Neighboring Projects of Interest

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The City is closely monitoring these projects for potential impacts to Palos Verdes Estates and for representing the community's interests.

  • Butcher-Solana Project in Torrance
    11/20/17
    On November 16, 2017, the City of Palos Verdes Estates made contact with the City of Torrance seeking an update on the Butcher-Solana Project at the Via Valmonte and Hawthorne boundary. The City of Torrance and its environmental consultant are in process of reviewing comments that were received during its public comment period prior to finalizing the EIR scope. The Draft EIR is expected to be complete by approximately April 2018. Part of this evaluation includes comments submitted by the City of Palos Verdes Estates. To review the City's comments and concerns, please click here.

    08/28/17
    On August 28, 2017, the City of Palos Verdes Estates sent a letter to the City of Torrance with concerns regarding the Butcher-Solana Project at the Via Valmonte and Hawthorne boundary. The letter included concerns such as traffic, open space, construction impacts, and noise. To review the letter, please click here.

    08/11/17
    On August 10, 2017, the City of Torrance held an EIR Scoping Meeting for the public.  It was attended by residents of Torrance and surrounding cities.  Many PVE residents, as well as City of PVE representatives, were in attendance. Topics raised at the meeting for inclusion in scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) included, but was not limited to, traffic, noise, light, environmental issues, and site geology.  These topics and others will also be addressed by the City of Palos Verdes Estates in a letter sent to the City of Torrance before the end of the current time period to submit comments for the scope of the EIR.  Additionally, PVE residents may want to directly comment to the City of Torrance; to do so, please visit https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/community-development/planning/butcher-solana for more information.  

    07/27/17
    The City of Torrance has prepared an Initial Study for the Butcher-Solana Residential Development Project and is requesting identification of environmental issues and information that should be considered in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

    From July 27, 2017 to August 28, 2017, the public will have an opportunity to share responses and comments on environmental issues with the subject heading "Butcher-Solana Residential Project" to:

    Danny Santana - Planning and Environmental Manager
    City of Torrance, 3301 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.
    310.618.5990 / DSantana@TorranceCA.gov

    Additionally, the City of Torrance will host a Scoping Meeting for the project to receive comments on the scope of content of the proposed EIR. You are welcome to attend and present environmental information that should be considered in the EIR. The meeting is scheduled for:

    August 10, 2017
    6:30-8:30pm
    Torrance City Hall Council Chambers
    3301 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503

    The City of Palos Verdes Estates is preparing to submit comments and is closely monitoring the project's progress. Once available, the comments will be posted online. In addition, the City encourages residents to directly contact the City of Torrance to express any concerns.

    To view more information about the project, please visit the project's page on the Torrance City website.

    05/02/17
    On May 2, 2017, the Torrance City Council approved a fee agreement to provide legal services relating to CEQA review for the Butcher-Solana Project. For more information, please view the staff report.

    PVE City staff are monitoring the progress and will be reporting to the PVE City Council as is necessary in order to represent the City’s interests to Torrance.  Also, the City is not aware of any plans or proposals associated with this or any project that would involve closing or blocking Via Valmonte.  Specifically, the developer’s traffic report mentions nothing about this.  To view information such as the project plan and other studies, please visit the project's page on the Torrance City website.

    02/27/17

    On February 23, 2017, City staff met with the developer of the Butcher-Solana Project to discuss resident concerns and express the City’s interest in participating in future conversations on the development of the project.  City staff expressed concerns about traffic, parking on residential streets, and the preservation of open space.

    The developer informed the City that a Notice of Preparation will be issued in the next sixty (60) days to begin the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will provide information on the proposed project such as traffic, geological, and air quality impacts. The City will continue to closely monitor the progress of the project and stay alert of any possible impacts to the City and its residents.

    As the project continues through the development process, the City Council will be presented with information for representing the City’s interests. A letter has been sent to the City of Torrance expressing concerns about the development, and it can be viewed here.

    Residents who wish to share their concerns and opinions to the project developer at Derek Empey at dereke@reylenn.com or the City of Torrance on the project's page

    02/13/17

    The City is aware of the project in Torrance as proposed by a developer for the Butcher – Solana site as reported in the Daily Breeze. PVE City staff have been in contact with the City of Torrance to be kept informed and monitor the proceedings.  On February 7, 2017, the Torrance City Council approved a consultant agreement for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that can be watched online. The staff report states that the agreement provides 2 years for the consultant to complete the EIR.  Upon watching the video, it is also clear that Torrance’s approval of the consultant agreement does not represent the Council’s support of the project.

    PVE City staff are monitoring the progress and will be reporting to the PVE City Council as is necessary in order to represent the City’s interests to Torrance.  Also, the City is not aware of any plans or proposals associated with this or any project that would involve closing or blocking Via Valmonte.  Specifically, the developer’s traffic report mentions nothing about this. To view information such as the project plan and other studies, please visit the project's page on the Torrance City website.

    This will be a long process with opportunities for all interested parties to share input.