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Paraiso Spring Resort (PLN040183)

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Project Name: Paraiso Spring Resort
File Number(s): PLN040183
Location:
(Vicinity Map):
Western terminus of Paraiso Springs Road, seven miles west of Greenfield
Assessor's Parcel
Number(s):
418-361-004-000, 418-381-021-000, 418-381-022-000
Planning Area: Central Salinas Valley
Planner: Mike Novo (831) 755-5176
Current Status: Complete
Enviromental Status: EIR Being Circulated for public Review
 Project Description:  

The proposed project is a request consisting of the following elements:

  • An "After The Fact" Demolition Permit, to authorize demolition of the nine historic cottages
  • A Combined Development Permit consisting of:
    • A General Development Plan to allow the phased redevelopment of a resort
    • A Use Permit for the creation of 77 Timeshare units

    • Vesting Tentative Map for the creation of 60 Airspace Condominium Units.

    • Standard Subdivision (Vesting Tentative Map) to allow the merger and resubdivision of approximately 235 acres into 23 lots

    • Use Permit for removal of 185 protected oak trees; and,

    • Use Permit for development on slopes in excess of 30%                                   

Off-site road improvements on Paraiso Springs Road as delineated on the December 9, 2011 "Exhibit of Proposed Improvements" prepared by Atlas Land Surveys, Inc. Road improvements will be constructed in four phases

Key Dates:
 
The public comment period for the Recirculated Draft EIR is from February 28, 2018 to April 26, 2018

  Reports/Documents:  

 References:  

  • Archaeological Consulting. 1984. Preliminary Cultural Resources Reconnaissance at Paraiso Hot Springs Monterey County, California.  August 2, 1984.

  • Archaeological Consulting. 2012a. Letter to Ms. Teri Wissler Adam, EMC, subject: Peer Review of the archaeological study for the improvements to Paraiso Springs Road. November 30, 2012.

  • Archaeological Consulting. 2012b. Letter to Ms. Teri Wissler Adam, EMC, subject: Peer Review of archaeological studies for the Paraiso Springs Development. November 29, 2012.

  • ARM (Archaeological Resource Management). 2004. Cultural Resource Evaluation of Prehistoric Resources at the Paraiso Springs at 34358 Paraiso Springs Road in the County of Monterey. June 28, 2004.

  • ARM (Archaeological Resource Management). 2008. Cultural Resource Evaluation of the Paraiso Springs Resort Project at 34358 Paraiso Springs Road in the County of Monterey. May 7, 2008.

  • ARM (Archaeological Resource Management). 2012. Cultural Resource Evaluation of Improvements to Paraiso Springs Road in the County of Monterey. February 8, 2012.

  • Bryan Mori Biological Consulting Services. 2010a. Paraiso Springs California Tiger Salamander 2010 Spring Survey Results. September 2010.

  • California Air Resources Board 2005. Air Quality and Land Use Handbook. April 2005.

  • California Air Resources Board. Advanced Clean Cars Summary. October 2017.

    http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/clean_cars/acc%20summary-final.pdf.

  • California Air Resources Board. California Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2000-2013. 2015. http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/data/tables/ghg_inventory_scopingplan_2000-13_20150831.pdf.California Climate Change Center. 2006. Our Changing Climate: Assessing the Risks to California.  2006.

  • California Climate Change Center. 2006. Our Changing Climate: Assessing the Risks to California.  2006.

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). 2012. Staff Report on Burrowing Owl Mitigation. March 2012. www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame/docs/BUOWStaffReport.pdf

  • Cao, T., Bryant, W.A., Rowshandel, B., Branum, D. and Willis, C.J. 2003. The Revised 2002 California Probabilities Seismic Hazards Map, California Division of Mines and Geology. June 2003.

  • CARB (California Air Resources Board). 2011a. Aerometric Data Analysis and Measurement System (ADAM), Air Quality Data. 2007 through 2011.

  • CARB (California Air Resources Board). 2011b. California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2000-2009. December 2011. www.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/ghg_inventory_00-09_report.pdf. Accessed March 2013

  • CDMG. 1998. Maps of Known Active Fault Near-Source Zones in California and Adjacent Portions of Nevada. International Conference of Building Officials, map scale ¼ inch ~ 1 km. 1998.

  • Central Coast Bat Research Group. 2008a. Report for the Bat Assessment Survey for Paraiso Springs Resort. March 25, and July 23, 2008.

  • CH2MHill. 2005a. Technical Memo to Thompson Holdings, LLC, subject: Paraiso Springs Resort: Existing Hydrologic and Hydraulic Site Conditions. July 15, 2005.

  • Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance. 2016. Answers to frequently asked questions about ULSD fuel. Accessed 30, October 2017. http://www.clean-diesel.org/faqs.html  

  • Clovis, Meg, Cultural Affairs Manager, Monterey County Parks Department. 2008. Personal Interview conducted with RBF staff. January 7, 2008.

  • EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). 2006a. High GWP Gases and Climate Change. October 19, 2006.

  • EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). 2006b. Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990 to 2004. April 2006.

  • EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). 2009. Estimating 2003 Building related costs Construction and Demolition Materials Amounts. 2009. www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/imr/cdm/pubs/cd-meas.pdf. Accessed February 28 2013.

  • EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). 2010. Class I Ozone Depleting Substances. August 19, 2010.

  • EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). 2011a. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Global Warming Potential for Ozone Depleting Substances. March 28, 2011.

  • Ford, John. Senior Planner, County of Monterey Resource Management Agency, Planning Department. 2013. Emails to EMC Planning Group regarding stream channel impacts. March 19, 2013.

  • Hatch Mott MacDonald. 2008. Paraiso Springs Roadway Improvement Plan. September 5, 2008.

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007. Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis, Summary for Policymakers. February 2007.

  • King City. 1998. King City General Plan. November 1998.

  • Lawson, A.C., chairman. 1908. The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the California State Earthquake Investigation Commission. Washington, D.C., Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication 87, 1, 2 parts, 451 p. 1908.

  • Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District. NCCAB (NCCAB) Area Designations and Attainment Status – January 2015. http://mbuapcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/attainment-status-january-2015.pdf

  • Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD). 2013. Triennial Plan Revisions. Adopted April 17, 2013.

  • Monterey County Resource Management Agency. 2012. Letter to Mr. John Thompson, subject: Paraiso Springs (PLN040183) Results of Peer Review. December 12, 2012.

  • Monterey County Sheriffs Office. 2013. Phone Conversation with the Sheriffs Office Human Resources Department. March 2013.

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2003. Proposed Zone 2C Boundary and Existing Zone 2A Boundary (map). 2003.

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2008. Monterey County Flood Management Plan. 2008 Update.

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2010b. PowerPoint show for 2010 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day.  http://cemonterey.ucdavis.edu/files/76533.pdf. Accessed February 23, 2010.

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2016. Memo subject: Paraiso Springs Resort: Todd Groundwater’s Response to EHB. November 7, 2016.

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2017a. Board Report, Monterey County Water Resources Agency, Legistar File Number: WRAG 17-167, July 11, 2017)

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2017b. Board Report, Monterey County Water Resources Agency, Legistar File Number: 17-0712, July 11, 2017). 

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2017c. 2015 Salinas Valley Groundwater Level Contours & Seawater Intrusion Maps Presentation to Board of Supervisors. July 13, 2017. 

  • Monterey County Water Resources Agency. 2017d. Recommendations to Address the Expansion of Seawater Intrusion in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin. October 2017.

  • NASA. 2017. Global Climate Change. Vital Signs of the Planet. Last updated September 19, 2017. https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/

  • Penrod, K., P. E. Garding, C. Paulman, P. Beier, S. Weiss, N. Schaefer, R. Branciforte and K. Gaffney. 2013. Critical Linkages: Bay Area & Beyond. Produced by Science & Collaboration for Connected Wildlands, in collaboration with the Bay Area Open Space Council’s Conservation Lands Network.

  • Petersen, M.D., Bryant, W.A., Cramer, C.H., Cao, Tianqing, Reichle, M.S., Frankel, A.D., Leinkaemper, J.J., McCroy, P.S., and Schwartz, D.P. 1996. Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for the State of California. California Division of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 96-08 (U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-706), 33p. map scale 1 inch=107 miles. 1996.

  • Rana Creek Environmental Planning. 2008b. Habitat Assessment for California Tiger Salamander and California Red-Legged Frog. June 2008.

  • Thompson Holdings, LLC. 2005. Paraiso Springs General Development Plan. 2005.

  • United States Geological Survey. 1995. Groundwater Atlas of the United States: California, Nevada. 1995.

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Critical Habitat for Threatened & Endangered Species. Online mapper data accessed July 14, 2016.

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2013 Endangered Species Program. Protected species list for Monterey County. www.fws.gov/endangered/. Accessed February 2013.

  • Wood Rogers. 2013. Regional Development Impact Fee Program Nexus Study Update 2013.  http://www.tamcmonterey.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2013-TAMC-RDIF-Nexus-Study-1.pdf. Accessed August 2016.