Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project, AP-10-717 (GPHA, RZ, DA, ANNEX)
The proposed Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project (proposed project) is located just southwest of the municipal boundary of the City of Pittsburg, within the Southwest Hills planning subarea of the Pittsburg General Plan. The project site is an approximately 606-acre site generally bounded by vacant rolling hills with Bailey Road just beyond to the east, the Concord City Limits and the closed Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) to the south and west, and existing residential development (San Marco and Vista Del Mar subdivisions) to the north and northeast with State Route (SR) 4 beyond. The project is for the future development of up to 1,500 single-family dwelling units and 150 accessory dwelling units, and 265 acres of open space.
On February 22, 2021, the Pittsburg City Council adopted a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report, adopted a related mitigation monitoring and reporting program, and made findings pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code 21000 et seq. The City Council also (1) adopted a resolution initiating proceedings for the annexation of the site into the City of Pittsburg City Limits, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) service area and the sanitation district Delta Diablo (DDSD) service area, (2) adopted a resolution approving General Plan mapping and text amendments for the reclassification of the site from HPD (Hillside Planned Development) and OS (Open Space) prezoning districts, to RS-4-P (Single Family Residential, with 4,000 sf minimum lots sizes) and OS-P prezoning and to modify two goals and two policies relevant to the project site, remove an existing General Plan goal and several policies, and change the existing General Plan land use patterns for the project site to match the proposed Faria SW Hills Master Plan Map, (3) introduced and passed to second reading an ordinance approving the Draft Faria/Southwest Hills Master Plan, including a Master Plan Overlay District, a Land Use Map, development regulations, design review guidelines, and a definition of the proposed circulation system, and (4) introduced and passed to second reading an ordinance approving a development agreement. Both ordinances were adopted by City Council on March 15, 2021.