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Las Varas Ranch Parcel Map and Lot Line Adjustments
The project entails reconfiguring nine lots comprising approximately 1,784 acres zoned AG-II-100 and “U” into seven new lots via a subdivision (05TPM--00000-00002) and two lot line adjustments (05LLA-00000-00005 and 05LLA-00000-00006). Future residential development on the parcels would be limited to designated building envelopes of between 2.5 and 5 acres, the project includes infrastructure improvements (access roads, water distribution system, etc.) to serve future development.
The proposal requires a consistency rezone of certain parcels from “U” to AG-II-100. The project includes three trail easements offered to the County, including a lateral coastal trail north of Highway 101, a vertical beach access trail and parking area south of Highway 101, and a lateral access easement along the sandy beach.
Permit Application Numbers: 05TPM-00000-00002, 05LLA-00000-00005, 05LLA-00000-00006, 07RZN-00000-00006, 07RZN-00000-00007, 07CUP-00000-00057, 11COC-00000-00001, 11CDP-00000-00078
Project is one mile east of El Capitan State Beach, commonly known as 10045 Calle Real, in the Gaviota area. Includes Assessor Parcel Numbers(APN): 079-080-001, 079-080-002, 079-080-009, 079-080-012, 079-080-013, 079-080-014, 079-080-022, 081-240-003 and 81-240-014.
Board of Supervisors hearing is scheduled for February 17, 2015.
Project was heard by the County Planning Commission on July 30, 2014 and September 23, 2014. The PC voted 3-2 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors not certify the EIR and direct staff to conduct additional environmental review.
Proposed Revised Final EIR available for review.
Project was heard by the County Planning Commission on January 18 and February 8, 2012.
The project was heard on April 17, 2012 by the County Board of Supervisors for review of public access and coastal trail issues.
The Board directed staff to initiate the recirculation of the environmental document, 10EIR-00000-00005, and directed that additional analysis be conducted on issues including but not limited to the following:
Visual impacts and aesthetics; development footprints and building size; mapping of biological resources; hazardous materials/remediation issues; fire access; agricultural resources and viability of continued agricultural operations; historic and cultural resources; water systems, water availability and growth inducing impacts; recreation including trail alignments proposed by the public and applicants, costs and safety issues including siting adjacent to 101, connectivity, multi-use and Cal Trans issues. Further directed staff to return to the Planning Commission for a recommendation on the project applications.
Board of Supervisors Hearing - April 17, 2012
Plannning Commission Hearings - January 18, 2012 and February 8, 2012
Public Hearing on Draft EIR - March 3, 2011
Public Scoping Meeting - June 24th, 2008
EIR Scoping Documents
Anne Almy, Supervising Planner
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