Agenda Item

AGENDA STAFF REPORT

 

ASR Control 23-000081

 

MEETING DATE:

04/11/23

legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

5

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

OC Public Works (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Amanda Carr (714) 955-0601

 

 

Hadi Tabatabaee (714) 667-8843

 

 

Subject: Approve Completion of Improvements and Release of Security for Tract Map 17572

 

ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board

Concur

Approved Resolution to Form

Consent Calendar

 

 

3 Votes Board Majority

 

 

 

Budgeted: N/A

Current Year Cost: N/A

Annual Cost: N/A

 

 

 

Staffing Impact:

No

# of Positions:

Sole Source: N/A

Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

Funding Source: N/A

County Audit in last 3 years: No

Levine Act Review Completed: Yes

 

Prior Board Action: 7/14/2015 #16, 11/8/2004 #1

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

 

 

1.

Certify completion of streets, street lights, sewer, water, recycled water, storm drain and monumentation for Final Tract Map 17572.

 

2.

Accept, by Resolution, easements for public street purposes of Ligado Street, Cadencia Street and Formero Street, as dedicated pursuant to Final Tract Map 17572, and direct the Clerk of the Board to cause a certified copy of the Resolution to be recorded without acknowledgement or further proof with the OC Clerk-Recorder.

 

3.

Adopt the Resolution, pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code Section 941, finding that Ligado Street, Cadencia Street and Formero Street are necessary to public convenience and accept the public road improvements into the County Road System.

 

4.

Authorize the release of bond securities furnished by TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. for streets, street lights, sewer, water, recycled water, storm drain and monumentation for Final Tract Map 17572.

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

Certification of completion of streets, street lights, sewer, water, recycled water, storm drain and monumentation for Final Tract Map 17572 will confirm that improvements have been completed in conformance with County of Orange approved plans and specifications and will allow for the release of performance securities pursuant to Government Code Section 66499.7.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

Final Tract Map (FTM) 17572 is located in southeastern Orange County in the vicinity east of Antonio Parkway and immediately north of Cow Camp Road within the Ranch Plan Planned Community (RPPC).

 

On November 8, 2004, the Board of Supervisors (Board) approved the entire 22,815-acre RPPC. Following litigation files over that approval, subsequent settlement agreements regarding: 1) regional transportation impacts associated with implementation of the RPPC and 2) the appropriate/desired scope of biological resource protection to be implemented within the boundaries of the RPPC were finalized in August 2005. The Master Area Plan for Planning Area 2 (PA2), including Subarea 2.3, was approved by the Planning Commission (PC) on March 27, 2013, followed by Subdivision Committee (Committee) approval of the corresponding A Vesting Tract Map 17561. On July 14, 2015, the Board approved FTM 17572.

 

FTM 17572, approved by the Committee on July 16, 2014, is a further subdivision of, and is in substantial compliance with FTM 17561, the final development plan for Subarea 2.1, and provides for the development of 66 numbered lots for residential developments and nine lettered lots for pocket parks and landscaped open spaces and slopes.

 

On July 14, 2015, the Board approved FTM 17572 and Subdivision Improvement Agreement S-1502-186 (Agreement) with TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. (Subdivider), which required certain improvements to be made with respect to the subdivision. Security in the form of bonds was provided by the Subdivider to guarantee the completion of the required streets, storm drains, sewer, water and monumentation.

 

The monumentation required for FTM 17572 has been certified as complete and the certifier has acknowledged payment for monumentation work. The streets, street lights, sewer, water, recycled water, storm drain and monumentation have been completed. The improvements are constructed in accordance with County of Orange (County) and Santa Margarita Water District approved plans.

 

The public improvements required under the Agreement can now be certified for completion and accepted pursuant to Government Code Section 66499.7 of the Subdivision Map Act and the securities guaranteeing performance may now be released. The County is authorized, pursuant to Streets and Highways Code Section 941, to accept streets into the County Highway System when those streets serve the public convenience. Subdivider has completed the construction of Ligado Street, Cadencia Street and Formero Street, all of which connect to other portions of the County Highway System and will serve the public convenience by connecting the RPPC to the County Highway System and it is appropriate to accept these streets as serving the public convenience.

 

Compliance with CEQA: The proposed action is a necessarily included element of the projects considered in Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) No. 589 (Ranch Plan General Plan Amendment/Zone Change/Development Agreement), which was certified by the Board on November 8, 2004; as well as the following addenda: Addendum 1.0, to FEIR No. 589 approved on July 26, 2006, by the PC (PA060023); Addendum 1.1 to FEIR No. 589, approved on February 24, 2011, by the Interim Director of OC Public Works (PA110003 through PA110006); and the PA2 Addendum to FEIR No. 589, approved on March 27, 2013, by the PC (PA130001 through PA130004 and PA130006). These documents adequately addressed the effects of the proposed project. No subsequent changes have been made in the project; no substantial changes in the circumstances under which the project is being undertaken; and no new information of substantial importance to the project, which was not known or could not have been known when FEIR No. 589, Addendum 1.0, Addendum 1.1 and the PA2 Addendum were certified and approved have become known; therefore, no further environmental review is required.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

STAFFING IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

ATTACHMENT(S):

 

Attachment A - Subdivision Improvement Agreement No. S-1502-186
Attachment B - Resolution
Attachment C - Project Location Map
Attachment D - Field Record and Completion Sheet
Attachment E - Government Code Section 66499.7
Attachment F - Public Streets and Highways Code Section 941