North County Issues & Actions:
The Cathrein Estates project rezoned land from medium to high density and includes will include a 59 unit apartment complex and 6 residential lots. The project proposes to use dirt from the Hidden Ranch project adjacent to the property.
LandWatch Position: Opposes the Project
Project Status: Approved
The project applicant is Donald and Barbara Chapin.
The project includes the transport of 45,855 cubic yards to be exported offroad from the Hidden Ranch project to the adjacent Cathrein Estates Subdivision.
The County of Monterey is the lead agency.
The project is governed by the policies of the 1982 Monterey County General.
The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was circulated for 19 days in February 2009.
The County Board of Supervisors approved the project in February 2009.
Project Location Map
The project is located near Crazy Horse Canyon and Pesante Rd.
Resources At Risk
The project would rely on existing and limited water supplies even though the General Plan requires it find additional water sources.
Loss of Natural Resources
The project will remove important native oak trees.
Impacts to Road Infrastructure
The nearby intersection already has a level of service F, this project will only add additional vehicles to an already overburned street.
LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.
Letter: Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (152K PDF file)
In its letter to the County, LandWatch observes this project is inconsistent with the approved General Plan and does not adequately follow the California Environmental Quality Act. (05.03.04)