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|Project Title:||Orcutt Community Plan Amendment Project|
|Project Location:||Orcutt Community Plan Area|
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On December 15, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved an amendment (Case No. 18GPA-00000-00001) to the text and circulation map of the Transportation section of the Orcutt Community Plan to include a new local road connection to the U.S. Highway 101/Union Valley Parkway interchange. The Board of Supervisors also approved an accompanying Mitigated Negative Declaration (Case No. 19NGD-00000-00013).
The project involves an amendment to the Orcutt Community Plan (i.e., a general plan amendment [GPA]) to include a new local road connection between the Union Valley Parkway/U.S. Highway 101 interchange and the adjoining frontage road (commonly referred to as Rodeo Drive) on the east side of U.S. Highway 101, in the community of Orcutt, immediately south of the city of Santa Maria. The proposed GPA would amend the Transportation subsection of the Orcutt Community Plan to show a second point of access to the existing development east of U.S. Highway 101 via a new local road connection from the Union Valley Parkway/U.S. Highway 101 interchange and to classify Rodeo Drive as a Secondary 1 (Class S-1) roadway in the Transportation subsection of the Orcutt Community Plan.
The proposed local road connection would improve access, relieve congestion, and reduce emergency response times during events at the Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center, and therefore, would help reduce overall vehicle miles traveled, and improve safety and emergency vehicle access along Santa Maria Way. The proposed project is in its initial phase, as approval of the GPA would not result in any physical development or construction activities. The actual building of the proposed future roadway will require additional review and approval through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project Development Process.
Draft Initial Study - Mitigated Negative Declaration (Attachments in Folder)
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