Santa Margarita Ranch Agricultural Residential Cluster Subdivision Project and Future Development Program

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Santa Margarita Ranch Agricultural Residential Cluster Subdivision Project and Future Development Program
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed agricultural residential cluster subdivision includes 111 clustered approximately 1.0 to 2.5-acre homesites and one ranch headquarters unit, with development area totaling 163.1 acres, with the remaining 3,633 acres placed in agricultural conservation easements (ACEs). The proposed residential units would be located throughout a 676.6 acre area in the north-central portion of the site, west of West Pozo Road, to be constructed in three phases, each with independent services, infrastructure, and respective agricultural/conservation dedications. The envisioned but not proposed Future Development Program occurs throughout the portions of the Santa Margarita Ranch property, east of Highway 101 and surrounding both the community of Santa Margarita and the proposed Agricultural Residential Cluster Subdivision. The Future Development Program includes 402 residences and the additional following uses: private golf course, club house, and pro shop; guest ranch, lodge, and restaurant; 12-room bed and breakfast; cafe; amphitheater; crafts studios, galleries and shops; interpretive center and gift shops; nine wineries with tasting rooms and permitted special events; neighborhood park and swimming pool; five ranch/farm headquarters; one livestock sales yard and cafe; three places of worship and a retreat center.

Contact Information

James Caruso
Agency Name
San Luis Obispo County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
State Highway 58 / W. Pozo Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
070-094-001; 070-095-002; 070-251-016 for the Agricultural Residential Cluster Subdivision.
State Highways
Santa Margarita Ranch Private La
Santa Margarita
Rinconada Creek, Trout Creek, Yerba Buena Creek, Santa Margarita Creek, Taco Creek
Other Location Info
City/Community: Santa Margarita
Other Information
Parcels: 070-091-036, 037, 038; 070-157-005, 006; 070-095-001; 070-132-009; 070-094-001; 070-095-002; 070-081-005, 006, 007, 008, 010, 011, 012, 030; 070-241-028, 029, 031, 032, 033, 034; 070-251-004, 013, 014, 015, 106 for the balance. Airport: Landing Strip.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 112, Acres 3,778)
Local Actions
Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
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, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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