08-0150 851 Smith Grade


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
08-0150 851 Smith Grade
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
Proposal to recognize the construction of 2 horse stables approximately 981 square feet and 1,235 square feet in size, one 788 square foot tackroom/workshop, one 356 square foot tackroom/office barn, a 2,600 square foot nonhabitable storage structure and grading of approximately 2,359 cubic yards of excavation and 7,209 cubic yards of fill. In addition, the applicant proposes to replace an unpermitted mobile home with a new 1,200 manufactured home, to construct a 1,300 square foot addition to the existing 2,600 square foot storage structure, to construct a new 2,160 square foot nonhabitable workshop/office, and to construct a new rail car bridge to replace an existing culvert crossing at Old Timber Road. The proposal would also recognize the unpermitted construction of approximately 550 lineal feet of retaining walls of up to 6.5 feet in height. An additional 250 lineal feet of retaining walls of up to 4 feet in height are proposed to replace an existing system of log retaining structures. A 336 square foot manure bunker is proposed to accommodate boarding of up to 8 horses on the site. The project requires a Coastal Zone Development Permit, riparian Exception, Preliminary Grading Approval, a Variance (for location of paddocks within front half of parcel), Residential Development Permit for the construction of nonhabitable structures in excess of 1,000 square feet, Hydrology Report review, Soils Report review, and Environmental Review. Property located on the South side of Smith Grade (851 Smith Grade), approximately 1.5 miles south from Empire Grade within the Bonny Doon Planning area.

Contact Information

Matt Johnston
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County, Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
County of Santa Cruz
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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