Betabel Road Commercial Node Rezone to AR-FP, Ordinance No. 1006

8 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
Betabel Road Commercial Node Rezone to AR-FP, Ordinance No. 1006
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Thomas John McDowell and Victoria McDowell Charitable Remainder Unitrust

Document Description
On July 21, 2015, the County certified the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report San Benito County 2035 General Plan, State Clearinghouse No. 2011111016 (General Plan EIR or previous EIR) and adopted the San Benito County 2035 General Plan (General Plan). The General Plan identified four locations along U.S. Highway 101 as Commercial Regional (CR) nodes, including the Betabel node. The impacts of developing the Commercial Regional (CR) nodes were analyzed in the General Plan EIR. The project implements the General Plan: it entails (1) repeal of Ordinance No. 992, and (2) rezoning the Betabel node to its former Agricultural Rangeland-Floodplain (AR-FP) zoning designation after the C-3 Zoning Regulations adopted by San Benito County Ordinance No. 991 adopted by the Board of Supervisors on September 24, 2019, was first suspended and then rescinded as the result of a referendum election held on March 3, 2020, leaving the C-3 zoning of a 29-acre portion of the above parcels that was approved by Ordinance No. 992 on September 24, 2019, and that was not subject to referendum, in limbo. A second ordinance to rezone the 29- acre with a Thoroughfare Commercial (C-1) Combining District to correspond with its General Plan Commercial Regional land use designation has been continued and, if approved, will be the subject of a separate Notice of Determination.

Contact Information
Taven Kinison Brown
County of San Benito
481 4th St., 1st Floor
Hollister, CA 95023-3840

Phone : (831) 902-2294


San Benito
Total Acres
Parcel #
013-150-017, 013-150-018, 013-150-023, 013-150-024 & 013-150-025

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
County of San Benito
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
County of San Benito Resource Management Agency, Planning Division 2301 Technology Parkway Hollister, CA 95023


(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


Notice of Determination
2011111016_NOD - Betabel Ord 1006 3-24-20   PDF 263 K

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