Cottonwood Sand Mine Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego County
Document Title
Cottonwood Sand Mine Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Recreational (Cottonwood Golf Course)
Document Description
The project seeks approval of a Major Use Permit (MUP) and Reclamation Plan to conduct sand mining activities on 251 acres of an approximately 280-acre property that is known as the Cottonwood Golf Club. Extraction of aggregate (primarily sand) would occur on approximately 214 of the 251 acres. Approximately 4.3 million cubic yards (CY) (6.4 million tons) of material would be extracted and processed, with approximately 3.8 million CY (5.7 million tons) of marketable aggregate produced for sale over a 10-year period. Extraction operations would be limited to a maximum production of 380,000 CY (570,000 tons) of marketable construction grade aggregate per calendar year.

Contact Information

Christopher Jacobs
Agency Name
County of San Diego - Planning and Development Services (Lead Agency)
Job Title
Land Use/Environmental Planner 3
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Vanessa Toscano
Agency Name
Applicant Consultant
Job Title
Environmental Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


San Diego
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Willow Glen Drive, Steel Canyon Road, and Hillsdale Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
22 APNs including 518-012-14 and 518-030-21
Jamacha, Vista Grande, Hillsdale Middle School, Valhalla High
Sweetwater River
Other Location Info
Existing Cottonwood Golf Course

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Sand)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources
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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