General Plan Zoning Amendment GPZA 2020-096 Site Plan Review SPR 2023-064

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mariposa County
Document Title
General Plan Zoning Amendment GPZA 2020-096 Site Plan Review SPR 2023-064
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan - Residential land use classification within the Yosemite West Special Planning Area.
Document Description
Yosemite Scenic Wonders- Proposed development on the 6.22-acre project site, the project proponent proposes to reclassify the parcel from the Yosemite West Special Planning Area land use classification to the Special Plan land use classification and rezone the parcel from the Rural Residential zone to a new zone called Yosemite West Mixed-Use Zone. The additional parcels potentially involved in project development are not proposed for reclassification and rezone. The new zone as proposed by the project proponents includes the following as permitted uses: • Multi-family units up to four dwelling units per acre. • Laundromats not for public use. • Maintenance support facilities for servicing local home enterprises • Private office space. • Self-storage facilities for private use. Conditional Uses are proposed to be: • Bulk storage of gasoline, propane, or similar petroleum products for private use. (Note: It is likely that single family residences and secondary residences as well as vacation rental and bed and breakfast uses will be added as permitted uses in the final version of the new mixed-use zoning text that will be considered for adoption. Key components of site development as would be allowed by the reclassification and rezone are as follows: Employee Housing: The project includes five multi-unit buildings; three small buildings of about 1,100 sq. ft. each would contain two 1-bed, 1-bath units; two larger buildings of about 2,400 sq. ft. each would contain four units each, two 1-bed, 1-bath and two 2-bed, 2-bath units. There will be a one-bed apartment unit in the laundry facility structure. These facilities will total approximately 10,808 square feet. The units are proposed to house 32 people. Laundry Facility: The conversion of an existing garage building on the site will include the installation of a 600 sq. ft. laundry facility to be used to centralize laundry services for the vacation rental facilities managed by Scenic Wonders. The project proponents state that the laundry facility will save approximately 12,068 round trips per year to vacation homes within Yosemite West by Scenic Wonders housekeeping staff, which would be about a 63 percent reduction in local traffic.

Contact Information

Steve Engfer
Agency Name
Mariposa County
Job Title
Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Henness Ridge Road/Henness Circle
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Wawona Road
Indian Creek
3 S.
20 E

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, Central Region 4 (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, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 11
Development Types
Residential (Employee Housing )(Units 15, Acres 6.22), Commercial (Support Operations, for Transient Lodging Laundry, Storage.)(Sq. Ft. 10800, Acres 6.22, Employees 32)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, 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

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