Recirculated Sections of Final Revised EIR for Fanita Ranch

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santee
Document Title
Recirculated Sections of Final Revised EIR for Fanita Ranch
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Planned Development (PD)
Document Description
The Recirculated Sections of the Final Revised Environmental Impact Report have been prepared for the Fanita Ranch project to revise the wildfire and evacuation analyses based on the March 2022 order of the San Diego County Superior Court. The Recirculated Sections also include revisions to the Project Description and Land Use and Planning sections of the Final Revised EIR because the Fanita Ranch project has been certified as an Essential Housing Project pursuant to the City’s Essential Housing Program and, accordingly, no longer requires (and is not seeking) a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, or Development Agreement. Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15088.5 (f)(2), the City requests that reviewers limit their comments to the recirculated portions of the Final Revised EIR. Following the close of the public review period, responses to comments on the Recirculated Sections of the Final Revised EIR will be prepared. The City has determined that the portions of the Final Revised EIR that were not found deficient will not be recirculated as they have been through the CEQA process and have withstood legal challenge. The City will not seek or entertain any further comments on unrevised portions of the Final Revised EIR. The Fanita Ranch project site is approximately 2,638 acres and is located in the northern portion of the City in eastern San Diego County. The description of the Fanita Ranch Project has not changed from the Final Revised EIR except that the description of discretionary actions has been revised and the Magnolia Avenue extension – which was originally proposed with the project and evaluated in the Draft EIR and First Errata to the EIR – has been added back into the project. Discretionary actions include EIR Certification, Development Plan, Vesting Tentative Map, Development Review Permit and Conditional Use Permits. If approved, Fanita Ranch would be a planned community consisting of up to 2,949 housing units with a school, or 3,008 units without a school, up to 80,000 square feet of commercial uses, parks, open space, and agriculture uses. Habitat preserve would total approximately 1,650 acres.

Contact Information

Chris Jacobs
Agency Name
City of Santee
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Jeff O'Connor
Agency Name
HomeFed Fanita Rancho LLC
Job Title
Vice President, Community Development
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Northerly extensions of Fanita Parkway and Cuyamaca Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
APN 380-040-43, APN 380-040-44, APN 374-030-02, APN 374-050-02,
State Highways
SR-52, SR-125, SR-67
SD MTS Trolley
Gillespie Field, MCAS Miramar
Sycamore Canyon School
San Diego River
Other Information
Remaining APNs from above: APN 374-060-01, APN 376-010-06, APN 376-030-01, APN 378-020-54, APN 378-030-08, APN 378-391-59, APN 378-392-61, APN 378-392-62, APN 378-382-58, APN 37

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Low Density, Medium Density, Active Adult, Village Center)(Units 2949, Acres 375), Commercial (Village Center; includes a fire station site)(Sq. Ft. 80000, Acres 2, Employees 450), Educational (15-acre K-8 grade school), Recreational (78 acres of parks), Other (1650.4 acres Habitat Preserve; 31.9 acres Special Use area)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Development Plan
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Public Services, Transportation, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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