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CITY OF SAN DIEGO
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Date of Notice: June 18, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE OF A
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
SAP No.: 23421653
The City of San Diego Entitlements Division has prepared a draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the following project and is inviting your comments regarding the adequacy of the document. The draft PEIR and associated technical appendices have been placed on the City of San Diego website at http://clerkdoc.sannet.gov/Website/publicnotice/pubnotceqa.html. Your comments must be received by August 1, 2012,
to be included in the final document considered by the decision-making authorities. Please send your written comments to the following address: Martha Blake, Environmental Planner, City of San Diego Development Services Center, 1222 First Avenue, MS 501, San Diego, CA 92101 or e-mail your comments to DSDEAS@sandiego.gov with the Project Name and Number in the subject line. General Project Information:
Project Name: Castlerock
Project No. 10046 / SCH No. 2004061029
Community Plan Area: East Elliott
Council District: 7
CASTLEROCK. The 203.64-acre project site is located in the City of San Diego (San Diego) on the north side of Mast Boulevard between Medina Drive and West Hills Parkway, adjacent to the City of Santee (Santee) boundary. The project includes two scenarios: the Annexation Scenario and the No Annexation Scenario. The Annexation Scenario includes the annexation of the development from San Diego to Santee and Padre Dam Municipal Water District (PDMWD). Under the No Annexation Scenario, the site would remain in San Diegos jurisdiction. The project would require a San Diego Council (Process 5) decision with formal recommendation made by the Planning Commission. The site is located within the East Elliott Community Plan Area and within the Mission Trails Design District. The site is designated for very low density residential use and is zoned RS-1-8. Below is a description and list of discretionary actions of each scenario.
The Annexation Scenario would result in the construction of a 430-unit residential development with 283 detached single-family residences, and 147 single-family detached units clustered on larger lots (referred to as green court units), approximately 4.0 acres (gross) of public parks, 0.64 acre (0.49 acre usable) of pocket parks, a multi-use trail, and public streets and private driveways on the project site. The remaining 94.92 acres of the property would be preserved as open space. Discretionary actions may include, but are not limited to, Detachment from San Diego and Annexation to Santee, San Diego/Santee/PDMWD Sphere of Influence Revisions, Annexation Agreement, Tax/Revenue Sharing Agreement, San Diego/Santee General Plan Amendments, East Elliott Community Plan Amendment, PDMWD Service Area Revision, Community Service Area Annexations Resolution of Initiation, Pre-zoning, MHPA Boundary Line Adjustment, Planned Development Permit, Site Development Permit, Vesting Tentative Map, and Public Right-of-way and Utility Easement Vacations. Please review the EIR for a more complete list and description. No Annexation Scenario:
The No Annexation Scenario would result in the construction of a 422-unit residential development with 282 detached single-family residences, 140 single-family green court units, approximately 4.0 acres (3.0 acres usable) of public parks, 0.50 acre (0.39 acre usable) of pocket parks, a multi-use trail, and public streets and private driveways and 94.73 acres of open space. The No Annexation Scenario would require more substantial infrastructure improvements since the project site is not located near existing San Diego services (i.e., water and wastewater). Water and wastewater infrastructure improvements include pipelines along Mast Boulevard and West Hills Parkway, an on-site wastewater pump station, and a 1.76-million-gallon water tank. Discretionary actions include, but are not limited to, General Plan Amendment, East Elliott Community Plan Amendment, MHPA Boundary Line Adjustment, Rezone, Planned Development Permit, Site Development Permit, Vesting Tentative Map, Establishment of Public Facilities Financing Mechanisms, potential Out-of-Service Agreement, and Public Right-of-Way and Utility Easement Vacation. Please review the EIR for a more complete list and description.
Both scenarios would also include grading, infrastructure improvements, landscaping, green building design, and subsurface ordnance and explosives (OE) clearance. Access to both scenarios would be provided from Mast Boulevard from the south. The site is not included on any Government Code listing of hazardous waste sites. Applicant:
Pardee Homes Recommended Finding:
The draft PEIR concludes that the project would result in significant but mitigable impacts associated with: Air Quality (construction emissions), Biological Resources (sensitive biological resources, plan consistency, and unexploded ordnance), Cultural/Historical Resources (archaeology), Human Health/Public Safety/Hazardous Materials (unexploded ordnance), Noise (traffic noise exposure), Paleontological Resources (unknown subsurface resources), and Transportation/Circulation (traffic circulation).
The No Annexation Scenario would also result in an additional significant but mitigable impacts associated with Noise (stationary noise), and Public Facilities and Services (library and fire service).
The draft PEIR concludes the project would result in significant unmitigated impacts related to: Landform Alteration/Visual Quality/Neighborhood Character (landform alteration) and Greenhouse Gases. Availability in Alternative Format:
To request this Notice, the draft PEIR, and/or supporting documents in alternative format, call the Development Services Department at 619-446-5460 or (800) 735-2929 (TEXT TELEPHONE).
For environmental review information, contact Martha Blake at (619) 446-5375.
The draft PEIR and supporting documents may be reviewed, or purchased for the cost of reproduction, at the fifth floor of the Development Services Center located at 1222 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. If you are interested in obtaining additional copies of either the Compact Disk (CD), a hard-copy of the draft PEIR, or the separately bound technical appendices, they can be purchased for an additional cost. The PEIR will also be available at the San Diego Public Library - Central Library (820 E Street, San Diego, CA 92101) and the Santee Branch County Library (9225 Carlton Hills Blvd #17, Santee, CA 92071) for review.
For information regarding public meetings/hearings on this project, contact Jeanette Temple at (619) 557-7908. This notice was published in the SAN DIEGO DAILY TRANSCRIPT and distributed on June 18, 2012.
Cecilia Gallardo, AICP
Assistant Deputy Director
Development Services Department
Pub. June 18-00100081