Carleton Acres Specific Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Visalia
Document Title
Carleton Acres Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Project Applicant is proposing a Specific Plan to develop approximately 507-acres of land into a mixed-use development. The Project will feature a variety of uses including single-family residential, multi-family housing, commercial, educational, and parks/trails facilities. The proposal features several different types of housing for a total of up to 3,368 residential units at buildout. The proposed Project also includes up to 14.7 acres of commercial development in two locations within the Project (for a total of approximately 100,000 square feet of gross leasable commercial area). The first commercial area consists of up to 6.4 acres of Neighborhood Commercial at the intersection of Riggin Avenue and Shirk Road. Anticipated uses at this location may include development such as a gas station, drug store, retail, restaurants (including drive-throughs), and similar uses. The second consists of up to 8.3 acres of Commercial Mixed-Use at the center of the development. Anticipated uses at this location may include development such as retail, services and restaurants. The commercial facilities are located to provide efficient accessibility to residents of the Project and the surrounding areas. Other proposed uses include a site for a potential future elementary school, land for a drainage basin, and approximately 15.2 acres of parks/trails/recreational facilities. Various other infrastructure improvements (water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, roadway improvements, and related improvements) will be required by the Project.

Contact Information
Brandon Smith
Senior Planner
Lead/Public Agency
315 E. Acequia Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone : (559) 713-4636


Cross Streets
Shirk Road and Riggin Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
077-100-088 and 077-100-105
State Highways
Ridgeview Middle, Hurley Elem. and Willow Glen Elem.
Modoc Ditch and various irrigation canals

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 3368, Acres 466) Commercial (Sq. Ft. 100000, Acres 14.7, Employees 50) Educational (Potential site identified for a future school site) Recreational (Approximately 15.2 acres of parks/trails/recreational facilities)
Local Action
Specific Plan Rezone Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources 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
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (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 Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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 Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Toxic Substances Control


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Carleton Acres NOP 5-20-21   PDF 354 K Carleton Acres Summary Form 5-19-21   PDF 700 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Carleton NOC 5-19-21   PDF 189 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021050418,_NAHC Comment   PDF 306 K 2021050418_DTSC Comment   PDF 205 K

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