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
NOD - Notice of Determination
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


Unicnorporated Area - Yosemite West, Mariposa CA
Northern California
Cross Streets
Henness Ridge Road & Henness Circle
Total Acres
Parcel #
006-150-003, 006-150-002, 006-150-006
State Highways
Hwy 41 ( Wawona Road)
3 S.
20 E.
Other Location Info
Coordinates are general latitude and longitude of project site El Capitan, California 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Mariposa County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
Mariposa Planning 5100 Bullion Street Mariposa CA 95338


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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