Trails at Santiago Creek Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Orange, City of (City of Orange)
Document Title
Trails at Santiago Creek Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Chris Nichelson

Document Description
The proposed project will establish 128 single-family detached homes on 40.7 acres and approximately 68.5 acres of open space comprised of natural hillsides, re-established grasslands, a restored Santiago Creek riparian corridor and a managed vegetation/fuel modification zone. The Project includes adoption of the Trails at Santiago Creek Specific Plan. The 40.7 acre single-family detached residential neighborhood will be located in the south-central and southwestern portions of the site abutting an adjacent vacant County-owned parcel. The density of the residential portion of the project equates to 3.1 dwelling units per acre, which is reflective of residential lots in existing surrounding neighborhoods. The single-family detached lots will range in size from 8,000 square feet to 9,000 square feet (82 lots); 9,200 square feet to 10,000 square feet (17 lots); and 10,000 square feet and greater (29 lots). The site is 109.2 acres and currently contains disturbed, undeveloped land that previously supported mining activities and currently supports a sand and gravel operation. The site is currently comprised of 12 parcels and is bisected by Santiago Creek in an east-west direction. The amenities in the open space area will include multi-use trails, trail paseos for hiking and bicycling access, expansion of, and connection to, the 1,269 acre Santiago Oaks Regional Park, and other amenities. See NOD for Full Details.

Contact Information
Robert Garcia
City of Orange
300 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92866

Phone : (714) 744-7220


Cross Streets
6145 E. Santiago Canyon Road, previously identified as 6118 East Santiago Canyon Road

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Orange
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Orange City Hall, 300 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866


(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


Notice of Determination
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