Rancho Santa Margarita General Plan Update

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Document Title
Rancho Santa Margarita General Plan Update
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various existing Land Uses; Various Zones; and Various General Plan Designations
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead The Rancho Santa Margarita General Plan Update (General Plan Update) is a strategic update focused on five elements: Conservation/Open Space, Economic Development, Land Use, Noise, and Safety. The Circulation and Housing Elements were updated in 2013 and 2014 respectively; thus, no changes are pro posed to those two elements. The purpose of the General Plan is to provide the City Council, Planning Commission, Staff, and the entire community with a comprehensive and internally consistent plan to guide the City's decision-making and development processes through the General Plan planning period (2040). The work program includes an update of the General Plan baseline data, goals, and policies.

Contact Information

Wendy Starks
Agency Name
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Rancho Santa Margarita
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR-243, SR-133, 1-5

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 528), Other (Non-residential: 3,085,014 square feet)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)


Environmental Document

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