Fox Hills Community Specific Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Fox Hills Community Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Agriculture - dry farming, some irrigated, commercial nursery, approved development of 402 single-family homes and an 18-hole golf course on 391 of the total 1,250 acres. Z: A-1, A-2, R-1 and R-1-5000 GP: Foothill, Agriculture, Low Density Residential, and Recreation

Document Description
The proposed project would result in an 850-acre expansion of the existing 391-acre Fox Hills Community Specific Plan boundary, resulting in a total Specific Plan area of about 1,250 acres. A maximum of 3,058 new dwelling units could be constructed, of which 2,098 are deed restricted for persons 55-years of age or older. An approved 402-unit subdivision now under construction is also planned to be similarly deed restricted. Nine acres of commercial mixed-use will provide for daily needs of Plan area residents without attracting appreciable traffic from outside the Plan area. The 20-acre general commercial area will be used for a mini-storage facility and outdoor RV/boat storage to meet needs of Plan Update area residents. Parks and trails total 58 acres and about 315 acres of recreational uses including existing approved and proposed golf are included. Open space includes habitat conservation area for the San Joaquin kit fox and passive recreation area. Expansion of existing utility and circulation infrastructure would take place and construction of new off-site circulation improvements is planned, with the major improvement being an interchange at the State Route 152 / Volta Road intersection.

Contact Information
James Holland
Merced County Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 385-7654


Cross Streets
Volta Road / Pioneer Road
Parcel #
782-000-35, 46, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 62, 67, 92, 93; 831-900-05; 832-100-09, 39, 40, 44,
State Highways
I-5, SR-152
San Luis Canal, Delta-Mendota Canal, Los Banos Creek
Other Information
Parcel Nos: 45; 880-700-80

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (3,058 new units)(Units 3,460, Acres 713) Commercial (Mixed-Use: 90,000, Gen. Com: 140,000 sq. ft.)(Sq. Ft. 230,000, Acres 29, Employees 175) Recreational (315 acres) Water Facilities (Expansion of on-site water treatment plant)(Type Expansion) Other (Open Space 135 acres; Parks and Trails 58 acres) Transportation:Highway/Freeway (SR-152 / Volta Road interchange construction) Waste Treatment:Other (Expansion of on-site tertiary treatment plant)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone Use Permit Land Division (Subdivision, etc.) Williamson Act Cancellation
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)

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