The Project consists of the development of a mixed-use residential community with commercial, public, and recreational uses. The Project will result in up to 1,470 residences to be built on 244 acres. The Project will be developed in three neighborhoods, including the Arts District and a Town Center; a Bluff Greenway; multi-use paths and open space areas; and a main entrance. The Project will accommodate 1,400 residential units plus up to 70 accessory (carriage house) units, 75,000 sq ft of commercial use, 11,000 sq ft of public use, 100,000 sq ft of artistic/cultural/educational space in renovated historic structures, and approximately 50 acres of open space (including approximately 12 acres of improved parks and trails). Other Project components include a library, fire station, and a sheriff's field office. The Project will be constructed in four phases, the first three ranging from 72 to 82 acres in size, consisting of primarily infrastructure and residential development; with the final 16.6-acre phase consisting of infrastructure and the Town Center, in areas previously graded for Phases 1 through 3 and/or as redevelopment of the former military installation.
The Project will result in impacts to a total of 136 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) (CTS) habitat, much of which has already occurred, prior to listing of CTS by the state. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of CTS which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.