The Project includes the development of 85.73 acres of undeveloped land into a residential development. The Project includes the construction of 159 single-family homes on 32.29 acres, a community recreation center on 0.94 acres, private interior streets on 14.46 acres, debris basins on 1.02 acres, utility infrastructures, and other associated improvements. The Project also includes a 15.15-acre fuel modification zone, including a wet zone, dry zone and special maintenance area, around the residential development. Additional elements of the Project include 10.79-acres of graded and landscaped slopes, 1.89-acre oil tank relocation site, 8.08-acres of open space, 0.26-acre easement access, and 0.85-acre of off-site improvements adjacent to the Project boundary that will be impacted to accommodate road improvements and cleanup from past oil production-related contamination (see Figure 2: Project Development Plan). Of the 130.66-acre site, 44.93 acres will not be developed or impacted by Covered Activities and have been proposed to be on-site mitigation, subject to review and approval by CDFW.
The Project will result in permanent impacts to 26.82 acres of coastal sage scrub habitat and 58.91 acres of disturbed habitat dominated by invasive species including black mustard (Brassica nigra) for Crotch’s bumble bee (Bombus crotchii). The project is expected to result in incidental take of Crotch’s bumble bee, which is/are
designated as a candidate species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.