Torrey Crest


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Encinitas
Document Title
Torrey Crest
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential/General Plan & Zoning: Residential 3 (R-3)
Document Description
Torrey Pacific Corporation (Applicant) proposes the subdivision of an approximately 6.646- acre site to accommodate development of a single-family residential project located north of Melba Road, south of Oak Crest Middle School, east of Balour Drive, and west of Crest Drive in the City of Encinitas. The Project would consist of 30 detached single-family residences, of which 27 would be market-rate units and three (3) would be affordable units dedicated to “very low-income” qualifying residents. The Project would demolish of all onsite structures and include construction of a new private access from Melba Drive, associated utilities, drainage and storm water treatment improvements, and landscaping. The Project site is comprised of seven parcels; County of San Diego Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 259 180 09, 259 180 10, 259 180 16, 259-180-33, 259 181 02; 259 181 03, and 259 181 04, totaling approximately 6.646- acres. The project site is located within the Residential 3 General Plan Land Use Designation and the Residential-3 (R-3) Zone. These land use and zoning designations are intended to support residential uses. The Project site is located within the Coastal Overlay Zone. City approval of a Density Bonus Tentative Map, Design Review Permit, and Coastal Development Permit (MULTI-4309-2021, SUB-4310-2021, DR-4311-2021, CDPNF-4312-2021, and CPP-4313-2021) will be required to allow for project development.

Contact Information

J. Dichoso
Agency Name
City of Encinitas
Job Title
Associate Planner IV
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
Melba Road and Crest Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
259 180 09, 259 180 10, 259 180 16, 259 181 02; 259 181 03, 259 181 04, and 259 181 33
State Highways
Interstate 5
Oakcrest Middle School, San Dieguito Academy High School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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 Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 30, Acres 6.6)
Local Actions
Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Coastal Permit, Design Review Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation


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

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