PROPOSAL: The Esperanza Hills Project (PA120037) proposes a General Plan Amendment from 5 Open Space to 1B Suburban Residential and a Zone Change from A1 Agricultural and A1-(O) Agricultural with an Oil Production Overlay to S Specific Plan, and adoption of the Esperanza Hills Specific Plan in order to develop a maximum of 340 single-family dwellings and associated infrastructure on 468.9 acres of vacant land. The Project will be developed with the following acreages: (1) maximum of 114 acres for useable residential pad area, (2) minimum of 129 acres as natural open space, (3) minimum of 12.8 acres with landscaped parks/detention basins, and (4) minimum of 126 acres for landscaped and irrigated slopes. The remainder of the site acreage will be developed with streets, sidewalks, water reservoirs, and associated uses.
PROPOSAL: The Esperanza Hills Project proposes a General Plan Amendment from 5 Open Space to 1B Suburban Residential and a Zone Change from A1 Agricultural and A1-(O) Agricultural with an Oil Production Overlay to S Specific Plan, and adoption of the Esperanza Hills Specific Plan in order to develop a maximum of 340 single-family dwellings and associated infrastructure on 468.9 acres of vacant land. The Project will be developed with the following acreages: (1) maximum of 114 acres for useable residential pad area, (2) minimum of 129 acres as natural open space, (3) minimum of 12.8 acres with landscaped parks/detention basins, and (4) minimum of 126 acres for landscaped and irrigated slopes. The remainder of the site acreage will be developed with streets, sidewalks, water reservoirs, and associated uses.
PROPOSAL – Planning Applications PA140007 & PA140008: Use Permit to the Zoning Administrator to establish remainder building sites as legal building sites to allow for the development of new single family dwellings on vacant lots. Variances to reduce rear yard setback to 15’ instead of the required 25’ to allow optimum use of the area of the sites.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA140015: Use Permit to construct three (3) detached, single family condominiums. A Use Permit also proposes an alternative provision to the parking standards of the North Tustin Specific Plan which would otherwise require that all off-street parking be located on the rear half of the lot.
LOCATION: The project is located at 1111 Wass Street, Tustin, within the Third (3rd) Supervisorial District.
ZONING: North Tustin Specific Plan – Residential Multi-Family District (RMF)
In compliance with section 15072 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and the County of Orange Procedures, notification is hereby given to responsible agencies, trustee agencies, interest groups and the general public, that the County of Orange shall adopt the attached Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) File Number PA140028
PUBLIC REVIEW: The proposed MND is being circulated for public review for 20 days from June 19, 2014. The attached IS/MND may be adopted by the County of Orange and become final unless written comments on its appropriateness or adequacy are received by the office listed below by 4:30 p.m. on the ending date of the public review period (July 9, 2014).
Project Contact: Jeff Dickman Phone: (714) 647-3937
The Orange County Public Works Department (OCPW), Strategic Land Planning Division has conducted an Initial Study for the subject project and has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is necessary. The OCPW will be the Lead Agency for the subject project and will prepare the EIR. In order for your concerns to be incorporated into the Draft EIR, we need to know your views as to the scope and content of the environmental information in connection with the proposed project. Please submit your comments related to the EIR and the proposed project to Jeff Dickman at OC Public Works Department, OC Planning, P.O. Box 4048, Santa Ana, CA 92702-4048, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete project Initial study analyses indicating the probable environmental effects of the proposed action are available for review at: 1) OC Public Works, 300 N. Flower, Room 716, Santa Ana, California 92703; and 2) OC Planning Website: wwww.ocplanning.net.
PROPOSAL: Tentative Parcel Map 2013-171 – a proposal to subdivide a 25,602 square foot lot into three parcels. Parcel 1 is proposed to be 11,022 square feet in area, Parcel 2 is proposed to be 7,290 square feet in area, and Parcel 3 is proposed to be 7,290 square feet in area. No grading or other property improvements are proposed with this application.
APPLICANT: Midoros, LLC, owner; Lan & Associates, engineer
LOCATION: The project site is located at 11842 S. Rancho Santiago Blvd. in the unincorporated area of El Modena (Orange) within the Third (3rd) Supervisorial District.
PROPOSAL: Vesting Tentative Tract Map 17637 – a proposal to create a four-lot subdivision to allow the development of a five unit condominium ownership project on a 17,999 square foot property. Lot 1 is proposed to be 4,049 square feet in area, Lot 2 is proposed to be 4,278 square feet in area, Lot 3 is proposed to be 3,806 square feet in area, and Lot 4 is proposed to be 5,867 square feet in area. Lots 1 and 2 will each have two dwelling units. Lot 3 will have one dwelling unit. Lot 4 will be a common area lot.
SUBJECT: Orange County Planning Commission consideration for recommendation of the Proposed Updated County of Orange Local California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Procedures Manual for Board’s approval.
DESCRIPTION: OC Planning Services proposes recommendation of approval of the revised updated Local CEQA Procedures Manual by the Board of Supervisors. The revised Local CEQA Procedures Manual comprises an update to the County’s Local CEQA Procedures Manual approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on February 15, 2000. The revised procedures are responsive to State adopted changes in CEQA statutes and the CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15000, et seq.), which reflect recent interpretation of CEQA law by published court decisions, as well as through the legislative process and the regulatory rule-making process. Additionally, the Manual is being updated addressing a major change, which provide for all CEQA appeals to be heard by the Board of Supervisors, the elected decision-makers of the County, as is mandated by case law, etc.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130035: The applicant is requesting approval of a Coastal Development Permit by the Zoning Administrator to upgrade the existing park entry at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park including improved park entrance features, reorganized visitor parking area, improved visitor meeting and gathering areas, the construction of new administrative, maintenance, and recreational use buildings, and improved trail connections within the park entry area for enhanced recreational access to the Wilderness Park proper.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130044: Variance to allow a proposed 99 square foot front room addition to encroach within the front setback 25 feet 10 inches where 30 feet is required. The proposal also includes an addition of a 272 square foot front porch and 269 square foot rear room addition.
PROPOSAL: Tentative Parcel Map 2014-148 – a proposal to subdivide a 60,240 square foot lot into two parcels. Parcel 1, with an existing home, is proposed to be 30,120 square feet in area, and Parcel 2 is proposed to be 30,120 square feet in area. Parcel 2 will take access from Luna Lane. No grading or other property improvements are proposed with this application.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130036 A Use Permit request to permit a wall located within the front setback (on the front property line) to exceed 3.5 feet in height. The request seeks to legalize a completed fence/wall. The applicants request to allow an existing fence (wrought iron over a masonry garden wall) to a maximum height of 6 feet, with pilasters to a height of 6 feet 8 inches and a pedestrian gate with pilasters to a height of 10 feet 8 inches within the front yard setback on the front property line. A pedestrian gate and automatic rolling driveway gate are also proposed.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130043: A Variance to the Zoning Administrator to reduce the required side setback of 10 feet to 5 feet 1 inch for a proposed addition to an existing single-family dwelling.
Project: Esperanza Hills Project (the “Project”) - Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR No. 616)
Project Location: The Project site is located east of San Antonio Road and north of Stonehaven Drive/Via del Agua within unincorporated Orange County and within the City of Yorba Linda Sphere of Influence (APN #s 326-031-006, 351-031-004, 351-031-006). A Vicinity Map is included herein. The nearest cross streets are Yorba Linda Boulevard and Stonehaven/Via Del Agua. The majority of the site is vacant, with the exception of three operational oil wells, water line transmission facilities, electric transmission lines and dirt access roads.
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