Hillside Development Combining Zone Ordinance DEIR

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bakersfield, City of (City of Bakersfield)
Document Title
Hillside Development Combining Zone Ordinance DEIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use

Document Description
The intent of the Project is to allow for amendments to the City of Bakersfield's original Hillside Development Combining Zone Ordinance (Bakersfield Municipal Code, Chapter 17.66) adopted August 11, 1999. The Amend HD Ordinance is intended to "define and implement the foals and policies of the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan as they relate to the preservation and maintenance of hillsides as a scenic resource of the City and to protect the general public from the threat of wildfire, hillside instability and landslides." In particular, the Amended HD Ordinance seeks to fulfill the implementation measures of the Open Space Element of the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan. The HD Zone district serves as an overlay zone and, as such, regulations set forth by the Amended HD Ordinance are in addition to those uses allowed by, and the regulations of, the base zone district. The overlay zone would generally apply to those larger contiguous areas along the City's hillsides having natural slopes of 8% or more. The Amended HD Ordinance provides additional requirements, in addition to those given in the original Hillside Development Ordinance, to protect views and to regulate grading, roadway grades, and wildfire prevention efforts. In support of the established General Plan policies, the Amended HD Ordinance addresses prevention of hillside instability and landslides, and includes measures for preserving identified scenic viewsheds within the land area affected by the Ordinance.

Contact Information
Mr. Martin Ortiz
City of Bakersfield
1715 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 326-3733


Cross Streets
Miramonte Drive, Commanche Drive
Total Acres
State Highways
Kern River

Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Other (Zoning Ordinance Amendment)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption 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
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 6 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency Native American Heritage Commission
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