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Shelby General Plan Amendment and Shelby Residential Project

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OCTOBER, 2015 

In April 2014, the City released two draft environmental impact reports  (one that analyzed the impacts of the proposed General Plan Amendment as described below and one that analyzed the impacts of the development Project as described below) for the Shelby 60 unit single-family residential Project at 7400 Cathedral Oaks Road (APN 077-530-019) for public review and comment.  The initial public review period closed on June 9, 2014.

Based on the comments provided, the City chose to revise both environmental impact reports (EIRs).  The work to revise the two EIRs has now been completed and the Shelby General Plan Amendment Revised Draft Supplemental EIR (Revised GPA DSEIR) and the Shelby Revised Draft Project EIR (Revised Project DEIR) are currently available for public review.  The public review period for the Revised GPA DSEIR and the Revised Project DEIR commences on Monday, October 26, 2015 and will end on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 5 pm.

Project Description:
The Projects consider approval of the following:

1. A General Plan Amendment (05-154-GPA) to change the Shelby property designation on the Land Use Plan Map (Figure 2-1 in the Land Use Element of the GP/CLUP) from Agriculture to Single-Family Residential and remove the property’s designation as Agriculture on the Open Space Plan Map (Figure 3-5 in the Open Space Element of the GP/CLUP).
2. A Rezone (05-154-RZ) to change the zoning designation of the project site from AG-II-40 (Agriculture II, 40-acre minimum parcel size) to 7-R-1 (Single Family Residential, 7,000-square-foot minimum lot size).
3. A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment (05-154-OA) to the Goleta Municipal Code (GMC) § 35-219.6 to change the minimum lot width of parcels in the 7-R-1 zone district from 65 feet to 60 feet.
4. A Vesting Tentative Map (05-154-VTM), to allow division of the existing 14.38-net acre (15.8 gross acres) project site parcel (APN 077-530-019) into 64 separate lots, for 60 single family dwellings and four lots for open space and stormwater purposes.
5. A Development Plan (05-154-DP) pursuant to GMC § 35-317 to allow construction of 60 single-family residences. A retention/detention basin is proposed in the southwest corner of the parcel, and a new storm drain would be installed. Runoff would drain into El Encanto Creek, located to the west of the project site. Additional improvements would consist of a community picnic area, asphalt walking trail, an open turf area, and a children’s tot lot. Infrastructure improvements would include a looped internal road system with one cul-de-sac and two intersections with Cathedral Oaks Road, installation of stormwater curb extensions, installation of landscaping, and installation of a 5-foot-wide interior sidewalk throughout the subdivision. Preliminary raw earthwork volumes are estimated at 27,500 cubic yards of cut and 23,500 cubic yards of fill. The Development Plan also includes setback modifications.
6. A Development Agreement (05-154-DA) between the property owner and the City of Goleta regarding time frame for development, applicable regulations, and contributions by the property owner to fund projects at the City’s discretion. As defined, the Development Agreement does not result in any physical impacts, beyond those anticipated with the Project, that warrant CEQA analysis.

Location: The property affected by the Shelby GPA and proposed residential project (Shelby property) is located at 7400 Cathedral Oaks Road in the City of Goleta, Santa Barbara County (APN 077-530-019). Access to the Shelby property is from Cathedral Oaks Road. The 14.38- net acre Shelby property is bounded on its north and east by the Glen Annie Golf Course, on its west by El Encanto Creek, and on its south by Cathedral Oaks Road and residential development.

Upcoming Hearing:
The Environmental Hearing Officer will take comments on the adequacy of the two Revised Draft EIRS on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 5 pm.  The hearing will be held in the Goleta City Council Chambers located at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117.

Staff Contact:
Comments on the two EIRs and questions regarding the project and/or the review process can be directed to Lisa Prasse, Current Planning Manager, at or to Jan Hubbell, Contract Planner, at Ms. Prasse and Ms. Hubbell can be reached at 805-961-7543.



October, 2015 Documents

Notice of Availability (October 23, 2015)


Revised Supplemental Draft EIR for the Shelby GPA (October, 2015)

Appendix A  Comments Received on the 2014 Supplemental Draft EIR

Appendix B  Notice of Preparation & Public Comments on the Notice of Preparation

Revised Draft EIR for the Shelby Development Project (October, 2015)

Appendix A  Notice of Preparation and Comments on the Notice of Preparation

Appendix B  Air Quality

Appendix C Biological Report

Appendix D  Archaeological Report (available to credentialed persons upon request)

Appendix E Traffic and Circulation Study

Appendix F Comments Received on the 2014 Shelby Residential Project Draft EIR



April, 2014 Documents

Shelby General Plan Amendment SEIR - Download  



Shelby Project EIR - Download

Shelby Project EIR - Download individual chapters (April, 2014)



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