Richards Ranch Annexation Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Maria
Document Title
Richards Ranch Annexation Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The property is vacant/undeveloped. The current land use designation is Mixed Commercial/Residential, which provides for general commercial, office and professional, and residential uses. All four parcels have a zoning designation of Retail Commercial (C-2).
Document Description
The project includes the pre-zoning and annexation of four parcels located in the unincorporated Santa Barbara County into the Santa Maria City limits. The project consists of four parcels located in Santa Barbara County to the northeast and southeast of the intersection of State Route (SR-) 135 and Union Valley Parkway. These parcels, Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APN) 107-250-19, 107-250-20, 107-250-21, and 107-250-22, are within the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence (SOI) and adjacent to the southeastern limits of the city of Santa Maria and total approximately 44 acres.

Contact Information

Dana Eady
Agency Name
City of Santa Maria
Job Title
Planning Division Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
State Route 135 / Union Valley Parkway
Total Acres
Parcel #
107-250-019, -020, -021, -022
State Highways
135, 101
Santa Maria Public Airport
Righetti High School
Orcutt Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Other (Annexation )
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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