Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, the City of Brea has released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Brea 265 Specific Plan. The proposed Specific Plan consists of a master planned residential community of low, medium, and high-density residential neighborhoods, parks, recreational amenities, and open space linked together by an extensive trail network that connects to the Tracks at Brea and other regional systems. At build-out, the project would include 301 low-density units, 273 medium-density, and 526 high-density units, totaling 1,100 units with an overall average density of approximately four dwelling units per acre and would provide 18.1 acres of parks/recreation uses and 55.7 acres of open space. The project site, owned by Aera Energy, is located on 260 acres of vacant land currently under oil production, with the exception of the southerly portion which presently is under agricultural production. The proposed site is generally west and northwest of North Rose Drive/ East Birch Street, north of Blake Road, and north and south of East Lambert Road/Carbon Canyon Road. The proposed project borders the City of Yorba at the northwesterly corner of the City, just west of the Vista Del Verde master planned residential community.
The NOP is the first step in the CEQA/land use approval process for a proposed development project. The purpose of the NOP is to solicit early input from the community on the scope and content of environmental review for the project. Members of the public may view the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Brea 265 Specific Plan and Notice of Scoping Meeting (PDF) on the City of Brea’s website
The 30-day NOP review period in which written comments on the NOP may be submitted to the City of Brea ends on January 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Comments should be directed to Maribeth Tinio, Senior Planner, by sending her an email, or commenting in writing to the City of Brea at:
City of Brea – Planning Division, Level 3
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea CA 92821.
The City of Yorba Linda will be reviewing the NOP and providing comments to the City of Brea and will continue to update the website. For more information, please contact the Planning Division at 714-961-7130.