Crown Castle Santa Rita Hills Telecommunications Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Crown Castle Santa Rita Hills Telecommunications Facility
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
AG II, Agriculture; Z: 100-AG
Document Description
Request for a Minor Conditional Use Permit to allow for the construction of an unmanned wireless telecommunications facility to be used by two future carriers consisting of a 50-foot high monoelm (faux elm tree) antenna support structure, two equipment pads for future carriers, a utility rack pad, improvements to an existing unpaved access road, a new access road gate, and new utility conduits. The project would require grading of 225 cubic yards cut / 257 cubic yards of fill for site preparation and access road improvements. Removal of five pine trees near the access road gate is proposed.

Contact Information

Brian Banks
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Highway 246
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 246
Santa Rita Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Unstaffed Telecommunications site approx. 0.25 acres of dev.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Noise, Wildfire, Wildlife

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