A-1 General Agricultural and SG-Sand and Gravel Extraction.
The California Department of Fish and Game is issuing an Agreement regarding the Stream or Lake Alteration to the project applicant, Laura Coley-Eisenberg, representing Rancho Mission Viejo Community Development. The applicant proposes to alter the streambed of twelve unnamed tributaries to San Juan Creek to accommodate the development of Planning Area 1 within the Rancho Mission Viejo "Ranch Plan" Project. Project activity includes grading and fill for the following elements: (1) development of approximately 488 acres of residential buildings; (2) development of 84 acres of urban activity center which includes internal roadways (Cow Camp Road), local streets, residential development, retail/commercial development, community facilities including a wellness center, parks, trails, community facilities, and a fire station; (3) extension of the existing regional riding and hiking trail along the southerly side of San Juan Creek, and the regional bikeway along the northerly side of the Creek; (4) widening of Antonio Parkway from four to six lanes, including the existing bridge where Antonio Parkway crosses San Juan Creek; (5) widening of Ortega Highway from two to four lanes, including the existing bridge where Ortega Highway crosses San Juan Creek; (6) installation of associated infrastructure such as drainage outfalls, water quality treatment facilities, water and sewer lines; (7) geotechnical investigations related to the development of activities or infrastructure described above; and (8) installation of temporary catchment basins within CDFG jurisdiction for creek diversion during construction associated with the widening of the Antonio Parkway Bridge and/or the Ortega Highway Bridge. Temporary silt catchment basins shall be limited to areas already identified for temporary impacts. SAA# 1600-2006-0178-R5
County of Orange
300 N. Flower, Room 321
Santa Ana, CA 92702
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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