The Shops at Capistrano

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Juan Capistrano
Document Title
The Shops at Capistrano
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Vacant Z: General Commercial (GC) GPD: "3.1 General Commercial"
Document Description
The applicant is proposing the development of a 3.18-acre parcel at the northeast corner of Ortega Highway and El Camino Real in the City of San Juan Capistrano. The proposed project consists of a retail commercial development that consists of approximately 45,000 sf of commercial services, retail and restaurant uses, professional office and a specialty market within four single-story, free-standing buildings and one two-story building located on the west side of the property, along El Camino Real. The building heights range from 22 feet to 41 feet. The project includes approximately 207 parking spaces, and vehicular access will be provided via three driveways located at Spring Street, El Camino Real, and Ortega Highway. The buildings will be constructed in a Spanish Electric architectural style. This project will provide pedestrian access through a plaza to encourage public use between The Shops at Capistrano and the Historic Town Center. The project will require approximately 15,000 cubic yards of fill in order to prepare the site for development. The applicant is requesting approval of the following applications: General Plan Amendment; Rezone; Tentative Parcel Map; Architectural Control; Grading Plan Modification, Sign Program; Tree Removal Permit; and Floodplain Land Use Permit.

Contact Information

David Contreras
Agency Name
City of San Juan Capistrano
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Juan Capistrano
Cross Streets
Ortega Highway/I-5 Freeway
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
San Juan ES
Horno Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 45000, Employees 22)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Rezone: CDP, Other Action: AC, GPM, TRP, Sign Program
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife, Climate Change

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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