Santa Fe Depot Specific Plan Update

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Orange
Document Title
Santa Fe Depot Specific Plan Update
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The current land uses within the proposed Specific Plan Update area are guided by City of Orange General Plan, existing Santa Fe Depot Specific Plan (1993) and Chapman University Specific Plan and include the following land use designation: Old Towne Mixed Use-24, Old Towne Mixed Use-15, and Old Towne Mixed Use-15 Spoke Street, Low, Low Medium, and Medium Density Residential, Industrial, Public Facilities and Institutions, and Open Space Park. Current zoning within the proposed Specific Plan Update area includes the following zoning designations: Duplex Residential (R-2-6), Residential Multiple Family (R-3), R-4, Old Towne Mixed Use, C-2, M-1, M-2, PI. Additionally, the land uses established by the existing Santa Fe Depot Specific Plan include: Santa Fe Depot Area Commercial (C), Medium Density Residential, MIX, OS-P, PF. The four properties fall within the Chapman University Specific Plan boundary have an underlying zoning designation of PI.
Document Description
Note: Extended Review The Orange Santa Fe Depot Specific Plan Update is intended to provide City staff and decision makers, developers, and property owners with strong and clear policies, development and design standards, design guidelines, and a vision that guides land use decisions, infrastructure improvements, design, and economic development activities in the approximate 100-acre Specific Plan Update area. The Specific Plan Update proposes nine base zoning districts and one overlay district. The Specific Plan Update identifies 11 sites (a single parcel or group of parcels0 that are likely to be developed or adaptively reused by 2020. In general, development within the Specific Plan Update area would occur through adaptive reuse for parcels with historic buildings, infill development on vacant or under-utilized properties and redevelopment of lots without historic buildings. The balance of the developable property in the Specific Plan Update area, approximately 47 acres, is assumed to remain essentially the same and deemed unlikely to be developed within the planning horizon (2020) of the Specific Plan Update based on existing development or use characteristics. Implementation of the Specific Plan Update would yield an additional 246 residential units and approximately 102,000 s.f. of non-residential uses within the Specific Plan Update area beyond existing conditions, within the planning horizon year of 2020. Total anticipated buildout for the Specific Plan Update area including existing development, and development, redevelopment, and adaptive reuse within the likely-to-develop sites would yield up to 461 residential units and approximately 706,000 s.f. of non-residential uses.

Contact Information

Anna Pehoushek
Agency Name
City of Orange
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Walnut Avenue to the north, Palmyra Ave to the south, Olive Street and Parker Street to the west
Total Acres
Parcel #
Land grant Santiage de Santa Ana
State Highways
I-5, SR-55, SR-57, SR-22
John Wayne Airport
4 Elem, 1 High, 1 Cont, 2 Lutheran, 1 Christian, 1 Cathedral Sch

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Residential (Units 246), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 102000)
Local Actions
Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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

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