Harmon Ranch Specific Plan Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Poway
Document Title
Harmon Ranch Specific Plan Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential Single Family (RS-7)
Document Description
Lennar Homes of California LLC (Applicant) is proposing a residential neighborhood on the 11.5 acre project site. The project proposes approximately 5.8 acres designated for residential development, a 0.25-acre historic home site, 3.2 acres of open space areas, 1.9 acres for private streets, and 0.5 acres of public right-of-way (Oak Knoll Road). The proposed project would include 63 single-family detached homes plus the 1 existing historic home on site for a total of 64 lots within the Specific Plan boundary. The proposed density is 8.8 dwelling units/acre (64 total residential lots/7.26-acre net project area not including private streets), which is just over the existing RS-7 designation density. The proposed new 63 single-family homes would be on lots 42 feet wide and 85 to 90 feet deep, with standard two-car garages, 20-foot-deep by 20-foot-wide driveways to accommodate an additional two off-street parking spaces, and private fenced rear yards. The project also includes 40 guest parking spaces along the private streets, approximately 1.0 acre of open space recreation area, approximately 2.2 acres of natural open space areas, and a segment of the General Plan Community trail (approximately 1,000 feet) connecting the project site to the adjacent retail area located to the north along Poway Road. The “overlook” area and passive park located in the south portion of the project site is planned to provide public access and would be privately maintained. Access to the project site is planned via existing Oak Knoll Road. Fifty-nine of the new homes are proposed to front newly constructed private streets, while four new homes and an open space/overlook area front the south side of Oak Knoll Road. The existing historic home also fronts on Oak Knoll Road. The Applicant is proposing a Specific Plan and Tentative Map to facilitate development of 63 new single-family homes and associated site improvements and retention of the existing historic home. The Harmon Ranch Specific Plan would establish three land use districts within the project site: Residential Single Family (R-SF), Open Space (OS), and Open Space Recreation (OSR). The Specific Plan would also provide development regulations and permitted uses for each land use district. The Specific Plan serves as both a policy document and a regulatory document for the systematic implementation of the policies and goals of the General Plan. Additionally, the Specific Plan provides a comprehensive plan to ensure the efficient development of the new residential community within the Specific Plan Area. Approval of the Harmon Ranch Specific Plan would allow for deviations from the underlying development standards of the RS-7 zone. The project would conform to the proposed development standards outlined in the Harmon Ranch Specific Plan for the Planned Community (PC).

Contact Information

Hector Salgado
Agency Name
City of Poway
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
Oak Knoll Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
317-500-11; 317-500-12, 317-500-13, 317-500-14, 317-500-02, 317-500-03 (see NOP for full list)
Valley Elementary, Montessori Center SD, New Bridge School
Poway Creek
14 S
2 W

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), 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 14, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 63, Acres 5.8)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, 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

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