Vineyards at Deer Creek Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Brentwood, City of (City of Brentwood)
Document Title
Vineyards at Deer Creek Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
GBN Partners LLC
Present Land Use
The project site is currently used for agricultural purposes, including dry farming and limited seasonal cattle grazing. The site is located in unincorporated Contra Costa County and is zoned Agricultural Preserve District (A-4). The project site is located in an area designated in the City of Brentwood General Plan as Special Planning Area (SP A) 2.

Document Description
The Vineyards at Deer Creek (the Project) is a proposed residential community of up to 2,400 residential units within Special Planning Area (SPA) 2 of the Brentwood General Plan, at least 80% (1,920 units+/-) of which will be age-restricted active adult and a maximum of 20% (480 units+/-) will be un-restricted market-rate housing. The Project site is currently located outside of the City of Brentwood's city limit lines, Sphere of Influence (SOI), and Urban Limit Line (ULL). Thus, the entitlements include requests for annexation, prezoning, SOI Amendment, and ULL Amendment (by voter initiative pursuant to Measures J and L). The average gross density across the Project site would be three dwelling units per acre, which is beyond the scope of the General Plan land use designation for SP A 2, thus requiring an amendment to the General Plan. Each of the six residential neighborhoods may have a neighborhood recreation center. A centrally located community recreation center will serve as the focal point to the community and include a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation amenities. Located adjacent to Balfour Road and Deer Valley Road, an approximately 20-acre commercial/civic area is envisioned for civic events and functions. Integrated throughout the Specific Plan area will be approximately 225 acres of permanently established agricultural and open space land use areas. The areas will include extensive areas of vineyards, olive groves, and open space, reinforcing the characteristics of a Mediterranean environment. To improve traffic circulation and safety, off-site roadway improvements include, but are not limited to, widening Balfour Road from two to four lanes and extending American Avenue west and north to Balfour Road.

Contact Information
Erik Nolthenius
City of Brentwood Community Development Department
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513

Phone : (925) 516-5137


37°55'34.3"N 121°46'36.1"W
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Balfour Road and Deer Valley Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
019-120-002, 019-120-007, & 019-120-008
State Highways
SR 4
Adams Middle School, Heritage High School, Dozier-Libbey Medical
Contra Costa Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (2,400 Units, 555 Acres) Commercial (20 Acres) Recreational (20 acres Community Recreation Center) Other (225 acres Open Space)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Prezone Annexation Sphere of Influence amendment. Urban Limit Line Amendment, Development Agreement, and Revision of Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Antioch
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Public Utilities Commission Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Department of Toxic Substances Control California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Conservation California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California Highway Patrol


Environmental Document
008 nop   PDF 2430 K 2019049008_EIR scoping meeting memo   PDF 191 K
008 noc   PDF 431 K nop letter   PDF 148 K nop letter (fixed)   PDF 148 K
State Comments
008 nahc   PDF 1107 K 008 toxic   PDF 329 K 2019049008 chp   PDF 715 K 2019049008 cons   PDF 1437 K 2019049008 rwqcb   PDF 1073 K

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