Harper Canyon (Encina Hills) Subdivision

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Harper Canyon (Encina Hills) Subdivision
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
Rural Density Residential/ Design Control District and Low Density Residential
Document Description
The Harper Canyon Subdivision (Project) is a 17-lot subdivision on 164 acres, with one 180-acre remainder parcel in Monterey County. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors certified the Harper Canyon Subdivision EIR and approved the Project on April 7, 2015 (BOS Res.14-075). The 2015 Board of Supervisor's decision was challenged and ultimately resulted in the Sixth District Court of Appeal’s opinion that the EIR lacked analysis concerning the proposed project’s potential impacts to the Toro Creek wildlife corridor (Landwatch Monterey et al. v. County of Monterey et al., Case No. H046932). The Supplemental Draft EIR examines wildlife movement between the Fort Ord National Monument, Santa Lucia Ranges, and Toro Creek via under-crossing of State Route 68, overpasses along Portola Drive, and local/onsite drainages and culverts. Review of previous research, including but not limited to the Central Coast Connectivity Project and the 2008 WRA Environmental Consultants memorandum developed for the Ferrini Ranch EIR. The supplemental draft environmental impact report identifies, where necessary, mitigation to avoid, eliminate, or reduce impacts to a less-than-significant level, where feasible.

Contact Information

Craig Spencer
Agency Name
County of Monterey Housing & Community Development
Job Title
Acting Director of Housing & Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
State Route 68 & San Benancio Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
416-611-001-000; 416-611-002-000; 416-621-001-000
State Highways
Highway 68
San Benancio Middle School
El Toro Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 5
Development Types
Residential (Units 17, Acres 164)
Local Actions
Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Wildlife Corridor
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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