Vista Lucia Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Gonzales
Document Title
Vista Lucia Project
Document Type
EIR - 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 project would facilitate development of a portion of the City's growth area and has been anticipated since the General Plan was adopted in 2010. The requested entitlements include a general plan amendment (specific plan), pre-zoning, annexation, and the first of several anticipated tentative maps. Up to 3,498 dwelling units at various densities; 96,000 square feet of local serving retail (mixed use), 79 acres of parks, promenades and village greens; two elementary and one middle school on a total of 48 acres; and roads, stormwater detention, agricultural buffers and other open space comprise the planned improvements/uses. Individual future projects that implement the specific plan will be subject to CEQA review that may be streamlined based on CEQA Guidelines sections 15183 and/or 15182.

Contact Information

Ron Sissem
Agency Name
EMC Planning Group, Inc.
Job Title
Senior Principal
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Taven Kinison Brown
Agency Name
City of Gonzales
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Unincorporated
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 HS, Fairview Middle, La Gloria Elementary

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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 3498, Acres 452), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 96000, Acres 8, Employees 175), Educational (Two (2) elementary schools and one (1) middle school), Recreational (Parks, promenades), Other (One (1) million gallon water storage tank)
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, Energy, 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, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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