Projects in Process

Projects in Process

The following are a list of all development projects that are either currently under Planning Division review or recently approved/denied:

To view the Projects in Process document, click here. (Last updated 10/30/2023)

To view the Projects in Process in an interactive map format, click here to view the StoryMaps.

For additional information regarding any of the current projects, please call the Planning Division at (714) 990-7674.

Major Projects

The following table lists projects currently under Planning Division review or recently approved/denied that are not exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

Project Description
Related Documents

(Tentative Hearing Date)


275 Valencia Avenue
The Project proposes to demolish the existing 3-story, 637,503 square-foot, 60-foot high office building (previously occupied by Bank of America) and construct a new 181,500 square-foot, 44-foot high warehouse building that will be used as Amazon’s parcel delivery facility. 

Tim Reed of Ware Malcomb

Notice of Preparation (NOP)

EIR Scoping Meeting (July 24, 2023) Powerpoint Presentation
Project review in process.

NOP public comment period has closed on August 11, 2023

Brea Mall Mixed Use Project

100 Brea Mall
The project proposes to redevelop a 15.5 acre portion located at the southwest portion of the Brea mall property. The project requires a General Plan Amendment (GPA), Zone Change (ZC), Development  Agreement (DA), Precise Development Plan (PD), Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) and multiple Conditional Use Permits (CUP). The details of the project are as follows:

  • Amendment to the General Plan Land Use designation of the site from Regional Commercial to Mixed-Use I; 
  • Amendment to the zoning of the site from Major Shopping Center (C-C) with a Precise Development (P-D) overlay to Mixed Use I (MU-I);
  • Demolition of the former Sears building and surface parking lot and construction of a new mixed-use development that includes retail, restaurants, for-rent residential apartments, a resort-type fitness center and an outdoor gathering space;
  • Adjustment of lot lines within the Project area to accommodate the Project; and
  • A shared parking plan for the residential and commercial uses; on-site alcohol consumption of beer, wine and distilled spirts within dining establishments; A resort-type fitness center; and amendment to the Brea Mall comprehensive sign program.

Simon Property Group


Draft EIR (PDF)

Final EIR (PDF):  

Planning Commission:

  • September 27, 2022 (Study Session - Project Preview)
  • October 25, 2022 (Public Hearing - Project Introduction) 
  • December 13, 2022 (Public Hearing)

City Council: 

  • May 2, 2023 (Public Hearing - first reading)
  • May 16, 2023 (second Reading
  • City Council approved the project on May 2 and May 16, 2023.

Gaslight Square 

255 E. Imperial Highway.

The project proposes the demolition of four existing buildings and the construction of a 2,000 square foot restaurant with a drive-thru, outdoor seating area, and a 6,000 square foot commercial building consisting of 2,400 square feet of restaurant and 3,600 square feet of medical or retail space. The restaurant building would be located on the southeast portion of the site. the second building would be located in the southwest portion of the site.  New landscape is proposed through the site featuring new trees and planters. The project would also reconfigure the existing parking lot and proposes 92 parking spaces at the site.  As proposed the new building's architectural style is modern with a variety of exterior materials including wood siding, concrete, smooth stucco, brick, and aluminum. At this time, the project is not proposing any specific tenants or businesses. 

Last updated: 4/2/2022

Dwight Manley
Planning Commission:
  • January 24, 2023 (Public Hearing)
  • April 11, 2023 (Public Hearing).
City Council:
  • May 16, 2023
  • June 6, 2023 
  • City Council approved the project on May 16 and June 6, 2023.
Brea 265 Specific Plan

The project site is bordered by Lambert Road/Carbon Canyon Road to the north, Rose Drive to the south, Carbon Canyon Regional Park to the east, and residential uses and Valencia Avenue to the west. The project site is bisected by Valencia Avenue, which runs in a north-south direction, and by Lambert Road, which runs in an east-west direction.  
The Brea 265 Specific Plan proposes a master-planned residential community of low- and medium-density residential neighborhoods, parks, recreational amenities, and open space linked together by an extensive trail network that connects to the Tracks at Brea and other regional systems. At buildout, the proposed project would provide up to 450 low-density units and 650 medium-density units—a total of 1,100 units with an overall average density of 4.2 dwelling units per acre. The maximum density for Low-Density Residential (LDR) would be 6.0 du/ac and for Medium Density Residential (MDR) would be 12.0 du/ac. The project would include up to 110 affordable housing units in accordance with the proposed Development Agreement. The proposed project also provides up to 15.1 acres of parks/recreations uses, 47.5 acres of open space, and 2.0 acres of rights-of-way.Aera Energy
  • Planning Commission Reviews:
    • March 22, 2022
    • April 26, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
  • City Council Review:
    • June 21, 2022      
    • July 19, 2022 (project approval)
    • August 16, 2022 - (second reading of two ordinances only)
The Project (GPA, SP, ZC, and DA) was approved by the City Council on July 19, 2022. 

A Tentative Tract Map for the Project was approved by the Planning Commission on September 27, 2022.
Brea Plaza Shopping Center

1639 E Imperial Hwy

The Applicant is requesting a General Plan Amendment (GPA), Zone Change (ZC), Conditional Use Permits (CUP), and a Precise Development (PD) at 1639 East Imperial Highway: 

• To change the General Plan Land Use designation of the site from General Commercial (C-G) to Mixed-Use II (MU-II); and

• To change the zoning of the site from C-G to MU-II; and

• To allow the demolition of an 18,450 square-foot theater and adjacent surface parking lot; and

• To allow the construction of a six-story, mixed-use building containing 155-residential dwelling units, 13,800 square feet of office space, a minimum total of 871 parking spaces, and modification to the Brea Plaza comprehensive sign program (the “Project”).

BOSC Realty Advisors

Planning Commission recommended approval of the project to the City Council on January 25, 2022

City Council approved the project on April 19 and May 3, 2022

On July 19, 2022, the Project was rescinded by the City Council.