Use Permit Application No. PLN2021-0068 - Wood Colony Christian School

Summary

SCH Number
2021090272
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Use Permit Application No. PLN2021-0068 - Wood Colony Christian School
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Received
Present Land Use
Private school facility with 26,000 +/- square-feet of building space for instruction use, two residences, a tool shed and 3,575 +/- square-foot barn.
Document Description
Request to expand the area of an existing private school facility from 5± acres to 7± acres by incorporating a 2± acre area for a track and soccer field in the A-2-40 zoning district. This use permit will amend the boundaries for the school located on Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 005-030-035 and permit the proposed track and field currently located on the eastern portion of APN 005-030-020, to the north of the school facility. If approved, a Lot Line Adjustment (LLA) application will be processed following the expansion request, to maintain the use on one parcel. No construction or site development is proposed under this request. The proposed track is currently 24-feet wide, composed of hard packed dirt and encircles a 1.3± acre field, which will be used as a soccer field. The existing field currently receives irrigation water from Modesto Irrigation District. The applicant has requested an alternative from the County’s Agricultural Buffer requirements on the east and north portion of the project site consisting of a proposed 6-foot tall slatted chain link fence and the existing walnut trees, which are located on the north and rear (east) portions of the field. The existing school was permitted under Use Permit 79-85 – Brethren Heritage School for temporary instruction of 150 students; subsequently, the permit was amended under a time extension in 1982, to allow for 250 students and a permanent school facility. The project site is currently developed with approximately 26,000± square-feet of building space for instructional use, as well as two residences, a tool shed and a 3,575± square-foot barn. The school operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No changes to the hours of operation are proposed as part of this request. The track and field will only be used in conjunction with the school during normal hours of operation; no public use is proposed. The school currently enrolls 60-85 students from Kindergarten to eighth grade and a total of 27 employees. No increase in the number of students or employees is anticipated under this request. The site is served by private well and septic system and has access to County-maintained Finney Road.

Contact Information

Name
Emily Basnight, Assistant Planner
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Community of Wood Colony, Modesto
Counties
Stanislaus
Regions
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
North Avenue and Beckwith Road
Zip
95358
Total Acres
7+/-
Parcel #
005-030-020 and 005-030-035
Schools
Hart-Ransom Union and Modesto Union
Waterways
MID Lateral No. 7 and Hetch Hetchy R/W
Township
3
Range
8
Section
15
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Educational (Private school facility)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
N/A
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (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, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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