Freedom Campus Master Plan
Santa Cruz County
Freedom Campus Master Plan
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project site is currently occupied by six single-story office and medical buildings, owned by the County of Santa Cruz. The site also includes surface parking and landscaping, as well as vacant area. The site is zoned Public Facilities. The General Plan designation for the site is Public/Quasi-Public.
The project site is located at 1430 Freedom Boulevard in the City of Watsonville, California. The nearest roadway intersection to the project site is the intersection of Freedom Boulevard and Crestview Drive. The project site consists of Assessor’s Parcel Number 019-017-07 and is approximately 9.5 acres in size. The proposed project consists of adoption of the proposed Freedom Campus Master Plan and redevelopment of the project site using design concepts outlined in the Master Plan. The Master Plan would involve a multi-stage redevelopment of the project site, including demolition of all six existing on-site buildings, construction of up to one or more new health services and other County buildings that would consolidate existing County health services and other County uses, and designate an approximately four-acre portion of the site for residential development consisting of one or more residential buildings with a combined total of up to 160 housing units. The building or buildings would be two stories in height, with an average floor-to-floor height of 15 feet and a total building height of approximately 35 feet. Regardless of the number of buildings, the building(s) would comprise a total of 70,000 to 85,000 square feet. Up to 5,000 square feet of the building(s) would be dedicated to community-serving uses, which may include but would not be limited to a community teaching kitchen and a multi-purpose community room. The project would also involve providing on-site parking for the health service building or buildings. Parking would be either surface parking or a new parking garage, or a combination of both.
County of Santa Cruz
Freedom Boulevard and Crestview Drive
152; 129; 1
Watsonville Muni Airport
Yes: Corralitos Creek, Struve Slough; Watsonville Slough, Pajaro River
Other Location Info
The project site is located at 1430 Freedom Boulevard in the City of Watsonville, California. The nearest roadway intersection to the project site is the intersection of Freedom Boulevard and Crestview Drive.
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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), 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 Drinking Water, District 5, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Residential (Units 160, Acres 4), Office (Office use may include up to 5,000 square feet dedicated to comm)(Sq. Ft. 85000, Acres 5.5, Employees 378)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
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