Pacific Wildlife Care Minor Use Permit

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Pacific Wildlife Care Minor Use Permit
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land Use Designation: Agricultural Use: Agriculture
Document Description
A request by Pacific Wildlife Care for a Minor Use Permit to allow for the construction of a new wildlife care facility consisting of an approximately 7,390-square-foot 2-story building, 1,304 square feet of exterior covered storage, and 34,183 square feet of exterior animal enclosures (kennels) on a 10.34-acre (gross) parcel (9.3-acre net; Figure 1 and Figure 2). The project would be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 includes construction of the first floor of the animal care building (4,640 square feet), the exterior covered storage, and 9,898 square feet of exterior animal enclosures. Phase 2 would complete the second story of the animal care building (2,750 square feet), an additional 24,285 square feet of exterior animal enclosures, and a creance field, which is a flight area for rehabilitating raptors (Figure 3). There is no current timeline for implementing Phase 2. The maximum height of the animal care building would be 27.5 feet. Approximately 360,254 square feet (8.3 acres) of the site would be landscaped or remain as open space. The new facility would be constructed on the northwest corner of the Buckley Road and Esperanza Lane intersection with access via a direct access driveway on Buckley Road. The project would result in 7.2 acres of site disturbance including 6,800 cubic yards of cut and 6,500 cubic yards of fill. The proposed project is within the Agricultural land use category in unincorporated San Luis Obispo County and is located at the northwest corner of Buckley Road and Esperanza Lane, on the southern edge of the City of San Luis Obispo and approximately 0.5 miles west of the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. The site is in the San Luis Obispo Sub Area North of the San Luis Obispo Planning Area of unincorporated San Luis Obispo County.

Contact Information

Brandi Cummings
Agency Name
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Job Title
Lead Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Schani Siong
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo
Job Title
Supervising Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Christine Johnson
Agency Name
Pacific Wildlife Care
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Buckley Road at Esperanza Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 227, SR 1, US 101
Union Pacific Railroad
San Luis Obispo County Regional
Los Verdes Montessori School, Pacific Beach High School,
San Luis Obispo Creek, unnamed drainage

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, Central Region 4 (CDFW), 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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Other (Wildlife Care Facility)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Transportation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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