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Title: Warner Nichols

Applicant: Rainbow Disposal

Location: 7622-7642 Warner Ave

Report Summary

A Notice of Preparation of a Draft Focused Environmental Impact Report and an Initial Study were prepared for General Plan Amendment No. 05-001, Zoning Map Amendment No. 05-001, and the demolition or removal of existing structures at a 4.4 gross acre site at 7622-7642 Warner Ave (southeast corner of Warner Ave. and Nichols St.). The Notice of Preparation and Initial Study were available for public review and comment for 30 days commencing Thursday, September 1, 2011 and ending Friday, September 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

The Initial Study analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with a proposal by Rainbow Environmental Services for a General Plan Amendment (GPA) to change the General Plan land use designation from RM-15 (Residential Medium Density - Max 15 dwelling units per acre) to CG-F1 (Commercial General - Maximum Floor Area Ratio of 0.35) on a 1.1 gross acre portion fronting on Warner Ave. and to I-F2-d (Industrial - Maximum Floor Area Ratio of 0.5 - Design Overlay) on a 3.3 gross acre portion fronting on Nichols Street. To be consistent with the General Plan, a Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA) to change the zoning designation from RM (Residential Medium Density) to CG (Commercial General) on the 1.1 gross acre portion and to IG (General Industrial) on the 3.3 gross acre portion was also proposed. The project includes the demolition or removal of existing structures on the subject site that have been identified in the Huntington Beach General Plan as having historical significance as local landmarks. No new development was proposed.

The Initial Study concluded that a Focused Environmental Impact Report addressing historic resource and land use/planning impacts was necessary. Any person wishing to comment on the request may have provided written comments to Ricky Ramos, Senior Planner, City of Huntington Beach, Planning and Building Department, P.O. Box 190, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 or [email protected] by September 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. 

On June 1, 2015 the City Council decertified EIR No. 07-001.  On July 20, 2015 the City Council approved changing the General Plan and zoning designations on the subject property back to the previous designation of Residential Medium Density at the request of Rainbow Environmental Services and to comply with the express terms of the Court’s June 2, 2015 Order.

The EIR was available for review and comment for 45 days commencing Thursday, October 4, 2012 and ending Monday, November 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Project Status: Adopted

Project Planner: Ricky Ramos

Last Updated: May 18, 2015


  1. Notice of Availability- Warner Nichols
  2. Notice of Preparation- Warner Nichols
  3. EA 05-003- Warner Nichols
  4. Notice of Availability EIR No. 07-001
  5. Draft Environmental Impact Report- Warner Nichols
  6. Appendix A- Warner Nichols
  7. Appendix B- Warner Nichols
  8. Appendix C- Warner Nichols
  9. Appendix D- Warner Nichols
  10. Appendix E- Warner Nichols
  11. Environmental Impact Report Final & Response to Comments- Warner Nichols

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