Miramonte Specific Plan Annexation

The proposed annexation of the Miramonte Specific Plan area is under consideration by County for incorporation in to the City of Soledad.

LandWatch Position: Comments Submitted
Project Status: Comments in Review

Project Location Map

The Miramonte Annexation is north and east of the 101 Freeway.

The proposed Miramonte Annexation shown in red on an aerial image.

View the Miramonte Annexation Plan Map. (291K PDF)

LandWatch Involvement

  • Letter: LandWatch Responds to Owner’s Comments (63K PDF)
    LandWatch responded to the project applicant’s letter, sent via its attorney, focusing on the truths about affordable housing, inappropriate zoning, phased planning, poor integration of affordable units, and the Specific Plan’s inconsistency with the General Plan. LandWatch urges LAFCO to support staff’s position and request the applicant fix the project to align with the General Plan. (12.05.22)
  • Letter: LandWatch Provides Comments on Annexation
    LandWatch supports annexation as required for the provision of timely, integrated affordable housing. However, LAFCO should not approve the annexation of the Miramonte Specific Plan area as currently proposed. Its failure to provide sufficient, integrated, and concurrent affordable housing is inconsistent with the Soledad General Plan, its Housing Element, and state law. (08.18.22)
  • Letter: LandWatch Comments on Miramonte Specific Plan Annexation (341K PDF)
    LandWatch comments on the third submittal to LAFCO related to the annexation of the Miramonte Specific Plan Area, specifically that many Soledad residents cannot afford the single family houses proposed in the Specific Plan. Instead, LandWatch aims to integrate housing with a significant affordability component. (07.27.22)
  • Letter: LandWatch Urges County to Delay Miramonte Reconsideration
    LandWatch respectfully asks that you defer consideration of Agenda item 34 (Approve Property Tax Transfer for the proposed “Miramonte Reorganization”) because the staff reports doesn’t not make clear how the property transfer tax will impact Monterey County residents. (01.24.22)
  • Letter: LandWatch Submits Comments on Miramonte Specific Plan Annexation (77K PDF)
    LandWatch had submitted a Public Records Act Request following its review of the March 31, 2020 email to Soledad from Darren McBain of LAFCO regarding the completion and evaluation of the annexation application. LandWatch urges the City to respond carefully and completely in completing the application because of the significant issues it raises. We also request additional records. (10.14.20)

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