Chadwick Ranch Estates EIR
The project site comprises approximately 111 acres, located in the northeast quadrant of the City of Bradbury abutting the western corporate boundary of the City of Duarte. The project site exhibits highly varied topography with steep slopes, is heavily vegetated, and is currently devoid of development. The project site is located between the Bradbury and Spinks Debris Basins, flood control facilities owned and operated by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.
Development of Chadwick Ranch Estates is proposed to occur pursuant to a Specific Plan and Tentative Tract Map and will also require an amendment to the Bradbury General and a change of zone. If implemented as proposed, Chadwick Ranch Estates will comprise fourteen (14) parcels developed with residential estates and thirteen (13) parcels committed to non-residential uses including a backbone circulation system, requisite infrastructure, as well as a water tank, a booster station, debris and water quality basins, and open space. The relatively secluded residential enclave will be accessed via a roadway from the intersection of Long Canyon Road and Bliss Canyon Road to the site of the proposed project. Easements for a portion of the access roadway will be required from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD). The proposed project has been designed in such a manner that more than half of the land area will remain undisturbed. It is Applicant’s intent to ultimately dedicate this area to a conservancy to be named.
UltraSystems’ role on this proposed project is essentially to serve as an extension of the Lead Agency, the City of Bradbury, tasked to ensure that the City meets its environmental review obligations for the proposed project pursuant to CEQA. As such, our firm is responsible for preparing, processing, noticing, distributing and representing all CEQA compliance documents and notices (i.e., NOP, NOC, and NOD) associated with the proposed project. UltraSystems is also has been tasked to conduct scoping, prepare Findings, a Statement of Overriding Considerations (if warranted), and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, as well as compiling the Administrative Record for the proposed project. Our involvement with this project hasn’t resulted in problematic circumstances which couldn’t be resolved via maintaining good communications with the Client and in turn between the City and Project Applicant.