North Paramount Gateway Specific Plan
Gruen Associates prepared the North Paramount Gateway Specific Plan (NPG). This new plan combines two specific plan areas and expands the plan area to include key parcels along Paramount Boulevard. The project aims to develop a contemporary “user-friendly” plan that provides long-term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled. It will also support sustainability efforts such as sustainable design, promote community health and well-being, and strengthen businesses and individuals’ economic vitality. NPG considers the proposed West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, a light rail line that will run adjacent to the Specific Plan area. The plan will guide how areas within a half-mile of two stations can develop over time while complementing the future transit corridor and existing community character. The Specific Plan, which was approved on October 29, 2021, will promote economic growth by identifying active mobility improvements and community development opportunities for residents and businesses.