Update Regulations for Nonconforming Uses and Structures, Commercial Uses, and Other Related Changes

Summary

SCH Number
2011122007
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Update Regulations for Nonconforming Uses and Structures, Commercial Uses, and Other Related Changes
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Applies to all Zone Districts and General Plan Land Use Designations in the County

Document Description
A proposal to update regulations in Chapters 12.10, 13.10, 13.11, 16.10 of the Santa Cruz County Code, and amend related General Plan and Local Coastal Program policies, as follows: Part 1: Amend Chapter 13.10 to provide new regulations for nonconforming uses and structures, and amend related GP/LCP policies in the General Plan, to allow existing legal nonconforming uses and structures to continue and be improved, and facilitate repair after catastrophic events, while continuing to require discretionary review for extensive modifications. Part 2: Amend Chapter 13.10 to simplify the review process for commercial changes of use and reduce the number of parking spaces required for certain commercial uses based upon "evidence based" parking studies. Part 3: Delete language in Chapter 12.10 regarding when soils reports are required, and instead reference local administrative guidelines and the CA Building.

Contact Information
Matt Johnston
Santa Cruz County
701 Ocean Street, 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 454-3201

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Countywide
State Highways
Hwy 1, 17

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Regulatory changes (G.P. and Zoning ord.))
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Local Coastal Permit Other Action Other Action: Ordinance Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Traffic/Circulation Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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