Ventura County General Plan and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance Amendments for Urban Parks


SCH Number
Public Agency
Ventura County
Document Title
Ventura County General Plan and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance Amendments for Urban Parks
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
County-Initiated Amendment to the Ventura County General Plan, Public Facilities, Services, and Infrastructure Element, and Proposed Ordinance Amending Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 of the Ventura County Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance (NCZO) to create a new Open Space Parks and Recreation Zone in all non-coastal unincorporated areas of Ventura County. General Plan Amendments would support elimination of the need for an applicant for an Urban Park to conduct a General Plan amendment and zone change. The Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance amendments would create a new "urban parks” definition and use category from the existing “parks” definition by allowing parks that contain less than 75% landscaping and natural areas. The existing “parks” definition and use category would also be modified to “natural parks” to further distinguish between the two types of parks. Additionally, uses, standards and parking and loading requirements would be amended with the inclusion of the new Urban parks use.

Contact Information

Donald Nielsen
Agency Name
Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Area
Countywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
All non-coastal unincorporated areas of Ventura County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15168(c)(2)
Reasons for Exemption
Case No. PL22-0056 is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15168(c)(2) because adoption of the proposed ordinance is a later activity within the scope of the certified 2040 General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and does not require a subsequent EIR. The proposed amendments are programmatic, and the analysis is not intended to examine individual projects that may be implemented. Individual projects will also be reviewed for environmental impacts through the discretionary approval process.
County Clerk


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