Redwood Cabin Removal Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
Redwood Cabin Removal Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Forest/Timber Production; Timber Land Preserve District
Document Description
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) proposes to demolish the Redwood Cabin and remove associated features onsite, including the stone retaining walls and barbeque and fire pits. Prior to demolition activities, lead-based paint present within the structure would be properly removed and disposed of. While it is expected that excavation of posts and bases associated with the structure would be approximately 2 feet below grade, it is possible that maximum depth of excavation could reach up to 5 feet. During demolition of the structure, it is estimated that approximately 60 tons of material would be removed from the project site. Tree removal will not be required to facilitate demolition activities, although some brush clearing along the access road may be necessary. Following completion of demolition activities, disturbed areas would be recontoured and erosion control applied to the site to ensure adequate site drainage. All demolition and recontoured areas would be compacted to 75 percent relative compaction. Native grass seed mix would be spread in the disturbed areas and weed free or native grass straw would be placed in the disturbed areas, on top of the native grass seed mix, to assist with soil stabilization and erosion control. Any wood chips or mulch generated from unsalvageable building materials may also be used to stabilize disturbed areas but will not be more than 3 inches in depth. Midpen also conducts early detection rapid response surveys for up to 3 years at revegetation sites and treats any invasive plant species on the early detection rapid response list. Other priority integrated pest management target species, including slender false brome may be treated prior to and after demolition. Slender false brome is an invasive weed of high concern at the project site; due to Midpen’s mandatory quarantine of this weed, all slender false brome in the area will be treated prior to any work being completed. Current activity at the project site consists of occasional visits from Midpen staff for inspections. Once removal of the structure and site recontouring/erosion control activities are complete, no additional maintenance or operational activities would be required at the project site except for invasive plant species treatment, if needed. The site would remain closed to the public.

Contact Information

Jared Hart
Agency Name
Midpeninsula Regional Open District
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
less than 1
Parcel #
State Highways
84, 35
La Honda Creek, Harrington Creek

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Other (structure removal; ecological revegetation)
Local Actions
Demolition permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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