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
On May 2, 2017, the Torrance City Council approved a fee agreement with Rutan & Tucker to provide legal services relating to CEQA review for the Butcher-Solana Project. For more information, please view the corresponding staff report.
On March 28, 2017, the Torrance City Council acknowledged the need to change consultants and approved PlaceWorks to be awarded a contract to prepare the Butcher-Solana EIR. For more information, please view the corresponding staff report and supplemental correspondence.
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.
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.