NEW UPDATES: The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is available:
On January 14, 2021, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Somis Ranch Farmworker Housing project to the Board of Supervisors. The video of the Planning Commission hearing, and staff's report to the Commission, can be accessed at the Planning Division's websit: https://vcrma.org/planning-commission.
Board of Supervisors Hearing – February 2, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
This project will be on the Board of Supervisors Agenda for Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (tentatively scheduled for 1:30 pm). The Board Letter will be available a few days before the hearing on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda.
For the Zoom and call-in public comment options for participating in the Board Hearing, including registration, please go to www.ventura.org/boscomment. The registration deadline is February 1, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. An email with the Zoom meeting link and password will be sent to each registratnt by 6:00 p.m. on February 1, 2021.
Case Number PL19-0046
Somis Ranch Partners, LLC, Applicant
The project applicant requests (1) a Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) to authorize the four-lot subdivision of an existing legal lot; (2) a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to authorize the construction of a community waste water treatment facility (CWWTF); and (3) a Planned Development (PD) Permit to authorize the construction of a 360-unit farmworker housing complex. The proposed farmworker housing complex is intended to be 100 percent affordable to farmworkers who qualify as lower income, which is classified as individuals and families who make 80 percent or below of the area median income.
The approximately 36.4-acre project site is located at 2789 Somis Road on Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 156-018-048. The project site is situated just north of the intersection of Somis Road (State Route 34)/Las Posas Road, immediately north of and adjacent to the City of Camarillo.
The project was submitted to the County on May 17, 2019. To comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, the Planning Division determined that an Environmental Impact Report was required. The DEIR includes analysis of potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project and covers the full range of environmental topics contemplated under CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines.
General Project Processing Timeline:
- Planning Commission hearing on 1/14/21 available at this link
- Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) at this link.
- Project Plans and Elevations available at this link.
- Notice of Preparation of DEIR available at this link.
- Video of Scoping Meeting held on April 22, 2020 available at this link.
- The City of Camarillo also has a webpage at this link