Mini Storage Facility

A mini-storage facility is being proposed in Carmel Valley without the necessary environmental review required by CEQA. The proposal is inconsistent with the Carmel Valley Master Plan which requires a “limit on development” in the area based on the fact that the Hatton Canyon Bypass has not been constructed.

LandWatch Position: Reviewed, No Position Taken
Project Status: Approved

Quick Facts

  • Monterey County is the lead agency.
  • The project applicant is Mid Valley Associates.
  • The project would create 83 self storage spaces in the Mid-Valley Shopping Center.
  • The project is governed by the policies of the 1982 Monterey County General Plan and the Carmel Valley Master Plan.

Project Status

  • The project was approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Project Location Map

This map shows the proposed
layout of the Mini-Storage Facility.

Full size map (37K PDF)
Credit: County of Monterey, Findings & Decisions Report (April 2001)

Resources at Risk

  • Lack of Adequate Environmental Review
    Compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will require the preparation of a full or focused EIR.
  • Inconsistent with Carmel Valley Master Plan
    The Carmel Valley Master Plan contains a policy [Policy 39.1.6. (CV)] which requires the Board of Supervisors to “limit development” in the Carmel Valley, based on the fact that the Hatton Canyon Bypass has not been constructed. To date, the Board has not complied with this Master Plan policy, and has not taken any action to limit development.

LandWatch Involvement

LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.

  • Letter: Comments on the Mini Storage Facility (91K PDF)
    The project lacks consistency with the General Plan and Carmel Valley Master Plan. LandWatch concurs with the Planning Commission’s decision to deny the project. (08.10.99)

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