Orcutt Community Plan Amendment

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Orcutt Community Plan Amendment
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture and roadways/Agriculture II (AG II-100) and Commercial Highway(CH)
Document Description
The proposed project involves an amendment to the Orcutt Community Plan (i.e., a general plan amendment [GPA] to the County of Santa Barbara Comprehensive Plan) to include a new local road connection between the Union Valley Parkway/U.S. Highway 101 interchange and the adjoining frontage road (commonly referred to as Rodeo Drive) on the east side of U.S. Highway 101, in the community of Orcutt, immediately south of the city of Santa Maria. The proposed GPA would amend the Transportation subsection of the Orcutt Community Plan to show a second point of access to the existing development east of U.S. Highway 101 via a new local road connection from the Union Valley Parkway/U.S. Highway 101 interchange and to classify Rodeo Drive as a Secondary 1 (Class S-1) roadway in the Transportation subsection of the Orcutt Community Plan. The proposed local road connection would improve access, relieve congestion, and reduce emergency response times during events at the Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center, and therefore, would help reduce overall vehicle miles traveled, and improve safety and emergency vehicle access along Santa Maria Way. The proposed project is in its initial phase, as approval of the GPA would not result in any physical development or construction activities. The actual building of the proposed future roadway will require additional review and approval through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project Development Process.

Contact Information

Mark Friedlander
Agency Name
County of Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
County of Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Union Valley Parkway/U.S. Highway 101 intrechange
Total Acres
Parcel #
107-240-044; 107-240-043; 107-240-027
State Highways
U.S. Highway 101

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 Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Local Road
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wildfire


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