Recirculated NOP for Aquabella Specific Plan Amendment
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Downtown Center (DC), Aquabella Specific Plan, Residential 5 (R5)
Project entitlements will include a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, and Development Agreement. The Project would continue to implement a mixed-use residential community on the Project site with commercial uses, a lake complex and lake promenade, and other amenities, while modifying residential uses to better help the City meet local and regional housing goals. The Aquabella Specific Plan Amendment would provide a comprehensive update to land use and other plans, site development standards, design guidelines, and implementation measures necessary to implement the new vision for the Aquabella mixed-use planned community. The proposed Project would amend SP 218 to guide the development of the remaining undeveloped portions of the Specific Plan area with multi-family and workforce housing options, while providing a town center for recreation, shopping, and entertainment. The proposed Project also includes the potential development of a school site on a parcel designated Residential 5 (R5) on the Project site’s eastern boundary. The 770.5-acre Project would include phased development of 15,000 residential units and workforce housing options for all ages and income levels; a 49,900 square foot (sf) mixed-use commercial and retail town center; 80 acres of parks (comprised of a 40-acre lake, a 15-acre lake promenade, and an additional 25 acres of parks); and 40 acres of schools, with up to three elementary school sites and one middle school site. Updated public services and facilities; infrastructure improvements; and other amenities would also be included.
Vista Del Lago HS, Landmark Middle School, La Jolla Elementary
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 Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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