County File #LP10-2065 - Iron Horse Equestrian Center Expansion


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
County File #LP10-2065 - Iron Horse Equestrian Center Expansion
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The site is presently used as an Equestrian Center/General Agriculture (A-2) Zoning/Agricultural Lands (AL) General Plan

Document Description
The applicant seeks approval of a land use permit that amends a previously approved land use permit (County File LP03-2043) to establish the expansion of a commercial riding school that includes approval of horse boarding and training for a maximum of sixty horses; the previous maximum was 30 horses. The expansion of the equestrian center also includes the 1) construction of a 3,100 s.f. clubhouse with kitchen facilities; 2) the construction of a 4,800 s.f. maintenance building; and 3) the construction of a barn and paddocks for thirty more horses. Other improvements to the property are in various stages of completion, they include: 1) the addition of outdoor lighting; 2) proposed illuminated signage; 3) construction of site entry gate; 4) landscaping and irrigation improvements; 5) construction of elevated viewing decks; 6) driveway and parking paving; 7) tie-in paving in Camino Tassajara; 8) pony pastures; and 9) improvements to internal trails and other improvements as shown on the attached Revised Master Plan dated April 28, 2011. It should be noted that the applicant has requested variances to the required distance to the property line (side yard) for some improvements.

Contact Information
Ryan Hernandez
Contra Costa County
Lead/Public Agency
651 Pine Street 4th Floor, North Wing
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone : (925) 335-1206


37°47'0"N 121°51'7"W
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Camino Tassajara, 1/2 mile north of Highland Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
Creekside & Tassajara
Tassajara Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Equestrian Center)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Land Use/Planning
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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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