Current Projects

Project Name &

GSC Holding Group, LLC

4400 Temple City Blvd.

Project Description:

The City of El Monte, in its capacity as Lead Agency, is considering an application to conduct commercial medicinal cannabis activities pursuant to El Monte City Ordinance No. 2924 within an existing 71,658 square foot industrial building located in the M-2 General Manufacturing zone. The proposed project will be located on a 4.4 acre site with frontage along the east side of Ellis Lane/Temple City Boulevard. The proposal includes medicinal-only cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution operations. No retail cannabis or cannabis product retail sales or activities will be permitted. The existing building will be remodeled and the utilities will be upgraded to accommodate the proposed use. Security features, including but not limited to, onsite security cameras, will be provided. A total of 93 parking spaces are proposed. Access to the project site is provided via two (2) existing driveways located on the east side of Ellis Lane/Temple City Boulevard.

Discretionary approvals required as part of the proposed project’s implementation include the following:

● Development Agreement No. 02-18;

● Medicinal Cannabis Conditional Use Permit (MCCUP) No. 07-18 for medicinal cannabis cultivation;

● Medicinal Cannabis Conditional Use Permit (MCCUP) No. 08-18 for medicinal cannabis manufacturing;

● Medicinal Cannabis Conditional Use Permit (MCCUP) No. 09-18 for medicinal cannabis distribution; and

● Approval of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP).

Other permits will also be required, including building permits for the interior tenant improvements, new utility connections, and building occupancy. The project Applicant intends to obtain TYPE 3A Cultivation License, TYPE 7 Manufacture with Volatile Solvents License, and TYPE 11 Distribution License in order to effectuate commercial medicinal cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution. The project Applicant will also be required to obtain additional licenses from the State, City, and County.

The Planning Commission will serve as the recommending body with the City Council making a final decision at a future public hearing.

Environmental Description:

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Appendices

Notice of Intent

Planning Commission Public Hearing:

November 27, 2018

 Public Hearing Notice

Public Review Period:

November 8, 2018 – November 27, 2018

Review Body &
Final Decision:

Planning Commission recommendation to City Council


Betty Donavanik, Director of Community & Economic Development or (626) 258-8626