Project Title:Orcutt Key Site 3
Case Number: 

13GPA-00000-00005, 13RZN-00000-00001, 13DVP-00000-00010

13TRM-00000-00001, 17RDN-00000-00005

Project Location:This site is identified as Key Site 3 (APN 129-151-026), located approximately 0.5 mile south of the Clark Avenue/U.S. Highway 101 intersection, Orcutt Community Planning area, Fourth Supervisorial District. 
Assigned Staff and Division:

Shannon Reese, Development Review Division


Project Status:

The Final SEIR for the project was finalized September 10, 2020, and the first Planning Commission hearing was conducted on November 4, 2020 (hearing documents are available at https://cosantabarbara.app.box.com/s/q97rv82305oyfnbdjhcyxrrdhu3dgkqy/folder/124817459191).

 

The project was before the Planning Commission for a second hearing on April 7, 2021. April 7th hearing documents are available at https://cosantabarbara.app.box.com/s/q97rv82305oyfnbdjhcyxrrdhu3dgkqy/folder/133241682437

 

On April 7, 2021, the Planning Commission requested that staff return on May 26, 2021, with findings for denial of the project. Documents for the May 26, 2021 hearing are available at https://cosantabarbara.app.box.com/s/q97rv82305oyfnbdjhcyxrrdhu3dgkqy/folder/137374376484.


On May 26, 2021, the Planning Commission recommended denial of the project. The Planning Commission's recommendation now must before the Board of Supervisors for consideration. The project materials and a summary will be presented to the Board in the form of a letter on September 21, 2021, and then the Board will hear the item on October 12, 2021. The October 12th hearing is televised and streamed. A link to the October 12th agenda will be provided once available on the Board of Supervisors' calendar. The agenda will provide information for public participation.

Project Summary:

        The proposed project is a request by SB Clark, LLC, for approval of Vesting Tentative Tract Map (VTTM), General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Road Naming and Development Plan entitlements. The VTTM request includes a two-lot subdivision of the approximately 8-acre portion of the site that was rezoned to MR-O in February of 2009 as part of the Housing Element Focused Rezone Program. The project also proposes to develop 119 single-family residential units with a small lot, detached cluster home product on the northern portion of the site. Approximately 113.5 acres (82% of the 138.6 acres subject to the proposed DVP) of the site are proposed as public and private open space. The open space area includes the upper mesa bluff area, Orcutt Creek, private parks and trails, public multi-use trails, landscaped basins, and natural and restored habitat on hillsides and along the creek.

        Timeline:

        First Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Hearing – November 4, 2020

        Second Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Hearing – April 7, 2021

        Third Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Hearing – May 26, 2021

        Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Set Hearing – September 21, 2021

        Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Departmental Hearing – October 12, 2021

        Public Comment:

        A link to the October 12th agenda will be provided once available on the Board of Supervisors' calendar (https://santabarbara.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx#current). The agenda will provide information for public participation.

         Documents:

        Transmittal of Proposed Final Environmental Impact Report (2020)

        Final SEIR Revision Letter (2020)

        Final SEIR Volume 1 (2020)

        Final SEIR Volume 2 (2020)

        DRAFT Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (2015)

        Draft Supplemental EIR Appendices (2015)

        Notice of Preparation (NOP)

        EIR Scoping Paper (June 2014)