North McKay Tract General Plan Amendment, Zone Reclassification, Final Map Subdivision and Planned Development Permit
Kramer Properties, Inc. proposes to subdivide 7 parcels of land, approximately 81 acres total in size, into 154 mixed-use lots (Figures 3A-3E). Uses for the lots are intended to include single-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings, and neighborhood commercial. A total of 320 residential units are proposed which, based on market conditions, may include 110 single-family houses and 210 multifamily units. Two commercial parcels are also proposed as part of the project, which will contain approximately 22,000 square feet of commercial space. The project would occur as a nine-phase subdivision; other on-site improvements would include open space, access roads, utilities, landscaping, stormwater infrastructure, etc. Consistent with Humboldt County Zoning Regulations Section 313-220.127.116.11.4, all utilities shall be placed underground. Lots are to be served by community water, wastewater, and street lighting services which are to be extended from Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD. The project includes annexation into HCSD. The project includes a General Plan Amendment and Rezoning. A Planned Development is proposed to allow for lots smaller than the minimum parcel size for this zone. Redwood and Arbutus Streets are proposed to be extended east, with Arbutus Street curving north and eventually intersecting with Redwood Street. Additional side streets will be constructed southeast and northeast of Redwood and Arbutus Streets. All development is proposed to occur on the flat upper terrace portion of the property. Development will have an approximate 100-foot buffer from the 30% break in slope to protect steep slopes from erosion, thereby protecting Ryan Creek and accompanying wetlands. Steep slopes and drainages will remain in protected open space area, in addition to stands of trees to protect adjacent viewsheds and provide habitat. The project is located in the unincorporated area of Humboldt County, California (Township 5 North, Range 1 West, in the Northwest quarter of Section 36) and is within the United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute Eureka topographic quadrangle. Elevations at the site occur between 150 and 200 feet above mean sea level.
The project will be built in nine phases over an anticipated 20 or more years. Market
conditions will determine the actual timing and order of phased development. The following is an example of how the property may be built out.