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
EIR - 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 (City) and Planned Unit Development (County) for the Atkinson Lane future growth area (project site). The project site falls within the City's Urban Limit Line. The total gross acreage of the project site is 65.8 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 and Planned Unit Development process. Although the City of Watsonville General Plan identifies that up to 600 residential units may be allowed within the planning area, 450 units are proposed. A Planned Unit Development as allowed by Santa Cruz County Code has been prepared that incorporated 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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 450, Acres 34.7), Recreational (3.5 acre park), Transportation:Other (Brewington Ave. and Wagner Ave Ext.)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific 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
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (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), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)

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