The proposed 375-home Bouquet Canyon Project, aiming to develop a residential community on acres of undeveloped land, is on the agenda to be considered in a Planning Commission meeting.
A seccond public hearing originally set for July 7 was later moved to Aug. 18, for commissioners to discuss the project located on the east side of Bouquet Canyon Road, between Plum Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive, according to the agenda.
The hearing was moved to August “to allow staff and the applicant additional time to address and respond to both the project and draft EIR comments,” according to Hai Nguyen associate planner for the City.
The construction project entails the build of 375 attached and detached, two-story housing units with related infrastructure, dedicated open space areas, trails, recreational areas and landscape elements on approximately 74.66 acres of undeveloped land, according to the City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission.
The proposed plan for the Bouquet Canyon Project “will include extensive alterations to the existing landscape and topography, with substantial site improvements to support a residential community,” the agenda states.
Through this project, approximately two million cubic yards of earthwork would be required to adequately balance the site, a section of the current floodplain would need to be channelized, a significant ridgeline must be altered and the encroachment of 27 non-heritage-sized oak trees will be removed, according to the City.
Additionally, a portion of Bouquet Canyon Road between Pam Court and Hob Court would close and construction would change the alignment of Bouquet Canyon Road, in accordance with the City of Santa Clarita’s Circulation Element objectives.
At the Planning Commission meeting on June 2, the Bouquet Canyon Project and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were presented for comments from the Planning Commission to be considered.
The Planning Committee had recommended that the item be revisited on August 18, 2020 to allot more time to address comments of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife who were asked to aid in adequately identifying and mitigating the Project’s potentially significant impacts on fish and wildlife resources, according to the City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission.
The proposed project has yielded a mixed reaction from local homeowners showcased by about two dozen emails in equal support and opposition of the build.
The Santa Clarita City Planning Commission meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m.
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