Reduced Impact Alternative 5A/B is considered the environmentally-superior alternative in the recirculated DEIR. This alternative increases the amount of open space from 70% to 80%, reduces the number of housing units being proposed from 212 to 185, and reduces the size of the wine-related/visitor-serving facility at River Road from 110,000 to 28,500 square feet.
Reduced Impact Alternative 5A/B incorporates widening a segment of Hwy 68 and includes a new signalized intersection on Hwy 68 to assist traffic in and out of Toro Park Estates and help reduce traffic cutting through those neighborhoods. 5A/B also eliminates an access road across a portion of Toro Regional Park and eliminates a frontage road on the Ferrini property paralleling Highway 68.
Following submission of a proposed plan for development of the Ferrini Ranch property, the County prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2012 (as is required by law) to review potential environmental impacts of the proposed land uses. Reduced Impact Alternatives have been created as part of the environmental review process. A Recirculated DEIR is now out for public review and comment until August 18, 2014.
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