Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment No. 7

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Orange, City of (City of Orange)
Document Title
Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment No. 7
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Chapman University
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: Campus Core: Public institution/educational, commercial, medium to low density residential, and industrial Existing General Plan Designation(s): Low Density Residential 2-6 Du/ Ac Low Medium Residential 6-15 Dul Ac Light Industrial Max 1.0 FAR, 3-story height limit Public Facilities and Institutions Max 2.0 FAR Old Towne Mixed Use-15 Spoke Street Max. 0.6 FAR, 6-15 Du/Ac. Old Towne Mixed Use-24 Max. 6-24 Du/Ac, 1.0-1.5 FAR Existing Zoning Classification: Single Family Residential Residential Duplex Residential Duplex (Specific Plan) Residential Multiple Family Public Institution (Specific Plan) Old Towne Mixed Use - 15 Spoke Street Old Towne Mixed Use - 24 Industrial Manufacturing

Document Description
The proposed Specific Plan Amendment is a comprehensive update to the existing Specific Plan that includes incorporation of additional properties into the Specific Plan area, an increase in student enrollment, an expanded and updated discussion of campus-wide landscaping, inclusion of a requirement that 50 percent of undergraduate students are housed in Chapman University housing, inclusion of quality of life requirements, an enhanced circulation discussion, refinement to the design guidelines and development standards, new landscape design guidelines, reduced student housing parking requirements, conversion of and an updated implementation chapter. See NOC Attachment for Full Detail.

Contact Information
Kelly Ribuffo
City of Orange
300 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92866

Phone : (714) 744-7223


33°47'32.2"N 117°51'13.5"W
Cross Streets
Multiple: Everett Place, Shaffer Street, Maple Ave, and N. Rampart St, W. Chapman Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
See Attached NOC
State Highways
1-5, SR-57, SR-22, SR-55
AT&SF Railroad
UCI Medical Center heliport
See Attached NOC
Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 California State Lands Commission Department of General Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission


Environmental Document
Intial Study   PDF 1269 K NOP Letter   PDF 594 K
NOC   PDF 1072 K
State Comments
2015051049_NAHC_NOP Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment No   PDF 167 K

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