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Scotts Valley Town Center Specific Plan EIR Section 4.8 Land Use

Table 4.8-1. Policy Consistency

Applicable Policy

Consistency Discussion

LP-38

Land uses located adjacent to commercial uses should be protected from excessive noise, unsightliness, offending odors and other nuisances.

Potentially Consistent. Issues related to noise, aesthetics, and air quality are discussed in Sections 4.9, 4.1 and 4.2, respectively.

LA-43

Lighting of commercial areas shall be carefully controlled to the extent necessary for security, safety and identification without interfering with adjoining land uses. Lighting shall be directed away from public rights-of-way and adjacent residential land uses. Include these requirements in the Design Review Guidelines.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to light and glare impacts are discussed in Section 4.1, Aesthetics.

LP-45

Commercial land uses should be concentrated along the urban core of the City.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan site consists of vacant and developed parcels, in the City’s commercial core, along Mt. Hermon Road.

LO-67

Provide coordinated, ongoing planning for public and quasi-public service facilities.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan allows for public facilities, including civic uses combined with mixed-use commercial and residential development surrounding a town-green.

LP-68

The City shall designate areas for new public and quasi-public facilities and accessory facilities commensurate with the identified need. These facilities shall be conveniently located in or near the areas where they are intended to serve.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan allows for public facilities, including a library and or civic uses combined with mixed-use commercial and residential development surrounding a town- green.

LO-71

Ensure the comprehensive and long-range preservation and conservation of open space land.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan is an infill site consisting of vacant and developed parcels, in the City’s commercial core, thereby preventing urban sprawl onto open space.

LP-72

Preserve open space areas for protection of public health and safety, provision of recreational opportunities, and protection of natural resources.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan is located adjacent to existing recreational facilities at Skypark Park, and the proposed “town green” provides additional public open space.

LA-74

The City shall encourage clustering of structures to maximize the usable or preserved open space in or adjacent to development.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan is located adjacent to existing recreational facilities at Skypark Park, and the proposed “town green” provides additional public open space.

NOISE NG-422

To provide an environment free from annoying and/or harmful noise.

Potentially Consistent. Noise impacts are discussed in Section 4.9, Noise.

NO-423

Reduce the noise impact from traffic on major streets and highways.

Potentially Consistent. Noise impacts are discussed in Section 4.9, Noise.

NA-425

The City shall promote mass transit systems and car pooling, bicycling, and walking through adoption of a trip reduction ordinance.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan would adhere to this policy.

NA-433

The City should develop rules regulating diesel truck-trailer transports on Scotts Valley Drive and Mt. Hermon Road during late evening, early morning, and nighttime hours or on Sundays.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan would adhere to this policy.

NA-434

The city should develop rules regulating all truck or trailer delivery times in all zone districts and to all construction sites during late evening, early morning, and night time hours of on Sundays and holidays.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan would adhere to this policy.

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