Revised Draft Heritage Ridge Residential Project EIR

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Goleta
Document Title
Revised Draft Heritage Ridge Residential Project EIR
Document Type
RIR - Revised Environmental Impact Rep
Present Land Use
Open Space-Materials Storage
Document Description
A Draft EIR was circulated for public review in 2016 and the administrative draft Final EIR was completed in 2018. Since that time, the project has been revised to include the conversion of the senior component to an affordable housing component (targeting low/very low senior and family residents), reduction in the total number of housing units from 360 to 332 units, changed the mix of units from market rate and senior units to market rate (228 units) and affordable units (104 units) for senior and families, and to provide increased right-of-way along Los Carneros Road, resulting in a building setback shift along this roadway. The affordable unit component maybe up to 100% supportive housing if necessary funding is secured. Finally, the application was revised to remove the request for a parking modification because, as an affordable housing development, the project would qualify for reduced affordable housing parking requirements in accordance with Gov. Code Section 65915. These changes required revision to the EIR Project Description as well as updated analysis in the following issue areas: air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, land use, noise, public services, transportation, and utilities and service systems. The proposed revisions to the project do not substantially change the overall development footprint or the project footprint relative to identified tribal cultural resources on the project site. Moreover, since completion of the prior Draft EIR for the prior design iteration of the project, new regulatory requirements and updated CEQA guidelines and thresholds (updated in late-2018), as well as changes to the project-level environmental and cumulative setting in the vicinity of the Project have occurred. As a result of these changes, additional analysis of topics, including air quality, greenhouse gas emissions transportation impact (thresholds have changed from Level of Service to Vehicles Miles Traveled), energy demand, tribal cultural resources, and wildfire risk, were added to the EIR. Therefore, revisions to the prior Draft EIR are reflected in Section 2.0, Project Description, Sections 4.2 (air quality), 4.4 (cultural and tribal cultural), 4.6 (Greenhouse Gas), 4.9 (Land Use), 4.10 (Noise), 4.11 (Public Services), 4.13 (Transportation), and 4.14 (Utilities) of the Draft EIR. The cumulative setting/baseline has also been updated in Section 3.0, Related Projects. Further, new sections 4.16 and 4.17 have been added to the Revised Draft EIR in the areas of energy and wildfire, respectively, that were not included in the original Draft EIR. This recirculation also includes the relevant portions of appendices as originally contained in the Draft EIR and supplemented, as necessary, as a result of updates to the Project. PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE REVISED DRAFT EIR

Contact Information

Mary Chang
Agency Name
City of Goleta
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Camino Vista between Aero Camino and Calle Koral Roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
APNs 073-060-031 through -043
State Highways
Highway 101
Santa Barbara Municipal
Goleta Unified School District
Goleta Slough Watershed
07, 18
USGS 7.5
Other Location Info
Heritage Ridge site is bounded on its north by Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks, on the east by industrial buildings on Aero Camino Road, on its south by Camino Vista Road and Willow Springs II apartments, and on its west by S. Los Carneros Road/Overpass.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, 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
Residential (104 affordable and 228 market rate units)(Units 332, Acres 17.36), Recreational (Pubic Park)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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