SCH Number 2021040258
- Cutler/Orosi Community Plan 2021 Update (GPA 18-003, PZC 18-011, PZC 18-009, PZC 18-010)
- On September 30, 2014, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved the Planning Branch proposal to update the Cutler/Orosi Community Plan. The project Study Area Boundary will assess the potential project impacts from the proposed land use changes, for the areas generally bound south of Avenue 422, north of Avenue 400, east of Road 116, and west of Road 134. The project EIR is based on a projected annual population growth rate of 1.3%. Additional growth beyond the 1.3% annual growth rate will require further growth analysis pursuant to CEQA. The Cutler/Orosi Community Plan Update components are described later in this section will become consistent with the General Plan 2030 Update, and will include the following primary goals and objectives. 1) Land Use and Environmental Planning - Promote development within planning areas next to the Regional State Route 63 Corridor in order to implement the following General Plan goals: a) Ensure that the text and mapping of the Community Plan Designations and Zoning Reclassifications address various development matters such as encouraging Agricultural Adaptive Reuse activities, recognizing Non-Conforming Use activities, and facilitating Ministerial Permit approvals; b) Encourage infill development within Urban Development Boundaries, thereby discouraging leapfrog development within Tulare County; c) Reduce development pressure on agriculturally-designated lands within the Valley Floor, thereby encouraging agricultural production to flourish; d) Reduce vehicle miles travelled throughout the County, thereby positively affecting air quality and greenhouse gas reduction; and e) Help to improve the circulation, transit and railroad transportation system within this community, including, but not limited to, laying the groundwork for the construction of key projects such as Safe Routes to Schools, Complete Streets, and Bike Lanes/Pedestrian Paths. 2) Improvements for a “disadvantaged community” - It is expected that the community planning areas will be improved for the following reasons: a) With faster project processing resulting from an updated community plan, increased employment opportunities are more likely to be provided by the private sector as proposed project developments can be approved as expeditiously as possible; b) Increased housing grant awards are more likely to occur based on updated community plans that are consistent with the policies of the adopted (August 2013) General Plan Update and Housing Element; and c) With updated community plans, enhanced infrastructure grant awards are more likely, thereby providing access to funding to install or upgrade road, water, wastewater, and storm water facilities. 3) Strengthening Relationship with TCAG - An important benefit of this expedited community plan process will be the opportunity for RMA to strengthen the County’s relationship with the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) in that this and other community plans will help to facilitate the funding and implementation of several key transportation programs such as Safe Routes to Schools, Complete Streets, and Bike/Pedestrian Projects. By pursuing these transportation programs through a heightened collaborative process, the likelihood of getting actual projects in the ground will be realized faster than historically achieved. In doing so, these communities and others can become safer and healthier by providing a more efficient transportation network.
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|NOD||Tulare County||Cutler-Orosi Community Plan 2021 Update (GPA 18-003, PZC 18-009, PZC 18-010, PZC 18-011)|
|EIR||Tulare County||Cutler-Orosi Community Plan 2021 Update (GPA 18-003, PZC 18-011, PZC 18-009, PZC 18-010)|
|NOP||Tulare County||Cutler/Orosi Community Plan 2021 Update (GPA 18-003, PZC 18-011, PZC 18-009, PZC 18-010)|