CR-A (Commercial Recreation-Aquatic) District Zoning Text Amendment (RZ 02-21) Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Oakley
Document Title
CR-A (Commercial Recreation-Aquatic) District Zoning Text Amendment (RZ 02-21) Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Commercial Recreation (CR) and Commercial (CO)
Document Description
The CR-A (Commercial Recreation-Aquatic) District consists of two areas in the City of Oakley: (1) parcels immediately east of State Route (SR) 160 and north of Lauritzen Lane, and (2) parcels adjacent to Big Break Road to the north of Big Break Regional Trail. The former area, to the east of SR 160, overlays Driftwood Marina and Lauritzen Yacht Harbor. The latter area, adjacent to Big Break Road, includes Big Break Marina and Foundation Contractors. Both sites are situated along the shoreline of the San Joaquin River Delta (Delta). Each area is within the vicinity of the 375.7-acre site planned for the Oakley Logistics Center, an approximately 2,249,544-square-foot (sf) light industrial logistics center approved by the City in 2019 that consists of seven industrial parcels and four open space lots. The CR-A District located adjacent to SR 160 is situated to the north of the Oakley Logistics Center’s Parcel A and Lot 3. The CR-A District north of Big Break Regional Trail abuts the logistic center’s northeast property line. The purpose of the CR-A District is to provide designated areas for preservation of natural features and to encourage marine-commercial and visitor-oriented uses in waterfront areas. In addition, Planning Area 6 of the City-adopted East Cypress Corridor Specific Plan (ECCSP) contains two areas with CR land use designations, to which the CR-A District would apply. The two areas with CR land use designations in Planning Area 6 are generally located in the northern portion of the planning area, with one of the CR land use designations abutting the eastern side of Jersey Island Road and Dutch Slough, the latter of which is a portion of the Delta. The other CR land use designation in Planning Area 6 abuts the western side of Bethel Island Road within the northern City limits. The CR-A Zoning Text Amendment Project (proposed project) would amend the City’s Zoning Ordinance to expand the list of permitted and conditional commercial uses allowed in the CR-A District. The proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment would modify subsections (a) Purpose and Intent, (b) Permitted Uses, (c) Uses Requiring a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), and (h) Other Regulations in Section 9.1.512 of the City’s Municipal Code. In general, the proposed amendment serves to clarify the objectives of the CR-A District and add to the district’s permitted uses and uses requiring a CUP in order to modernize the CR-A District in a manner more relevant to the current uses in the vicinity, particularly the Oakley Logistics Center.

Contact Information

Kenneth W. Strelo
Agency Name
City of Oakley, Planning Division (Lead Agency)
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
State Route 160, Lauritzen Lane, Big Break Road
Total Acres
See Attached NOC
Parcel #
See Attached NOC
State Highways
State Route 4, State Route 160
See Attached NOC
San Joaquin River Delta

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (N/A - Policy document without direct physical development.)
Local Actions
Zoning Text Amendment
Project Issues
N/A - Negative Declaration


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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