Laguna Seca

The project includes the construction of 104 residential condominium units in the Laguna Seca Office Park, the removal of 191 protected oak trees, and the widening of York Road.

LandWatch Position: Comments Submitted
Project Status: Partially Approved

Quick Facts

  • The project applicant is the McIntosh Villas, LLC.
  • The project would construct of 104 residential condominium units in the Laguna Seca Office Park, removes 191 protected oak trees, and widens of York Road.
  • The County of Monterey is the lead agency.
  • This project is governed by the County of Monterey’s General Plan.

Project Status

  • An Office Building was approved by the Board of Supervisors in August 2012.
  • The Mitigated Negative Declaration was circulated December 2008 – January 2009.

Project Location Map

This map shows the proposed Laguna
Seca Office Park project.

Full Size Map (938K PDF)
Credit: Laguna Seca Office Park, Initial Study (March 2012)

Resources at Risk

  • Changed Use from Previous Environmental Review
    The certified EIR for the Laguna Seca Office Park which was approved in 1983 was based on a total build out of 260,000 square feet of commercial use. The proposed project would exceed the 260,000 previously approved by about 45,552 square feet or almost 18% and change the use from office park to mixed use.
  • Impacts to Biological Resources
    The project would remove 216 trees, including 25 defined as landmark, and 191 protected oak trees. The proposed Forest Management Plan would replace only 133. Regrowth of these trees would take years.
  • Inadequate Review of Air Quality Impacts
    The consistency analysis for air quality was prepared using out dated population forecasts. The Air Quality Management Plan was updated in July 2008 to include AMBAG’s 2008 population forecasts which are considerably lower than the 2004 population forecasts. The air quality cumulative assessment should be updated using current population forecasts.

LandWatch Involvement

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

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