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
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Lead/Public Agency
22112 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Phone : (949) 635-1807

City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Project Applicant


33.68°38'24.6"N 117°36'10.2"W
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 Type
Residential (Units 528) Other (Non-residential: 3,085,014 square feet)
Local Action
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)


Environmental Document
Appdx A_NOP   PDF 2793 K Appdx B_NOP Comments   PDF 4601 K Appdx C_Traffic Study   PDF 4183 K Appdx D_Air Quality Data   PDF 1164 K Appdx E_Noise Data   PDF 789 K Appdx F_Cultural-Paleo   PDF 154 K Appdx F_Slip Sheet   PDF 38 K Appdx G_WSA   PDF 53535 K Cover_TOC   PDF 4399 K EIR Cover   PDF 4137 K Notice of Availability   PDF 1001 K Sec 00_00_Inside Cover   PDF 192 K Sec 00_00_Table of Contents   PDF 169 K Sec 01_00_Executive Summary   PDF 567 K Sec 02_00_Introduction   PDF 464 K Sec 03_00_Project Description   PDF 1931 K Sec 04_00_Basis of Cumulative Analysis   PDF 282 K Sec 05_00_Environmental Analysis   PDF 221 K Sec 05_01_Land Use and Planning   PDF 2540 K Sec 05_02_Population Housing   PDF 460 K Sec 05_03_Aesthetics   PDF 1060 K Sec 05_04_Traffic Circulation   PDF 1590 K Sec 05_05_Air Quality   PDF 625 K Sec 05_06_Noise   PDF 1651 K Sec 05_07_Greenhouse Gas   PDF 625 K Sec 05_08_Geology and Soils   PDF 615 K Sec 05_09_Hydrology   PDF 629 K Sec 05_10_Hazards   PDF 1331 K Sec 05_11_Tribal and Cultural Resources   PDF 920 K Sec 05_12_Biological Resources   PDF 4121 K Sec 05_13_Fire Protection   PDF 384 K Sec 05_14_Police Protection   PDF 394 K Sec 05_15_School Facilities   PDF 415 K Sec 05_16_Parks and Recreation   PDF 825 K Sec 05_17_Water Supply   PDF 711 K Sec 05_18_Wastewater   PDF 426 K Sec 05_19_Solid Waste   PDF 393 K Sec 06_00_Other CEQA Considerations   PDF 449 K Sec 07_00_Significant Effects   PDF 260 K Sec 08_00_Alternatives   PDF 1637 K Sec 09_00_EFNTBS   PDF 289 K Sec 10_00_Persons Consulted   PDF 193 K SUMM FORm   PDF 65 K
noc   PDF 828 K
State Comments
2018041075 Caltrans   PDF 282 K 2018041075 Conservation   PDF 1610 K

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