Helistop- Carpinteria Valley Farms


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Helistop- Carpinteria Valley Farms
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The site is presently developed with a single-family dwelling, attached garage, detached garage, guest house, pool house, barn and office building, two agricultural employee dwellings, driveways, motor courts, site and retaining walls, swimming pool, spa, waterfall, putting green, and fountains. The existing structures total 36,811 square feet of development, with an additional 52,348 square feet of paved driveways and motor courts. Structures on the parcel are situated around a large, flat field used for recreational polo matches and training and agricultural sod farm use (94-CDP-193). The property is a 19.78-acre parcel zone AG-1-20 and shown as Assessor's Parcel Number 005-210-056, located at 2800 Via Real in the Summerland/Carpinteria area, First Supervisorial District.
Document Description
Conditional Use Permit to allow for a helistop with two landing zones to be used for (1) personal use by the property owner and (2) emergency services. Both landing zones will be located on the eastern portion of the property. The first landing zone will be located on an existing 10-acre grass field and the second landing zone will be located on a concrete drive adjacent to an equipment storage building that is currently under construction under separate permits. Personal use of the helistop will be limited to a maximum of two times per week between the hours of 7am and 9pm. Emergency responders that will use the helistop include International Emergency Services, LLC and the Santa Barbara County Sherriff's Department. Helicopters will take the ocean route as opposed to the mountain route in order to avoid any potential disturbance to residences along the mountain route. There will be no refueling or maintenance of the helicopters at the proposed helistop. Restrooms within existing structures on the property will be available for emergency responder aircrews. This project does not propose any construction. The property will continue to be served by the Montecito Water District, Summerland Sanitary District, and Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District. Access will continue to be provided off of Lambert Road, Via Real, and Montecito Ranch Lane. The property is a 19.78-acre parcel zone AG-I-20 and shown as Assessor's Parcel Number 005-210-056, located at 2800 Via Real in the Summerland/Carpinteria area, First Supervisorial District.

Contact Information

Nereyda (Rey) Harmon
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County Planning & Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
2800 Via Real (Cross Streets are Lambert Rd and Via Real Lane)
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Summerland Elementary School
Toro Canyon Creek, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation (Helistop - two landing zones)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Coastal Permit
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Resources Agency


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