TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
MND # 2016-01
The City of Oxnard Planning Division has reviewed applications on the following proposal:
PZ 15-200-02 (Development Design Review); PZ 15-660-01 (Alley Vacation); and PZ 16-570-01 (City-Initiated Zone Change) to support a request to construct an all affordable 240-unit residential apartment complex with associated site improvements and on-site amenities in accordance with the City’s adopted All Affordable Housing Opportunity Program (AAHOP) and the Attached Dwelling Unit Development Standards. The apartment complex is proposed at a density of 20-dwelling units/acre and consists of eleven 20-plex and two 10-plex, three-story buildings on a 12-acre site located within the Five Points Northeast Neighborhood (former Skyview DriveIn site). The apartment complex site (APN 204002026) has no direct street access and is currently served through a lot currently addressed as 1250 South Oxnard Boulevard (APNs 204002005, 08, 09, 10, 11, 14, 15, 27, and 28) located along the southern street facing side of the project site. Through a lot line adjustment, access for ingress and egress to the project will be accommodated off of South Oxnard Boulevard.
A City-initiated Zone Change is being processed concurrently with this project in order to change an approximate 1.44-acre portion of the 12-acre site from Community Reserve, Affordable Housing (CR-AH) to Garden Apartment Planned Development, Affordable Housing (R3-PD-AH). This change will ensure compliance with the City’s 2030 General Plan Land Use designation of Residential Medium (RM, 12-18 du/acre).
The AH overlay designation on the project site establishes a minimum of 20 du/per acre. In addition to the parking concessions permitted given that this project is 100% affordable, the project is entitled to certain AAHOP allowances for height and density, one AAHOP concession, and a ten percent modification to one or more numerical development standards. The applicant is proposing a 36 foot tall building though a maximum of 35 feet is permitted in the R-3-PD zone; the height increase is permitted under the AAHOP program. As an AAHOP concession, the project is requesting that the side yard setback provision of the Oxnard Municipal Code (OMC Section No. 16-61) be waived to allow carports to encroach into the required 5 foot setbacks. The AAHOP modification of 10% will provide a reduction in the development standards related to unit sizes, building separation, storage areas, and balcony sizes. The applicant is also initiating approval to vacate a public alley on the project site in exchange for a public access and utility easement.
Filed by Jan R. Hochhauser with Hochhauser Blatter Architects, 122 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101.
In accordance with Section 15070 of the California Code of Regulations, the Planning Division of the City of Oxnard has determined that there is no substantial evidence that the proposed project would have a significant effect on the environment, and that a mitigated negative declaration (MND) may be adopted.
The draft environmental document may be reviewed online, from the City webpage. Go towww.planning.cityofoxnard.org, then “Environmental Documents” (on the right side of the page) to select and view the draft document.
Alternatively, the draft environmental document is available for review at the Oxnard Planning Division office (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on alternate Fridays), and at the Oxnard Public Library, 251 South “A” Street (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday).
The public review period begins on April 21, 2016 and ends on May 10, 2016. All comments should be provided in writing and received before 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the review period. Inquiries should be directed to Juan Martinez, Associate Planner, at (805) 385-7556 or email@example.com and written comments may be mailed or faxed (805) 385-7417 to the City of Oxnard, Planning Division, 214 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.