Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of subdividing the existing approximately 15.85-acre parcel into two legal parcels of 7.0 and 8.86 acres. The subdivision does not negatively impact the existing traffic along Corbett Canyon Road as the proposed project will approve a small building envelope for future residential development as part of this project. Any access improvements, grading, or construction will require additional permits and associated environmental review, as applicable. This subdivision will approve a building envelope for future development. Additionally, the subdivision, as proposed, will not result in any potential impacts to areas including aesthetics, geology and soils, water, traffic, or cumulative impacts. The applicant provided a Phase 1 Archaeological Study (May 2023, Padre Associates) that confirms no significant impacts would result from the project, and the study did not identify any cultural resources within the project site during the associated pedestrian survey.
The applicant also provided a Biological Resources Assessment (BRA) (Padre Associates, June 2023) that indicated no special status biological resources were identified and no mitigation measures were recommended. However, as recommended by the BRA, the applicant is incorporating avoidance measures which have been conditioned as part of the project. Oak tree impacts are not expected to occur, although actual disturbance limits and project design constraints for future development may lead to potential replanting in accordance with County requirements.
The project, as conditioned, will comply with the Land Use Ordinance. As required by the conditions of approval, any future development for structures, utilities, or access, will require focused biological surveys and potential additional environmental review for any proposed disturbance areas. County standards, along with applicant proposed avoidance measures and pre-construction surveys will ensure that there are less than significant impacts to the environment.