Moiola Park Residences

Moiola Park Residents project image_thumbnailBrookfield Residential has submitted a request to construct 74 new single-family homes on the 13-acre former Fred Moiola Elementary School site located at 9790 Finch Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (APN 157-033-15). The proposed project would demolish the existing vacant school buildings, accessory structures, pavement, and infrastructure on the project site, and construct 74 new single-family residences with solar panels, onsite roadways with sidewalks, and an approximately 1.12-acre park. The project includes installation of new water, sewer, and stormwater drainage infrastructure that would connect to existing infrastructure adjacent to the site. This includes removal of the existing connections and development of new connections to the Orange County flood control channel that is adjacent to the site, which requires an encroachment permit from the Orange County Department of Public Works. In addition, the project includes a Response Action by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control to reduce potential subsurface volatile organic compound vapor accumulation below some of the proposed residential structures.

The project includes a General Plan Amendment to change the Land Use designation of the site from Public Facilities to Low Density Residential (LDR), Low Medium Density Residential (LMDR), and Park to align with the single-family development (zoned R1) along the west side of the site. The project also includes a zone change to change the zone from PI-Public and Institutional to R-1-Single-Family Residential and GH-Garden Homes with a Planned Development (PD) Overlay to allow flexibility on the maximum coverage in the GH zoning and the ratio of 2nd story building area to 1st story building in the R1 zoned areas; and PI to P/OS-Parks and Open Space for the approximately 1.12-acre park. The proposed project would result in a gross density of 5.69 dwelling units per acre (du/ac), with a density of 4.72 du/ac in the portion of the project within the R1 zone along the western side of the project and 6.69 du/ac within the GH zone within the remainder of the project site. Proposed lot sizes in the R1 zone will be a minimum 7,200 square feet and a minimum 4,500 square feet in the GH zone. Homes will range from 2,790 square to 3,419 square feet with 4-5 bedrooms and 3-4.5 bathrooms. A Tentative Tract Map and Precise Plan of Design applications are also proposed. A Conditional Use Permit is also proposed to allow for the development of single-family dwellings in the GH zone.

Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Moiola Park Residences Project

The City of Fountain Valley has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and supporting Initial Study for the Moiola Park Residences project. The MND is available for a 30-day public review period beginning December 3, 2020 and ending January 2, 2021.

Public Review Draft Moiola Mitigated Negative Declaration

App. A Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas, and Energy Impact Analysis
App. B Department of Parks and Recreation Primary Record Forms
App. C Phase I Cultural and Paleontological Resources Assessment
App. D Geotechnical Evaluation
App. E Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
App. F Supplemental Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
App. G Preliminary Hydrology Report
App. H Preliminary Water Quality Management Plan (PWQMP)
App. I Technical Noise Analysis
App. J Traffic Impact Analysis

Copies of the MND are available for review at City of Fountain Valley, Planning and Building Department, 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

Written comments on the MND for the proposed project must be received no later than 5:00 PM on January 2, 2021.
Send comments by mail to: City of Fountain Valley, Planning and Building Department, 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, Attention: Steven Ayers, Principal Planner

Or by email to (please include the name of the project in the subject heading)

If you require additional information, please contact Steven Ayers at (714) 593-4431.

The Fountain Valley Planning Commission will consider this item tentatively planned for February 24, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers at 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley. To confirm the date and time of the meetings and for additional information concerning the proposed project, please check the City’s website.