General Plan Amendment/ Zone Change 21-0280 and Specific Plan Amendment 21-0396

Summary

SCH Number
2021100522
Lead Agency
City of Bakersfield
Document Title
General Plan Amendment/ Zone Change 21-0280 and Specific Plan Amendment 21-0396
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
SR (Suburban Residential) and GC (General Commercial)
Document Description
Cornerstone Engineering (“applicant”), representing Lone Palm Farms (“property owner”), is proposing a General Plan Amendment (“GPA”) and Zone Change (“ZC”) on approximately 40.18 acres located on the west side of Renfro Road at Brimhall Road in western Bakersfield. The GPA/ZC request includes: 1) an amendment to the Land Use Element of the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan land use designation from Suburban Residential (“SR”) to Low Density Residential (“LR”) on 14.05 acres, from SR to Low Medium Density Residential (“LMR”) on 13.92 acres, and from SR and General Commercial (“GC”) to High Medium Density (“HMR”) on 12.21 acres; and 2) a change in zone classification from Estate (“E”) to Small Lot One Family Dwelling/ Planned Unit Development Combining (“R-1 4.5/PUD”) on 14.05 acres and from E and Neighborhood Commercial/ Planned Commercial Development Combining (“C-1/PCD”) to Limited Multiple Family Dwelling/ Planned Unit Development Combining (“R-2/PUD”) on 26.13 acres. The applicant is also proposing a Specific Plan Amendment (“SPA”) to remove a portion of the Western Rosedale Trails Specific Plan (WRTSP) that runs adjacent to the western boundary of the project site north of Brimhall Road. The proposed GPA/ZC would facilitate the development of a mixed density residential private community consisting of 76 single family residential units, 112 duplex units, 176 low-rise apartment units with community amenities, two parks, and two dog parks on approximately 40.18 acres. The applicant is also proposing to develop an additional 14 single family homes on approximately 11.29 acres located adjacent to the northern boundary of the proposed GPA/ZC area. Due to the nature of the proposed development, and should the GPA/ZC and SPA be approved by the City, the applicant would also need to receive subsequent approval of a Tentative Tract Map (TTM) and Planned Unit Development (PUD) Plan to implement the proposed development. For purposes of this environmental review, the proposed project as a whole (378 residential units plus associated amenities on approximately 51.47 acres) and all associated entitlements were analyzed.

Contact Information

Name
Erica S. Hong
Agency Name
Lead Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
West side of Renfro Road at Brimhall Road
Total Acres
51.47

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Mixed Density Residential)(Units 378, Acres 51.47)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Planned Unit Development, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Specific Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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
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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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 Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

Attachments

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

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