Sanctuary Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Encinitas
Document Title
Sanctuary Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project site has a Zoning and General Plan Land Use Designation of Rural Residential (RR-2)
Document Description
Nuevo-Real Estate (applicant) proposes a Tentative Map, Major Use Permit and Design Review Permit for a Planned Residential Development subdivision consisting of eleven lots (nine detached residential lots, one private street/drainage lot, and one open space lot), construction of a new cul-de-sac street, implementation of drainage features, utilities, and landscaping improvements, and grading and earthwork including approximately 12,500 cubic yards (cy) of cut, 4,500 cy of fill, and 8,000 cy of soil export; including a maximum cut height of 16 feet and a maximum fill height of eight feet on an approximately 8.32-acre vacant site in the Olivenhain community of the City of Encinitas. The nine residential lots would range in size from 6,002 SF to 7,534 SF net lot area. The private street/drainage lot will be 46,763 SF, and the open space lot will be 218,345 SF of undeveloped open space area and 6,722 SF of active recreational open space. The project includes a Boundary Adjustment to adjust the southwest property line to correct existing neighboring structures no longer crossing property lines and a Planning Commission Interpretation to determine natural versus manufactured slopes in specific areas of the project site. The Project site is located in the Rural Residential (RR-2) Zone and within the Special Study Overlay Zone, Hillside/Inland Bluff Overlay Zone and the Scenic/Visual Corridor Overlay Zone. This land use and zoning designation is intended to support residential uses.

Contact Information

Rachael Lindebrekke
Agency Name
City of Encinitas
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Rancho Santa Fe Road and Ranch View Terrace
Total Acres
Parcel #
Encinitas Union School District, San Dieguito Union High School
Escondido Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Education, 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, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of General Services (DGS), 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 Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Residences not proposed at this time)(Units 9, Acres 2.08)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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