Sheffield Reservoir Water Quality Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Barbara
Document Title
Sheffield Reservoir Water Quality Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Major Public and Institutional; A-1, Residential, One acre minimum lot size.
Document Description
The project would involve the demolition of Sheffield Reservoir, dam, and the 39,000 square foot (sq ft) Sheffield Treatment Building. Two replacement 6.5-million gallon (MG) buried reservoirs would be provided along with a new 900 sq ft control building and other minor above ground facilities (vents, etc.). Temporary above ground water storage tanks with 3-MG capacity would be placed near the Firescape Garden during construction, then removed once the reservoirs are operational. A landscaped open space would be provided over the buried reservoirs. Use of the open space would be delayed one year to allow the landscaping to get established. The open space would be used by the public for passive activities including walking, bird watching, painting, etc. A small ten-space parking lot would be provided. A helipad would be provided for fire fighting activities. The existing Firescape Garden, which demonstrates fire-resistant native landscaping, would be retained. The existing Canine Training Area would be relocated offsite during construction, then re-established in approximately the same area where it now exists. The project would require approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a quasi-public use in any zone.

Contact Information

Barbara Shelton
Agency Name
City of Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Mountain Drive and Mission Ridge Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
192, 144
Mission Creek, Sycamore Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Recreational (Open Space Park), Water Facilities (MGD 13)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Conditional Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Toxic Substances Control

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