Solvang Comprehensive General Plan Update and Rezoning Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Solvang
Document Title
Solvang Comprehensive General Plan Update and Rezoning Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Varies throughout City
Document Description
The project involves a comprehensive update to the City of Solvang General Plan, which presents the community’s vision for Solvang's Planning Area through the General Plan horizon (year 2045). The General Plan serves as the City’s primary guide for land use and development decisions and is a key tool for influencing and improving the quality of life for residents and businesses. As such, it serves as the “blueprint” for future development and conservation of a community. The General Plan will also influence the rezoning of properties to be consistent with the Housing Element and other proposed zoning changes. The 2045 General Plan elements include: Land Use; Community Design; Economic Development; Mobility; Public Facilities, Services, and Infrastructure; Environment and Sustainability; Safety; and Housing. Although not explicitly its own element, environmental justice considerations are implemented within goals, policies, and implementation programs throughout the General Plan. In addition, the 2045 General Plan includes an Administration chapter. Areas of potential growth considered by the 2045 General Plan include: (1) the Old Lumberyard Site, located at 1783 and 1793 Mission Drive and 533 Pine Street; (2) Site B, located at the junction of Alamo Pintado Road and Viborg Road; (3)Site C, or the Alamo Pintado site, located at the northwestern corner of Alamo Pintado and Old Mission Drive; and (4) Site D, or the Alisal Commons site, a 3.71-acre portion of a large open space, recreation zoned parcel that encompasses portions of the rights-of-way for Alisal Road, Juniper Avenue, and Fjord Drive.

Contact Information

Rafael Castillo
Agency Name
City of Solvang
Job Title
Planning and Building Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Entire City
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 246
Santa Ynez Airport
Solvang Unified School District
Santa Ynez River
San Bern

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), 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 Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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 6, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (General Plan Update, Land Use Plan, and Rezoning)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, 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, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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