The project is an 81,000+ square foot mini-storage facility on a 4.2 acre site which includes indoor storage units, an office, a workshop and a caretaker's residence in a total of 9 buildings. Paved drive aisles and four parking spaces are included. The project site is designated with 1.8 acres of wetland habitat however; recent drought conditions and annual animal grazing have denuded the habitat vegetation. The property contains an identified blue-line creek with a clearly defined flow path. Water enters the site from an existing culvert under El Camino Real and exits through existing culverts under Viejo Camino. The applicant proposes to realign the creek to accommodate the site development and adjust the flood plain designation of the site. The realigned creek would run parallel to El Camino Real into a 0.77 acre wetland restoration area and then flow in a straight path to the Viejo Camino culverts. The realigned creek channel will be constructed with a retaining wall on one side and naturalized slope on the other. The project requires California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Federal Emergency Management Agency permits.
The project will require approximately 8,000 cubic yards of cut and 12,000 cubic yards of fill material in order to create a level development area. One of the existing properties hosts a single family residence.
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