Santa Maria Airport Business Park Specific Plan EIR
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is currently zoned for light manufacturing, airport services, commercial uses and open space. Several overlay/combining districts, including planned development, clear zone and airport approach apply to portions of the site. Current land uses within the project site include airport operational areas, airport service businesses, cultivated agriculture, animal grazing lands, open space, and a 94-unit mobile home park. A biologically rich area of dune chaparral, riparian vegetation, and vernal pooling will be preserved. Major stands of eucalyptus trees will also be preserved. Runway approach and safety areas will continue to be respected to sustain the primary objective of maintaining viable airport operations. An existing non-conforming mobile home park is centrally located on a 10-acre site within the project area.
General Plan Amendment, zone change, and specific plan amendment for the Santa Maria Public Airport District. When compared with the adopted Santa Maria Research Park Specific Plan, the Santa Maria Airport Business Park Specific Plan excludes 218 acres of Airport Service I (AS-I) and 88 acres of Airport Service II (AS-II) zoned land located within the security fencing of the airport. Additionally, 49 acres of property located west of Blosser Road has been removed from the project area. The specific plan calls for light industrial, research, manufacturing, and commercial land uses around an 18-hole golf course. Additional uses will include retail opportunities and government facilities. Large areas of open space are being reserved for recreational or conservation uses, and a portion of the project area is set aside as a biological preserve.
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Santa Maria River
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Santa Maria Public Airport
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Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Septic System, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
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