Reasons for Exemption
The City has reviewed the Project and analyzed it based upon the provisions of the State CEQA Guidelines. The proposed Project consists of a request to approve a Master Home Plan Design Review for the design of 161 new homes as part of the Laguna Ranch II Project. On June 16, 2004, the City Council certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopted a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for the Laguna Ridge Specific Plan (SCH No. 2000082139). The McGeary Ranch Tentative Subdivision Map project (EG-10-059) for 227 single family residential lots was subsequently approved in 2011 and it was determined that no further environmental review was required pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 (Subsequent EIRs and Negative Declarations). This Project requests architectural approval for house plans for the 161 lots that were approved with the McGeary Ranch Tentative Subdivision Map project and will not generate any new environmental impacts as the Project is consistent with the residential uses assumed as part of the EIR. Staff has determined that the certified EIR and adopted MMRP are sufficient and no further environmental review is required pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15162, which identifies the requirements for which subsequent analysis is required. There are no new or unusual circumstances that would warrant further environmental review. Therefore, this Design Review for a Master Home Plan application will not, with foreseeable certainty, have any significant adverse impact on the environment not identified in the LRSP EIR.