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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

OSA-380

Development or redevelopment plans for projects in or near City entrances shall include extensive landscaping and structures or signs that are inviting. These developments shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for design review approval.

Potentially Consistent. A high-level of architectural review has occurred throughout preparation of the Town Center Specific Plan. Impacts related to visual character are discussed in Section 4.1, Aesthetics.

OSP-381

The city shall discourage scattered development or urban sprawl that may be detrimental to the City’s visual beauty and increase significantly the cost of providing City services.

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.

OSP-382

Encourage infilling on vacant land within existing developed areas; infilling development shall be compatible with surrounding existing development. Where fulfilling is not feasible, new development should occur adjacent to existing urban areas where services are available or can be easily extended.

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.

OSP-383

The city shall encourage clustering of development projects in order to minimize disturbance of natural features and resources and maximize preservation of open space.

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.

OSP-385

The city shall protect the visual resources of Scotts Valley by requiring that new development be integrated into the natural setting.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to visual resources are discussed in Section 4.1, Aesthetics.

OSG-393

To protect the planning area’s significant archaeological resources for their scientific, educational and cultural values and for local heritage.

Potentially Inconsistent. Impacts related to cultural and historic resources are discussed in Section 4.4, Cultural Resources. In the absence of additional historical surveys, potential impacts to historical resources are considered potentially significant and unavoidable, however additional analysis may determine that impacts are less than significant.

OSG-410

To minimize health and safety hazards within the planning area.

Potentially Consistent. Hazardous materials and geologic hazards are discussed in Sections 4.6 and 4.5, respectively.

PRG-602

To provide adequate park and recreation facilities to serve the recreational needs of the city.

Potentially Consistent. As discussed in Section 4.10, Recreation, adequate parkland would be available to meet the needs of existing and future residents.

PRP-604

The City shall plan and maintain a park system that serves the residential, industrial, and commercial segments of the community.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan proposes a “town green” which, in addition to the adjacent Sky Park facilities, would be available to future residents and commercial patrons.

PRP-620

Park and recreation areas shall be planned, developed, and used in a manner that is compatible with adjacent land uses.

Potentially Consistent. The Town Center Specific Plan proposes a “town green” which, in addition to the adjacent Sky Park facilities, would be available to future residents and commercial patrons.

PRA-621

Locate and design park and recreation areas to provide for ease of access by pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians.

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

PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES

PUBLIC SERVICES AND FACILITIES

4.8-8

Potentially Consistent. With payment of development fees, the Town Center Specific Plan would adhere to this policy.

City of Scotts Valley

PSG-522

To support the provision of police and fire services at levels adequate for the protection of life and property.

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