CarMax Auto Superstore Oceanside; Development Plan (01 9-00021) and Conditional Use Permit (CUP19-00029)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Oceanside
Document Title
CarMax Auto Superstore Oceanside; Development Plan (01 9-00021) and Conditional Use Permit (CUP19-00029)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
The project is a request for approval of a Development Plan (019- 000021) and Conditional Use Permit (CUP19-00029) to allow for the development and operation of a CarMax facility. The proposed development consists of the construction of a CarMax pre-owned automobile dealership, including a sales and administration building, service building, private carwash, associated access drives, landscaped areas; presentation area; staging area (93 spaces), sales display area (285 spaces), and a customer and employee parking lot (148 spaces). An additional sales display area would be provided on the northern parcel with a security gate and control island and would be developed as part of Phase 11 of the project. The proposed site includes two main access points off Thunder Drive. An access point would be located off Plaza Drive for test drives only and would not be accessed by the public. Off-site improvements would be required and would include the extension of the 12" PVC water main along Plaza Drive across the project frontage and the OMV to be looped to Thunder Drive. Full width improvements on Plaza Drive would construct an 80-foot curb to curb width across the project frontage. Landscaping would cover approximately 13.6 percent of the project site. A 100- foot riparian buffer wourd run east to west on the southern portion of the site. This would include a 50-foot biological buffer as well as a mandatory 50-foot planning buffer. (See attached Site Plan).

Contact Information

Richard Greenbauer
Agency Name
City of Oceanside
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Stacey Haggerson, CenterPoint Integrated Solutions
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
Total Acres
10.54 acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Route (SR) 78
Other Information
The 10.54-acre CarMax Oceanside project site is situated on two vacant and undeveloped parcels separated by Plaza Drive within the Lake Neighborhood Planning Area. The northern parcel is bounded to the north by the east-bound lanes of State Route (SR) 78 and to the south by Plaza Drive on Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 168-012-42-00. The southern parcel is located south of Plaza Drive and west of Thunder Drive on APN 168-012-43-00. The site is located in a primarily developed area. The site has a zoning and corresponding land use designation of Community Commercial (CC) by the City of Oceanside Zoning Ordinance and General Plan. Commercial uses exist to the west, including a shopping center and auto repair shops: To the east are medium density residential uses as well as a OMV facility at the corner of Plaza Drive and Thunder Drive. To the north is SR 78 and further north are professional commercial uses. To the south are Buena Vista Creek, high density, and residential estate uses including a senior living facility, and commercial and public/semipublic uses including a City of Oceanside fire station. The site is relatively flat and has been previously graded. The southern portion of the site slopes downward to Buena Vista Creek. (See attached Location Map).

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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 Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)


Environmental Document

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