Planning Department Banner, This link takes you back to home page
Environmental Documents Open for Public Review

County EIRs

Project Name Description Public Comment Period

Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Notice of Availability of Final EIR

Final EIR Documents

Final EIR – Complete Document

Final EIR Chapters

Cover-TOC-1_Summary
2_Introduction
3_Changes to Draft EIR
4_Draft EIR Comments and Responses
Appendix A-Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Appendix B-Revised DEIR Appendix E-Species Lists

Notice of Availability of Draft EIR

Draft EIR Documents

Title/Table of Contents/Ch 1 Summary

Chapter 2 Introduction

Chapter 3 Project Description

Chapter 4 Environmental Setting, Impacts & Mitigation Measures
4.1 Aesthetics
4.2 Agriculture, Forestry & Minerals
4.3 Air Quality
4.4 Biological Resources
4.5 Cultural & Tribal Resources
4.6 Energy
4.7 Geology & Soils
4.8 Greenhouse Gases
4.9 Hazards & Hazardous Materials
4.10 Hydrology & Water Quality
4.11 Land Use & Planning
4.12 Noise
4.13 Population & Housing
4.14 Public Services & Recreation
4.15 Transportation
4.16 Utilities & Services Systems
4.17 Wildfire Chapter

5 Other CEQA Considerations Chapter

6 Alternatives Chapter

7 Agencies Contacted-EIR Preparers

Appendices
A Notice of Preparation
B Scoping Comments
C Potential Growth Assumptions
D Parcel Constraints
E Special Status Species
F Cultural Resources
G Transportation Memos
H Noise Modeling Results
I Air/GHG Calculations
 

The proposed project is the Santa Cruz County’s Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update of the County’s General Plan/Local Coastal Program (LCP) and County Code (Sustainability Update). The County’s existing General Plan/LCP was adopted in 1994 with a focus on preserving natural and agricultural resources and limiting urban expansion. After more than 25 years, the General Plan/LCP requires updating to define a more sustainable growth pattern for the future. The broad sustainability goals of the proposed project include updating the goals, objectives, policies, and implementation strategies of the General Plan/LCP and implementing regulations in the County Code to:

  • Incorporate a new planning horizon for population, housing, and employment growth, consistent with Measure J growth management principles;
  • Reflect the sustainability vision and guiding principles of the Sustainable Santa Cruz County Plan, as well as the County Strategic Plan goals of Attainable Housing, Reliable Transportation, Dynamic Economy, Sustainable Environment, Comprehensive Health & Safety, and Organizational Excellence;
  • Ensure compatibility with land use and transportation planning principles that support reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Define new land use designations to increase housing choices and workplace flexibility;
  • Update and modernize the County Code permit procedures and development standards;
  • Adopt County Design Guidelines and special guidelines for the Pleasure Point and Portola Drive Commercial Corridor; and
  • Meet recent state requirements and regulations.

Visit https://www.sccoplanning.com/sustainabilityupdate to learn more about the proposed General Plan/LCP and County Code amendments and timeline for the project.

Public comment on the Draft EIR ended on May 31, 2022.

Rail Trail Segments 10 and 11

Visit https://www.dpw.santacruzcounty.us/RailTrail for project description, Notice of Preparation, and Scoping Meeting information

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 5:00 PM

Medical Office Building Project

Notice of Availability

Aviso de Disponibilidad

Medical Office Building Project Draft EIR

Draft EIR Appendices

Application

Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR and Scoping Meeting

Plans

EIR Scoping Meeting Presentation (4-2-20)

Scoping Meeting Summary

Aviso en Espanol

The proposed project would be comprised of a new four-story medical office building measuring approximately 60 feet in height to finished roof and approximately 74 feet to top of mechanical screens on the rooftop. The proposed building would provide approximately 160,000 gross square feet of medical office use for specialty outpatient services. Services may include advanced medical and urgent care clinics, and outpatient surgery facilities, support services for urgent care and outpatient surgery including pharmacy, laboratory, imaging facilities, primary care, women's health, pediatric health, optometry, hearing, vision essentials, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, nephrology, pulmonology, sleep lab, orthopedics, podiatry, pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation dermatology, health education, telehealth, cafe, and administrative office spaces. The facility would be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but urgent care and ancillary functions would operate continuously, without closing. The expected number of on-site staff, at peak, would be approximately 300 persons.

The proposed project would also include the construction of a four-story parking garage across an internal roadway west of the proposed medical office building. It would accommodate five levels of parking, with 730 new vehicle parking spaces to serve the on-site medical uses, including approximately 47 charging stations for electric vehicles and bike lockers. A new driveway would be constructed from Soquel Avenue that facilitates circulation between the medical office building and parking garage. A separate driveway for service vehicles would be constructed. The proposed project would include street frontage improvements along Soquel Avenue, including new pedestrian sidewalks and bicycle facilities, as well as potential off-site intersection improvements. The proposed project would also require on-site and off-site utility and drainage improvements, including new 8-inch sanitary sewer, 8-inch fire, and 4-inch domestic water lines, as well as a new stormwater outfall that would be constructed along Rodeo Creek Gulch, approximately 1,200 feet east of the site.

Located on APN 029-021-47 (5940 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz)

8/9/2021

Please click here to provide comments on this project

 

Initial Studies

Project Name Application # APN Address / Location Owner Name Project Description Public Comment Period Ends

Freedom Campus Master Plan

Initial Study

Master Plan

Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

Reports
Appendix B - CalEEMod
Appendix C - Transportation
Appendix D - Energy
Appendix E - Noise

 


 
N/A 019-017-07 County of Santa Cruz The proposed project consists of adoption of the proposed Freedom Campus Master Plan and redevelopment of the project site using design concepts outlined in the Master Plan. The Master Plan would involve a multi-stage redevelopment of the project site, including demolition of all six existing on-site buildings, construction of up to one or more new health services and other County buildings that would consolidate existing County health services and other County uses, and designate an approximately four-acre portion of the site for residential development consisting of one or more residential buildings with a combined total of up to 160 housing units. The building or buildings would be two stories in height, with an average floor-to-floor height of 15 feet and a total building height of approximately 35 feet. Regardless of the number of buildings, the building(s) would comprise a total of 70,000 to 85,000 square feet. Up to 5,000 square feet of the building(s) would be dedicated to community-serving uses, which may include but would not be limited to a community teaching kitchen and a multi-purpose community room. The project would also involve providing on-site parking for the health service building or buildings. Parking would be either surface parking or a new parking garage, or a combination of both. 10/31/2022

49 Shearwater Lane

Initial Study

Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

Reports

201238 052-291-12 Donahue Proposal to demolish an existing 1,342 square foot residence and construct a new two-story, 2,645 square foot residence with attached garage. 08/01/2022

 

NEPA Environmental Assessments

Project Name Application # APN Address / Location Owner Name Project Description Public Comment Period Ends
Park Haven Plaza Supportive Housing

Updated Environmental Assessment
Includes newly required topic areas: Environmental Justice, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Change

Environmental Assessment

Site Plan

Environmental Review Record Documents

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Aviso de Recomendaciones sin Impacto Significativo y Aviso de Intención de Solicitar Liberación de Fondos
DRG 221009 APN 037-231-23 (Primary) and APN 037-231-22

Address: 2838 - 2840 Park Ave., Soquel, CA 95073
Property Owner:
Pajaro Wall Street Inn, LLC

Developer:
2838 Park Ave, LP
Construction of 36 new apartments and related improvements on an approximately 1.4 acre site. The project includes 35 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units affordable to extremely low-income households and one manager’s unit sited behind existing office buildings to remain onsite. The elevator building includes 3 stories of modular dwellings over tuck-under parking, with 32 one-bedroom units, 4 two-bedroom units, a meeting room, leasing office, and laundry room. Proposed federal funding includes 17 VASH vouchers and 18 Project-based Section 8 vouchers. Proposed State funding includes California “Homekey” funds. As a supportive housing project, it qualifies for ministerial processing pursuant to California law (AB 2162). The project consists of construction of the new residential building and all necessary infrastructure including, but not limited to, walkways, curbs, gutters, lighting, water, sewer and electrical connections (including undergrounding), grading, retaining wall, water drains, parking lot, and landscaping. Public comment will be accepted through July 5, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Please send comments to CEQA-NEPA@santacruzcounty.us. Please reference the project name in the email title.
Veterans Village Supportive Housing

Environmental Assessment

Environmental Review Record Documents

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
 
N/A APN 078-273-15 and APN 078-272-06

Address: 8705 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Acquisition, rehabilitation, and conversion of an existing motel property with 1 existing single-family home and 10 motel cabins in a commercial "Visitor Accommodations" (VA) zone, into a 20-unit "Homekey" permanent supportive housing project to be funded by the California Homekey Round 2 Grant Program authorized by AB 140 of 2021. The project also includes installation of six new, 1-bedroom modular dwelling units on the site, remodeling of the existing stand-alone 3-car garage into two (2) ADA units, a manager’s unit and also common areas to include a leasing office, bathroom and communal laundry facilities. Minimal remodeling work is planned in the main family dwelling, which consists of removing the main fireplace, enlarging of a doorway, finishing closets, replacing and lowering ground-floor bedroom windows to comply with Egress code, installing exterior landing pads on exits doorways, and painting and decorating. The project will consist of construction and rehab of the described residential buildings and all necessary infrastructure including, but not limited to, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, lighting, water, sewer and electrical connections (including undergrounding), water drains, parking lot, and landscaping as necessary. Public comment will be accepted through August 9, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Please send comments to CEQA-NEPA@santacruzcounty.us. Please reference the project name in the email title.