Firefox Sandstone Cutting & Quartering Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Firefox Sandstone Cutting & Quartering Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoned AG-10, Agriculture (10 acre minimum parcel size) GP Des: A-I-10, Agriculture (minimum parcel size of 10 acres)

Document Description
Mr. Edward Langhorne, of Firefox, Inc., requests the approval of a Land Use Permit (07LUP-00000-00301) to construct three new buildings in order to conduct sandstone cutting and quartering operations. Firefox, Inc. currently operates a wholesale nursery business at the subject property. Specifically, Firefox, Inc., maintains the trees onsite by replanting them in mounds of soil. Rocks of various sizes are used to stabilize the mounds. When a tree is sold, the mounds and rocks are transported with the trees to maintain stability and ensure survival. Firefox Inc. proposes to enhance the nursery business by splitting and quartering stone onsite to create rocks of various sizes needed to construct the tree mounds and by producing and selling rough-cut and rough-finished sandstone benches, steps, and other rough-cut garden accessories in addition to the trees.

Contact Information
Errin Briggs
Santa Barbara County
123 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone : (805) 568-2047


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Patterson Avenue and Ekwill Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
U.S Hwy 101 & 217
Santa Barbara Airport

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Agricultural Bldg. ~5,500 sq. ft.)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wildlife Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency Native American Heritage Commission

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