This is the third time in 18 years that a project has been proposed for the Sully Miller site. Both Fieldstone (1999) and Rio Santiago (2009) were defeated for good reasons.
Representatives from OPA and surrounding communities have provided input on what would be acceptable based on constraints of the site, past proposals, planning law and historic designations via a city appointed Liaison Committee. This committee has two representatives from Orange Park Acres, Mabury Ranch and The Reserve.
Map E would allow for 25 acres of residential
Map E is a plan that OPA could support depending on how many units are proposed. We respect the developer's property rights to develop but also expect our OPA Specific Plan and other historic planning documents for this site to be honored.
Map F - Existing General Plan. 12-15 acres zoned Residential North of the Creek
Past proposals have allowed for 18 to 25 houses on
the acreage north of the creek that is currently zoned residential (Map F). There's value in keeping a continguous greenway as it would be cost effective for the developer. Siting development closer to the highway and away from the flood zone also is a cost saver.
Map E is a good start.
The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a draft Environmental Impact Report can be found
NOP COMMENT PERIOD: March 3 - April 3, 2017
The City of Orange is commencing with preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Trails at Santiago Creek project. In conformance with the requirements of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) t
he City wants to know your views and your specific concerns related to the potential environmental effects of the project.
Information gathered during the NOP comment period will be used to shape and focus future analyses of environmental impacts in the Draft EIR. Please send comment letters to s
Robert Garcia, Senior Planner,
Planning Division, Community Development Department,
City of Orange,
300 East Chapman Avenue,
Orange, CA. 92866
Phone (714) 744-7231, FAX (714) 744-7222,