La Madrona Mixed-Use Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Scotts Valley
Document Title
La Madrona Mixed-Use Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
As currently proposed, the project includes the development of up to a 180 room four-story hotel, a 6,600 square foot (sf) restaurant (including indoor and outdoor seating), and 184 residential units (110 senior / 74 family) in two, four-story buildings. The project would include 420 parking spaces, consistent with City zoning requirements. The hotel would be a u-shaped building surrounding an outdoor courtyard and swimming pool. Amenities include meeting rooms, and a spa/fitness facility. The 110-unit senior residential building is a rectangular-shaped four-story building enclosing a courtyard with amenities that may include: a patio, fire pit, hot tub and cooling pool, outdoor kitchen. The existing heritage-designated Oak and Sequoia trees would be retained and integrated into the courtyard landscaping. Other senior housing amenities would include a spa and exercise facilities, a community room, a computer room, a library and lounge. The 74-unit family residential would consist of two linear buildings connected by a ground-floor lobby and common space walkway on the upper floors. The buildings would be stepped-down to match the existing sloping topography. Amenities may include an outdoor pool and patio, spa and exercise spaces, a computer room, library room, community room with a kitchen, spa, and exercise facilities. The 18-acre site has a General Plan designation of Open Space (OS) and Commercial Service (C-S). The General Plan designation for the 6.9-acre OS parcel will remain unchanged. Of the 10.8-acres currently designated C-S, 6.6 acres will require a General Plan Amendment and Zone change from Commercial-Service (C-S) to Residential Very High Density (R-VH).

Contact Information
Paula Bradley MCP AICP
Michael Baker International
Lead/Public Agency
P O Box 1146
Capitola, CA 95010-3514

Phone : (831) 345-5482

Le Garden House LLC
Project Applicant


Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
State Hwy 17 & Mt Hermon Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 184, Acres 6.6) Commercial (Hotel & restaurant)(Sq. Ft. 6,600, Acres 4.2)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Planned Unit Development Rezone Use Permit Land Division (Subdivision, etc.) Design Review
Project Issues
Aesthetics 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 Septic System Sewer Capacity Social Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Other
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 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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
NOP - La Madrona Mixed-Use 2020-09-18   PDF 3300 K
NOP La Madrona MU Project OPR   PDF 801 K
State Comments
2020090425_CDFW Comment   PDF 384 K 2020090425_NAHC Comment   PDF 300 K

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