The project is located on undeveloped land in County unincorporated area along the east side of El Toro Road north of the SR-241 Toll Road. The site is south of the intersection of Live Oak Canyon Road and El Toro Road/Santiago Canyon Road. Glenn Ranch Road and Ridgeline Drive are located south and north of the site, respectively. Direct access to the Skyridge area is available from El Toro Road.
The DEIR addresses potentially significant environmental effects such as aesthetics, air quality, land use and planning, population and housing, greenhouse gas and such.
The City is proposing to create a 40-acre area and amend its General Plan and Zoning Code to establish land us designations and pre-annexation zoning. The City wants to designate about 11.8 acres of land as open space. In addition, two parcels designated open apace will have an “Estate Residential Overlay.” The remaining 28.5 acres would be designated for “Residential Planned Development RPD 3.5” to allow for future single family home development.
The project also includes a proposal by Standard Pacific Homes to build 84 single-family detached homes on 28.5 acres. The plan includes a proposed Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Planned Development Permit, Temporary Use Permit, and Annexation into the City of Mission Viejo. The proposal is designed to be in line with the proposed General Plan Amendment and Pre-Annexation Zoning of Residential Planned Development RPD. Along with the roughly 40 acres of real property, the stretch of El Toro Road that extends along the affected property frontage is also included in the proposed annexation into the City of Mission Viejo. The area and annexation will have to be approved by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
The City encourages and is seeking public input, review and comments on the DEIR, which is available at the Mission Viejo Community Development Department at 200 Civic Center and the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center. The DEIR is also available online at http://cityofmissionviejo.org/communitydevelopment. Comments will be accepted through November 21. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date.
For more information, contact Planning Manager Elaine Lister at 949-470-3053. Written comments on the DEIR can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to her attention at the City of Mission Viejo Community Development Department, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.