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Oak Hills Estate Subdivision Project
The Oak Hills Estate Subdivision project consists of multiple applications for the following: Rezone (Case no. 15RZN-00000-00002), Vesting Tentative Tract Map (TM 14,180) and a Development Plan (15DVP-0000-000010) to create 30 lots that would facilitate the future development of 29 single-family homes on a 16.88-acre vacant parcel in the Vandenberg Village area.
The project site is presently zoned Residential Ranchette, with a 10-acre minimum parcel size (RR-10). The proposed Rezone would apply a Design Residential - 1.8 units per acre (DR-1.8) zone district to the project site. The project includes one 9.46-acre common open space lot that would contain proposed private streets, stormwater detention basins, and private open space areas. The Burton Mesa Ecological Preserve borders the project site to the north and west, and open space areas on the project site would be preserved adjacent to the Reserve. Access to the project site is from Oak Hill Drive.
Permit Application Numbers: 15RZN-00000-00002, 15TRM-00000-00001, 15DVP-0000-00001
The project site is located north of and adjacent to Oak Hill Drive in the Vandenberg Village area. The property is 16.88 acres, and is identified as Assessor Parcel Number 097-371-010, Third Supervisorial District.
The project application was deemed complete for processing on September 4, 2015. Staff prepared a scoping document to identify issues that require evaluation in a project-specific Environmental Impact Report (EIR). A Request for Proposals (RFP) was released on November 23, 2015 and RECON Environmental was selected to prepare the Draft EIR.
A Draft EIR (17-EIR-01) was prepared for this project and was released for public review on February 2, 2017. Comments on the original Draft EIR indicated that the proposed project would have the potential to result in significant impacts to the El Segundo blue butterfly, which has been designated as a Federally Endangered species. This potential impact was not addressed by the original Draft EIR, therefore, a Revised Draft EIR was prepared. The Revised Draft EIR was released for public review on July 11, 2017.
The original Draft EIR and the Revised Draft EIR identify the potential impacts of the project, mitigation measures, residual impacts and mitigation measure monitoring requirements. Significant and unavoidable (Class I) effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: aesthetics/visual resources (project-specific and cumulative). Potentially significant but mitigable (Class II) impacts were identified in the issue areas of aesthetics, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, noise, public services and utilities (short-term solid waste), transportation and circulation, and fire protection. Less than significant impacts (Class III) were identified in the issue areas of air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and land use.
Santa Barbara County P&amo;D is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of the analysis and proposed mitigation measures described in Revised Draft EIR (17-EIR-01). You may comment by submitting written or oral comments to the project planner, Steve Rodriguez, at 624 W. Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria, CA 93455, Phone: (805) 682-3413, or FAX: (805) 934-6258, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the close of public comment on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Revised Draft EIR (July, 2017)
Draft Environmental Impact Report (January, 2017)
Notice of Preparation and Scoping Document (November, 2015)
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