

  4. SPECIFIC PLAN DISTRICTS
    1. Main Street District (300-400 Blocks Main Street)
    2. Main Street Transitional District (100-200 & 500 Blocks Main Street)
    3. Richmond Street District (100-200 Blocks Richmond Street)
    4. North Richmond Street District (300 Block west side Richmond Street)
    5. Grand Avenue District (300 Block east side Richmond Street– former Ralph’smarket and adjacent lots)

  5. ADMINISTRATION
    1. Introduction
    2. Specific Plan Administration
      1. Administrative Determinations
      2. Development Standards Determinations
      3. Authority to Inspect
      4. 4Penalty
    3. California Environmental Quality Act Compliance

  6. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
    1. Main Street District (300-400 Blocks Main Street)
      1. Purpose
      2. Permitted Uses
      3. Permitted Accessory Uses
      4. Uses Subject to an Administrative Use Permit
      5. Uses Subject to a Conditional Use Permit
      6. Prohibited Uses
      7. Site Development Standards
        1. General Provisions
        2. Lot Area
        3. Height
        4. Setbacks
        5. Lot Width
        6. Building Area – (Density)
        7. Walls and Fences
        8. Access
        9. Landscaping
        10. Parking and Loading
        11. Signs
      8. Non-conformities
      9. Strategic Sites
        1. Purcell Building (Northwest corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue )
        2. The northeast corner of Main Street and Holly Avenue north to the City parking lot
    2. Main Street Transitional District (100-200 & 500 Blocks Main Street)
      1. Purpose
      2. Permitted Uses
      3. Permitted Accessory Uses
      4. Uses Subject to an Administrative Use Permit
      5. Uses Subject to a Conditional Use Permit
      6. Prohibited Uses
      7. Site Development Standards
        1. General Provisions
        2. Lot Area
        3. Height
        4. Setbacks
        5. Lot Width
        6. Building Area – (Density)
        7. Walls and Fences
        8. Access
        9. Landscaping
        10. Parking and Loading
        11. Signs
      8. Non-conformities
      9. Strategic Sites
        1. Strip Mall (Southwest corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue)
    3. Richmond Street District (100-200 Blocks Richmond Street)
      1. Purpose
      2. Permitted Uses
      3. Permitted Accessory Uses
      4. Uses Subject to an Administrative Use Permit
      5. Uses Subject to a Conditional Use Permit
      6. Prohibited Uses
      7. Site Development Standards
        1. General Provisions
        2. Lot Area
        3. Height
        4. Setbacks
        5. Lot Width
        6. Building Area – (Density)
        7. Walls and Fences
        8. Access
        9. Landscaping
        10. Parking and Loading
        11. Signs
      8. Non-Conformities
      9. Strategic Sites
        1. Anthony’s Music Store – (Northwest corner of Richmond Street and Franklin Avenue)
        2. The City parking lot (Northeast corner of Richmond Street and Franklin Avenue)
      10. Historic Preservation
    4. North Richmond Street District (300 Block west side Richmond Street)
      1. Purpose
      2. Permitted Uses
      3. Permitted Accessory Uses
      4. Uses Subject to an Administrative Use Permit
      5. Uses Subject to a Conditional Use Permit
      6. Prohibited Uses
      7. Site Development Standards
        1. General Provisions
        2. Lot Area
        3. Height
        4. Setbacks
        5. Lot Width
        6. Building Area – (Density)
        7. Walls and Fences
        8. Access
        9. Landscaping
        10. Parking and Loading
        11. Signs
      8. Non-Conformities
    5. Grand Avenue District (300 Block east side Richmond – former Ralph’s market and adjacent lots)
      1. Purpose
      2. Permitted Use
      3. Permitted Accessory Uses
      4. Uses Subject to an Administrative Use Permit
      5. Uses Subject to a Conditional Use Permit
      6. Prohibited Use
      7. Site Development Standards
        1. General Provisions
        2. Lot Area
        3. Height
        4. Setbacks
        5. Lot Width
        6. Building Area – (Density)
        7. Walls and Fences
        8. Access
        9. Landscaping
        10. Parking and Loading
        11. k. Signs
      8. Non-Conformities
      9. Strategic Site – Entire District
    6. Definitions

  7. PARKING
      1. Purpose
      2. General Provisions
      3. Parking Spaces Required
      4. Mixed Occupancies
      5. Parking Area Development Standards
      6. Loading Standards
      7. Plan Preparation and Permit Approval
      8. Joint Use and Off-Site Parking Facilities
      9. Sites with Transportation Systems Management (TSM) and Transportation
      10. Demand Management (TDM) Plans
      11. Existing Buildings with Permitted Uses
      12. Failure to Maintain Required Parking

  8. DESIGN STANDARDS
    1. Main Street District (300-400 Blocks Main Street)
      1. Site Development and Planning
        1. Land Use
        2. Site Planning
        3. Parking
        4. Parking Structures
        5. Rear of Buildings
        6. fAlley Treatments
      2. Street Configuration
        1. Streets
        2. Curb Extensions
        3. Parking
        4. Mid-block Crossings
      3. Streetscape
        1. Sidewalks
        2. Pedestrian Amenities
        3. Landscaping
        4. Lighting
      4. Architecture – The Walls of the Public Room
        1. Architecture
        2. Lighting
        3. Signage
    2. Main Street Transitional District (100-200 & 500 Blocks Main Street)
    3. Richmond Street and North Richmond Street Districts (100-200 Blocks Richmond Street; 300 Block west side Richmond Street)
      1. Site Development and Planning
        1. Land Use
      2. Street Configuration and Streetscape
        1. Streets
        2. Sidewalks
        3. Parking
        4. Pedestrian Amenities
        5. Landscaping
      3. Architecture – The Walls of the Public Room
        1. Architecture
    4. Grand Avenue District (300 Block east side Richmond Street – former Ralph’s market and adjacent lots
      1. General
      2. Grand Avenue and Richmond Street Facades
      3. Alley Frontage
      4. North Frontage
      5. Interior
      6. Parking
    5. Plazas
      1. Civic Center Plaza
      2. Pursell Plaza
    6. Grand Avenue
      1. Site Development and Planning
        1. Land Use
      2. Street Configuration and Streetscape
        1. Street
        2. Parking
        3. Sidewalks
        4. Pedestrian Amenities
    7. Downtown Gateways
      1. Main Street and Grand Avenue
      2. Concord Street and Grand Avenue
      3. Main Street and Mariposa Avenue
      4. Grand Avenue and Eucalyptus Drive
      5. Site Planning
        1. Corner Treatments

  9. IMPLEMENTATION AND FINANCING
    1. Business Improvement District (300-500 Blocks Main Street)
    2. Streets and Streetscape
      1. Sidewalk Widening/Street Narrowing (300-400 Blocks of Main Street)
      2. Street Modifications (100-500 Blocks of Main Street)
      3. Street Modifications (100-300 Blocks of Richmond Street)
      4. Street Modifications (100-200 Blocks West Grand Avenue)
      5. Streetscape improvements – (All Districts)
      6. Street Trees – (All Districts)
      7. Planters at Curb – extensions and/or mid-block crosswalk (300-400 Blocks of Main Street)
      8. Gateway Landscaping and Signage – (Various Locations)
      9. Twinkle lights – (300-400 Blocks of Main Street)
      10. Parking Structure or Lot (Holly Avenue – 100 east Block, east of Main Street to the Alley or southeast corner of Holly Avenue and Standard Street)
      11. One-Way Street (Holly Avenue – 100 east Block, one-way eastbound and Pine Avenue (100 east Block, one-way westbound)
    3. Civic Center Plaza
    4. Parking Management Program
      1. Introduction/Summary
      2. Current Parking Conditions and Standards
      3. Elements of the Downtown Parking Management Program
      4. Parking Management Options
        1. Short-term Parking Management Options
        2. Mid-term Parking Management Options
        3. Long-term Parking Management Options
      5. Table 1 – Summary Chart of Parking Management Options
    5. Public Events, Activities and Programming
    6. Marketing, Advertising and Promotion
    7. Development Incentives
      1. Expedited and Reduced Cost Entitlements
      2. Local Tax Reductions and Rebates
      3. Removal of Non-conforming Signs
    8. Historic Preservation
      1. Regulatory Incentives
        1. Parking
        2. Building Permit and Planning Application Fees
        3. Business License Fees
        4. Additions to Historic Commercial Structures
        5. Setback Flexibility
        6. State Historic Building Code
        7. Rehabilitation Tax Credit
        8. Conservation or Façade Easements
      2. Financial Incentives
        1. Mills Act Contracts – Property Tax Reductions
        2. Façade Improvement Program
        3. Rehabilitation Loans, Grants and Matching Funds
      3. Demolition Disincentives
    9. Façade Improvement Program
    10. Financing Options

EXHIBITS

Exhibit 1 Regional Location

Exhibit 2 Local Vicinity

Exhibit 3 Downtown Specific Plan Area

Exhibit 4 Zoning Map – Downtown Specific Plan and Surrounding Area

Exhibit 5 Specific Plan Districts and Strategic Sites

Exhibit 6 Summary of Parking Management Options

Exhibit 7 Historically Significant Structures

Appendices – (Separate Document)

Appendix I: Downtown Specific Plan Concept Document – Approved by the Downtown Task Force, February 22, 2000.

Appendix II:
Developing a Vision for Downtown El Segundo – Submitted to the El Segundo City Council, November 8, 1998 by the El Segundo Downtown Task Force.

Appendix III:
Circulation Element Update Technical Report – Main Street/Downtown Commercial District Circulation Analysis – Prepared by Meyer, Mohaddes Associates, Inc. February, 2000.

Appendix IV: El Segundo Downtown Demographic Data – Prepared by Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. November 8, 1999.

Appendix V: Implementation Funding Options for Downtown Specific Plan – Prepared by Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. April 18 and 27, 2000.

Appendix VI: Initial Study – Environmental Checklist Form and Mitigated Negative Declaration Prepared by the City of El Segundo, Community, Economic and Development Services Department, April 21, 2000.

Appendix VII: City Council Ordinance No. 1319, Approving the Downtown Specific Plan, Adopted August 1, 2000.

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