Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment No. 5 EIR

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Orange
Document Title
Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment No. 5 EIR
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Z: Light Manufacturing (M-1); Residential Multiple Family (R-3); Industrial (M-1, M-2): Residential Duplex 6,000 sq ft (R-2-6); and Limited Business (C-1). GP: Industrial (I); Medium Density Residential (MDR); Low Medium Density (LMDR); and Old Towne MIxed Use (OT).
Document Description
The proposed Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment 5 adds several parcels in the surrounding area of the existing campus in order to implement the expansion plans. The addition includes the proposed site for the School of Film and Television, the Dance Center, and other sites to accommodate additional academic uses. The project proposes a new specific plan land use area, Academic 2 (A-2), that would include the School of Film and Television and other future uses. The A-2 area would permit more intensive uses than those permitted in the existing academic area. To further implement the Historic Preservation Element of the City's General Plan, the project proposes revisions to the current Specific Plan for inclusion of a historic preservation/enhancement process. In order to support the proposed and future uses, the adequate parking facilities would be constructed within the Specific Plan area. As part of the Specific Plan Amendment, the segment of Cypress Street between Palm Avenue and Maple Avenue is proposed for abandonment in order to facilitate a more integrated use of the site. The project would be phased in a logical and orderly sequence. Phase 1 would consist of the proposed site for the School of Film and Television and associated uses. The proposed project will provide a maximum capacity of 5,000 seats (maximum enrollment of 8,715 students).

Contact Information

Jeffry Rice
Agency Name
City of Orange
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Shaffer Street and Maple Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
I-22, I-55, I-57
Orange High School
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Educational (University Uses - 17.12 acres)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Site Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control

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