Elmwood Estates

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Elmwood Estates
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Single-family dwelling and attached two-car garage, and open field / Rural Residential (R-A) / Low Density Residential (LDR)
Document Description
This is a request to rezone a 4.82± acre parcel from Rural Residential (R-A) to Planned Development (P-D) to increase the maximum building site coverage from 40 to 50 percent, and to subdivide the parcel into 17 single-family residential lots ranging in size from 8,000 to 10,594 square feet. Romie Way will be extended through the site which will connect to a cul-de-sac (proposed to serve lots 1-5, 9-16, and Lot A) that will include a stub-out to serve future development east of the project site. The remaining lots (lots 6-8 and proposed Lot B) will have access and road frontage onto Story Road. If approved, each residential lot could be developed with one single-family dwelling, an accessory dwelling unit, and a junior accessory dwelling unit. The setback requirements will be consistent with those of the County’s R-A zoning district. A “can serve” letter for water and sewer services to serve the residential development has been issued from the Denair Community Services District for the project. Stormwater is proposed to be managed for the development through a 13,098 square-foot expansion (Lot A) of an existing stormwater basin located on APN 024-055-043, which currently serves an existing residential development to the south. A 6-foot-tall chain-link fence is proposed to be installed along the easterly boundary of the proposed and existing basins (Lot A and 024-055-043), and a 7-foot-tall masonry block wall is proposed along the southern border of the existing basin, located south of the proposed storm drainage basin addition on APN 024-055-043. The project site is currently improved with one single-family dwelling and an attached two-car garage; the single-family dwelling and garage will remain on proposed Lot B of the proposed subdivision map. The applicant proposes to install landscaping for the stormwater basin, trees along the frontage of each lot, and has proposed to install curb, gutter, sidewalk and street lighting for the entire subdivision. The applicant will annex the development into Community Service Area (CSA) #21 – Riopel and the Denair Highway Lighting District to ensure funds are provided for the maintenance of the improvements. The project is surrounded by single-family lots to the north and south and the Denair Community Services District facility to the west. An agriculturally zoned ranchette parcel is to the east of the project site. The applicant has proposed a no buffer alternative to the agriculture buffer requirement. A barricade per Public Works’ Standards and Specifications is proposed along the street stub to the east to prevent trespass onto the adjacent agriculturally zoned parcel.

Contact Information

Emily Basnight
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Between E Zeering Rd and Walton St
Total Acres
Parcel #
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Denair Unified
Turlock Irrigation District

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 10, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, 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
Residential (Units 34, Acres 4.82)
Local Actions
Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
None have been identified as of yet.
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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