San Marcos Highlands Specific Plan Amendment

10 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Marcos
Document Title
San Marcos Highlands Specific Plan Amendment
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
GP/Z: Specific Plan for the portion in the City and Rural Residential 10 for the portion in the County of San Diego
Document Description
Note: Extended Review per lead The Specific Plan area is located in north San Diego County, partly within the City of San Marcos and partly within the County of San Diego, at the northern terminus of Las Pasas Road. The project site is bounded by scattered estate homes and orchards to the north, vacant land and estate homes to the west, vacant land to the east, and the Santa Fe Hills residential community to the south. The project is a single-family residential development project that includes large blocks of habitat conservation. The project proposes 189 clustered single-family residential lots and two open space lots. The project boundary is 293.3 acres which includes 262.14 acres within the Specific Plan, plus an additional 26.47 acres outside of the Specific Plan that would serve as a mitigation area for habitat impacts. Also included in the overall project boundary is a 4.7-acre area dedicated as an offsite habitat linkage easement. Total open space within the project area covers 243.23 acres. The conserved open space covers 210.80 acres and the remaining non-biological open space (fuel modification, manufactured exterior slopes, water quality lots and parks) totals 32.43 acres.

Contact Information

Norman Pedersen
Agency Name
San Marcos, City of
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Marcos
San Diego
Cross Streets
Northern terminus of Las Posas road, north of Via Artista
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 78
Paloma ES
Agua Hedionda Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 198), Recreational (3 Parks, an interpretive nature park, and trails), Other (210.8 acres of preserved open space)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Prezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Annexation, Ridgeline Dev.
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

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