Carpinteria Rincon Trail Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Carpinteria
Document Title
Carpinteria Rincon Trail Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The portion of the project site within the City of Carpinteria has a General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan land use designation of Visitor-Serving Commercial and has been zoned for Resort Zone District use. The portion of the project within the County of Santa Barbara has a land use designation of Other Recreation/Open Space and is zoned Transportation Corridor and Recreation.
Document Description
The proposed project consists of a shared-use trail that would be 16-feet wide (10-foot wide path with 3-foot wide paved shoulder along both sides) and approximately 2,800-feet long, and would include a clear-span bridge over the UPRR alignment. The bridge would be approximately 160-feet-long, with a width of between 14-feet and 16 feet (clear width, measured inside the bridge rails) . Earthwork for the trail construction would involve 107,386 cubic yards of cut, 14,860 cubic yards of which would be used for fill onsite and 92,526 cubic yards which would be exported off-site. A storm drainage collection system is proposed, with new drain outlets to the ocean. The new, shared-use trail would extend from the eastern terminus of Carpinteria Avenue to Rincon Beach Park in Santa Barbara County; as such, it would provide a strategic addition to Carpinteria's Coastal Vista Trail. The initial approximately 850 feet of the trail alignment (starting from the eastern Carpinteria Avenue terminus and heading east) is within the City of Carpinteria jurisdiction. The remaining approximately 1,950 feet of the trail alignment, including the bridge crossing over the railroad corridor, is located within the County of Santa Barbara. The project includes a conditional use permit (CUP) and coastal development permit (CDP) for the portion of the trail within the City of Carpinteria and a development plan permit (DVP), CUP and CDP for the portion of the trail within the County of Santa Barbara.

Contact Information

Nick Bobroff, Principal Planner
Agency Name
City of Carpinteria
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Carpinteria Avenue/State Route 150
Total Acres
Parcel #
001-220-092, 001-220-100, 001-220-101
State Highways
SR 150, US 101, SR 192
Carpinteria Middle School
Pacific Ocean, Rincon Creek, Carpinteria Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Recreational (Multi-use Public Trail)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Soil Erosion


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

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