Los Osos Creekside Plaza


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Mission Viejo
Document Title
Los Osos Creekside Plaza
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
City of Mission Viejo proposes to make modifications to an existing alley, landscape slope, and pedestrian trail behind the Mission Viejo Village Center, an existing shopping center with retail, restaurant, and grocery uses located off Marguerite Parkway, south of La Paz Road. Located along the back of the shopping center is an existing pedestrian trail (“Oso Creek Trail”) that parallels Oso Creek and an alley used for commercial deliveries and a landscape slope separate the Oso Creek Trail from the commercial center. The project will reconfigure the alley, landscape slope, and Oso Creek Trail to create a Creekside Plaza (Project). The Creekside Plaza would 1) realign the Oso Creek Trail, 2) add new outdoor seating and gathering areas, 3) add new landscape areas, and 4) create approximately 1,020 square feet of commercial uses and restrooms. Construction would occur between September 1 and February 15, unless surveys confirm no nesting birds or least Bell’s vireo are present in Oso Creek within 500 feet of the Project site.

Contact Information

Elaine Lister
Agency Name
City of Mission Viejo
Job Title
Director of Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Mission Viejo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Marguerite Parkway & La Paz Road
Parcel #
782-011-59, 782-011-56, & 782-471-08

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 & 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The Class 1 Exemption would apply to the reconfiguration of the alley, landscape slope, and Oso Creek Trail, all of which are existing facilities, and the modifications would be minor with no expansion of use. The Class 3 Exemption would apply to the construction of 1,020 square feet of new small commercial uses, which is under the exemption threshold of 2,500 square feet.
County Clerk


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