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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  8-22-18
BY THE ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT: Public Hearing on Planning Application PA120037 for a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, adoption of a Specific Plan, and certification of Second Revised Final Environmental Impact Report
616 (SRFEIR 616).

PROPOSAL: OC Development Services/Planning is recommending that the Orange County Planning Commission:
1) consider the adequacy of SRFEIR 616, prepared for the Esperanza Hills Project and revised pursuant to the Supplemental Writ of Mandate issued April 3, 2018 in Protect Our Homes and Hills, et al. v. County of Orange, et al. Case No. 30-2015-00797300, and make a recommendation that the Board of Supervisors certify SRFEIR 616 and adopt the findings, facts in support of findings, statement of overriding considerations and mitigation monitoring and reporting plan for the project; 2) recommend Board approval of a General Plan Amendment from 5 Open Space to 1B Suburban Residential; and, 3) recommend Board approval of a Zone Change from A1 Agricultural and A1-(O) Agricultural with an Oil Production Overlay to S Specific Plan, and adoption of the Esperanza Hills Specific Plan.

The Esperanza Hills project proposes the development of a maximum of 340 single-family dwellings and associated infrastructure on 468.9 acres of vacant land. The Specific Plan proposes a project public access to Stonehaven Drive, with a fire apparatus access roadway to Via Del Agua. The project’s components and design have not changed since the Board’s May 2017 action on the proposal.



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