Otay Trails & Mitigation Bank Expansion Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Chula Vista
Document Title
Otay Trails & Mitigation Bank Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project site is designated as Open Space Preserve and Undeveloped by the City of Chula Vista General Plan. The project site is zoned Residential by the City of Chula Vista’s Zoning Code.
Document Description
The proposed project involves the expansion of the 2016 Restoration Project mitigation bank (Original Mitigation Bank) and the creation, modification, and expansion of trails within the entire proposed project limits. The project site encompasses approximately 135 acres within five parcels located in the City of Chula Vista in southwestern San Diego County, California. The mitigation bank expansion is located on land owned by HomeFed and the City of Chula Vista and includes enhancement, rehabilitation, and re-establishment of hydrological processes, vegetation communities, and wildlife habitats associated with the Lower Otay River watershed that will be self-sustaining and can adjust to dynamic natural processes. The proposed project would also re-establish primary and secondary flow channels, low and high floodplains, and native transitional habitat as well as remove nonnative invasive species and restore native vegetation. This will serve to improve hydrologic conditions, significantly reduce the upstream invasive species seed sources, preserve connectivity between adjacent areas of preserved land and natural habitats, and preserve wildlife movement corridors, and would result in a net gain in functions and services following restoration activities.

Contact Information

Andrew Belcourt
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Dai Hoang
Agency Name
City of Chula Vista
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Chula Vista
San Diego
Southern California
Total Acres
Parcel #
6440900400, 64408009, 64409003, 6408021, and 64601005
State Highways
SR-125, SR-905
Brown Field Municipal Airport
Tetra Tech High School; East Hills Academy; Olympian High School
Otay River; Otay Reservoir; Salt Creek

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (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 Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (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 Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Implementation of Development Plan; Restoration)
Local Actions
Incidental Take Approval; BEI; Finance Plan approval; Grading Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Energy, Tribal & Cultural Resources,
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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

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