Rio Bravo Ranch (GPA/ZC 06-1722)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bakersfield, City of (City of Bakersfield)
Document Title
Rio Bravo Ranch (GPA/ZC 06-1722)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Current Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan land use designations include: ER (Estate Residential), GC (General Commercial), LR (Low Density Residential), OS (Open Space), OS-P (Parks and Recreation Facilities), OS-S (Slopes Exceeding 30%), R-EA (Resource-Extensive Agriculture) R-IA (Resources-Intensive Agriculture), RR (Rural Residential), and SR (Suburban Residential). The portions of property located within the Kern River Plan Element are currently designated 3.1 (Public and Private Recreation Areas), 5.35 (Residential, maximum, 7.25 units per net acre), and 5.4 (Residential, maximum 4 units per net acre). Current zoning by Kern County: A (Agriculture), A-HD (Agriculture-Hillside Development), E (Estate One Family Dwelling), E-HD (Estate One Family Dwelling-Hillside Development), OS (Open Space), OS-HD (Open Space-Hillside Development), R-1 (One Family Dwelling), and R-1 HD (One Family Dwelling Hillside Development).

Document Description
The proposed project involves an amendment to the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan Land Use and Circulation Elements, an amendment to the Kern River Plan Element in order to conform to the requested General Plan Amendment land use designations, and a concurrent zone change. The project would allow for approximately 4,688 residential units, approximately 20.39 acres of general commercial, and 43.39 acres of mixed use commercial. The proposed project also includes proposed collector and local roads. In addition, approximately 738.53 acres of land will be reserved for the development of landscaped trails, parks, and open space areas that would link to the City's existing park and trail system and accommodate the recreational needs of the residents. There is a proposed amendment to the Northeast Bakersfield Specific Parks and Trails Plan in order to expand the plan area boundaries to include all of the proposed project area (the Project area that is generally to the east of Rancheria Road). The amendment would provide a trails system and public parks through the development that will allow for foot access, riding and hiking trails and bicycle trails. The proposed trails will be dedicated to the City of Bakersfield and will be maintained by the City.

Contact Information
Mr. Marc Gauthier
City of Bakersfield
1715 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 326-3733


Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
178/Alfred Harrell
Bakersfiled City Elem., Kern Union HS
Kern River
Other Information
Section Cont.: 11, 12 and 6

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (4,688 Units) Commercial (63.75 Acres)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency California Highway Patrol Department of Conservation Caltrans, District 6 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4

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