Hitch Ranch Specific Plan - Draft Environmental Impact Report

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Moorpark
Document Title
Hitch Ranch Specific Plan - Draft Environmental Impact Report
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The specific plan site is predominately undeveloped. The site contains limited improvements to accommodate existing land uses and includes dirt and semi-paved roads, along with remnants of grazing use, including corrals, fences, and watering facilities for grazing animals. The property has a General Plan Land Use Designation of Specific Plan No. 1 and a zoning designation of A-E and RPD-20U-N-D
Document Description
The proposed Hitch Ranch Specific Plan includes the subdivision of approximately 277 acres of property generally located north of Poindexter Avenue, west of Casey Road, and extending approximately 1,700 feet to the west of Gabbert Road in the City of Moorpark. The proposed Hitch Ranch Specific Plan would provide for the master-planned development of 755 residential homes of various densities and building types, a public park, associated roadways and infrastructure, as well as expansive open space, detention areas, and manufactured slopes. A full project description is provided in the Draft EIR. The applications filed include General Plan Amendment No. 2020-01, Rezoning No. 2019-01, Specific Plan No. 2019-01, Development Agreement No. 2019-01, Tentative Tract Map for Tract No. 5708 (TTM No. 2019-01), and Residential Planned Development Permits.

Contact Information

Douglas Spondello
Agency Name
City of Moorpark (Lead Agency)
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Harriet Rapista
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Project Manager
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Lynn Kaufman
Agency Name
Impact Sciences
Job Title
Associate Principal
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Citywide, Countywide, Statewide
Cross Streets
Generally west of Walnut Canyon Road, north of Poindexter Avenue, east of Gabbert Road and south
Total Acres
Parcel #
511002011; 511002013; 511002016; 511002017; 511002018; 511002019; 511002022
State Highways
CA23 and Route 118
Walnut Canyon Elementary, Chaparral Middle, Phoenix School, Flor

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 755, Acres 277.3), Recreational (6.77 acres), Other (Open Space)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Planned Unit Development, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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