UPDATED–Get Centennial Project EIR and comments online– NEW INFO AVAILABLE

  • The land use plan for Tejon Ranch's Centennial project would build 19,333 homes, 5 homes per acre (in yellow area), with a limited number northeast of Quail lake at 1 home per acre. Light industrial zoning (light blue) and commercial development would be adjacent to Highway 138 southeast of Gorman. 50-70,000 new residents could come to this area under this plan. Public comments are due by May 23, 2018. Double click on image to enlarge.

    The land use plan for Tejon Ranch's Centennial project would build 19,333 homes, 5 homes per acre (in yellow area), with a limited number northeast of Quail lake at 1 home per acre. Light industrial zoning (light blue) and commercial development would be adjacent to Highway 138 southeast of Gorman. 50-70,000 new residents could come to this area under this plan. Public comments are due by May 23, 2018. Double click on image to enlarge.

UPDATED-Lebec, CA (May 16, 2018 at 7 a.m.)—A Tejon Ranch Company project which would have a profound impact on wildlife, habitat and all the population of this region, if it is built, goes before regional planning commissioners on June 6 for consideration of the Centennial Specific Plan. Information previously unavailable to the public about the Centennial project has now been posted by Los Angeles County at the urging of The Mountain Enterprise. The final date for the public to comment about the impacts of this project (to be included for consideration by the L.A. County Regional Planning Commission) is May 23, 2018 (to JSackett@Planning.LACounty.gov). The Regional Planning Commission hearing has been continued to June 6. See the address below, along with a satellite location in Lancaster. The public is welcome to comment to the commissioners from both locations.

§  Comment Letters Received 2018 (PDF)
§  Form protest e-mails Apr 2018 (PDF)
§  Form protest e-mails Jul-Aug 2017 (PDF)
§  Other e-mail comments received Mar-Apr 2018 (PDF)
§  Revised Hearing Notice (PDF)

The June 6 public hearing before the Regional Planning Commission will be held in downtown L.A. (at the Hall of Records, 320 Temple St., Los Angeles 90012) with a satellite location in Lancaster from which the public will also be able to comment to the commission (Lancaster City Hall Council Chambers, 44933 N. Fern Avenue).

The Final Environmental Impact Report for the Tejon Ranch Centennial Project will be posted online by L.A. County by May 24.

See the Tejon Ranch Centennial project Draft Environmental Impact Report online here and see the proposed Centennial Specific Plan to be considered by the Regional Planning Commission at the Frazier Park Library. Ask for the disks at the desk.

See a synopsis of comments by the public published by The Mountain Enterprise here:
April 13, 2018
April 20, 2018
April 27, 2018
May 11, 2018
March 16, 2018 What’s your best guess for Tejon Ranch’s Centennial?—Part Two
March 9, 2018, What’s your best guess for Tejon Ranch’s Centennial?—Part One
July 7, 2017 Water, Traffic, Valley Fever, Wildlife raised at thinly attended centennial hearing
September 2, 2016 Highway 138 Plan Projects 101% Growth—Mainly in Western Antelope Valley

Lebec, CA (May 4, 2018 at 3 p.m.) In March The Mountain Enterprise learned that public documents have not been fully available to the public as required regarding the Tejon Ranch Centennial development plan in Los Angeles County.

On May 3 this letter was received from Mitch Glaser, from the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning. He is responding to The Mountain Enterprise inquiries regarding access to public comments submitted about Tejon Ranch Company’s proposed Centennial ‘planned community’ project which is nearing its Final EIR certification by L.A. County. A land use hearing on the specific plan for Centennial is to be held on June 6.
On May 3, 2018 Glaser wrote:
I’m following up regarding the letters and emails.
Direct links provided below:
Case Downloads
·         June 6, 2018 Regional Planning Commission Public Hearing
§  Comment Letters Received 2018 (PDF)
§  Form protest e-mails Apr 2018 (PDF)
§  Form protest e-mails Jul-Aug 2017 (PDF)
§  Other e-mail comments received Mar-Apr 2018 (PDF)
§  Revised Hearing Notice (PDF)
However, there was a miscommunication on our end, so letters received between June 2017 and March 6, 2018 were not posted online. You already have these because Jodie Sackett emailed them to you on March 6.  We will post these online next week and I will let you know when they are available.
The main website for the department is  here
Thanks,
Mitch Glaser
2) LETTER FROM L.A. COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING ABOUT FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
From: Mitch Glaser
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 3:19 PM
To: Patric Hedlund  <editorATmountainenterprise.com>

Subject: RE: Question about Tejon Ranch Centennial FEIR and the comment period for the upcoming Commission hearing

Good Afternoon Patric:

The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has not yet been released.

Section 15088 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines states that the FEIR must be released at least 10 days prior to the lead’s agency certification of the FEIR.

The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) hearing has been continued to June 6.  Since the RPC could potentially certify the FEIR on that date, the FEIR must be released at least 10 days prior.

We intend to provide a hearing package to the RPC on May 24.  The hearing package will include the FEIR and all comment letters received up until that date.  The hearing package will be posted on our website and delivered to the Frazier Park Library.  This will ensure that we comply with the CEQA Guidelines and the public hearing procedures prescribed by the County Zoning Code.  We believe compliance with these regulations will ensure due process.

Comment letters regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) received up until June 2017 are posted on our website.  On March 6, Mr. Sackett sent you comment letters regarding the DEIR that we received between June 2017 and March 6.  As previously mentioned, all comment letters regarding the DEIR, as well as other letters and emails regarding the project itself, will be included in the RPC hearing package.  However, in an effort to ensure transparency, we will make sure that all letters and emails received as of today, May 1, are posted online by close of business on May 3.  I will send you a link when they are posted.

Public participation has been, and will continue to be, essential to this process.  We thank the Mountain Enterprise for your ongoing efforts to share information with the community and encourage participation.

If anything changes on our end with regard to the information in this email, I will let you know.  Please let me know if you have additional questions at this time.

Thanks,
Mitch

See the Tejon Ranch Centennial project Environmental Impact Report and public comments online here and at the Frazier Park Library.

UPDATE (April 19, 2018)—Another Change! County Planning Commission Land Use Hearing is expected to be changed to June 6 and comments due May 23.

THE COMMISSION MEETING ON JUNE 6 will be at County Hall of Records (320 W. Temple St., L.A. 90012).

Tejon Ranch Company is on the fast-track now to bring 50,000 to 70,000 new neighbors to the Mountain Communities. Their Centennial project at Highway 138 and Interstate-5 in Gorman seeks to build 19,333 new homes and up to 10 million square feet of commercial and industrial development into the windy grasslands of the Western Antelope Valley near Neenach. See comments from the TriCounty Watchdogs here.

Get the Draft Environmental Impact Report here .

Make public comments at the hearing and send them in by May 23 to jsackett@planning.lacounty.gov.

This is part of the May 25, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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