SMA Reduction and Notice of Merger

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
SMA Reduction and Notice of Merger
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant. Parcels were created as part of the Benbow Subdivision No. 1. GP: Residential Low Density (RL) in the Garberville Community Plan (GRBAP) Density: 1-7 units per acre. Z: Residential Single Family - 20,000 sf minimum and Design Review (R-1-B-3-D).

Document Description
Two adjacent parcels will be merged to accommodate an appropriate building site. Although each parcel is just less than an acre in size, the site's developability is restricted by the Streamside Management Area (SMA) of the small unnamed intermittent creek. In addition to the merger, a Special Permit is required to reduce the SMA setback from the required 50' down to +/- 20'. SP also covers the Design Review of the future residence. All mitigation measures found in the Biological Report will be included in this project. Future residential development will be served by on-site sewage disposal and community water.

Contact Information
Alyson Hunter
Humboldt County Community Development Services
Lead/Public Agency
Planning Division 3015 H Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 268-3731


Cross Streets
north of Benbow Drive, ~100 ft. northeast from the intersection of Valley View Drive with Benbow
Total Acres
+/- 2 after NOM
Parcel #
033-021-03, 04
State Highways
unnamed creeks (both intermittent and perennial), East Branch South Fork of Eel River
Other Location Info
City: Benbow / Garberville area
Other Information
Cross Streets: Drive, on the properties known as 7710 and 7740 Benbow Drive.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Reduction of 50' SMA and merger of two parcels for residence.)
Local Action
Special Permit / Notice of Merger
Project Issues
Hydrology/Water Quality Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Resources Agency

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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