The Preserve at San Juan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Orange County
Document Title
The Preserve at San Juan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
PLU: Vacant (primarily chaparral) and one residence Z: Open Space 5 (Orange County), Rural Residential and General Commercial (Riverside County)
Document Description
The proposed project would be located adjacent to Ortega Highway in Cleveland National Forest on primarily undeveloped land, straddling both Orange and Riverside Counties. The proposed project includes two development scenarios, Project A and Project B, both of which include the development of 159 single-family residential lots, with minimum residential lot size of 1.5 acres, and the relocation of St. Michael's Abbey. St. Michael's Abbey would include a monastery, convent, church, private high school, boarding facilities, and other ancillary facilities. Project A would develop the single-family residences and abbey on two non-contiguous parcels totaling approximately 639 acres. Project B would involve a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The applicant would transfer approximately 469 acres to the USFS for open space, and the USFS would transfer approximately 234 acres to the applicant for residential development. If the land exchange is approved, Project B would develop the single-family residences and abbey on approximately 563 contiguous acres. Upgrades to existing water and wastewater treatment facilities would be required for the project. Water facility improvements would include both upgrades both within the project site and off-site areas. Wastewater treatment facilities improvements would include construction of on-site treatment facilities.

Contact Information

Ron Tippets
Agency Name
Orange County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lake Elsinore
Orange, Riverside
Cross Streets
SR-74 and Long Canyon Road
Total Acres
639 max
Parcel #
Riverside County: 385-030-001; 386-090-001; 385-020-001; Orange County: 125-120-26, 31, 37
State Highways
San Juan Creek and tributaries

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 159, Acres 639 max), Waste Treatment:Other
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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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