Moore Ranch New Single-Family Dwelling, Guesthouse and Barns


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Moore Ranch New Single-Family Dwelling, Guesthouse and Barns
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
AG-II-100 (Agricultural, minimum parcel size of 100 acres), AG-II
Document Description
The project is a request to allow construction of a new approximately 2,000 square foot single family dwelling with 823 square feet of covered porch area, an 800 square foot guesthouse with a 100 square foot covered porch, and two storage barns of 2,200 square feet and 864 square feet. One new aboveground 5,000-gallon water storage tank is proposed for fire protection. Grading will include approximately 100 cubic yards of cut and 240 cubic yards of fill. Water and sanitary services will be provided by an existing private well, and a new private septic system, respectively. An existing unpermitted culvert, which is located west of the proposed dwelling and runs under the existing well access road, will be permitted and expanded as a part of the project. The expansion includes replacement of the single 18-inch culvert with two 18-inch culverts. Access will be provided from an existing private 12-foot wide all-weather gravel driveway off Refugio Road that will be improved as part of the project. Proposed driveway improvements include a new all-weather gravel turnout area and an approximately 50-foot paved section. Surface materials for all other portions of the existing driveway will remain as all-weather gravel. Fire protection will be provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The project will include vegetation clearance and pruning for fuel modification purposes, in accordance with Santa Barbara County Fire Department requirements. Two oak trees are proposed for removal. The project will include approximately 4,715 square feet of new landscaping. The project site is located on a 92.2-acre parcel, zoned AG-II-100, and shown as Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 081-040-044, located at 2389 Refugio Road in the Gaviota Coast Plan Area, Third Supervisorial District.

Contact Information

Tina Mitchell
Agency Name
County of Santa Barbara - Planning and Devleopment
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Countywide, Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Refugio Road and Forest Rout 5N12
Parcel #
Tributaries of Canada Del Refugio 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 Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6
Development Types
Residential (Units 1, Acres 92.2)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Solid Waste, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
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

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