EIR for General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for Planning Areas 18, 34, 39, and Lot 109 of Planning Area 33

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Summary

SCH Number
2005081099
Lead Agency
City of Irvine
Document Title
EIR for General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for Planning Areas 18, 34, 39, and Lot 109 of Planning Area 33
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/15/2006
Present Land Use
Land Use- Open Space Preservation, Residential Medium, Medium-High Density, Regional Commercial, Community Commercial, Research and Industrial, Commercial Recreation, Water Bodies Zoning: Conservation Open Space Reserve, Development Reserve, Urban Commercial, Community Commercial, Industrial, Commercial Recreation, Preservation, Water Bodies
Document Description
Planning Area 18: A General Plan Amendment and Zone Change are being processed to allow for the dwelling units of a maximum of 750 dwelling units. The current General Plan allows for 200 Medium Density dwelling units and 550 Medium/High Density dwelling units of residential development on both sides on Laguna Canyon Road and adjacent to Veeh Creek, on the easterly side of the project. The proposed plan would amend the General Plan to allow for 175 Low Density dwelling units and 575 Medium Density dwelling units. The total number of dwelling units in PA 18 will not be increased. The proposed plan would also reconfigure development within PA 18 away from Veeh Creek and Laguna Canyon Road in order to minimize impacts to the sensitive biotic resources in the Veeh Creek area and increase the open space along Laguna Canyon Road. Planning Area 39: As a part of the proposed project, the current boundary of PA 39 would be modified; the western portion of the Planning Area would be included as a part of PA 18. PA 39, as modified, is generally bounded by PA 18 to the west, I-405 to the north, Irvine Center Drive to the east; and the Center Drive. The proposed plan for PA 39 east of San Diego Creek will change the land use from Commercial to Medium and Medium-High density residential use. The portion of PA 39 west of San Diego Creek will now become part of PA 18. In addition, the General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for the project site will ultimately allow the development of approximately 3,700 dwelling units in the eastern portion of PA 39. In addition to proposed residential uses, associated infrastructure, neighborhood parks and a trail along San Diego Creek are also proposed for the project. The proposed project also involves the preservation of open space, primarily in the southern portion of the project site adjacent to San Diego Creek. Planning Area 33: The portion of PA 33 being changed to allow residential use is a 29-acre site bounded by Alton Parkway, Meridian and Pacifica. The General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for the project site would allow for the development of a maximum of 1,600 dwelling units. Planning Area 34: Planned but unused surplus commercial intensity will be removed from PA 34 and reallocated to PA 39 as residential intensity. The General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for the site would reduce development intensity by 2,340,500 square feet (360,500 square feet of Community Commercial and 1,980,000 square feet of General Industrial).

Contact Information

Name
Barry Curtis
Agency Name
City of Irvine
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Irvine
Counties
Orange
Cross Streets
I-405, Laguna Cyn Road/ SR 133, Irvine Center Drive
Zip
92623-9575
Total Acres
2,145
State Highways
I-405, SR-133
Waterways
San Diego Creek, Veeh Creek, Needlegrass Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Irvine
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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