Vista Lucia Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Gonzales
Document Title
Vista Lucia Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Farmland/40 acre minimum (F/40) (Monterey County Zoning)/ Farmland 40-160 acre minimum (Monterey County General Plan)
Document Description
The proposed annexation and pre-zoning actions are intended to facilitate future development of the 758-acre project site consistent with direction provided in the proposed specific plan. The specific plan mirrors General Plan land use direction for the site. The specific plan provides guidance for developing a residential-oriented master-planned community that includes neighborhood commercial uses, schools, parks, pedestrian and bicycle trails and promenades that link all developed uses, and open space for agricultural buffers. Tentative maps for two of several planned development phases have also been submitted. Off-site improvements include widening two local roadways and constructing a segment of a new roadway, all to arterial standards. Improvements to the U.S. Highway 101/Alta Street interchange are also needed to create capacity to accommodate new vehicle trips from the site and from other future development within the City's sphere of influence, of which the project site is a part.

Contact Information

Matthew Sundt
Agency Name
City of Gonzales
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Ron Sissem
Agency Name
EMC Planning Group, Inc.
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Fanoe Road, Associated Lane, Iverson Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
223-032-024, 223-032-026, 223-032-027
State Highways
Union Pacific
Gonzales High School, Fairview Middle School

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 Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), 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 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 3498, Acres 466), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 96000, Acres 8, Employees 175), Educational (Two (2) elementary schools and one (1) middle school), Recreational (Five (5) neighborhood parks, one (1) community park, promenades)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Prezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wildfire


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

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