Rancho Cañada Village Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Rancho Cañada Village Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Land use and Zoning: Public/Quasi-Public
Document Description
The Proposed Project would develop an approximately 76-acre area within the former West Course at Rancho Cañada Golf Club. The project site would be comprised of a mix of residential and recreational uses, including an approximately 25-acre, 130-unit residential neighborhood; approximately 40 acres of permanent open space; and approximately 11 acres of common areas within the 76-plus acres. The Project is proposed as a planned unit development (PUD) providing a compact, pedestrian-friendly development with a variety of housing types and recreational uses within the residential community. The elements of the design include a mix of smart growth and traditional neighborhood elements that involve the incorporation of established shopping facilities, schools, open space, and churches. The Project would also include an extension of Rio Road through a network of local neighborhood streets to allow safe ingress and egress for residents and the public through Rio Road west. Entitlements include amending the Carmel Valley Master Plan (part of the 2010 General Plan), rezoning from Public/Quasi-Public to Medium Density Residential, Vesting Tentative Standard Subdivision, and Use Permits (development in the floodplain, tree removal). The County has prepared this Second Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report in response to a July 2018 Judgment and Peremptory Writ issued by the Monterey Superior Court in litigation entitled, Carmel Valley Association, Inc., v. County of Monterey (Case No. 17CV000131). This SRDEIR represents a limited revision to the 2016 Rancho Cañada Village Subdivision project EIR certified by the Board of Supervisors to render that document compliant with the Superior Court’s ruling.

Contact Information

Mary Israel
Agency Name
Monterey County Resource Management Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Rancho Cañada Venture LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Carmel Valley Road and Rio Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 1
Carmel USD schools
Carmel River, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 5 (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 130, Acres 76.2)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 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


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