THE CANYON OAKS PROJECT

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Title:

Canyon Oaks

Location:

77-acre vacant site located at 4790 Las Virgenes Road at the eastern terminus of Agoura Road (APNs: 2069078009; and 011)

Approvals:

The City Council approved the project on May 31, 2016 NEW

Construction Start Date:

TBD UPDATED

CEQA:

The Final Environmental Impact Report is available at the following link:
Canyon Oaks Project Final Environmental Impact Report

Appendices

Notice of Preparation and Initial Study for the Canyon Oaks Project at 4790 Las Virgenes Road

Developer Contact:

The New Home Company

Contact:

Talyn Mirzakhanian, Senior Planner or Krystin Rice, Associate Planner at (818) 224-1600

Public Meeting Notices:

Development Review Committee Agenda - 02/04/14
Development Review Committee Agenda - 05/06/14

History:

Site History

 

June 2016 NEW
On May 31, 2016, City Council approved the Canyon Oaks project (3-2 vote) with Resolution No. 2016-1507 for a residential component consisting of 67 single-family detached homes and four affordable units within two duplex structures occupying approximately 13.03 acres (16.9% of the site); a commercial component consisting of a 72,872 square-foot, three-story hotel occupying approximately 2.91 acres (3.8% of the site); and preservation of approximately 61.0 acres (79.3% of the site) as permanent open space. Ordinance No. 2016-333 (3-2 vote), Zoning Map amendment was introduced on May 31, 2016 and adopted on June 22, 2016.

May 2016
On April 13, 2016, City Council held a public hearing for the project. On that day, the item was continued to the Council meeting of May 25, 2016. Staff reports and exhibits for the May 25th meeting are available at the following link:
http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/agendas/council.html

April 2016
Planning Commission public hearings were held on March 16th & 17th. On March 17, 2016, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the project (3-2 vote) to the City Council with a strong recommendation for the applicant to study and present a three-story hotel option, as well as to study alternatives to reduce the visual impact of some of the homes, most prominent in the Scenic Corridor. The project is scheduled to be reviewed by the City Council on Wednesday, April 13th.

January 2016
Planning Commission approved the Canyon Oaks story pole plan at a public meeting on January 21, 2016.  The story pole plan includes installation of story poles for the entirety of the proposed hotel building outline and roofline, and a portion of the residential component.  Due to numerous site constraints, only portions of the residential component can be depicted by story poles.  One of these constraints is existing topography.  Due to proposed grading (in “fill conditions”), depiction of the height of a number of residences would require installation of story poles 70-feet in height or taller.  For safety reasons poles of that height cannot be installed on the site.  Due to this height limitation, the story poles depicting the homes, only represent the houses at the roof eave and not the roof ridge.  Viewers should account for an approximate addition of 5 feet in height while viewing the poles representing the homes.  Detailed analysis of the story pole plan and supporting exhibits are available at the following links to the staff report and power point presentation.

Staff Reports:

Planning Commission Meeting - 03/16/16

2. (6:20PM) File No. 140000011. A resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of Calabasas recommending to the City Council certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report and approval of File No. 140000011, a request for development of a 77-acre vacant property located at 4790 Las Virgenes Road at the eastern terminus of Agoura Road (APNs: 2069-078-009 and 2069-078-011). The proposed project includes: (1) a residential component consisting of 67 single-family detached homes and four affordable units within two duplex structures occupying approximately 13.03 acres (16.9% of the site); (2) a commercial component consisting of a 66,516 square-foot, four-story hotel occupying approximately 2.91 acres (3.8% of the site); and (3) preservation of approximately 61.0 acres (79.3% of the site) as permanent open space. Development of this project would require a significant amount of remedial grading to reshape the land to stabilize an ancient landslide hazard area on the southern portion of the site. Requested permits include: General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, Development Plan, Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan Review, Oak Tree Permit, and Scenic Corridor Permit. The project site is currently zoned Planned Development (PD); Residential-Multifamily, 20 units per acre (RMF (20)); Open Space-Development Restricted (OS-DR); and is within the Scenic Corridor (-SC) overlay zone. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared and circulated in compliance with CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines

Submitted by: The New Home Company
Planner: Talyn Mirzakhanian
(818) 224-1712
tmirzakhanian@cityofcalabasas.com

Item 2 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Planning Commission Resolution No. 2016-610
Exhibit B - Plans (architectural, civil, landscape, and lighting) - Exhibit B is available for viewing by contacting Planning Department staff during normal office hours at (818) 224-1600.
Exhibit C - Draft City Council Ordinance No. 2016-333
Exhibit D - General Plan Figures II-1 and IX-2
Exhibit E - Final EIR
              Appendix
Exhibit F - ARP Minutes
Exhibit G - Proposed Land Use Map
Exhibit H - Proposed Zoning Map
Exhibit I - Story Pole Plan and Photos
Exhibit J - Geotechnical Feasibility Approval
Exhibit K - Market study and memorandums from the Natelson Dale Group
Exhibit L - March 8, 2016 ATE Memorandum- Supplemental Traffic Analysis

Public Correspondence

 

Planning Commission Meeting - 01/21/16

3. File No. 140000011. A request to install story poles, per the attached story pole plan, for the proposed development of a 77-acre vacant site located at 4790 Las Virgenes Road at the eastern terminus of Agoura Road (APNs: 2069078009 and 2069078011). The proposed project includes: (1) a residential component consisting of 67 single-family detached homes and four affordable units located within two duplexes; and (2) a commercial component consisting of a four-story hotel. Approximately 80% of the site would be preserved as permanent open space. The project site is currently zoned PD – RMF (20) – OSDR.

Submitted by: The New Home Company
Planner: Talyn Mirzakhanian
(818) 224-1712
tmirzakhanian@cityofcalabasas.com

Item 3 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Story Pole Plans
Exhibit B - City of Calabasas Story Pole Procedures
Exhibit C - City GIS Plot of Scenic Corridor

Correspondence Received

Staff PowerPoint Presentation

January 2015
The applicant submitted updated plans on January 20, 2015. The project description remains unchanged from the November 2014 submittal. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) was issued on January 28, 2015 for the revised project. The Scoping Meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Founders Hall. Additionally, the project is scheduled to be reviewed by the City’s Architectural Review Panel (ARP) on February 6, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

November 2014
The New Home Company submitted revised plans on November 19, 2014. The proposed project includes: (1) a residential component occupying approximately 13.03 acres (or 16.9%) of the site, consisting of 67 single-family detached homes and four affordable units located within two duplexes; and (2) a commercial component occupying approximately 2.91 acres (or 3.8%) of the site, consisting of a four-story hotel. Approximately 80% of the site would be preserved as permanent open space. Development of this project would require a significant amount of remedial grading in order to reshape and slope the land to stabilize an ancient landslide hazard area on the southern portion of the site. Requested permits include: Site Plan Review, Development Plan Review, General Plan Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, Zone Change, Oak Tree Permit, Conditional Use Permit, and Scenic Corridor Permit. The proposed project will be reviewed by the Development Review Committee on December 16, 2014. 

July 2014
The New Home Company submitted revised plans on July 10, 2014.  The proposed project’s description is unchanged and consistent with the April 2014 submittal. Originally planned for August 19, 2014, the applicant has asked the City to postpone the Development Review Committee meeting to a date uncertain. The new date will be posted on this page once the meeting has been scheduled.

April 2014
The New Home Company submitted revised plans on April 7, 2014.  The proposed project includes: (1) a residential component occupying approximately 16.79 acres (or 21.4%) of the site, consisting of 138 single-family detached homes and eight affordable condominiums, each linked via pathways to a resident-exclusive clubhouse and amenities; and (2) a commercial component occupying approximately 3 acres (or 3.6%) of the site, consisting of a four-story hotel.  Fifty-seven acres (or 75%) of the site would be preserved as open space and will include new trails.  Development of this project would require a significant amount of remedial grading in order to reshape and slope the land to stabilize an ancient landslide hazard area on the southern portion of the site. Requested permits include: Site Plan Review, Development Plan Review, General Plan Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, Zone Change, Oak Tree Permit, Conditional Use Permit, and Scenic Corridor Permit.  The project will be reviewed by the Development Review Committee on May 6, 2014.

January 2014
The New Home Company submitted an official application on January 7, 2014, for a new project at 4790 Las Virgenes Road.  The proposed project consists of: (1) a residential component occupying approximately 18 acres (or 23%) of the site, consisting of 141 single-family detached homes and eight affordable condominiums, each linked via pathways to a resident-exclusive clubhouse and amenities; and (2) a commercial component occupying approximately 3 acres (or 4%) of the site, consisting of a four-story hotel.  Fifty-six acres (or 75%) of the site would be preserved as open space and will include new trails. Development of this project would require a significant amount of remedial grading in order to reshape and slope the land to stabilize an ancient landslide hazard area on the southern portion of the site.  Requested permits include: Site Plan Review, Development Plan, General Plan Amendment, Tentative Tract Map, Zone Change, Variance, Oak Tree Permit, Conditional Use Permit, and Scenic Corridor Permit.

The project was reviewed by the City's Development Review Committee (DRC) on February 4, 2014 and by the Architectural Review Panel (ARP) on March 7, 2014.

The developer initiated a website specific to this project and their public outreach efforts: www.canyonoakscalabasas.com.

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