Cutri Residence

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santee
Document Title
Cutri Residence
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Present LU: Vacant; GP: H-L; Z: H-L
Document Description
Project involves the construction of a single-family residence on the 9.9 acre site located at the northern terminus of Magnolia Ave in the City of Santee, CA. The property is currently undeveloped. The parcel slopes downward from north to south. The slope of the property is in excess of 20%. The undeveloped 9.9 acre site contains 9.6 acres of Diegan Coastal Sage Scrub habitat and 0.3 acres of disturbed land. The Diegan Coastal Sage Scrub is a habitat area for the coastal CA gnatcatcher which is a threatened species under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Accordingly, a federal protocol survey for the gnatcatcher was conducted and a pair of nesting gnatcatchers was observed on the site. The proposed project would impact 2.62 acres of on-site DCSS plus additional 0.3-acres of DCSS offiste. The proposed area of disturbance includes the area of grading, fire protection zones, and an area where a septic system will be installed. Some of the fire protection zone would be located on the parcel immediately adjacent to the east. The proposed project consists of the construction of a one-story, single-family residence, driveway, and detached garage in the southeastern corner of the parcel. The low profile home contains 2,866 sq. ft. of living area consisting of the main residence and an attached guest casita. The structure has a low sloping roof that slopes downward from north to south. The project also includes a 624 sq. ft., detached, three-car garage. The building will reach a height of 16'2 1/4" above grade. An outdoor, 450 sq. ft. pool with a 49 sq. ft. spa are also proposed as a later development. Vehicle access to the residence and garage is via an approx. 300 foot long, 16 foot wide driveway that originates near the southeast corner of the lot. All the exterior building materials are natural colors consistent with the existing landscape on the property. Disturbed areas will be revegetated with native species similar to those found elsewhere on the property. The house will employ double glazed, low E windows for energy efficiency and have low water usage through efficient landscape and low flow fixtures. The glass on the exterior facades will be constructed with glass designed to minimize reflection. Grading is required to create the pad for the proposed structures and for the driveway leading to the house. Fill slopes will be used to support the bulk of the driveway leading up to the pad. The project also includes the recordation of a conservation easement over 7.0 acres of the project site, which will provide for the conservation, management, and monitoring for occupied coastal California gnatcatcher habitat, consistent with the project's Final Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan.

Contact Information

John O'Donnell
Agency Name
City of Santee
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
Magnolia Ave and Princess Joann Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Cajon Park School
San Diego River/Santee Lakes

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Santee
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(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

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