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Orcutt Key Site 3

    The project consists of multiple applications for the following: Orcutt Community Plan (OCP) Amendment (Case no. 13GPA-00000-00005), Rezone (Case no. 13RZN-00000-00001), Vesting Tentative Tract Map (TM 14,801) and a Final Development Plan (13DVP-0000-00010) to develop 125 single family homes.

    The site has two Land Use and Zoning designations consisting of Residential Ranchette, with a 10 acre minimum parcel size (RR-10) and Multifamily Residential-Orcutt (MR-O). The MR-O zone is located in the north central portion of the site and covers approximately 8 acres. The proposed OCP Amendment and Rezone applications would establish a Planned Residential Development (PRD) zoning on the remaining 131 acres in order to accommodate the 125 proposed single family homes. The application also includes a request to amend OCP Development Standard KS 3-6 and KS 3-7 to specify that secondary access would be provided via a new road that would be linked to Chancellor Street which connects to Stillwell Road. In accordance with the OCP, primary access to the site would be provided via a new road off of Clark Avenue and through Key Site 2 to the north. Additionally, the proposed project includes recreational amenities such as private neighborhood parks, private and public open space areas, and the eastern portion of the Orcutt Creek multi-use trail system.

    Permit Application Numbers: 13GPA-00000-00005, 13RZN-00000-00001, 13TRM-00000-00001, 13DVP-0000-00010


    Location

      The project is located approximately 0.5 miles south of the Clark Avenue /U.S. Highway 101 intersection in the Orcutt area. The property totals approximately 139 acres, and is identified as Assessor Parcel Number 129-151-026, Fourth Supervisorial District.


    Status

      The application was deemed complete for processing on March 6, 2014. Staff has prepared a Scoping document to identify issues that will be evaluated in the project EIR. A Request for Proposals (RFP) is planned for release in mid June 2014. Proposals for environmental consultants were received on July 14, 2014. In September, 2014 Rincon Consultants began preparation of the Draft SEIR.

      The public Draft SEIR 14-EIR-07 prepared for this project was released for public review on Monday, January 26, 2015. The EIR identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, residual impacts and monitoring requirements for identified subject areas. Significant effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: aesthetics/visual resources (project specific and cumulative), biological resources (cumulative), and wastewater and solid waste (both cumulative). Potentially significant but mitigable (Class II) impacts were identified in the issue areas of air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology, greenhouse gas emissions, fire protection services, drainage and water quality, noise, land use, and transportation.


    Schedule

      Santa Barbara County P&D is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of the analysis and proposed mitigation measures described in 14-EIR-07. You may comment by providing testimony at the public environmental hearing on February 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, located at 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, and/or submitting written or oral comments to the project planner, John Zorovich, at 624 W. Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria, CA 93455, Phone: (805) 934-6297, or FAX: (805) 934-6258, or email at jzoro@co.santa-barbara.ca.us prior to the close of public comment on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5 p.m.


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