Atkinson Lane Specific Plan/Master Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Atkinson Lane Specific Plan/Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
SFR (R-1-6) 6,000 square feet per lot; SFR (R-1-10) 10,000 square feet per lot; Commercial Agricultural; Public and Community Facilities; SFR (R-1 Low Density)
Document Description
The County of Santa Cruz and the City of Watsonville are preparing a joint Specific Plan/Master Plan for the Atkinson Lane future growth area (project site). The project site falls within the City's Urban Growth Boundary. The total gross acreage of the project site is 67 acres, which includes 16 acres of land to be re-zoned by the County prior to annexation by the City to meet County's affordable housing goals. Land uses and densities for the plan would be determined as part of the Specific Plan/Master Plan process. The City of Watsonville General Plan identifies that up to 600 residential units and 90 jobs may be generated in the planning area. A Planned Unit Development as allowed by Santa Cruz County Code will be prepared that incorporates conditions of approval for the 16 acres of land to be re-zoned by the County of Santa Cruz. The proposed project would also require a General Plan Amendment and LAFCo action.

Contact Information

Todd Sexauer
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Brewington Avenue and Paloma Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
019-226-42, 43, 44; 019-236-01; 048-211-24, 25; 048-221-09; 048-231-01, 17, 18; 048-251-09
State Highways
129 and 152
Southern Pacific
MacQuiddy, Watsonville HS, EA Hall, Ann Soldo, Radcliff, Rolling
Corralitos Creek, Salsipuedes Creek, Green Valley Creek, Pajaro River
Other Information
Schools Cont'd: Rolling Hills, Freedom, M. White, Starlight, Amesti; Lakeview

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 500, Acres 67)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Master Plan, Planned Unit Development, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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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